Moyglare jewels among a host of interesting maidens at Cork
Aidan O'Brien also fields beautifully bred pair
Cork’s eight-race Saturday card has attracted a plethora of entries across the board but the most interest for pedigree enthusiasts can be found in the finale.
Dermot Weld and Moyglare Stud have declared not one but two Dubawis from distinguished bloodlines, both of whom ought to be doing their best work at the end of the Join Us Here Again Tomorrow Maiden (5.20), over a mile and a quarter for three-year-olds.
Chris Hayes has been riding plenty for Weld of late and has been booked for Coeur D'Or, a son of the same connections' 2002 Ribblesdale winner Irresistible Jewel. Her daughter Princess Highway repeated the feat in the same Royal Ascot race a decade later, and furthermore the mare has achieved an Irish St Leger victory with Royal Diamond and Group 1 black type from Mad About You. There is also a two-year-old Dubawi brother registered with the name Desert Highway.
Both of those mares, and Princess Highway’s full sister, Sansibar Jewel, remain firmly among Moyglare's breeding plans for future generations.
Nostra Casa, meanwhile, is the mount of Conor Hoban. He is the final foal from Irish Guineas fourth Utterly Heaven, whose best progeny was the slow-burning Long Distance Cup winner and Gold Cup third Forgotten Rules.
Also representing O'Brien, and with the benefit of two promising runs already is the artistically named Gentile Bellini, a 2,000,000gns Tattersalls Book 1 purchase and the first foal of four-time Group 1 scorer Sky Lantern.
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