New Approach's New Treasure Takes the Round Tower

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In the immediate aftermath of Friday's G3 Heider Family Stables Round Tower S. at The Curragh, there was almost an audible groan from those who failed to take note that Jim Bolger's representative New Treasure (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) was allowed to start at 66-1 in a race that his dam had won on her debut in 2008. In the pattern races for juveniles that have taken place in Britain and Ireland since mid-June, there have been winners at 150-1, 66-1, 66-1, 33-1, 14-1 and 28-1 with the latter being the return of this stable's Mac Swiney (Ire) by the same sire in last week's G2 Futurity S. Coolcullen's engine is starting to crank now and it was a case of strange science that saw a totally unexposed son of Maoineach (Congaree) so readily ignored by the punters. Fading late when seventh on debut behind TDN Rising Star Thunder Moon (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) over seven furlongs here Aug. 9, the homebred was one of very few in the line-up equipped on pedigree to handle this heavy surface and see out the trip if it turned into a stiff test at the six-furlong trip. Those factors told at the end as he saw off the well-backed 13-8 favourite Teresa Mendoza (Ire) (Territories {Ire}) to score by a half length, with the 28-1 shot Coulthard (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}) 1 1/4 lengths away in third.

New Treasure had been ridden forward on his introduction and paid the penalty, but the anchor was down from the break this time with Kevin Manning restraining in rear intent on saving for the finish. Travelling with ease alongside Teresa Mendoza as they sauntered through the ground at halfway, the chestnut was in front of that rival at the furlong pole, narrowly behind shortly after but back in charge as staying power came into play in the last half a furlong. Bolger's daughter Una Manning was on hand and said, “The dam won this race first time out and Jim is delighted with him. Things just didn't work out for him the last day when he was a bit keen first time out. We were confident that he would run a good race today. I'm not sure what the plans are, but I'm sure he's well entered up.”

The aforementioned Maoineach was not just a one-hit wonder, following her notable debut success in this with another in the following year's G3 Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial S. After Bolger had mated her with Sea the Stars (Ire), Teofilo (Ire), Dream Ahead and Dawn Approach (Ire), this was the first time that New Approach had entered the equation and it may be that a perfect alchemy has been discovered with her eighth foal. Armed with a yearling full-brother to the winner, the half-sister to the stakes winner and GII Jim Dandy S. third Tiz Now Tiz Then (Tiznow) descended from the prolific grade I-winning Kentucky Oaks heroine Dispute (Danzig) could yet prove herself a notable producer for her renowned breeder.

Friday, The Curragh, Ireland
HEIDER FAMILY STABLES ROUND TOWER S.-G3, €50,000, Curragh, 8-28, 2yo, 6fT, 1:16.93, hy.
1–NEW TREASURE (IRE), 131, c, 2, by New Approach (Ire)
     1st Dam: Maoineach (Hwt. 3yo Filly-Ire at 5-6 1/2f, MGSW-Ire, $140,963), by Congaree
     2nd Dam: Trepidation, by Seeking the Gold
     3rd Dam: Troubling, by Storm Cat
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Mrs J S Bolger; B/T-Jim Bolger (IRE); J-Kevin Manning. €30,000. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $35,467. Werk Nick Rating: D+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Teresa Mendoza (Ire), 128, f, 2, Territories (Ire)–Ceoldrama, by Mr. Greeley. O-Ecurie Ama.Zing Team; B-Ennistown Stud (IRE); T-Ken Condon. €10,000.
3–Coulthard (Ire), 131, c, 2, Coulsty (Ire)–Iamnoangel (Ire), by Dark Angel (Ire). (€2,000 RNA Ylg '19 TIRSEP; 27,000gns 2yo '20 TTIGOR). O-Michael O'Callaghan; B-J Waldron & J Barton (IRE); T-Michael O'Callaghan. €5,000.
Margins: HF, 1 1/4, 4 1/4. Odds: 66.00, 1.63, 28.00.
Also Ran: Sweet Gardenia (GB), Coill Avon (Ire), Sloane Peterson (Ire), Chief Little Hawk, Giorgio Vasari (Ire). Scratched: All Things Bright (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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