Blue-blooded fillies set for showdown

Blue-blooded fillies set for Nottingham clash
By Chris Hill 12:07PM 8 AUG 2016

NOTTINGHAM’S mile fillies’ maiden at 6.30pm on Tuesday features a couple of two-year-olds with the pedigrees to make up into classy middle-distance performers.

The Richard Fahey-trained Tomorrowcomes is a daughter of Oasis Dream and 2003 Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Yesterday who also finished runner-up in the Oaks, Prix de l’Opera and Prix Vermeille, so the juvenile filly should appreciate the step up to a mile having finished ninth on her first racecourse appearance over 7f.


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By Sadler’s Wells, Yesterday is a sister to Moyglare Stakes winner Quarter Moon, dam of last year’s Pretty Polly Stakes heroine Diamondsandrubies.

Yesterday has produced one previous winner in Tomorrowcomes’ stablemate High Baroque, who claimed a 1m2f maiden at Pontefract last year.

Among her opponents is Vanity Queen, a Luca Cumani-trained daughter of Fastnet Rock who finished third last month over 7f.

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Owned and bred by Stuart Stuckey out of his mile-winning Peintre Celebre mare Victoire Finale, a daughter of Prix du Cadran heroine Victoire Bleue, Vanity Queen is a half-sister to three winners including 1m2f Listed scorer and 2014 Oaks and Irish Oaks third Volume as well as the Australian 1m2f Group-3 placed Velox.

Sibling to Joshua Tree in action at Chepstow

Earlier in the day, the 1m4f maiden at Chepstow at 4.45pm offers some well-bred contenders the chance to register a first success.

Darley homebred Bailarico is a three-year-old son of Dubawi and the five-time winner Baila Me who claimed the Group 1 1m4f Preis von Europa in 2008 before switching to Saeed bin Suroor and recording back-to-back victories in the 1m5f Listed River Eden Fillies’ Stakes.

The Charlie Appleby-trained gelding will be bidding to emulate his sister Pop Chart – Baila Me’s first foal – who won over 1m3½f on her first start. Their dam Baila Me, a daughter of Samum, is a sister to Prix Royal-Oak winner Be Fabulous and half-sister to the dual Listed scorer Bailamos who are out of a winning daughter of Chilean 1,000 Guineas heroine Blumme.

Harry Dunlop will be hoping for an improved performance in the race from Togetherness, a three-year-old son of Pour Moi, after the colt finished sixth on his debut at Doncaster.

A €200,000 purchase by Badgers Bloodstock at the 2014 Goffs Orby Sale, Togetherness is a three-parts brother to the triple Canadian International hero Joshua Tree out of the US Grade 3 winner Madeira Mist, a Grand Lodge half-sister to five-time South African Grade 1 victress Inara.

Cheveley Park juvenile to get a jump on her rivals

Richard Fahey is responsible for another well-related filly at Thirsk with Cheveley Park Stud homebred Vaulted aiming to go two places better than her debut when lining up for the 6f two-year-old fillies’ maiden at 2.30pm.

The daughter of Kyllachy was third on her first start and is a half-sister to six winners including the triple Canadian Grade 2 hero Dimension and Group 2 May Hill Stakes and Windsor Forest Stakes victress Spacious, with the latter also finishing runner-up in the 1,000 Guineas, Falmouth Stakes and Matron Stakes.

Their dam, the Green Desert mare Palatial, won four races over 7f and is a half-sister to the Listed scorers Ice Palace and Portal, themselves successful broodmares having produced black-type performers Queen Of Ice and Windshear respectively.

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