GALWAY FESTIVAL SUCCESS FOR SHIROCCO MARE
The progressive MAJESTIC MAID (Shirocco) gained a well-deserved victory when taking the two mile mares’ bumper at the Galway Festival.
The Michael Kennedy-trained four-year-old was last seen finishing a close second to Flying Risk (Shirocco) in a similar contest at Limerick under M O’Sullivan, who took the ride once again at Ballybrit. Chasing the leaders in the early stages, the bay improved into second at halfway and led soon after. Headed three furlongs from home, she battled back to lead inside the final furlong and stayed on well to win by a length and a quarter.
Trainer Michael Kennedy was full of praise for Conor Murphy homebred winner, commenting after the race, “She’s very tough and genuine, a handy enough filly who is good and strong. She has a bright future I think.”