22nd Aug 2020
Dragon Pulse progeny enjoyed a double at Killarney yesterday. First up Tiger Mylk, two year old daughter won the Irish Champions Weekend Nursery Handicap for Trainer DK Weld, Jockey Chris Hayes and Owner J Rogers. Bred by Melchior Bloodstock & Partners she is the second produce of the Diamond Green mare Rosa Gialla and a Goffs Sportsman graduate when selling to Bobby O’Ryan.
Racing Post Analysis: TIGER MYLK ran out a comfortable winner in the first-time visor. Slowly progressive in maidens, she wasn’t disgraced over the minimum trip at Sligo, but was much more comfortable over the mile here and was clearly helped by the switch to handicaps. There should be more races to be won with her.
Post-race Jockey Chris Hayes commented “She’s a lovely filly and caught my eye in Galway when she met a little interference on the turn and I was on her inside.
“I was glad to get on her today, she handled ground conditions and hopefully she can progress from it.
“She is very honest and genuine and the Rosewell horses are in good shape and I have a good record for him (Weld) this year so I’m glad to get on them.”
Dragon of Malta, three year old son of Dragon Pulse followed up winning the Division II handicap for Trainer P F O’ Donnell, Jockey Shane Crosse and Owner Anthony Hennessy. Bred by Raymond Doyle, he is a Goffs Foal Sales graduate selling fro €15,000 to Luca Ittiresu.
Racing Post Analysis: DRAGON OF MALTA was not winning out of term. He showed good form at two, mostly on testing ground, and confirmed his liking for the conditions. He did it well and may be capable of bagging another one of these.
Post-race Trainer Pat O’ Donnell commented “He is very consistent and soft ground makes all the difference. I was lucky with the timing last year to get him from Gavin Cromwell as the soft ground arrived.”
“I was a bit worried about running him so quick after Mallow but I thought it was a great run in Mallow and was a competitive enough race.”