WHAT better way to earn your maiden stakes victory than with a Group 1 winner. When Iridessa landed the Group 1 bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket for trainer Joseph O’Brien, he was doing his parents a big favour as the filly was bred by them and was crediting Group 1 Derby winner Ruler Of The World with his first stakes winner in his first crop.

Aidan and Annemarie O’Brien bred Iridessa under Whisperview Trading Limited and the filly races in the well-known silks of Mrs Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez. Previously a maiden winner and placed in a listed race at Leopardstown, she is now, by some way, the best winner from the Danehill (Danzig) mare Senta’s Dream.