Half-brother to Enable off the mark in impressive fashion at Newmarket
Derab is the ninth foal out of Juddmonte's star producer Concentric
Derab, a Sea The Stars half-brother to the brilliant dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable, looks set to continue family honour after bolting up at Newmarket to make it third time lucky.
Second on his first two starts, to the subsequent Tattersalls Stakes winner and Craven runner-up La Barrosa, then to the promising Snow Lantern at Newbury last month, Derab came home six and a half lengths clear of pricy Arqana purchase Fireworks in the mile novice contest.
The John and Thady Gosden-trained colt, who holds an entry in the Cazoo Derby next month, is the ninth foal out of the brilliant Concentric, a stakes-winning and Group 3-placed daughter of Sadler's Wells and Apogee, a Group 3-winning half-sister to Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud runner-up Daring Miss.
The Juddmonte-homebred hails from an outstanding immediate family too, being a half-brother to the phenomenal 11-time Group/Grade 1 winner Enable, who has now settled down to life as a broodmare after being covered by Kingman this season.
An impressive victory @NewmarketRace for Derab, a Sea The Stars half-brother to the great Enable. He's pictured below as a foal at Banstead Manor Stud #FlashbackFriday #FoalFriday pic.twitter.com/EfwEl6s6Ru— Juddmonte (@JuddmonteFarms) May 14, 2021
The daughter of Nathaniel conquered the racing world during her stellar career with wins in three King Georges, a Breeders' Cup Turf, the Oaks, Irish Oaks and two Yorkshire Oaks among an outstanding CV headed by those two Arcs.
Concentric has also produced Contribution, a Group 2-placed daughter of Champs Elysees; Entitle, by Dansili and runner-up in the Musidora Stakes; Portrush, a winning daughter of Frankel; and the winning pair of Centroid (Dansili) and Tournament (Oasis Dream).
The 17-year-old Concentric recently returned to Nathaniel this breeding season.