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Rainbow Peak beats Kingdom Of Fife in the Wolferton Handicap Royal Ascot 18.06.2010

Rainbow Peak (left) is from Peter Savill's top family of Celtic Swing

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Ascot family tradition upheld by Rainbow Peak

Wolferton Handicap (Listed), Ascot, 1m2f, 4yo+

RAINBOW PEAK (4 g Hernando - Celtic Fling by Lion Cavern) Breeder: P. D. Savill in Ireland

RAINBOW Peak emulated his sister, Celtic Heroine, with a win at the royal meeting when running out a comfortable winner of the Wolferton Handicap.

Celtic Heroine was successful in the 2004 Sandringham Handicap for Rainbow Peak's connections, Peter Savill and Michael Jarvis.

A typically late improver by Lanwades Stud's veteran sire Hernando, Rainbow Peak is also a half-brotherto winners Toss The Caber and Jacaranda Rose.

Rainbow Peak is the second Royal Ascot winner this week produced by a Lion Cavern mare, following Thursday's Ribblesdale Stakes heroine Hibaayeb.

Celtic Fling has a yearling filly by Oasis Dream.

Celtic Fling is one of four winners out of Celtic Ring, who struck prominence during the 1990s as the dam of runaway Racing Post Trophy and Prix du Jockey Club winner Celtic Swing.

 

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