Prix Morny won by Scat Daddy’s Lady Aurelia

Lady Aurelia: daughter of Scat Daddy landed the Prix Morny at Deauville

PICTURE: ScoopDyga Group 1 success for Scat Daddy's Lady Aurelia
By Zoe Vicarage and James Thomas 5:32PM 21 AUG 2016

LADY AURELIA, while not at her explosive best, still had enough in reserve to land the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville on Sunday and became the 19th individual Group/Grade 1 winner for her sire, the late Scat Daddy, in the process.

The Wesley Ward-trained juvenile was an impressive seven-and-a-half length winner on her debut at Keeneland in April and made the trip over to Britain when she took on six rivals in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.

She blitzed her opponents by seven lengths in that contest and while Sunday's victory was not as breathtaking as previous exploits, Lady Aurelia was always in command and won the race by three-quarters of a length.

Bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, she is the sixth foal out of the Grade 2-winning Forest Wildcat mare D'Wildcat Speed and is a half-sister to the winners Titletown Five and Distorsionada.

Her part-owners George Bolton and Peter Leidel bought her for $350,000 at last year's Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Lady Aurelia is not the first winner of the Prix Morny that Scat Daddy has supplied as his son, No Nay Never landed the 2013 edition of the race, while Lady Aurelia's grandsire, Johannesburg, was victorious in the contest back in 2001.

Leading performers by the son of Johannesburg include this year's Phoenix and Coventry Stakes hero Caravaggio, 2015 Queen Mary Stakes heroine Acapulco and Daddy Long Legs, who won the Royal Lodge Stakes and UAE Derby during his career.

More Romanet joy for Meon Valley

Later on the card Speedy Boarding bounced back to form to land her first Group 1 in the Prix Jean Romanet for trainer James Fanshawe and jockey Freddy Tylicki.

The daughter of Shamardal was providing Meon Valley Stud with another success in the race, after the Pivotal mare Izzi Top had carried the famous black and white silks to victory in the 2012 renewal.

The four-year-old is out of Dash To The Front, a Listed-winning daughter of Diktat, who has produced three winners from four runners and is a half-sister to Listed winner and Group 1 runner-up Dash To The Top. The top-class Milligram, a daughter of Mill Reef, appears further back in the family.

The success provided a significant update for Dash To The Front's Frankel colt who is due to be offered as lot five at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

Speedy Boarding's success capped what had already been a productive weekend for Kildangan Stud resident Shamardal, after his two-year-old son Blue Point ran away with Saturday's Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York.

Darley stallions were to the fore throughout the Deauville card, with Ame Bleue – a daughter of Dubawi – filling the runner-up berth in the Prix Romanet and New Approach's son Nearly Caught making all to land the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay.

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