Frankel colts set to do battle at Newmarket

Frankel colts set to do battle at Newmarket
By Chris Hill 6:01PM 18 OCT 2016

FRANKEL is strongly represented in the mile maiden at Newmarket on Wednesday with two-year-old colts Alfawaris and Cracksman lining-up for successful owner-breeders at 4.15pm.

Alfawaris will be having his second start for Owen Burrows after finishing a promising third behind the race-fit Swiss Storm, another son of Frankel, in a 7f Newbury maiden last month.

A Shadwell homebred out of the Peintre Celebre mare Kareemah, winner of the 2008 Listed Prix Charles Laffitte, Alfawaris is a half-brother to stablemate Ehtiraas, a three-year-old son of Oasis Dream who broke his maiden earlier this year over a mile, and the 1m4f scorer Saraha, a daughter of Dansili.

Kareemah, a half-sister to Hamdan Al Maktoum's dual US Grade 1 heroine Lahudood, produced a filly by Dubawi last year named Modhafarah and earlier this season foaled a filly by Kingman.

Cracksman makes his debut for John Gosden, who has sent out the most individual winners by Frankel to date with Cunco, Icespire, Monarchs Glen and Seven Heavens all having been successful for the Newmarket trainer.

Out of the Pivotal mare Rhadegunda, winner of the 1m1f Listed Prix Solitude, Cracksman is a half-brother to the 7f Group 3 Solario Stakes victor Fantastic Moon, a son of Dalakhani, and Strong Force, a 1m2f scorer by Sea The Stars.

Cracksman was bred by Anthony Oppenheimer's Hascombe and Valiant Studs and hails from the family of Oppenheimer's father Sir Philip's 1,000 Guineas and Sussex Stakes heroine On The House.

Hamdan Al Maktoum has a second well-bred runner in the contest with the Raven's Pass colt Almoreb having his first start for Richard Hannon.

A son of the Classic Cliche mare Macadamia, winner of the Group 2 Falmouth Stakes and Listed Pipalong Stakes, Almoreb is a brother to the 1m Listed UAE 1,000 Guineas victress Lovely Pass.

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He is also a half-brother to a further three scorers including the Invincible Spirit filly Spirit Raiser, who emulated Macadamia with victory in this season's 1m Listed Pipalong Stakes.

Almoreb has twice changed hands at Tattersalls, most recently when purchased by Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock for 180,000gns at last year's Book 2 October Yearling Sale.

Another debutant with a strong pedigree is Fibonacci, a Hugo Palmer-trained son of Galileo who shares his page with a number of top-class performers for Aidan O'Brien and Coolmore.

Owned and bred by Al Asayl Bloodstock, Fibonacci is the first foal produced by the once-raced Giant's Causeway mare Tereschenko, a three-parts sister to the Storm Cat mares Kamarinskaya, winner of the Group 3 Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes, and the unraced Butterfly Cove, dam of top-class fillies Misty For Me – producer of this season's Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes winner Roly Poly – and Ballydoyle.

A daughter of the unraced Mr Prospector mare Mr P's Princess, Tereschenko is also a half-sister to the unbeaten Nureyev colt Fasliyev who was crowned champion European two-year-old in 1999 following victories in the National Stakes, Prix Morny and Coventry Stakes but was retired at the end of his juvenile season due to injury.

Well-related colts in action in 7f Newmarket maiden

Earlier on the card, the 7f maiden features plenty of nicely bred juveniles at 3.05pm including the unraced trio Enhancement, Medalla De Oro and Paradise Lake.

Enhancement is an Invincible Spirit half-brother to four winners including the Listed-winning two-year-olds Forthefirstime and Pyman's Theory.

Out of the placed Cadeaux Genereux mare Gazebo, the Richard Hannon-trained colt was bought by the China Horse Club at last year's Goffs Orby Sale for €220,000.

The Teofilo colt Medalla De Oro was bred by Hascombe and Valiant Studs out of the 6f to 1m scorer and dual Listed-placed Nyarhini, a Fantastic Light half-sister to three stakes winners including 1997 Coronation Stakes heroine Rebecca Sharp and Fleche d'Or, the unraced dam of last year's champion three-year-old Golden Horn.

Nyarhini has produced three winners to date with Medalla De Oro being a half-brother to 1m Listed victress Token Of Love. Peter Chapple-Hyam's runner cost just 58,000gns at last year's Book 1 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when picked up by agent Alex Elliott.

Another graduate of the sale due to contest the maiden is the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Paradise Lake, a 320,000gns purchase by John and Jake Warren.

The colt was the only progeny of leading French sire Siyouni to be offered at last year's Book 1 auction when consigned by his breeder Philip and Jane Myerscough's Baroda and Colbinstown Studs.

Paradise Lake is the fourth foal produced by the placed mare Kalandara, a Rainbow Quest half-sister to 2000 Champion Stakes and Breeders' Cup Turf hero Kalanisi, making him a half-brother to the Sinndar filly Kalabaya, a winner over 1m3½f.

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