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Daddy Long Legs - Newmarket - 24/09/2011

Daddy Long Legs: secure's his first victory at stakes level

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch  

Saturday's stakes races: all you need to know

Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stake (Group 2)

Daddy Long Legs is the third stakes winner within as many weekends for Coolmore's leading American first-season sire Scat Daddy. The stallion was the headline act of Johannesburg's first crop when taking the 2006 Grade 1 Champagne Stakes (1m) and 2007 Grade 1 Florida Derby (1m1f), and has made a similarly fast start with his own first two-year-olds, siring 16 winners to date and the earners of nearly $1 million in prize-money. In addition to Daddy Long Legs, they also include Grade 3 winner Shared Property and Canadian Group 3 winner Finale, who is unbeaten in three tries on turf.


Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1)

Lightening Pearl's victory in the Jaguar Cheveley Park Stakes was her second win at stakes level and fully justified the £15,000 fee that her connections paid to supplement her for the race.

The filly was bought by David Redvers at the Goffs Orby Sale from Castlemartin Stud last September. The agent paid 125,000euros for the filly, a sister to the 2010 Tyros Stakes third Jolie Jioconde. Her sire Marju recently retired at the age of 23 and now seven of his nine worldwide Group 1 winners have been fillies.

Lightening Pearl's damJioconda won the Listed Silken Glider Stakes and finished third in the Killavullan Stakes, however both Lightening Pearl's second and third dams were unraced. The filly's fourth dam Pato was a four-time winner and the dam of the champion European stayer of 1995, Classic Cliche, winner of the St Leger, as well as the dual Group 1 winner My Emma, who won the Yorkshire Oaks and the Prix Vermeille.


Premio Vittorio Di Capua (Group 1)

This victory secured Dick Turpin's second Group 1 win, the four-year-old is the headline act of the first three crops by Group 3 winner Arakan, also the sire of recent Champagne Stakes scorer Trumpet Major. The pair are the only stakes performers by the son of Nureyev, who stands at Ballyhane Stud for €4,000.


Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Group 1)

Sahpresa scored in style here, she is the only Group 1 winner by Sahm, a beautifully bred Grade 2 winner who succumbed to cancer at Shadwell Farm in Kentucky at the age of 13 in 2007. By Mr Prospector out of Sheikh Hamdan's brilliant filly Salsabil, Sahm never covered large books during his time in Kentucky yet sired a number of useful performers, among them Irish Group 2 winner Mustameet (now standing at Clongiffen Stud in Ireland) and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf heroine Maram.

The only Group 1 winner within the first five generations of her family, Sahpresa is one of three winners out of Sorpresa, an unraced half-sister to smart Japanese jumper Five Pointer.  


Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes (Group 3)

Flowers Of Spring stayed on stoutly to secure her first victory at stakes level.  She is Celtic Swing's first stakes winner of theseason; the sire died last year and has been responsible for siring the winner's of 10 worldwide Group 1 races.  

Flowers Of Spring is out of the unraced Albaiyda, who has produced two other winners including: Thin Red Line, a winner of four races at up to 10f for Michael Dods and Oasis Sun a winner of four races at up to 14f.

Flowers Of Spring descends from an Aga Khan family that includes the double-winning Group 1-winner Alamshar.  









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