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FRESHMAN SIRES: Delegator, Frankel and Sepoy off the mark
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FRESHMAN SIRES: Delegator, Frankel and Sepoy off the mark
on 14 May 2016
Frankel's first runner made a winning debut on Friday; first winners for Delegator and Sepoy; double for Sayif; Helmet and Power also added to their tallies


  • Cunco, the first of Frankel's progeny to be born and to race, made a winning debut over six furlongs at Newbury. Don Alberto Stable's homebred colt is trained by John Gosden and he is the first foal out of the Group 1-placed dual Group 3 scorer Chrysanthemum (by Danehill Dancer). His dam is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Spoken To Me (by Dylan Thomas) and his grandam, Well Spoken (by Sadler's Wells), is out of Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes winner Saintly Speech (by Southern Halo). Frankel (by Galileo) stands at Banstead Manor Stud.

  • A few minutes after Frankel got off the mark, it was the turn of Dalham Hall Stud's shuttle sire Sepoy (by Elusive Quality) whose daughter Kilmah made a winning debut over six furlongs at Newmarket. The Mark Johnston-trained filly was bred by Mildmay Bloodstock Ltd, she is out of mile stakes winner Perfect Star (by Act One), who is a half-sister to 10 furlong listed scorer Rewarded (by Motivator).

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  • Llety Farms stallion Sayif (by Kheleyf) notched up his second winner of the week when Sayesse justified favouritism in the six furlong novice race at Newmarket. It is a second win from three starts for the Mick Channon-trained bay, a February-born colt whom Llety Farms bred. He is out of Pesse (by Eagle Eyed), a winning half-sister to the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy scorer Kingsbarns (by Galileo).

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  • Orewa made it two from two when narrowly winning the novice race over five furlongs at Beverley. The Brian Ellison-trained colt was bred by Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez, he is a son of Dalham Hall Stud's shuttle sire Helmet (by Exceed And Excel), he is an €18,000 graduate of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, and he is out of Lucky (by Sadler's Wells), the pattern-winning full-sister to Group 1 2000 Guineas hero and successful sire King Of Kings.

  • Classic-placed Group 2 winner Delegator (by Dansili) became the latest freshman to get off the mark when his son Nazik won the opening race at Chepstow. The David Evans-trained colt was bred by Abingdon & Witney College, he is out of Rockburst (by Xaar) and so is a half-brother to the stakes-placed Shergar Cup Sprint winner Annunciation (by Proclamation). Delegator stands at Overbury Stud.

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  • Llety Farms's stallion Sayif (by Kheleyf) got his second winner when King Of Castilla won the opening race at Wolverhampton. The Gay Kelleway-trained colt is a half-brother to the pattern-placed stakes winner Dijarvo (by Iceman) and to seven-times sprint scorer Diminuto (by Iron Mask), and his winning dam, Thicket (by Wolfhound), is a grand-daughter of Group 2- Flying Childers Stakes and Group 3 Queen Mary Stakes winner Abeer (by Dewan).

  • Coolmore Stud's Power (by Oasis Dream) added to his tally when the Mark Johnston-trained Wheneverwecan won over five furlongs at Musselburgh. The filly was runner-up on Thirsk on her only previous start. She was bred by Michael O'Mahony, she is out of Jallaissine (by College Chapel) and her siblings include the blacktype-placed pair Campbeltown (by Mull Of Kintyre) and Rigolleto (by Ad Valorem). Her dam is a half-sister to the 12-furlong listed scorer Riyafa (by Kahyasi).

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