Frankel Half To Lope de Vega a New Rising Star At Saint-Cloud

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1st at SCD, Mdn, 30000Prix Calandria (8f)Winner: Lady Frankel (GB), f, 3 by Frankel (GB)

1st-SCD, €30,000, Mdn, 3-19, 3yo, f, 8fT, 1:44.29, sf.

+LADY FRANKEL (GB), f, 3, by Frankel (GB)
1st Dam: Lady Vettori (GB) (GSW & G1SP-Fr, $116,372), by Vettori (Ire)
2nd Dam: Lady Golconda (Fr), by Kendor (Fr)
3rd Dam: Lady Sharp (Fr), by Sharpman (Ire)
A half-sister to the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero and now significant sire presence Lope de Vega (Ire) (Shamardal), Hwt. 3yo-Fr at 9 1/2-11f, MG1SW-Fr, $1,447,691, Lady Frankel started at 5-1 and was anchored towards the rear racing with enthusiasm throughout the early stages. Wound up for her effort down the outer in early straight, the homebred only needed to be threatened with the whip by Pierre-Charles Boudot to gain the lead 100 metres out and assert for a cosy length success from Vue Fantastique (Fr) (Motivator {GB}). Lady Frankel’s dam was precocious enough to capture the G3 Prix du Calvados and finish third in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and she was also off to a sharp start as a broodmare with her second foal turning out to be the G3 Prix Andre Baboin scorer Bal de la Rose (Fr) (Cadeaux Genereux {GB}), GSW-Fr, $130,289, herself the dam of Godolphin’s useful listed winner Blossomtime (GB) also by Shamardal. Another of Lady Vettori’s by that sire was Lord of the Land (Ire), who started off racing for this stable and was third in the G3 Prix de Meautry before achieving success at listed level in Britain, SW-Eng, GSP-Fr & Ire, $179,623. Her 2012 offering was the G3 Prix de Psyche third Light the Stars (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), GSP-Fr & SP-Ger, while her 2-year-old filly is also by Frankel and she has a yearling filly by Shamardal in the wings. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €14,100.

O/B-Gestut Ammerland (GB); T-Andre Fabre.

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