St Vincents Garden (Camelot) Wins His Maiden At Fairyhouse

More To Come From Progressive Camelot Colt

The progressive St Vincents Garden (3c Camelot - Mona Brown, by Dylan Thomas) ran out a game winner of Friday’s mile and a half maiden at Fairyhouse.

The Joseph O’Brien-trained colt finished third in a Leopardstown maiden on debut last month and was beaten just over two lengths in the Listed Yeats Stakes next time out. Sent off joint-favourite on Friday, he led from the early stages and was pushed along approaching the two furlong marker. Ridden when briefly joined a furlong later, he ran on well to deny his fellow market leader by a head under Declan McDonogh.

“He had a very good run the last day in a stakes race,” O’Brien commented after the race. “The second filly had a good run the last day as well, and it seemed like she was very well fancied, so I'd say it was a hot race. He progressed again today and he'll be a lovely middle distance/stayer in time.”

O’Brien and owner Lloyd Williams have enjoyed great success with Camelot, namely winning the Group 1 Irish Derby with Latrobe (Camelot). Their latest winner was bred by Michael Ryan, whose Al Eile Stud sold the Camelot colt as a yearling for 250,000gns to his trainer and Charles Shanahan.