La Petite Coco est Manifique

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La Pettie Coco showed a huge amount of class and ability landing her first Group One in the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) at the Curragh last Sunday.  Coming back off a 287-day layoff for trainer Paddy Twomey, she was kept close to the pace before making her move two furlongs out.  She kept on well and looked to have plenty in reserve staying on to defeat the 11/4 favourite My Astra by a half length.

Twomey said: “I couldn’t see her being beaten coming here, given the level she showed last year.  I didn’t enter her in the Arc for fun.  I think she’s top-class.  We decided to start her campaign in the middle of the year with a view to the second half. She didn’t have a run beforehand, but I don’t think that matters with her.”

The daughter of Ruler of the World is from a strong German family including Champion two-year-old colt LANGTANG and Classic winner LAVIRCO.  She was a private purchase, bought in collaboration with Barry Irwin and Shawn Dugan.  Congratulations to her connections and we are looking forward to her autumn campaign.

Photo Credit: Patrick McCann

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