Galileo filly with classy pedigree set for Naas

O'Brien takes wraps off well-related Galileo filly By Chris Hill 7:41PM 15 OCT 2016

AIDAN O'BRIEN introduces a nicely bred daughter of Galileo at Naas on Sunday with Puppetshow set to make her debut in the 6f fillies maiden at 2.35pm.

Puppetshow is out of the Mujadil mare Lesson In Humility, who won three stakes races over 6f including the 2009 Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes before going on to finish third in the Golden Jubilee Stakes and Prix Maurice de Gheest.

Lesson In Humility has changed hands three times at public auction, most recently when offered in foal to Oasis Dream at the 2010 Tattersalls December Breeding Stock Sale where she was purchased by Hugo Merry Bloodstock for 675,000gns.

Her subsequent foal, the colt Coach House, won two of his five races as a juvenile for O'Brien including the 5f Listed Marble Hill Stakes and was also runner-up in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes and third in the Group 2 Railway Stakes.

Lesson In Humility's fourth foal, Puppetshow, holds an entry in next year's Irish 1,000 Guineas where potentially she could come up against another filly who provided a nice update for the pedigree when Poet's Vanity, a Poet's Voice half-sister to Lesson In Humility, won the 7f Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket last Friday.

Sunday's contest also features the debut of the Dermot Weld-trained filly Sorelle Delle Rose who was acquired by Moyglare Stud Farm for €350,000 at last year's Goffs Orby Sale.

Bred by Yeomanstown Stud out of their leading sire Dark Angel, Sorelle Delle Rose is the tenth foal produced by the three-time 5f winner and Listed-placed mare Kelsey Rose, a daughter of Most Welcome from the family of Mill Reef Stakes victor Indian Rocket.

Kelsey Rose has been responsible for five winners to date with Sorelle Delle Rose being a sister to the hardy gelding Sovereign Debt, winner of last season's 7½f Group 3 Concorde Stakes and runner-up to Farhh in the 2012 Lockinge Stakes, and half-sister to 2010 Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes scorer Puff.

Scat Daddy juvenile to be unleashed by O'Brien at Naas

Multiple champion trainer O'Brien is double-handed in the opening 6f maiden at 2.05pm for colts and geldings with Arizona State having his first start for O'Brien and Spirit Of Valor reappearing seven days on from a fast-finishing debut third at the Curragh.

A son of the late Scat Daddy, sire of this season's Group 1-winning juveniles Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia, Arizona State was purchased by agent Ben McElroy Equine for $300,000 at last year's Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

The juvenile colt is a half-brother to three winners from 5½f to a mile out of the Point Given mare Barometer, an unraced half-sister to US Grade 1 hero Storm Trooper, and shares his page with European champions Green Tune, Pas De Reponse and Storm Bird.

Well-related three-year-olds out at Newcastle

Newcastle's 1m2f maiden at 4.25pm features a number of three-year-olds with strong pedigrees.

Hamdan Al Maktoum has two representatives with both Dharoos and Laqab having their second start for John Gosden and Roger Varian respectively.

New Approach colt Dharoos is the second foal produced by an unraced half-sister to Group 1-winning juvenile Maybe and Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up Promise To Be True, while Laqab, a son of Teofilo, is out of the two-time Listed-placed miler Ghaidaa, a half-sister to 2005 Oaks heroine Eswarah.

The most highly-tried runner in the field is Dostoyevsky, a son of Galileo who has been placed fourth on his last two runs for David Lanigan. Out of the 6f and 7f Listed winner My Branch, Bjorn Nielsen's homebred is a half-brother to 2004 Sprint Cup winner Tante Rose and 5½f winner Rosie's Posy, dam of last year's Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Prix de la Foret hero Make Believe.

New Approach is also sire of Mutadaffeq who will be having his first run for David O'Meara after being purchased out of Kevin Prendergast's yard by Bradley Kelly Bloodstock for £30,000 at the Goffs UK August Sale. The colt is out of 1m2f to 1m3f winner Saajidah, a half-sister to 1999 Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Hula Angel.

Luca Cumani sends out Normandie Stud homebred Stanley for his third start and the son of Sea The Stars shares his page with some of the best horses to carry owner-breeder Philippa Cooper's pink and white silks.

A three-parts brother to 1m2f to 1m4f scorer Nigel, Stanley is the second foal produced by Deirdre, a 1m2f Listed-placed half-sister to Duncan, who dead-heated with Jukebox Jury in the 2011 Irish St Leger, as well as the Doncaster Group 2-winning pair Gretchen and Samuel.

The only filly in the line-up is Vernatti and the daughter of Teofilo is bred to be smart being a half-sister to the dual winning miler Specialty and 1m4f scorer Asteroidea out of trainer Pam Sly's 2006 1,000 Guineas heroine Speciosa.

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