May 7, 2022 - ASCOT, Race 3, Alw, GBP £15,000, 5.0F, .0000

Noble Style (GB), C, 2, 2020 by Kingman (GB)

1st Dam: Eartha Kitt (GB) (SW & GSP-Eng), by Pivotal (GB)
2nd Dam: Ceiling Kitty (GB), by Red Clubs (Ire)
3rd Dam: Baldovina (GB), by Tale of the Cat

Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Chasemore Farm (GB)
Trainer: Charlie Appleby

Ascot's five-furlong Jemima Howden Novice S. looked a likely race to produce an exciting prospect on paper on Saturday and that proved to be the case as Godolphin's newcomer Noble Style (GB) (Kingman {GB}-Eartha Kitt {GB}) dashed to TDN Rising Stardom. Sent off the 6-4 favourite under James Doyle, the 525,000gns Book 1 graduate travelled with elan behind the leading duo and when delivered to tackle Walbank (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) with 150 yards remaining surged by for a 1 3/4-length success. There was a further three-length margin back to the long-time leader Redemption Time (GB) (Harry Angel {Ire}), who brought racing experience into the mix but was left behind as the expensive Tattersalls purchases drove on.

Noble Style is the first juvenile runner of 2022 for Charlie Appleby, who has now won this three times in five years with newcomers. The March-foaled bay is the second of two foals produced by Pivotal's speedy Listed Boadicea S. winner and G3 Summer S. third bred by Andrew Black's Chasemore Farm. The 23rd TDN Rising Star for Juddmonte's sire sensation, he has Royal Ascot written all over him. The second dam is the G2 Queen Mary S. winner Ceiling Kitty (GB) (Red Clubs {Ire}), who after producing Eartha Kitt tragically died foaling Arthur Kitt (GB) (Camelot {GB}) before that colt went on to capture the Royal meeting's Listed Chesham S. amid emotional scenes.

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