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TDN Rising Star Watch 2019: Demarchelier

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Demarchelier | Adam Coglianese

By Alan Carasso

It was a banner 2018 season for owner Peter Brant, who picked up no fewer than seven Grade I victories alone and in partnership, four of those courtesy of Eclipse Award candidate Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}). Brant has turned to European-breds for a good deal of success and it was the meticulously bred Demarchelier (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) who was tagged a ‘TDN Rising Star’ with a sensational debut victory at Aqueduct in late November.

Purchased by Brant for 425,000gns ($592,486) out of the 2017 Tattersalls October Book 1 sale, the attractive bay settled in midpack after leaving from gate one and travelled sweetly on the turn. He looked to have too much to do with a furlong to travel, but finished full of run to take it by a head (video).

Bred by Newsells Park, Demarchelier hails from an outstanding female family including champions Yesterday (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells) and Quarter Moon (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), each of whom posted victories in the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas at three. With races like the $1.2-million GI Belmont Derby and $500,000 GII Hill Prince S. in his summer backyard and other lucrative events for sophomore turfers across the country, the future looks very bright for Demarchelier. –Alan Carasso, Managing Editor

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