Pink Symphony (4f Montjeu-Blue Symphony, by Darshaan) proved another smart filly for Montjeu when winning the G3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stakes at Cork on Sunday.
Having her first start for trainer David Wachman, the Fitri Hay-owned filly stormed clear in the final stages of the 12-furlong event to score by a mile and a half under Joseph O’Brien.
“That’s Joseph’s first winner for me. He gave her a great ride,” Wachman told www.irishracing.com. “It’s a great way to start with her and I’ve only had her four to six weeks. She was quite smart for Paul Cole over in England and has been Group and Listed race placed over there. She maintained her form and didn’t have to improve to win.
“She’s a grand straightforward filly and likes reasonable ground. I’ll step her up in grade and trip. She stays one mile four to one mile six very well. She is the first horse I have for the Hays.”
Pink Symphony, a 400,000 guineas yearling bred by Ronchalon Racing, was scoring a couple of weeks after Montjeu had another smart success from a filly when Pacifique (3f Montjeu-Platonic, by Zafonic) won the Listed Madame Jean Couturie at Vichy in France for trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre.