Nemoralia brother unveiled at Chelmsford
Nemoralia brother to be unveiled at Chelmsford By Chris Hill 5:35PM 12 OCT 2016
JOHN GOSDEN introduces a potential star at Chelmsford on Thursday evening with the two-year-old colt Blue On Blue, a brother to smart filly Nemoralia, entered for the opening division of the 7f maiden at 6.50pm.
The son of More Than Ready will be bidding to become the second juvenile winner trained by Gosden for owner George Strawbridge within the last couple of days after the Giant's Causeway colt Utmost ran out a comfortable length winner of a Leicester maiden on Tuesday.
Blue On Blue was bred by Alberta Davies out of the US 1m½f Listed scorer Alina, a daughter of Came Home who has been responsible for three winners to date, most notably this season's 7f Group 3 City of York Stakes and 1m Listed Michael Seely Memorial Stakes victress Nemoralia.
Trained by Jeremy Noseda, the three-year-old Nemoralia has also been placed three times at the highest level including when runner-up in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Half-sister to Rio De La Plata in action at Chelmsford
The second division at 7.20pm sees the Dubawi filly Voice Of Truth bidding to break her maiden on her third start for Saeed Bin Suroor, having finished a close second on her debut to subsequent May Hill Stakes runner-up Grecian Light.
Voice Of Truth definitely has the pedigree to hold her own at a higher level as a Darley homebred daughter of the placed Argentinian mare Express Way from the family of champion South African mare Escoleta Fitz.
The Ahmad mare Express Way has produced ten previous winners including top class colts Rio De La Plata, a triple Group 1 scorer for Bin Suroor when successful in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere, Premio Vittorio di Capua and Premio Roma, and Argentinian two-year-old Group 1 victor El Expresivo.
Daughter of Maids Causeway in action at Brighton
Earlier in the day, Bin Suroor is represented by another beautifully bred daughter of Dubawi with Gmaash making her second racecourse appearance in Brighton's opening 6f maiden at 1.30pm.
The Darley homebred is the fifth foal produced by 2005 Coronation Stakes heroine and 1,000 Guineas runner-up Maids Causeway, a daughter of Giant's Causeway who shares her page with classy fillies Vallee Enchantee and Volga as well as dual French Group 1 hero Vespone.
Maids Causeway is dam of three previous winners with Gmaash being a sister to Mountainside, a four-time winner over hurdles, and half-sister to 1m2f scorers Spirit Ditty and Jameel who was also successful over hurdles for John Ferguson.
Gmaash's opponents include the Robert Cowell-trained Peace Dreamer, a daughter of this year's runaway leading freshman sire Sir Prancealot who as of Tuesday evening had been responsible for 25 individual two-year-old winners in Britain and Ireland.
Out of the 6f winner See Nuala, a Kyllachy half-sister to Group 2 Cape Verdi Stakes victor Aspectoflove, Peace Dreamer is bred on the same cross that has produced one of Sir Prancealot's most prolific winners to date, the triple scorer and Listed St Hugh's Fillies' Stakes third Stormy Clouds.
Peace Dreamer is a half-sister to Bear Cheek, a daughter of Kodiac who won her first two juvenile starts for Ger Lyons last year including the 5f Group 3 Curragh Stakes.
Bred by Tally-Ho Stud, who stood Sir Prancealot this past season at a fee of €5,000, Peace Dreamer was one of nine lots to make six-figures at this year's Goresbridge Flat Breeze-Up Sale when purchased by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for €110,000.
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