Sister to Dawn Approach makes debut in Group 1

Sister to Dawn Approach makes debut in Group 1
By Chris Hill 7:14PM 10 SEP 2016

THE Moyglare Stud Stakes at 3.40pm features a host of well-related contenders boasting group form, though it is a filly making her racecourse debut that is of particular interest on breeding.

Jim Bolger has selected the mile Group 1 contest as the starting point for Dawn Of A New Era, a sister to four-time Group 1 winner and 2013 2,000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach. She is also a sister to last year's Group 2 Futurity Stakes victor and National Stakes runner-up Herald The Dawn.

By New Approach, Dawn Of A New Era was bred by Bolger out of the Phone Trick mare Hymn Of The Dawn whose best placing during a five-race career was when fourth on debut over 6f at the Curragh.

A half-sister to the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile third Galantas, Hymn Of The Dawn has produced three winners to date with Dawn Of A New Era also being a half-sister to 5 to 6f scorer Comadoir and the once-raced Fainne, the dam of Bolger's 2015 Group 3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes scorer and Dewhurst third Sanus Per Aquam.

Dawn Of A New Era was offered by Bolger's Redmondstown Stud at last year's Goffs Orby Sale with BBA Ireland parting with €480,000 for her.

Ffos Las welcomes Frankel colt to track

Ffos Las welcomes its first offspring of Frankel to the track on Sunday with Roger Charlton declaring the juvenile colt Atty Persse for the mile maiden at 2.30pm.

Owned and bred by Bjorn Nielsen, Atty Persse is the first foal produced by the Norse Dancer mare Dorcas Lane who was trained by David Lanigan to win the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes in 2011 before finishing third in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes and Lancashire Oaks.

Atty Persse has twice been offered at Tattersalls though on both occasions failed to find a new owner. Firstly when bought back for 200,000gns at the 2014 December Foal Sale and at last year's October Yearling Sale where the colt was led out of the ring unsold at 160,000gns.

Well-related colts in action in Chelmsford maiden

A number of colts possess nice pedigrees in Chelmsford's opening 7f maiden at 1.45pm.

Khalid Abdullah has two typically well-bred contenders to carry his famous silks with the once-raced Jewel House representing John Gosden and Inscribe having his first start for Sir Michael Stoute.

Dubawi colt Jewel House is out of the Dansili mare Arizona Jewel, a 1m2f-winning sister to triple Group/Grade 2 victor Riposte and half-sister to dual Group/Grade 1 hero Powerscourt.

A daughter of Lancashire Oaks victress Rainbow Lake, Arizona Jewel is also a three-parts sister to one of the best broodmares in recent times in two-time Listed scorer Kind, dam of the incomparable Frankel as well as triple Group 1 hero Noble Mission and stakes winners Bullet Train and Joyeuse.

The Harlan Holiday colt Inscribe is a half-brother to five winners including Listed scorer Mirror Lake. He is the ninth foal produced by the once-raced Sadler's Wells mare Reflections, a half-sister to Group 3 winners Vortex and Prove from the family of four-time US Grade 1 heroine Ventura.

Another debutant with a decent pedigree is Distill, a close relation to dual Group/Grade 1 hero Raven's Pass by Elusive Quality.

A 60,000gns purchase by John and Jake Warren at this year's Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, Distill is owned by the Royal Ascot Racing Club whose colours were memorably carried to victory in the 2005 Derby by Motivator.

The William Haggas-trained colt is a half-brother to two winners in the US out of the unraced mare Dovie, a Coronado's Quest half-sister to the Elusive Quality colt Raven's Pass who claimed the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Breeders' Cup Classic in 2008.

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