Super Sir Dragonet Leads Camelot Stakes Double
Saturday saw Sir Dragonet (5h Camelot - Sparrow, by Oasis Dream) back to his best when landing the Group 1 Kia Tancred Stakes worth $1.5million.
The son of Camelot made a dream start for new connections in the Cox Plate last October and made a return to a mile and a half at Rosehill - having been beaten just three parts of a length over that trip in the Epsom Derby.
Sent off favourite under Glen Boss, he led in the straight and always looked the obvious winner, striding home two and a quarter lengths clear of his nearest rival. “Sir Dragonet was a weapon today, he’s a super horse,” Boss declared.
Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Sir Dragonet is now owned by a partnership that includes Aziz Kheir and P Mehrten, having been purchased privately from Coolmore. An eight length winner of the Chester Vase on just his second start, the son of Camelot finished second to Magical (Galileo) in the Tattersalls Gold Cup on his final start for Aidan O’Brien.
Later that day at Cork, the Paddy Twomey’s progressive charge Moll (4f Camelot - Jamm, by Duke Of Marmalade) made a winning start to her seasonal campaign in the Listed Noblesse Stakes at Cork.
Positioned in midfield by Billy Lee, the Team Valor-owned bay made headway approaching two furlongs out and led inside the final furlong. Running on well, she scored by a length and a quarter, with another length and a half back to Yaxeni (Maxios) in third.
There is more to come from Moll accord to her trainer, who said, “She has top-class ability. She has the ability to go all the way but she's been physically immature. Everything she's doing is being done on natural ability.”
Bred by Coolmore, Moll is out of a half-sister to Racing Post Trophy victor Rivet (Fastnet Rock).