WINNING trainer Paddy Twomey claimed to have nothing in mind after Elltaaf won a Tipperary maiden at the first time of asking since joining the trainer. Formerly in the care of Saeed bin Suroor, for whom she was placed on her only start at two, the daughter of Invincible Spirit was sold for 45,000gns to BBA Ireland at the February Sale this year in Newmarket.

Now racing in the colours of Ennistown Stud, this well-bred three-year-old would soar in value were she to capture some blacktype and I am sure her owners and trainer are scouring the European pattern book for some suitable opportunity.