2.7.20

Second homebred Stakes winner in days

Qatar Racing celebrated its second homebred Stakes winner in four days when Know It All dominated her eight rivals in the Gr.3 Derrinstown Stud Fillies Stakes at Leopardstown on Wednesday.

Know It All had shown herself in fine form when second in the Gr.3 Leopardstown Fillies Trial Stakes in early-June and she returned to the same track to go one better.

The strong-travelling Know It All extricated herself from a tight spot on the rail to hit the front approaching the final furlong marker and crossed the line with two and a quarter lengths to spare over Celestial Object.

The success continued the fine run of form for the Johnny Murtagh stable and was also a first at Stakes level for exciting apprentice Ben Coen, who had ridden the filly for the first time on her reappearance.

Know It All was also proving herself over a mile on her first go, which opens up options for her. The logical big target for a filly like her is the Gr.1 Matron Stakes in September in which she holds an entry.

Johnny told press after the race: “She seemed to have come forward from her last run, judged by her work, and Ben was very happy with her coming here.

“I thought she’d take a bit of beating and thankfully she’s done it like that. She’s an exciting filly and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season.

“Sheikh Fahad was on the phone and is very happy, so I’ll speak to him and see what we’re going to do. She has some big entries and hopefully she’ll be able to fulfil them.

“I think seven (furlongs) or a mile is good. She has plenty of pace and travels really well.”

Three-year-old Know It All was bred by Qatar Bloodstock Ltd out of star mare Common Knowledge who gave us the first Roaring Lion cub born at Tweenhills this year, a very class filly born on January 18.

Common Knowledge is now 20 and naturally had to go to Japan to visit Know It All’s sire, champion sprinter Lord Kanaloa. Know It All is Common Knowledge’s third Group winner after Astrophysical Jet and Coral Wave.