September 25, 2022 - YARMOUTH, Race 2, Msw, GBP £9,000, 7.0F, .0000

Knight (Ire), C, 2, 2020 by Mehmas (Ire)

1st Dam: Fidaaha (Ire), by New Approach (Ire)
2nd Dam: Ceist Eile (Ire), by Noverre
3rd Dam: Sharafanya (Ire), by Zafonic

Owner: KHK Racing
Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud (Ire)
Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford

KHK Racing's stellar September continued on Sunday as the Simon and Ed Crisford-trained Knight (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}-Fidaaha {Ire}, by New Approach {Ire}) stormed to success at Yarmouth to become the latest of the TDN Rising Star juveniles of 2022. Always travelling strongly in second for Cameron Noble after a tardy break in this seven-furlong Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 "Newcomers" Maiden S., the 11-2 shot took command three out and was busy surging clear a furlong later. Chased by the EUR370,000 Arqana Deauville August graduate Irregular Warfare (Fr) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}) in the closing stages, the full-brother to Malavath (Ire) kept him at bay to score by two lengths, with another 3 3/4 lengths back to the Gosdens' strongly-supported 6-4 favourite Rajasthan (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) in third.

"They went quite steady and the leader took me as far as he could, but ideally I needed something to take me further as he's still quite raw," Noble said of the sire's first TDN Rising Star. "He's a nice individual and I'd say he wouldn't want it too much quicker than that. He could be anything-he did that smartly considering he is quite green."

Knight, who cost 210,000gns at the Book 2 Sale, is the second foal out of the Shadwell cast-off whose first was the aforementioned Malavath, winner of the G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte and G3 Prix Imprudence and runner-up in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Fidaaha is a full-sister to Ceisteach (Ire), who captured the GIII Robert G. Dick Memorial S., and a half to Steip Amach (Ire) (Vocalised) who annexed the G3 Killavullan S. and G3 Amethyst S. before finishing third in the G1 Prix Rothschild and G1 Prix Jean Romanet. Her filly by Cotai Glory (GB) sells as lot 459 from Tally-Ho Stud at the Goffs Orby Sale on Wednesday, while she also has a foal full-brother to the winner and Malavath.

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