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Hawk Wing: sired his second stakes winner of the year when Nova Hawk landed the Listed Prix la Camargo at Saint-Cloud

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) 

British-bred Nova Hawk swoops at Saint-Cloud

NOVA Hawk, bred in Britain by the Epsom-based Ermyn Lodge Stud, was an easy winner of the Listed Prix la Camargo at Saint-Cloud, beating Private Eye (by American Post) by two-and-a-half lengths. The favourite La Mouche, one of two runners in the race by Dubawi, finished a further half length back in third.

Nova Hawk is the eighth northern hemisphere stakes winner for her sire, the 11-length 2003 Lockinge Stakes winner Hawk Wing, who has also been represented this year by Santa Anita Grade 3 winner Cambina. Hawk Wing spent five seasons at Coolmore in Ireland and was sold in 2008 to stand in South Korea.

Nova Hawk was a bargain 18,000gns purchase by MAB Agency at Book 2 of the 2009 Tattersalls October Sale. She is a half-sister to six winners and the first to score at stakes level out of Reveuse de Jour, a placed half-sister to Princess Margaret Stakes heroine Enthused. The pair are out of the 1988 Coronation Stakes winner Magic Of Life, who also features as the third dam of last year's high-class middle-distance colt Joshua Tree.

Reveuse de Jour has a two-year-old colt by Rock Of Gibraltar.

 

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