Well-bred Gmaash set to make her debut

Godolphin set to unleash the well-bred Gmaash
By Chris Hill 6:07PM 26 SEP 2016

GODOLPHIN unleash the beautifully bred filly Gmaash on Tuesday with the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained daughter of Dubawi declared for Wolverhampton's 7f maiden at 5.40pm.

Gmaash is the fifth foal produced by 2005 Coronation Stakes heroine and 1,000 Guineas runner-up Maids Causeway, a daughter of Giant's Causeway who has produced three winners to date.

A sister to four-time hurdle winner Mountainside, Gmaash is a half-sister to 1m2f scorers Spirit Ditty and Jameel, the latter going on to record a victory over hurdles when trained by John Ferguson.

Maid's Causeway is not the only top-class filly in the pedigree as Gmaash shares her page with successful globetrotters Vallee Enchantee and Volga, winners of the Hong Kong Vase and EP Taylor Stakes respectively, as well as dual French Group 1 hero Vespone.

Pricey War Front colt introduced at Fairyhouse

Fairyhouse's opening 6f maiden at 2.15pm features the debut of Spirit Of Valor, a two-year-old son of War Front who was the priciest colt to change hands at the 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale when purchased by Clear Ridge Stables for $850,000.

Trained by Aidan O'Brien for a partnership involving Stonestreet Stables, John Magnier and Michael Tabor, Spirit Of Valor is out of the 6½f winner Stone Hope, a Grindstone half-sister to 1m1f US Grade 2 victor Brilliant.

Stone Hope has produced four previous winners with Spirit Of Valor being a three-parts brother to Hope Chant, a three-time winner from 5½f to 1m by War Chant, and half-brother to 1m½f US Listed scorer Street Life.

Sister to Restiadargent in action at Bordeaux

Bordeaux hosts a number of well-related debutantes in the mile maiden for fillies at 3.40pm local time (2.40pm GMT).

Al Shaqab are represented by the Redoute's Choice filly Wajnah, the second top-lot at last year's Arqana October Yearling Sale when purchased by Mandore International for €260,000.

Her trainer Francois Rohaut knows the family well as not only did he train her dam Benzolina, a daughter of Second Empire, to win three races but he has also had success with Benzolina's first five foals.

From the family of champion European sprinter Anabaa, Wajnah is a half-sister to Listed winners Bassamba and Baine, runner-up in the 2010 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and herself the dam of this season's Italian 2,000 Guineas second Qatar Dream.

Rohaut also sends out Shoot for Lady O'Reilly, a daughter of Lawman who was bred by O'Reilly's Petra Bloodstock out of the Listed-winning Royal Academy mare Seralia.

A half-sister to 1996 Criterium de Saint-Cloud hero Shaka, Seralia has produced seven winners including 1m2f Group 3 Prix de Psyche victress Serisia – dam of dual Australian Group 1 winner Contributer – and 7f Listed scorer Mayyadah, a three-parts sister to Shoot by Invincible Spirit.

Another contender with a smart pedigree is the Philippe Sogorb-trained Tiaradargent, a Kendargent sister to three winners including Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte heroine Restiadargent and this season's 1m2f Listed Prix de Suresnes winner Restiana.

Tiaradargent is the fifth foal out of Restia, an unraced daughter of Montjeu who was acquired by Haras de Colleville's Guy Pariente through Agency FIPS for €10,000 at the 2008 Arqana February Mixed Sale.

Restia has produced seven foals to date, all by Haras de Colleville resident Kendargent whose leading progeny include the aforementioned Group 3 winners Jimmy Two Times, Goken, Kendam and Kenhope.

Bordeaux debutant Spotify the latest runner for prolific mare Gwenseb

Later on the card, another well-related juvenile by Redoute's Choice gets a chance to impress with Spotify having his first start for Christophe Ferland in the colts and geldings mile maiden at 5.15pm local time (4.15pm GMT).

Owned and bred by the Wertheimer brothers, Spotify is out of the Green Tune mare Gwenseb who was a smart purchase by the brothers when picked up at the 2004 Arqana August Yearling Sale for €40,000.

Gwenseb recorded three black-type victories and since retiring to the paddocks has been responsible for three winners from three runners in the shape of dual Group 2 winner Impassable, two-time Group 3 scorer and Criterium International third Attendu, and Listed winner Foreign Tune.

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