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Red Clubs filly trumps Moyglare Stud rivals

Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1, 2yo fillies), Curragh 7f

Winner: Sky Lantern

gr f Red Clubs - Shawanni (Shareef Dancer)

LATE Tally-Ho Stud stallion Red Clubs sired his first Group 1 winner on Sunday when his daughter Sky Lantern, runner-up in the Prestige Stakes and Sweet Solera Stakes on her last two starts, ran away with the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Sky Lantern hails from the last of two crops by the Coventry Stakes and Sprint Cup-winning son of Red Ransom.

The first yielded a slew of winners last year including Roger Sez and Vedelago at Group level, while Sky Lantern's peers include Queen Mary Stakes winner Ceiling Kitty, Deauville Listed scorer Faithfilly and promising nursery winner The Gold Cheongsam.

Tally-Ho Stud bred Sky Lantern out of the fine broodmare Shawanni, a winning daughter of Shareef Dancer and Rockfel Stakes winner Negligent, and thus a half-sister to Group 3 winners Blatant and Songlark.

Shawanni has  produced ten winners from 11 runners including the other stakes winners Arctic (Go And Go Round Tower Stakes), Hinton Admiral (Doncaster Stakes, Spring Cup) and Shanty Star (Queen's Vase), plus 14-time winner Mystic Man and this season's useful sprint handicapper Shropshire.

Sackville Donald paid €75,000 for Sky Lantern at last year's Goffs Orby yearling sale.

In other Group action on Sunday:

>>What A Name earned quotes for next year's 1,000 Guineas with an impressive win in the Group 3 Prix la Rochette at Longchamp.

The Mikel Delzangles-trained filly is by late leading Kentucky sire Mr Greeley - who supplied European Group 1 winners Crusade, Finsceal Beo, Reel Buddy and Saoirse Abu - and is a half-sister to high-class sprinter Diabolical.

>>Verema came out best in a slowly-run renewal of the 1m7f Group 3 Prix de Lutece at Longchamp.

The Aga Khan homebred filly is from the penultimate crop of top miler and late Rathbarry Stud stallion Barathea and is out of an unraced daughter of Darshaan and Prix de Diane heroine Vereva.

>>Blue Soave scored in the Group 3 Prix du Pin over 7f at Longchamp.

Bred by his part-owner Mlle K Belluteau, he is a Soave half-brother to Listed-winning miler Blue Panis.

>>Leitir Mor just got up by a short head to win the Group 3 Go And Go Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh. He becomes the seventh Group winner sired by Holy Roman Emperor and the first of those to be a colt.

Holy Roman Emperor's highflying fillies include Banimpire, Homecoming Queen, Ishvana and Maureen.

Leitir Mor is a homebred by trainer Jim Bolger and is out of a Galileo half-sister to Golden Fleece Stakes runner-up Whip Rule. Galileo's tally of stakes winners as a damsire now stands at eight.

>>Famous Name clinched his 19th black-type victory in the Group 3 Solonoway Stakes at the Curragh, 24 hours after his sister Big Break earned quotes for next year's classics with an impressive maiden victory at Leopardstown.

The pair are by Dansili and out of the winning Quest For Fame mare Fame At Last, who has also produced Trigo Stakes winner Zaminast by Zamindar.

>>Up followed up her victory in last month's Group 3 Lanwades Stud Fillies' Stakes with a win in the Group 2 Blandford Stakes at the Curragh.

She is by Coolmore colossus Galileo and is a half-sister to Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes winner and leading sophomore sire Dutch Art.




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