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Lyric Of Light - Doncaster 09.09.2011Lyric Of Light: a second juvenile Group winner this summer for Godolphin and Darley by the Jonabell stallion, Street Cry  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Lyric continues Darley's juvenile run of form

THE MAY HILL STAKES (G2) won last year by the Dynaformer filly White Moonstone for Godolphin, once again went to Sheikh Mohammed's team, this year courtesy of the Street Cry filly Lyric Of Light.

While Stonerside Stables, which was acquired by Sheikh Mohammed in 2008,  bred White Moonstone, Lyric Of Light is listed as being bred by Darley and she maintained the fine run of juvenile form that the arm wing of the operation has enjoyed this summer with horses bred in the US.

Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni is planning a raid across the Channel next for the winner and said: "She's a nice filly and we're lucky with the fillies we've got this year. The plan will be to go to France for Group 1 races.

"The more they run the more they learn. It's too early to decide if she's a Guineas filly, but she's improved and we'll see her next race then we can decide."

Lyric Of Light's dam, the Green Desert mare Suez,  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.

Suez's best performance came when second in the Cheveley Park Stakes (G1) to Magical Romance. She had been bought at the Tattersalls YearlingSale for 480,000gns by John Ferguson Bloodstock.

Lyric Of Light, by Street Cry, 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.

Street Cry has already produced a winning Darley / Godolphin Group 3 juvenile this year, namely Discourse, who is out of a Dixieland Band mare and won the Sweet Solera Stakes. She is also trained by Al Zarooni and is current favourite for the 1,000 Guineas; Lyric Of Light has been quoted a prices from 10-1 to 16-1.

The stallion's big, early-season hope Carlton House, who finished third in the Derby (G1) and fourth in the Irish Derby (G1), holds an entry in the Quipco Champion Stakes (G1).

 

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