Lady O (Australia) Wins On Debut At Roscommon

Chesham Considered For Smart Daughter Of Australia

Lady O (2f Australia – Roseraie, by Lawman) delighted connections on Monday when justifying strong market support on debut at Roscommon.

The Jessica Harrington-trained newcomer was sent off second favourite for the seven and a half furlong maiden and raced prominently throughout under Shane Foley. She ran on well when ridden from two furlongs out and led close home, going on to score by three parts of a length.

“She's a lovely filly and we're very excited,” assistant trainer Kate Harrington said after the race. “Being by Australia we didn't think she'd be out this early but she's just done everything so easily and she was ready to start today.”

On future plans, Harrington commented, “We'll take one step at a time and see where we go. We won't talk about Royal Ascot just yet but she could get into the Chesham, I think.”

Owned by It’s All About The Girls, Lady O was named in memory of her late breeder Lady O’Reilly. The daughter of Australia is out of a half-sister to dual Stakes winner Rose Bonheur (Danehill Dancer), herself the dam of top stayer Nayef Road (Galileo).