Progressive Fastnet Rock Filly Delivers With Maiden Win
The Jessica Harrington-trained Golddragon Reef (3f Fastnet Rock - Oui Say Oui, by Royal Applause) continued a fine season for owner Zhang Yuesheng when winning her second start on Thursday.
A promising fourth on debut earlier in the month, the daughter of Fastnet Rock remained over the mile and a half trip and was ridden to track the leader by Shane Foley. Travelling well in the straight, she led after the two furlong pole and was ridden approaching the final furlong, running on well to hold off the favourite Druid’s Altar (Mastercraftsman) by half a length.
Speaking after the race, the winning jockey said, “Golddragon Reef did it well. She had a nice run at Galway and progressed well and handled the ground well. She was still a bit green, so hopefully there's a bit more improvement there.”
A €155,000 yearling purchase by BBA Ireland, Golddragon Reef was bred by Epona Bloodstock out of Group 2 Debutante Stakes second Oui Say Oui.