Sea The Stars Colt Overcomes Wide Draw In Jumeirah Guineas Trial

Legend Of Time | Dubai Racing Club

Legend Of Time (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) built on the promise of his winning Haydock debut to claim the Jumeirah Guineas Trial by a length over Shamrock Glitter (Fr) (Shalaa {Ire}) at Meydan on Friday, despite drawing very wide in the 1400-metre turf affair. The way the son of Kissable (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) went about his business despite covering extra ground every step of the way and still gave the appearance of more to come, could have European Classic implications down the road.

Fifth after a hampered passage in the G3 Tattersalls S. at Newmarket on Sept. 28, the Godolphin colt was one of the leading fancies despite a horror draw in gate 14 of 16 in the full field. Once the gates flew, he punched the breeze out wide as Athan (Arg) (Orpen) showed the way. Already only three deep as the field hit the turn, he maintained position in fourth approaching the lane. Given his cue by William Buick who rode a hat trick of winners on the day, he soon let down past Saeed bin Suroor's Movie Maker (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Athan, and the rallying Shamrock Glitter, who raced against the rail.

The last named made a race of it inside the final 100 metres, but Legend Of Time, despite covering all of that extra real estate, was going best of the pair to win comfortably. It was trainer Charlie Appleby's second winner on the day. Athan was another 1 3/4 lengths back, two lengths in front of Movie Maker.

“I was very happy with him,” said Buick. “We did expect him to win but the pace wasn't overly strong and he jumped well and had to cover ground. He's a very progressive horse and will be better over a mile.”

Best known for finishing third in the G1 Moyglare Stud S., the stakes-winning Kissable has already thrown stakes winner and GI American Oaks third Amandine (GB) (Shamardal) and Loving Dream (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}), who has both the G1 Prix de Royallieu and G2 Ribblesdale S. to her name. Since foaling Legend Of Time, Kissable has a 2-year-old colt by first-season sire Pinatubo (Ire) and a yearling filly by Night Of Thunder (Ire).

Second dam Kitty O'Shea (GB) (Sadler's Wells) was one of four stakes winners foaled by G3 Park Hill S. heroine Eva Luna (Alleged), whose best was G1 St Leger and G1 Racing Post Trophy victor-turned-sire Brian Boru (GB) (Sadler's Wells). Derby winner Workforce (GB) (King's Best), as well as Kodiac (GB) full-brothers Best Solution (Ire) and El Bodegon (Ire) are all Group 1 winners from this line, while Workforce's half-brother Emissary (GB) (Kingman {GB}) ran second in the G1 Melbourne Cup.

5th-Meydan, AED300,000, Cond., 1-5, NH & SH 3yo, 1400mT, 1:23.14, gd.
LEGEND OF TIME (GB) (c, 3, Sea The Stars {Ire}–Kissable {Ire} {G1SP-Ire, SW & GSP-US, $225,919}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire})
Sales history: 150,000gns Ylg '22 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, AED212,820. Click for the ERA chart and video.
O-Godolphin. B-Lordship Stud & Sunderland Holding, Inc. (GB). T-Charlie Appleby.

 

 

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