A successful week for Ardad’s offspring, with four new winners since 10 May, means that the Overbury resident is now way out in front in the European first-season sires’ championship with eight individual winners. In fact, no first-crop sire in Britain has ever made a faster start to his stud career that Ardad.

Following victory for Beautiful Sunshine at Windsor on Monday, then for debutant Condrieu at Chantilly 24 hours later, Superior Force was another impressive first-time-out-winner at Salisbury on Thursday – and the second in four days for up-and-coming trainer George Boughey and Amo Racing. The young stallion was then represented by his eighth winner on Friday evening when Tipperary Sunset made an eye-catching debut at Hamilton, making all for his owner and trainer John Quinn.

Bred by Mickley Stud and Mr D Willis, Tipperary Sunset was a £17,000 Goffs UK Premier Yearling, having been pinhooked by Mick Fitzpatrick of Kilminfoyle House Stud. Superior Force, bred by Jeremy Green and sons, was in turn a Robson Aguiar pinhook and sold at the recent Goffs UK Breeze-up Sale for £88,000.

Ardas has two more runners declared for Saturday in Sonella and Diamond Pearl, who take each other on in the fillies’ maiden at Thirsk. The latter is a half-sister to the G2 Coventry Stakes runner-up Headway.