Cheerupsleepyjean quickened up in style to win on debut at the Curragh on Saturday afternoon for owners Mrs Paul Shanahan, Mrs M V Magnier & Mrs T Stack.
Ridden by Chris Hayes, the daughter of Starspangledbanner travelled strongly throughout. Coming between horses to lead from a furlong out, Cheerupsleepyjean pulled away at the line to record a two-and-a-quarter length win.
“She had been working well but hadn’t been away anywhere. There is probably plenty of improvement in her as she was quite green in front.
“She’s a fast filly and six is probably as far as she’ll ever get.
“It’s Noel O’Callaghan’s family, and she’s related to Dandy Man and Sandhurst Goddess.
“Hopefully she’ll come back here (on May 3rd) for a Listed race in about a fortnight. She might make into a Queen Mary or Albany filly.
“She did her best to get beat in the first furlong and a half. She was a bit startled and lit up. She is usually fairly relaxed at home and hopefully she will learn from that and be more professional the next day.” Fozzy Stack.