Red Lacewing showed nice progression from her debut third to win the five furlong maiden at Naas on Thursday afternoon for owner/breeder Mrs David Nagle.

Andy Slattery’s mount was towards the rear in the early stages before making headway on the rail from halfway. The daughter of No Nay Never came through a tight gap a furlong out and soon led, challenged by New York City in the closing stages, she kept on well to win by head.

Red Lacewing is a half-sister to nine winners including Middle Park Stakes winner The Last Lion.

“She ran well the last day in Navan and is probably going to be a sprinter. She’s a well-bred filly so it was important to get a win into her.

“There is a Listed race in Dundalk and one in Newmarket at the backend for fillies. The mother was placed in the Moyglare and the Cheveley Park and is a half-sister to Tarascon. She’s the last foal out of the mare so she will be kept for the paddocks eventually.

“She showed a good attitude as it got quite tight. She swishes her tail but she does that walking and trotting. It doesn’t seem to bother her.” Fozzy Stack