Brant-Owned Dubawi Firster Becomes a ‘Rising Star’

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4th at AQU, $70kMsw (1 1/16m)Winner: Demarchelier (GB), c, 2 by Dubawi (Ire)

Demarchelier | Adam Coglianese

Peter Brant‘s Demarchelier (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) looked to have too much to do with as little as an eighth of a mile to race, but, despite racing greenly on his incorrect lead, shaded six seconds for his final 110 yards to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and become a ‘TDN Rising Star.’

Not surprisingly bet down from his morning line of 7-2 into 2-1 favoritism by post time, the attractive bay colt broke alertly from gate one, then settled back into a midfield position three back the fence beneath Javier Castellano. Traveling on the bridle through the middle stages, the 425,000gns Tattersalls October yearling acquisition came around a rival while gaining ground on the swing for home, was angled out sharply around Juddmonte Farms’ second-time starter Seismic Wave (Tapit) leaving the eighth pole and grabbed that one right on the wire. Sea of Hope (Quality Road) finished a strong third on his debut, while Lisbon (Quality Road) rallied boldly three deep on the turn and lacked room at a crucial stage in the waning stages, finishing an unlucky fifth.

Demarchelier is out of an unraced full-sister to Irish highweight and 2003 G1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Yesterday (Ire) as well as fellow champion and G1SW Quarter Moon (Ire), dam of G1SW Diamondsandrubies (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). Alruccaba features as the the second dam of multiple English highweight Allegretto (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), while other luminaries that appear under the third dam include Group 1 winners Aussie Rules (Danehill), Alborada (GB) (Alzao) and Albanova (GB) (Alzao). Loveisallyouneed is the dam of a yearling colt by Sea The Stars (Ire) and a weanling colt by Golden Horn (GB).

4th-Aqueduct, $70,000, Msw, 11-21, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:44.29, fm.
DEMARCHELIER (GB), c, 2, by Dubawi (Ire)
1st Dam: Loveisallyouneed (Ire), by Sadler’s Wells
2nd Dam: Jude (GB), by Darshaan (GB)
3rd Dam: Alruccaba (Ire), by Crystal Palace (Fr)
Sales history: 425,000gns Ylg ’17 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $38,500. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
O-Peter M Brant; B-Newsells Park Stud (GB); T-Chad C Brown.

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