Dark Angel’s Khaadem Graduates In Style At Newmarket

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1st at NEW, Cond, £8,000Randox Health EBF Novice S. (6f)Winner: Khaadem (Ire), c, 2 by Dark Angel (Ire)

Dark Angel | Yeomanstown Stud

By Sean Cronin

1st-Newmarket, £8,000, Cond, 8-18, 2yo, 6fT, 1:13.32, gd.
KHAADEM (IRE) (c, 2, Dark Angel {Ire}–White Daffodil {Ire}, by Footstepsinthesand {GB}), who registered a June 9 debut third behind the ‘TDN Rising Star’ performance of subsequent G2 Coventry S. hero Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}) over this course and distance last time, raced under a firm hold in a share of fourth through halfway in this one. Angled into the clear once leaving the quarter-mile marker behind, the 11-8 pick quickened to the fore approaching the final eighth and lengthened in impressive style up the hill to score by 3 3/4 lengths from Aquanura (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Full-brother to MGSP Listed Two-Year-Old Trophy victor Log Out Island (Ire) and a filly foal, he is out of a winning half-sister to Listed Prix Saraca S. victress Lady Links (GB) (Bahamian Bounty {GB}), who in turn is out of a winning half-sister to G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest-winning sire Bold Edge (GB) (Beveled). Sales history: 750,000gns Ylg ’17 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $7,632. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Yeomanstown Stud (IRE); T-Charles Hills.

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