Frankel gelding Khattar has third start in maiden

Frankel gelding Khattar has third start in maiden By Chris Hill 2:04PM 22 NOV 2016

KHATTAR will bid to make it third time lucky on Wednesday when the son of dual world champion Frankel lines up for his third start in the second division of Wolverhampton's 1m½f maiden at 2.05pm.

Bred by Qatar Bloodstock out of the 2000 Group 2 Sun Chariot Stakes winner Danceabout, Khattar was purchased by Al Shaqab Racing for €300,000 at last year's Arqana August Yearling Sale and on his first two starts over a mile for Hugo Palmer finished fifth and sixth.

A daughter of Shareef Dancer, Danceabout has produced four winners to date with Khattar being a half-brother to the 1m1f Listed Prix Casimir Delamarre victress Rainbow Dancing and the 1m5½f Listed-placed Handsome Man.


After foaling Khattar, Danceabout produced a filly by Makfi that was bought by Sun Bloodstock for €82,000 at last month's Arqana October Yearling Sale.The 19-year-old mare foaled another filly by Makfi earlier this year.

John Gosden is represented by the unraced Holy Roman Emperor colt Oxford Thinking, a half-brother to stablemate The Black Princess who recorded a first black-type success earlier this month with victory in the 1m2f Listed Prix Solitude at Saint-Cloud.

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Out of the Cape Cross mare Larceny, a once-raced three-parts sister to 2007 Prix du Jockey Club victor Lawman and half-sister to 2004 Prix de Diane heroine Latice, Oxford Thinking is also a half-brother to the 1m2f to 1m4f winner Lucelle.

All three are graduates of the Arqana August Yearling Sale with Oxford Thinking and The Black Princess both purchased by Charlie Liverton, racing manager to Robin Geffen.

Oxford Thinking was purchased at last year's sale for €210,000 while this year's renewal saw his yearling half-sister by Dark Angel fetch €600,000 when bought by Broadhurst Agency.

Half-sister to speedy Hot Streak in Kempton debut

Kempton's opening 1m2f maiden sees Saeed Bin Suroor introduce Quality Moment, a Casamento half-sister to the Group 2-winning sprinter Hot Streak, at 4.25pm.

Hot Streak registered three stakes wins in the colours of Qatar Racing, headed by victory in the 2014 Temple Stakes over 5f, in addition to twice being placed at the highest level when runner-up in the Middle Park Stakes and third in the King's Stand Stakes.

The son of Iffraaj will stand his second season at Tweenhills Farm and Stud next year at a fee of £6,000.

Quality Moment was bred by Barry Noonan out of the unraced Housebuster mare Ashirah, a granddaughter of outstanding blue hen Height Of Fashion, the dam of Nashwan and Nayef.

Ashirah has been responsible for three previous winners with Quality Moment also being a half-sister to the 6f Listed-placed filly New Design and Greek 5f to 6f scorer Karpathos.

Quality Moment has twice been through the sales ring, firstly when offered by Cregg Stud at the 2014 Goffs November Foal Sale where she was purchased by Stauffenberg Bloodstock for €210,000. She returned to the sales ring at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Book 1 Sale where she was bought privately by John Ferguson for 200,000gns.

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