English Channel Colt ‘Storms’ to Debut Victory at Meydan

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2nd at Mey, Mdn, AED165,000Lincoln Continental (1600m)Winner: Emblem Storm, c, 3 by English Channel

Emblem Storm | DRC/Erika Rasmussen

2nd-Meydan, AED165,000, Mdn., 1-18, NH & SH 3yo, 1600m, 1:39.09, ft.
EMBLEM STORM (c, 3, English Channel–American Girl {Ire}, by High Chaparral {Ire}), one of five in the race for trainer Satish Seemar, made his racing debut a winning one, drawing off in late stretch for the victory at Meydan on Saturday. Racing a touch keenly in midpack once the gates flew, pilot Antonio Fresu steered his mount to the rail for the backstretch run. He dropped back through the pack on the turn, but, asked for his bid at the 500-metre mark, willingly engaged once directed out into the middle of the track. Racing five deep with rallying stablemate Lake Causeway (Creative Cause) off his right shoulder, that duo closed in tandem with the chestnut taking command just inside the 300m. Emblem Storm then fended off the persistent Lake Causeway and ultimately drew clear to win by two lengths.
“We broke well, but then he did not like the kickback,” Fresu said. “I was able to find a bit of space, even in that big field, which did his confidence a lot of good and then he travelled nicely before quickening and showing a very good battling attitude. He should improve from this debut and it was obviously a nice spare ride for a top yard.”
The winner is the first foal from the three-time winning dam, who has a yearling filly by Fed Biz. American Girl (Ire), a half-sister to Irish highweight and MG1SW Lush Lashes (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), was covered last spring by Palace Malice. Sales history: $45,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $95,000 2yo ’19 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0,0, $26,958. Click for the Racing Post chart and the VIDEO.
O-Al Bayraq Stable. B-Colts Neck Stables, LLC (KY). T-Satish Seemar.

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