Talented mare Irish Mission (5m Giant’s Causeway x Misty Mission, by Miswaki) might be on her way to the breeding barn, but she’s going out in top form with a stylish win in the $100,000 Grade III La Prevoyante Stakes at Gulfstream on the weekend.
Previously with Mark Frostad, Irish Mission was transferred earlier this year to Christophe Clement and took out the $150,000 Grade III Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga back in August for her new trainer.
Thereabouts in a couple of Grade I runs since then, the daughter of champion sire Giant’s Causeway returned to form to win this mile and a half feature on turf by three-quarters of a length.
“Irish Mission is going to be bred in the spring of 2015, so maybe she can run once more in a race like The Grade III Very One Stakes (Feb 21),” Clement said.
A $375,000 purchase from the Fasig-Tipton August Select Sale, Irish Mission has won six races and placed nine times from 28 starts earning more than $1.2 million in prizemoney.
Irish Mission is a half-sister to Grade III winner French Beret and is one of four winners from stakes-winner Misty Mission, a daughter of Canadian Grade I winner Hangin on a Star.