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Fencing - Newbury - 13.08.2011

Fencing (left): by Street Cry out of a Classic-winning half-sister to Lawman

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New high-class prospect from Lawman family

GEORGE Strawbridge looks to have another smart prospect on his hands in Fencing, a Street Cry colt from the family of Ballylinch Stud stallion Lawman who justified his lofty reputation with a two-and-a-half length success in the Listed Denford Stakes at Newbury.

The John Gosden-trained colt is the second foal out of Latice, who was purchased privately by Strawbridge following her victory in the colours of Enrico Campi in the 2004 Prix de Diane. The daughter of Inchinor was sent off favourite for the Chantilly Classic thanks to wins in the Group 3 Prix Vanteaux and Group 3 Prix de Conde, and didn't disappoint, swooping from the back of the field to win by three-quarters of a length from Millonaia with top-class fillies Grey Lilas and Alexander Goldrun in arrears.

Latice went on to run second for Strawbridge in the following year's Group 1 E P Taylor Stakes at Woodbine in Canada.

The family's upturn in fortunes didn't stop there; Latice's half-brother Lawman won the 2007 Prix du Jockey-Club and Prix Jean Prat while another half-sibling, Satri, won the 2006 Group 3 Prix du Palais Royal and ran third in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest.

Latice foaled a brother to Fencing this year.

Telwaar, who was bidding to emulate his sire, the 2003 winner Haafhd, took second while another Street Cry colt, Leqqaa, ran third. The latter was bred by Strawbridge's racing manager, James Wigan of London Thoroughbred Services.





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