Frankel filly set to make debut at Doncaster
Aljezeera the latest debut runner for flying Frankel
By Chris Hill 5:50PM 12 AUG 2016
ATTENTION will focus on Doncaster on Saturday with Aljezeera set to become the latest offspring of Frankel to appear on the racecourse when lining up for Luca Cumani in the 1m fillies’ maiden at 2.35pm.
The ten-time Group 1 winner has made an unbelievable start to his stud career having supplied nine individual winners worldwide from 14 runners, including impressive Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes heroine Fair Eva and the black-type-placed trio Queen Kindly, Cunco and Frankuus.
Offered by her breeder Newsells Park Stud at last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, she will carry the silks of Al Shaqab after being purchased by Charlie Gordon-Watson for 450,000gns.
Aljezeera is a daughter of the Dynaformer mare Dynaforce, a Listed winner for Andre Fabre who went on to record two top-level victories in the US for Bill Mott when successful in the Beverly D Stakes and Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes.
A half-sister to dual US Grade 1 hero Cetewayo, Dynaforce has produced one previous winner in the US 1m1f scorer Lady Dyna, a daughter of Tapit, and shares her page with Group 2-winning juvenile Raah Algharb and Lancashire Oaks heroine Pharian.
Aljezeera isn’t the only daughter of a top-class mare entered in the contest as Richard Fahey is represented by the Dubawi filly Show Me The Music, the first foal of 2010 Falmouth Stakes heroine Music Show.
The daughter of Noverre also placed three-times at the highest level for her owner Jaber Abdullah, whose colours Show Me The Music will carry on Saturday.
Bred by Rabbah Bloodstock, Show Me The Music is from the family of US Grade 1-winning mares Gorgeous and Turbulent Descent.
Sister to Naaqoos bids to break maiden at Doncaster
The following 6f maiden at 3.10pm gives the three-year-old Soundstrings an opportunity to get her head in front at the third attempt.
Appearing green on her debut at the course last month over 7f, the William Haggas-trained daughter of Oasis Dream put in an improved performance at Yarmouth when finishing half-a-length runner-up over 6f.
A 210,000gns purchase by Amanda Skiffington at the 2013 Tattersalls December Foal Sale, Soundtrings was bred by Serge Boucheron out of the Machiavellian mare Straight Lass, an unraced half-sister to Nicky Henderson’s Christmas Hurdle winner Landing Light.
She has produced seven winners to date and Soundstrings is a sister to 2008 Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere hero Naaqoos and 1m2f scorer Isobel Archer.
She is also a half-sister to French Group 3 victor Barastraight and to Straight Miss, the unraced dam of Group 3 Prix de Cabourg scorer Mazameer.
Dark Angel filly out to strike at Newbury for Al Shaqab
Another pricey purchase from last year’s Arqana August Yearling Sale, Hathfa, is in action at Newbury when having her second run for Richard Hughes in the 6f fillies’ maiden at 1.55pm.
The daughter of Dark Angel was bought by Al Shaqab and Mandore International for €260,000 and was heavily backed for her 6f Windsor debut at the beginning of the month before finishing fourth.
Bred by East Bloodstock, Meridian International and Henri Bozo, she is the first foal out of the Mr Greeley mare Nepali Princess, an unraced half-sister to Al Shaqab’s Shalaa who was crowned last year’s champion two-year-old colt in France after storming to victory in the Prix Morny.
Also due to line-up is Partitia, a Sir Michael Stoute-trained daughter of Bated Breath, who finished tenth on her racecourse debut at the course last month.
Owned and bred by Khalid Abdullah, she is the first foal out of the Oasis Dream mare Palmette, a winning sister to 2009 Gimcrack Stakes victor Showcasing.
The Whitsbury Manor Stud resident has made an exciting start to his stud career, being responsible for nine individual group winners from three crops of racing age including this season’s Commonwealth Cup heroine Quiet Reflection.