Impressive 2yo winner heads Dylan double

Dylan Thomas had a pair of impressive maiden winners on Friday including a two-year-old in France who created a very big impression on his debut. Starissime (2c Dylan Thomas-Meshhed, by Gulch) ran away with a 1,900-metre newcomers’ event at Bordeaux-le-Bouscat with ease for trainer Christophe Ferland. The €145,000 yearling was bred by Indivision Meshhed and looks destined for bigger things next season. EBN noted: “Starissime (Dylan Thomas) made an eyecatching debut, scoring comfortably. He is a half-brother to the G2 Henry II Stakes-second Montaff (Montjeu) and the Listed-placed Meohmy (Marju).” Meanwhile, on Friday evening at Dundalk it was the turn of the Jim Bolger-trained Mona Brown (3f Dylan Thomas-Softly Tread, by Tirol) to shine when winning impressively in maiden company. Dylan Thomas also starred at the recent Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale when his Listed-winning son Goldoni (3g Dylan Thomas-Lasso, by Indian Ridge) was snapped up for 210,000gns to join David Hayes in Australia.