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Aviate: 2010 Musidora winner is also a Juddmonte-bred daughter of Dansili

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Dansili bids for third Musidora winner

ARIZONA JEWEL could today become the third Juddmonte homebred daughter of Dansili to win the Musidora Stakes in the latest running of the Tattersalls-sponsored Oaks trial at York.

The filly's paternal half-sister Aviate carried the famous Juddmonte pink, green and white silks to victory in last year's renewal and Passage Of Time, with the same profile, won in 2007.

Arizona Jewel, the impressive winner of a Sandown maiden last month, is out of Lancashire Oaks heroine Rainbow Lake. That makes her a half-sisterto Tattersalls Gold Cup and Arlington Million winner Powerscourt and a three-parts sister to Kind, a dual Listed winner over 5-6f and more notably the dam of this season's jaw-dropping 2,000 Guineas winner Frankel.

Rainbow Lake is by Rainbow Quest and the cross of Dansili over mares by Rainbow Quest has produced three stakes winners - all fillies: Glowing (Brownstown Stakes), Sense Of Joy (Prestige Stakes) and Quenched (Aphrodite Stakes).

One of Arizona Jewel's Musidora rivals is also by a sire who has already produced a winner of the race: Amazing Beauty is by Galileo, sire of 2008 scorer Lush Lashes. She cost 280,000gns as a foal.

Nell Gwyn Stakes winner and 1,000 Guineas fifth Barefoot Lady is by Galileo's Coolmore studmate Footstepsinthesand and out of Lady Angharad, winner of the Listed Woodcote Stakes at two and later a decent handicapper over 1m2f.

200,000gns yearling purchase Joviality is by Cape Cross, sire of Epsom Classic winners OuijaBoard and Sea The Stars, and out of a winning half-sister to Grade 3 winner Miss Caerleona, dam of Coronation Stakes runner-up Karen's Caper.

Musidora outsider Whey Sauce adds international spice to the race. She is by Kurofune, a stallion resident at Shadai Farm in Japan and sire of Japanese Group 1-winning sprinter Sleepless Night.




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