Juvenile Group winner for Footsteps
The Mark Johnston-trained Marie’s Diamond (2c Footstepsinthesand-Sindiyma, by Kalanisi) brought more Group race glory for Footstepsinthesand at the Curragh on Saturday when winning the G3 Anglesey Stakes.
James Doyle was in the saddle aboard Middleham Park Racing’s two-year-old and hit the front in the final furlong to go on and win by half a length from Viadera.
"The race panned out beautifully, how I kind of thought it would," said Doyle. “I got a nice tow into it so we didn't have to do all the donkey work.
"The leader died a fair way out and we were left there plenty soon enough and he did prick his ears a bit but when one or two came to him, like a true Mark Johnston horse they really stick their neck out.
"He's going to get further than this. Seven and a mile will be well within his compass. He's been pretty tough and progressive this season so he's one to look forward to."
Mike Prince of Middleham Park Racing added: "He ran really well in the Railway here the other day so we thought we'd bring him back to have a crack at this and he's done it well.”
Marie’s Diamond was bred by Tony Ashley.