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Dutch Art - Royal Ascot 19.06.07

Dutch Art: sired his ninth British and Irish winner when Almond Branches scored at Catterick on Wednesday

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Bonus winner extends good run for Dutch Art

ALMOND Branches had to be taken home by her breeders J. A. and Mrs M. A Knox after she failed to sell for the minimum bid of £5,000 at last year's DBS Premier Yearling Sale.

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However, that has since turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Not only has the filly never finished out of the frame in four starts but her victory over 5f at Catterick on Wednesday earned her owners a £10,000 Racing Post Yearling Bonus in addition to the prize-money of £3,238. Almond Branches is the first bonus winner for the George Moore yard this year.

She is also the 12th winner for exciting first-season sire Dutch Art and his ninth in Britain and Ireland, a tally which brings him level on the British and Irish first-season sires' list with long-time leader Dark Angel.

Almond Branches is the second winner out of minor juvenile scorer Queens Jubilee - a Cayman Kai half-sister to classy sprinters Sadeek and Dubai Dynamo - following Fibs And Flannel (by Tobougg).




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