Fahey’s Areen Heart set to get pulses racing

Fahey's Areen Heart set to get pulses racing
By Chris Hill 6:56PM 2 SEP 2016

THIRSK'S opening 7f maiden on Saturday sees Richard Fahey introduce the regally bred Exceed And Excel colt Areen Heart at 2.20pm.

Bred by Haras de la Parelle out of the French 1m2f scorer and Group 3-placed Reine Zao, a daughter of Alzao, Areen Heart is a half-brother to six winners including the 2010 E P Taylor Stakes heroine Reggane.

Areen Heart was offered by his breeder at last year's Arqana October Yearling Sale where he was knocked down to George Mullins for €58,000 before renowned pinhookers Knockanglass Stables consigned the colt at this year's Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale. Richard Knight paid €240,000 for the juvenile who will carry the colours of Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah.

The contest also features Prazeres, a son of freshman sire Sepoy who will be making his third appearance for William Haggas having finished third on debut over 6f at Newbury and then runner-up at Thirsk last month over the same distance.

Sepoy has made an encouraging start to his stud career with the Mark Johnston-trained fillies Kilmah and Baileys Showgirl being successful at black-type level, and William Muir's promising colt Phijee emerging from the stallion's first northern hemisphere crop.

Owned and bred by Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar, Prazeres is a half-brother to 6f Group 2 Diadem Stakes winner and 2008 Middle Park Stakes runner-up Sayif, another first-season sire.

Out of the Rudimentary mare Sewards Folly, Prazeres is also a half-brother to 5f Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes winner Hunter Street and the thrice-placed dam of Indian Listed scorer Siobhan.

Well-bred colts declared for Ascot maiden

The first race at Ascot features a host of colts out of blue-blooded dams in the 7f maiden due off at 2.05pm.

Trainer David Menuisier is represented by the debutant Make Time, a son of Makfi out of the triple 7f winner Poppet´s Lovein. The colt was offered by breeder Kildaragh Stud at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale where he was bought by Richard Frisby for 60,000gns.

By Lomitas, Poppet´s Lovein is a half-sister to the 2008 champion European three-year-old sprinter Overdose, known as the Budapest Bullet due to his explosive performances from 5f to 7½f that yielded 16 victories from 19 starts including in the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche.

From the family of Listed scorer and dual Group 1-placed Musicanna, the dam of this year's Group 2 Godolphin Mile winner One Man Band, Poppet´s Lovein is also a half-sister to the 7½f French Listed victor Majestic Mount.

Cape Cross colt Muhajjal has his second start for Owen Burrows after finishing third on debut last month at Newbury over 7f.

Bred by Aislabie Bloodstock, he is another graduate of last year's Book 2 October Yearling Sale with Shadwell signing the ticket at 180,000gns.

Muhajjal is the first foal produced by the First Samurai mare Muqantara, a once-raced half-sister to Jessica Harrington's 7f Group 2 Debutante Stakes victress Laughing Lashes, who went on to be runner-up in the Moyglare Stud Stakes and third in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.

Another nicely bred runner is John Best's colt Padrinho, a son of High Chaparral who finished down the field in the same Newbury maiden contested by Muhajjal.

Owned and bred by Simon Malcolm, Padrinho is the first foal out of the unraced mare Belanoiva, a Motivator half-sister to 2010 Racing Post Trophy hero Casamento as well as the winning miler Wana Doo, the dam of two-time Group 1 winner Toronado.

Wolverhampton maiden to feature well-related juveniles

Later in the day, Simon Crisford sends pricey breeze-up purchase Well Done to Wolverhampton for his second start in the 5f maiden at 7.50pm.

Placed fourth over 6f at Ascot in July, the son of Lawman fetched €275,000 when purchased by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock at the Arqana May Breeze-up, a significant increase on the €12,000 paid by Sherbourne Lodge to acquire the colt from breeder Kilcarn Stud at last year's Goffs Orby Sale.

Well Done is the third foal produced by the Pivotal mare Quixotic, an unraced sister to 2009 Lockinge Stakes hero Virtual and three-parts sister to 2004 Coventry Stakes victor Iceman.

Among his opponents is The Queen's homebred With One Accord, a speedily bred son of Acclamation in training with Richard Hannon.

Out of the 7f Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes victress Raymi Coya, a daughter of Van Nistelrooy, With One Accord is a half-brother to the 6f winning juvenile Make Fast who has twice been runner-up in Listed contests.

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