October 23, 2018 - GOWRAN PARK, Race 1, Msw, EUR €12,000, 7.0F, .0000

Chablis (Ire), F, 2, 2016 by Galileo (Ire)

1st Dam: Vadawina (Ire) (G1SW-Fr, $267,195), by Unfuwain
2nd Dam: Vadaza, by Zafonic
3rd Dam: Vadlamixa (Fr), by Linamix (Fr)

Owner: Susan Magnier & John C. Oxley
Breeder: Barronstown Stud (Ire)
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

The most favoured of Aidan O’Brien’s three entries yet allowed off at a generous 8-1, Susan Magnier and John Oxley’s hitherto untried Chablis (Ire)(Galileo {Ire}) rewarded her supporters with a taking performance to earn ‘TDN Rising Star’ status in her Gowran Park unveiling Tuesday. Recovering from a tardy exit to race in a handy seventh along the fence until stirred into action off the home turn, she made continued headway in the straight and kept on strongly for whipless coaxing once quickening to the fore passing the eighth pole to deny Peruvian Lily (Fr) (Mayson {GB}) by 3/4-of-a-length. “I had a good draw [in gate three] and over seven furlongs here it’s a huge help,� explained winning rider Wayne Lordan. “I was able to travel around well and when I got out she picked up and went to the line in good style. She’s a well-bred filly, she’s a filly that will stay and it was a nice performance.� The bay is the latest of nine foals and the seventh winner from as many runners produced by G1 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Vadawina (Ire) (Unfuwain), and she is a full-sister to G3 Tyros S. victor and G1 Racing Post Trophy third The Pentagon (Ire). The 1.55-million guineas Tattersalls October yearling is also kin to G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris hero and G1 Gran Premio di Milano third Vadamar (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}), MGSP Listed Prix Isonomy victress Vedouma (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}) and G3 Prix des Chenes runner-up Vedevani (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}). Vadawina, herself a half-sister to four black-type performers headed by G1 Prix Saint-Alary victress Vazira (Fr) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), is out of a dual-stakes placed half-sister to MG1SW sire Valixir (Ire) (Trempolino) and dual stakes scorer Celebre Vadala (Fr) (Peintre Celebre), who in turn is the dam of G1 Prix du Moulin hero Vadamos (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}), from a family featuring GI Breeders’ Cup Mile-winning sire Val Royal (Fr) (Royal Academy).

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