For The Trees (Ivawood) Wins The Birdcatcher At Naas

Ivawood Filly Wins Valuable Prize

For The Trees (2f Ivawood - Siesta Time, by Diesis) continued Ivawood’s promising start at stud when landing the valuable Birdcatcher Premier Nursery at Naas on Sunday.

Second to the promising Brunelle in July, she followed up the following month when winning her maiden and later finished third in a valuable race at Navan. Racing over six furlongs, she led under Shane Foley and was pushed along a furlong and a half out. Ridden out, she held off the favourite to win by a length.

Trained by Jessica Harrington, who part owns her with Ms S Prichard-Jones and RB Jones, For The Trees was bred by Stephanie Hanly. Her dam, a winner herself, is a half-sister to Group 3 winner and Group 1 second Karar.