TDN RISING STARS

November 21, 2018 - Aqueduct, Race 4, Msw, USD $70,000, 1 1/16M

Demarchelier (GB), C, 2, 2016 by Dubawi (Ire)

1st Dam: Loveisallyouneed (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
2nd Dam: Jude (GB), by Darshaan (GB)
3rd Dam: Alruccaba (Ire), by Crystal Palace (Fr)

Owner: Peter M Brant
Breeder: Newsells Park Stud (GB)
Trainer: Chad C. Brown

Peter Brant‘s Demarchelier (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) looked to have too much to do with as little as an eighth of a mile to race, but, despite racing greenly on his incorrect lead, shaded six seconds for his final 110 yards to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and become a ‘TDN Rising Star.’

Not surprisingly bet down from his morning line of 7-2 into 2-1 favoritism by post time, the attractive bay colt broke alertly from gate one, then settled back into a midfield position three back the fence beneath Javier Castellano. Traveling on the bridle through the middle stages, the 425,000gns Tattersalls October yearling acquisition came around a rival while gaining ground on the swing for home, was angled out sharply around Juddmonte Farms’ second-time starter Seismic Wave (Tapit) leaving the eighth pole and grabbed that one right on the wire. Sea of Hope (Quality Road) finished a strong third on his debut, while Lisbon (Quality Road) rallied boldly three deep on the turn and lacked room at a crucial stage in the waning stages, finishing an unlucky fifth.

Demarchelier is out of an unraced full-sister to Irish highweight and 2003 G1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Yesterday (Ire) as well as fellow champion and G1SW Quarter Moon (Ire), dam of G1SW Diamondsandrubies (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). Alruccaba features as the the second dam of multiple English highweight Allegretto (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), while other luminaries that appear under the third dam include Group 1 winners Aussie Rules (Danehill), Alborada (GB) (Alzao) and Albanova (GB) (Alzao). Loveisallyouneed is the dam of a yearling colt by Sea The Stars (Ire) and a weanling colt by Golden Horn (GB).

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