Sizing Killarney (5g Mahler-Check The Forecast, by Shernazar) looked a classy staying chaser of the future when winning a maiden hurdle on his debut at Cork on Thursday.
The son of Mahler, trained by Henry de Bromhead for Ann and Alan Potts, was always prominent and asserted his authority in the closing stages to score by three-quarters of a length in the two-mile contest.
“I’m delighted with that and he jumped really well. It’s not the cleverest thing winning a maiden hurdle at this time of year but I think he’ll be jumping a fence straight away next winter and he looks a real three miler,” de Bromhead told irishracing.com
“He will be a real stayer in time and is exciting. I’ll speak to Alan and Ann about where we go next but the winners’ of one at Punchestown, if it turns up soft, is a possibility.”
Sizing Killarney, who was bred by Neil Tector, is from the first crop of Mahler, who is standing for €5,000 at The Beeches Stud in 2015.