TDN RISING STARS

October 16, 2019 - Saint-Cloud, Race 3, Mdn, EUR €27,000, 8f, 111.0400, 2yo

Ocean Atlantique, C, 2, 2017 by American Pharoah

1st Dam: Tare Green, by Giant's Causeway
2nd Dam: Dissemble (GB), by Ahonoora (GB)
3rd Dam: Kerali (GB), by High Line (GB)

Owner: Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor
Breeder: Indian Creek (KY)
Trainer: Andre Fabre

Ocean Atlantique (American Pharoah) bettered a $275,000 tag at last year's Keeneland September sale when knocked down for a sale-topping 1.1-million at Arqana's May Breeze-Up sale and shaped with promise in his Sept. 18 debut tackling one mile at Saint-Cloud last time. Confronted by eight in his return over the same course and distance Wednesday, the bay went postward with market confidence and returned as a new TDN Rising Star after dominating overmatched rivals in emphatic style. The 7-10 favourite was sharply into stride and seized immediate control. Holding sway throughought, he was nudged along soon after turning for home and lengthened ever clear under mild coaxing in the closing stages to dismiss Sexy Man (Ger) (Reliable Man {GB}) by an impressive eight lengths, becoming the 16th winner for his freshman sire (by Pioneerof the Nile).

Ocean Atlantique is the second scorer from three runners produced by an unraced half-sister to three black-type winners headed by MGISW sire Leroidesanimaux (Brz) (Candy Stripes) and G1SW sire Uapybro (Brz) (Blush Rambler). The April-foaled bay is kin to a yearling colt by Quality Road and a colt foal by Unions Rags and his dam Tare Green (Giant's Causeway) was bred back to Union Rags this year. His second dam Dissemble (GB) (Ahonoora {GB}) is an unraced half-sister to storied blue hen Hasili (Ire) (Kahyasi {Ire}) and to the dams of G1 Pretty Polly S. heroine Promising Lead (GB) (Danehill) and MGSW sire Three Valleys (Diesis {GB}).

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