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Dutch Art - Royal Ascot 19.06.07

Dutch Art: drew level with Red Clubs at the head of the leading first-season sires' list when Little Dutch Girl won at Chepstow on Monday

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Further success for
first-season sires

A PRODUCTIVE Bank Holiday afternoon on Monday for first-crop sires saw Cockney Rebel, Dutch Art, Dylan Thomas and Lawman each add to their records.

Anglo-Irish 2,000 Guineas hero Cockney Rebel sired his seventh winner in Britain and Ireland when First Rebellion held on to break his maiden in the 5f nursery at Chepstow. The Tony Carroll-trained gelding was knocked down for a bargain £2,000 to part breeder J. Dewhurst at last year's Ascot November Sale.

Cockney Rebel stood this spring at the National Stud for £4,500.

Later on the Chepstow card, Cheveley Park Stud's Dutch Art drew level with Red Clubs on 19winners at the head of the British and Irish leading first season sires' list when Little Dutch Girl landed a significant gamble for the Clive Cox yard in the 1m fillies' maiden.

Bred and owned by Mrs Hugh Maitland-Jones, Little DutchGirl was completing a double for bargain Ascot youngsters, having been knocked down to her breeder for £4,000 in January.

At Ripon meanwhile, the Lawman filly Lady Advocate obliged at the fourth time of asking to take the day's opening seller over 6f. Trained by Tim Easterby, she is the eighth winner for her Prix du Jockey Club-winning sire who stood the past season at Ballylinch Stud for €15,000.

Later in the afternoon, Pickled Pelican became the seventh winner sired by Dylan Thomas in Britain and Ireland when scoring in the 7f maiden.  Bred by Tony Hirscheld, he is a half-brother to Gallinule Stakes winner Alexander Pope and from the immediate family of high-class sprinter Superstar Leo.




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