Freshman Sire Tasleet Off The Mark At Great Yarmouth

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Confronted by just six rivals in Tuesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies' S. over an extended five furlongs at Great Yarmouth, David Loughnane trainee Carmela (Ire) (Tasleet {GB}) made no mistake to become the first winner for her freshman sire (by Showcasing). Recovering from a tentative getaway departing the stands' side stall to race in a close-up second after the initial exchanges, the 8-1 chance loomed large on the bridle passing the quarter-mile marker and stretched clear once shaken up for control approaching the final furlong to easily account for Jungle Time (Ire) (Jungle Cat {Ire}) by 2 1/4 lengths.

Carmela, half-sister to a yearling colt by Soldier's Call (GB) is the second foal and scorer produced by an unraced daughter of Listed Empress S. victrix Jira (GB) (Medicean {GB}). Jira, in turn, is a half-sister to G2 King Edward VII S. winner Plea Bargain (GB) (Machiavellian), G3 Winter Hill S. victrix Lay Time (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and G3 Prix des Chenes runner-up Dubai Time (GB) (Dubai Destination). The March foal's fourth dam is MG1SW champion Time Charter (Ire) (Saritamer).

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