Golden Horn half-sister set for Kempton debut
Golden Horn: half-sister by Acclamation is trained by John Gosden
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Golden Horn half-sister set for Kempton debut
By Chris Hill 7:18PM 1 NOV 2016
KEMPTON plays host to a number of beautifully bred two-year-old fillies on Wednesday, none more so than Cercle D'Or, a half-sister to last year's champion European three-year-old colt Golden Horn who makes her debut for John Gosden in the first division of the mile maiden at 5.25pm.
A daughter of Acclamation, Cercle D'Or is the fourth foal produced by the Dubai Destination mare Fleche D'Or, an unraced half-sister to the 1997 Coronation Stakes heroine Rebecca Sharp.
The ten-year-old mare's first foal, the Champs Elysees filly Eastern Belle, won the 1m2f Listed Ballymacoll Stud Stakes in 2014 but the exceptional colt Golden Horn, a son of Cape Cross, promoted Fleche D'Or to the top tier of broodmares with Group 1 victories in the Derby, Eclipse, Irish Champion Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Fleche D'Or was offered by Anthony Oppenheimer's Hascombe and Valiant Studs at the 2012 December Mare Sale where she was purchased by Harry McCalmont of Norelands Stud for 62,000gns and Cercle D'or will be the first runner in Britain for a partnership consisting of McCalmont, Sam Sangster and Hugo Lascelles.
The race also sees Roger Varian introduce the Exceed And Excel filly Prosper, a €240,000 purchase by the China Horse Club at last year's Arqana August Yearling Sale.
Bred by Newsells Park Stud, Prosper is out of the 2000 Group 3 Lancashire Oaks winner Ela Athena, a daughter of Ezzoud who has been responsible for four winners to date including last year's 2m2f Group 2 Doncaster Cup hero Pallasator.
Another well-related contender is the Darley homebred Ocean Of Love, a Saeed Bin Suroor-trained daughter of the Dynaformer mare Michita who landed the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes and Listed Height of Fashion Stakes in 2008.
By Distorted Humor, Ocean Of Love is a sister to 1m to 1m2f winner Great Order and 1m to 1m½f scorer Gavroche and hails from the family of four-time US Grade 1 heroine Nastique.
Sister to top-class Cannock Chase in action at Kempton
John Gosden fields two well-related contenders in the second division of the mile maiden at 5.55pm, a race the Newmarket trainer landed last year with subsequent Group 3 winner Persuasive.
On jockey bookings, the Lemon Drop Kid filly Bizzarria looks to be the first string with Anthony Oppenheimer's homebred a sister to last year's Canadian International Stakes hero Cannock Chase.
A daughter of the twice-raced Horse Chestnut mare Lynnwood Chase, Bizzarria is also a sister to 1m2f Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam scorer Pisco Sour and five-time jumps winner Ultravox.
Gosden's second runner is My Rosie, a Redoute´s Choice half-sister to 2004 Sprint Cup heroine Tante Rose, 7f Listed scorer Bay Tree and 5½f winner Rosie's Posy, dam of last year's Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Prix de la Foret hero Make Believe.
Out of the 6f and 7f Listed winner My Branch, a daughter of Distant Relative, My Rosie was offered by her breeder Bjorn Nielsen at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale where she was picked up by Charlie Gordon-Watson Bloodstock for 400,000gns.
Half-sister to Campanologist unveiled at Nottingham
Earlier in the day, Gosden has declared three well-bred juveniles for the first division of Nottingham's 1m½f maiden at 12.50pm including newcomers Gracious Diana and Master Singer.
From the family of 1985 Prix de Diane heroine Lypharita, Gracious Diana is the ninth foal produced by the Generous mare Generous Diana, a three-time winner from 1m1f to 1m2½f.
Gracious Diana is a Foxwedge half-sister to four winners including 1m4f Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes victor and dual Group/Grade 1 runner-up Dandino.
The filly has twice changed hands at Tattersalls, most recently when bought by Hugo Lascelles Bloodstock for 65,000gns at Book 2 of last year's October Yearling Sale.
Giant's Causeway colt Master Singer is a half-brother to the four-time 1m4f Group 1 winner Campanologist out of the Sadler's Wells mare Ring Of Music, an unraced half-sister to top-class globetrotter Singspiel.
The Gosden trio is completed by Crowned Eagle, an Oasis Dream half-brother to Group 2 winners Eagle Top, The Lark and Wings Of Desire, who will be having his third start having finished third on both his previous runs for owner-breeder Lady Bamford.