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MAIDEN WINNERS: THE CURRAGH 16TH JULY

17 July 2017

DAWN DELIVERS, a daughter of first season sire Dawn Approach (IRE), gained a well-deserved maiden victory when justifying favouritism in the six furlong maiden at the Curragh on Sunday. Beaten just a short head on debut and later second to subsequent Group 2 runner-up US Navy Flag next time out, the Jim Bolger-trained filly wandered slightly in front with a furlong to go, but dug deep when challenged by newcomer Magical (IRE), whom she beat by half a length. Bolger later described the progeny of Dawn Approach (IRE) as ‘lovely to work with’ and indicated that the Silver Flash Stakes might be the next target for his Godolphin owned and bred winner.

Another to get off the mark on the card was the Joseph O’Brien-trained three-year-old KAMILI (IRE), who had finished second on her previous start. Ridden by the rtainer’s brother Donnacha, the daughter of Invincible Spirit (IRE) made most of her progress between the three and two furlong poles, staying on well to lead inside the final furlong and win by three parts of a length. Well-related newcomer Muniza (IRE) stayed on for second. Bred by Frank Dunne, KAMILI (IRE) is out of the multiple Stakes winner Shreyas (IRE), who is a half-sister to Youmzain (IRE) and Creachadoir (IRE), all of whom Dunne bred out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Sadima (IRE). 

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