14:25 Newmarket Wed 17 April 2019
400,000gns yearling by War Front; 6th foal; brother to winners Camp Courage (6f 2yo) & War Office (7.5f AW), half-brother to winners Romeo Lima (6f-8.5f Fr 2yo/US) & Ask Me Another (1m2f). Owner's first pick on jockey bookings but yard started slow.
By Shamardal; sixth foal; half-brother to French 1m winner Lahqa dam French 1m3f-1m4f winner (inc Listed), out of 1m2f Listed winning close relative of smart stayer Samsaam. Connections won this 12 months ago with 25/1 chance.
Sea The Stars newcomer, €110,000 yearling; 5th foal; half-brother to winners Gardol City (8.5f 2yo/9.5f AW;) & Vegas Valentine (10.5f) dam French 1m1f two-year-old winner. Top connections so market support would be significant.
€95,000 yearling by Mastercraftsman; fourth foal; half-brother to winners I Can Fly (7f-1m inc AW 2yo/Group 2), Viscount Barfield (7f-7.5f inc AW/Listed) and All Of Me (1m4f). Likable pedigree for yard in form so must be respected here.
Fifth foal; half-brother to winners Khairaat (1m-1m2f) and Mezel (6f 2yo); dam 1m2f winning half-sister to 1m4f Group 2 winner Maraahel. From a good Shadwell family and well respected as one of four in this ownership.
€50,000 yearling; first foal; dam 1m-1m4f winner (inc at 2/Group 3), half-sister to useful 7f-1m winner Aquarium out of winning granddaughter of Yorkshire Oaks winner/Irish Leger second Key Change. Well related but may need further.
70,000gns yearling by Acclamation; first foal; dam placed 6.7f in France, sister to 7f AW 2yo winner Grizzle. Already gelded, wears a hood and looks owner's fourth string so hard to be optimistic.
Newcomer by Union Rags; $130,000 yearling. Third foal; dam unraced half-sister to US 1m1f and 1m2f (Kentucky Derby) Grade 1 winner Always Dreaming. Bred for dirt but respected yard especially when market speaks with confidence.
400,000gns yearling; fourth foal; half-brother to 6.5f-2m Flat (inc 2yo)/2m-2m3f hurdle winner Bedrock; dam 7f & 1m (Listed) 2yo winner. Dante entry for respected yard so certainly one for any shortlist and market support would further optimism.
Seventh foal; closely related to Group-placed 6f 2yo winner Figure Of Speech , half-brother to 6f 2yo winner Epithet, dam Listed-placed 1m4f winner and half-sister to French 1m 2yo Group 1 winner Ultra. Likable pedigree and jockey booking noted.
35,000gns vendor yearling. 8th foal; half-sister to winners Cartimandua (6f inc Listed), Terentia (5f inc at 2), Sejanus (8.6f AW 2yo), Chelabella (7f) and Jay Jays Joy (1m Fibresand). Others more obvious claims.
82,000gns Y; fifth foal; half-sister to winners Snap Shots (5f-6f inc 2yo), Spy Ring (Ire 5f 2yo/US 6.5f) and Zebedaios (6f-1m GB/HK); once-raced dam half-sister to 1m Group 2 winner Independence. Yard's newcomers tend to need the run.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Owen BurrowsJ: Dane O'Neill|
Uae Jewel (10/11), Al Hadeer (6/1), Wild Animal (7/1), Desert Icon (12/1), Kung Fu (12/1), Geomatrician (16/1), Junooh (20/1), Damlaj (25/1), Mutaraffa (33/1), Samba Saravah (33/1), Caesonia (66/1), Inspirational (100/1)
- Al Hadeer
- Wild Animal
- Uae Jewel
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