Eirene - Listed winner at Newbury

Eirene – Listed winner at Newbury

NO doubting the star of last week, the 2yo filly Eirene, who landed a fifteen-runner Listed Fillies’ race at Newbury on Friday for owner Michael Yarrow and duly landed quite a touch from 33/1 into 10/1.

The Declaration Of War filly cost 85,000 guineas as a foal and she’s more than repaid that after winning her second race in four starts.  Both her wins have come on soft ground, yet she might well appreciate better going.  She was also running over 5f for the first time but the drop in distance held no perils as she sluiced in by one and three-quarter lengths under Robert Winston.

Librisa Breeze - second at Newbury

Librisa Breeze – second at Newbury

Librisa Breeze, unlucky at Ascot and Goodwood previously this season, ran a fine race to be second in the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes, also under Robert Winston.  This time, although he still didn’t get a clear run, there were no real hard luck stories as he was beaten by a better horse on the day, Massatt, who was second to Galileo Gold in last year’s 2000 Guineas.

At least, Librisa has now earned some black type which he richly deserves.

Disappointment of the week was undoubtedly Roman Legion who sweated up profusely before the start at Yarmouth.  The writing was on the wall as the 3yo Holy Roman Emperor gelding was awash with sweat in the paddock.  He ran no sort of race and has come back lame.