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Thursday, 15 November, 2018

First winner for dual Group 1 winner Maxios

Light Treading won on debut at Bro Park in Sweden on Monday

Light Treading: gave her sire a first winner when she won on the sand at Bro Park on Monday
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First-season sire Maxios gained his first winner when his daughter Light Treading won on debut at Bro Park in Sweden on Monday.

Trained by Caroline Malmborg and ridden by apprentice Andreas Tapia Dalbark, the two-year-old debutante won impressively by one and a half lengths.

Among her 13 opponents were two previous winners, and a fancied colt from the second crop of Power.

"The horse had worked extremely well ahead of the debut and I was quite optimistic," said Malmborg, who has three by Maxios in her stable at the racecourse.

Progeny of Maxios have been well received at the sales with two yearling colts selling for €240,000 and €220,000 at last year's Baden-Baden September Yearling Sale.

Trained by Jonathan Pease for his owner-breeders the Niarchos Family, Maxios developed from a smart juvenile into a top-class miler at five over the course of his 18-race career. He won eight races, including both the Prix d'Ispahan, from Planteur, and the Prix du Moulin, from Olympic Glory. He also finished second to Pastorius in the Prix Ganay. 

Maxios is a half-brother to five-time Group 1 winner Bago. The European champion won top-flight contests at two, three and four - most notably the 2004 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Maxios hails from the further family of Machiavellian and Denebola, the latter the granddam of Sunday's Prix de Diane heroine Senga.

The nine-year-old son of Monsun was retired to Gestut Fahrhof, where he has stood since 2014 at a fee of €10,000.

 

The horse had worked extremely well ahead of the debut and I was quite optimistic

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