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Russian Rhythm - Glorious Goodwood 2003

Russian Rhythm: the daughter of Balistroika is represented by Safina in the Nell Gwyn Stakes

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Balistroika's influence seen at Newmarket

THE influence of Balistroika, who was recently pensioned by Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable in Pennsylvania, will be in evidence tomorrow at Newmarket when Safina and Srda line up in the Nell Gywn Stakes at Newmarket.

Cheveley Park Stud's Safina is the second foal out of Balistroika's 1,000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes-winning daughter Russian Rhythm. A daughter of Pivotal, Safina ran an encouraging third in a hot maiden at Newmarket last year and is currently as low as 16/1 for the 1,000 Guineas.

Srda, another granddaughter of Balistroika, faces a step up in class following wins on the all-weather in maiden and handicap company for Clive Brittain. The daughter of Kingmambo is out of Marisa, an unraced Swain half-sister to Russian Rhythm.

Balistroika also features in the background of Tattersalls Timeform 3yo Trophy hopeful Longliner, who, like Safina, is trained by Sir Michael Stoute. The daughter of Dalakhani is out of the Grade 3-placed Ive Gota Bad Liver, also the granddam of lot 120 in the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale.

>> The Nell Gwyn Stakes also features the return of George Strawbridge's Dynaformer filly Dyna Waltz, who bids to emulate her dam, Valentine Waltz. Valentine Waltz took this race in 1999 en route to victory in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches.

>> Just over 30 minutes later, Ghanaati's half-sister, Rumoush, bids to stake her 1,000 Guineas claim in the Feilden Stakes. The daughter of Rahy - who features as the damsire of Ghanaati's sire Giant's Causeway - is also a half-sister to last season's Champion Stakes runner-up Mawatheeq. 

Rumoush faces eight others in the 1m1f Listedcontest including Listed winner Timepiece, a half-sister to Passage Of Time.




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