First-crop Declaration Of War filly Actress (2f Declaration of War-Nasty Storm, by Gulch) gave her exciting sire a first Group-race victory on Saturday when winning the G3 Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh.
The Aidan O’Brien trainee, who was partnered by Seamie Heffernan in the six-furlong contest, was always prominent before hitting the front two furlongs out and getting up by a length and three-quarters.
“I was fairly confident after giving her one tap it was mine,” said Heffernan. “I was drawn in the middle of the track and I came up the middle of the track. It was uncomplicated and she won very easily.
“I’d say the fast ground is a fair help. When Aidan’s two-year-olds come to themselves they can take their racing.”