May 24, 2019 - HAYDOCK PARK, Race 2, Alw, GBP £10,000, 6.0F, 14.4500

Pierre Lapin (Ire), C, 2, 2017 by Cappella Sansevero (GB)

1st Dam: Beatrix Potter (Ire), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB)
2nd Dam: Great Joy (Ire), by Grand Lodge
3rd Dam: Cheese Soup, by Spectacular Bid

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum
Breeder: CBS Bloodstock
Trainer: Roger Varian

   Freshman sire Cappella Sansevero (GB)(Showcasing {GB}) had yet to hit the target with any of his 60-strong initial crop, but the Bridge House Stud resident got off the mark in sensational style when Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s 140,000gns Tattersalls’ October Book 1 purchase Pierre Lapin (Ire) bounded to ‘TDN Rising Stardom’ in Friday’s British Stallion Studs EBF Novice S. at Haydock. The even-money pick was steadied within range of the front rank and overcame an awkward moment crossing an early path in this debut. Making notable headway under cover once past halfway, he was squeezed for room approaching the quarter-mile marker and stamped his authority on the six-furlong contest once quickening to the fore with 150 yards remaining, powering clear unhindered in the closing stages to outclass Visible Charm (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) by a hugely impressive 3 1/2 lengths.
   Pierre Lapin becomes the third scorer for Beatrix Potter (Ire) (Cadeaux Genereux {GB}) and the bay is kin to G1 July Cup and G1 Sprint Cup hero Harry Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and a yearling filly by Dark Angel (Ire). Beatrix Potter is out of the stakes-placed Great Joy (Ire) (Grand Lodge) and thus a half to dual G1 Champions Mile-winning sire Xtension (Ire) (Xaar {GB}) and Listed Prix de Bonneval second A Huge Dream (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}), who in turn produced last term’s Listed Lansdown Fillies’ S. and Listed Polonia S. victress Mrs Gallagher (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). Beatrix Potter shares her unraced second dam Cheese Soup (Spectacular Bid) with G1 National S. runner-up and stakes-winning sire Wathab (Ire) (Cadeaux Genereux {GB}).

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