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Parish Hall - Newmarket 08.10.2011

The good run for Teofilo continued today: after getting the Dewhurst Stakes (G1) winner Parish Hall (pictured) he got a new maiden winner today



Maiden races won by very different pedigrees

THE early maiden action today has produced three quite different pedigree results - two expected, the other being perhaps less obvious.

The first race of this afternoon, a 6f race for two-year-old fillies at Yarmouth, was won by Ihtiraam. A Saeed Bin Suroor-trained filly, she was bought as a yearling by John Ferguson for €145,000 at the Goffs Orby Sale last September.

She was sold by Lodge Park Stud and is out of Park Romance (Dr Fong), who finished third in the Sweet Solera Stakes (G3). Park Romance is a daughter of dual winner and Listed placed Park Charger and a half-sister to Ballycorus Stakes (G3) winner Rum Charger, herself dam of the 2008 champion US turf horse and dual Grade 1 winner Winchester.

Ihtiraam continued the good weekend for Darley sire Teofilo, who got his first Group 1 winner on Saturday at Newmarket, courtesy of Parish Hall's Dewhurst Stakes win.

Teofilo has now had 14 winners, including four stakes winners.

Conversely, the first winner at Salisbury today, Keepax, is by Dubai Destination, who stands primarily as a jumps stallion at Rathbarry. Keepax is out of Stellar Brilliant, who won over 1m2f but was beaten in 2m hurdles. She is a half-sister to the US 1m1f Grade 3 winner Stupendous Miss and is out of Cheveley Park Stakes (G1) third Subeen.

Keepax was not sold as a yearling for £4,000 at the DBS Premier Sale.

At Windsor, the three-year-old Hayaku, sent off the 11/8 favourite, won her first race at the eighth time of asking. The Ralph Beckett-trained filly is a daughter of Arch and was bred by George Strawbridge and London Thoroughbred Services.

She was sold at the Tattersalls October Sale in 2009 where she fetched 250,000gns and was boughtby Richard Frisby Bloodstock.

She is a half-sister to the Autumn Stakes (G3) winner and Racing Post Trophy (G1) runner-up Fantastic View (Distant View) and to the Group 2 runner-up Weald Park (Cozzene). Her dam Promptly is out of Ghariba, winner of the Nell Gwyn Stakes (G3), a race in which she beat the subsequent dual Oaks winner Diminuendo. Ghariba went on to finish fourth to Ravinella in the 1,000 Guineas.

Ghariba was bought by London Thoroughbred Services at the Tattersalls December Sale in 1992 for 185,000gns.





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