A TOP-CLASS and really consistent performer, Derrinstown Stud’s popular stallion Awtaad won five races and was only once out of the first four in nine starts.

He was completing a four-timer when he easily defeated Galileo Gold in the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas and his excellent pedigree, by Cape Cross out of a Shamardal mare, makes him a good outcross for most Irish broodmares. Last year his yearlings brought prices up to 80,000gns.