Tepin's Brother Back On Show In Ireland


Harvard is a half-brother to Tepin (pictured) | Coady Photography

1.30 Gowran Park, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, 8fT
Aidan O'Brien trainee HARVARD (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), who is kin to MGISW GI Breeders' Cup Mile and G1 Queen Anne S. heroine Tepin (Bernstein) and MGSW GI Wood Memorial and GI Forego S. third Vyjack (Into Mischief), shaped with a deal of promise when a close-up fourth tackling seven furlongs at Leopardstown on debut last month and gets a second chance to shed maiden status upped in trip for this one. His opposition features Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's hitherto unraced Wuqood (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), a Dermot Weld-trained son of MGSW G1 Epsom Oaks runner-up and former Rosehill incumbent Tarfasha (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}); and Sun Bloodstock's fellow debutant Liffey River (Fr) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), who is a €380,000 off-piste buy out of last year's Arqana August fixture and a full-brother to G1 Irish 2000 Guineas, G1 Prix Jean Prat and G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest placegetter Lope Y Fernandez (Ire), representing Joseph O'Brien.

4.05 Wolverhampton, Mdn, £6,400, 2yo, 8f 142y (AWT)
Mohammed Obaida's KING FRANKEL (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) is a 280,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 son of G1 Fillies' Mile third You'll Be Mine (Kingmambo) and thus a full-brother to MGSW G1 Irish Champion S. and G1 Ranvet S. placegetter Eminent (Ire). One of two contenders from the Mark Johnston stable, his rivals include King Power Racing's fellow newcomer Summer Power (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}), a Tim Easterby-trained half-brother to dual stakes-winning MGSP G2 Dante S. runner-up Mildenberger (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}).

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