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A HAIR-RAISING win for Jedward as the five-year-old mare just holds on to clinch victory in the Egerton House Stables Handicap over 5f.

Jedward is by Prix de l'Abbaye winner Namid and out of the Primo Dominie mare Input, who was a distant last of five on her only run in a 5f maiden at two.

Input is a half-sister to Premio Primi Passi winner Palanca out of Putout, a 5f-winning daughter of Dowsing.

From a fine Bloomsbury Stud family, Putout was a half-sister to Sun Chariot Stakes winner Danceabout.


BIG Newmarket double for Dark Angel as his son Sovereign Debt wins the 1m Portland Place Properties Conditions Stakes, after his paternal half-brother Alhebayeb takes the July Stakes.

Both horses were also bred by Yeomanstown Stud, and both were sold for six figures. Sovereign Debt set owner Lawrie Inman back 105,000gns when bought through Blandford Bloodstock at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

Sovereign Debt is out of the Most Welcome mare Kelsey Rose, a sharp juvenile who won three 5f races between April and July in her juvenile season (beating Fayr Jag on one occasion).

Kelsey Rose has already come up trumps as a broodmare, with Puff, her daughter by Camacho, winning the Dubai Duty Free Stakes for Ralph Beckett.


CERTIFY turns heads with an impressive debut victory in the Three Chimneys EPF Maiden Fillies' Stakes for two-year-olds.

The Godolphin filly is by Darley America sire Elusive Quality, who Sheikh Mohammed has enjoyed success with previously via the likes of the stallion's son Raven's Pass (who won the Breeders' Cup Classic carrying the silks of Princess Haya) and brilliant Australian two-year-old colt Sepoy.

Certify was bred by Hurstland Farm and partners out of the stakes-winning Doc's Leader mare Please Sign In, who is also the dam of Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes winner Cry And Catch Me.

John Ferguson bought Certify for $80,000 at least year's Keeneland September yearling sale.


REPRESENTING the same connections as 2005 winner Gamut
- trainer Sir Michael Stoute and owner-breeder Ballymacoll Stud - Fiorente wins the Princess of Wales's Stakes.

The son of Monsun is from Ballymacoll's most famous family. He is out of Desert Bloom, an unraced daughter of another Stoute-Ballymacoll great, Pilsudski.

Desert Bloom is out of Desert Beauty, a Listed-placed half-sister to Group 1 winners Greek Dance, Islington and Mountain High.

Further back it is also the family of Supernova Heights, who makes her debut for Ballymacoll and Brian Meehan in the next race, the 6f fillies' maiden.

Fiorente is the fourth stakes winner in Britain this year by the outstanding German sire Monsun, after Energizer, Estimate and Kailani.


AUSTRALIAN Neven Botica has been a big spender at European yearling sales in recent seasons but it is with a cheaper purchase that he gets a winner at the July meeting.

Stature, a Montjeu brother to Glasgow Stakes runner-up Stately Home, was bought for just 28,000gns. But the price tag didn't stop him winning the Class 2 Goldsmiths Handicap with ease.

Stature's dam Pescia is a Group 3-placed daughter of Darshaan, so he is bred on a similar cross to Shantaram.


MORRISTOWN Lattin Stud resident Dark Angel's first crop of two-year-olds last year produced a slew of winners and now he has a first Group winner on the board in the shape of July Stakes hero Alhebayeb.

Dark Angel - fourth to Winker Watson in the 2007 July Stakes - has one other stakes winner, Listed Empress Stakes scorer Lily's Angel, as well as five other black type-placed performers.

Alhabayeb was bred by Yeomanstown Stud out of the unplaced Indian Ridge mare Miss Indigo who was, incidentally, trained by John Gosden for Lady Bamford - just like the earlier Bahrain Trophy winner Shantaram.

Miss Indigo, a half-sister to Pretty Polly Stakes winner Musetta, is also the dam of smart sprinter Humidor.

Alhebayeb was bought by Peter and Ross Doyle for 170,000gns at Book 1 of last year's Tattersalls October yearling sale and he is one of the first squad of two-year-olds trained by Richard Hannon for Hamdan Al Maktoum.


GROUP winner number 64 for Galileo as Shantaram lands the Bahrain Trophy for last year's winning trainer John Gosden.

Shantaram, runner-up to Main Sequence in the Lingfield Derby Trial, is out of the Darshaan mare All's Forgotten, a 1m winner at three.

His brother Gan Amhras was third in Sea The Stars' 2,000 Guineas.

If Shantaram lines up in the St Leger, he could face another Gosden-trained colt bred on the Galileo-Darshaan cross in Cocked Hat Stakes winner Michelangelo.

Bred and owned by Lady Bamford, Shantaram has a two-year-old three-parts brother by New Approach, a yearling brother by Galileo and was covered by Raven's Pass last year.


THE first race of the Newmarket July meeting is the Group 3 Bahrain Trophy, won last year by subsequent St Leger hero Masked Marvel.

Coolmore colossus Galileo is the sire of half of the six runners - Shantaram, Valiant and Yazdi - and is damsire of one of the others, Naseem Alyasmeen.

Galileo's oldest daughters are only nine but already he is the damsire of European Group winners Alexander Pope, Hard Dream, La Collina and Saamidd.

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,647,143
Dark Angel £3,008,962
Dubawi £2,934,398
Kodiac £2,222,880
Acclamation £2,085,631
Frankel £1,958,689
Nathaniel £1,879,961
Sea The Stars £1,873,321
Iffraaj £1,752,685
Invincible Spirit £1,692,997