Queen Of Sicily and Mrs King

Jim Bolger trains two impressive maiden winners in Ireland in the past week

This past week has seen Jim Bolger train a pair of impressive two-year-old maiden winners, both of whom hold future Group entries.

First to salute the judge was the Cape Cross filly Queen Of Sicily who ran out the two-and-three-quarter length winner on her debut over six furlongs at Naas. A Darley-homebred and running in the colours of Godolphin, she is the first living foal out of the G2 Queen Mary winner Jealous Again, who also has a yearling filly by Medaglia d'Oro and is in foal to Exceed And Excel this season. Queen Of Sicily holds future entries in the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes and G2 Lowther Stakes.

On Saturday, another potential top prospect won her first race when Mrs King, a filly by Dubawi">Dubawi, won a seven-and-a-half furlong maiden at Tipperary by four-and-a-quarter lengths. Like Queen Of Sicily she is entered in the G2 Lowther Stakes and she is a daughter of the four-time US G2 heroine Coretta and from the family of Barathea. Now the dam of seven winners, Mrs King is Coretta's last foal having recently retired from the breeding sheds.

Mrs King is one of seven winners bred on the Dubawi-Caerleon mare cross that also includes Irish 1,000 Guineas filly Anna Salai and the unbeaten G3W Erupt, who lines up tomorrow in the G1 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp.