Half-Sister to Enable Displays Grit in Kempton Debut Win

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Juddmonte's previously unraced Zilfee (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}–Concentric {GB}, by Sadler's Wells), who is a half-sister to the operation's icon Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), made a winning start to her career with a gutsy effort going one yard shy of 11 furlongs in Tuesday's Unibet/EBF Maiden Fillies' S. at Kempton.

2nd-Kempton, £7,000, Mdn, 6-12, 3yo/up, f/m, 10f 219y (AWT), 2:19.59, st/sl.
ZILFEE (GB) (f, 3, Sea The Stars {Ire}–Concentric {GB} {SW & GSP-Fr, $117,776}, by Sadler's Wells) recovered from an early stumble to race fourth passing the judge first time and improved one spot turning onto the backstraight in this debut.

Shaken up to reduce arrears off the home turn, the 7-1 chance was ridden to gain a narrow edge approaching the final furlong and kept on in resolute fashion to deny Incensed (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}) by a short-head after a to-and-fro tussle.

Zilfee is the 11th of 14 foals and eighth scorer from as many runners produced by stakes-winning G3 Prix de Flore runner-up Concentric (GB) (Sadler's Wells). The March-foaled homebred is a full-sister to Listed Steventon S. runner-up Derab (GB) and a half-sister to multiple Group 1-winning dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), G2 Prix de Pomone and G3 Prix Allez France third Contribution (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) and G3 Musidora S. second Entitle (GB) (Dansili {GB}). Contribution is the dam of G3 Prix Penelope victrix Agave (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

Zilfee is also kin to the unraced 2-year-old colt Concert Tour (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and a yearling colt and weanling filly by Dubawi (Ire). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $4,816.

O-Juddmonte; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB); T-John & Thady Gosden.

 

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