Black Type Next For Ten Sovereigns’ Latest Winner
Asean (2f Ten Sovereigns – Eria, by Zoffany) followed up three fine performances to gain a deserved win at Cork on Friday.
The Donnacha O’Brien-trained filly had placed on her last three starts, with all three winners having since won or placed at Stakes level. Sent off favourite for the five furlong contest at Cork, she was held up at the back of the field by Paddy Harnett amd was switched right to make headway after the three furlong marker. Soon pressing the leaders, she was ridden to lead approaching the final furlong and kept on well to deny the fast-finishing Carnegie Hall (No Nay Never) by a neck on the line.
“She has plenty of pace,” the winning trainer later commented. “She is decent and had some very good form, so we will try for some black type now.”
Owned by Mrs Anne Marie O’Brien, Asean was bred by Whisperview Trading out of a full-sister to connections’ Stakes-placed Emporio (Zoffany). Donnacha O’Brien has benefitted from her sire’s promising start at stud, having trained Do It With Style (Ten Sovereigns) to win a Curragh maiden on debut, before placing in the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes. Earlier this week, Indispensable (Ten Sovereigns) was narrowly denied in the Listed Marwell Stakes, while Ten Sovereigns gained his first Stakes performer when Inquisitively finished third in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes.