Papilio justified good support when winning the opening Irish EBF Auction Series 2YO Maiden on debut at the Curragh on Guineas weekend.
Owned Mrs M V Magnier, Mrs Paul Shanahan and Tom Magnier, the daughter of Starspangledbanner got to the front a furlong out and kept on well under jockey Wayne Lordan to win by a-length-and-three-quarters.
“She’s a nice filly and she wasn’t getting any fillies allowance there. She’s worked well consistently, she’s probably a filly in time that will want seven or a mile to be fair to her. She’s out of a High Chaparral mare so hopefully she’ll stretch out a bit.
“She has a great mind and does everything very straight-forward. We could probably look at the Silver Flash or the Balanchine Stakes back here.
“Wayne liked her, he said she hit a bit of a flat spot at the two pole and that he got there too soon. He said he got to the line without hitting top gear.” Fozzy Stack.