TDN RISING STARS

October 30, 2020 - NEWCASTLE, Race 6, Msw, GBP £5,300, 8.0F, .0000

Sea Empress (Ire), F, 2, 2018 by Sea the Stars (Ire)

1st Dam: Tayma (Ire), by Exceed and Excel (Aus)
2nd Dam: Bergamask, by Kingmambo
3rd Dam: Adonesque (Ire), by Sadler's Wells

Owner: Sunderland Holdings Inc
Breeder: Sunderland Holdings Inc (Ire)
Trainer: William Haggas

Friday evening's Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Maiden Fillies' S. at Newcastle looked on paper a potential Classic pointer and the mile contest may have produced at least one exciting prospect for 2021 as Sea Empress (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) earned TDN Rising Star status in the famed Sunderland Holding silks. Slowly away and keen initially before settling under cover towards the rear, the William Haggas-trained chestnut from the immediate family of Buratino (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) made a smooth forward move under Cieren Fallon to take command with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining. Chased by the highly-regarded 2-1 favourite Teona (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) from there, the 13-2 shot was coaxed to the line for a comfortable length success, with 5 1/2 lengths back to Nushafreen (GB) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) in third. "She did that very well and picked up really nicely-as soon as she hit the front, she pricked her ears a little bit but hit the line very strong and I couldn't pull her up. She gave me a really nice feel and is probably one of the nicest fillies I've sat on."

Sea Empress' dam Tayma (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) is a Godolphin cast-off who was bought by the Tsuis for 170,000gns at the 2015 Tattersalls December Mares Sale. By that time, her high-class 2-year-old full-brother Buratino had won the G2 Coventry S. and placed in the G1 Middle Park S. and G1 Phoenix S. The listed-placed second dam Bergamask (Kingmambo) is a daughter of Adonesque (Ire) (Sadler's Wells), who captured the Blue Wind S. when it carried listed status and was third in the G3 Meld S. She is a half-sister to the G1 Phoenix S. and G1 National S. winner and leading sire Danehill Dancer (Ire). Tayma's yearling is a full-sister to Sea Empress.

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