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Debussy wins at Chester 06.05.2010

Debussy takes the Group 3 Huxley Stakes from Les Fazzani

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Debussy evokes Chester memories of Belmez

IT is 20 years since King George winner Belmez lit up Chester's May meeting by defeating subsequent Derby winner Quest For Fame in the Dee Stakes, and on Thursday, it was turn of his close relation, Debussy, to offer more of the same when successful in the Huxley Stakes.

The four-year-old colt, who is from the penultimate crop of Diesis, is the first foal out of Belmez's half-sister, the Group 3-placed Opera Comique. 

As well as Belmez, the daughter of Singspiel is a half-sister to Listed winner Dowland and to the dam of the current high-class Japanese filly Red Desire.

Bred by Darley, Debussy is one of four stakes winners out of a daughter of Singspiel, whose first crop are 11-years-old, following Cosmo Nemo Shin, Corsaire and Indian Oaks winner Alvarita.

Opera Comique has a yearling filly by Cape Cross and a filly foal by Raven's Pass.

 

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