New winner for first-season sire Ribchester

Doitforandrew strikes at Dundalk

First-season sire Ribchester sired another winner on Wednesday, 24 November when his son Doitforandrew won a maiden over seven furlongs at Dundalk.

Andrew Slattery’s charge seemed to benefit from the step up in trip to seven furlongs, as jockey Wayne Lordan settled Doitforandrew midfield early on in the race. Pushing him along two furlongs out, he quickened nicely to keep on in the final half-furlong, beating his rivals by a length and a quarter.

Bred by Mr and Mrs G Middlebrook, Doitforandrew is out of the Excelebration mare Exacting, herself a half-sister to two-year-old G3 Clyde Stakes winner Distinctive.

Champion miler Ribchester is now the sire of 16 individual first-crop winners, led by the highly rated Black Type winner Flaming Rib, who put up a very impressive performance to land the Listed Doncaster Stakes last month.

Ribchester stands at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €12,500 Oct 1, SLF.