September 15, 2022 - AYR, Race 2, Alw, GBP £8,000, 8.0F, .0000

Hi Royal (Ire), C, 2, 2020 by Kodiac (GB)

1st Dam: Majestic Roi (G1SW-Eng, GSP-Fr, $346,585), by Street Cry (Ire)
2nd Dam: L'Extra Honor, by Hero's Honor
3rd Dam: L'Extravagante, by Le Fabuleux

Owner: Jaber Abdullah
Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited (Ire)
Trainer: Kevin Ryan

There was much promise in the debut effort of Jaber Abdullah's Hi Royal (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}-Majestic Roi, by Street Cry {Ire}) when third in York's competitive Convivial Maiden Aug. 19, and the homebred duly took another impressive step forward in Friday's Phoenix Wealth Solutions EBF Novice S. at Ayr to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status.

Upped to a mile having finished close behind Godolphin's Desert Order (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and the day's Yarmouth scorer Glenfinnan (Ire) (Harry Angel {Ire}) when trading at 50-1 at the Ebor Festival, the son of the owner-breeder's G1 Sun Chariot S. and G3 Fred Darling S. winner was placed towards the fore from the outset by Kevin Stott. In front three out, the Kevin Ryan-trained bay stayed on powerfully to justify even-money favouritism by 2 1/2 lengths from the Hugo Palmer-trained newcomer Power Of Gold (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}), with a head back to the Richard Fahey runner Reidh (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) in third.

"He's a lovely horse who we've always liked," His trainer commented. "I think he's a horse for next year-Stotty said there he wasn't even hitting top gear and he couldn't pull him up, so I could possibly see him staying 10 furlongs next year. He has a great mind and temperament and is a very easy horse to deal with. He's a big horse and we're really looking forward to him in the future."

The winner, who is the fifth 'TDN Rising Star' for his sire, is currently the last known foal out of the dam whose best progeny to date is the triple Group 3 scorer and G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas)-placed Noor Al Hawa (Fr) (Makfi {GB}), who was the Qatar Derby hero in a country where he excelled. Also responsible for the German listed-placed Majestic Jasmine (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}), she is a half to three stakes performers headed by the group 3 winner Black Spirit (Black Minnaloushe) from the dynasty of the Canadian champions L'Enjoleur, La Voyageuse and Medaille d'Or.

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