Smart Ten Sovereigns Newcomer Aimed At Ascot
Nemonte (2f Ten Sovereigns - Jumellea, by Zoffany) made a fine impression when running on strongly to win Friday’s six furlong maiden at the Curragh.
Settled towards the back of the field by Mikey Sheehy, the Joseph O’Brien-trained newcomer improved to track the leaders when nudged along two furlongs from home. Ridden approaching the final furlong, she ran on strongly to chase down the leader and led close home to win by a neck, with another length and a quarter back to Loterie (Ten Sovereigns) in third.
“It was a smart performance,” O’Brien said after the race. “I was impressed with the way she really quickened up on her own on the wing. It looked a good maiden with plenty of them well-fancied so we'll look to go for either the Chesham or the Albany.”
The Albany was previously mentioned as a possible target for fellow debut Curragh winner Do It With Style (Ten Sovereigns). Owned by Mrs Anne Marie O’Brien and bred by Whisperview Trading, Nemonte continued a fine day for her freshman sire, who was responsible for the highest-priced filly at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale at €200,000.