ANA O’Brien paid €11,500 at the Goffs November Sale last year for a four-time winning daughter of Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill). She is by the broodmare sire of a trio of Group or Grade 1 winning two-year-olds in Newspaperofrecord (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf), Verbal Dexterity (National Stakes) and Johannes Vermeer (Criterium International).

Too Precious, the now five-year-old that O’Brien bought, is a half-sister to six-time winner Song Of Love (Fastnet Rock), but more importantly is a full-sister to Numerian (Holy Roman Emperor). At the time of the sale he was group and listed-placed at Dundalk, but he made the perfect start to the new turf season with victory in the Listed Devoy Stakes at Naas.