Kamili comes good in maiden

Sun 16th Jul 2017, 17:40

photoKamili and Donnacha O'Brien
©Healy Racing Photos
By Gary Carson
Kamili continued on an upward curve as she landed the mile fillies maiden at the Curragh this afternoon.

Joseph O'Brien's charge had been a fast finishing second in handicap company at Bellewstown on her last outing.

The 7/2 shot was produced with a strong run inside the final furlong, by Donnacha O'Brien, to get on top in the closing stages and record a three-parts-of-a-length win over Muniza.

“She's been improving with every run. She was a slow learner but we think she's on the right track,” said O'Brien.

“It's great to have a winner for Anne (Marshall) and Frank (Dunne). We think she's a very nice filly, she's a very well-bred filly, and she's after winning a Curragh maiden now. We'll step her up in class now and see what happens.

“She was unlucky the last day. We thought she had ended up with a very nice mark just by circumstances.

“She's won a Curragh maiden now so she might be rated mid 80s. We think she's stepping up so hopefully she can keep progressing with each run.”

Zorro causes 25/1 upset in Sligo bumper

The Nigel Slevin trained Royal Zorro caused a 25/1 upset when winning the concluding Foley's Bar & Off Licence INH Bumper at Sligo today, and in the process booked a late ticket for the Galway Festival later this month.