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Full-sister to American Grade 1 winner Viadera to debut for Lyons and Juddmonte

The Bated Breath filly is out of Sacred Shield, a three-part sister to Clepsydra

Viadera: the American Grade 1 winner's full-sister debuts at Naas
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Ger Lyons will take the wraps off Sacred Bridge, Juddmonte's full-sister to Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes winner Viadera, in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden (4.25) at Naas on Wednesday. 

The daughter of Bated Breath is the seventh foal out of the winning Beat Hollow mare Sacred Shield, a three-part sister to Clepsydra, the dam of Group 1 winners Timepiece and Passage Of Time, and a full-sister to Viadera, their sire's first top-level scorer when striking at Del Mar back in November. 

The two-year-old is also a three-parts sister to the useful Crossed Baton, a dual Listed-winner and Group 2-placed son of Dansili. 

Sacred Shield is herself out of the Blushing Groom mare Quandry, a Listed winner for Sir Henry Cecil and a half-sister to Prix du Moulin winner and Oaks runner-up All At Sea. 

From a typically outstanding Juddmonte family, Quandry has also produced the stakes-winning Double Crossed, the dam of the popular multiple Group 1-winning Twice Over. 

The son of Observatory struck in the Eclipse, two Champion Stakes and a Juddmonte International for Cecil during six years in training. He now stands in South Africa, where he has sired top-level winners Do It Again and Sand And Sea. 

Sacred Shield has a yearling colt by Camacho and produced a full-sister to Viadera and Sacred Bridge earlier this year. She returned to Bated Breath this year. 

Among Sacred Bridge's nine rivals in the six-furlong contest are the unraced Moyglare Stud homebred Vivaia, a daughter of Kodiac from the family of Irish St Leger winner Royal Diamond, and Lanwades Stud's Dark Angel filly Sablonne - out of the Prix d'Arenberg-winning Oasis Dream mare Starlit Sands. 

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Sacred Shield has a yearling colt by Camacho and produced a full-sister to Viadera and Sacred Bridge earlier this year
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