August 21, 2018 - DEAUVILLE, Race 3, Mdn, EUR €27,000, 8f, 105.7500, 2yo, c/g

Lone Peak (Fr), C, 2, 2016 by Lope de Vega (Ire)

1st Dam: Oh Beautiful (GB) (SW-Fr, $114,936), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Aricia (Ire), by Nashwan
3rd Dam: Rahaam, by Secreto

Owner: George Strawbridge
Breeder: George Strawbridge (Fr)
Trainer: Freddy Head

Lone Peak was hammered down to 2-1 favouritism at the tills for this newcomers’ test and did not disappoint his multitude of supporters with an emphatic display to earn ‘TDN Rising Star’ status. Breaking well to set the tone from flagfall, the homebred bay quickened smartly once shaken up off the home turn and powered clear in impressive fashion to triumph by seven lengths from In Favour (GB) (Frankel {GB}). “We’ve given him plenty of work and he is already a very professional horse,� said winning trainer Freddy Head. “He has shown up well at home in the mornings and won very well indeed. We haven’t made any specific plans and will take our time before deciding where to go next.� Half to a yearling filly and a colt foal by Kendargent (Fr), Lone Peak is the third foal and second scorer produced by Listed Prix Vulcain winner Oh Beautiful (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), herself kin to Listed Pontefract Castle S. victress and G3 Pinnacle S. runner-up Freedom’s Light (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and Listed Rose Bowl S. victor Face the Facts (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}). Oh Beautiful is out of a winning half-sister to MGSW G1 July Cup runner-up Cassandra Go (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}), herself the dam of G1 Irish 1000 Guineas, G1 Nassau S. and G1 Sun Chariot S. heroine Halfway to Heaven (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}), who in turn produced three black-type winners headed by MG1SW Irish highweight Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €13,500.

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