Freshman Sire Estidhkaar Off the Mark at Nantes

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1st-Nantes, €14,000, Mdn, 6-9, 2yo, 7fT, 1:27.59, g/s.
FOREFRONT (IRE) (c, 2, Estidhkaar {Ire}–Archange {Fr}, by Arcano {Ire}) ran seventh in a winner-producing maiden over six furlongs at Saint-Cloud in his May 12 debut and duly obliged as the 9-5 favourite here to become the first winner for Tara Stud-based freshman sire Estidhkaar (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}). Breaking ahead of all 10 rivals to gain an immediate lead, he held sway throughout and lengthened clear of toiling rivals in the straight to easily dismiss Another Hot Topic (Ire) (Rio de la Plata) by an unextended 6 1/2 lengths. The April-foaled bay is the second of two foals and first winner produced by a daughter of three-time stakes placegetter Carinae (Nureyev), who is also the second dam of Listed Chesham S. victor Suits You (Fr) (Youmzain {Ire}). Carinae is a daughter of G3 La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte victress Turning Wheel (Seeking the Gold), who in turn is a half-sister to four black-type performers headed by G1 St Leger runner-up Minds Music (Silver Hawk) and G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Fillies’ Mile placegetter Ajfan (Woodman). Sales history: €3,500 RNA Ylg ’19 TIRSEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, €7,000. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Mme A G Kavanagh & Josephine Soudan; B-Kildaragh Stud (IRE); T-Josephine Soudan.

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