Tahiyra All Systems Go For Mawj Clash At Royal Ascot

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing


Group One winning Irish Classic winner Tahiyra is all systems go to clash for a second time with the Godolphin owned Mawj at Royal Ascot in the Coronation Stakes.

The three year old daughter of Siyouni, Tahiyra has been seen just twice on the world stage to date, making her debut at Galway in emphatic style when bolting up by lose to six lengths, she was then saved for the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Taking on the proven superstar Meditate, she travelled into the race beautifully before breezing past the Aidan O'Brien trained filly to win with any amount in hand.

A star was officially born after that performance and this season she returned in similar form when being well backed ahead of the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket but could not manage to pass Mawj for Saeed bin Suroor.

It was second time lucky in the Irish 1000 Guineas where she put away the talented Meditate to land the spoils and now her trainer Dermot Weld is keen on sending her to Royal Ascot for another Group One success.

(Credit ATR) He said: “She came out of the Guineas well. It was a little bit quick to run her back after the English Guineas, but she’s taken it well and at the moment we’re all set for the Coronation.

“We’ll play it by ear with the weather. We’d hope that they’d water it well, it’s very dry, quick ground but it was lovely ground at the Curragh.

“She’s got a wonderful turn of pace. She’s in good order and the current plan is that we’re all set for the Coronation.”