Progressive Camelot Filly Wins Ulster Oaks In Style
Camphor (3f Camelot - Paraphernalia, by Dalakhani) ran out an impressive winner of Saturday’s Ulster Oaks at Down Royal, marking a second straight success for the Jessica Harrington-trained filly.
Placed on her first two starts, the progressive Rollx Syndicate-owned bay won over ten furlongs at Navan last time out and raced over just a half furlong further on Saturday. She was sent off favourite under Shane Foley, who settled her behind the leaders and was travelling much the best of the field when asserting a furlong and a half from home. Staying on strongly inside the final furlong, she was eased close home and crossed the line five and a half lengths clear of the second.
Jessica Harrington commented after the race, “Shane [Foley] has always said she has a great turn of foot - she showed that the last day. She's an improving filly and I'd say she'll get a mile and a half but there's no need to go to that just now. She'll probably step up into Listed class, I think she deserves it and I thought after Navan she deserved to go to Listed class.”
Bought by Ballybin Stud as a foal for €45,000, Camphor was bred by Tullpark Ltd out of the Listed-placed mare Paraphernalia, herself a half-sister to dual Stakes winner Girouette.