Well-bred horses set for Newmarket debuts

Well-bred horses set for Newmarket debuts
By Chris Hill 8:34PM 27 OCT 2016

THE second division of the 7f maiden at Newmarket 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.

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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