ANANDA (b f Frankel – Sotka)
Form: 41- Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Owner: Lady Bamford
€525,000 half-sister to French 6/7f 3yo Group 3 winner Fas and French 1m 1f 3yo Group 3 winner Silva. Dam a Listed-placed French 5f 2yo winning half-sister to top-class sprinter Sole Power. This filly was sent off 7/4 favourite for her debut outing in a 7f fillies’ novice at Newmarket (July) last August but could only manage fourth, travelling best but unable to sustain her effort. She duly got off the mark when landing a 6f fillies’ novice contest at Yarmouth three weeks later, tanking through proceedings and really opening up inside 100 yards or so to run out an authoritative 2-length winner over Pinafore. Ananda appears to have inherited the speedier elements of her pedigree on the evidence of those two runs, though it is highly likely her first port of call in 2023 will be either the Nell Gwyn or Fred Darling (both 7f) in order to test her 1000 Guineas credentials.
ARTISTIC STAR (b c Galileo – Nechita)
Form: 1- Trainer: Ralph Beckett Owner: J C Smith
Full brother to Australian 10f Group 3 winner Harpo Marx and 12f Group 3/Listed winner Forbearance. Dam an Australian 6f 3yo Group 1 winner. This colt was allowed to go off at odds of 16/1 ahead of making a successful debut in an 8.5f maiden at Nottingham last October. Never too far away, he was shaken up to challenge inside the three-furlong marker and took over approaching the final furlong, keeping on well and always in control as he ran out a 1¼-length winner over Westerton. A late-May foal and a brother to a pair of stakes winners who got better with time and distance, it is to Artistic Star’s immense credit that he was able to post such a performance over an extended mile as a juvenile. He ought to improve significantly for tackling middle distances in 2023, and a race such as the 10f conditions event at Newbury’s Greenham meeting looks a sensible starting point though connections may go straight for a Derby trial.
DRAGON ICON (b c Lope de Vega – Matauri Pearl)
Form: 1– Trainer: Roger Varian Owner: Yoshiro Kubota
360,000gns brother to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Aunt Pearl. Dam a Norsk 1000 Guineas winner who was a full sister to Group/Grade 1-placed French/US 8-9f winner (including at Group/Grade 3 level) Wekeela. This colt made a winning start to his career in a 7f novice event at Kempton last November (4/1 chance), waited with in a steadily-run affair until shaken up to make progress two furlongs out, quickening smartly to lead inside the final furlong and drawing away to score by 3¼ lengths from Elnajmm. The level of form achieved on the day was nothing more than fair, but the clinical manner in which Dragon Icon sealed matters off modest fractions means it’s hard to believe that will prove anywhere near his limit. Sure to stay another furlong or two, it will be interesting to see whether connections pitch him in at the deep end and go for a 2000 Guineas trial, aim for a race such as the Listed Burradon Stakes at Newcastle or simply go for another novice under a penalty.
EMPRESS WU (b f Sea The Moon – Chinoiseries)
Form: 1– Trainer: David Simcock Owner: Miss K Rausing
Second foal of a 1m 2yo winner who was a full sister to 12f Group 1 winner Madame Chiang (later dam of French 12f Listed winner Oriental Mystique). This filly made a successful start to her career in a 10f maiden at Lingfield last November (16/1 chance), slowly away and waited with in rear but travelling better than most, making striking progress down the outer from over a furlong out which carried her into the lead close home, scoring by 2¼ lengths from Silver Sword. It was very much a case of style over substance in a race where those with form looked limited and one or two of her fellow debutants were either too green or didn’t get a clear run. However, the turn of foot displayed by Empress Wu to win was something out of the ordinary (clocked a sub-11-second final furlong), also coming rather wide off the home bend. Her handler has enjoyed a good deal of success with this family in recent times, and it would come as no surprise to see Empress Wu become another to gain black type.
EVERYTHING COUNTS (ch c Zoustar – Lauren Louise)
Form: 1– Trainer: Pia & Joakim Brandt Owner: OTI, G Augustin-Normand, Vermuelen et al
€37,000 half-brother to Gimcrack Stakes winner Blaine, 6f 2yo Listed winner Bogart, Group 3/Listed-placed 6f 2yo winner Legal Attack and the unraced dam of Chester Vase winner Youth Spirit. Dam a 6f winner. This colt made a winning debut in a 7.5f maiden at Deauville last November (97/10 chance), dropped out and still well off the pace when ridden at the top of the home straight, making relentless progress down the outer and leading inside the final 50 yards to score by half a length from Le Tabou. It was a visually taking display from Everything Counts, coming from a long way back and sustaining his challenge to pass most of his rivals in the home straight, cutting back the deficit on a next-time-out scorer who had raced prominently throughout. He looks nothing like the sharp, speedy type his pedigree suggests he ought to be, needing every yard of the extended seven-furlong trip on debut. Therefore, also unlike a few in the family, he should improve a good chunk throughout his second season.
IMPERIAL EMPEROR (b c Dubawi – Zhukova)
Form: 1- Trainer: Charlie Appleby Owner: Godolphin
Full brother to useful 2022 8-10f 3yo winner First Ruler. Dam a US 11f Grade 1 winner who was a half-sister to four-time 10-12f Group 1 winner Ghaiyyath (by Dubawi) out of an Irish 1000 Guineas winner. This colt made a winning debut in a 1m maiden at Newmarket in October (13/8 favourite), tracking a modest pace until travelling powerfully into the lead approaching the two-furlong marker, clearing right away inside the final furlong to score by 3½ lengths from Attaj. For all it wasn’t the deepest contest, the manner in which Imperial Emperor put a seal on matters suggested he was an above-average colt in the making. His pedigree is a bit of mixture in terms of distance, looking another by his sire that may prove best at/around 10f and no farther given how he coped with a relative test of speed on debut. The novice race at Newmarket’s Craven meeting won last year by connections’ subsequent St Leger winner New London looks a sensible starting point for this colt en route to a crack at a Derby trial.
JANNAH ROSE (b f Frankel – Sophie Germain)
Form: 1- Trainer: Carlos Laffon-Parias Owner: Al Shira’aa Farms
€650,000 close relation to smart Irish 6-8.5f winner (including at Group 2/Listed level) Creggs Pipes and a half-sister to Listed-placed Irish 6f 2yo winner Silver Spear. Dam an unraced daughter of an Oaks d’Italia winner. This filly made a winning debut in a 1m fillies’ maiden at Chantilly last September (7/2 favourite), racing in behind the leaders and picking her way through to challenge from the two-furlong marker, running on well throughout the final furlong to lead close home and score by half a length from Epoustouflante. Jannah Rose’s narrow margin of victory doesn’t tell the full story, appearing to lose her footing just before halfway and then forced to come through runners in the straight. That she won at all is testament to her abilities, certainly having the pedigree and price tag to a go long way. It would be no surprise were she to make up into a contender for the Prix de Diane, likely to find 10f well within her compass.
REMARQUEE (b f Kingman – Regardez)
Form: 1- Trainer: Ralph Beckett Owner: J H Richmond-Watson
Half-sister to useful 7f-1m winner Impatient. Dam a 10f 3yo Listed winner who was closely related to French 9.5f 3yo Listed winner Glance and a half-sister to Prix Royal-Oak winner Scope out of a 7f-1m winning half-sister to Oaks winner Look Here. This filly made a winning start to her career in a 7f novice event at Salisbury last September (5/1 chance), soon prominent and shaken up to challenge two furlongs out, running green initially but knuckling down well inside the final furlong to lead close home and score by 1¼ lengths from Bresson (pair clear). Once working her way through greenness, the manner in which Remarquee cut back the deficit was striking, clocking a very good time in the process. She hails from a family connections have enjoyed plenty of success with over the years, and it’s hard to believe she won’t prove to be another pattern-class performer from it. Although the likes of Look Here and Scope stayed 12f+, Remarquee probably won’t require much beyond 1m.
TARJEEH (b c Churchill – Myturn)
Form: 41- Trainer: Owen Burrows Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum
160,000gns half-brother to 7f 3yo winner Muay Thai. Dam an unraced close relation to German 12f Group 1 winner Temida out of a dual 10f 3yo winner who was a half-sister to US 10f Grade 1 winner Midships and four-time 10f Listed winner Principal Role. This colt shaped with considerable promise on debut in a 6f maiden at Windsor last June, running on strongly from a hopeless position to take fourth behind Al Karrar (beaten 4½ lengths). He duly confirmed that promise when landing a 7f maiden at Newbury the following month, close up but taking a while to find top stride, doing so inside the final furlong and leading close home to edge out Dancing Magic by half a length. Injury prevented Tarjeeh from seeing action again at two, but he created a good impression despite appearing to find 6/7f something of an inadequate test of stamina (form of both races has proven strong). From a decent Juddmonte family, Tarjeeh rates a good prospect for the year ahead, when he will require 1m at the very least.
VALIMI (b c Teofilo – Valdaya)
Form: 1- Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget Owner: H H Aga Khan
Half-brother to Qatari 6f winner Valdarann. Dam a French 6.5f 2yo winner who was a half-sister to Prix de Diane winner Valyra, French 15f 3yo Group 2/3 winner Valirann and French 10f 3yo Listed winner Valiyr. This colt’s sole outing to date saw him land a 1m contest at Deauville last October (73/10 chance), soon to the fore and travelling comfortably, shaken up over a furlong out and always in control as he saw off next-time-out winner American Flag by 1¼ lengths (pair clear). It was a highly promising start from Valimi in a race connections won in 2021 with subsequent 1m Group 2/3 scorer Erevann, while they’ve also enjoyed success with this family via the sadly ill-fated Valyra. The manner in which this colt got the job done first time out suggests he has enough potential to make up into a pattern-class performer this term. May prove best at/around 1m.
AWTAAR (b f No Nay Never – Za’hara)
Form: 4- Trainer: Patrick Owens Owner: Mohamed Saeed Al Shahi
€25,000 half-sister to 2022 Australian 12f Group 2/Listed winner Saracen Knight, useful 11-12f winner Beauty Stone and 2022 Irish 10.5f 3yo winner Fawkner Park. Dam a once-raced maiden half-sister to Arlington Million winner Debussy and 8.5f Group 3 winner Laugh Aloud. This filly debuted in a 6f novice event at Yarmouth last October (33/1 chance), tracking the pace and shaken up approaching the two-furlong marker, running green and sticking on at the one pace inside the final furlong to come home in fourth behind Tafreej (beaten 3¾ lengths). It was a fairly promising first effort from Awtaar, racing a little keenly in behind the leaders and then running green off the bridle at the business end but still able to finish clear of the remainder. Her pedigree alone proposes better to come, bred to want further than six furlongs though by a speed influence and therefore unlikely to require as stiff a test as her siblings.
BANDERAS (ch c Lope de Vega – Glamorous Approach)
Form: 5– Trainer: Michael Bell Owner: OTI Racing, Ballylinch Stud and Partner
95,000gns brother to useful 2022 8-9f 3yo winner Glam de Vega. Dam a Group 3-placed Irish 7.5-12f winner (including twice at Listed level) who was a three-parts sister to 2000 Guineas/St James’s Palace Stakes winner Poetic Flare. This colt caught the eye in no uncertain terms on debut in a 10f maiden at Newcastle last November, dropped right out and travelling better than most, still well off the pace two furlongs out and repeatedly denied a run thereafter, closing up late into fifth behind Chesspiece (beaten 5¼ lengths). Banderas was given very little chance under a passive ride, hopelessly placed and then hitting traffic when still to be asked for his effort, tenderly handled all the while. Boasting a good pedigree, it’d be rather surprising if Banderas wasn’t capable of winning a maiden/novice at the very least before progressing into a useful performer.
DOCKLANDS (b c Massaat – Icky Woo)
Form: 2- Trainer: Harry Eustace Owner: OTI Racing
£16,000 half-brother to US 12f Grade 3 winner Ickymasho and Group 2/3-placed Australian 7-10f winner (including at Listed level) Harbour Views. Dam an unraced half-sister to Group 2-placed 6-7f winner Zilch. This colt’s only outing at two came in a 7f novice event at Haydock last August (8/1 chance), waited with and shaken up to make progress over two furlongs out, keeping on well throughout the final furlong to take second and run winner Pol Roger to a neck at the line. Not seen again since then for whatever reason, Docklands strongly appeals as the type to do better still at three given the promise displayed first time out. He ought to find another furlong well within range.
DUE DATE (b c Due Diligence – Harryana To)
Form: 9– Trainer: Clive Cox Owner: Nurlan Bizakov
£55,000 full brother to Group 3/Listed-placed 5-6f winner Diligent Harry and a half-brother to smart multiple 6f winner (including at Listed level) Harry Three. Dam a maiden half-sister to Mill Reef Stakes winner Temple Meads and Group 3/Listed-placed 6f 2yo winner Sneak Preview. This colt’s sole outing to date came in a 6f novice event at Kempton last October (11/4 favourite), slowly into stride and running very green in last place, only really getting the idea approaching the final furlong and keeping on late to come home ninth of 11 to Beach Buoy (beaten 9 lengths). Due Date was simply too green to live up to market expectations, but the late work he put in suggests he will prove just why he headed the betting another time. He also boasts a useful pedigree, with his two notable siblings enjoying success at a good level for this stable in recent times.
ELEANOR CROSS (b f Pivotal – Field of Miracles)
Form: 2- Trainer: Andrew Balding Owner: Cheveley Park Stud
Full sister to smart Irish/Australian 8-10f winner (including three times at Listed level) Earlswood and smart 10f-2m 2f winner (including at Listed level) Making Miracles. Dam a Group 2/Listed-placed 12f 3yo winning sister to dual 11.5f Listed winner Cameron Highland and half-sister to 2022 10.5f Group 2 winner Solid Stone. This filly debuted in an 8.5f fillies’ maiden at Nottingham last September (22/1 chance), waited with and pushed along three furlongs out, running green and taking a while to gather momentum before finishing well to take second behind stablemate Sisyphus Strength (beaten 1¾ lengths). It must be said that the dam of Eleanor Cross and indeed one or two others in the family were quirky, but this filly’s ungainliness off the bridle on debut is best put down to greenness for now. Eleanor Cross showed enough first time out to suggest she can operate at a decent level this year once presented with 10f+.
ELEGANCIA (b f Lope de Vega – So Sleek)
Form: 5- Trainer: Harry & Roger Charlton Owner: St Albans Bloodstock Limited
285,000gns first foal of a useful 11.5-12f 3yo winner who was a half-sister to Group 1-placed 12-14.5f winner (including at Group 2/Listed level) Silk Sari out of an unraced daughter of Fillies’ Mile/Irish 1000 Guineas winner Gossamer. This well-related filly debuted in a 7f fillies’ conditions event at Newbury last September (8/1 chance), waited with in midfield and travelling smoothly to the two-furlong marker, shaken up soon after and keeping on steadily throughout the final furlong to take fifth behind Crystallium (beaten 7¾ lengths). The fact Elegancia debuted in that particular race suggests she’s well regarded; her yard having won three of the previous four renewals including with the smart Quadrilateral. She shaped with a good deal of promise considering her pedigree suggests middle distances will ultimately be what she requires in time.
ELRAAED (ch c Dubawi – Into The Mystic)
Form: 5- Trainer: Owen Burrows Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum
Second foal of a 7-9.5f winner (including at stakes level) who was a half-sister to French 9/10f 3yo Group 3 winner Chachnak out of a French 1m 3yo Group 2/3 winner/Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Prix de Diane runner-up. This colt’s sole outing to date came in a 7.5f maiden at Ffos Las last August (5/2 chance), racing enthusiastically in behind the leaders and shaken up with two furlongs left to run, unable to go with the leading pair but sticking to the task as he came home in fifth behind Lord Bertie (beaten 6½ lengths). The testing ground allied with inexperience against a quartet with prior experience (first five home finished clear of the rest) and a refusal to settle fully likely did for Elraaed, very much spared a hard race. He presumably met with some sort of setback to not be seen again but appeals as the type to do significantly better at three anyway.
GLOWING SKY (b f Sea The Stars – Bella Qatara)
Form: 5- Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Owner: Lordship Stud
380,000gns half-sister to German 12f Group 1 winner Aspetar and Listed-placed dual 10f 3yo winner Qarasu. Dam a French 10.5f 3yo winning close relation to Group 1-placed 9-11.5f winner (including at Group 2/3 level)/Oaks fourth Somehow and half-sister to smart UK/French 12.5-15.5f winner (including at Group 2/3 level) Alex My Boy. This beautifully-bred filly debuted in a 7f fillies’ novice event at Newmarket last October (9/2 chance), waited with and shaken up over two furlongs out, running green/short of room before staying on well to finish fifth behind Orchid Bloom (beaten 4¾ lengths). Over an inadequate trip and under considerate handling, it was a debut effort full of promise from Glowing Sky, and it’s interesting she was chosen to debut in that particular race given her stable has introduced the likes Dar Re Mi, Infallible, Joviality, Nashwa, Starscope and The Fugue in it over the years. Glowing Sky is herself taken to make above-average progress over middle distances during her second season.
MISTRAL STAR (b f Frankel – Shirocco Star)
Form: 2– Trainer: Hughie Morrison Owner: Helena Springfield Ltd
Closely related to smart 10-12.5f winner (including twice at Group 2 level) Telecaster (by New Approach) and a half-sister to Group 1-placed 7f-1m winner (including at Group 2/Listed level) Al Suhail. Dam a 1m 2yo winner/Oaks runner-up. This beautifully-bred filly debuted in a 1m fillies’ novice event at Lingfield last November (8/1 chance), close up and travelling smoothly, ridden over a furlong out and holding every chance thereafter but eventually having to settle for a half-length second to Sunset Point. In keeping with her two smart siblings and dam, she found one too good first time out but showed she has plenty of ability in doing so, travelling notably well. Bred to get better with time and distance, it would be a something of a surprise were Mistral Star not able to win a maiden/novice before attempting to pick up some valuable black type later on.
MR BUSTER (br c Sea The Stars – Olympienne)
Form: 23– Trainer: Ralph Beckett Owner: Valmont
€120,000 half-brother to dual 2m Group 3 winner Patkai, 12f Group 3 winner Modun and Group 2/3-placed dual 12f winner Saptapadi. Dam an unraced sister to Group/Grade 1 middle-distance winners Greek Dance, Islington and Mountain High. This well-related colt showed a similar level of form on both outings at two last October, chasing home wide-margin winner Liberty Lane on debut at Nottingham (8.5f) before finishing third to Village Legend at Kempton (1m). Unsurprisingly for one so stoutly bred, Mr Buster simply lacked for a turn of foot on both occasions, and he very much looks the type to make significant progress once encountering middle/staying distances during his second season.
PICTURE OF A CITY (b c Cityscape – Quenelle)
Form: 4- Trainer: Andrew Oliver Owner: J P Ledwidge
18,000gns half-brother to French 12f 3yo Listed winner Quenelle d’Or. Dam a 12f 3yo winner who was a half-sister to 1m Listed winner Viva Vettori out of a triple 7f winning half-sister to seven-time 10-12f Group/Grade 1 winner Ouija Board (later dam of 2000 Guineas/Derby winner Australia). This colt’s only outing to date came in a 1m maiden at the Curragh last September (12/1 chance), waited with a little worse than midfield and shaken up over two furlongs out, short of room before staying on well throughout the final furlong to take fourth behind Starry Heavens (beaten 8½ lengths). Picture of A City wasn’t seen to best effect that day, hitting the line hard under hands-and-heels riding having met traffic over a furlong out and faring best of the newcomers. He ought to find a small maiden within his capabilities, and 10/12f is likely to prove his sort of trip.
ROYAL CAPE (b c Gleneagles – Kikonga)
Form: 9– Trainer: Hughie Morrison Owner: P C J Dalby & R D Schuster
50,000gns close relation to 2022 French 9.5-10.5f 3yo winner Kibaale (by Churchill) and a half-brother to dual 10f winner King’s Castle. Dam a useful 8-12f winner who was the daughter of an 11.5f 3yo winning sister to St Leger winner Milan. This colt’s sole outing at two came in a 1m maiden at Kempton last November (100/1 chance), in rear and still there when shaken up over two furlongs out, keeping on nicely throughout the final furlong to finish ninth behind Real Gain (beaten 4¼ lengths). Royal Cape shaped a little better than his finishing position alone can communicate, hitting the line harder than just about anything else having come from a fair way back. He looks an archetypal slow-maturing type from this yard that gets better with racing. No surprise to see him make up into a useful middle distance/staying handicapper this year.
SANDY CREEK (b f Frankel – Bonanza Creek)
Form: 2- Trainer: Joseph O’Brien Owner: White Birch Farm
Three-parts sister to Group/Grade 1-placed 2022 Irish dual 10f 3yo winner (including at Group 3 level) Stone Age (by Galileo). Dam a 10f 3yo winning sister to French 10/10.5f 3yo Group 3 winner Board Meeting and half-sister to Prix de Diane winner Bright Sky. This filly debuted in a 7f maiden at the Curragh last June (13/2 chance), waited with towards the rear of the field and still there when shaken up with two furlongs left to run, slightly short of room and switched out before finishing well to take second behind Never Ending Story (beaten 1¼ lengths). It was a debut effort packed full of promise from Sandy Creek, poorly positioned in relation to the winner (subsequent Group 3 winner/Group 1 third) but revealing plenty of ability all the same over what was surely an inadequate trip. Although she wasn’t seen again thereafter, it is perhaps interesting to note last year’s Oaks winner Tuesday filled second place in the same race on her only outing at two. With the head of the ante-post market for the Epsom fillies’ Classic looking a little thin at present, it’s certainly not beyond the realms of possibility that Sandy Creek can herself make up into a Oaks contender.
SIXPACK (b g Sea The Moon – Terre du Vent)
Form: 7- Trainer: Johnny Murtagh Owner: Any Excuse For A Holiday Syndicate
25,000gns half-brother to fairly useful dual 6f 2yo winner Owney Madden and fairly useful 7f-1m winner Carouse. Dam a French 12/15f Listed winner. This gelding debuted in an 8.5f maiden at Gowran Park last October (28/1 chance), waited with towards the rear of the field and ridden at the top of the home straight, running on well inside the final furlong to finish seventh of 15 behind Indestructible (beaten 4¼ lengths). Although his dam has yet to produce anything as good as herself, Sixpack shaped with distinct promise on debut from a poor position, understandably shaping like more of a stayer than some of his siblings given he’s by a stouter influence. He showed enough that day to suggest he could improve enough to be a competitive force in 10f+ maidens this spring, but it will be middle distance/staying handicaps where Sixpack will really shine.
UP AND UNDER (b c Lope de Vega – Hibiscus)
Form: 3- Trainer: Joseph O’Brien Owner: Go Racing Limited
€135,000 third foal of a Listed-placed Irish 10f 3yo winner who was a full sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Line of Duty and a half-sister to 7f/1m 3yo Listed winner Onassis and Group 2-placed 8.5-12f winner Secret State. This colt debuted in a 1m maiden at Navan last October (8/1 chance), slowly away and racing in last, still there three furlongs out but travelling well, shaken up with two furlongs left to run and keeping on well thereafter to take third behind Salt Lake City (beaten 8½ lengths). Up And Under had absolutely no chance the way things developed, dropped right out after a tardy start and still well off the pace passing the three-furlong marker, running on strongly under very considerate handling thereafter. He boasts a smart pedigree and looks well up to winning a maiden before going on to bigger and better things. Will stay 10f at least.
WAIPIRO (b c Australia – London Plane)
Form: 6– Trainer: Ed Walker Owner: P K Siu
Half-brother to Hong Kong triple 7f/1m Group 1 winner Waikuku and useful 7.5-12.5f Flat/Listed-placed 2m-2m 3f hurdle winner It’s Good To Laugh. Dam a maiden sister to Group 3/Listed-placed UK/French 7-10.5f winner Al Waab out of a Listed-placed 10f 3yo winner. This colt caught the eye on debut in a 1m novice event at Kempton last December (33/1 chance), waited with towards the rear of the field and shaken up two furlongs out, making steady but sustained progress thereafter under hands-and-heels riding to finish sixth behind wide-margin winner Wigmore Street (beaten 10½ lengths). It was an educational introduction for Waipiro, dropped out and brought through steadily in the straight under considerate handling. Bred to be useful and likely to relish middle distances in time, it isn’t difficult to see Waipiro doing a good deal better this term.
CLOUDBREAKER (br f Sea The Stars – Deveron)
Form: 51- Trainer: Charlie Fellowes Owner: D R J King
200,000gns three-parts sister to 1m Listed winner Lamar (by Cape Cross) and a half-sister to several winners including 5f 3yo Listed winner Haddaf. Dam a Group 1-placed 7f 2yo winner. This filly stepped up on her debut effort to land a 7f fillies’ novice event at Newmarket (July) last July, tracking the leaders and ridden over two furlongs out, taking over entering the final furlong and staying on well to run out a 1½-length winner over Emily’s Eclipse. For all it wasn’t the strongest of races for the track, there was much to like about the manner in which Cloudbreaker sealed matters once hitting the rising ground. Absent since, it is hoped she can make up for lost time at three, with a race like the Sandringham at Royal Ascot appealing as a viable medium-term target.
COUPLET (b f Zoustar – Arabda)
Form: 1- Trainer: Harry Eustace Owner: Andrew Rosen and Marc Chan
€75,000 second foal of a Swedish 1m Listed winner who was a half-sister to French 1m 3yo Listed winner Ghaaly. This filly made a winning start to her career in a 6f fillies’ maiden at Haydock last September (12/1 chance), racing in midfield and switched right over a furlong out, coming with a sustained run which took her into the lead inside the final 75 yards, clearing away to score by 2¼ lengths from Pure Angel. It was a visually impressive display from Couplet, taking a little while to build up momentum but rolling by her rivals late on without her rider needing to go for absolutely everything. Her trainer’s youngsters are rarely fully tuned first time out (this only his second 2yo debut winner) and Couplet looks set to make up into an above-average performer over 7f/1m in 2023. Racing for significant new ownership this season, it could be that she proves much better than a mere handicapper in time.
EYETRAP (b c Ulysses – Miss Dashwood)
Form: 803– Trainer: Jane Chapple-Hyam Owner: P W Harris
75,000gns close relation to smart 8.5f-2m winner (including at Group 2/3 level) Dashing Willoughby (by Nathaniel) and a half-brother to useful 2022 10-12f 3yo winner Omniscient. Dam a useful 8.5-12f winning half-sister to several winners, notably dual 10f Group 1 winner Speedy Boarding. This colt hinted at ability on debut in a 7f maiden at Newmarket last October, but his saddled slipped when still to be asked for an effort in a 1m novice event at Kempton the following month. He signed off with a third place finish over the latter course and distance a fortnight later, unable to quicken with the front two approaching the final furlong. Eyetrap’s pedigree is mainly about stamina, and he ought to prove more competitive in 10f+ handicaps this year from an opening mark of 70.
GENTLE WHINNY (b f Churchill – Short Call)
Form: 541- Trainer: Denis Coakley Owner: Chris van Hoorn Racing
75,000gns first foal of a 5f 2yo winner who was a half-sister to French 10f 2yo Group 1 winner Wonderment. This filly caught the eye with a strong finishing effort when fifth on debut in a 7f fillies’ maiden at Sandown last August, and she again ran well in defeat when fourth in a 1m contest at Newmarket the following month. She made it third time lucky in a 1m fillies’ novice event at Windsor a couple of weeks later, close up and driven along three furlongs out, responding well to lead approaching the final furlong and run out a half a length scorer from Therapist. It’s fair to say Gentle Whinny was only workmanlike in victory, though she did reverse form with the runner-up from when the pair met in Newmarket. It is highly unlikely she has finished improving just yet and ought to prove capable of making an impact in 1m+ handicaps from an initial mark of 79.
GIVEMEFIVE (b c Holy Roman Emperor – Girl of The Hour)
Form: 060- Trainer: Johnny Murtagh Owner: Any Excuse For A Holiday Syndicate
€75,000 half-brother to Irish 1m 3yo Group 3 winner Create Belief and very useful Irish dual 7f winner Star Girls Aalmal. Dam an Irish 1m 1f 3yo winner. This colt showed little on debut in a 7f maiden at the Curragh last August but offered a lot more promise when finishing sixth of 20 to Paddington over the same course and distance two months later, unable to sustain his effort. He was hampered inside the two-furlong marker and very much spared a hard race thereafter when finishing 10th of 18 in a 7f maiden at Leopardstown just nine days later. Givemefive boasts a useful pedigree and appeals as the type to do a whole lot better in handicap company at/around 1m this term.
GOLDEN PASSPORT (b c Acclamation – Fast Lily)
Form: 41– Trainer: Ed Walker Owner: P K Siu
85,000gns half-brother to 2022 US 1m 1f 3yo stakes winner Unanimous Consent. Dam a maiden half-sister to Lowther Stakes winner Silk Blossom and French dual 7f 3yo Group 3 winner Mashoora. This colt shaped with promise when fourth on debut in a 6f novice event at Salisbury last July (solid form) and duly got off the mark next time out in a 7f contest at Wolverhampton two months later, finishing off strongly to score by ¾ length from Conquistador. Golden Passport was still rough around the edges last time, rather green off the bridle initially but picking up well inside the final furlong to score readily in the end. He looks the type to improve with racing, and it would be rather surprising if there wasn’t a good deal of improvement come from him this term.
GREYSFUL STORM (gr f Kingston Hill – Ros Mountain)
Form: 557- Trainer: Darryll Holland Owner: Diamond Racing Ltd
Fourth foal of an unraced sister to Group 2/3-placed Irish 8-10f Flat/2m hurdle winner Mountain and half-sister to Group 3/Listed-placed Irish 7f 2yo winner Gluteus Maximus. This filly showed a similar level of form in a trio of outings at two, keen/green when fifth of six at Chelmsford (1m) on debut before catching the eye under considerate handling when fifth at Southwell and seventh at Newmarket (both 7f) within a fortnight of each other. Although she isn’t much on pedigree and it’s one prone to quirkiness, it is hard to believe Greysful Storm won’t do better 10f+ handicaps this season. The assessor has refused to give her a mark thus far, likely on course for something in the low 70s.
HADRIANUS (b c Galileo – Laugh Out Loud)
Form: 21– Trainer: Charlie Johnston Owner: Susan And John Waterworth
62,000gns full brother to smart Irish/US 8-10f winner (including at Grade 2/Group 3 level) Platinum Warrior and useful 2022 12f-2m 3yo winner Pons Aelius. Dam a Group 1-placed multiple 1m winner (including at Group 2/Listed level) who was a half-sister to dual 12f Listed winner Suzi’s Decision. This colt shaped with significant promise despite odds of 50/1 on debut in a 10f event at Newcastle last November, sticking on well for pressure and finding only well-backed fellow newcomer Chesspiece too good. He went one better in an 11f maiden at Kempton the following month (7/4 favourite), making just about all the running at a good tempo and seeing things out well to score by 1¼ lengths from Star Mood. Hadrianus is clearly as strong a stayer as his year-older brother for these connections, but he has pretensions of reaching a higher level based on what he has achieved already, able to sustain a good gallop last time. Time will tell whether he’s a Queen’s Vase or Melrose Handicap horse, certainly having the pedigree to be good enough to progress into a contender for the former.
KAMANIKA (gr f Roaring Lion – Raddeh)
Form: 809- Trainer: Joseph Parr Owner: Trevor and Ruth Milner
36,000gns half-sister useful 2022 French 12-13f 3yo winner Whileuweresleeping. Dam an 8.5f 3yo winner who was a half-sister to Group 1-placed 7-10f winner (including at Listed level) Hadaatha out of a 1m 3yo Listed winner/1000 Guineas third. This filly was clearly rushed through the qualification process in a trio of outings at Nottingham (8.5f) and Newmarket (twice, both 7f) within the space of a month last autumn, racing at the rear of the field and never a factor on each occasion. Handed an opening mark of 61, middle-distance handicaps ought to show Kamanika in a more favourable light at three.
LAWMAKER (gr c Mastercraftsman – Zacchera)
Form: 066– Trainer: William Jarvis Owner: The Raceology Partnership & WJ
52,000gns full brother to Canadian 10f/US 11f Grade 2 winner Santa Monica and a half-brother to Australian 12.5f Group 3 winner Grand Promenade. Dam a 6f 3yo winning half-sister to July Cup winner Sakhee’s Secret and five-time 5-7f Listed winner Palace Affair. Having failed to beat a rival home on debut in a 1m novice event at Newmarket last October, Lawmaker kept on nicely to take sixth in a 9.5f novice contest at Wolverhampton next time. His best effort came in an 11f maiden at Kempton in December, tracking the leaders and challenging between the two and one-furlong markers, unable to sustain his effort as he faded into sixth behind Hadrianus (beaten 6 lengths). Lawmaker had chased the pace in a truly-run affair and that appeared to stretch his stamina at this early stage, only giving best inside the final furlong. Handed an opening mark of 71, he appeals as the type to do well in 10f+ handicaps during his second season.
LIEBER POWER (b c Cracksman – Astrelle)
Form: 71– Trainer: Andrew Balding Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd
200,000gns three-parts brother to 2022 US 10f 3yo Grade 1 winner McKulick (by Frankel) and a half-brother to Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen winner Fearless King and 7f 3yo Group 3/Listed winner Just Beautiful. Dam a Group 3-placed dual 7f 2yo winner. This colt stepped up on his debut seventh in a 7f novice event at Newbury last September to land a similar contest at Kempton the following month, finishing off well to lead close home and deny Supreme King by half a length. The eventual winning margin rather masked Lieber Power’s superiority, only really winding up inside the final furlong and nicely on top at the line. Boasting a good pedigree, Liber Power will almost certainly make above-average improvement at three over 1m+, perhaps enough to skip handicaps altogether.
LOVELY LADY (ch f Mastercraftsman – Kylia)
Form: 655- Trainer: Keith Dalgleish Owner: Frank Brady
85,000gns full sister to French 9.5-10.5f winner Kyra and a half-sister to several winners, notably Listed-placed French winners Cosmique (8-10f) and Standing Up (10f). Dam a maiden half-sister to Australian 11.5/12.5f Group 3 winner Great House and French 7f 2yo Group 3 winner Aboulie. This nicely-bred filly hinted at ability on all three outings at/around 1m last term, particularly on her final outing when travelling well off the pace and keeping on late to finish fifth to Boy Douglas at Ayr. Bred to do better both in general and with time, an opening mark of 63 enables Lovely Lady to begin life in handicaps at a realistic level and work her way up the ranks. She ought to stay 10f at the very least.
MARINAKIS (b g Ulysses – Giennah)
Form: 675– Trainer: Ian Williams Owner: Ian Williams Racing Club
45,000gns first foal of a 6f 2yo winning half-sister to Listed-placed 5-5.5f winner Rathaath and very useful 7f-1m winner Raaeq. This gelding showed a similar level of form in a pair of 7f/1m novice contests at Kempton last autumn, considerately handled both times and finishing with running left on the second occasion when seventh of 11 to Dionysian (beaten 7¾ lengths). His third outing came in a 6f novice at Wolverhampton in December, waited with in midfield and pushed along over two furlongs out, unable to muster the pace to get on terms as he came home in fifth behind So Many Questions (beaten 8½ lengths). Marinakis has clearly been brought along with handicaps in mind, and he ought to make more of an impact in that sphere from an opening mark of 63.
MICHAEL’S PLEDGE (b g Churchill – Promise Me)
Form: 069- Trainer: John Quinn Owner: G C Woodall
€190,000 half-brother to 2022 Doncaster Cup winner Coltrane. Dam an unraced sister to Irish 14f-2m Flat/very useful jumper Tigris River, closely related to Listed-placed Irish 8-12f Flat/triple 2m hurdle winner The Fist of God and a half-sister to Listed-placed Irish 5f 3yo winner You’resobeautiful out of an Irish 1000 Guineas winner. Michael’s Pledge didn’t go unbacked ahead of his debut in a 1m maiden at York last October, but he offered very little on that occasion and indeed on his subsequent two outings at Redcar (1m 1f and 7f). It has been an inconspicuous start from this now-gelding, but his pedigree alone offers hope that he’ll do better this time over middle/staying distances. An opening mark of 58 also allows him to start out at a lowly level in handicaps.
NOBODY TOLD ME (b g Intello – Dubka)
Form: 8664- Trainer: Jedd O’Keeffe Owner: Ellipsis II
42,000gns close relation to 2022 11.5f 3yo winner Campese (by Australia). Dam a Group 3-placed multiple 12f 3yo winner who was a half-sister to Group 3-placed 6f 2yo winner Soffika, family of Juddmonte International Stakes/Eclipse Stakes winner Notnowcato. Nobody Told Me proved unsurprisingly uncompetitive on all four outings kept to 7f/1m at two, albeit did hit at ability on more than one occasion, particularly when last seen at Thirsk in September. Gelded since and given plenty of time to mature, Nobody Told Me appeals as the type to come good in a big way in 10f+ handicaps this season from an initial mark of 70.
NOTTURNO (b g Zoffany – Albarouche)
Form: 879- Trainer: Noel Meade Owner: Eagles Partnership
€40,000 brother to useful triple 2m hurdle winner Britzka and a half-brother to Listed-placed French 10-11f winner Nibbling. Dam a 10f 3yo winner who was a sister to 11.5f Listed winner/Derby runner-up Dragon Dancer. Notturno shaped a lot better than the bare result on debut in a 1m maiden at Gowran Park last September, well off the pace but travelling better than most into the straight, coming wide and unable to sustain his effort. He was unable to land a blow in a pair of subsequent outings in maidens at the Curragh (6f) and Naas (5.5f), but that was a merely a means to an end with regards a mark. Now gelded and rated 65, Notturno ought to make more of an impact in 10f+ handicaps this season. It’s worth noting that a few in this family were quirky/required headgear.
TAFREEJ (b g Shamardal – Taqaareed)
Form: 631- Trainer: William Haggas Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd
Half-brother to 2022 5f winner Ubahha. Dam a 12f 3yo winner who was a full sister to Oaks/King George winner Taghrooda out of a triple 10-12f Listed winner. This gelding left his debut effort at Haydock a long way behind when contesting a 6f maiden at Newbury last September, travelling with a lot more fluency and keeping on well to come home third of 14 behind Lajooje (beaten 1¼ lengths). He duly justified 5/6 favouritism in a 6f novice event at Yarmouth the following month, travelling strongly close up and hitting the front entering the final furlong, clearing away to score by 2¼ lengths from Poseidon Prince. A late-May foal who is bred to stay further, it’s to Tafreej’s immense credit that he was able to achieve as much as he did over six furlongs at two, strong at the finish the last twice. Tafreej is liable to improve again once tackling another furlong, and it would be disappointing if he couldn’t progress into an above-average handicapper this season. He will begin in that sphere from a mark of 84.
TORRE DEL ORO (b c Almanzor – Roystonia)
Form: 544– Trainer: Andrew Balding Owner: Mick and Janice Mariscotti
55,000gns first foal of a Listed-placed 12f 3yo winning daughter of an unraced sister to Irish 2000 Guineas winner Roderic O’Connor and Irish 3yo Listed winners Dazzling (10f) and Laburnum (9.5f). This colt progressed steadily with each run last term, coming home fifth of nine on debut in a 1m 1f novice event at Goodwood in September before finishing fourth in a similar event over 10f at Chelmsford the following month. He rounded off his juvenile campaign with another fourth place finish in an 11f maiden at Kempton in December, unable to go with the leaders initially and then short of room before rallying well from over a furlong out. Torre Del Oro very much appeals as the type to do well in 14f 3yo handicaps this season, asked to start out in that sphere from a mark of 77.
TROON (b c Gleneagles – Sacred Harp)
Form: 1– Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton Owner: Primera Partnership
€32,000 third foal of a maiden daughter of a Listed-placed 6f 2yo winning half-sister to dual 1000 Guineas winner Finsceal Beo and Mehl Mulhens-Rennen winner Frozen Power. This colt made a winning start to his career in a 7f novice at Kempton last October (18/1 chance), dropped right out from his wide draw until shaken up to make progress over two furlongs out, switched left to challenge and sustaining a strong to run to lead close home and see off Divine Libra by ¾ length. It was a visually taking display from Troon, coming from a long way back and making up his ground in fine style to eventually come clear with another and score decisively. Such was the promise of that debut win, it would come as no surprise to see Troon prove capable of defying a penalty in a novice and set himself up for a crack at something better. He will stay 1m at least.
UNITED APPROACH (b c Fastnet Rock – Bright Approach)
Form: 51- Trainer: James Tate Owner: Saeed Manana
Half-brother to 2022 dual 6f 3yo winner Lightning Approach and 9.5f 3yo winner Aim For The Stars. Dam a Listed-placed 10f 3yo winner who was a half-sister to 14/15.5f 3yo Listed Flat winner/very smart hurdler Nichols Canyon and Group 1-placed 9-14f winner Fujaira Prince. This colt finished strongly to take fifth on debut in a 6f event at Ascot last September and confirmed that promise in a 6f maiden at Ayr three weeks later, travelling strongly and clearing away inside the final furlong to score by 3¾ lengths from Quintus Arius. The manner in which United Approach travelled and then sealed matters suggested he’ll be more than capable of holding his own in stronger company, admittedly beating some fairly ordinary sorts on the day but vastly superior to them in every way. From a smart family that get better with age, he ought to reach a good level in 2023.
VILLAGE LEGEND (b c Australia – Imalwayshotforyou)
Form: 41– Trainer: James Ferguson Owner: K K Ho
€40,000 third foal of a US 1m 3yo winner who was a half-sister to Group 2-placed multiple 7-9f winner (including at Group 3/Listed level) Jack Sullivan and the dam of US 6f 3yo Grade 3 winner La Traviata (herself later dam of Irish Oaks winner Seventh Heaven and Middle Park Stakes winner Crusade). This colt showed distinct promise through greenness on debut when fourth in a 7f novice at Yarmouth last September, and he duly got off the mark at the second time of asking in a 1m maiden at Kempton the following month. He raced in midfield and was ridden to make progress inside the three-furlong marker, taking an age to get going but picking up strongly inside the final 100 yards to collar the floundering Lion Tamer and score by 1¾ lengths. Village Legend relished the extra furlong on that occasion, taking most of the home straight to unwind but doing so impressively inside the final furlong. He is bound to do better still once faced with middle distances during his second season.
John & Thady Gosden have the usual surfeit of unraced talent to unleash from their Clarehaven base, and a quartet of particular interest for the season ahead are Gregory (8/2 b c Golden Horn – Gretchen), a half-brother to 2022 11f 3yo Listed winner Lionel. Dam a smart 12-14.5f 3yo winner (including at Group 2/Listed level) who was a half-sister to Irish St Leger winner Duncan, Doncaster Cup winner Samuel, Listed-placed 1m 2yo winner Deirdre, useful 11.5-12f 3yo winner Alexana and 12f 3yo winners Romina and Stella Bellissima out of a 1m 3yo Listed winner/1000 Guineas fourth; Jeff Koons (11/2 b/br c Frankel – Quidura), the first foal of a Grade 1-placed German/US 8-9f winner (including at Grade 2/3 level) who was a half-sister to Italian 10f Group 1 winner Querari, German 10f 3yo Group 3 winner Quasillo and Group 2-placed 8-8.5f winner (including at Listed level) Sharja Bridge out of a German 10f Listed winner.
Lmay (8/3 b f Frankel – Alienate), a 650,000gns second foal of an unraced half-sister to St Leger winner Logician (by Frankel), US triple 9.5-12f Grade 3 winner Suffused, French 12.5f Listed winner Collide (by Frankel) and Listed-placed 7f-1m 3yo winner Battlement out of a Listed-placed 8-8.5f 3yo winner who was a half-sister to UAE 1m 1f Group 1 winner Cityscape and Group 1-placed 5-6f winner (including at Group 2/Listed level) Bated Breath; and Queen For You (13/3 b f Kingman – Fallen For You), a full sister to Group 3-placed dual 7f 2yo winner (including at Listed level) Love Is You and a half-sister to triple 7f Group 2 winner Glorious Journey. Dam a Coronation Stakes winner who was a half-sister to 1m 3yo Listed winner Fallen Idol and Group 2/Listed-placed 1m 2yo winner Fallen In Love (later dam of US 11f Grade 2 winner Serve The King (by Kingman) and French 10.5f Group 3 winner Loving Things) out of a 1m Listed winner.
French handler Henri-Alex Pantall has some nice unraced three-year-olds to go to war with this year, and a pair of particular interest are French Glory Day (23/1 ch c French Fifteen – Marina Piccola), a full brother to Grosser Preis von Berlin winner French King and 2022 French 12f Group 3/Listed winner Mutabahi. Dam a French 12f 3yo Listed winner who was a half-sister to UAE 1m Group 2 winner Military Law; and Sea Breaker (6/5 b f Cracksman – Harbour of Hope), the third foal of a useful French 10-12f 3yo winner who was a full sister to Listed-placed French 10-12f winner Khareef and a half-sister to Group 3-placed Irish 10.5f 3yo winner Regent Street, Listed-placed French 11.5-15f winner Holly Polly and useful 10-12f winner Evania out of an Irish 10f 3yo Group 2 winner.
Archie Watson has a handful of unraced three-year-olds for the forthcoming campaign, and a couple that make particular appeal are Elusive Empire (1/4 b c Territories – Elusive Galaxy), a €45,000 half-brother to 2022 Irish 12/13f 3yo Listed winner/Irish Oaks third Cairde Go Deo, very useful 7f-1m winner Afjaan and useful French 7.5-11f winner Heroine. Dam a Listed-placed Irish 6f 2yo winner; and Mojeyrr (26/4 b c Profitable – For Joy), a 110,000gns half-brother to Italian 1m Group 3 winner Victoria Regina, Irish 7f 2yo winner/2022 Irish 2000 Guineas runner-up New Energy and fairly useful 3yo winners Eyecatcher (12f) and Geizy Teizy (8.5/10f). Dam a useful French 9.5-12f winner who was a full sister to 2m Group 3 winner Gloomy Sunday and 1m 2yo Group 3 winner Abjer.
Others from various stables worth a mention are the Ed Walker-trained English Oak (3/2 b c Wootton Bassett – Forest Crown), a 200,000gns three-parts brother to 10f Group 3 winner Forest of Dean (by Iffraaj) and a half-brother to Group 2/Listed-placed French 7.5f 2yo winner Golden Crown and Group 3/Listed-placed Irish 7.5f-1m 3yo winner Rionach. Dam a Listed-placed 6-8.5f winner who was a half-sister to Racing Post Trophy winner Crowded House; Jane Chapple-Hyam’s Gemstar (22/1 b f Zoustar – Permission), a 280,000gns second foal of a 1m Listed winning half-sister to Group 1-placed multiple 5-6f winner (including at Group 3/Listed level) Cotai Glory out of an unraced sister to 6f 2yo winner/Middle Park Stakes third Huntdown and half-sister to the dam of Sun Chariot Stakes winner/1000 Guineas runner-up Saffron Beach; and the Alessandro & Giuseppe Botti-trained Golden Tornado (16/5 b c Toronado – Sleek Gold), an €85,000 half-brother to 2022 US 6.5f 3yo Grade 3 winner Ouraika and Listed-placed French 7f 3yo winners Complication and Simplicity. Dam a 10f 3yo winner who was a half-sister to Irish 7f 3yo Listed winner Prince of All.
The Owen Burrows-trained Hailey Ya Mal (4/5 gr c Dark Angel – Miranda Frost), a half-brother to Group 1-placed UK/UAE 6-9f winner (including at Listed level) Eqtiraan and Group 3-placed multiple 6-7f winner Ejitlaab. Dam an unraced half-sister to triple 5f Group 3 winner Majestic Missile; James Tate’s Majestic Warrior (8/3 ch c Churchill – Zam Zoom), a close relation to Listed-placed 10f 3yo winner Bright Approach (by New Approach) and a half-brother to 14/15.5f 3yo Listed Flat winner/very smart hurdler Nichols Canyon and Group 1-placed 9-14f winner Fujaira Prince. Dam an unraced half-sister to 10f Group 3/Listed winner Nideeb; and Charlie Appleby’s Measured Time (4/2 b c Frankel – Minidress), a brother to 2022 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Rebel’s Romance and 7f 2yo winner Dubai Beauty and a half-brother to Listed-placed Irish 7f-1m winner Petticoat. Dam a Listed-placed 7f 2yo winning sister to UAE 14f Group 3 winner Volcanic Sky out of a Group 1-placed 7-12f winner (including at Group 3/Listed level)/Oaks third.
The Fabrice Chappet-trained Memory Road (3/4 b c Sea The Moon – Pure Song), a 300,000gns half-brother to 10f Listed winner/St Leger runner-up Romsdal and Listed-placed 7-10f 3yo winner Pure Art. Dam a maiden half-sister to French 10.5f 3yo Group 3 winner Goncharova out of an Irish Oaks winner/Oaks third; George Margarson’s Mythical Guest (18/3 b c Make Believe – Fonda), a 58,000gns half-brother to 2022 US 1m stakes winner Hamwood Flier, useful Irish dual 7f winner Klute and useful 6f 2yo winner Ribaat. Dam a once-raced maiden half-sister to Group 1-placed 6f-1m winner (including twice at Group 3 level) Layman; and Saeed Bin Suroor’s Open Road (15/5 b c Teofilo – West Wind), a full brother to 2022 French 10f 3yo Group 3 winner West Wind Blows and a half-brother to Group 3-placed 10-12f winner Setting Sail. Dam a Prix de Diane winner who was a half-sister to the dam of dual Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow and grandam of 2022 2000 Guineas winner Coroebus.
The Harry Eustace-trained Realised (13/4 b f Wootton Bassett – Wake Up Call), a 60,000gns close relation to 2022 7f 3yo Listed winner Snooze N You Lose (by Ribchester) and a half-sister to Group 2-placed UK/UAE 6f-1m winner (including at Listed level) Zaman. Dam a Listed-placed 6-7f winner who was a half-sister to UAE Oaks winner Tamarillo (grandam of 5/6f 2yo Group 2 winner Raffle Prize); Simon & Ed Crisford’s Rotational (23/3 b/br f Kingman – Pivotique), a three-parts sister to Group 1-placed 7f-1m winner (including at Listed level)/1000 Guineas runner-up Cloak of Spirits (by Invincible Spirit). Dam a maiden half-sister to 1m winners Subaana (3yo) and Subastar (2yo) out of an 8.5f 3yo winning close relation to Irish 2000 Guineas winner/Derby third Dubawi; and Paddy Twomey’s Run Zarak Run (26/2 ch f Zarak – Nidina), a €110,000 half-sister to French 6.5f 2yo winner Kalganov. Dam a French 10f 3yo winner who was a half-sister to Group 1-placed French 5f-1m winner (including at Group 2/3 level)/Poule d’Essai des Pouliches third Joanna (later dam of French 1m 2yo Listed winner Rafaadah, herself the dam of Prix Saint-Alary winner Tawkeel).
The Henri-Francois Devin-trained Salient Point (1/2 b f Golden Horn – Contribution), a half-sister to 2022 French 10.5f 3yo Group 3 winner Agave. Dam a Group 3-placed French 12-15f 3yo winning close relation to Group 3-placed 1m 3yo winner Entitle and half-sister to 11-time 10-12f Group/Grade 1 winner Enable; Hughie Morrison’s Surrey Belle (3/4 b f Golden Horn – Al Reem), a €61,000 half-sister to useful French 7f 3yo winner Coefficiente. Dam a useful French 12f 3yo winner who was the daughter of a Group 2/3-placed French 12f 3yo winning sister to French 12.5f 3yo Group 3 winner/Deutsches Derby runner-up Tres Blue and half-sister to German triple 2m Group 3 winner Tres Rock Danon and French 12f 3yo Listed winner Tres Rock Glory; and finally the Jack Davison-trained Yamalia Star (18/5 b f Sea The Stars – Mamonta), a full sister to Group 1-placed multiple 8-14f winner (including at Group 2/3 level) Endless Time and 3yo winners Sea of Style (12f) and The Sky Is Blazing (1m). Dam a maiden half-sister to French 12.5f 3yo Group 2 winner Mouramara.
41- ANANDA (John & Thady Gosden)
1- ARTISTIC STAR (Ralph Beckett)
1– DRAGON ICON (Roger Varian)
1– EMPRESS WU (David Simcock)
1– EVERYTHING COUNTS (Pia & Joakim Brandt)
1- IMPERIAL EMPEROR (Charlie Appleby)
1- JANNAH ROSE (Carlos Laffon-Parias)
1- REMARQUEE (Ralph Beckett)
41- TARJEEH (Owen Burrows)
1- VALIMI (Jean-Claude Rouget)
4- AWTAAR (Patrick Owens)
5– BANDERAS (Michael Bell)
2- DOCKLANDS (Harry Eustace)
9– DUE DATE (Clive Cox)
2- ELEANOR CROSS (Andrew Balding)
5- ELEGANCIA (Harry & Roger Charlton)
5- ELRAAED (Owen Burrows)
5- GLOWING SKY (John & Thady Gosden)
2– MISTRAL STAR (Hughie Morrison)
23– MR BUSTER (Ralph Beckett)
4- PICTURE OF A CITY (Andrew Oliver)
9– ROYAL CAPE (Hughie Morrison)
2- SANDY CREEK (Joseph O’Brien)
7- SIXPACK (Johnny Murtagh)
3- UP AND UNDER (Joseph O’Brien)
6– WAIPIRO (Ed Walker)
51- CLOUDBREAKER (Charlie Fellowes)
1- COUPLET (Harry Eustace)
803– EYETRAP (Jane Chapple-Hyam)
541- GENTLE WHINNY (Denis Coakley)
060- GIVEMEFIVE (Johnny Murtagh)
41– GOLDEN PASSPORT (Ed Walker)
557- GREYSFUL STORM (Darryll Holland)
21– HADRIANUS (Charlie Johnston)
809- KAMANIKA (Joseph Parr)
066– LAWMAKER (William Jarvis)
71– LIEBER POWER (Andrew Balding)
655- LOVELY LADY (Keith Dalgleish)
675– MARINAKIS (Ian Williams)
069- MICHAEL’S PLEDGE (John Quinn)
8664- NOBODY TOLD ME (Jedd O’Keeffe)
879- NOTTURNO (Noel Meade)
631- TAFREEJ (William Haggas)
544– TORRE DEL ORO (Andrew Balding)
1– TROON (Eve Johnson Houghton)
51- UNITED APPROACH (James Tate)
41– VILLAGE LEGEND (James Ferguson)
ELUSIVE EMPIRE (Archie Watson)
ENGLISH OAK (Ed Walker)
FRENCH GLORY DAY (Henri-Alex Pantall)
GEMSTAR (Jane Chapple-Hyam)
GOLDEN TORNADO (Alessandro & Giuseppe Botti)
GREGORY (John & Thady Gosden)
HAILEY YA MAL (Owen Burrows)
JEFF KOONS (John & Thady Gosden)
LMAY (John & Thady Gosden)
MAJESTIC WARRIOR (James Tate)
MEASURED TIME (Charlie Appleby)
MEMORY ROAD (Fabrice Chappet)
MOJEYRR (Archie Watson)
MYTHICAL GUEST (George Margarson)
OPEN ROAD (Saeed Bin Suroor)
QUEEN FOR YOU (John & Thady Gosden)
REALISED (Harry Eustace)
ROTATIONAL (Simon & Ed Crisford)
RUN ZARAK RUN (Paddy Twomey)
SALIENT POINT (Henri-Francois Devin)
SEA BREAKER (Henri-Alex Pantall)
SURREY BELLE (Hughie Morrison)
YAMALIA STAR (Jack Davison)