Too Darn Hot's Fallen Angel Conquers The Moyglare

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Kicking off a big Irish Champions Festival Sunday at The Curragh for Dubawi (Ire), Fallen Angel (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}–Agnes Stewart {Ire}, by Lawman {Fr}) provided the Darley giant's first-season sire son with a first Group 1 winner as she domineered a competitive renewal of the Moyglare Stud S., a “Win and You're In” for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Impressive in the G3 Sweet Solera S. over this seven-furlong trip at Newmarket last month, the homebred of Steve Parkin's Clipper Logistics was instantly towards the fore with Danny Tudhope keen to press the keen-running TDN Rising Star Ylang Ylang (GB) (Frankel {GB}) on the front end.

Taking the measure of that 6-5 favourite two out, the Karl Burke-trained 9-2 shot had the G2 Debutante S. winner Vespertilio (Fr) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) to deal with from there and despite being briefly headed inside the final furlong surged away late to score by 1 1/4 lengths. Vespertilio was in turn 4 1/2 lengths ahead of the dead-heating Porta Fortuna (Ire) (Caravaggio) and Ornellaia (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) in third.

Parkin, who had also won Saturday's G2 Solonaway S. with the same trainer and jockey's Flight Plan (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}), revealed that the success had extra resonance. “The mother was my favourite mare and we lost her to colic–that's her last foal and she is the spitting image of her, so emotional is an understatement,” he said. “My daughter names all our horses and after the death of the dam she called her Fallen Angel. To win the Moyglare Stakes is unbelievable–the greatest thrill I've had in my life I think.”

Fallen Angel's sole defeat had come at the hands of the unbeaten Shuwari (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) in Sandown's Listed Star S. in July, with wins at Haydock on debut and in the Sweet Solera either side. This was a new level for the grey, who is going nowhere according to her owner-breeder. “When you breed your own, there is some extra buzz about it and she'll be at the farm for 20 years now, god willing. There will be no offers for her. She'll go the Guineas with a fair chance and it's a massive thrill. Danny blamed himself for getting beaten at Sandown and thought he should have made more use of her, so we weren't going to make that mistake again today. She's going to be a better 3-year-old than 2-year-old and she's bred to get ten, but my idea is to put her away and bring her back for the Guineas.”

 

Pedigree Notes

The aforementioned Agnes Stewart, who was Parkin's first star of the Flat when winning the G2 May Hill S. and finishing runner-up in the G1 Fillies' Mile, is also responsible for the G3 Stanerra S. runner-up Divine Jewel (GB) (Frankel {GB}). She is a half to the Listed River Eden Fillies' S. winner Sorrel (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), who was also placed in the GIII La Prevoyante S. and GIII Orchid S. from the family of the sire Definite Article (GB) who captured this fixture's G1 National S. and was runner-up in the G1 Irish Derby.

Sunday, Curragh, Ireland
MOYGLARE STUD S.-G1, €400,000, Curragh, 9-10, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:27.50, g/y.
1–FALLEN ANGEL (GB), 128, f, 2, by Too Darn Hot (GB)
     1st Dam: Agnes Stewart (Ire) (GSW & G1SP-Eng, GSP-Ire, $176,586), by Lawman (Fr)
     2nd Dam: Anice Stellato (Ire), by Dalakhani (Ire)
     3rd Dam: Summer Spice (Ire), by Key of Luck
1ST GROUP 1 WIN. O-Clipper Logistics; B-Branton Court Stud LLP (GB); T-Karl Burke; J-Danny Tudhope. €240,000. Lifetime Record: GSW-Eng, 4-3-1-0, $317,981. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Vespertilio (Fr), 128, f, 2, by Night Of Thunder (Ire)–Prudente (Fr), by Dansili (GB).
1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. (€320,000 Ylg '22 ARAUG). O-Al Shira'Aa Farms; B-S.A.S.U. Ecurie des Monceaux & Skymarc Farm Inc (FR); T-Willie McCreery. €80,000.
(DH) 3–Porta Fortuna (Ire), 128, f, 2, Caravaggio–Too Precious (Ire), by Holy Roman Emperor (Ire). O-Barry Fowler & Medallion Racing 2020 LLC & Steven I Weston & Reeves Thoroughbred; B-Whisperview Trading Ltd (IRE); T-Donnacha O'Brien. €40,000.
(DH) 3–Ornellaia (GB), 128, f, 2, by Night Of Thunder (Ire)–Namhroodah (Ire) (GSP-Eng), by Sea The Stars (Ire).
1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. (260,000gns Ylg '22 TATOCT). O-Amo Racing Limited; B-Rabbah Bloodstock Limited (GB); T-Dominic Ffrench Davis. €40,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 4HF, DHT. Odds: 4.50, 4.00, 8.50 & 20.00.
Also Ran: Red Viburnum (Ire), She's Quality (Ire), Brilliant (Ire), Pearls And Rubies, Ylang Ylang (GB).

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