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'Queen' Zarinsk impressive in Brownstown victory

Tough Kodiac filly Zarinsk added further to her accomplished record on Wednesday with an impressive success in the Group 3 Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse.


Up against the older generation for the first time in her career, Juddmonte homebred Zarinsk broke smartly and having made all, was never under serious pressure from Colin Keane to win by two-and-a-half lengths from Cigamia and American Sonja.


“She’s a queen and seven furlongs around a bend is made for her," said trainer Ger Lyons. "She’s honest and is holding the yard together this year.


“She holds an entry in the Matron and it’s all about black-type for Juddmonte. I’m delighted for them and their support. She’s not really ground dependant but doesn’t want extremes. She doesn’t want heavy and she doesn’t want firm.


“She’s very straight forward as you could see there. If you wanted to make a race for her that was it.”


Zarinsk enjoyed the highlight of her juvenile campaign at last year’s Irish Champions Weekend when the easy winner of the Listed Ingabelle Stakes and returned this season to take the Group 3 Cornelscourt Stakes at Leopardstown. Now the winner of four races, she is out of the Listed-winning Arch mare Pavlosk, a member of Juddmonte’s excellent Zaizafon family also responsible for Zafonic and Zamindar.


She continues an outstanding run for Kodiac that also features Sunday's Group 1 Prix Jean Prat winner Good Guess and the wide-margin Listed Empress Stakes heroine Star Of Mystery.


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