Barberstown Citadel Irish EBF Fillies Maiden (4.55)
What is the story?
The Aga Khan homebred makes her debut on Irish 1,000 Guineas day for Dermot Weld, who shall be hoping one other within the well-known silks in Tahiyra can add the showpiece occasion to final 12 months’s runaway Moyglare success. Eziva, a daughter of Medaglia D’Oro, has a captivating pedigree in addition and in addition holds an entry within the Irish Oaks again on the observe in July.
How is she bred?
Eziva is the primary foal out of the Teofilo mare Eziyra, a five-time Group winner whose function success got here within the Group 2 Moyglare ‘Jewels” Blandford Stakes on the Curragh in 2018.
She was undoubtedly unfortunate to not strike on the highest degree for Weld, developing in opposition to top-notchers in Allow and Sea Of Class when inserting within the Irish and Yorkshire Oaks, in addition to ending third to Exultant within the Hong Kong Vase on her closing begin.
Gold Cup winner Estimate options within the pedigree of EzivaCredit score: Edward Whitaker
The nine-year-old is in flip the third foal out of the Dubai Vacation spot mare Eytarna, a successful and Listed-placed half-sister to Gold Cup winners Enzeli and Estimate, Irish Oaks and Prix Royal-Oak victress Ebadiyla and Moyglare Stud Stakes scorer Edabiya. Eziyra is in flip a half-sister to 4 winners together with Listed scorer Eshera and the Group 3-placed Etneya.
Eziyra has a two-year-old Dubawi filly referred to as Ezeliya and a yearling Siyouni colt.
Who does she need to deal with?
Eziva’s ten rivals embody Ballydoyle’s once-raced Justify filly All Time Nice, a daughter of E.P. Taylor and Ribblesdale Stakes winner Curvy – a half-sister to Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Energy – in addition to the identical connections’ Excessive Chieftess, a twice-raced Galileo filly out of Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Tiggy Wiggy.
Additionally in opposition is Feathertop, a Jessica Harrington-trained Australia filly from the household of twin Derby winner Excessive Chaparral.