Clounmacon Gains Valuable Black Type In Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF Listed Stakes at Naas
Yeomanstown Stud is delighted to continue its sponsorship at Naas Racecourse and the 2023 renewal of the Yeomanstown Irish EBF Listed Stakes did not disappoint. Newtown Anner Stud Farm’s Clounmacon gained big black type when winning the 6f feature contest at Naas on Wednesday. The three-year-old daughter of Kodi Bear was held up under Shane Foley as British raider Radio Goo Goo led, ploughing alone furrow on the far side, while the rest of the field raced near side, led by Sweetest Rose and Aussie Girl. Clounmacon was shaken up approaching the final two furlongs and made steady ground to hit the front in the last 100 yards and win by three quarters of a length. Aussie Girl held on for second, two and a half lengths ahead of My Eyes Adore You, who was also close to the pace. Clounmacon was bouncing back, having been beaten in the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot last time out. Prior to that, she was second in a Curragh premier handicap, having won her maiden at Dundalk in April.
The winning Trainer Johnny Murtagh commented post race “I thought coming back to six (would suit), although I was a little bit worried about the ground. ‘Dusty’ (Shane Foley) said she handled it well, she got away with it today.
“I always thought she had plenty of ability, she travels really strongly. Seven furlongs on fast ground is probably ideal conditions for her.
“She’s won a stakes race now so it’s absolutely great for Maurice (Regan) and his broodmare band. We’ve got a few nice horses for Newtown Anner and I’m delighted to get a Listed winner for them.
“We might stick in her in a fillies’ Group 3 now over seven and please-God we can find another one for her.”
Bred by Newtown Anner’s Maurice Regan, She is out of Cnocan Gold, a half-sister to the Gr.3 winner and dual Gr.1- placed sire Honours List. This is the family of the admirable Suedois, winner of the Gr.1 Turf Mile Stakes and four other Stakes races