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Russian Rhythm's first foal set for Friday debut

BARYNYA will become the first horse produced by multiple Group 1 winner Russian Rhythm to grace a racecourse when she contests the Bridget Maiden Fillies' Stakes, a 7f event for unraced three-year-olds, at Newbury on Friday.

Like Russian Rhythm during her racing career, Barynya is trained by Sir Michael Stoute for her owner-breeder Cheveley Park Stud. Ryan Moore is set to take the ride on the daughter of Cheveley Park's headline stallion, Pivotal.

Russian Rhythm won the Lowther Stakes and finished runner-up in the Cheveley Park Stakes at two.

On her debut at three she won an exceptionally high-class renewal of the 1,000 Guineas, in which the beaten horses included subsequent Group/Grade 1 winners Six Perfections, Intercontinental, Soviet Song, Casual Look, Yesterday, Mezzo Soprano and Tante Rose.

Her other victories at three included the Coronation Stakes and the Nassau Stakes. On her one run at four she beat the colts to land the Lockinge Stakes.

The daughter of Kingmambo has produced chestnut fillies by Pivotal from each of her first three matings at stud. The oldest is Barynya, and her younger sisters are the two-year-old Safina and an unnamed yearling.

Last year Russian Rhythm was covered by Juddmonte's promising young sire Oasis Dream.

If Barynya is to make her debut a winning one, she will have to fend off the challenges from several other fillies with notable close relations. They include the Clive Brittain-trained Ermine And Velvet, a full sister to Top Lock, and Massilah, a Namid half-sister to Lovelace trained by Barry Hills for Hamdan Al Maktoum.







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