Australia Colt Goes From Strength To Strength
Leo De Fury (3c Australia - Attire, by Danehill Dancer) marked himself as a very exciting prospect when running out a five length winner of Saturday’s Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race at Navan.
The Jessica Harrington-trained colt won his sole other start by the same margin at the Curragh last month. Remaining over ten furlongs, he was sent off favourite under Shane Foley, who rode him to chase the leader, taking closer order over two furlongs out and led soon after. Pushed clear, he finished strongly.
The delighted winning trainer commented after the race, “You are always a bit frightened when they win a maiden easily, you are never quite sure what they've beaten. It's great to get that out of the way. We'll make a plan now. Shane said he'll stay a mile and a half. I'd say he'll head up to stakes company now and we'll see where we go after that. He was impressive. He looks like a stakes horse and I hope he is.”
Owned by Zhang Yuesheng, Leo De Fury was bred by BV Sangster out of a full-sister to dual Stakes winner Forgotten Voice (Danehill Dancer). Australia commands €35,000 at Coolmore Stud this season.