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List Of First Crop Winners Grows For Ivawood

The David Evans-trained Laughter Lounge (2f Ivawood - Mafaaza, by Jazil) showed significant improvement on her second start when scoring over seven furlongs at Catterick on Wednesday.

Ben Curtis took the ride, holding the bay up in a field of nine and asked his mount to quicken over three furlongs out. Still at the back of the field approaching the final furlong, she showed an impressive turn of foot to run on strongly and lead close home. The winning distance was three parts of a length.

Laughter Lounge was bred by Aidan Sexton and is a half-sister to the Listed-placed Lisheen Castle. She becomes the latest winner by Ivawood, his first crop led in ratings by Alabama Whitman, who finished fourth in the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot.