Frankel filly Harba hoping for flying start

Frankel filly Harba hoping for flying start By Chris Hill 6:19PM 1 SEP 2016

HAYDOCK plays host to another Frankel debutante on Friday with Harba having her first start for William Haggas in the 6f fillies' maiden at 2.45pm.

Bred by Summerville Bloodstock Investments, Harba is the second foal produced by Kirinda, who made a winning debut at Dundalk over 7f in 2010 on her sole two-year-old start for John Oxx, before finishing runner-up in the Group 3 Kilboy Estate Stakes the following year.

By Tiger Hill, Kirinda is an Aga Khan-bred half-sister to the Listed scorer Karasiyra from the family of Group 3 winners Keraka, Keratiya and Kerita.

Her first foal, the Oasis Dream colt Spiegel ran three times as a juvenile for Charlie Appleby with his best placing being when fourth in a Wolverhampton maiden. Kirinda produced a colt by Galileo last year and foaled a colt by Camelot this year.

At 300,000gns, Harba was the cheapest of the three yearlings by the ten-time Group 1 winner Frankel to be bought by Al Shaqab Racing at Book 1 of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

Erdogan, a son of triple Group 1 heroine Dar Re Mi, was the priciest of the trio when purchased for 750,000gns with Al Shaqab and Charlie Gordon-Watson combining to pick up a filly out of dual US Grade 1 winner Dynaforce for 450,000gns. Subsequently named Aljezeera, the filly made a winning debut for Luca Cumani over a mile at Doncaster last month.

Harba's opponents include Tom Dascombe's Pivotal filly Eartha Kitt and Grey Thou Art, a daughter of Canford Cliffs who will be making her first start for Henry Candy.

Owned and bred by Chasemore Farm, Eartha Kitt is the first foal of Dascombe's 2012 Queen Mary Stakes winner Ceiling Kitty, a daughter of Red Clubs who also landed the Listed Marygate Fillies' Stakes and a 5f Kempton maiden during an eight-race juvenile career.

From the family of this year's Japanese 1,000 Guineas winner Jeweler, Ceiling Kitty foaled a colt by Camelot earlier this year having last season produced a filly by Invincible Spirit.

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Bred by owner Sir Edmund Loder at his Eyrefield Lodge Stud, Grey Thou Art is out of the Polish Precedent mare Roystonea, a winner from 7f to a mile for Alain de Royer-Dupre and runner-up in the Listed Prix La Sorellina who shares her page with 2005 St Leger hero Scorpion.

Candy's charge is certainly bred to excel as a juvenile as all five of her siblings that have won were successful at two including Foundation who claimed last season's Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes before finishing third in the Racing Post Trophy.

Kempton debut for half-sister to Group 1 winner Elm Park

Kempton also witnesses the introduction of some nicely bred juveniles in the 7f fillies' conditions stakes at 7.30pm.

The Andrew Balding-trained Highland Pass is a Passing Glance half-sister to Racing Post Trophy and Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes winner Elm Park.

Running in the colours of Kingsclere Racing Club, as did Elm Park before Qatar Racing bought an interest in the Phoenix Reach colt prior to his Newmarket Group 2 victory, she is the fourth foal bred by Kingsclere Stud out of the winning miler Lady Brora, a daughter of Dashing Blade from the family of Group 3 Grosser Preis der Sparkasse Krefeld victor Eric.

Prize Diva represents David Elsworth and hails from a family the Newmarket trainer has had plenty of success with in the past.

By Motivator, Prize Diva was bred at owner Jeff Smith's Littleton Stud near Winchester out of his 1m2f Listed Upavon Fillies' Stakes winner Premier Prize, a half-sister to French Group 2 winner Gold Medallist.

A daughter of Selkirk, Premier Prize has produced three winners to date with Prize Diva being a sister to Cocktail Queen who was originally trained by Elsworth to win a 1m½f Nottingham maiden before being placed in three black-type races.

Switched to French trainer Myriam Bollack-Badel in May 2014, Cocktail Queen has since gone on to record victories in the Group 2 Prix de Deauville and Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron.

Half-brother to The Tin Man in action at Kempton

The third race on the Kempton card, the 6f maiden at 6.30pm, sees Hilario having his second start for Charlie Hills after finishing seventh at Sandown in June over 5f.

The son of Sepoy carries the colours of Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar, having been purchased by Tony Nerses for £160,000 at last year's Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale, and certainly has the pedigree to make into a smart sprinter.

The seventh foal produced by the 6f to 7f winner Persario, a Bishop Of Cashel half-sister to triple Group 3 Leicestershire Stakes victor Warningford, Hilario is a half-brother to four winners.

Persario's first foal by Compton Place, Deacon Blues, won the Group 2 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes in 2011, while this season her four-year-old son by Equiano, The Tin Man, claimed the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes and looks set to bid for a first Group 1 victory when lining up in Saturday's Sprint Cup at Haydock.

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