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Sir Prancealot Sandown 31.5.12

Sir Prancealot (left): bought by Peter and Ross Doyle for €140,000

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Sir Prancealot a star for freshman Tamayuz

SIR PRANCEALOT looked one of the most exciting two-year-olds unleashed this season when he blitzed his rivals in the Listed National Stakes at Sandown on Thursday evening.

The Richard Hannon-trained colt, who had become Tamayuz's first winner when scoring on his debut at Bath this month, travelled sweetly for Richard Hughes in midfield and when the jockey pressed go the horse produced an electric turn of foot to zoom clear.

Top Boy, a son of Exceed And Excel, was four and a half lengths away in second, ahead of Effie B, a daughter of Norman Court Stud's first-season sire Sixties Icon, in third.

Tamayuz, who was himself a first-crop star for his sire Nayef, won the Prix Jean Prat and Prix Jacques le Marois at three.

Hailing from the family of Arc heroine Urban Sea and her outstanding sons Galileo and Sea The Stars, first-season sire Tamayuz stands at his owner-breeder Hamdan Al Maktoum's Derrinstown Stud for €15,000.

Dermot Cantillon and Forenaghts Stud bred Sir Prancealot out of the Listed-winning Catrail mare Mona Em, making him a half-brother to Listed winner Nice Applause.

Mona Em is a half-sister to Desmond Stakes third Maumee from the family of Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial winner Bufalino and Phoenix Stakes runner-up Maledetto.

He was bought by Hannon's regular talent scouts Peter and Ross Doyle for €140,000 from last year's Goffs Orby yearling sale, having been pinhooked as a foal in the same ring by Gormanstown Stud for €52,000.





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