Queen of Sicily, a maternal granddaughter of Drakenstein Stud’s resident sire Trippi, made a stunning winning debut at Naas on Wednesday.
Trained by Jim Bolger, the 2yo Queen of Sicily powered away to win the Irish Stallion Farm EBF Maiden over 1200m first time up for Godolphin and left a favourable impression on all who witnessed the performance.
The daughter of Cape Cross, who is out of Trippi’s G2 Queen Mary Stakes winner Jealous Again, also clearly made a highly favourable impression on her connections.
Winning jockey Kevin Manning said of his mount post-race, “She had been working very well and it suggested that she should be up to winning first time. I think she’s a filly we’ll hear plenty of.”
Queen of Sicily holds entries in both the G2 Pinsent Masons Lowther Stakes (August 20th) and the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes (13 September) and is clearly a filly with a very bright future ahead of her.
Trippi made his mark as a broodmare sire earlier this year when his maternal grandson Liam’s Map won the Harlan’s Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream Park.