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Special Duty Wins the 1000 Guineas from Jacqueline Quest Newmarket 02.05.2010

Special Duty (nearside): will half-sister Exemplify live up to her example?

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Impressive debut win for Special Duty half-sister

EXEMPLIFY, a half-sister to this season's 1,000 Guineas and Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Special Duty, made a faultless racing debut at Deauville yesterday when making all the running to win a one mile maiden event for debutantes by a comfortable three parts of a length.

Nosail, an Anabaa Blue filly bred and owned by the Wertheimer brothers, finished second, with Galaxie Sud, a daughter of El Prado and Prix Saint-Alary heroine Germance, a further short neck away in third in a race populated by regally-bred fillies.

Exemplify, trained, like Special Duty, for her owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah by Criquette Head-Maarek, is a much stronger filly than her half-sister and hinted that she could provide Abdullah with a strong chance of more Classic glory next year.

Head-Maarek said: "She is a very good filly. Normally we wait with her at home but Stephane [Pasquier] let her go on as he didn't want to upset her.

"Although this race was over a mile I have entered her in the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket, as she has plenty of speed. I have no firm plans for her at the moment, but if all goes well, we will also have a look at a race like the Prix Marcel Boussac."

Exemplify is another feather in the cap for her sire, Dansili, who has been in spectacular form this summer.

The stallion has also supplied Group 1 winners Harbinger, Proviso and Zoffany in recent weeks, as well as Group scorers FamousName, Illustrious Blue and Strawberrydaiquiri.

Exemplify also made it two winners from two foals for her dam, the once-raced Distant View mare Quest To Peak.

 

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