Prime Art (2f Churchill – Mona Lisa’s Smile, by War Front) became the latest black-type winner bred by Barronstown Stud when taking the Group 3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes at Ayr.
The Johnny Murtagh-trained juvenile won a Naas maiden just nine days earlier and remained over the six furlong trip on Saturday. Settled in midfield by Ben Curtis, she began to make headway approaching the final furlong and was ridden to lead soon after. Quickening smartly, she ran on well to win by a length and three quarters.
“Prime Art has a lot of potential,” Curtis said after the race. “She showed a lovely turn of foot and will probably stay further. Hopefully, her future is bright.”
Prime Art was sold by Barronstown Stud at the Goffs Orby Sale and now races for Kevin Doyle, Mrs John Magnier and Mrs David Nagle. She is a granddaughter of Irish 1,000 Guineas and Epsom Oaks heroine Imagine, herself the dam of two Group 1 winners from six Stakes horses in total.