Listed glory for Declaration Of War

Eirene (2f Declaration Of War-Za Za Zoom, by Le Vie Dei Colori) saw off 15 rivals at Newbury on Friday to become the latest black-type scorer for Declaration Of War.

The Dean Ivory-trained filly forged clear in the closing stages of the Listed St Hugh’s Stakes over five furlongs to score by a length and three-quarters in the colours of Michael Yarrow.

Robert Winston was in the saddle and reported after the race: "She has always been very highly thought of. Today was obviously a chance to prove herself in Listed company. I think the long-term goal for her could be the G1 Cheveley Park Stakes . She will get six furlongs when it's not so soft.

“She is one of Dean’s best two-year-olds. She was very highly thought of early in the season and she is starting to prove that now."

Bred by Scuderia Archi Romani, Eirene continues a great run for the first crop of Declaration Of War.