Eye-catching newcomers to tackle Navan maiden
THE 5f two-year-old maiden at Navan on Saturday, which takes place at 1.55pm, sees a trio of interesting newcomers lock horns.
The Dermot Weld-trained juvenile is out of the 7f-winning Oasis Dream mare Dream Date, which makes Knight's Dream a half-brother to Extortionist, who made a winning debut before going on to win the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes as a two-year-old.
Extortionist later went on to claim Group 3 honours as a three-year-old.
Bred by Louise Lyons, the colt was first purchased by Eddie O'Leary's Lynn Lodge Stud for €62,000 at the Goffs November Foal sale, before being led out of the Doncaster Premier Yearlings ring unsold at £17,000.
He was then consigned by Weir View Stud at the 2015 Goffs Horses-in-Training Sale, where he was knocked down to Bobby O'Ryan and Dermot Weld for €80,000.
The filly is the sixth foal produced by the winning Danetime mare Christmas Tart, and is related to a host of sprint winners, including her sister Tarando and half-sister Hoyam, the latter of whom was a Listed-winning two-year-old.
Having been sold as a foal for 25,000gns to agent Mick Flanagan, the filly's price soared to 130,000gns when picked up by Margaret O'Toole at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
She is the first foal produced by the 1m2f-winning Holy Roman Emperor mare Flavia Tatiana, who is out of a twice-raced sister to 7f Group 3 winner Psalm and 1m Listed winner Queen Titi, who is the dam of Beethoven, winner of the 2009 Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes.
Sevenfold was bred by Whisperview Trading Ltd, the name under which Aidan and Annemarie O'Brien breed horses.