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Lolly For Dolly - The Curragh 03.05.10

Lolly For Dolly: one of five Group-race winners sired by Oratorio

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Oratorio's Lolly has Park Express rivals licked

LAST season's Athasi Stakes winner and Irish 1,000 Guineas eighth Lolly For Dolly got her four-year-old career off to the perfect start with a fluent victory over three-year-olds Gemstone and Banimpire in Sunday's Group 3 Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes at the Curragh.

It was a clean sweep for Coolmore sires, as Lolly For Dolly is by Oratorio, runner-up Gemstone is by Galileo and third-placed Banimpire is a daughter of Holy Roman Emperor.

Lolly For Dolly, trained by Tommy Stack for David Keoghan, has now won three of her six starts. She holds an entry for the Group 3 Gladness Stakes backat the Curragh on April 3.

Lolly For Dolly was bought by Luke Barry for 56,000gns at the 2007 Tattersalls December foal sale and resold to Cormac McCormack for 1,000gns more in the same ring at the following autumn's October yearling sale Book 2.

Tommy Stack Trainer

Tommy Stack: trains Lolly For Dolly

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris  

She was bred by Jerry Jamgotchian out of the Chester House mare Heart Stopping, who managed one third placing from five starts for her owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah and was sold at the end of her three-year-old season at the Tattersalls December breeding stock sale to Gordian Troeller for 22,000gns.

Heart Stopping is out of Rockfel Stakes runner-up Clog Dance and is a half-sister to Radley Stakes and Michael Seely Memorial Fillies' Stakes scorer Short Dance.

Heart Stopping has a three-year-old filly by Shamardal named Eclipseoftheheart, a two-year-old colt by Motivator and was covered by Champs Elysees last year.

Lolly For Dolly is one of five Pattern race winners sired by Oratorio. The others are Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes winner Beethoven, Group 1 Ellerslie Sires' Produce Stakes winner Banchee, last season's Superlative and Vintage Stakes scorer King Torus and last month's Group 3 Tasmania Derby winner Mourinho.

Oratorio stands at Coolmore this season at a fee of €9,000.




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