Well-bred Really Special to make debut for Suroor
Suroor hands debut to well-bred Really Special
By Chris Hill 5:40PM 5 OCT 2016
SAEED BIN SUROOR introduces a well-related daughter of Shamardal at Chelmsford on Thursday with the two-year-old filly Really Special declared for the 6f fillies' maiden at 6.25pm.
A Darley homebred, Really Special is the first foal out of the Listed Ballymacoll Stakes winner Rumh, a daughter of Monsun who was purchased by John Ferguson Bloodstock at the 2009 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for 300,000gns.
The cross of Shamardal with a Monsun mare has resulted in two black-type winning milers to date with Really Special bred along the same lines as dual European Group 2 winner Sommerabend and this season's Listed Prix de Montretout scorer A Shin Erwin.
From the family of 2007 Beverly D Stakes heroine Royal Highness, the dam of dual Group 2 victor Free Port Lux, Rumh is also the dam of a yearling filly by Dubawi and a filly foal by Oasis Dream.
Another filly with an eye-catching pedigree is the Luca Cumani-trained Gorgeous Noora, a daughter of Raven's Pass picked up by Tony Nerses for 370,000gns at Book 2 of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale on behalf of Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar.
Gorgeous Noora is the second foal produced by the 6f Listed runner-up Aneedah, an Invincible Spirit sister to dual Group 2-winning sprinter Muthmir and half-sister to the Group 3 juvenile scorer My Titania.
Chelmsford debut for son of useful Danehill Destiny
The following mile maiden at 6.55pm sees John Gosden represented by the two-year-old Medicean gelding Daily Trader, who carries the Godolphin blue after being purchased by John Ferguson for 100,000gns at Book 2 of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
Daily Trader was bred by Cheveley Park Stud out of Danehill Destiny, a daughter of Danehill Dancer who won her first two juvenile starts over 5f and was twice placed at Group 3 level before she went on to claim the Listed Sandy Lane Stakes.
A half-sister to the dam of Stormy Clouds, a triple-winning two-year-old this season, Danehill Destiny has been responsible for two winners to date with Daily Trader being a three-parts brother to the Dutch Art filly Dutch Destiny and half-brother to Danehill Revival, a daughter of Pivotal.
Daughter of Shalanaya introduced at Fontainebleau
Earlier in the day, Fontainebleau hosts a couple of contests for unraced two-year-olds that features some smart pedigrees.
The Aga Khan homebred filly Shazia has her first start for Mikel Delzangles in the mile Prix du Bois Notre Dame at 12.40pm local time (11.40am BST).
By New Approach, Shazia is a half-sister to Shalakar, a three-year-old son of Cape Cross who made a successful debut over 1m3f at the course in May and doubled his win tally when scoring at Chantilly in July over 1m7f.
Both are out of the top-class Lomitas mare Shalanaya, winner of the 2009 Prix de l'Opera and a half-sister to Group 2 Prix Chaudenay victor Shankardeh.
Well-related two-year-olds out to make perfect start
New Approach is also represented in the Prix des Bosquets for colts and geldings at 1.10pm local time (12.10pm BST) with Evgueni making his debut for Andre Fabre.
Bred by Ecurie Peregrine, Evgueni will be the first runner for the German Listed winner Ephigenie, a Groom Dancer sister to Group 2 victor and three-time Group 1-placed Egerton and a half-sister to German Oaks heroine Enora and Group 3 scorer Ephraim.
The Satoshi Kobayashi-trained Salon Knight possesses an interesting pedigree that contains plenty of top-class performers in the US.
Owned and bred by Yoshimi Ichikawa, Salon Knight is the third foal produced by Japanese 7f winner Pisa No Tiffany, a Fusaichi Pegasus half-sister to Wood Memorial Stakes hero and champion US sire Tapit.
The son of Sea The Stars also shares his page with champion US sprinter Rubiano and Summer Bird, the US champion three-year-old colt in 2009 following victories in the Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes.
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