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Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Five Juddmonte jewels that could sparkle on the track

Siblings to Enable and Kingman among those christened recently

Enable: crowned 2017 Horse of the Year following a string to top-flight successes
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The list of 82 yearlings named by Juddmonte in the latest calendar supplement issued by Horse Racing Ireland is an exemplar of the brilliant sires and dams who have graced the racecourse in the famous Khalid Abdullah silks in recent years.

Here are five - now two-year-olds - that hold every chance of emulating their illustrious family members during their own racing careers.

Daytime
b f Frankel-Midday (Oasis Dream)

An exceptionally well-bred filly by dual world champion Frankel out of the 2010 champion older mare in England, Midday.

Midday, a 12-year-old Oasis Dream mare, developed a legion of followers during her remarkable racing career, which saw her win three renewals of the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood, and the 2009 running of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

She also ran both Twice Over and St Nicholas Abbey to within a length in top-flight contests during a career in which she collected prize-money earnings of more than £2.2 million.

She has also got off to a flyer in her second career as her first foal Midterm, by Galileo, won the Group 3 bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown, while her second foal Mori, by Frankel, also showed a liking for Goodwood by winning a Listed race there before finishing second to Coronet in the Ribblesdale Stakes.

There's a strong chance we could see Daytime during 2018, as both Midday and Midterm won back-end juvenile maidens at two, and what a treat that is to look forward to.

Midday: the three-time Nassau Stakes heroine and Goodwood went hand in hand

Delphian
b c Frankel-Zenda (Zamindar)

Few, if any, racehorses evoke such fond memories as Frankel scorching across the Rowley Mile on his way to claiming Classic success in the 2,000 Guineas in 2011.

Delphian is a half-brother to Kingman, who split Night Of Thunder and Australia in the same race three years later before continuing his ascent as a top-class miler by winning the Irish equivalent and three other Group 1s, which made him champion three-year-old miler in Europe in 2014.

The pair's dam Zenda was a Classic winner in her own right having landed the 2002 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, and she has also produced Remote, a Royal Ascot scorer courtesy of his win in the Tercentenary Stakes in 2013.

Zenda is a half-sister to bullet sprinter Oasis Dream, who earned champion credentials for winning the Middle Park Stakes at two and the Nunthorpe Stakes and July Cup at three.

Delphian's year-older brother First Eleven was a close second on his third start in a back-end novice stakes at Newbury in October for John Gosden, suggesting that Delphian may appear on a racecourse before his third birthday.

Entitle
b f Dansili-Concentric (Sadler's Wells)

There was much consternation when Cracksman was awarded a higher rating than Enable, who displayed such consistency at the highest level by stringing together five Group 1 wins by an aggregate 22½ lengths, and who beat the boys with a storming run in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Entitle is a Dansili half-sister to the 2017 Horse of the Year, who was a near four-length winner on Newcastle's Tapeta surface in late-November. Entitle's three-year-old brother Centroid is yet to be campaigned, despite holding an early entry for the Derby in June.

Their dam Concentric, a Listed-winning daughter of Sadler's Wells, is a sister to the Classic-placed Group 2 scorer Dance Routine, dam of another Juddmonte jewel in recent years in Flintshire - a five-time winner at the highest level who was second twice in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. 

Should Entitle pop up at any stage during the 2018 Flat season, expect her to play more than just a supporting role.

Flintshire: shares his granddam with Enable and Entitle

Jubiloso

b f Shamardal-Joyeuse (Oasis Dream)

Jubiloso is the first foal out of the Listed-winning sprinter Joyeuse, an Oasis Dream half-sister to the exceptional Frankel and top-class middle-distance runner Noble Mission, who emulated his year-older brother by landing the 2009 Champion Stakes.

They in turn are out of Juddmonte blue hen Kind, a Listed winner over 5f and 6f and one of a number of speedy mares to have clicked with Coolmore's perennial champion sire Galileo.

Joyeuse appeared rather early by Juddmonte standards, winning a 6f maiden at Lingfield in May of her two-year-old campaign, suggesting Jubiloso may face her first racecourse test sooner rather than later.

Joyeuse has also produced a yearling filly by Dubawi.

Tempus
b c Kingman-Passage Of Time (Dansili)

Among the first two-year-olds for top-class miler Kingman, Tempus will have no excuses if he fails to perform as his distaff pedigree also contains a number of performers who have shone on the racecourse, particularly at Royal Ascot.

His half-brother Time Test was a dual Group 2 winner and landed the Tercentenary Stakes at the royal meeting. He also competed admirably in Grade 1 company for Chad Brown in the US and embarks on his stud career at the National Stud this year.

Their dam Passage Of Time won the Criterium de Saint-Cloud at two and was a three-time Group 1 place-getter at three and four. 

Her brother Father Time claimed the King Edward VII Stakes in 2009, a year before their half-sister Timepiece won the Sandringham Handicap.

Timepiece had more than one string to her bow, though, and won the Falmouth Stakes the following year.

Tempus's year-older half-brother Perpetual, by Dubawi, has yet to be seen but both his and Tempus's debuts are eagerly anticipated.


Read the ANZ Bloodstock News and Racing Post Bloodstock's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearlings supplement


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Daytime is an exceptionally well-bred filly by dual world champion Frankel out of the 2010 champion older mare in England, Midday
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