MAIDEN WINNERS: LIMERICK 17TH JUNE
19 June 2017
BAND OF OUTLAWS (IRE) has proven himself
to be a progressive sort, having finished 5th first time out behind
Whitefountainfairy (IRE) at Fairyhouse, then 2nd behind Painting
Pictures (IRE) at Roscommon (an incredible effort, given that his jockey had to
ride without irons for most of the race), before winning this EBF 2yo Median
Auction Maiden (7f), with something to spare.
Trained by Joseph O’Brien, he is by Fast Company (IRE), and is a
half-brother to three winners out of Band Of Colour (IRE). She in turn is the daughter of Group 3 Prix d’Arenberg
winner Regal Scintilla. Bred by James
Browne’s Kilnamoragh Stud, he was sold by his breeder to Sarah O’Brien for
€11,000 at last year’s Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. Following this win, he has been added to the
Goffs London Sale, and is being sold with an entry in the Group 2 Railway Stakes
on Irish Derby Day at the Curragh on Saturday 1st July.
The 3yo maiden on the card went the way of PUPPETSHOW (IRE), a filly by Galileo,
representing the Coolmore/Ballydoyle team, she scored by 1 ¼ lengths from the
Fozzy Stack-trained Breeze (IRE) (Sea The Stars (IRE)) in second, with Michael
Halford’s Haroon (IRE) (Lope De Vega (IRE)) in third. Puppetshow
(IRE) comes from the same family as earlier maiden winner Band Of Outlaws
(IRE), and is a half-sister to the Listed Marble Hill Stakes winner, Group 2
Norfolk Stakes-second and sire Coach House (IRE). Their dam, Lesson In Humility (IRE), won the
Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes and was twice Group 1-placed in the Golden Jubilee
Stakes and the Prix Maurice de Gheest.