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Lingfield: half-brother to Lahudood off the mark

ALTHOUGH still a maiden, the 62-rated Mashdood lined up in the 2m handicap at Lingfield in arguably better form than any of his rivals and duly obliged for Peter Hiatt as the 5/2 favourite.

The five-year-old son of Sinndar was a 10,000gns purchase by his trainer from Shadwell at last year's Tattersalls July Sale.

Bred by Abbott Properties, Mashdood was originally bought by Shadwell for €190,000 as a yearling at Arqana. It was a transaction which marked a return to old territory for the operation since they bred and raced his dam, Rahayeb, before selling her for €70,000 to Oceanic Bloodstock in 2005.

The Arazi granddaughter of Height Of Fashion left behind three fillies at Shadwell, two of whom developed into high-class performers; Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf heroine Lahudood and Listed winner Kareemah.

Rahayeb was unsold for 725,000gns at the 2008 Tattersalls December Sale. Now 15-years-old, she is owned by Newsells Park Stud and in foal to Monsun.

David Elsworth later filled the role of successful breeder when the Brian Meehan-trained Morermaloke justified 1/4 favouritism inthe 5f maiden.

David Elsworth

David Elsworth (right): bred 5f maiden winner Morermaloke

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Elsworth sold the son of Bahamian Bounty as a foal for 26,000gns to Grove Stud, who later made a tidy profit when reselling the colt to McKeever St Lawrence for £60,000.

He is the second winner from as many runners out of Rainbow End, whom Elsworth trained to win on her racecourse debut. By Zafonic's brother Botanic, Rainbow End is from the further family of Lingfield Derby Trial winner Munwar.

Moremaloke is catalogued as lot 192 in the Tattersalls February Sale.





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