Blue Gum Farm shuttler Canford Cliffs (Ire) sired his fourth early-season winner in Europe on Saturday.
Promising filly Most Beautiful landed plenty of bets when backed from 11/4 intoa 5/4 favourite before the Irish Stallion Farms Maiden (1200m) at Navan. She broke smartly to track the leader Love Is All Around and then eased to the front to score by over a length.
The winner sports the colours of former Irish rugby star Ronan O’Gara who owns the filly with Mrs Paul Shanahan. “She’s a nice filly and we have always liked her,” trainer David Wachman said. “She’s very big and will be nice for the second half of the year and next year.
“Ronan is in this filly. He has a huge interest in racing and it can only be good for the game.”
Most Beautiful (2f Canford Cliffs – Saphira’s Fire by Cape Cross) had finished fourth first-up at Naas in April and she holds Group 1 entries for the Phoenix Stakes and Moyglare Stud Stakes. Her dam won the LR Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket and she graduated from the 2014 Tattersalls October yearling sale for 120,000gns (AUD 160,550).
Canford Cliffs has joined Zoffany on top of the UK-Ireland first-season winners’ premiership and has firmed into a 6/4 favourite for the title by Racebets.
Blue Gum Farm is standing Canford Cliffs for a $13,750 (inc gst) fee in 2015.