Well-bred maiden runners descend on York
Well-bred maiden runners descend on York By Chris Hill 6:52PM 3 SEP 2016
YORK'S opening 7f maiden on Sunday offers some well-related colts the opportunity to register a first win for connections at 2.10pm.
Sheikh Hamdan is represented by the once-raced Zainhom, a son of Street Cry, who was placed third on his first start for Sir Michael Stoute at Leicester last month over 7f.
Stoute trained his dam Kaseema, a daughter of Storm Cat, to win on her debut over 6f and also prepared two of her three previous foals that have raced – Arbaab and Bishara – to be placed, with Kaseema's first foal Misfaat placed in France for Francois Rohaut.
From the family of 2004 National Stakes and Phoenix Stakes hero One Cool Cat, Kaseema is herself a three-parts sister to dual US Grade 1 winner Aragorn.
Two interesting opponents are Richard Fahey's challenger Dan Troop and the Roger Charlton-trained colt Eynhallow.
A 25,000gns purchase by AB Racing at Book 3 of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Lawman colt Dan Troop is the second foal out of the 6f-winning juvenile and Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes runner-up Full Mandate.
A daughter of Acclamation, Full Mandate is a half-sister to two sprinters who have posted significant victories this season in Clive Cox's King's Stand Stakes, Temple Stakes and Palace House Stakes hero Profitable and Ridge Ranger, winner of the 6f Group 3 Summer Stakes for Eric Alston.
Eynhallow, a two-year-old son of Nathaniel, finished fourth on his first start for Charlton at Sandown.
Out of the 1m3f Listed Warwickshire Oaks winner Ronaldsay, a daughter of Kirkwall, Eynhallow is a half-brother to the Oasis Dream colt Gale Force Ten who secured the 2013 Group 3 Jersey Stakes after finishing runner-up in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
A £160,000 purchase by Howson and Houldsworth Bloodstock at last year's Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale, Eynhallow shares his page with four-time top-level winner Postponed and Group 1-winning juveniles Bianca Nera and Simply Perfect.
Offspring of smart fillies on show at York
Later on the card, the 5f maiden at 3.40pm features a couple of fillies who changed hands for six-figure sums in Mezah and Spinnaker Bay.
A daughter of Invincible Spirit, Mezah is the first foal produced by 1m4f winner Countess Ferrama, an Authorized half-sister to 2003 Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Indian Haven and Count Dubois, crowned champion two-year-old colt in Italy in 2000 after victory in the Group 1 Gran Criterium.
Offered by Cooneen Stud at Book 1 of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Mezah was bought by Al Shaqab Racing and Peter and Ross Doyle for 260,000gns.
The twice-placed Spinnaker Bay was bred by Ballylinch Stud who offered the filly at last year's Arqana August Yearling Sale with Ric Wylie Bloodstock signing the ticket for €160,000.
By Ballylinch resident Lawman, she is the first foal out of the four-time 5f winner and 2012 Prix de l'Abbaye heroine Wizz Kid, a daughter of Whipper who foaled a colt by Frankel last year and a colt by Sea The Stars this season.
Another filly in the contest out of a speedy mare is Her Terms, the first foal of Best Terms, a daughter of Exceed And Excel who was named champion two-year-old filly in Britain in 2011 following victories in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes and Queen Mary Stakes.
A daughter of Pivotal, Her Terms was bred by William and Robert Barnett and purchased by Federico Barberini on behalf of Apple Tree Stud for 330,000gns at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
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