Romanised classic coup proves actions speak louder than words. Ken Condon, who achieved a milestone first Classic victory when Romanised won the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas
KEN Condon hopes to take his career to a new level after finalising the purchase of Osborne Lodge on the Curragh.
Condon (42), who won the Irish 2000 Guineas with Romanised a fortnight ago and is aiming his stable star at the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, has been renting Ridge Manor Stables in Rathbride but will move in with his wife Pauline and two daughters to their new home and training facility at the end of the year.
This week’s Monday Outlook column reflects on the Irish Guineas Festival at the Curragh where two trainers earned their first classic wins
IT is remarkable to think that when Romanised rattled down the outside to win the Irish 2000 Guineas on Saturday, he was giving his trainer Ken Condon his first win in Ireland since July 29th last year – when Ice Cold In Alex won a five-furlong handicap at the Curragh.
Romanised delivered a 25/1 shock in the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh for Ken Condon beating the Ballydoyle pair U S Navy Flag and Gustav Klimt
TATTERSALLS IRISH 2000 GUINEAS
IN a spectacular and memorable upset, which the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas hasn’t seen since days for many years, Romanised put it all together when it really mattered to give Ken Condon and Shane Foley a victory of epic proportions.
“She’s run 18 times now and picked up prize-money 16 times, so she’s been a great filly for us”
THE Ken Condon-trained Elusive Beauty lunged late to win the Listed Eternal Stakes at Carlisle on Wednesday.
Ken Condon’s Newsletter looks another Irish-trained candidate for the new Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot after her listed win
THERE was another Irish-trained winner cross-channel on Saturday when Ken Condon’s raider Newsletter struck for the younger generation in the Listed EBF Stallions Weatherbys General Stud Book Kilvington Fillies’ Stakes at Nottingham.
Mamba Noire could run in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot; in-form Fozzy Stack trained another winner, A Little Bit Me
THERE was plenty of chat about Ken Condon’s newcomer Mamba Noire at Cork on Saturday and the Wootton Bassett filly, who was backed from 10/1 the previous evening into 6/1 last Saturday morning, lived up to the hype to put herself under consideration for the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.