Coolmore shuttler Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill – Love Me True, by Kingmambo) earned his first winner as a sire when Count Limonade (Duke Of Marmalade – Hoity Toity, by Darshaan) prevailed at Roscommon.
Count Limonade was having his third start in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders’ Fund Maiden (7f) on Monday.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained two-year-old set the pace before drawing away from his four rivals to score a decisive 3-1/4 length win.
“He kept it uncomplicated and he was genuine,” jockey Joseph O’Brien told wwwirishracing.com.
“I think that is one of Duke’s first winners and we have a few nice ones at home. He was very green in front but it was his first time on a track like that.”
Count Limonade is one of seven two-year-olds to make the racetrack in Britain and Ireland this season. Another three of Duke Of Marmalade’s youngsters have placed in promising performances.
Duke Of Marmalade’s first racing crop will appear in Australia next season.
Duke Of Marmalade will stand will command a $22,000 service fee when he resumes southern hemisphere duties at Coolmore’s Jerry’s Plains property in the spring.