May 21, 2022 - YORK, Race 5, Alw, GBP £15,000, 6.0F, .0000

Bradsell (GB), C, 2, 2020 by Tasleet (GB)

1st Dam: Russian Punch (GB) (SW-Eng), by Archipenko
2nd Dam: Punch Drunk (GB), by Beat Hollow (GB)
3rd Dam: Bebe De Cham (GB), by Tragic Role

Owner: Primavera
Breeder: Mrs D. O'Brien (GB)
Trainer: Archie Watson

Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) was making his first start on Saturday and the word was out on the Archie Watson trainee, as he became the first 'TDN Rising Star' for his dual group-winning sire. Racing on the far side of the field, the 2-1 crowd's pick was always part of the early pace discussion less than a length off the leaders. Under a quiet ride from P.J. McDonald, he edged ahead a long way out and put his rivals to the sword by a visually impressive nine lengths without ever being asked a serious question to become the fourth winner for his first-season sire (by Showcasing {GB}), who was also placed multiple times at Group 1 level. Godolphin's Northcliff (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) emerged the best of the rest in second.

Originally offered by Bearstone Stud at the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale, the February foal brought 12,000gns from Highflyer Bloodstock and Harry Dunlop. He was re-offered by Mark Grant Racing at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale, bringing ?47,000 on a bid from Blandford Bloodstock in April.

A son of the listed winner Russian Punch, he is the fourth foal from his dam. Her latest offspring is a yearling colt by Ulysses (Ire), while her 2022 foal by Twilight Son (GB) died. This is the extended family of the G1 Phoenix S. runner-up Run to Jenny (Ire) (Runnett {GB}).

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