Zihba justified favouritism to win the Jimmy McGeough Median Auction Race at Dundalk on Friday night by two lengths and is now two wins from two runs.

The son of Choisir  landed his maiden over a furlong shorter (seven) at this venue just prior to Christmas.

“He did it well. He’s still a work in progress and he probably needed the run a bit there with all the hold-ups with the weather.

“He did it quite well as he’s giving the runner-up 15lb.

“Chris said he just gave a bit of a heave with him about two-and-a-half down and then got his second wind and ran on.

“He’ll probably go for a Guineas trial somewhere. I’d say he wants fast ground.” Fozzy Stack