Flaxman Stables-homebred Corviglia gave KARAKONTIE another international winner on Thursday when the juvenile filly won at Leopardstown in Ireland.
Trained by Jessica Harrington for her owners, Corviglia proved the stretch out to seven furlongs after making her debut at half a furlong shorter last month was a good move.
The filly was hustled out of the gate and immediately went to the lead where she was part of a pair setting the pace. The duo swapped leads back and forth as they galloped comfortably up front until they were asked to enter a duel as the field turned into the stretch.
There wasn’t much of a duel, however as Corviglia quickly started pulling away from her longtime rival. A few late runners ate into the large margin she had created but she still had a comfortable 1 ¾ lengths in hand at the line.
✅ Off the mark
A likeable effort from Corviglia (Karakontie) who quickens up in good style to shed the maiden tag at the second time of asking for @Jessica_Racing, Shane Foley & Flaxman Stables in the opener at @LeopardstownRC pic.twitter.com/DoP20SYp59
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) July 22, 2021
Born in the United States, Corviglia is a full sister to KARAKONTIE’s Grade 3 winner and dual surface stakes winner Sole Volante and a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Explode and stakes-placed Light of Joy.
As to be expected from a Flaxman-bred, Corviglia has impressive runners throughout her pedigree. She is out of a winning full sister to Epsom Oaks (G1) winner Light Shift, who is the dam of European Champion Ulysses. Another one of Corviglia’s dam’s half-sisters to European champion Shiva, who the dam and granddam of stakes winners as well.
Those under Corviglia’s second dam also include U.S. champion Main Sequence, European champion Cloth of Stars, Group 2 winner Smoking Sun and many more.
A European classic winner, KARAKONTIE has proven to be extremely versatile as a sire with stakes winners on both dirt and turf. The stallion has one of the best percentages of stakes performers of all third crop sires at 13% with 63.44% of his starters winning at least once.