Santa Barbara (Camelot) Wins On Debut At The Curragh

Well Bred Camelot Filly Makes Perfect Start At The Curragh

Seamie Heffernan was full of praise for Santa Barbara (2f Camelot - Senta’s Dream by Danehill) after partnering the Aidan O’Brien-trained newcomer to success at the Curragh on Saturday.

Racing in midfield for much of the mile contest, the bay began to make headway from three furlongs out and led approaching the final furlong. Pushed clear inside the final furlong, the bay scored by two and a half lengths from Kailash (Mastercraftsman).

Heffernan later commented, “Santa Barbara could be the best out of the family, I won on both of her siblings. She's top of my ratings.”

Heffernan’s comments speak volumes, with the Whisperview Trading-bred winner being a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Iridessa.