Condon doing well with his juveniles

Miss Amulet (5/2) put her experience to good use when racing to a five-length victory in the opening Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden.

Settled just a little off the pace set by 15/8 favourite Blueberry Faygo (finished fourth in the end), Chris Hayes brought his mount through to lead over a furlong from home, and from that point, she went away for a decisive success with Zoom Call doing best of the newcomers in second.

The winning daughter of Sir Prancealot cost £7,500 as a yearling and landed a prize of over 14K Euros here.

Winning trainer Ken Condon (third 2-y-o winner of the season) said: “Her first race has thrown up plenty of winners and at Navan (subsequently) she may have got involved a bit early and she was vulnerable to closers. Read More…….

Photo Credit: Healy Racing

Miss Amulet grabs Lowther glory

Ken Condon’s Miss Amulet saw off favourite Sacred to win the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York.

The Sir Prancealot filly, having her sixth race, made her experience count to keep the challenge of Sacred comfortably at bay in the final furlong.

The Naas Listed winner, therefore, proved well up to this Group Two standard — while Umm Kulthum stayed on from off the pace to fill the third place, three and a quarter lengths further back.

Condon said: “It was a game display, and just listening to James on TV he said she was a bit isolated and the speed was away from her.

“I love her attitude and she’s clearly still improving — I don’t know where she’ll stop.


Photo Credit: Irish Field

Condon lands Lowther as Miss Amulet denies Sacred in Knavesmire duel

Two new relationships combined to give James Doyle a second success in the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes.

It was only at the start of this truncated turf campaign that Chris Humpleby properly took over as agent to the Godolphin jockey. When entries for the Lowther came out on Thursday it was Humpleby who honed in on Lady Amulet as an attractive outside mount in the Lowther — and she proved very attractive indeed, fending off the challenge of favourite Sacred to score for trainer Ken Condon.

“My agent was pretty chuffed when we got on her,” said Doyle. “His view was that you would need experience in the race and I think that experience really counted late on.

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