Grandson of Mehthaaf off the mark at Lingfield
SEVERAL seasoned campaigners took each other on the 6f handicap at Lingfield but they were upstaged by 7/1 shot Waabel, a well-connected Shadwell-bred gelding who got off the mark at the ninth time of asking.
Purchased for £5,000 by Alan Bailey at last year's DBS Lincoln Handicap Sale, Waabel owns a pedigree out of the top drawer. By Green Desert, he is the second winner from six foals of racing age out of Italian champion three-year-old Najah, a Group 2-winning daughter of two other champions in Nashwan and Mehthaaf. A granddaughter of Fall Aspen, Mehthaaf is a half-sister to three stakes winners including July Cup winner Elnadim.
Najah has a two-year-old filly by Shamardal while Mehthaaf has a two-year-old colt by Street Cry.
Super Collider looked to have been found an ideal winning opportunity by Michael Jarvis in the concluding 1m2f maiden and duly obliged by five lengths.
Newsells Park Stud bred the son of Montjeu, who is a three-parts brother to Prix Saint-Alary runner-up Asti and half-brother to Group 3-placed Amazon Beauty. They are out of Astorg, a Listed-winning Lear Fan half-sister to Group 3 winners Android and Article Rare. Super Collider's third dam is none other than Allez France.
Astorg has a yearling filly by Galileo and is in foal to New Approach.