Blue Point's Tiego The First Surges to TDN Rising Stardom at Saint-Cloud

Tiego The First | Scoop Dyga


Second-crop sire Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal) was without a 'TDN Rising Star' representative prior to Saturday, but James Fanshawe trainee Kind Of Blue (GB) rectified matters for the Kildangan Stud resident at Doncaster and €170,000 Arqana October graduate Tiego The First (Fr) doubled the tally with a sparkling last-to-first triumph in Monday's Prix Hunyade at Saint-Cloud.

Tiego The First dwelt badly at the break and forfeited several lengths to his rivals, but recovered to latch on to the tail of the field and raced with just one behind passing through halfway in this €30,000 six-furlong newcomers' heat. Taking closer order once into the home straight, the 99-10 chance angled outside for a clear passage approaching the final furlong and produced an impressive turn of foot under mild coaxing to sweep by Gun Of Brixton (Fr) (Frankel {GB}) in the closing stages, en route to a taking 3/4-of-a-length success. The duo finished 4 1/2 lengths clear of the remainder.

“He is the first 2-year-old we have sent to the races and we didn't have anything to gauge him by at home, so I can't say we were confident beforehand,” admitted trainer Joakim Brandt. “He is the last one we have received into training, but he has been catching up quickly. He comes from a top Aga Khan family and showed good speed and acceleration today. I think we will keep him over six [furlongs] for the time being and we don't have any particular race in mind at this moment.  Let's see first how he comes out of this one.”

Tiego The First is the latest of four foals and second scorer from three runners out of dual-winning Listed Prix Yacowlef runner-up Kotama (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}). Kotama is a half-sister to G3 Prix Edmond Blanc runner-up and G2 Prix du Muguet third Kokaltash (Fr) (Haafhd {GB}) and Listed Berenberg Cup second Kozideh (Fr) (Gold Away {Ire}), herself the dam of last term's Listed Bloomers' Vase third Una Matina (Fr) (Golden Horn {GB}). The February-foaled bay hails from the family of multiple Group 1-winning Derby and Irish Derby hero High Chaparral (Ire) (Sadler's Wells) and G2 Dante-winning GI Secretariat S. runner-up Black Bear Island (Ire) (Sadler's Wells).


1st-Saint-Cloud, €30,000, Mdn, 5-20, unraced 2yo, c/g, 6fT, 1:14.84, g/s.
TIEGO THE FIRST (FR), c, 2, by Blue Point (Ire)
     1st Dam: Kotama (Fr) (SP-Fr), by Siyouni (Fr)
     2nd Dam: Kozaka (Fr), by Mark Of Esteem (Ire)
     3rd Dam: Kozmina (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
Sales history: €170,000 Ylg '23 ARQOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €15,000. Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-Magne Jordanger & Finn Blichfeldt; B-Ecurie Jean-Louis Bouchard (FR); T-Pia & Joakim Brandt; J-Augustin Madamet.

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