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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Kingman half-sister declared for mile maiden at Leicester

The filly is also a three-parts sister to Group 3 winner Remote

Kingman: his half-sister by Bated Breath is one to watch at Leicester
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Classic heroine Zenda has produced exceptional miler Kingman and Royal Ascot scorer Remote so there will be great expectations for her three-year-old daughter Present Tense, who is set to make her debut in a 1m½f three-year-old maiden at Leicester on Friday (4.50pm).

Present Tense is trained by John Gosden for owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah, the connections who campaigned most of the family.

Zenda won a Windsor maiden in the spring of her three-year-old season and went on to land the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and finish second in the Coronation Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.

Her half-brother Oasis Dream, another for Gosden, was a champion at two and at three whose victories included the Middle Park Stakes, July Cup and Nunthorpe.

Oasis Dream has sired 15 Group/Grade 1 winners in a distinguished stallion career at Banstead Manor Stud.

Gosden sent out Kingman, Zenda's son by Invincible Spirit, to win the Irish 2,000 Guineas, St James's Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes and Prix Jacques le Marois.

Kingman stands alongside Oasis Dream and his first crop are yearlings.

Kingman was Zenda's second Royal Ascot winner as his Dansili half-brother Remote had taken the Group 3 Tercentenary Stakes a year earlier.

Present Tense, Zenda's latest representative on the racecourse, is a three-parts sister to Remote as she hails from the first crop of Bated Breath, a high-class sprinter by Dansili.

Present Tense faces stiff opposition at Leicester and her well-bred rivals include:

Zamfir, a New Approach colt out of Antara, a dual winner of the Group 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes beaten just a head by Stacelita when second in the Prix Jean Romanet. The Godolphin homebred makes his debut for Charlie Appleby.

Mostahel, an Acclamation brother to dual King's Stand Stakes hero Equiano, who cost 220,000gns as a yearling but was down the field on his only run for Richard Hannon last year.

Mushareefa, a Makfi three-parts sister to Jockey Club Stakes and Princess of Wales's Stakes winner Universal. The €90,000 yearling purchase is making her debut for Ed Dunlop.

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Kingman was Zenda's second Royal Ascot winner
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