June 28, 2019 - Newmarket, Race 2, Msw, GBP £8,000, 6.0F, .0000

Ultra Violet (GB), F, 2, 2017 by Gleneagles (Ire)

1st Dam: Rive Gauche (GB), by Fastnet Rock (Aus)
2nd Dam: Raysiza (Ire), by Alzao
3rd Dam: Raysiya (Ire), by Cure the Blues

Owner: Sheikh Hamed Dalmook Al Maktoum
Breeder: Christopher Humber
Trainer: Ed Vaughan

Having cost just 55,000gns at Tattersalls October Book 2, Sheikh Hamed Dalmook Al Maktoum’s Ultra Violet (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}) was not supposed to be pulling up trees as she appeared on Newmarket’s July Course as a 10-1 shot for the Techtrak British EBF Maiden Fillies’ S. What occurred over the next 73 seconds after she dawdled out of the stalls was a show of undeniable class as the Ed Vaughan trainee slammed her rivals by upwards of eight lengths over six furlongs to earn TDN Rising Star status. Keen initially after her tardy break, the bay stayed on the stand’s rail and despite showing understandable greenness on debut met the rising ground with a flourish that decided the contest a furlong from home. Rushing uphill to the line, she had demolished the hanging Game and Set (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}), with Airbrush (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) another 1 3/4 lengths away in third. “She finished off better than I expected,� Vaughan said. “She’s not the biggest filly in the world, but she handled the track well and is a hardy lady who eats well so the [G2] Duchess of Cambridge [S. July 12] is on the radar. She is so straightforward and had a good experience there, so why not?�

Ultra Violet is the first foal out of Rive Gauche (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), who was a winner over a mile before proving short of listed-class despite several tries in that category for trainer William Haggas. She was a daughter of the listed winner Raysiza (Ire) (Alzao), who produced the Slovak Horse of the year and multiple champion Ryan (Ire) (Generous {Ire}) and the G3 Firth of Clyde S. third Highland Daughter (Ire) (Kyllachy {GB}). The latter threw Highland Beat (Aus) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), who was a stakes winner and multiple group-placed in Australia, while this is also the family of the Hong Kong Derby hero Salford Mill (Ire) (Peintre Celebre), the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and G1 Prix Jean Prat runner-up Shifting Power (GB) (Compton Place {GB}) and G1 Prix de l’Opera scorer Kinnaird (Ire) (Dr Devious {Ire}). Rive Gauche’s yearling filly by Kingman (GB) was knocked down to G H Bloodstock for 120,000gns at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale.

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