Joanne One (4f Vinnie Roe-Bobs Star, by Bob back) saw off a highly-competitive field to win a Listed bumper at Navan.
Trained by John Kiely for owner-breeder Gerard Burke of Glidawn Stud, the Vinnie Roe filly was hampered when a close-second on her only previous outing at Cork but she had no such problems this time. Asked for her effort before the furlong-marker, she stretched out impressively to come home four lengths clear of her 18 rivals in the Listed ITBA Fillies Scheme EBF Mares’ Flat Race.
The winner is out of a daughter of the Irish Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Champion Bumper runner-up Aries Girl, who is the dam of the high-class Snap Tie.
“It’s hard to beat pedigree,” Kiely told racingpost.com “She is from the family of Aries Girl and was just unlucky not to win at Cork. It wasn’t her jockey´s fault. They just went for a gap and didn’t get it. She is owned by a neighbour of mine, Gerard Burke, who always seems to have a few nice horses so hopefully this will be another one.”
The Racing Post analysis team were full of praise. “Plenty of promising fillies and mares and the first two home look particularly useful. The sedate early pace was no surprise but the tempo quickened in the back straight. The form looks strong. JOANNE ONE probably should have won at Cork when beaten by Que Pasa as she was denied a clear run in the home straight. It was an eye-catching effort and she confirmed the promise of that performance with a most impressive win here. After racing in mid-division, she improved to challenge before the 1f pole and found plenty for pressure. The further she went, the better she looked. She could be even better over 2m4f and is another exciting prospect for John Kiely who excels with fillies and mares.”