Freshman Sire Charming Thought Off the Mark at Great Yarmouth

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Darley stallion Charming Thought registered a first winner at Great Yarmouth on Wednesday | Darley

Darley stallion Charming Thought (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who operated out of Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £5,000 this year, became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when the Tick Tock Partnership's Alicestar (GB) claimed a debut score going a shade over six furlongs in Wednesday's Southwold Novice Auction S. at Great Yarmouth.

5th-Great Yarmouth, £5,400, Nov, 7-22, 2yo, 6f 3yT, 1:13.47, g/f.
ALICESTAR (GB) (f, 2, Charming Thought {GB}–Atheera {Ire}, by Shamardal) found cover in fifth from the outset of this unveiling. Angled into the clear approaching the quarter-mile marker, the 4-1 second favourite was ridden to go second entering the final eighth and pushed out late to assert by 1 1/4 lengths from Soldier Lions (Ire) (Equiano {Fr}), becoming the first winner for her freshman sire (by Oasis Dream {GB}). She is the latest of four winning foals produced by a winning granddaughter of G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Mehthaaf (Nureyev), herself a half-sister to G1 July Cup-winning sire Elnadim (Danzig). Sales history: 8,000gns RNA Wlg '18 TATFOA; £10,000 Ylg '19 TASAYG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $4,448. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
1ST-TIME STARTER. O-Tick Tock Partnership; B-Lordship Stud (GB); T-David Simcock.

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