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Furners Green - 2,000 Guineas Trial Leopardstown Photo: Patrick McCann 15.04.2012

Furner's Green: the first Group winner sired by Arc hero Dylan Thomas

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)  

Leopardstown Guineas trials ruled by Lagrion

Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes (Group 3)

Winner: Furner's Green
3yo b c Dylan Thomas - Lady Icarus (Rainbow Quest)


Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes (Group 3)

Winner: Homecoming Queen
3yo b f Holy Roman Emperor - Lagrion (Diesis)


ACE broodmare Lagrion had a big influence on Leopardstown's two Group 3 Guineas trials on Sunday, with her star son Dylan Thomas siring the colts' race winner Furner's Green and her daughter Homecoming Queen landing the fillies' contest.

Lagrion didn't manage to get her head in front in 14 starts - the best she managed was three placings in low-grade middle-distance races - but she proveda revelation at stud.

Aidan Obrien After Winning with Misty For Me at Longchamp 03.10.2010

Aidan O'Brien: bred Furner's Green

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

The daughter of Diesis produced five black-type performers: six-time Group 1 winner Dylan Thomas, champion juvenile filly Queen's Logic, Oaks runner-up Remember When, Blandford Stakes third Love To Dance and Homecoming Queen.

Furner's Green becomes the first Group winner to emerge from the first crop of Dylan Thomas, who stands at Coolmore at a fee of €12,500. The stallion is also responsible for the stakes-placed quartet Athens, Battle Of Saratoga, Snowflake Dancer and Tower Rock.

Furner's Green was bred by his trainer Aidan O'Brien's Whisperview Trading out of Lady Icarus, an unraced daughter of Rainbow Quest and brilliant miler Sonic Lady. He is a half-brother to 1m Listed winners Lady Lupus and Mystical Lady.

Furner's Green was led out of the ring unsold for 50,000gns at he 2010 Tattersalls October yearling sale Book 1.

Homecoming Queen was bred by Tower Bloodstock and is by Holy Roman Emperor, who enjoyed a stakes-race double on Sunday when his son Amarillo scored in the Listed Preis der Dreijaehrigen at Dusseldorf.

Holy Roman Emperor - by Dylan Thomas's sire Danehill - stands atCoolmore at a fee of €12,500.

Other Leopardstown stakes race action

Heritage Stakes (Listed), Leopardstown 1m
FAMOUS NAME made a successful seasonal return aged seven, in his pursuit of an elusive Group 1 victory this year.

The entire son of Dansili is a Juddmonte homebred out of the winning Quest For Fame mare Fame At Last. All of the dam's six runners have scored, including last year's Listed Trigo Stakes winner Zaminast.

Ballysax Stakes (Group 3), Leopardstown 1m2f
LIGHT HEAVY was a homebred winner of the Classic trial for owner-trainer Jim Bolger.

The colt becomes the fifth stakes winner from the first crop of sophomore sire Teofilo.He is a half-brother to Halla Siamsa, the dam of Teofilo's Dewhurst winner Parish Hall.

Light Heavy is out of the winning Quest For Fame mare Siamsa, making him the second stakes winner out of a daughter of the 1990 Derby winner on the day after Famous Name.

 

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