Zoffany Filly Earns TDN Rising Star Tag at Deauville

TDN Rising Star Osmose | Scoop Dyga


Carrying Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani's second strip for Tuesday's Prix Le Cyrano at Deauville, 2-year-old filly Osmose (Fr) (Zoffany {Ire}) was very much the lead violin coming home and powered to 'TDN Rising Stardom' with a taking performance in the 6 1/2-furlong debutantes' heat. The well-backed 2-1 favourite was sharply into stride and stalked the pace in third through halfway. Looming large full of run passing the quarter-mile marker, she seized control with 300 metres remaining and powered clear in hand inside the final furlong to easily outpoint Enfant Rouge (Fr) (Bated Breath {GB}) by a geared-down two lengths.

“She broke alertly and was a bit keen in the early strides, but I was able to get some cover and she relaxed beautifully,” said winning rider Cristian Demuro. “She quickened nicely when I took her out with 2 1/2 furlongs to go and, when she found her best stride, she was very impressive.  She needs more experience, but will get that with racing and she should stay the one-mile trip easily.”

Osmose is the second of four foals and first winner produced by an unraced half-sister to MGISW dual US champion Unique Bella (Tapit), whose three elite-level victories came in the GI La Brea S., GI Clement L. Hirsch S. and GI Beholder Mile. The March-foaled homebred bay's second dam is GI Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic heroine Unrivaled Belle (Unbridled's Song), herself a daughter of GII Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup H. and GII Princess S. victrix Queenie Belle (Bertrando). Osmose is half to a yearling filly by Showcasing (GB) and a weanling colt by Wootton Bassett (GB).

3rd-Deauville, €27,000, Mdn, 8-17, unraced 2yo, f, 6 1/2fT, 1:18.85, gd.
OSMOSE (FR), f, 2, by Zoffany (Ire)
1st Dam: Meseika, by Medaglia d'Oro
2nd Dam: Unrivaled Belle, by Unbridled's Song
3rd Dam: Queenie Belle, by Bertrando
1ST-TIME STARTER. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €13,500. O-H H Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani; B-Al Shahania Stud (FR); T-Jean-Claude Rouget. Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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