Our international representatives performed well over the weekend with Camphor running a gallant third place at Naas in Ireland in the Listed Bluebell Stakes and Paradia breaking her maiden at Cholet in France.
Camphor added to her black-type placings this preparation in finishing third by just a length, running home strongly from last. The heavier track wasn’t quite to her liking, but she settled well in the run.
The Jessica Harrington Racing team are very excited by this progressive Camelot filly and believe she is a star of the future.
Jockey Shane Foley was equally impressed by the run and believes she will be a classy filly in the new season.
“She travelled well when I dropped her out. She entered the race so easily, although she gets to the front and thinks that’s me done. She loves travelling, so the speed really suits her.
“When she fills into that frame she could be a very, very good filly. A mile and a half and a mile and six will suit her well”.
To view Camphor’s 3rd place in the Listed Bluebell Stakes please click on the link below:
It is likely Camphor will now be put away until the new year where we will see her contest some valuable races. She heads to her spell giving her connections plenty of confidence for her next campaign.
In France, Paradia secured her maiden win over the 2950m journey in testing conditions. She showed plenty of stamina, ploughing through the mud on a heavy track to win by three and a half lengths, with eight lengths back to third place.
Settling mid-field in the run, the pace slowed so the jockey took the initiative to move to the lead and continued her strong finish. Paradia will now be assessed post-run and her next target determined in the coming days.
To view Paradia’s win please click on the link below:
Congratulations to all involved!