LOWTHER 1-2 FOR TALLY-HO
23 August 2018
Tally-Ho Stud achieved the remarkable feat of breeding the
first two home in Thursday’s Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York, as well as
standing the sires of the aforementioned pair. FAIRYLAND (IRE) was sent off
favourite, the market impressed by her Royal Ascot third and earlier Listed
win, and she was ridden to lead Ryan Moore, who donned the well-known silks of
Mrs Evie Stockwell.
At the two furlong pole, 25/1 shot The Mackem Bullet (IRE)
made her move under Ben Robinson and showed an admirable attitude to push her
Ballydoyle rival to the wire, where FAIRYLAND (IRE) prevailed by a nose.
Despite her longer odds, the Brian Ellison-trained runner-up was last seen
finishing third in the Princess Margaret Stakes and looks a progressive daughter
of the late Society Rock (IRE).
FAIRYLAND (IRE) becomes the second Stakes winner bred by the
O’Callaghan family out of Queenofthefairies, her second foal Now Or Later (IRE)
having won the Group 3 Irish 1,000 Guineas Trial and later, the Group 2 Blazer Stakes at Flemington. Tally-Ho
know the family well, having sold Queenofthefairies’ half-brother Dream Ahead
as a two-year-old, before registering multiple Group 1 wins. FAIRYLAND (IRE)’s
grand-dam is Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes heroine Land Of Dreams, while her
great grand-dam Sahara Star won the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes.
Kodiac now boasts 20 individual Group winners, as well as 24
individual Listed victors. The son of Danehill commanded a fee of €50,000 this