Treve sister set for debut at Saint-Cloud
Treve sister set for debut at Saint-Cloud By Chris Hill 6:50PM 25 OCT 2016
CRIQUETTE HEAD-MAAREK introduces a sister to the brilliant six-time Group 1 winner Treve on Wednesday with Terre making her debut in the second division of the Prix Douve at Saint-Cloud, a 1m contest for unraced fillies at 3.50pm local time (2.50pm BST).
Owned and bred by the Head family's Haras du Quesnay, the two-year-old daughter of Motivator was a keenly anticipated offering at last year's Arqana August Yearling Sale. However, the filly did not meet her valuation of €2 million and returned to the French stud when bidding ceased at €1.2 million.
Terre is the seventh foal produced by the Anabaa mare Trevise, a 5½f winner for Head-Maarek's brother Freddy Head, who has been responsible for three winners to date.
Treve is undoubtedly the star having originally carried Haras du Quesnay's red silks to victory on her first three starts, including in the 2013 Prix de Diane.
After being purchased privately by Al Shaqab, Treve went on to record a further five victories at the highest level headed by back-to-back victories in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 2013 and 2014.
Crowned champion European three-year-old in 2013 and champion European older mare for the last two years, Treve joined the Haras de Bouquetot broodmare band at the end of last season following a fourth-placed finish when bidding for a third Arc and was scanned in foal to Dubawi earlier this year.
Half-brother to New Bay in action at Saint-Cloud
Earlier on the Saint-Cloud card, another sibling to a recent Classic winner is unveiled with the Dansili colt Pharaonic, a half-brother to last year's Prix du Jockey Club hero New Bay, declared for the 1m Prix Antivari for unraced colts and geldings at 2.20pm local time (1.20pm BST).
Trained by Andre Fabre for owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah, Pharaonic represents the same connections as New Bay, a son of Dubawi who has also been successful in two Group 2s and a Group 3 as well as finishing runner-up in last year's Poule d'Essai des Poulains and third in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Out of the 1m Prix d'Angerville winner Cinnamon Bay, a Zamindar half-sister to Group 2 victor Bellamy Cay, Pharaonic is a brother to Iowa Falls who was placed fourth on all three of her starts from 1m to 1m1½f, and a three-parts brother to 1m2½f scorer Spice Trail and half-brother to the winning miler Margate.
Nottingham debut for half-brother to Lucarno
John Gosden has two colts declared for Nottingham's opening race at 1.50pm, the first division of a 1m½f maiden named in honour of Golden Horn and won by the four-time Group 1 winner in 2014, and the unraced Tartini is an eye-catching entry being a half-brother to the trainer's 2007 St Leger hero Lucarno.
A George Strawbridge homebred son of Giant's Causeway, Tartini is the tenth living foal out of the Diesis mare Vignette, winner of the 5½f Listed Great Lady M Handicap.
Vignette has been a notable broodmare for the US owner-breeder for as well as producing Lucarno she foaled Flying Officer, winner of last year's Group 2 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup, and 1m4f Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes victor Thought Worthy, all by former Three Chimneys Farm resident Dynaformer.
Tartini is also a brother to the 1m½f winner Wing Foot.
Brother to smart juvenile Saamidd introduced
The second division of the 1m½f maiden at 2.20pm features a couple of well-related debutants with Scales Of Justice representing Charlie Hills and Saeed Bin Suroor sending out Youmkin.
Galileo colt Scales Of Justice is a half-brother to the 2003 champion US two-year-old filly Halfbridled, a daughter of Unbridled who triumphed at the highest level in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and Del Mar Debutante Stakes.
Out of the US 6½f winner Half Queen, a daughter of Deputy Minister, Scales Of Justice shares his page with dual US Grade 1 winner Mshawish.
Galileo is also present close-up in the pedigree of Youmkin as the seven-time champion sire is damsire of the Darley homebred son of Street Cry.
The seventh foal produced by 1m2f winner Aryaamm, a half-sister to 2011 Irish 2,000 Guineas third Oracle, Youmkin is a brother to Saamidd who won his first two juvenile starts for Bin Suroor over 7f including the Group 2 Champagne Stakes in 2010.
Aryaamm is dam of three winners to date with Youmkin also a half-brother to last year's 1m2f Listed John Musker Fillies' Stakes victress Talmada, a daughter of Cape Cross.