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Prospect Wells
resumes winning ways

Pontefract Castle Stakes (Listed), Pontefract, 1m4f, 4yo+

PROSPECT WELLS (g Sadler's Wells - Brooklyn's Dance by Shirley Heights) Breeder: Wertheimer et Frere in France

FOLLOWING two seasons in the wilderness, Prospect Wells proved on Sunday that a measure of his old ability still remains when taking this five-runner Listed event on his first run for Howard Johnson.

A brother to the 2004 Prix du Jockey Club runner-up Prospect Park, Prospect Wells is out of the Group 3 winner Brooklyn's Dance, whose other black-type runners include the Listed winners Brooklyn's Gold (by Seeking The Gold), Gold Dodger (by Slew O'Gold; later dam of Group 3 winner Chintz) and Never Green (by Halling).

Brooklyn's Dance is a half-sister to Listed winner Princess Dansante, who sold for 1.7 million guineas to John Ferguson at the 2008 Tattersalls December Mares Sale, and to the dam of Derby winner Authorized.

She has a three-parts two-year-old sister by Poliglote to Prospect Wells named Solemia.


Grand Prix de Lyon Merial (Listed), Lyon Parilly, 1m4f

AGENT SECRET (4 c Pyrus - Ron's Secret by Efisio)

Breeder: J. Hutchinson in Ireland

FORMER Ballyhane Stud resident Pyrus recorded his second stakes winner of the season on Sunday when Agent Secret landed the Grand Prix de Lyon Merial at Lyon-Parilly.

The son of Mr Prospector was relocated to Dehesa de Milagro in Spain earlier this year and is arguably enjoying his best season yet thanks to other flag-bearers such as the Group 3 winner Pyrrha and Derby Italiano third Saratoga Black.

Purchased for €12,500 by EFG at the 2007 Goffs Challenge Sale, Agent Secret is a half-brother to four winners including the classy French hurdler Imperial Secret (by Imperial Dancer).

His dam, Ron's Secret, is a winning half-sister to Cherry Hinton Stakes second Carolside.

 

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