Freshman Sire Awtaad Off the Mark at Kempton

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Live Stream | Mark Cranham

Derrinstown Stud-based freshman sire Awtaad (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) got off the mark when Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum’s Live Stream (Ire) annexed Friday’s British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Novice S. over six furlongs at Kempton.

2nd-Kempton, £6,400, Nov, 6-12, 2yo, f, 6f (AWT), 1:12.70, st/sl.
LIVE STREAM (IRE) (f, 2, Awtaad {Ire}–Fluvial {Ire}, by Exceed and Excel {Aus}) was positioned in a close-up third along the fence after a sharp getaway in this debut. Shaken up approaching the quarter-mile marker, the the 7-2 chance quickened to challenge passing the eighth pole and ran on strongly in the closing stages to assert by 1 1/4 lengths from Mutahamisa (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), becoming the first winner for her Derrinstown Stud-based freshman sire (by Cape Cross {Ire}). “I rode her at home last week, she put in a nice piece of work and she’s a smart filly,” said winning rider PJ McDonald. “She has a good turn of foot and we were pretty confident, bar it being her first time. It is always the same when you are riding those nice fillies, the space opens up for you and everything went perfect. She travelled well, but froze a little when I got after her at first and then, inside that last furlong, she got going.” Half-sister to a yearling colt by Ribchester (Ire), the February-foaled bay is the fourth foal and second scorer out of a winning half-sister to four black-type performers headed by G2 Queen Mary S. victress and G1 Phoenix S. third Elletelle (Ire) (Elnadim), herself the dam of GI Secretariat S. and G1 Cox Plate-winning sire Adelaide (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Sales history: €48,000 Ylg ’19 GOFOR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $5,217.
1ST-TIME STARTER. O-Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum; B-Redpender Stud Ltd (IRE); T-James Tate.

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