Frankel's Homeless Songs Bursts Into The Guineas Picture


Homeless Songs |


Another Classic trial, another TDN Rising Star in the headlines as Moyglare's Homeless Songs (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) surged to an impressive success in Saturday's G3 Ballylinch Stud “Priory Belle” 1,000 Guineas Trial S. at Leopardstown. Things had gone awry since her debut defeat of Agartha (Ire) (Caravaggio) over this seven-furlong trip and course in July, but Dermot Weld had the homebred fine-tuned for this competitive affair and all roads now lead to the May 1 G1 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. Held up worse than mid-division by Chris Hayes after missing the break, the 6-1 shot let it all play out ahead until being unleashed two out. Producing a scintillating effort down the outer to swamp her old rival passing the furlong pole, the homebred had a length in hand at the line over Agartha, who was racing under a three-pound penalty with Villanova Queen (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) denying the 5-4 favourite Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) third place 3/4 of a length further away. “She'd been working extremely well and is a quality filly with a lot of pace,” Weld said. “That was a very good performance from her-things didn't go her way last year, but I was confident she would come back this year and show what she was capable of. We'll see how she comes out of this and I'll speak with Eva Maria [Bucher-Haefner], but I would say Newmarket is a strong possibility. She may well get 10 furlongs in time.”

Homeless Songs, who had slipped from the radar having been only fifth as Agartha filled the runner-up spot in the G1 Moyglare Stud S. at The Curragh in September and sixth in the course-and-distance G3 Killavullan S. the following month, is a half-sister to the ill-fated Listed Orby S. winner Reve de Vol (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) who was also placed in the G2 Champions Juvenile S. and G3 Royal Whip S. Bred on the same cross as Adayar (Ire), she is the second foal out of Joailliere (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) who was placed in the G3 Concorde S., G3 Park Express S. and G3 Gladness S. before gaining that vital black-type success in the Listed Frankfurt Sprint Trophy.

Joailliere's unraced dam Majestic Silver (Ire) (Linamix {Fr}) is also responsible for the G3 Dance Design S. and G3 Meld S. winner Carla Bianca (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) and the G2 Beresford S. runner-up True Solitaire (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). She is out of the listed scorer Diamond Trim (Ire) (Highest Honor {Fr}), dam of this stable's star stayer Profound Beauty (Ire) (Danehill) whose winning exploits included seven black-type contests and who was also runner-up in the G1 Irish St Leger. Diamond Trim is a daughter of the Stud's famed In Anticipation (Ire) (Sadler's Wells), which connects her to the likes of Irresistible Jewel (Ire) (Danehill), Princess Highway (Street Cry {Ire}), Royal Diamond (Ire) (King's Best) and Mad About You (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}). Joailliere has the 2-year-old colt Time Tells All (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) and a yearling full-brother to Homeless Songs in the wings.

Saturday, Leopardstown, Ireland
BALLYLINCH STUD PRIORY BELLE 1,000 GUINEAS TRIAL S.-G3, €55,000, Leopardstown, 4-2, 3yo, f, 7fT, 1:28.96, gd.
1–HOMELESS SONGS (IRE), 128, f, 3, by Frankel (GB)
     1st Dam: Joailliere (Ire) (Hwt. Older Mare-Ger at 5-7f, SW-Ger, MGSP-Ire), by Dubawi (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Majestic Silver (Ire), by Linamix (Fr)
     3rd Dam: Diamond Trim (Ire), by Highest Honor (Fr)
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. O/B-Moyglare Stud Farm (IRE); T-Dermot Weld; J-Chris Hayes. €33,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-0, $55,607. *1/2 to Reve de Vol (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}), SW & MGSP-Ire. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Agartha (Ire), 131, f, 3, Caravaggio–Arya Tara (Ire), by Dylan Thomas (Ire). O-Scott C Heider; B-Whisperview Trading Ltd (IRE); T-Joseph O'Brien. €11,000.
3–Villanova Queen (Ire), 128, f, 3, Mastercraftsman (Ire)–Quads (Ire), by Shamardal.
1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (£60,000 Ylg '20 GOFOR). O-William Crager; B-Old Carhue Stud & Graeng Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-Jessie Harrington. €5,500.
Margins: 1, 3/4, HD. Odds: 6.00, 7.50, 22.00.
Also Ran: Sacred Bridge (GB), Cigamia, Panama Red (Ire), Seisai (Ire), Viareggio (Ire), Beautiful Sunshine (GB), Pennine Hills (Ire), Contarelli Chapel (Ire). Scratched: Star Girls Aalmal (Ire). Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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