Lope de Vega Filly Earns TDN Rising Star Tag at Thirsk

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With the build-up to Royal Ascot reaching fever pitch down South, Kevin Ryan unveiled the well-bred Glenlaurel (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}–Nada {GB}, by Teofilo {Ire}) in Thirsk's six-furlong Vickers.Bet Extra Places At Royal Ascot EBF Fillies' Novice S. on Tuesday and she outclassed overmatched rivals to attain 'TDN Rising Stardom' in hugely impressive fashion. The 9-1 chance dwelt as the gates opened and raced in rear through the initial fractions. Making eyecatching headway hard on the steel from halfway, she cruised into contention approaching the final furlong and powered clear once allowed an inch of rein to easily defeat Signora Camacho (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) by an unextended 3 3/4 lengths.

“She was a bit slowly away and raced green early, but she gave me a nice feel,” said winning rider Kevin Stott. ” I gave her a little squeeze and she came back on the bridle at halfway. We got a lovely gap and, when I pressed the button, she quickened away. I'm glad she did it in the way she did, she's a big-framed filly by Lope de Vega and there's plenty to build on. We'll take it one step at a time going forward.”

Glenlaurel, half-sister to a yearling filly by Dark Angel (Ire), is the third of four foals and second scorer produced by an unraced half-sister to five stakes performers headed by MG1SW sire Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}). Black-type descendants of her G1 Oaks d'Italia-winning second dam Zomaradah (GB) (Deploy {GB}), herself out of a half-sister to G1 Derby-winning sire High-Rise (Ire) (High Estate {Ire}), also include G2 Lancashire Oaks victrix Emirates Queen (GB) (Street Cry {Ire}) and stakes-winning G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Sun Chariot S. placegetter Cloak of Spirits (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

1st-Thirsk, £8,000, Nov, 6-14, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:11.68, gd.
GLENLAUREL (IRE), f, 2, by Lope de Vega (Ire)
1st Dam: Nada (GB), by Teofilo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Zomaradah (GB), by Deploy (GB)
3rd Dam: Jawaher (Ire), by Dancing Brave
1ST-TIME STARTER. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $5,241. O/B-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum (GB); T-Kevin Ryan. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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