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Lyric Of Light - Newmarket 23.09.2011

Lyric Of Light:is the 13th Group/Grade 1 winner for Darley sire Street Cry

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Lyric Of Light: a 13th
G1 winner for Street Cry

THE run of European juvenile form enjoyed by Darley's US sire Street Cry this summer was rewarded in the best possible way today when the stallion got himself a new Group 1 two-year-old winner.

Lyric Of Light became the sire's 13th Group 1 winner overall when taking the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket, adding her name to a Group 1 rollcall that includes the US champion Zenyatta, Australian heros Shocking and Whobegotyou, the young stallion Street Sense, whose first crop aretwo-year-olds of this year, as well as the dual Grade 1 winner Street Boss.  Street Cry is also sire of this year's Epsom Derby third Carlton House.

The son of Machiavellian, resident at Jonabell Stud, has stood at a fee of $150,000 for the last four years.

It was a second win in the Fillies' Mile in succession for a Darley  - White Moonstone, a daughter of Dynaformer who is listed as being bred by Stonerside Stable, but who was bought as part of a package deal by Sheikh Mohammed's organisation when it acquired the stable, won the race last year.

White Moonstone also won the May Hill Stakes (G2) (won last time by Lyric of Light) en route to success in the Fillies' Mile.

Lyric Of Light's dam, the Green Desert mare Suez (Green Desert), possesses a GB suffix and was bred by Meon Valley Stud, being a grand-daughter of Reprocolor and out of a half-sister to the Prix de l'Opera (G1) winner, Bella Colora.

Her best performance came when second in the Cheveley Park Stakes (G1) to Magical Romance. She had been bought as a yearling at the Tattersalls October Sale for 480,000gns by John Ferguson Bloodstock.

Lyric Of Light is Suez's second foal - the first, De Lesseps (Selkirk) has run twice in France this spring for Andre Fabre, both times finishing down the field.

 

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