GODDESS was promoted to favouritism with some firms in the market on next year's 1000 Guineas following a spectacular performance at Leopardstown on Thursday evening.
Wow! Well-named and bred in the purple - Goddess streaks clear to win for Aidan O'Brien at @LeopardstownRC. This one a daughter of Camelot, a full sister to Group 1 Athena and related to Galileo and Sea The Stars! pic.twitter.com/ZGLC0ryikZ— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) July 12, 2018
The beautifully-bred daughter of Camelot is out of a half-sister to Galileo and looks to have plenty of the family's ability, judged on her 10-length demolition job in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.
Ridden by Seamie Heffernan, the Aidan O'Brien-trained youngster was sent off the 1/2 favourite, having had little luck in running when ninth of 11 in a Curragh maiden at the end of last month.
O'Brien was not present, but Heffernan was clearly impressed. He said: "She should have won at the Curragh. It was a typical Irish race, they were all boxed watching one another. I just let her jump and stride along today.
"I'm not sure how good a race it was, but she's way better than average. I'd say she's better than September (who won her maiden at Leopardstown and subsequently won at Royal Ascot and has been Group 1-placed)."