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FRESHMAN SIRES: Harbour Watch and Rajsaman off the mark
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FRESHMAN SIRES: Harbour Watch and Rajsaman off the mark
on 21 May 2016
Harbour Watch and Rajsaman are the latest freshman sires to get their first winner; treble for Bated Breath; Delegator, Requinto and Sir Prancealot add to their tally


  • Coolmore Stud's Requinto (by Dansili), whose first winner came in Italy, got his first one in England when the Kevin Ryan-trained Broken Stones made a winning debut over six furlongs at York. The colt was bred by Highpark Bloodstock Ltd, he is out of Positive Step (by Footstepsinthesand) and his dam's siblings include the stakes-placed paid Derivative (by Erins Isle) and Harrington (by Sadler's Wells).

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  • Banstead Manor Stud's Bated Breath (by Dansili) got his second winner of the week when Al Shaqab Racing's homebred filly Al Johrah won the five furlongs conditions race at Chantilly. The Henri-Francis Devin-trained bay is out of Bea Remembered (by Doyen), she is a half-sister to Group 3 Craven Stakes winner Stormy Antarctic (by Stormy Atlantic), and she is now unbeaten in two starts.

    A few hours later, Merry Banter scored over five furlongs at Catterick, giving her sire a double for the day and treble for the week. Trained by Paul Midgley and bred by Jeremy Green and Sons, she is one of several winners out of Merry Diva (by Bahamian Bounty), who is a winning full-sister to prolific sprinter and dual blacktype scorer Paradise Isle.

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  • Appointed made a winning debut over six furlongs at Ripon, giving Overbury Stud stallion Delegator (by Dansili) his second winner. The Tim Easterby-trained debutante was bred by Lady Jennifer Green, she cost just £15,000 in Doncaster as a yearling, she is a half-sister to the four-times scorer Bob (by Assertive), and her dam, Celestial Harmony (by Polish Precedent), is a half-sister to the prolific pair Crystal Moments (by Haafhd) and Heavenly Chorus (by Key Of Luck).

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  • Banstead Manor Stud's high-class sprinter Bated Breath got his second winner when Ventura Blues took the six furlong novice fillies' race at Kempton. The Richard Hannon-trained filly was making her second start, she was bred by George Kent and she is a £68,000 Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale graduate. She is the first foal out of Salmon Rose (by Iffraaj) and her dam is an unraced half-sister to the Group 1 Dubai World Cup winner Prince Bishop (by Dubawi).

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  • Chevalier Du Lac scored by six lengths in the maiden auction race over five and a half furlongs at Wetherby, giving Tally-Ho Stud stallion Sir Prancealot (by Tamayuz) his fifth individual winner. The John Quinn-trained colt, who was running for the second time, was bred by Vincent Hannon and he is a €17,000 graduate of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. He is the first foal out of the dual winner Crimson Sunrise (by Holy Roman Emperor) and his grandam, Zanida (by Mujadil), is a winning half-sister to the stakes-winning sprinter Double Quick (by Superpower).

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  • Haras De La Cauviniere's high-class miler Rajsaman (by Linamix) got his first winner when the Markus Nigge-trained filly Rageline made a winning debut over five furlongs at Deauville. A €2,000 graduate of the Osarus September Yearling Sale, the grey was bred by Eric Lemaitre, she is out of the winning mare Tengeline (by Cardoun) and so is a half-sister to the multiple sprint winner Tout En Style (by Desert Style). Her dam's siblings include the dual stakes-winning miler Gris Tendre (by Slickly). This is also the immediate family of the four-times Group 1 star Meandre (by Slickly).

  • Tweenhills Farm & Stud stallion Harbour Watch (by Acclamation) got off the mark when Jule In The Crown won the novice fillies' race over five furlongs at Windsor. Mervyn Stewkesbury's homebred bay is trained by Mick Channon, she was running for the second time, and her siblings include Golden Desert (by Desert Prince) and The Blue Dog (by High Chaparral) who won 17 times between them. Her dam, Jules (by Danehill), is a winning daughter of US juvenile champion and dual Grade 1 star Before Dawn (by Raise A Cup).

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