Sirjack Thomas breaks his duck with Roscommon success
Madeleine Tylicki looks to have a decent prospect on her hands following the taking victory of Sirjack Thomas (15-8 joint-fav) in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Roscommon.
The son of Fast Company has always been held in high regard by connections and took another step forward here, building on his recent runner-up finish at Gowran with a three quarters of a length success.
With Mount Wellington again disappointing, Sirjack Thomas took over with two furlongs to run and although Himmah came through to throw down a stern challenge, she was never able to master the winner who was always doing enough in front for Billy Lee.
Tylicki said afterwards: "He ran a cracker in the Curragh first time out and we were a little disappointed in Leopardstown but in hindsight we probably ran him back a bit too soon.
"We got him right for Gowran where he finished second and were very pleased. Today was very testing conditions but he's only developing and is getting stronger with each run.
"He was late to come to us unbroken in February and he's got a lot of catching up to do. I'm very happy with the way things are going with him, and certainly think he'll be one for next year.
"Billy said it was very testing but he's a very honest horse, and he kept at it."
The Eurona BriskNet Handicap looked wide open with a furlong to run but but it was Youceeyouceecee who picked up best of all and he went on to score by two and a quarter lengths.
Giorni Felice (5-2) quickened up in decent fashion to open his account in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon Maiden.
Edward Lynam's charge finished a good second on his debut at Galway earlier this month and although he was forced to switch inside to get a run at the furlong marker, he quickly put a length and a quarter between himself and Newcross once in the clear and maintained that advantage to the line.
On The Go Again (13-2) took first prize in the Pyramid Bookmakers Handicap with a length and a half triumph.