Atty Persse a Royal First for Frankel in the King George V

6th at ASC, Hcp, £90,000King George V H. (11f 211y)Winner: Atty Persse (Ire), c, 3 by Frankel (GB)

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6th-ASC, £90,000, Hcp, 6-22, 3yo, 11f 211yT, 2:31.68, g/f.
ATTY PERSSE (IRE) (c, 3, Frankel {GB}–Dorcas Lane {GB} {SW & MGSP-Eng, GSP-Fr, $120,205}, by Norse Dancer {Ire}) posted a Sept. 16 debut success for breeder Bjorn Nielsen at Sandown, doubling up in the Godolphin silks back there on seasonal return Apr. 18, and lined up for this King George V H. coming off a May 26 second at Haydock. Cutting across from the outside gate to stalk the pace in second after a sharp getaway, the 7-1 chance seized control approaching the two pole and was driven clear in the clsoing stages to stop the clock three lengths in advance of fellow Godolphin colourbearer First Nation (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), becoming a first Royal Ascot winner for his sire (by Galileo {Ire}). Atty Persse is the lone representative for the stakes-winning G2 Ribblesdale S. and G2 Lancashire Oaks placegetter Dorcas Lane (GB) (Norse Dancer {Ire}), who is out of a half-sister to G1 1000 Guineas heroine Harayir (Gulch) and to the dual stakes-placed dam of G1 Jebel Hatta scorer Tryster (Ire) (Shamardal). His fourth dam is G1 Irish Oaks-winning Irish champion distaffer Give Thanks (GB) (Relko {GB}), whose leading performer is G2 Falmouth S. victress and G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches third Alshakr (GB) (Bahri). Sales history: 200,000gns RNA Wlg ’14 TATFOA; 160,000gns RNA Ylg ’15 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 4-3-1-0, $99,069. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Godolphin; B-Bjorn Nielsen (IRE); T-Roger Charlton.

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