TDN RISING STARS

September 5, 2020 - ASCOT, Race 2, Alw, GBP £10,000, 7.9F, 104.7100

Love Is You (Ire), F, 2, 2018 by Kingman (GB)

1st Dam: Fallen For You (GB) (Hwt. 3yo Filly-Eng at 7-9 1/2f, G1SW-Eng, $286,833), by Dansili (GB)
2nd Dam: Fallen Star (GB), by Brief Truce
3rd Dam: Rise And Fall (GB), by Mill Reef

Owner: Normandie Stud Ltd
Breeder: Normandie Stud (Ire)
Trainer: Roger Charlton

TDN Rising Stars kept coming at Ascot on Saturday, with Normandie Stud's newcomer Love Is You (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) swooping to take the well-contested Moet & Chandon British EBF Fillies' Novice S. over a mile at the Berkshire venue. A daughter of Fallen For You (GB) (Dansili {GB}), who had her finest hour over this course and distance when winning the 2012 G1 Coronation S., the homebred half-sister to last year's G2 Hungerford S. winner Glorious Journey (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) was held up early at the back by Jason Watson. Looking set for minor honours only as the 6-5 market-leader Monsoon Moon (GB) (Kingman {GB}) loomed with menace on the home turn, the 3-1 second favourite instead delivered a flourish as that half-sister to last year's G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) began to fade in the closing stages. It was Godolphin's prior winner Last Sunset (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) who looked to have edged it, but Love Is You was flying out wide and grabbed her in the final strides for a neck success, with Monsoon Moon eventually 1 1/4 lengths behind in third.

"She will have learnt plenty from that," trainer Roger Charlton said of the G1 Fillies' Mile entry. "She was very relaxed early on and I was concerned the game was up when the favourite cruised up, but she picked up well and her last furlong was her best. I think it was quite a decent field and the favourite will also improve a lot, as she looked to get tired. They are nice fillies and she won going away. I entered her in her group 1 three days ago, as she's been pleasing us."

Aside from winning the Coronation, Fallen For You was also second in the G2 May Hill S. as a juvenile and her second foal Glorious Journey was purchased for 2.6million gns at the 2016 Tattersalls October Sale Book 1. He went on to win the G2 Al Fahidi Fort, G3 Prix Daphnis and G3 Prix la Rochette as well as the aforementioned Hungerford, GSW-UAE, GSW-Eng, MGSW-Fr, $473,188. The second dam Fallen Star (GB) (Brief Truce) captured the Listed Silver Trophy and was runner-up in the G3 Premio Sergio Cumani before also producing the Listed Heron S. winner Fallen Idol (GB) (Pivotal {GB}). Also the ancestress of the G3 Prix de Flore winner Loving Things (GB) by Pivotal, she is kin to the G1 Lockinge S. hero Fly To the Stars (GB) (Bluebird) and National Day (Ire) (Barathea {Ire}) who produced the G2 German 2000 Guineas scorer Peace At Last (Ire) (Oasis Dream {Ire}). Also connected to the G1 Levin Classic hero Age of Fire (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), Fallen For You's unraced 3-year-old colt Turquoise Kingdom (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) was sold for 500,000gns at the Book 1 Sale, while she also has a foal full-sister to Love Is You to come.

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