Bluebloods who cost little make their debuts
Bluebloods who cost peanuts make debuts By Chris Hill 11:34PM 4 NOV 2016
THE BRITISH Flat season concludes at Doncaster on Saturday with the opening division of the 6f maiden featuring the debut of a couple of well-related juveniles at 12.10pm.
Mick Appleby introduces Fantasy Keeper, a Cheveley Park Stud-bred son of Mayson who fetched just 4,500gns when purchased by Tony Blewitt at last year's Tattersalls December Yearling Sale.
The colt is the fourth foal out of the Falbrav mare Expressive, a winner over 1m1½f whose three previous foals have all been successful, headed by this season's 6f Listed Cathedral Stakes scorer Don't Touch, a son of Dutch Art.
Fantasy Keeper is also a three-parts brother to winning juveniles by Invincible Spirit, the 7f scorer Chester Street and 6f victress Expect, and hails from the family of a number of Cheveley Park Stud's leading performers in recent years.
A daughter of 1998 Coronation Stakes winner Exclusive, a half-sister to 1997 2,000 Guineas hero Entrepreneur, Expressive is herself a half-sister to 2007 Matron Stakes and Group 2 Celebration Mile victress Echelon – dam of dual Group 1 winner Integral – and two-time Celebration Mile scorer Chic.
Sentinel is another newcomer whose pedigree has received a significant boost this year with the son of Sepoy being a half-brother to the Marju mare Marlinka, winner of a French Listed race over 5f and dam of this season's Prix de l'Abbaye heroine Marsha.
Owned and bred by the Elite Racing Club, Sentinel is out of the 5f to 6f winner Baralinka, a Barathea half-sister to five-time Group 1-winning miler and champion racemare Soviet Song and 2005 Triumph Hurdle hero Penzance.
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Baralinka has been responsible for four winners to date and the Charlie Fellowes-trained Sentinel shares his page with another notable runner for the club, the 2014 Prix Jean Romanet victress Ribbons.
Half-brother to Oceanographer in Chelmsford debut
Later in the day, Saeed Bin Suroor unveils a three-parts brother to his multiple Group winner Shuruq with the Raven's Pass colt Fast Landing declared for Chelmsford's 7f maiden at 5.10pm.
The two-year-old is a Darley homebred son of the Noverre mare Miss Lucifer, winner of the 2007 Group 2 Challenge Stakes and Listed October Stakes for Barry Hills.
From the family of 2005 1,000 Guineas heroine Virginia Waters and 2012 Matron Stakes winner Chachamaidee, Miss Lucifer has produced two winners including the Elusive Quality colt Shuruq who claimed the 1m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 in 2014 and secured three Group 3s from 1m to 1m1½f.
Roger Charlton is represented by the Bated Breath colt Discovered who fetched 160,000gns at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when purchased by Charlie Gordon-Watson Bloodstock and is related to some classy Juddmonte horses.
A sibling to three winners from 1m1f to 1m3f, Discovered is the seventh foal produced by the Zafonic mare Sandglass, a winning three-parts sister to Falmouth Stakes heroine Timepiece and half-sister to Criterium de Saint-Cloud victress Passage Of Time, dam of dual Group 2 scorer Time Test.
Sandglass was offered as part of the annual dispersal of Juddmonte's breeding stock at the 2013 Tattersalls December Mare Sale where she was bought by Cormac McCormack Bloodstock for 48,000gns while carrying Discovered.
Another well-bred opponent is fellow newcomer King Otto, a Phil McEntee-trained son of Holy Roman Emperor.
Bred by Earle Mack out of the Grade 2 Nassau Stakes winner Que Puntual, a daughter of Brazilian Group 1 heroine Repartija, King Otto is a half-brother to the Sea The Stars colt Oceanographer who finished midfield in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup having qualified for the Group 1 handicap with victory in last weekend's 1m4½f Group 3 Lexus Stakes.
Last season Que Puntual produced a colt by Oasis Dream who was bought back for 200,000gns at Book 1 of last month's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, and this year she foaled a colt by Australia.
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