Piece Of Paradise ran out an impressive winner of the Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden at Tipperary on Sunday for owners Michael O’Flynn, Mrs Paul Shanahan and Mrs John Magnier.
Bred by Michael O’Flynn’s Rockfield Farm and carrying his familiar red and yellow colours, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor showed the benefit of her first two starts, going on to win by 1 length under jockey Andrew Slattery.
“The blinkers were a big help. She was backing off the gate on her first couple of runs and the blinkers just concentrated her a bit.
“We thought she’d win the last twice and hopefully she can build on this. She handled the ground but came down the ambulance track so to say she wants soft ground might be a stretch of the imagination.
“I might enter her in the Listed race at the Curragh on Friday. She gets five well and might get six. It is not easy for those fillies to carry top weight in those auction races and she’s after winning now which is the main thing.” Fozzy Stack.