WHAT a great return on investment Urban Fox paid connections when she caused a surprise to some and won the Group 1 Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes with ease from the Oaks winner Forever Together. It was a great success for trainer William Haggas, but more importantly for the four-year-old’s owner Barnane Stud.

Based in Templemore, Co Tipperary and run by Paddy Wynn-Jones, Barnane Stud is now part of the Highlands Stud portfolio. That farm is one of the best in South Africa and has bred more than 30 Group or Grade 1 winners.