TDN Rising Star Ylang Ylang Makes All For Impressive Silver Flash Success

Ylang Ylang winning Thursday's G3 Silver Flash S. | racingfotos.com


Aidan O'Brien trainee Ylang Ylang (GB) (Frankel {GB}–Shambolic {Ire}, by Shamardal), who made all for a 'TDN Rising Star' rosette with an impressive 2 3/4-length debut tally tackling seven furlongs at the Curragh in her only prior start, maintained her perfect record with a carbon-copy performance in Thursday's G3 Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash S. at Leopardstown.

The prohibitively priced 1-4 favourite was slick from the inside gate and seized an early two length advantage in this black-type bow. Untroubled through halfway, she was shaken up with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining and kept on powerfully under urging in the closing stages to comfortably hold Vespertillo (Fr) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) by 1 1/2 lengths. She extends O'Brien's record in the seven-furlong contest to an unmatched 13.

“She had a good draw, so obviously Ryan [Moore] used it again, and the next day we'll take our time with her,” the trainer revealed. “She hit the gates the first day she ran and Ryan did the right thing. Today she had the draw and she did the same thing. He said she was probably doing plenty for him in front and he gave her a beautiful ride. We're delighted, Ryan was very happy with her and he said she ran straight through the line. She's a very low mover and he felt that the ground was a little bit deep, but he was very happy with her. Hopefully now it'll be the [G2] Debutante before the [G1] Moyglare and we'll let her sit in and relax. She's very genuine, she tries very hard and wears her heart on her sleeve. Natural is a good way to describe her.”

Pedigree Notes

Ylang Ylang, a 1.5-million guineas Tattersalls Book 1 graduate, is the first of three foals out of Listed Pretty Polly S., Listed Height Of Fashion S. and Listed Chalice S. placegetter Shambolic (Ire) (Shamardal). The March-foaled bay's dam, who has also produced a yearling colt by Kingman (GB) and a weanling filly by Siyouni (Fr), is a half-sister to dual G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup-winning multiple Hong Kong champion Comic Strip (GB) (Marju {Ire}) and GI Flower Bowl Invitational and GI Diana S. heroine Laughing (Ire) (Dansili {GB}). Shambolic is also a half-sister to the unraced Blinking (GB) (Marju {Ire}), whose descendants include stakes-winning G3 Lillie Langtry S. third Twitch (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}), stakes-winning G3 Premio Dormello third Romsey (GB) (Mukhadram {GB}) and G3 Sweet Solera S. third Mottisfont (Ire) (Adaay {Ire}).


Thursday, Leopardstown, Ireland
JOCKEY CLUB OF TURKEY SILVER FLASH S.-G3, €50,000, Leopardstown, 7-27, 2yo, f, 7f 20yT, 1:31.92, sf.
1–YLANG YLANG (GB), 128, f, 2, by Frankel (GB)
1st Dam: Shambolic (Ire) (MSP-Eng), by Shamardal
2nd Dam: Comic (Ire), by Be My Chief
3rd Dam: Circus Act (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (1,500,000gns Ylg '22 TATOCT). O-Magnier, Tabor, Smith, Brant & Westerberg; B-Newsells Park Stud & Merry Fox Stud (GB); T-Aidan O'Brien; J-Ryan Moore. €30,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $46,078. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Vespertilio (Fr), 128, f, 2, Night Of Thunder (Ire)–Prudente (Fr), by Dansili (GB). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€320,000 Ylg '22 ARAUG). O-Al Shira'aa Farms; B-Ecurie des Monceaux & Skymarc Farm Inc (FR); T-Willie McCreery. €10,000.
3–Mysteries (Ire), 128, f, 2, No Nay Never–Hand On Heart (Ire), by Mastercraftsman (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd, Mrs J Magnier & Mrs M V Magnier; B-Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd (IRE); T-Donnacha O'Brien. €5,000.
Margins: 1HF, 2 1/4, 3 1/4. Odds: 0.25, 18.00, 4.50.
Also Ran: Nemonte (Ire), Rush Queen (Ire), Lady Craftsman (Ire).

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Copy Article Link

Liked this article? Read more like this.

  1. Good Magic's Dornoch Proves Gamest In Remsen Thriller
  2. 'Rising Star' My Prankster To Stand At West Virginia's O'Sullivan Farms For 2024
  3. One in a Mullion: Full-Brother to Mandaloun 'Looks Like a Carter-Met Mile Type of Horse'
  4. Dec. 2 Insights: $1M Son of City of Light Looks to Shine in Big Apple
  5. Corniche's Half-Sister Llorona Effortless At Del Mar, Now A 'TDN Rising Star'

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.