Kingman Colt A New Rising Star At Sandown

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Juddmonte's hitherto unraced 2-year-old colt Nostrum (GB) (Kingman {GB}–Mirror Lake (GB) (MSW & GSP-Eng, $113,061), by Dubai Destination) was let go at odds of 13-2 for Thursday's Martin Densham Memorial EBF Maiden S. at Sandown and came home with a 'TDN Rising Star' after producing a taking display in a contest won last year by subsequent G2 Queen's Vase second Zechariah (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}). The homebred bay was bustled along from the gates to occupy a forward pitch in second after the initial strides of the seven-furlong test. Making eyecatching headway from the three-furlong pole, he powered to the front passing the quarter-mile marker and was pushed out inside the final furlong to easily defeat Golden Speech (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) by an impressive three lengths.

“He's a big horse and had been doing well at home,” said Ryan Moore. “I thought he might be a little raw and if he started slowly he might not get organised at all, but I was able to get him into a good position and get a lead. He was left in front a long way out, which I didn't want to be, and every time I asked him he kept lengthening. There's plenty of improvement in him and I'd say he's more of a 3-year-old than a 2-year-old. He'll have no problem going a mile and may get a little further. He's a nice colt.”

Nostrum is the seventh foal and scorer produced by the dual stakes-winning G3 Prestige S. runner-up Mirror Lake (GB) (Dubai Destination), herself a half-sister to the dam of Listed Lanwades Stud S. victrix Hateya (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}). The March-foaled homebred bay is a half-brother to dual Group-winning G1 C F Orr S. runner-up Imaging (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and Listed Heatherlie S. victor Titus (GB) (Dansili {GB}). Descendants of his third dam Roupala (Vaguely Noble {Ire}) include this term's G1 Saudi Cup hero Emblem Road (Quality Road), multiple Grade I-winning distaffer Ventura (Chester House) and dual elite-level winners Queen Supreme (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) and Harlem (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}).

2nd-Sandown, £9,900, Mdn, 7-21, 2yo, 7fT, 1:31.46, g/f.
NOSTRUM (GB), c, 2, by Kingman (GB)
1st Dam: Mirror Lake (GB) (MSW & GSP-Eng, $113,061), by Dubai Destination
2nd Dam: Reflections (GB), by Sadler's Wells
3rd Dam: Roupala, by Vaguely Noble (Ire)
1ST TIME STARTER. O-Juddmonte; B-Juddmonte Farms (East) Ltd (GB); T-Sir Michael Stoute. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, £5,346. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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