TDN RISING STARS

August 8, 2021 - DEAUVILLE, Race 3, Mdn, EUR €0, 7 1/2f, 97.3900

Raclette (GB), F, 2, 2019 by Frankel (GB)

1st Dam: Emollient (MGISW-US, $1,350,400), by Empire Maker
2nd Dam: Soothing Touch, by Touch Gold
3rd Dam: Glia, by A.P. Indy

Owner: Juddmonte
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB)
Trainer: Andre Fabre

Sent postward as the well-backed 21-10 favourite for Sunday's Prix Hipodromo de Chile (Prix des Marettes) at Deauville, Juddmonte's hitherto unraced Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) returned to the winner's circle with a 'TDN Rising Star' rosette after a taking performance in the 7 1/2-furlong debutantes' heat. The eventual winner broke in mid division and found a rhythm in rear through halfway. Nudged along in traffic once into the home straight, she quickened into contention approaching the final furlong and went through an array of gears in the closing stages to easily outpoint Subahiyah (Ire) (Le Havre {Ire}) by more than the winning margin of 3/4-of-a-length would imply.

"She has a lovely attitude, but was slightly green through the race and certainly has more to learn," said winning rider Mickael Barzalona. "She really impressed me with the manner in which she quickened in the straight. Hopefully, she will improve more and have a big future."

Raclette is the fourth of five foals and third scorer produced by four-time Grade I heroine Emollient (Empire Maker), herself a half-sister to GI Belmont S. and GI Florida Derby placegetter Hofburg (Tapit) and GII Hall of Fame S. third Courtier (Pioneerof the Nile). The April-foaled homebred bay, whose dam was bred to Into Mischief this year, is full to a yearling colt and a half to G2 Balanchine S. and G3 Naas Juvenile Fillies Sprint placegetter Peace Charter (GB) (War Front). Raclette's dual stakes-winning third dam Glia (A.P. Indy) is a daughter of MG1SW matriarch Coup de Genie (Mr. Prospector).

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