Twilight Gleaming A Stakes First For National Defense at Deauville

Twilight Gleaming becomes a stakes winner at Deauville | Scoop Dyga

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Stonestreet Stables LLC's 2-year-old filly Twilight Gleaming (Ire) (National Defense {GB}) gained recompense for a defeat in Royal Ascot's G2 Queen Mary S. with a first black-type success in Saturday's Listed Prix de la Vallee d'Auge at Deauville, becoming the first black-type winner for her freshman sire (by Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

Saturday, Deauville, France
PRIX DE LA VALLEE D'AUGE-Listed, €60,000, Deauville, 8-7, 2yo, 5fT, :58.86, vsf.
1–TWILIGHT GLEAMING (IRE), 123, f, 2, by National Defense (GB)
1st Dam: Thames Pageant (GB), by Dansili (GB)
2nd Dam: Golden Stream (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
3rd Dam: Phantom Gold (GB), by Machiavellian
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. (£75,000 Ylg '20 GOFOR). O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Pier House Stud (IRE); T-Wesley Ward; J-Lanfranco Dettori. €30,000. Lifetime Record: GSP-Eng, 4-2-2-0, €96,163.
2–Delmona (Ire), 123, f, 2, Dandy Man (Ire)–Imelda Mayhem (GB), by Byron (GB). (£44,000 Ylg '20 TATIRY). O-H H Shaikh Nasser Al Khalifa & Fawzi Nass; B-Ballyhane Stud (IRE); T-Tom Dascombe. €12,000.
3–Royal Ashirah (Ire), 127, f, 2, Hot Streak (Ire)–Royal Visit (Ire), by King's Best. (£13,000 Ylg '20 TATSEP). O-Antonino Caracciolo; B-Michael Downey & Roalso Ltd (Ire); T-Gianluca Bietolini. €9,000.
Margins: NK, 3HF, 4. Odds: 0.70, 4.10, 9.00.
Also Ran: Papa Don't Preach (Ire), Help (Fr), Faster (Fr), Filly of Malta (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by TVG.

Twilight Gleaming bettered an Apr. 8 debut second over 4 1/2 furlongs at Keeneland with a 'TDN Rising Star' performance in a May 9 maiden special weight when upped to five furlongs at Belmont and went postward for this retrieval mission coming back off a runner-up finish in the June 16 G2 Queen Mary S. at Royal Ascot. In command throughout this straight dash, the 7-10 favourite was shaken up with 350 metres remaining and ridden out inside the final furlong to withstand the late threat of G3 Princess Margaret S. third Delmona by a neck for a first black-type triumph.

Twilight Gleaming becomes the first black-type scorer for her freshman sire (by Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and for her dam Thames Pageant (GB) (Dansili {GB}). Thames Pageant, who has a yearling colt by Sioux Nation to come, is a full-sister to G1 Winx S. second  Mainstream (GB) out of Listed Eternal S. and Listed October S. winner Golden Stream (Ire) (Sadler's Wells). Golden Stream, who also threw this year's Listed Chesham S. runner-up Reach For The Moon (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), is the leading performer out of MGSW G2 Ribblesdale S. heroine Phantom Gold (GB) (Machiavellian), herself a full-sister to G1 Epsom Oaks runner-up Flight of Fancy (GB). Flight of Fancy is the dam of dual G3 Winter Hill S. victor Fabricate (GB) (Makfi {GB}) while Phantom Gold's other descendants include Listed Fillies' Trial S. victrix Momentary (GB) (Nayef) and Listed Stand Cup victor Sextant (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}).

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