Thawaany sister to make debut at Catterick

Sister to Thawaany to make debut at Catterick
By Chris Hill 5:08PM 23 AUG 2016

CATTERICK'S 7f fillies' maiden at 2.20pm on Wednesday sees a host of well-bred fillies bidding to register a first win.

Making her racecourse debut for Paul Cole is Jazz Cat, a three-year-old daughter of Tamayuz, who changed hands for six-figure sums on both occasions she appeared at public auction.

Bred by Barronstown Stud out of the Desert King mare Chelsea Rose, winner of the 2004 Moyglare Stud Stakes, the Fitri Hay-owned filly is a sister to Group 3 Prix de Ris-Orangis victress and Prix Maurice de Gheest runner-up Thawaany.

Chelsea Rose has produced two other winners to date as well as the Listed International Trial Stakes second Hamlool.

Originally offered by Barronstown Stud at the 2013 Tattersalls December Foal Sale, Jazz Cat was purchased by Charlie Gordon-Watson for 150,000gns before returning to the sales ring the following year where she went to Stephen Hillen for €350,000 at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale.

Among her opponents with racecourse experience are the Oasis Dream filly Soundstrings, who has been runner-up on two occasions for William Haggas.

Out of the Machiavellian mare Straight Lass, an unraced half-sister to Nicky Henderson's Christmas Hurdle winner Landing Light, she is a sister to Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere hero Naaqoos and a half-sister to French Group 3 scorer Barastraight.

Another of her rivals is Any Joy, a half-sister to the Italian Group 3 winner Victoria Regina.

The daughter of Zoffany is due to make her third racecourse appearance for Ben Haslam having previously finished fifth and sixth for the North Yorkshire trainer.

A 30,000gns purchase by Haslam and Bobby O'Ryan at the 2014 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, she is the third foal produced by the Singspiel mare For Joy, a dual-winning sister to Group 3 scorers Gloomy Sunday and Abjer.

Half-sister to US Grade 1 winner aiming for maiden victory at Kempton

After finishing fifth for trainer Daniel Kubler at Kempton earlier this month, the three-year-old filly Ducissa reappears at the course in the 7f fillies' maiden at 7.10pm.

Owned and bred by Gary and Lesley Middlebrook out of the Efisio mare Baize, a five-time-winning sprinter, the daughter of Exceed And Excel is a half-sister to nine winners including US Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks victress Singhalese – herself dam of four Japanese black type winners including this season's Japanese Oaks heroine Sinhalite – and the 6f Listed scorer Docofthebay.

Hidden Steps looking to continue success for Balding family at Lingfield

Juvenile filly Hidden Steps will be bidding to make the perfect start to her racecourse career when lining up for the first time in division one of Lingfield's 7f fillies' maiden at 2.10pm.

Her trainer Andrew Balding is certainly familiar with the pedigree as not only was the daughter of Footstepsinthesand bred by his family's Kingsclere Stud but he trained her dam, the 2m1f winner Hidden Valley, and along with his father, Ian, has successfully handled the careers of many of Hidden Valley's siblings.

By Haafhd, Hidden Valley is a half-sister to ten winners including Group 2 Oettingen-Rennen victor Passing Glance, Group 3 Prix du Palais Royal winner Hidden Meadow and Listed scorers Kingsclere and Scorned as well as the black-type-placed Victoria Montoya, Overbrook and Casual Glance.

Sir Percy filly out to secure first win at Lingfield

The second division of the 7f maiden at 2.40pm sees Robin's Purse in action for the second time having finished last on her debut for Charlie Hills at Newmarket.

Owned and bred by Noel Martin, the daughter of Sir Percy is the first foal produced by Martin's 1m2f winner Morant Bay, a Montjeu half-sister to dual European Group 2 winner Here Comes When from the family of Brazilian Grade 1 hero Jet.

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