Como Park (Camelot) Wins His Maiden At Leopardstown

Son Of Camelot Rallies For Maiden Victory

The promising Como Park (3c Camelot - Homepage, by Dansili) battled back to justify favouritism in the mile and five furlong maiden at Leopardstown on Thursday.

Placed on all his previous starts, Joseph O’Brien’s charge led from the early stages under Declan McDonogh and was asked to quicken approaching the two furlong marker. Headed approaching the final furlong, he rallied to regain the advantage 110 yards out and kept on well to win by a head.

Speaking after the race, assistant trainer Brendan Powell said, “It was a tough, hardy performance and he's going in the right direction. He stays well and he's genuine. Hopefully it's onward and upwards from here.”

Como Park is owned by Lloyd Williams, whose success with Camelot began with Irish Derby hero Latrobe. A 105,000gns foal purchase, the improving colt was bred by Richard Milner.