Well-bred Elyaasaat to make Newmarket debut

Well-bred Elyaasaat to make Newmarket debut
By Chris Hill 8:34PM 27 OCT 2016

ELYAASAAT will bid to become the latest son of Frankel to make a winning debut on Friday when the William Haggas-trained colt lines up in the opening division of Newmarket's 7f maiden at 1.20pm.

A Shadwell homebred, Elyaasaat is the fifth foal produced by the operation's dual US Grade 1 winner Lahudood. The daughter of Singspiel was originally trained in France by John Hammond where she claimed the 1m1½f Listed Prix de Liancourt in 2006 and was twice placed at Group 2 level.

Switched to US trainer Kiaran McLaughlin in 2007 for her four-year-old campaign, Lahudood went on to claim the 1m2f Flower Bowl Invitational and the 1m3f Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf for Hamdan Al Maktoum and was crowned that year's US champion turf mare.

Lahudood has been responsible for two scorers to date with Elyaasaat being a half-brother to the Kingmambo filly Aghareed, winner of the 1m2f Listed Prix de Liancourt, and Munasara, a daughter of Bernardini who was successful twice last year in the US over 7f and 1m.

A great-granddaughter of the sparkling broodmare Height Of Fashion, the dam of Nashwan and Nayef, Lahudood produced a filly by War Front last season and earlier this year foaled a filly by Tapit.

Half-brother to speedy Maqaasid in action at Newmarket

The second division at 1.50pm looks to feature an intriguing clash between close relatives with Hamdan Al Maktoum, his daughter Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum and his brother Sheikh Mohammed all represented in the 7f contest.

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Hamdan Al Maktoum has two runners and it is the Raven's Pass colt Makkaar, the only runner with previous experience, who will carry the first silks having been placed third on both his starts for Mark Johnston.

A 85,000gns purchase by Shadwell at Book 2 of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Makkaar is a half-brother to Bow Creek, a three-time Group 2 winner from 1m to 1m1f, and Australian 1m4½f Group 3 runner-up Dare To Dream.

Loujain is a well-related son of Dubawi trained for Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum by John Gosden.

Bred by Shadwell on the same cross as recent 1m two-year-old Listed scorer Calare, Loujain is out of the twice-raced Storm Cat mare Eshaadeh, a three-parts sister to the 2009 1,000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes heroine Ghanaati.

Loujain is a half-brother to the Green Desert filly Maqaasid, winner of the 5f Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes and third in the 2010 Cheveley Park Stakes and 2011 1,000 Guineas, and to the unraced dam of Argentinian Group 1 winner Il Fornaio.

Like Elyaasaat, Loujain shares his page with top-class colts Nashwan and Nayef but close-up in his pedigree appear a couple of juveniles who could develop into leading three-year-olds next season.

Last Saturday's Racing Post Trophy fourth Raheen House is out of a placed half-sister to Loujain while Eshaadeh is also a half-sister to Listed scorer and Oaks third Rumoush, the dam of Talaayeb who looked a filly of huge potential when winning impressively on her debut for Owen Burrows.

Another son of Dubawi set to have his first start is Top Mission who will carry the royal blue of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation.

The Darley homebred is the fourth foal produced by the Nedawi mare Ever Love, a dual champion filly in Brazil who achieved four victories at the highest level including the Brazilian 1,000 Guineas and Brazilian Oaks.

Ever Love has produced two previous winners with Top Mission being a three-parts brother to the Poet's Voice colt Ode To Evening, a 6f and 1m2f winner and runner-up by a nose in this year's Listed International Trial Stakes.

The Saeed Bin Suroor-trained colt is also a half-brother to Torchlighter, a son of Shamardal who has been successful from 6f to 1m2f and finished third in last year's Listed Entisar Stakes.

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