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Stacelita - Prix de Diane - Chantilly 14.06.09

Stacelita: Group 1 winner is bred on the same Monsun - Dashing Blade cross as Newbury Listed winner Rumh


Newbury: 75th stakes winner for Monsun

Report: Newbury, Thursday

Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes (Registered As The Ballymacoll Stud Stakes) (Listed) 3yo, fillies, 1m2f

RUMH, who chased home the Oaks first and third on her last outing, romped to victory for jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor with a remorseless pace-setting performance that left the rest of the field floundering in her wake.

Rumh was previously seen finishing third in a course-and-distance Listed contest in which she came home behind Izzi Top and Dancing Rain, later third and first respectively in the Investec Oaks.

Already endowed with leading claims on that form, the 5-2 favourite was further boosted by being allowed her own way at the head of affairs. Dettori and Rumh duly led his rivals a merry dance and had them all hard at work even as the winning post remained a small white fleck on his horizon.

She went readily clear in the final furlong to record an official winning marginof six lengths over the John Gosden-trained Imperial Pippin. Moment In Time tired of her own fruitless pursuit of the winner and was pipped late for third after Palm Pilot came from dead last to scoop some black type.

Rumh is to be aimed at the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot next Thursday. Frankie Dettori will be eligible to ride her again, with his 10-day suspension incurred for not riding out the Oaks finish on Blue Bunting not coming into force until the Friday.

Bin Suroor said: "The plan is to run in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot. The form of her last race has worked out well and she had improved."

Dettori added: "She was entitled to win this on her previous run and she did it well."

Rumh is the seventh stakes winner this season and one of 75 overall by Germany's leading stallion Monsun, who stands at Gestut Schlenderhan.

Bred by Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof in Germany, Rumh is a half-sister to two winners and out of Group 3 winner Royal Dubai, a Dashing Blade half-sister to another high-class Monsun filly in Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes heroine Royal Highness.

Rumh, who is bred on the same cross as Stacelita and Group 2 winner Noble Pearl, was purchased by John Ferguson for 300,000gns at Book 1 of the 2009 Tattersalls October Sale. Royal Dubai has a two-year-old brother to the winner named Raipur and a yearling filly by Silvano.





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