Past Winners » Tranquil Lady


This is tricky, but I thought that Tranquil Lady should have been shorter than she is.

An impressive winner of her maiden over seven furlongs at Galway last September, Joseph O’Brien’s filly stepped forward from that next time when she was just caught close home by the talented Limiti Di Greccio in a listed race over a mile at The Curragh.

She shaped encouragingly too on her debut this season in the Listed Salsabil Stakes at Navan.  She was a little wider than ideal out of the back straight and into the home straight, but she travelled well to the three-furlong pole and, while she couldn’t match Concert Hall for pace, she kept on to finish fourth.

She should progress from that run.  She progressed significantly from her debut last season to win her maiden at Galway and, a half-sister to State Of Rest, now a three-time Grade 1 winner over around 10 furlongs, this is a good trip for her.

It appears on jockey bookings as if she is the stable’s second string behind Tosen Lydia, but Shane Crosse can only ride one of them, there may not have been much in it, Dylan Browne McMonagle is a highly-talented young rider, and there probably shouldn’t be as much between the two Joseph O’Brien fillies in the market as there is.  Eclat De Lumiere and Lily Pond, both one for one, are obviously interesting fillies too, but, at the prices, Tranquil Lady is the bet.