First foal out of Jacqueline Quest all set for debut

First foal of Jacqueline Quest to make her debut
By Chris Hill 5:48PM 9 AUG 2016

THE concluding 1m½f fillies maiden at Gowran Park on Wednesday features the first foal out of Jacqueline Quest, the daughter of Rock Of Gibraltar who finished first past the post in the 2010 1,000 Guineas only to be demoted and placed second behind Special Duty.

Hibiscus, a three-year-old daughter of Galileo, lines up at 8.30pm for Aidan O'Brien having been purchased by MV Magnier for 625,000gns at the 2014 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.


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That sum is only the second most expensive paid for offspring of Jacqueline Quest as at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale the China Horse Club and Qatar Racing combined to buy her 2014 colt by Galileo for 1,200,000gns.

Subsequently named World War he was second to Derby favourite Douglas Macarthur on his debut for Ger Lyons at Leopardstown.

Both Hibiscus and World War were bred by Triermore Stud, who picked up Jacqueline Quest through Charlie Gordon-Watson for 600,000gns at the 2011 Tattersalls December Mares Sale.

Son of Group 2-winning juvenile set for Salisbury debut

Trainer Owen Burrows takes the wraps off Akhlaaq who makes his debut for Sheikh Hamdan in Salisbury's opening 6f two-year-old maiden at 2.20pm.

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A 400,000gns purchase by Shadwell at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, the son of New Approach is the third foal produced by the Oasis Dream mare Misheer.

Misheer ran out a convincing winner of the 6f Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes in 2009 and later that season finished runner-up to subsequent dual 1,000 Guineas winner Special Duty in the 6f Cheveley Park Stakes.

Misheer's first foal Mistrusting, a daughter of Shamardal, is a four-time winner over 6f-7f and convincingly secured last season's Listed Boadicea Stakes.

Qatar Racing unveil half-sister to Breeders' Cup hero at Kempton

Another graduate of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale due to make their debut on Wednesday is Subatomic, a two-year-old daughter of Makfi who lines up in Kempton's 7f fillies' maiden at 6.40pm.

The Ralph Beckett-trained filly was bought by David Redvers Bloodstock on behalf of Qatar Racing for 110,000gns and is a half-sister to eight winners including US Grade 2 victor Worldly, Italian Listed scorer Nice Danon and 2008 Listed Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf hero Donativum.

Their dam Miss Universe – a daughter of Warning from the family of top-class performers Kingsfort, Lua's Line and Kingsfort – was herself successful over 6f and finished third in the Group 3 Solario Stakes.

Kempton introduction for half-sister to top-class Singhalese

An hour later, Daniel Kubler introduces the well-bred Ducissa in the 7f fillies' maiden for three-year-olds and older horses at 7.40pm

Owned and bred by Gary and Lesley Middlebrook out of their productive Efisio mare Baize, a five-time-winning sprinter who was third in the 1996 Molecomb Stakes, the three-year-old filly shares her page with 2012 July Cup hero Mayson and Bengough Stakes winner Mince.

By Exceed And Excel, Ducissa is a half-sister to nine winners including US Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks victress Singhalese, herself dam of four Japanese black-type winners including this season's Japanese Oaks heroine Sinhalite, and the 6f Listed Golden Rose Stakes scorer Docofthebay.

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