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Mark Nunan

Mark Nunan

Perotan a name to note from Ballydoyle

Fri 1st Jul 2022, 21:18

Perotan (left)
© Photo Healy Racing

Aidan O'Brien had the 2/1 favourite Ark in the 1m4f fillies' maiden but it was well-bred stablemate Perotan (9/1) who came home best of all to make a winning debut on the rain-softened ground.

The daughter of Churchill, a three-parts sister to Bangkok and related to a host of other winners, was settled behind the leaders before being pushed along two furlongs out. Once switched to the outer over a furlong from home, she really found her stride and stayed on well under hands and heels to score by a length and three quarters from Isota. Ark was a further neck away in third.

The winner holds entries in the Irish Oaks and Nassau Stakes later in the month.

Winning rider Seamie Heffernan said: "She has a little bit of class, always worked like a nice filly. She won well at the line, so hopefully she keeps progressing.

"She gave me a good ride and won very easily."

Quotes from Michael Graham

1st
9/1
Tote €11.22 €3.63
2nd
1.75L
4/1
€2.09
3rd
nk
Ark (IRE) (14)
2/1Fav
€1.65
4th
1.5L
22/1