Wednesday Insights: Foreign-Flavored Firsters at Churchill

Le Levre as a yearling | Tattersalls/Laura Green


4th-CD, $120k, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 2:15 p.m. ET
LE LEVRE (Le Havre {Ire}) makes her first trip to the races for the sneaky debut barn of Al Stall, Jr. and is a half-sister to four winners from as many to race out of Sunny Again (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}), whose notable produce include Italian highweight and Group 3 winner Elisa Again (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}); Berkshire Rocco (Fr) (Sir Percy {GB}), a winner at listed level in England and narrowly beaten in the 2020 G1 Pertemps St Leger; and Group 1-placed Sunset Shiraz (Ire) (Time Test {GB}). Bred by Luke Lillingston's Mount Coote Estates and sold for 125,000gns from that operation's draft at Tattersalls October in 2021, the chestnut filly is also kin to a now-juvenile colt by Sea The Stars (Ire) that fetched 550,000gns from Godolphin at TATOCT last fall. La Voie (Quality Road) lands the deepest draw in the field of 12 and brings a million-dollar pedigree to the table. A May-foaled daughter of Debonnaire (GB) (Anabaa), she is a half-sister to Hartnell (GB) (Authorized {Ire}), a Group 3 winner in England before adding four Group 1 tests once sent to continue his career in Australia. She capped her worktab with a best-of-51 half-mile from the gate in :47 3/5 at Keeneland Apr. 27.

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