Leopardstown winner continues big week for Kessaar
Kessaar's impressive run continued on Thursday evening as Hasten Slowly broke her maiden at Leopardstown.
Her win followed off the back of an impressive debut victory by Disdainful at Ffos Las and a wide-margin victory for Molly Weasley at Clairefontaine. Tostado and Evening's Empire are other recent impressive winners for the sire, whose winning daughter Ipanema Princess also ran a great race to finish third in the Group 3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville.
Other impressive first-crop winners for Kessaar include Tajalla, who made an excellent winning debut at Newmarket's Craven meeting, Bolt Action, a debut winner at Leicester prior to a creditable run at Royal Ascot, and Forca Timao, who lived up to expectations with a good win in a smart-looking maiden at Doncaster.
Bred by Wardstown Stud, Hasten Slowly came out on top in the 14-runner maiden for Noel Meade, winning by a neck under Colin Keane from Semblance Of Order.
"We think Hasten Slowly is quite nice," said Meade. "Colin (Keane) said she's still very laid-back, he always thought he had the runner-up covered but then she dawdled about a little late on. She's a nice, strong filly and loves fast ground."
Hasten Slowly is a half-sister to a winner and only the second foal out of Hope Against Hope, a winning daughter of Dark Angel.