Countess Of Tyrone (Australia) Wins On Debut At Galway

Well Related Australia Filly Impresses On Debut

Countess Of Tyrone (3f Australia - Affirmative, by Pivotal) appears to have a bright future, after running out a commanding debut winner at the Galway Festival on Friday.

Paddy Twomey’s representative was sent off favourite for the fillies’ maiden over a mile and a half, despite being one of just two newcomers in a field of ten. Ridden patiently by Billy Lee, Robert Moran’s homebred made smooth headway from over two furlongs out and was ridden to challenge a furlong from home. Soon in front, she ran on well to win by three and a quarter lengths, going away. Delicate Girl (Australia) completed a 1-2 for their sire.

“She's a nice filly,” Twomey commented after the race. “I thought she'd run a nice race today and I'm thrilled that she won. She might have another run this year but I'd say it's very much next year with her.”

As mentioned by Twomey, Countess Of Tyrone is a full-sister to Listed winner and Ebor third Earl Of Tyrone (Australia), who reached a rating of 106 before selling for 300,000gns.