Zoffany Filly A New Rising Star After Newbury Romp

Gather Ye Rosebuds draws away from her foes at Newbury | Racingfotos.com

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In his first season training in his own right, Jack Channon has at least one very smart individual on his hands as the newcomer Gather Ye Rosebuds (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}–Chelsey Jayne {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) spreadeagled an assembly of well-bred 3-year-old fillies in Friday's 10-furlong Dreweatts Maiden Fillies' S. at Newbury to earn a TDN Rising Star tag. Slowly away under Connor Beasley, the 33-1 shot who races for Linda Shanahan and Emily Magnier was quickly able to gain a pitch tracking the leader before moving to the front approaching the final two furlongs. Extending clear from the well-regarded Amo Racing newcomer Maman Joon (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) soon after, the granddaughter of Lady Lahar (GB) (Fraam {GB}) who captured the Futurity S. for Mick Channon when it was a group 3 in the millennium year hit the line with 9 1/2 lengths to spare over that Richard Hannon trainee, who was in turn 2 1/2 lengths in front of Meon Valley's experienced Mistral Star (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a daughter of the Oaks and Irish Oaks runner-up Shirocco Star (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}).

“It was just a matter of keeping her in her rhythm on this sort of ground, but she ran straight as a gun barrel and travelled really strongly–she gave me a good feel,” the winning rider said.

“I was with Paul Shanahan at the Newmarket sales when Mick Channon came in and we started chatting,” MV Magnier told TDN Europe.

“We asked him was there anything that caught his eye. He mentioned a very athletic filly by Zoffany out of a Galileo mare in Charlie Vigors draft at Hillwood. He had trained a lot of the family and he suggested we buy her.

“We have known the Channon family a long time and they are great people. We noticed it was bred by Barry Walters who is a long-standing client of Coolmore , so we ended up buying her and Mick explained that he was handing over the yard to his son Jack who would train her. That's exactly how it happened.”

Gather Ye Rosebuds is the fifth TDN Rising Star for the much-missed Zoffany, whose others include his G2 Mill Reef S.-winning 3-year-old son Sakheer (Ire) who is a leading player in the upcoming 2000 Guineas and the G1 Vincent O'Brien National S. hero Thunder Moon (Ire).

3rd-Newbury, £12,000, Mdn, 4-21, 3yo, f, 10fT, 2:15.35, sf.
GATHER YE ROSEBUDS (GB), f, 3, by Zoffany (Ire)
1st Dam: Chelsey Jayne (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Lady Lahar (GB), by Fraam (GB)
3rd Dam: Brigadiers Bird (Ire), by Mujadil
(95,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $8,063. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.
O-Mrs P Shanahan & Mrs M V Magnier; B-Barry D Walters (GB); T-Jack Channon.

 

Gather Ye Rosebuds is a half-brother to the former West Ilsley star Certain Lad (GB) (Clodovil {Ire}), who took the G3 Strensall S. and was placed in the G2 Huxley S. and G2 Railway S. The aforementioned Lady Lahar was one of the better early Mick Channon trainees and also placed in the G2 Falmouth S. and G2 Cherry Hinton S. before producing the G3 Prix du Pin winner and G1 Premio Vittorio di Capua runner-up Jallota (GB) (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}), the Listed Montrose Fillies' S. winner Classic Legend (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and the G1 Nassau S. third Rawdaa (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}). Chelsey Jayne's 2-year-old colt Standbackandlook (GB) (U S Navy Flag) was a prescient 45,000gns purchase by Richard Knight Bloodstock at the Book 2 Sale.

3rd-Newbury, £12,000, Mdn, 4-21, 3yo, f, 10fT, 2:15.35, sf.
GATHER YE ROSEBUDS (GB), f, 3, by Zoffany (Ire)
     1st Dam: Chelsey Jayne (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Lady Lahar (GB), by Fraam (GB)
     3rd Dam: Brigadiers Bird (Ire), by Mujadil
(95,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $8,063. O-Mrs P Shanahan & Mrs M V Magnier; B-Barry D Walters (GB); T-Jack Channon. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

 

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