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Footstepsinthesand maintains his unbeaten record in the 2,000 Guineas

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New stakes winner for Footstepsinthesand

COOLMORE sire Footstepsinthesand got his ninth stakes scorer on the board on Tuesday when his daughter Sandy's Charm made her first start in black-type company a winning one in the Listed Prix des Lilas for three-year-old fillies at Longchamp.

Sandy's Charm, trained by Francois Rohaut for owner Magalen Bryant, won the 1m event by a short-head from the Statue Of Liberty filly Miss Liberty.

She is the first foal bred by Jean-Philippe Dubois out of the Anabaa mare First Charm, a winner over 1m3f-1m5f in France and Listed-placed over 1m4f.

Eurl du Chene bought Sandy's Charm for €70,000 from the consignment of the Haras du Capucines at the 2009 Arqana October yearling sale.

Unbeaten 2,000 Guineas winner Footstepstepsinthesand stands at Coolmore in County Tipperary at a fee of €10,000.

The son of Giant's Causeway's nine stakes winners are led by Group 2 Railway Stakes scorer Formosina and this season's Group 3 Nell Gwyn Stakes winner Barefoot Lady.

In the day's other European stakes race, the Listed Prix Urban Sea over 1m2f for fillies and mares aged four and over at Le Lion d'Angers, Martillo was represented by his first black-type winner with Oekaki.

Four-year-old Oekaki - also owned by Magalen Bryant - is trained by Yann Barberot. She was bred by E. Bec de la Motte and Classic Breeding out of the Surumumare Pyu.

Oekaki was not sold as a foal for €5,500 at the 2008 Arqana December sale, but was sold for €70,000 to Eurl du Chene at last October's Arqana Arc Sale.

Martillo, a German 2,000 Guineas-winning son of Anabaa, stands at the Haras des Fontaines at a fee of €2,500. He formerly stood at the Haras des Chartreux and at Gestuet Zoppenbroich.

His other progeny includes the useful French-trained 6f-1m winner Spectacle Du Mars.






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