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2.7m guineas Kingman half-brother to Galileo Gold set for Leicester debut

Akhu Najla sold to Oliver St Lawrence at last year's Tattersalls Book 1

Akhu Najla in the sales ring at Park Paddocks when selling for 2,700,000gns
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Akhu Najla, a Kingman half-brother to Classic star Galileo Gold and a cool 2,700,000gns purchase from last year's Tattersalls Book 1 October Yearling Sale, will make his debut in the opening British EBF Novice Stakes (1.00) at Leicester on Tuesday. 

Bred by Pantile Stud, the colt is the seventh foal out of the twice-raced Galileo mare Galicuix, a half-sister to King's Stand Stakes and Prix de l'Abbaye hero Goldream. 

Akhu Najla, who is owned by KHK Racing, is a half-brother to 2,000 Guineas scorer Galileo Gold, who also won the St James's Palace and Vintage Stakes for Hugo Palmer and Al Shaqab Racing as well as placing in the Irish Guineas and Sussex Stakes. 

The son of Paco Boy has enjoyed a successful season with his first crop of juveniles, with his three stakes winners including Phoenix Stakes scorer Ebro River plus Prix Six Perfections winner and Prix Marcel Boussac winner Oscula. The eight-year-old stood this year for a fee of €5,000.

Akhu Najla is also related to a further five winners, while his dam is in turn out of a Machiavellian half-sister to the multiple stakes-winning Group-placed Mont Rocher. 

The two-year-old faces ten rivals in the seven-furlong contest including Godolphin's Yukon Star, an unraced son of Oasis Dream out of a half-sister to Mount Nelson, Knight Of Honour, by Decorated Knight and out of Princess Margaret Stakes winner Princess Noor, and Vee Sight, a son of Churchill and a close relation to recent stakes winner Scope. 

The second division of the novice stakes (1.30) will see Sunderland Holding's homebred Morgan Fairy make her debut.

The daughter of Lope De Vega is out of an unraced half- or full-sister to high-class sprinter Muthmir and My Titania, a Group 3-winning daughter of Sea The Stars and dam of Earl of Sefton Stakes winner and Prix d'Ispahan third My Oberon. 


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Bred by Pantile Stud, the colt is the seventh foal out of the twice-raced Galileo mare Galicuix
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