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Summit Surge winning Sky Bet York stakes at York 24.07.2010

Summit Surge (left): York Stakes winner was bred by Norelands Bloodstock

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch  

Summit is more reason to regret Noverre sale

Sky Bet York Stakes (Group 2), York, 1m2½f

SUMMIT SURGE 6yo b g Noverre - Lady Peculiar, by Sunshine Forever

Breeder: Norelands Bloodstock in Ireland

SUMMIT SURGE gave further cause to regret the decision of Darley to sell his sire Noverre to stand in India by gaining the mostimportant success of his career in the Group 2 Sky Bet York Stakes.

Under a typically strong drive from jockey Kieren Fallon, Summit Surge ran on strongly from the back of the field to deny Maria's Mon gelding Bushman (one and a quarter lengths second), with King's Best colt Allybar in third.

Luca Cumani-trained six-year-old Summit Surge - whose previous victories include two Leopardtown Group 3s, the Amethyst and Ballycorus Stakes - is a first-crop son of Noverre,who stood at Darley's Kildangan Stud in County Kildare until the 2007 breeding season.

An immaculately-bred Rahy half-brother to brilliant juvenile Arazi, Noverre now stands at Sohna Stud in India. Since his export he has been represented by Prix du Jockey Club winner Le Havre and this month's Falmouth Stakes heroine Music Show.

Summit Surge was bred by Norelands Bloodstock out of Lady Peculiar, a Canadian-bred daughter of Sunshine Forever, making him a half-brother to winners My Mate Pete, Peculiar Prince, Treculiar and Vacation.

He was originally purchased as a foal at the Tattersalls December sale for 34,000gns. He was resold a year later at Doncaster for 30,000gns and, after achieving a highlevel of form, went through the ring at last October's Tattersalls Autumn horses in training sale, but was led out unsold at 120,000gns.

His dam also has a yearling colt by Majestic Missile and she was covered by Captain Marvelous last year.







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