Ballymacoll-bred Frankel set for Leicester maiden

Ballymacoll-bred Frankel set for Leicester maiden
By Chris Hill 6:21PM 18 SEP 2016

FRANKEL fever returns to Leicester on Monday with Rainbow Legacy, a son of the ten-time Group 1 winner, set to make his debut for Sir Michael Stoute in the 7f maiden at 3pm.

Another son of the dual champion, Senator, won on his first start at the course in July when successful over 6f.

A Ballymacoll Stud homebred, Rainbow Legacy shares his page with many of the famed breeding operation's leading performers of recent times.

The juvenile colt is out of the winning miler and triple stakes-placed Gift Range, a Spectrum sister to 2,000 Guineas and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes hero Golan and 2008 Group 2 Dante Stakes winner and Derby runner-up Tartan Bearer.

Rainbow Legacy is the fourth foal produced by Gift Range, making him a half-brother to the son of Cape Cross Coastal Bequest, a triple winner from 1m1f to 1m2f in Italy, and 1m4f to 2m scorer Christmas Hamper, a son of Dubawi.

Two more Frankel juveniles introduced in France

Saint-Cloud plays host to two Andre Fabre-trained progeny of Frankel on Monday with Juddmonte homebreds Franked and Aspirer declared for the mile maidens at 12.40pm (11.40am BST) and 1.10pm (12.10pm BST) respectively.

Two-year-old colt Franked is a half-brother to six winners including the top-class mare Price Tag, a daughter of Dansili. Originally trained by Pascal Bary, Price Tag claimed the 7f Group 3 Prix du Pin in 2006 having also finished first past the post in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, only to be demoted to third for causing interference.

Later that year Price Tag switched to the US where she was trained by Bobby Frankel to secure a Grade 1 victory in the Matriarch Stakes at Hollywood Park, after which she finished runner-up to stablemate Citronnade in the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes.

Franked is the ninth foal produced by the French 1m2f winner Tarocchi, an Affirmed half-sister to Group 2 Prix de Malleret victress Privity and Group 3 scorer Zindari.

From the family of Irish St Leger hero Leading Counsel and last year's Prix Saint Alary winner Queen's Jewel, Tarocchi foaled a Frankel colt last year and this year she produced a brother to Price Tag by Dansili.

Fabre is familiar with the family of the juvenile filly Aspirer as he trained her dam, the Storm Cat mare Nebraska Tornado, to win the 2003 Prix de Diane and Prix du Moulin for Khalid Abdullah.

The multiple French champion trainer also sent out her half-sister Mirabilis to win the Listed Prix d'Angerville and to finish third in the Prix de la Foret before the daughter of Lear Fan went to Bobby Frankel and subsequently won the Grade 3 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes.

Out of the US Grade 2 victress Media Nox, Nebraska Tornado is also a half-sister to Sir Henry Cecil's Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam winner Burning Sun.

Nebraska Tornado has produced four winners to date with Aspirer, her seventh foal, being a half-sister to the Sea The Stars filly Rip Roaring, winner of a Chantilly mile maiden for Fabre in 2013, and the Listed-winning jumper Cornhusker as well as the placed dam of New Zealand Listed scorer Sassy ‘N' Smart.

Kempton debut for sale-topping sister to Galileo Gold

Hugo Palmer takes the wraps off the Paco Boy juvenile Choumicha, a sister to this season's 2,000 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes hero Galileo Gold, in the 7f fillies maiden at Kempton at 3.40pm.

The filly topped last year's Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale when purchased by Tony Nerses on behalf of owners Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar for £280,000.

Bred by Pantile Stud, Choumicha is the second foal produced by the twice-raced mare Galicuix, a Galileo half-sister to last year's King's Stand Stakes and Prix de l'Abbaye winner Goldream.

Pantile Stud purchased Galicuix for just 8,000gns at the 2013 Tattersalls December Breeding Stock Sale and offer a Champs Elysees half-brother to Galileo Gold and Choumicha through Houghton Bloodstock as lot 71 at Book 1 of next month's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

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