THE well-bred Astadash, whose career got off to such a promising start when she was third to the Investec Oaks runner-up Ennistymon the day after racing resumed in early June, finally got her turn in the mile-and-a-quarter maiden to provide trainer Kevin Prendergast and the filly’s connections a victory of special resonance.

This half-sister to her trainer’s dual Group 1 heroine La Collina had endured a somewhat frustrating time of things since her initial outing with four top-four finishes from her next six runs.