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Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Battle Of Marengo's first runner and all you need to know for Friday

Battle Of Marengo: won the Beresford Stakes as a juvenile
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Battle Of Marengo becomes the latest first-season sire to be represented by a first runner when Pinaclouddown makes his debut in the 5f maiden at Newbury. 

Bred by Mattock Stud, Pinaclouddown is out of the King's Best mare Saffa Garden and is from the family of Listed scorer He's A Decoy. 

A resident of Ballyhane Stud, Battle Of Marengo was trained by Aidan O'Brien to win five races including the Beresford and Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes - both Group 2s. 

The eight-year-old has 67 juveniles to go to war with this year having covered a book of 119 mares in 2015 at the County Carlow operation. 


Racing

Fontwell (first race 1.40)

Newbury (1.50)

Ayr (2.05)

Limerick (4.30)

Bath (4.40)

Southwell (4.50)


First-season sires with runners

Battle Of Marengo Pinaclouddown, Newbury 1.50


Plus 10 Races

Newbury 1.50, 3.00, 4.35, 5.05


ANZ Bloodstock News

Ciaron Maher is banking on Not A Single Cent boosting his Sydney presence when he lines up in Saturday's Champagne Stakes and news of Satono Aladdin joining the Rich Hill Stud roster for 2018. Read today's issue here


What to read

"The Magician colt out of Perfect Step bought for 210,000gns at Tattersalls Book 2 has been earning very positive reports from Ballydoyle so it makes sense to bring Magician back to Ireland"

Coolmore relocate top-level hero Magician from Ashford Stud to Castle Hyde

"Zarkamiya is by Juddmonte's dual world champion Frankel and with entries in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Prix Saint-Alary and Prix de Diane, the dream is very much alive for all involved with her"

Well-bred Zarkamiya strolls to debut success


What to watch


Final Thought

There's always an expectation when a blueblooded individual makes a first appearance for them to get off the mark straightaway and for Zarkamiya it was amplified with her parents being superstar stallion Frankel and wondermare Zarkava. 

At Longchamp on Thursday she lived up to that by winning cosily on her debut and as she holds entries in the Classics, she looks like she could join her older half-brother Zarak in being a leading light for the Aga Khan.

The eight-year-old has 67 juveniles to go to war with this year having covered a book of 119 mares in 2015
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