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Barefoot Lady - Newmarket - 13.04.2011

Barefoot Lady (2): Nell Gywn winner was unsold at 9,500gns as a yearling

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Newmarket: bargain buys steal show

Bet At European Free Handicap (Listed) 7f, 3yo

PAUSANIAS (c Kyllachy - The Strand by Gone West)

Breeder: Granham Farm and P Hearson Bloodstock in GB

PAUSANIAS looked every inch a bargain purchase at 29,000gns when running out a smooth winner of the Free Handicap at Newmarket on Wednesday.

The colt was snapped up at the 2009 Tattersalls December Yearling Sale by Peter Doyle and turned over to Richard Hannon on behalf of Sir Alex Ferguson and Sotirios Hassiakos. The 13th stakes winner by Nunthorpe Stakes hero Kyllachy, he is bred on the same Gone West cross as another talented member of his generation, Listed Silver Tankard Stakes winner Zenella.

Pausanias is the only winner to date from four runners out of The Strand, an unraced sister to Grade 3-winning sprinter Gold Land. It is the immediate family of Listed winner Resplendent Cee and the Group 1-placed Polar Force, both of whom are by Kyllachy's grandsire Polar Falcon.

The Strand's two-year-old colt by Rail Link is catalogued to next month's Arqana Breeze-up at Saint-Cloud.

Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes (Group 3) 7f, 3yo fillies

BAREFOOT LADY (f Footstepsinthesand - Lady Angharad by Tenby)

Breeder: Arbawny Ventures 2000uc in Ireland

FOR the second year running, the Nell Gywn fell to a Goresbridge graduate bought by Gill Richardson; 2010 winner Music Show cost €16,000 and Barefoot Lady was almost as big a bargain at €30,000. The daughter of Footstepsinthesand, whose fourth Group winner she is, was a breeze-up purchase for Richardson, having been unsold at 9,500gns as a yearling.

She is one of three winners out Lady Angharad, winner of the 6f Listed Woodcote Stakes as a juvenile on Derby day, 1998.

Sing Softly, from the final crop of Hennessy, ran second.

Blue Square Feilden Stakes (Listed), 1m1f, 3yo

DORDOGNE (c Singspiel - Riberac by Efisio)

Breeder: Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook in Ireland

DORDOGNE, a son of Gary Middlebrook's homebred Listed winner Riberac, stayed on strongly under Frankie Dettorio to come out on top in the Feilden Stakes. Happy Today, a Gone West half-brother to Zafeen, ran second.

Mark Johnston paid just 27,000gns at the 2009 Tattersalls October Sale, for the colt, who is by the late Singspiel and therefore can be expected to improve with time. While Riberac was most effective over 1m, she also stayed 1m2f which offers some encouragement for Dordogne's prospects of staying further down the line.

Dordogne is the second stakes winner out of Riberac following the Listed-placed Montrachet (by Fantastic Light). The daughter of Efisio is the dam of four winners in total.




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