First stakes winner for Churchill

Ladies Church wins the Marwell Stakes at Naas on Wednesday

Churchill. Picture: Coolmore.
Churchill. Picture: Coolmore.

First season sire Churchill (Galileo) sired his first stakes winner when Ladies Church (2 f ex Rioticism by Rio De La Plata) ran out a strong winner of the Marwell Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Naas on Wednesday. The Johnny Murtagh-trained filly raced close to the pace for taking over with two furlongs to run before drawing right away to score by two and a quarter lengths over Pennine Hills (Kodiac), with Sophie’s Star (Cotai Glory) a further length and three quarters back in third. Ladies Church was a £160,000 purchase at the 2020 Goffs Orby Yearling Sale purchase by J. P. Murtagh Racing / Peter Nolan.

Churchill will stand for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) this year having covered a book of 119 mares last year for a fee of $19,250 (inc GST).


Racing and Sports

Naas

Wednesday, 21st July 2021

4
17:50
(local)

Arqana Irish EBF Marwell Stakes (Fillies' Listed) (LR)

Age: 2yo Sex: F WT: 128lbs Type: OPEN
EUR €48,000
5f TURF GOOD
4
17:50
(local)
EUR €48,000
5f GOOD

Arqana Irish EBF Marwell Stakes (Fillies' Listed) (LR)

Age: 2yo Sex: F WT: 128lbs Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 3. LADIES CHURCH (GB) 2yo F
CHURCHILL (IRE) - RIOTICISM (FR)
BEN COEN
J P MURTAGH
$4.00
128lbs
MARK DOBBIN

Sales Information

2nd 5. PENNINE HILLS (IRE) 2yo F
KODIAC (GB) - MILANA (FR)
D P MCDONOGH
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$4.33
128lbs
SUN BLOODSTOCK

Sales Information

3rd 6. SOPHIE'S STAR (GB) 2yo F
COTAI GLORY (GB) - OVERHEARD (IRE)
CHRIS HAYES
K R BURKE
$3.25
128lbs
NICK BRADLEY RACING 5 & E BURKE

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4th 2. KIMBAH (IRE) 2yo F
THE LAST LION (IRE) - MONAAZALAH (IRE)
ROBERT COLGAN
N SLEVIN
$251.00
128lbs

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5th 4. ORINOCO RIVER (USA) 2yo F
WAR FRONT (USA) - COIN BROKER (IRE)
G M RYAN
DONNACHA O'BRIEN
$4.50
128lbs

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6th 1. IMPEACHD ALEXANDER (IRE) 2yo F
STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) - PIOUS ALEXANDER (IRE)
SHANE FOLEY
MRS J HARRINGTON
$8.50
128lbs

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