Jacqueline Quest daughter out at Killarney
Jacqueline Quest: dam of the placed Galileo filly Hibiscus
PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) Jacqueline Quest daughter out at Killarney By Chris Hill 6:46PM 18 AUG 2016
THE 1m3f maiden at Killarney on Friday evening (6.25pm) features a couple of three-year-old fillies with interesting pedigrees in Hibiscus and Zamira.
Hibiscus, a three-year-old daughter of Galileo, has her second start for Aidan O'Brien, having finished a close third at Gowran Park last week over 1m1½f.
Bred by Triermore Stud, she is the first foal out of the Rock Of Gibraltar mare Jacqueline Quest, who finished first past the post in the 2010 1,000 Guineas only to be demoted and placed second behind Special Duty.
Hibiscus was acquired by Coolmore in 2014 when MV Magnier paid 625,000gns for her at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
Dermot Weld is represented by the Aga Khan homebred Zamira, a New Approach half-sister to European middle-distance Listed winners Zand and Zanughan.
Runner-up by a head on her debut over 1m2½f, Zamira descends from the family of the Aga Khan's dual European champion filly Zarkava, who claimed victory in five Group 1 races including the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Prix de Diane and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 2008.
Sandown introduction for half-brother to Gale Force Ten
Roger Charlton sends Eynhallow, a two-year-old son of Nathaniel, to Sandown for his debut in the 7f maiden at 3.30pm.
Out of the 1m3f Listed Warwickshire Oaks winner Ronaldsay, a daughter of Kirkwall, Eynhallow is a half-brother to the Oasis Dream colt Gale Force Ten who secured the 2013 Group 3 Jersey Stakes after finishing runner-up in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
A £160,000 purchase by Howson and Houldsworth Bloodstock at the Doncaster Premier Yearlings Sale, Eynhallow shares his page with Postponed, whose victory in Wednesday's Juddmonte International Stakes was a fourth at the highest level, as well as Group 1-winning juveniles Bianca Nera and Simply Perfect.
Smart pedigrees on show in Knavesmire maiden
The 7f maiden at York offers plenty of well-bred juveniles the chance to register a first success at 4.20pm.
Cacique colt Contrapposto finished fifth at Newmarket on his first start for trainer David Menuisier, having been purchased by owner Clive Washbourn for 44,000gns at last year's Tattersalls December Yearling Sale.
Out of the dual 1m2f winner Interim Payment, a Red Ransom half-sister to US Grade 1 heroine Midships who has produced four winners, Contrapposto is a three-parts brother to the 2012 Grosser Preis von Bayern scorer Temida, a daughter of Oratorio.
Via Serendipity, a son of Invincible Spirit from the family of top-class milers Chimes Of Freedom and Spinning World is set to make his first racecourse start for Hugo Palmer.
His dam Mambo Light, a dual German Listed-winning daughter of Kingmambo, has produced two winners to date with Via Serendipity being a three-parts brother to the 7f scorer Strong Chemistry and half-brother to 1m1f winner Le Juge, sons of Oasis Dream and Dansili respectively.
Bred by Rashit Shaykhutdinov, Via Serendipity was originally purchased privately by bloodstock agent Margaret O'Toole for €120,000 at last year's Arqana August Yearling Sale before Rob Speers paid 320,000gns to secure the colt for owner Ibrahim Araci at this season's Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale.
Another couple of rivals with speedy pedigrees are the Charlie Appleby-trained Capezzano and Rivet, who will be having his second start for William Haggas.
A Darley homebred son of Bernardini, Capezzano is out of the twice-placed mare Cableknit, an Unbridled´s Song half-sister to 2004 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner and sire Speightstown.
Rivet made a promising debut when runner-up at Ascot last month over 6f and the son of Fastnet Rock should appreciate the step up in trip as a brother to the two-time 7f scorer Out And About.
Bred by Des Scott out of the Galileo mare Starship, a triple-winning half-sister to 2000 Flying Childers and Norfolk Stakes heroine Superstar Leo, Rivet is bred on the same cross as last year's Oaks heroine Qualify and is also a three-parts brother to the 1m2f Group 3 Gallinule Stakes victor Alexander Pope.