It was a highly successful and international day for Inns Of Court on Saturday as our exciting first-crop sire was represented by winners in Ireland, China and Poland.
The progressive Lia Fail made it three for the season at Navan when fending off Megarry - also by Inns Of Court - to land the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Race. Bred by Kelly Equine Services out of Balqaa, the tough filly has now won three of her last four starts for owner-trainer Michael Mulvany for earnings of just over £30,000.
At Warsaw in Poland, meanwhile, the Tally-Ho bred Zen Spirit was the highly impressive winner of the Nagroda Goffs Dakoty. Out of the Pivotal mare Zain Time, the two-time winning colt was purchased off us by Bobby O'Ryan and Kishore Mirpuri at last year's Goffs Sportsman's Sale.
Inns Of Court was also represented by a very impressive winner in China courtesy of Leading The Fashion, bred by Liam Wright out of Bloomsday Babe.
Their wins came hot on the heels of that of another daughter, Buttercross Flyer, in a competitive nursery at Newcastle on Thursday. Trained by Craig Lidster on behalf of Nick Bradley Racing and Alfa Site Services, the filly was bred by Limetree Stud out of Bonne.