TDN RISING STARS

August 22, 2021 - DEAUVILLE, Race 1, Mdn, EUR €27,000, 8f, 106.3900

Good Too (Fr), C, 2, 2019 by Ectot (GB)

1st Dam: Netsuke (Ire), by Aragorn (Ire)
2nd Dam: Notting Hill (Brz), by Jules
3rd Dam: Light Lida, by Alleged

Owner: Al Shaqab Racing
Breeder: Mme Elisabeth Ribard (Fr)
Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget

Following on from a flurry of Rising Star awards in Ireland and Stateside overnight, Al Shaqab Racing's 2-year-old colt Good Too (Fr) (Ectot {GB}) joined the esteemed ranks with an impressive performance in Sunday's Prix de Montaigu at Deauville. Steadied off the pace in fifth after a sharp getaway in this one-mile newcomers' test, the 17-10 favourite made eyecatching headway on the bridle in the straight to challenge out wide with 300 metres remaining and displayed an impressive turn of foot once taking control at the furlong marker to easily outclass Yoozuna (Ire) (Kizuna {Jpn}) by 2 1/2 lengths in taking fashion, becoming the second winner for his freshman sire (by Hurricane Run {Ire}).

"We've been thinking, for quite some time, that this is a very nice horse," said trainer Jean-Claude Rouget. "He had been working extremely well and he won that very nicely indeed. I feel he has great potential and, as I usually do, he will be lightly raced this year. He may have one or two more starts this year to give him some additional experience."

Good Too, a half-brother to Listed Prix des Jouvenceaux et des Jouvencelles runner-up Nunzia (Fr) (Epaulette {Aus}), is the second of two foals produced by Netsuke (Ire) (Aragorn {Ire}), herself a dual-winning full-sister to G2 Duque de Caxias victrix and G1 Organizacao Sulamericana de Fomento ao Puro Sangue de Corrida runner-up Notting Tomorrow. Notting Tomorrow, in turn, is the dam of G1 Matias Machline hero Jackson Pollock (Brz) (Kodiak Cowboy). The April-foaled bay's second dam is MGSW GI John C. Mabee H. and G1 Grande Premio Linneo de Paula Machado placegetter Notting Hill (Brz) (Jules), herself kin to G3 Grande Premio Adhemar de Faria e Roberto Gabizo de Faria victor Prince of Wales (Brz) (Ghadeer {Fr}) and Listed Octavio du Pont winner L'Escapade (Brz) (Aksar). The latter has four black-type winners to her credit, headed by G3 Grande Premio Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro victor and G1 Gran Premio Latinoamericano runner-up Leao de Prata (Brz) (Crimson Tide {Ire}).

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