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July 20, 2016 - Sandown Park, Race 3, Msw, GBP £6,000, 7.0F

Best of Days (GB), C, 2, 2014 by Azamour (Ire)

1st Dam: Baisse (GB) (SW-Ger), by High Chaparral (Ire)
2nd Dam: Best Side (Ire), by King's Best
3rd Dam: Mood Swings (Ire), by Shirley Heights (GB)

Owner: Mr. G. Schoeningh
Breeder: Mr. G. Schoeningh (GB)
Trainer: Hug Palmer

Sent off the 3-1 second favourite with the vibes significant, Best of Days did not provide immediate justification for the market support when tardy at the start and left behind but quickly recovered to race towardsthe rear of mid-division. Picking up rival after rival down the outside without being asked a serious question by Jim Crowley, the homebred brushed aside Wahash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining before drawing away for an impressive six-length success. "They couldn't take him far enough and he was still on the bridle two out," his jockey said. "He has a lovely stride on him and plenty of gears--he really lengthened when he hit the rising ground and will improve over further." Leader's Legacy (War Front), Godolphin's $900,000 KEESEP son of the 2012 GII Robert J Frankel S. winner Bauble Queen (Arch), was the 11-4 favourite and looked to hold a winning chance two out but faded to be sixth as Best of Days turned on the power. The first foal of the useful dam, Best of Days is yet another Azamour to look to have the potential to scale the heights for Hugo Palmer. His second dam Best Side (Ire) (King's Best) was also a smart listed performer and produced the G3 Dee S. and G3 Sandown Classic Trial winner Azmeel (GB), also by Azamour. Under the third dam are the smart black-type performers Grand Ducal (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), winner of the G3 Gallinule S., and Hurricane Floyd (Ire) (Pennekamp). Baisse also has a filly foal by Sea the Moon (Ger). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $5,088.

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