Maximum Security Has Impressive Winner at Saint-Cloud

Maximum Security | Sarah Andrew


Coolmore Ashford resident Maximum Security (New Year's Day) collected his first success as a freshman sire when Kentucky-bred colt Monarh Bars annexed his debut run by six lengths at the Pavlovskiy Hippodrome in Russia last month. He doubled his tally with Christopher Head trainee Rosa Salvaje (Ire) in Tuesday's €30,000 Prix Allee d'Amour over seven furlongs at Saint-Cloud.

The filly was bred by Yeguada Centurion SLU who purchased the dam, Idle Hour, for $130,000 at Keeneland November in 2020.

“Rosa Salvaje is off to a very good start today, coming from a stud with whom we have been very lucky. This daughter of Maximum Security showed us a lot of speed and precocity to be maintained until the first 1400m at Saint-Cloud,” Christopher Head told TDN Europe.

“She will be prepared for a 1600m programme in France and potentially abroad at the end of the year. She has a very beautiful action and a very good mind. She is already one of the best fillies of the stable for this season.”

“I think Maximum Security is going to be a very nice prospect for speed and precocity for the future,” added Head.

3rd-Saint-Cloud, €30,000, Mdn, 6-4, unraced 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:30.50, vsf.
ROSA SALVAJE (IRE) (f, 2, Maximum Security–Idle Hour {SP-US}, by Malibu Moon) broke smartly and found a smooth rhythm along the rail in fifth after the opening exchanges of this debutantes' heat. Nudged along with 500 metres remaining, the 51-10 chance made continued headway under pressure to gain a slender advantage passing the furlong pole and was ridden out to assert by 1 1/4 lengths from Vertical Blue (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), becoming the second winner for her freshman sire (by New Year's Day).

Rosa Salvaje is the second of three foals and first scorer produced by a stakes-placed daughter of GI La Brea S. heroine Downthedustyroad (Storm And A Half), herself a half-sister to dual stakes winner Princess Jen (Stutz Blackhawk). The March-foaled bay is half to a yearling filly by Phoenix Of Spain (Ire).

Sales history: €75,000 Ylg '23 ARQAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €15,000. Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-Ecurie Francky Defosse, EARL Haras de l'Hotellerie, SNIG Elevage, Frederic Sauque & Christopher Head; B-Yeguada Centurion SLU (IRE); T-Christopher Head.

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