IGRAINE TO BE MATED IN AUSTRALIA

IGRAINE TO BE MATED IN AUSTRALIA

Coolmore’s champion sire Fastnet Rock has been earmarked as the most likely partner for yesterday’s New Zealand-trained Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) winner Igraine. The New Zealand-owned Galileo mare, who was bred and started her career in Germany, rounded out a consistent Queensland campaign with a success in the $175,000 feature race at the Sunshine Coast.

A Group 3 winner in New Zealand last November, the Trelawney Stud-owned Igraine won by 2-1/4 lengths over Sopressa with 1-1/4 lengths back to Travistee in third.

She had finished runner-up in the Group 3 BRC Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) and third in the Group 3 BRC Premier’s Cup (2200m) prior to a luckless unplaced run in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) on June 8.

“She had no luck at her last start in the Brisbane Cup after she had run two good races in the lead up. But she likes the track to have some give and she got that today,” trainer Robert Priscott said.

“We can head down to Grafton now for their Cup (July 11) which should suit her as well. Then she is staying in Australia to go to stud.”

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