Godolphin's Knightsbridge Newest 'TDN Rising Star' For Nyquist

Knightsbridge | Coady Photography

Knightsbridge (c, 2, Nyquist–Tyburn Brooke, by Bernardini) aired out in his Churchill Downs debut Saturday to become the newest 'TDN Rising Star' and the second overall for his sire. The Godolphin homebred, a half-brother to GISW Speaker's Corner (Street Sense), was outrun out of the chute and raced covered up against the rail in mid pack. Moving up under his own power, the 5-2 second choice ran into a wall of horses all gunning for the lead and had to check back out of a tight spot right at the half-mile marker. Shuffled back to fifth, James Graham finally had a gap open up for his mount between horses midway around the far turn and, once he said go, Knightsbridge swept up three wide and hit the quarter pole under only a hand ride from Graham. Straightened for the run home, the dark bay was visually impressive, motoring into the final sixteenth to win by as much as he pleased.

Tyburn Brook, though unraced herself, hit a home run with her first foal being GI Carter H. winner and now Darley America stallion Speaker's Corner. Out of a daughter of GI Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Round Pound–who Godolphin purchased for $5.75m as a broodmare out of the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Sale–Knightsbridge's dam is herself a half to G1SW Long River (A.P. Indy) and to SW/GSP Lake Lucerne (Dubawi {Ire}). Tyburn Brook reported a full-sister to Speaker's Corner this year and visited both Street Sense and Curlin for 2024.

7th-Churchill Downs, $118,875, Msw, 11-4, 2yo, 7f, 1:22.96, ft, 10 1/2 lengths.
KNIGHTSBRIDGE, c, 2, Nyquist
                1st Dam: Tyburn Brook, by Bernardini
                2nd Dam: Round Pond, by Awesome Again
                3rd Dam: Gift of Dance, by Trempolino
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $69,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
O/B-Godolphin (KY); T-William I. Mott. *1/2 to Speaker's Corner (Street Sense), GISW, $739,963.

 

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