Showcasing's Sense of Duty Outclasses Chipchase Rivals

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Sense Of Duty and Tom Marquand capture the Chipchase S. | Racingfotos.com

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St Albans Bloodstock's Sense of Duty (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), successful in the second of two juvenile starts, opened this term with an Apr. 28 Redcar conditions score and went postward for Saturday's G3 Pertemps Network Chipchase S. at Newcastle coming back from a neck defeat of G1 Commonwealth Cup third Flotus (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) in Haydock's May 20 Listed Cecil Frail S. last time. Settled off the tempo until coaxed closer after halfway, the 15-8 favourite quickened smartly to seize control approaching the final furlong and powered clear of toiling rivals in the closing stages to easily outclass Annaf (Ire) (Muhaarar {GB}) by 4 1/2 lengths.

“She's a filly I've always been a big fan of, as has everyone, and that was really impressive,” said winning rider Tom Marquand. “She's really getting the hang of it now, she's becoming more professional and she's a hell of a lot stronger too. She's becoming the complete sprinting model as she progresses and God only knows how good she could be. I was really impressed with her at Redcar and she beat Flotus at Haydock, who had Group 1 form and showed it again at [Royal] Ascot. Hopefully this filly can make the step up into that class at some point.”

Sense of Duty is the second of four foals and lone performer out of a multiple-winning full-sister to G3 Fred Darling S. second Sharnberry (GB) (Shamardal), herself the leading representative of Listed St Hugh's S. second Wimple (Kingmambo). She is a half-sister to the unraced to the unraced 2-year-old filly Sanction (GB) (Camelot {GB}) and a yearling colt by Too Darn Hot (GB). The March-foaled dark day's third dam Tunicle (Dixieland Band) is a half-sister to GI Haskell Invitational runner-up and MSW sire Baron de Vaux (Val de l'Orne {Fr}).

Saturday, Newcastle, Britain
PERTEMPS NETWORK CHIPCHASE S.-G3, £80,000, Newcastle, 6-25, 3yo/up, 6f (AWT), 1:12.21, st/sl.
1–SENSE OF DUTY (GB), 121, f, 3, by Showcasing (GB)
1st Dam: Margaret's Mission (Ire), by Shamardal
2nd Dam: Wimple, by Kingmambo
3rd Dam: Tunicle, by Dixieland Band
1ST GROUP WIN. O/B-St Albans Bloodstock LLP (GB); T-William Haggas; J-Tom Marquand. £45,368. Lifetime Record: 5-4-1-0, $110,317. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Annaf (Ire), 124, c, 3, Muhaarar (GB)–Shimah, by Storm Cat. 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (16,000gns 2yo '21 TATAHI). O-Fosnic Racing; B-Shadwell Estate Company Ltd (IRE); T-Michael Appleby. £17,200.
3–Bielsa (Ire), 131, g, 7, Invincible Spirit (Ire)–Bourbon Ball, by Peintre Celebre. 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-King Power Racing Co Ltd; B-Highbank Stud (IRE); T-Kevin Ryan. £8,608.
Margins: 4HF, 2, HF. Odds: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00.
Also Ran: Ainsdale (GB), Happy Power (Ire), Mondammej (GB), Ebro River (Ire), Glen Shiel (GB), Judicial (Ire), Spycatcher (Ire), Magical Spirit (Ire). Scratched: Edraak (Ire). Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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