Kitten's Joy's Roaring Lion Triumphs in Newmarket Debut

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3rd at NEW, Cond, £7,000Fly London Southend Airport To Lyon EBF Novice S. (8f)Winner: Roaring Lion, c, 2 by Kitten's Joy

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3rd-NEW, £7,000, Cond, 8-18, 2yo, 8fT, 1:43.37, g/s.

+ROARING LION (c, 2, Kitten's Joy–Vionnet {GISP-US, $175,140}, by Street Sense) broke in mid division and found a smooth rhythm there through halfway in this debut. Coaxed into contention approaching the final quarter mile, the 7-2 chance quickened smartly to lead passing the eighth pole and ran on strongly up the hill to comfortably account for Abandon Ship (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) by 1 3/4 lengths. Ghostwatch (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who was the joint-second highest priced yearling at Tattersalls October Book 1 when knocked down for 2.1-million guineas last year, shaped with some promise and finished a further 1 3/4 lengths adrift in third. The $160,000 KEESEP yearling is the first foal out of GI Rodeo Drive S. third Vionnet (Street Sense), who is a daughter of GIII Las Cienegas H. and GIII Senator Ken Maddy H. heroine Cambiocorsa (Avenue of Flags), and therefore kin to four black-type performers headed by GII John C Mabee S. winner Moulin de Mougin (Curlin) and GII Royal Heroine Mile victress Schiaparelli (Ghostzapper). Vionnet has also produced a yearling colt by Medaglia d'Oro and was bred to More Than Ready this year. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $5,827. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O-Qatar Racing Ltd; B-Ran Jan Racing Inc (KY); T-John Gosden.

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