September 2, 2021 - LONGCHAMP, Race 2, Mdn, EUR €0, , .0000

Chancellery (Ire), C, 2, 2019 by Medaglia d'Oro

1st Dam: Shelbysmile (SW-Can, $166,981), by Smart Strike
2nd Dam: Sultana, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Sierra Madre (Fr), by Baillamont

Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: SF Bloodstock SC (Ire)
Trainer: Andre Fabre

Godolphin's Arqana Breeze-Up@Doncaster ?675,000 sale topper Chancellery (Ire) (Medaglia d'Oro) was all the rage for Thursday's Prix de Fontenoy at ParisLongchamp and justified odds-on favouritism in the one-mile newcomers' test to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status with an impressive debut performance. The 7-10 pick shuffled for early positioning and found a slot stalking the pace in second by halfway. Looming large on the bridle approaching the quarter-mile marker, he was comfortably on top with 250 metres remaining and powered clear under minimal coaxing before gearing down to easily outclass Woozle (Ger) (Areion {Ger}) by 2 1/2 lengths.

Chancellery is the first of three foals produced by Listed River Memories S. winner Shelbysmile (Smart Strike), who was purchased by Mags O'Toole, on behalf of Lynn Lodge Stud, for 275,000gns at Tattersalls December in 2019. She is a half-sister to G2 Al Fahidi Fort victor Derbaas (Seeking the Gold), G3 Jebel Ali Mile scorer Chiefdom (The Factor) and to the dam of GIII Dowager S. victrix Blame Debbie (Blame). The March foaled-dark bay is kin to a yearling colt by Lope de Vega (Ire) and a weanling filly by Dark Angel (Ire). His second dam Sultana (Storm Cat) is a winning full-sister to MG1SW European champion Aljabr out of G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and G1 Prix Vermeille heroine Sierra Madre (Fr) (Baillamont).

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