Linda Barrett powered home to win on her seasonal debut in the opening five furlong maiden at Navan on Saturday for owner Craig Bernick.

Ridden by jockey Andrew Slattery, the daughter of Dark Angel tracked the leaders, moved into third position at halfway, and made a strong challenge one furlong out.  Ridden to lead inside final furlong, she kept on well towards the finish, winning  by half a length.

“She was disappointing the first day and I don’t think the trip was the problem that day — nothing really happened. It was probably the first time out blues.

“Hopefully she will step up off that and we can find a winners’ race or a three-year-old handicap.

“She handled the ground and had been working okay on it in the spring. You wouldn’t think it as she is not the biggest filly in the world.

“She should get six (furlongs) eventually. She wasn’t killing herself the last 100 yards as she was flicking her ears.” Fozzy Stack.