August 27, 2021 - Newmarket, Race 1, Alw, GBP £9,000, 7.0F, .0000

Silk Romance (Ire), F, 2, 2019 by Shamardal

1st Dam: Lyric of Light (GB) (G1SW-Eng, $212,991), by Street Cry (Ire)
2nd Dam: Suez (GB), by Green Desert
3rd Dam: Repeat Warning (GB), by Warning (GB)

Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Godolphin (Ire)
Trainer: Charlie Appleby

Godolphin's homebred 2-year-old filly Silk Romance (Ire) (Shamardal) encountered the racewise Tinderbox (GB) (Farhh {GB}), another Godolphin representative, when an Aug. 11 debut second tackling seven furlongs at Kempton in her only prior start and went postward with the weight of odds-on favouritism for Friday's MansionBet Proud To Support British Racing Fillies' Novice S. returning over the same trip at on turf bow at Newmarket. Positioned on the front end after an alert getaway, the 4-6 pick was shaken up to claim a decisive advantage approaching the final furlong and powered clear of toiling rivals on the climb to the line, earning 'TDN Rising Star' status with an impressive 5 1/2-length defeat of Stellar Queen (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}).

"She has naturally come forward for that first run at Kempton and I was pleased with the performance there today," said trainer Charlie Appleby. "William [Buick] was very pleased with the performance too, he felt she is now ready to step up to black-type company and I think something like the [Sept. 24 G2] Rockfel [at Newmarket's Rowley Mile course] will be a potential target for her. It will be interesting to see how the Kempton winner [Tinderbox] gets on in the [G3] Prestige at Goodwood tomorrow."

Silk Romance is the fifth of six foals and fourth scorer produced by G1 Fillies' Mile heroine Lyric of Light (GB) (Street Cry {Ire}), herself the leading performer out of Listed Dick Poole Fillies' S. victrix and G1 Cheveley Park S. runner-up Suez (GB) (Green Desert). The March-foaled homebred bay is a half-sister to G3 Sandown Classic Trial third Bright Melody (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and a weanling colt by Gleneagles (Ire). Her fourth dam is MGSW matriarch Reprocolor (GB) (Jimmy Reppin {GB}).

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