FRESHMAN SIRES: Delegator, Frankel and Sepoy off the mark
Dr Sieglinde McGee
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
FRIDAYCunco, 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).
THURSDAYLlety 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).
TUESDAYOrewa 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.
MONDAYLlety 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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