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Power - The Curragh 26.05.2012

Power: hailed from the same Highclere Stud draft as Camelot, Bonfire and Entifaadha at the 2010 Tattersalls October Sale

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Oasis Dream colt powers to Irish 2,000 victory

Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1), 1m, 3yo

POWER (c Oasis Dream - Frappe by Inchinor)

Bred by Norelands and Hugo Lascelles in Britain

POWER'Svictory over Foxtrot Romeo (Danehill Dancer) in the Irish 2,000 Guineas could have marked the opening point of an outstanding week for Highclere Stud, which sold the son of Oasis Dream on behalf of his breeders at Book 1 of the 2010 Tattersalls October Sale.

It was a draft which also included the unbeaten Derby favourite Camelot, Dante Stakes hero Bonfire, fellow Derby hopeful Minimise Risk and last year's Acomb Stakes winner Entifaadha.

The stud's Book 2 draft that year contained another of this year's Derby hopefuls in Rugged Cross as well as impressive Lingfield Oaks Trial heroine Vow.

Power is one of nine Group 1 winners by Oasis Dream and the stallion's first Classic winner. Oasis Dream also sired the third home, Reply.

Although a top sprinter himself, the Banstead Manor Stud resident has been remarkably versatile at stud, with his top-level performers ranging from King's Stand Stakes winner Prohibit to 1m2f Group 1 winners Querari and Lady Jane Digby.

Power is a half-brother to three winners including the Unfuwain filly Thakafaat, who narrowly denied Twyla Tharp (the dam ofstrong Oaks fancy The Fugue) when winning the 2005 Ribblesdale Stakes for John Dunlop.

The pair are out of the winning two-year-old Frappe, a half-sister to 2,000 Guineas winner Footstepsinthesand.

Further back, itis the family of Queen's Vase Stakes winner Mahler and Norfolk Stakes heroine Superstar Leo.

Power was a 50,000gns vendor buyback as a yearling but was later sold privately to his current connections.




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