Starspangledbanner's Flag Flying Earns Rising Star Tag at Goodwood

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Flag Flying earning TDN Stardom at Goodwood Sunday | racingfotos.com

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Juddmonte's Flag Flying (GB) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}–Gavota {GB}, by Bated Breath {GB}) oozed class in Sunday's British European Breeders Fund EBF Novice S. at Goodwood and earned TDN Rising Star status with an impressive debut display in the six-furlong heat. The 6-4 favourite was the slowest of five into stride and trailed all four rivals through the early stages. Making eyecatching headway into contention after halfway, he clicked through the gears to challenge Al Khazneh (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) entering the final furlong and powered clear under mild coaxing in the closing stages to hit the line with a four-length advantage from that rival.

Flag Flying is the first of three foals produced by G2 Rockfel S. and G3 Oh So Sharp S. placegetter Gavota (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), herself the leading performer out of an unraced half to G3 Prix Paul de Moussac third Grand Vista (GB) (Danehill), the dual stakes-placed World Ruler (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and Listed Prix Coronation runner-up Disclose (GB) (Dansili {GB}). Disclose is the dam of Listed Golden Rose S. victrix Encrypted (GB) (Showcasing {GB}). The January-foaled homebred bay is half to a yearling filly by Oasis Dream (GB) and a weanling colt by Showcasing (GB).

2nd-Goodwood, £11,100, Nov, 6-5, 2yo, 6fT, 1:12.59, gd.
FLAG FLYING (GB), c, 2, by Starspangledbanner (Aus)
1st Dam: Gavota (GB) (MGSP-Eng), by Bated Breath (GB)
2nd Dam: Ombre (GB), by Galileo (Ire)
3rd Dam: Revealing (GB), by Halling
1ST-TIME STARTER. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, £5,994. O-Juddmonte; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB); T-Harry & Roger Charlton. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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