Frankel's Wild Beauty Takes The Fred Darling

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Godolphin's incredible start to the season continued apace on Saturday as Wild Beauty (GB) (Frankel {GB}) took a competitive renewal of the G3 Dubai Duty Free S., or Fred Darling.  Reportedly due to be aimed at the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, last year's GI Natalma S. winner who was fifth behind Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in Newmarket's G1 Fillies' Mile was at the fore of the group racing towards the stands early. Taking time to get on top overall, the 3-1 second favourite outstayed the 11-4 market-leader Jumbly (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}) in the final yards to secure a half-length success, with Majestic Glory (GB) (Frankel {GB}) 1 1/4 lengths away in third.

William Buick was impressed. “Wild Beauty beat the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner in the Natalma Stakes, so she is a high-class filly,” he said. “She showed last year that she wanted a mile and I don't think she will be running over seven furlongs again. I like what she did today–she was very genuine–and I think that she will improve plenty for it.”

Wild Beauty is out of the G3 Prix du Palais-Royal and G3 Prix de Meautry runner-up Tulips (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}), who also produced the G3 Burj Nahaar winner and G2 Godolphin Mile runner-up Desert Wisdom (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and the G3 UAE Oaks runner-up Swift Rose (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Tulips, who has a yearling full-brother to the winner, is a granddaughter of the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest and G1 Haydock Park Sprint Cup heroine Cherokee Rose (Ire) (Dancing Brave), ancestress of the G1 St Leger and G1 Hong Kong Vase winner Mastery (GB) (Sulamani {Ire}), the G1 Eclipse S. hero Mukhadram (GB) (Shamardal) and fellow sire Cable Bay (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

Saturday, Newbury, Britain
DUBAI DUTY FREE S. (FRED DARLING S.)-G3, £70,000, Newbury, 4-16, 3yo, f, 7fT, 1:24.93, gd.
1–WILD BEAUTY (GB), 126, f, 3, by Frankel (GB)
1st Dam: Tulips (Ire) (SW & MGSP-Fr, $150,804), by Pivotal (GB)
2nd Dam: Hint of Spring (GB), by Seeking the Gold
3rd Dam: Cherokee Rose (Ire), by Dancing Brave
O/B-Godolphin (GB); T-Charlie Appleby; J-William Buick. £39,697. Lifetime Record: 8-4-2-0, $300,631. *1/2 to Desert Wisdom (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), GSW-UAE, $391,512; and Swift Rose (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), GSP-UAE, $135,326. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Jumbly (GB), 126, f, 3, Gleneagles (Ire)–Thistle Bird (GB), by Selkirk. 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Emmy Rothschild & Partner; B-Emily Rothschild (GB); T-Roger Charlton. £15,050.
3–Majestic Glory (GB), 126, f, 3, Frankel (GB)–Bella Nouf (GB), by Dansili (GB). (350,000gns Wlg '19 TATFOA; 290,000gns RNA Ylg '20 TATOCT). O-Mrs Doreen Tabor; B-The Bella Nouf Partnership (GB); T-Andrew Balding. £7,532.
Margins: HF, 1 1/4, NO. Odds: 3.00, 2.75, 14.00.
Also Ran: Barbanera (Ger), Symphony Perfect (Ire), Heat of The Moment (GB), Miss Carol Ann (Ire), Eve Lodge (GB), Shaara (GB), Benefit (GB), Adelaise (Ire), Nazanin. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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