Stakes Aim For Sioux Nation’s Latest Winner
The promising Tiger Paw (2g Sioux Nation - Rhiannon, by High Chaparral) dug deep to make a winning return in Friday’s five furlong maiden at Cork.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained bay finished a promising third on debut, in a race won by recent Listed winner Ocean Vision (U S Navy Flag). Ridden by Wayne Lordan on his first start since May, he raced prominently throughout and led a furlong from home. Soon challenged by the short-priced favourite, he kept on well to score by a short head, with another three and a quarter lengths back to the third horse.
“He has plenty of promise,” stable representative Chris Armstrong commented after the race. “He is one to look forward to and we’ll look for a Stakes race now. His sire Sioux Nation is on fire at the moment. They are all very nice types with lovely minds and good movers.”
Bought as a yearling for €160,000, Tiger Paw is owned by Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Westerberg.