11 July 2017

FLYING FAIRIES (IRE) gained her second black-type victory on Monday evening and, in the process, provided John Oxx with his sixth success in the Listed Lenebane Stakes at Roscommon. Racing on ground described as good to yielding, the four-year-old tracked the leaders under Gary Carroll and was travelling eye-catchingly well with two furlongs to go, but was left with nowhere to go on the rail. Luckily, a gap appeared 150 yards from home and the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) duly delivered, running on well to score by a length and a quarter. Dual Listed winner Glamorous Approach (IRE), who had led from halfway, stayed on for second and the three-year-old colt Savannah Storm took third.

Later described as “a very genuine and tough filly” by Oxx, FLYING FAIRIES (IRE) is now a four-time winner, with three of those having come in the colours of Mrs David Magnier and with trainer Joe Murphy. Murphy trains the winner’s half-sister by Power, named Mona Bell (IRE), who holds an entry the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes, and the dam, Bright Birdie (IRE), has another filly by Power at foot. Bred by Brittas Stud and Grange Stud, FLYING FAIRIES (IRE) is out of the aforementioned homebred mare Bright Birdie (IRE), who is a full-sister to Group 3 Gallinule Stakes winner Meath (IRE) and Tetrarch Stakes third Dalcassian (IRE), with the trio being by Sadler’s Wells. Other siblings include Chester Vase victor Twist And Turn, while Group 2 Vintage Stakes winner Chandlery (IRE), Pretty Polly Stakes second Skating and Windsor Castle winner Defecting Dancer also feature on the page.

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