Atty Persse the latest Frankel to make debut

Atty Persse the latest Frankel to make debut
By Chris Hill 6:03PM 13 SEP 2016

FRANKEL'S son Atty Persse looks set to make his debut on Wednesday in Sandown's mile maiden at 2.40pm having been been declared a non-runner at Ffos Las on Sunday by trainer Roger Charlton.

The colt is named after trainer Henry Seymour "Atty" Persse who was renowned for his expertise with two-year-olds. One of the most successful horses Persse trained being The Tetrarch, the winner of all seven of his juvenile starts in 1913 including the Champagne Stakes, Coventry Stakes and Woodcote Stakes.

Owned and bred by Bjorn Nielsen, the equine Atty Persse is the first foal produced by the Norse Dancer mare Dorcas Lane, who was trained by David Lanigan to win the 1m2f Listed Pretty Polly Stakes in 2011 before finishing third in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes and Lancashire Oaks.

Atty Persse has twice been offered at Tattersalls, though on both occasions failed to find a new owner, firstly when being bought back for 200,000gns at the 2014 December Foal Sale and at last year's October Yearling Sale the colt was led out of the ring unsold for 160,000gns.

The contest also sees Ralph Beckett introduce the blue-blooded Galileo filly Camerone.

Bred by owner Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani's Al Shahania Stud, Camerone is out of the Grade 3 Miesque Stakes winner Louvain making her a half-sister to the Mizzen Mast filly Flotilla who carried the same colours to victory in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and 2013 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches.

A daughter of Sinndar, Louvain is herself a half-sister to 2014 sprint Cup hero G Force and Listed scorer Laajooj. She has produced three other winners including the US stakes winner Louvakhova and French 1m3f scorer Karenine, a three-parts sister to Camerone who realised 400,000gns when purchased by John Ferguson at last year's Tattersalls December Mares Sale.

Smart pedigrees on show in Yarmouth maiden

Yarmouth's opening maiden at 2.15pm features a number of well-bred juveniles with a couple of debutants in particular taking the eye on breeding.

Khalid Abdullah has two representatives in the 7f contest with the unraced colt Highland Cradle – due to carry the owner-breeder's second colours – of particular interest for Sir Michael Stoute.

By Juddmonte's freshman sire Bated Breath, Highland Cradle is out of the 1997 1m Group 3 Prix de Sandringham victress Orford Ness, a daughter of Selkirk who has a fine history of producing black type performers for the leading breeding operation.

The 13th foal out of Orford Ness, Highland Cradle is a half-brother to Group 2 Prix Dollar hero Weightless and dual Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes winner and July Cup runner-up Main Aim. In addition, Highland Cradle is a three-parts brother to the Dansili colt Home Affairs who claimed the 1m½f Listed Royal Windsor Stakes in 2006.

Stoute is also responsible for the Sea The Stars colt Karawaan, a 250,000gns purchase by Shadwell at the 2014 Tattersalls December Foal Sale.

Out of the Cadeaux Genereux mare Magic Sister, a 7f-placed sister to 1994 Prix Morny heroine and champion European two-year-old filly Hoh Magic, Karawaan is a half-brother to 2006 Falmouth Stakes winner Rajeem.

On form the horse to beat is Hugo Palmer's colt Via Serendipity, who finished third to subsequent Group 2 Champagne Stakes winner Rivet on his previous start at York over 7f.

A son of Invincible Spirit, Via Serendipity will be bidding to become the third winner produced by Mambo Light, a dual German Listed-winning daughter of Kingmambo. Her previous foals include the 7f winner Strong Chemistry and 1m1f scorer Le Juge.
Via Serendipity has twice been through the sales ring, most recently when purchased by Rob Speers on behalf of owner Ibrahim Araci for 320,000gns at this year's Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale.

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