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Unaccompanied and Paul Townend wins the Tote Jackpot Races 3 To 6 Spring Juvenile Hurdle Leopardstown 12.02.2011

Unaccompanied: firstGrade 1 jumps winner Danehill Dancer

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) 

Leopardstown: Grade 1 one-two for Winged Love

Dr P. J. Moriarty Novice Chase (Grade 1) 2m5f, 5yo+

BOSTONS ANGEL (g Winged Love - Lady Boston by Mansonnien)

Breeder: P A D Scouller

TULLYRAINE House Stud's Winged Love is enjoying his strongest season yet and there was further cause for celebration on Saturday when he accounted for the first two home, Bostons Angel and Magnanimity, in the prestigious Dr P J Moriarty Chase.

The pair hail from Winged Love's first Irish-bred crop as do other talented performers such as Cannington Brook, Gift Of Dgab, Premier Victory and Start Me Up - the 1995 Irish Derby winner spent his first seven seasons leased by Darley to Gestut Karlshof in Germany, during which time he sired the brilliant 2m chaser Twist Magic and high-class hurdler Cherub.

The son of In The Wings has also proven to be an able Flat sire with the likes of the Group 1-placed Macleya and dual Group 2 winner Aolus to his credit.

Bostons Angel is the first of two foals out of 2000 Prix Chambly Hurdle winner LadyBoston.


Hennessy Gold Cup (Grade 1) 3m, 5yo+

KEMPES (8 g Intikhab - Unicamp by Royal Academy)

Breeder: Mick McGinnn

Flat-bred Kempes, a €30,000 Goffs Orby yearling purchase by Frances Crowley, was an authoritative winner of Leopardstown's showpiece to become the first Grade 1 winner over jumps for Intikhab.

In fact, Kempes is the only Graded jumps winner for the 1998 runaway Queen Anne Stakes hero Intikhab, who hit the heights last season as the sire of the brilliant multiple Group 1 scorer Snow Fairy.

A half-brother to three minor winners on the Flat, Kempes is out of a juvenile winner from the family of the Grade 1-placed Casey Tibbs and Meeznah, who ran second to Snow Fairy in last year's Oaks.

Unicamp has a two-year-old sister to Kempes and a yearling filly by High Chaparral.


Deloitte Novice Hurdle (Grade 1), 2m2f, 5yo+

OSCARS WELL (6 g Oscar - Placid Willow by Convinced)

Breeder: Eugene O'Leary

Oscars Wells, one of ten Grade 1-winning jumpers by Coolmore's leading sire Oscar, confirmed himself as yet another Cheltenham Festival contender for his sire with a smooth victory in this contest over Zaidpour (a Red Ransom half-brother to Zaynar).

Oscar is likely to be also represented at Cheltenham by former Festival winners Peddlers Cross and Big Zeb as well as Minella Class and Oscar Whiskey. The son of Sadler's Wells stands at Grange Stud in Ireland for €5,000.

Oscars Wells is the first named foal out of Placid Willow, an unraced Convinced half-sister to minor hurdles winner Maryscross.

The gelding has passed through the sales ring three times, most recently for €8,000 to J. Linehan at the 2008 Tattersalls Ireland August Sale.


Tote Jackpot Races 3-6 Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m, 4yo

UNACCOMPANIED (f Danehill Dancer - Legend Has It by Sadler's Wells)

Breeder: Moyglare Stud Farm

MOYGLARE Stud Farm, better known as a leading owner on the Flat, look to have a live Cheltenham Festival candidate on their hands following the smooth victory of the Dermot Weld-trained Unaccompanied in the Grade 1 juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown.

The four-year-old filly is bred to excel on the Flat as a daughter of the 2009 champion Flat sire Danehill Dancer, himself a dual Group 1 winner over 6f as a two-year-old, and descendant of Moyglare blue hen Talking Picture.

Danehill Dancer rose to prominence on the Flat as a speed influence through such early representatives as Choisir and Monsieur Bond. Several high-class middle-distance performers have emerged since those early crops, including anna Pavlova and Planteur, while he has also sired a number of smart hurdlers led by 2007 Grade 2 Winter Novices Hurdle winner Lightning Strike and the Grade 1-placed Degas Art. Unaccompanied, however, is the stallion's first Grade 1 winner over hurdles.

Unaccompanied is the second foal and first winner out of Legend Has It, a winning daughter of Sadler's Wells and Listed-placed Magical Cliche. Her granddam is the 1973 US champion two-year-old Talking Picture, who produced five stakes winners for Moyglare including 1988 Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Trusted Partner (herself dam of Grade 1 winner Dress To Thrill) and Italian Group 2 winner Easy To Copy

Legend Has It was sold to agent Hugo Merry on behalf of Indian interests for €42,000 at the 2009 Goffs November Sale.

 

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