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Derby hero Authorized off the mark as sire

FIRST-SEASON sire Authorized got off the mark on Saturday when his son Tamarrud won a 1m maiden race over 1m on the Lingfield polytrack.

Tamarrud, a Godolphin homebred trained by Saeed bin Suroor, was a decisive neck winner over Gassin Golf, a son of Authorized's sire Montjeu.

Authorized was one of the stars of the 2007 season, when he won the Dante Stakes, Derby and International Stakes.

Trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam, he had also broken his maiden in the Racing Post Trophy at Newbury the season before.

Authorized is out of the unraced Saumarez mare Funsie, a half-sister to Grand Prix de Paris runner-up Prospect Wells from the family of top-flight winners Alhaarth, Makfi, Green Dancer, Okawango and Quijano.

Authorized stands under the Darley banner at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket. His fee this year was £15,000.

Tamarrud is out of the unplaced Miss Hepburn, a daughter of Gone West and Group 3 Prestige Stakes winner Circle Of Gold (Royal Academy).

Circle Of Gold is a sister to Listed Rose Bowl Stakes winner Crystal Crossing, who found further fame as the dam of St Leger hero Rule Of Law.

Tamarrud went through the ring at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, when he was bought by Richard Frisby Bloodstock from the consignment of Grove Stud for 50,000gns.






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