Papilio recorded her second career success winning the Irish EBF Median Sires Series Race at Killarney on Wednesday evening for owners Mrs M V Magnier, Mrs Paul Shanahan and Tom Magnier.
Ridden by Danny Gilligan, the daughter of Starspangledbanner won on debut at the Curragh in May before finishing sixth in the Airlie Stud Stakes at that venue last month, and yesterday relished the step up in trip to defeat the eight runner field.
Papilio moved past leader Greenland with 200 yards to race and was merely hands-and-heels in gaining a length win giving Gilligan his third win and reducing his claim to 7lb.
“I took a chance running her in the Group 2 the other day and I always thought she needed to be running further. She was running against proper sprinters and they took her off her feet and was on her head the whole way.
“Danny was cool, I told him to sit and sit and sit and have a one pop at the Ballydoyle horse inside the furlong pole. He said she didn’t kill herself when she got there but she is a nice filly.
“We might go for the Flame Of Tara Stakes next (at the Curragh, over a mile).” Fozzy Stack