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Mamlook (farside) - Chester 05.05.10

Mamlook (far side) narrowly denies Tastahil (blue) in the Chester Cup



Photo luck for Mamlook in thrilling Chester Cup

THE versatile Mamlook posted a popular success for David Pipe in today's Chester Cup when narrowly denying top-weight Tastahilby a short head.

It was the 27th start and sixth win for the son of Key Of Luck, whose previous career highlight came when taking the Victor Chandler Holloway's Handicap Hurdle at Ascot earlier this year.

Bred by Peter Jones and G. G. Jones in Ireland, Mamlook was a €110,000 yearling purchase by Shadwell Estates at the 2005 Goffs Million Sale. Two years later, he changed hands for 70,000gns at the Tattersalls July Sale.

Stamina is Mamlook's forte but his half-brother, Sir Xaar, is an entirely different type of horse with a win in the 6f Listed Ripon Two-Year-Old Trophy to his name. However, another half-sibling, the Desert Sun filly Fuerta Ventura, stayed well, running Listed-placed over 1m4f.

They are out of the Brief Truce mare Cradle Brief, an unraced daughter of a mare who was unplaced in bumpers. Cradle Brief is a half-sister to Tiger Royal, a top-rated sprinter in Ireland, while further back this family includes the Irish St Leger winner Oscar Schindler and Lancashire Oaks heroine Barshiba.





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