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October 22, 2017 - Leopardstown, Race 1, Msw, EUR €17,500, 8.0F

Contingent (GB), F, 2, 2015 by Frankel (GB)

1st Dam: Proportional (GB) (Hwt. 2yo Filly-Fr & G1SW-Fr, $357,727), by Beat Hollow (GB)
2nd Dam: Minority (GB), by Generous (Ire)
3rd Dam: Minskip, by The Minstrel

Owner: Khalid Abdullah
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB)
Trainer: Dermot Weld

Contingent was shuffled back to race under cover towards the rear after an alert break from the outside gate in this contest annexed by subsequent G2 Ribblesdale S. winner Even Song (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) in 2015. Easing ever closer once passing halfway, the well-backed 9-4 favourite made continued headway off the home turn to seize control approaching the final furlong and ran on well thereafter to easily account for Alghabrah (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}) by an impressive 1 3/4 lengths. “She just could be very good and it takes a good filly to win from stall 18,” enthused trainer Dermot Weld. “She is a lovely, big staying filly, she has a lot of class and also has plenty of pace. Obviously, that’s it for the year and we’ll review everything in the spring. She is a beautiful filly to look forward to and wouldn’t have any problem on any ground.” The homebred bay is the third scorer produced by G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Proportional (GB) (Beat Hollow {GB}) and she is kin to Listed Finale S. victress Variable (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), a yearling filly by Kingman (GB) and a colt foal by Frankel. Proportional, who was bred to War Front this year, is a full-sister to G3 Park Express S. winner and G1 Irish 1000 Guineas third Vote Often (GB), and is out of G3 Prix Minerve and G3 Prix Cleopatre placegetter Minority (GB) (Generous {Ire}), who in turn is a half-sister to the dam of GI E.P. Taylor S. victress Folk Opera (Ire) (Singspiel {Ire}). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €10,780. 

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