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Discourse - Newmarket - 06.08.2011

Discourse: a half-sister to Blue Grass Stakes winner Bandini

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Sweet success for Street Cry filly Discourse

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DISCOURSE proved her defeat of subsequent Cherry Hinton Stakes winner Gamilati on her debut in June no fluke, with an emphatic victory in the Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Newmarket on Saturday.

Godolphin-owned Discourse, ridden by Frankie Dettori for Mahmood Al Zarooni, won by four and a half lengths from Lily'sAngel, a daughter of flying freshman sire Dark Angel who cost just £8,000 at the DBS Premier yearling sale.

Discourse is the latest star performer sired by Street Cry, who stands under the Darley bannerat Jonabell Farm in Kentucky. The stallion is best known for outstanding racemare Zenyatta, Kentucky Derby hero Street Sense and Melbourne Cup scorer Shocking.

Discourse, bred by Darley, hails from the same Street Cry-Dixieland Band cross as Street Sense. Her Listed-placed dam Divine Dixie also produced Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes winner Bandini (Fusaichi Pegasus).

Divine Dixie is out of Santa Anita Oaks winner Hail Atlantis, making her a half-sister to smart sprinter Stormy Atlantic, sire of Kinetica, who was third to Discourse in the Sweet Solera.

Another Godolphin-owned Street Cry filly took the following race, the Watch German Races Live at maiden fillies race for fillies.

Minidress, also trained by Al Zarooni, is the first foal produced by Group 3 Musidora and John Porter Stakes winner Short Skirt, a daughter of Diktatwho was bought by Godolphin as a three-year-old for 1.4 million gns at the 2006 Tattersalls December Mares Sale.

Also on Saturday, Montjeu was represented by his 51st Pattern-race scorer when his gelded son Class Is Class easily won the Group 3 Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock.

Class Is Class is out of the Hector Protector mare Hector's Girl, second in the Watership Down sales race at two and third in the Group 3 Nell Gwyn Stakes at three.

Hector's Girl is out of a half-sister to top-class sprinter and sire College Chapel.

Also at Haydock, Crystal Gal became the 14th stakes winner bred on the Galileo-Danehill cross - famed for producing Frankel, Golden Lilac and Roderic O'Connor this season - with victory in the Listed EBF Kayf TaraDick Hern Fillies' Stakes.

Crystal Gal carries the colours of Derby hero Sir Percy's owners Anthony and Victoria Pakenham. She was bred by Castlemartin Stud and Skymarc Farm out of Park Crystal, an unraced half-sister to Derby runner-up Walk In The Park out of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Classic Park.

Crystal Gal was purchased by Frank Barry for €70,000 at the 2008 Goffs Million yearling sale and resold to her current trainer Lucy Wadham for 150,000gns at last year's Tattersalls December Mares' Sale.





Galileo £11,596,660
Dark Angel £3,699,044
Dubawi £3,194,697
Frankel £2,707,058
Kodiac £2,229,292
Acclamation £2,089,105
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882