Viadera's Sister Gets Black Type At Tipperary


Sacred Bridge |


Sent to Wednesday's Listed Coolmore Ten Sovereigns Tipperary S. just a week after scoring on debut at Naas, Juddmonte's Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) was able to continue the momentum and gain a first black-type success in a race marred by the fatal breakdown suffered by Ballydoyle's Amalfi Coast (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}). Sent off the even-money favourite dropping back from six furlongs to five, the Ger Lyons-trained full sister to last year's GI Matriarch S. heroine Viadera (GB) pursued the early pace and after gaining the advantage passing the furlong pole asserted to score by 1 1/4 lengths from Misty Ayr (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}). Amalfi Coast was well beaten when sustaining the catastrophic injury near the line.

“We have obviously done very little with her and she actually put weight on since and was giving us all the signs she wanted to go back,” Shane Lyons said. “She did that very genuinely and Colin [Keane] loves her temperament. She'll mix and match it between five and six. She has an exciting future. This filly is smaller than Viadera, but has the same temperament and oozes class.”

The aforementioned Viadera captured the Listed Cairn Rouge S. and was runner-up in the G3 Anglesey S. for this stable prior to shipping Stateside to win the Matriarch and the GIII Noble Damsel S. The dam also produced Crossed Baton (GB) (Dansili {GB}), who took the Listed Blue Riband Trial and Listed Churchill S. and was runner-up in the G2 Grand Prix de Maisons-Laffitte, G2 Prix Eugene Adam and G3 Hampton Court S. The listed-winning second dam Quandary (Blushing Groom {Fr}) was also responsible for the Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial winner Double Crossed (GB) (Caerleon) who is best known as the dam of the four-times group 1-winning European champion Twice Over (GB) (Observatory). Quandary is also the second dam of the group 1 heroines Passage of Time (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and Timepiece (GB) (Zamindar) related to the G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp winner All At Sea (Riverman). Sacred Shield's yearling colt is by Camacho (GB), while she also has a foal full-sister to the winner and Viadera.

Wednesday, Tipperary, Ireland
COOLMORE TEN SOVEREIGNS TIPPERARY S.-Listed, €40,000, Tipperary, 6-30, 2yo, 5fT, :57.21, g/f.
1–SACRED BRIDGE (GB), 126, f, 2, by Bated Breath (GB)
1st Dam: Sacred Shield (GB), by Beat Hollow (GB)
2nd Dam: Quandary, by Blushing Groom (Fr)
3rd Dam: Lost Virtue, by Cloudy Dawn
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-Juddmonte; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB); T-Ger Lyons; J-Colin Keane. €24,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $39,473. *Full to Viadera (GB), GISW-US, SW & GSP-Ire, SP-Eng, $391,441; and 1/2 to Crossed Baton (GB) (Dansili {GB}), MSW & GSP-Eng, GSP-Fr, $141,509.
2–Misty Ayr (Ire), 126, f, 2, Kodi Bear (Ire)–Rasana (GB), by Royal Academy. (6,500gns Ylg '20 TATASY; 25,000gns 2yo '21 TATBRG). O-Middleham Park Racing III & Partner; B-Karis Bloodstock Ltd & Rathbarry Stud (IRE); T-Keith Dalgleish. €8,000.
3–Harmony Rose (GB), 126, f, 2, Hot Streak (Ire)–Evil Spell (GB), by Dutch Art (GB). (5,000gns Wlg '19 TATFOA; €5,500 RNA 2yo '21 GOFFEB). O-The Harmony Partnership; B-The Evil Spell Partnership (GB); T-Ken Condon. €4,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 1HF, 7. Odds: 1.00, 5.00, 7.00.
Also Ran: Cherry Bloom (Ire). DNF: Amalfi Coast (Ire). Scratched: Up Above (GB). Click for the Racing Post result.

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