Performance Review

July 2022

We came away with four lovely winners over the course of July, with the highlight being a first Listed win for Cigamia in the Cairn Rouge Stakes at Killarney.

She's a lovely homebred for the Niarchos family and did it well under a good ride from Billy, following up a good effort on her previous start in the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot. She looks to be improving through the season and hopefully she'll run another good race in the Listed Platinum Stakes at Cork next month.

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Cigamia wins in the Cairn Rouge Stakes at Killarney

Having been knocking on the door when placed on her first three starts, Are We Dreaming enjoyed a brilliant month - rattling off back-to-back wins at Bellewstown and the Curragh. Bred by the team at Oghill House Stud in Monasterevin, she's a true Lilywhite and fingers crossed she'll continue to give her owners plenty of enjoyment.

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A brilliant month for Are We Dreaming

Helpmeout seems to like the track at Leopardstown and recorded her second win there during the month when landing a nice three-year-old handicap over a mile. She's a good, solid filly for her owner-breeder Jimmy Murphy of Redpender Stud, and looks to have come forward over the summer.

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A second win for Helpmeout at Leopardstown

It was nice to see two-year-old filly Queen Of Ours make a good start to her career Renzo Forni too, finishing third on her debut at Naas before only finding one too good at Cork. Her form has been boosted by the Naas winner Mauiewowie going on to win in Listed company at the Curragh since, and I think Easy, who beat Queen Of Ours at Cork, is another smart type. Hopefully our filly can get off the mark next month at Sligo.

Blazing Skies was making just the second start of her career when finishing runner-up in a maiden at Gowran during the month. She'll head to Dundalk for a seven-furlong maiden on August 15. Any Dream Will Do didn't have luck on her side when making her handicap debut on the same card, hitting the crossbar in second. We'll be doing our best to get her head in front for owner-breeder John Connaughton.

I was happy to see Mercury Mission take a step forward when third in a Limerick maiden over an extended mile and a half, and hopefully he'll continue to progress. There was also a good effort from Cnodian at Fairyhouse when third in a six-furlong handicap. She's a small filly with a big heart and always tries to put her best foot forward.

Thankfully the horses seem to continue being in good form this summer. Here's hoping we'll have more to look forward to here at Rathbride over the coming months.