May 18, 2024 - DONCASTER, Race 4, Alw, GBP £8,000, 6.0F, .0000

Kind of Blue (GB), C, 3, 2021 by Blue Point (Ire)

1st Dam: Blues Sister (GB), by Compton Place (GB)
2nd Dam: Persario (GB), by Bishop of Cashel (GB)
3rd Dam: Barford Lady (GB), by Stanford (Ire)

Owner: Michelle Morris & Jan & Peter Hopper
Breeder: Mr & Mrs M Morris, Mr & Mrs P Hopper (GB)
Trainer: James Fanshawe

Impressive on debut at Kempton earlier this month, Michelle Morris and Jan and Peter Hopper's homebred Kind Of Blue (GB) (Blue Point {Ire}–Blues Sister {GB}, by Compton Place {GB}) defied a penalty to earn TDN Rising Star status at Doncaster on Saturday evening. Keen early under Danny Muscutt's restraint behind the leader Ananda (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the card's six-furlong novice won in 2018 by future sprinting bigwig Equilateral (GB) (Equiano {Fr}), the 11-4 second favourite was the only one able to live with that 2-1 market leader. Arriving at his side a furlong out, the James Fanshawe-trained G1 Commonwealth Cup entry swamped him from there for an emphatic 2 1/2-length success.

Kind Of Blue's unraced dam, whose 2-year-old colt by Starspangledbanner (Aus) was a 170,000gns purchase by Tony Head at the recent Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up, is as her name suggests a full-sibling of the stable's G2 British Champions Sprint S. hero Deacon Blues (GB). She is also a half to another who captured that prize for the stable, this time after it had been promoted to group 1 status, in the former Pegasus Stables' stalwart The Tin Man (GB) (Equiano {Fr}). He also annexed the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. and G1 Haydock Sprint Cup and like all the family progressed markedly with age and experience.

The third dam Barford Lady (GB) (Stanford {Ire}) produced the sire Warningford (GB) (Warning {GB}), who also excelled for this yard in winning three renewals of the Leicestershire S. when it held group 3 status and who was also third in the G1 Prix de la Foret.


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