La Petite Coco Makes Big Impression

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LA PETITE COCO, owned by Team Valor, made another big step forward when winning the Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes at Cork on Saturday.  Sent off the 2/1 favourite, she travelled strongly throughout the race before taking the lead a furlong from home and pulling clear of her rivals by nearly six lengths as she crossed the wire.

The Racing Post said of her impressive performance, “There was real class to this performance and the trip clearly brought out the best in her.  She made a bunch of fillies rated 100 or more look ordinary and looks capable of taking in a higher grade.  She’s an exciting filly for connections who will no doubt have an eye on Group 1 contests.”

Trainer Paddy Twomey said, “She has plenty of entries and I said after Killarney that the EP Taylor is a possible target, but I have her in the Champion Fillies and Mares race at Ascot in October and the Prix Vermeillle is in France for her also.”

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: Healy Racing Photos

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