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Danehill - Sought Out (Ire), by Rainbow Quest - Adena Springs
Adena Springs - Paris, KY | 2001 | Entered Stud 2006 | 2019 Fee Private

Curragh Debut Win For Dubawi Daughter Of Profound Beauty

7th at CGH, Mdn, 12000PG Duffy & Sons Citroen Maiden (8f)Winner: Rose De Pierre (Ire), f, 3 by Dubawi (Ire)

7th-CUR, €12,000, Mdn, 5-2, 3yo/up, 8fT, 1:44.93, sf.
+ROSE DE PIERRE (IRE) (f, 3, Dubawi {Ire}–Profound Beauty {Ire} {2xHwt. Older Mare-Ire at 10 1/2-13f, Hwt. Older Mare-Ire at 13 1/2f+, Hwt. Older Mare-Ire 11-14f & 14f+, MGSW & G1SP-Ire, $711,964}, by Danehill), the first foal to race out of his high-class staying dam, was sent off the even-money favourite and showed early pace to coast along at the forefront. Looking to have the race in safe keeping with a furlong remaining, the homebred had to battle ultimately as Ottilie (Ire) (High Chaparral {Ire}) ate into her advantage late on and gave enough to hold on by a nose. “She’s been very babyish and green and has a lot of talent and pace, but we were worried about the ground,” trainer Dermot Weld said. “She just tired in the closing stages, it’s as simple as that. She’ll progress from the run and will learn an awful lot. Pat [Smullen] was trying to win as easily as he could and nurse her home. He was trying to educate her and win with her. He got there cantering and said just inside the final furlong, she got tired and tired quickly. Obviously she’s a well-bred filly by Dubawi out of Profound Beauty. She’ll always appreciate an ease in the ground and we’ll look at a stakes race now. That’s her trip, she has a lot of pace. I wouldn’t totally discount the possibility of running in the [G1] Irish 1000 Guineas [back at The Curragh May 22], but she will make a lot of progress from today.” Profound Beauty was a typically consistent stalwart of the Weld stable from 2008 to 2010 and was not far away from winning a Melbourne Cup, so it will be fascination to see how she fares as a producer. One of her half-siblings, Majestic Silver (Ire) (Linamix {Fr}), has proven a sensation already with her three foals to race being the highweight Carla Bianca (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), last year’s G2 Beresford S. runner-up True Solitaire (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and the MGSP Joailliere (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). Profound Beauty’s second dam, in Anticipation (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), is responsible for the G2 Ribblesdale S. winner and G1 Prix de l’Opera runner-up Irresistible Jewel (Ire) (Danehill) who in turn has also been a revelation since being retired. Three of her foals are Princess Highway (Street Cry {Ire}), who also won the Ribblesdale and was third in the G1 Irish Oaks, the G1 IrishSt Leger and G3 British Champions Long Distance Cup hero Royal Diamond (Ire) (King’s Best) and Mad about You (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}), who was runner-up in the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas. Profound Beauty’s 2014 covering by Henrythenavigator has resulted in a colt named Le Morne (Ire) and a foal full-brother to this winner. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $8,450. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Moyglare Stud Farm; B-Moyglare Stud Farm (IRE); T-Dermot Weld.


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