First Cornerstone (2c Hurricane Run-Bintalreef, by Diesis) looks an exciting prospect for Hurricane Run after winning the Listed Coolmore Canford Cliffs Stakes at Tipperary on Friday night.
The Andy Oliver-trained juvenile, owned by Marcella Burns and bred by LKI Bloodstock, stepped up from a promising debut third to take the seven and a half furlong contest in good style under Chris Hayes.
“He had a nice run first time at Down Royal when he was very green and Michael Cleere looked after him,” Oliver told www.irishracing.com. “The natural progression would have been to go for a maiden, but I thought this looked a good opportunity.
“Chris gave him a lovely patient ride and he always looked to be travelling best in the race. We’ll look at his options now – whether we need to supplement him, but he’ll be stepping up to Group level now. I’d say there’s a good deal more left in him and he should progress.”