Lope de Vega's La Barrosa Takes the Tattersalls


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The subject of a gamble into 4-7 favouritism for Thursday's G3 Tattersalls S. at Newmarket, Godolphin's TDN Rising Star La Barrosa (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) duly delivered with a workmanlike success to back up his debut win over this seven-furlong trip at Ascot Sept. 4. Racing behind the leaders Dark Lion (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Qaader (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) throughout, the bay had to squeeze between them coming out of the “dip” but had the gears to get to the front with half a furlong remaining en route to a length defeat of the former. “I was quite pleased to see where he was, even if William wasn't as comfortable as me, as I knew it would help him get into a nice rhythm,” Charlie Appleby said. “James Doyle rode him at Ascot and said to make sure we park him up in behind so he doesn't over-race. He showed bit class there and quickened up, but he's still learning and was quite raw. I won't be bold and say we'll definitely throw him into a [G1] Dewhurst or something like that, but he's a nice horse going forward and if we take the right steps with him he'll be a nice 3-year-old.”

There is a chance that La Barrosa could be supplemented for the Oct. 10 Dewhurst according to Appleby, who added, “Coming into today, we felt we would see what kind of performance he put up whether we contemplate supplementing for a Dewhurst and from what we have seen today, it is up for discussion. I feel he has learnt again today and he is entitled to come forward a bit more. He travels very well and I wouldn't want him to be doing it the wrong way round yet. I think seven is his trip for the moment, though I'm not saying he won't get a mile in time. While he is learning, I think this is his right trip for the moment. This horse is a work horse, whereas [the G2 Superlative S. winner] Master of the Seas is not a work horse. Master of the Seas just goes about his work and he would go past you in the string and you wouldn't take much notice, whereas this horse has got a bit of presence about him and spring in his step.”

A 750,000gns Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 graduate, La Barrosa is a son of the G3 Prix de Psyche and G3 C.L. Weld Park S. runner-up and G3 Sandown Classic Trial third Bikini Babe (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}). She is a daughter of the multiple stakes winner Zeiting (Ire) (Zieten) before producing a total of six black-type performers including the group scorers Combat Zone (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}), Scottish (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) and Royal Empire (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}). Zeiting's G3 Prix Miesque-placed Zut Alors (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) was in turn responsible for four black-type performers headed by the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and GIII Honey Fox S. winner Precieuse (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}) and the listed-placed sprinter Baccarat (Ire) (Dutch Art {GB}). Among Zeiting's half-siblings is the G3 Prix du Bois scorer Dolled Up (Ire) (Whipper) and Madany (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) who is the dam of the G2 Hungerford S. winner and G1 2000 Guineas S. runner-up Massaat (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) and the G1 Commonwealth Cup winner Eqtidaar (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Next up from Bikini Babe is a yearling filly by Tamayuz (GB) named Once (Ire).

Thursday, Newmarket, Britain
TATTERSALLS S.-G3, £40,000, Newmarket, 9-24, 2yo, c/g, 7fT, 1:25.29, gd.
1–LA BARROSA (IRE), 126, c, 2, by Lope de Vega (Ire)
     1st Dam: Bikini Babe (Ire) (GSP-Eng, GSP-Fr, GSP-Ire, SP-UAE, $147,237), by Montjeu (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Zeiting (Ire), by Zieten
     3rd Dam: Belle de Cadix (Ire), by Law Society
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. (750,000gns Ylg '19 TATOCT). O-Godolphin; B-Knocktoran Stud (IRE); T-Charlie Appleby; J-William Buick. £22,684. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $44,333. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Dark Lion (Ire), 126, c, 2, Dark Angel (Ire)–Graciously (GB), by Shamardal. (€140,000 Ylg '19 ARAUG). O-H H Shaikh Nasser Al Khalifa & Partner; B-Succ Moratalla/A ChevalierDuFau/PH Henry (IRE); T-Roger Varian. £8,600.
3–Qaader (Ire), 126, c, 2, Night of Thunder (Ire)–Redinha (GB), by Dansili (GB). (€44,000 Ylg '19 GOFFEB; 110,000gns Ylg '19 TATOCT). O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Ms Patricia Walsh (IRE); T-Mark Johnston. £4,304.
Margins: 1, 3/4, 3/4. Odds: 0.57, 16.00, 5.50.
Also Ran: Yazaman (Ire), Albadri (Ire), Ventura Tormenta (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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