Lord Kanaloa's Know It All Strikes At Leopardstown


Know It All | Racing Post

Not having the rub of the green when runner-up in the G3 Leopardstown Fillies Trial S. over seven furlongs last time June 9, Qatar Racing's Know It All (GB) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) took a sizeable step forward to dominate Wednesday's G3 Derrinstown Stud Fillies S. over another furlong at that venue. Always travelling with ease in a pocket on the rail tracking the leading duo, the 3-1 second favourite struck the front approaching the furlong pole en route to a 2 1/4-length defeat of Celestial Object (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), with TDN Rising Star Ridenza (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) 1 1/4 lengths away in third.

“She's a really nice filly who was a bit unlucky the last day and had a tough draw today, but I thought Ben [Coen] gave her a great ride,” trainer Johnny Murtagh said. “It's a tough place around here and sometimes you can be unlucky, but you have to ride the good ones like that. At the start of the year, I didn't know whether she'd get a mile but now seven or a mile makes no difference. She didn't have a hard race last time and I was delighted. Her work had been good since, she's not short of speed and she's a big, powerful filly who travels well. I think there's more to come–I entered her in the [G1] Matron [S. at Leopardstown Sept. 12] and that could be the big one for her. I'll speak to Sheikh Fahad, but she could end up there.”

Mick Halford said of the returning Ridenza, “They didn't got fast enough for her, as she's a big-striding filly but it was important to get her in and get her settled. She paid the price in the final furlong and could have been second, but at least we now have her back and we know where we are with her so we can go from there.”

Know It All, who had also won the Loder Irish EBF Fillies Race, finished seventh in the G2 Debutante S. and third in the G3 Weld Park S. all at The Curragh as a juvenile, becomes the first European black-type winner for her sire, who stands at the Shadai Stallion Station. She is a half-sister to the speedy G3 Flying Five and G3 Dubai Airport World Trophy winner Astrophysical Jet (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and to Coral Wave (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}) who captured the G3 C L Weld Park S. that Know It All was third in and also the Listed Flame of Tara S.

Her unraced dam is a daughter of The Queen's Highbrow (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}), who was runner-up in the G2 Ribblesdale S. prior to producing the GII San Luis Rey H., GII Sunset H. and G2 Jockey Club S. winner Blueprint (Ire) (Generous {Ire}). She is also the second dam of the G1 Queen Elizabeth S. hero Kingdom of Fife (GB) (Kingmambo) and the G1 Coronation Cup and G1 Prix Royal-Oak winner Ask (GB) (Sadler's Wells). The third dam is the G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Prix de Diane heroine Highclere (GB), responsible for the talented racemare and amazing producer Height of Fashion (Fr) (Bustino {GB}), which links the winner to the likes of Nashwan, Nayef and Deep Impact (Jpn). Common Knowledge is 20 now, but she has still produced a filly foal by Roaring Lion. Her 2-year-old colt Mindpower (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) was purchased by Roger Varian for 120,000gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1.

Wednesday, Leopardstown, Ireland
DERRINSTOWN STUD FILLIES S.-G3, €50,000, Leopardstown, 7-1, 3yo, f, 8fT, 1:42.41, gd.
1–KNOW IT ALL (GB), 128, f, 3, by Lord Kanaloa (Jpn)
     1st Dam: Common Knowledge (GB), by Rainbow Quest
     2nd Dam: Highbrow (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB)
     3rd Dam: Highclere (GB), by Queen's Hussar (GB)
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Qatar Racing Limited; B-Qatar Bloodstock Ltd (GB); T-Johnny Murtagh; J-Ben Coen. €30,000. Lifetime Record: 6-2-1-1, $71,782. *1/2 to Astrophysical Jet (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), GSW-Ire, GSW-Eng, $174,376; 1/2 to Coral Wave (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), GSW-Ire, $117,963. Werk Nick Rating: D+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Celestial Object (Ire), 128, f, 3, Galileo (Ire)–Sea Siren (Aus), by Fastnet Rock (Aus). O-Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd; B-Coolmore (IRE); T-Jessie Harrington. €10,000.
3–Ridenza (Ire), 128, f, 3, Sea the Stars (Ire)–Raydara (Ire), by Rock of Gibraltar (Ire). O-H.H. Aga Khan; B-His Highness the Aga Khan's Studs S.C. (IRE); T-Mick Halford. €5,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, 1 1/4, 1. Odds: 3.00, 10.00, 4.00.
Also Ran: Amma Grace (Ire), Faire Croire (Ire), Schroders Mistake (Ire), So Wonderful, Tango (Ire), Apricot Moon (GB). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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