freshman sire

First Stakes Winner for Freshman Sire Enticed at the Big A

Shimming Allure finished a credible fourth in a very competitive renewal of Keeneland's GI Alcibiades S. last month, and found the step back to easier company to her liking, taking the Tempted S. at Aqueduct Sunday. Not particularly hurried out of gate 1, the filly found herself near the back as longshot Belle's Blue Bell (Girvin) cut out respectable opening splits in :23.03 and :46.48. Flanked by Perfectly Wicked from the back, Shimmering Allure picked up the tempo markedly exiting the backstretch and swung out several paths wide turning for...

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Madness Yet Another First-Out Winner for Maximus Mischief

2nd-Gulfstream, $42,000, Msw, 10-22, 2yo, f, 5f (AWT), :57.61, ft, 2 lengths. MADNESS (f, 2, Maximus Mischief--Mine Own, by Mineshaft) became the crop-leading 22nd winner for her first-crop sire (by Into Mischief) with an 57-10 upset at first asking. Last away and outsprinted through the early exchanges, the $15,000 KEENOV weanling turned $75,000 OBSOCT yearling--equipped with cheek pieces and a shadow roll for the debut--was angled down to the inside by Samy Camacho and commenced a steady advance three furlongs out. Swung out wide for the drive, the bay quickly...

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Blue Point's Big Evs Blitzes Flying Childers Rivals

RP Racing's Big Evs (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}--Hana Lina {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) finished among the tailenders in last month's G1 Nunthorpe at York and rebounded in style with a scintillating pillar-to-post triumph in Friday's G2 Carlsberg Danish Pilsner Flying Childers S. at Doncaster. The Michael Appleby trainee, who had earlier left his stamp on Royal Ascot's Listed Windsor Castle and Glorious Goodwood's G3 Molecomb, hit the ground running as the traps opened and held an immediate advantage before turning the screw with a 10.72 second furlong. Clear of...

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Too Darn Hot's Darnation Powers To May Hill Triumph

Trainer Karl Burke's banner season continued apace on the opening day of Doncaster's St Leger Festival after G3 Prestige S. victrix Darnation (Ire) (Too Darn Hot {GB}--Monday Monday {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) added lustre to her palmares with a clear-cut triumph in Thursday's G2 Betfred May Hill S. over a straight mile at the Town Moor track. Newtown Anner Stud's homebred, who registered a 10-length tally at Thirsk in her penultimate start, bounded along behind a steady tempo and raced third through the initial fractions. Taking closer order once past...

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Daughter of Omaha Beach Earns Diploma at Del Mar

4th-Del Mar, $84,500, Msw, 9-10, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:04.77, ft, 1/2 length. SANDY BOTTOM (f, 2, Omaha Beach--Starlit Daydream, by Can the Man) went off the 3-1 second choice following a string of sharp morning moves, including the latest a bullet :46.80 (1/92) drill at Del Mar Sept. 3. Losing a step or two after bumping at the start, the filly was soon hustled to the front, carving out a :21.92 opening quarter. Stilling running strong turning for home, Sandy Bottom had enough left in reserve to hold off...

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Too Darn Hot's Bauhinia A New 'TDN Rising Star' In France

Godolphin's G1 Prix Marcel Boussac nominee Bauhinia (Ire) (Too Darn Hot {GB}--Desert Blossom {Ire}, by Shamardal) justified that lofty entry and earned a 'TDN Rising Star' rosette with a taking debut display in Thursday's Prix de la Cascade at ParisLongchamp. Racing a shade keenly under a firm grip through halfway in this one-mile debutantes' test, the 23-10 favourite loomed large hard on the steel passing the quarter-mile marker and quickened stylishly under mild coaxing once seizing control approaching the final furlong to easily account for Cetera (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) by...

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Carolina Reaper Too Hot For Baden-Baden Rivals, Third Group Winner For Too Darn Hot

Gallop Racing's G3 Sweet Solera S. fifth Carolina Reaper (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}--Dark Promise {GB}, by Shamardal) lined up as the 9-5 favourite for Wednesday's 150th Renate & Albrecht Woeste Zukunfts-Rennen at Baden-Baden, Germany's first juvenile Group-race contest of the year, and became the third pattern-race winner for her freshman sire (by Dubawi {Ire}) with a last-gasp triumph in the seven-furlong Iffezheim feature. The March-foaled bay had earlier registered a sixth over the same trip in Royal Ascot's Listed Chesham S., before breaking through at Newmarket in her penultimate...

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Calyx's Eben Shaddad Powers to TDN Rising Stardom At Newmarket

Unflustered by a series of delays before the start of Saturday's JenningsBet British EBF Novice S. at Newmarket, John and Thady Gosden trainee Eben Shaddad (Calyx {GB}--Galileo's Lady, by Galileo {Ire}) returned home with a 'TDN Rising Star' rosette after producing a scintillating display in the six-furlong contest. Let go at generous odds of 4-1, the eventual winner tracked the leaders in fourth after the initial exchanges of this unveiling. Making smooth headway into contention once past halfway, he quickened in style to seize control approaching the final furlong and...

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Too Darn Hot's Darnation Too Good In The Prestige

Newtown Anner Stud's homebred Darnation (Ire) (Too Darn Hot {GB}--Monday Monday {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) improved off a debut third at Haydock to post an impressive 10-length tally over the same seven-furlong distance at Thirsk last month and made a smooth transition upped to pattern-race level with a game tally in Saturday's G3 William Hill Prestige Fillies' S. at Goodwood. Positioned in a stalking second after a smart getaway, the 5-2 favourite fanned wide with the field off the home turn and kept on relentlessly under a drive inside the...

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Stallion News: Kevin Blake And Jack Cantillon Buy Smart Sprinter Bouttemont

Kevin Blake and Jack Cantillon have secured French sprinter Bouttemont (Ire), who they are targeting at a rare Group 1 double in the Flying Five and Prix de l'Abbaye, before standing the highly-rated son of Acclamation (GB) in Ireland.  Bouttemont will see out his career with current trainer Yann Barberot and will race in the colours of Syndicates.Racing, the successful ownership group which is headed by Cantillon.  A number of packages that include racing and breeding rights are available in the Group 3 winner with Blake describing the opportunity to...

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Freshman Sire Divisidero Gets Off the Mark at Presque Isle

5th-Presque Isle Downs, $29,900, Msw, 8-23, 2yo, 5 1/2f (AWT), 1:04.41, ft, 1 1/2 lengths. VOTE NO (g, 2, Divisidero--Sistas Ready, by More Than Ready) became the first winner for his Airdrie Stud-based freshman sire (by Kitten's Joy) with this debut win. The 5-2 chance forced the issue in an outside third, set his sights on the leader on the far turn and powered clear in the stretch to graduate by 1 1/2 lengths. Sales history: $7,500 Ylg '22 KEEJAN; $11,000 Ylg '22 OBSOCT; $50,000 2yo '23 OBSOPN. Lifetime Record:...

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Maximus Mischief Gets First Stakes Winner In Gulfstream's Sharp Susan S.

Let Them Watch kept her undefeated record intact while providing her freshman sire (by Into Mischief) with his first stakes winner Sunday. A 6 1/4-length maiden winner when unveiled against Florida-breds over the Gulfstream main track July 7, the bay earned favoritism again at 4-5 for her jump into stakes company. Keeping pressure up front on leader Avellino (Adios Charlie), Let Them Watch was content to sit second only momentarily and, once given her head, quickly picked up her pace to strike the front two furlongs from the money. With...

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