42 for Zoffany

Lismore twoo good in Henry II Stakes

Zoffany Picture: Coolmore Stud

Lismore (4 m ex Tecla by Whipper) dispatched her rivals in the Henry II Stakes (Gr 3, 2m) at Sandown on Thursday and in the process handed the late Coolmore Stud shuttler Zoffany (Dansili) with his 42nd stakes winner. 

Trained by Henry De Bromhead, who is better known for his exploits as a national hunt trainer, the four-year-old mare surged clear to beat Ranch Hand (Dunaden) by a comfortable four and a half lengths. 

The four-year-old mare began her life with Sir Mark Prescott for whom she won three starts and her victory on Thursday was her first for De Bromhead, having finished second in the Park Vintage Tipple Stakes (Listed, 1m6f) on May 5. 

Lismore is out of the dual winning Whipper (Miesque’s Son) mare Tecla making her a half-sister to Testa (Acclamation). 

Tecla herself is a daughter of Listed winner Mahalia (Danehill) and she is also the dam of Group 3 winners Johnny Barnes (Acclamation) and Albisola (Montjeu). Further back this is the same family as Group 1-winning pair Ectot (Hurricane Run) and Most Improved (Lawman).

Zoffany shuttled to Australia for four seasons between 2012 and 2015 and his progeny is headed by four Group 1 winners including this season’s 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Mother Earth. The son of Dansili (Danehill) died at Coolmore in January. 

Later on in the evening, the Jim Goldie-trained Euchen Glen (8 g Authorized - Jabbara by Kingmambo) added a third stakes race to his record when he landed the Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Gr 3, 1m2f). 

The eight-year-old gelding is one of 35 stakes winners for Authorized (Montjeu), who stands at Jockey Club of Turkey where his fee in 2021 was advertised as €12,500. 

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