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Normandie's well-bred Croque Monsieur to make debut on packed day of racing

Sultanina: daughter of New Approach, who was born and raised at Normandie, lands the Nassau Stakes
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There's a host of Flat and jumps racing to keep you entertained on this Bank Holiday Monday and it's worth keeping an eye on Windsor as Normandie Stud's homebred Croque Monsieur makes his debut. 

A three-year-old son of Intello, Croque Monsieur was bred by Philippa Cooper out of the Listed-winning Zafonic mare Soft Centre making him a three-parts brother to Cooper's Nassau Stakes winner Sultanina. 

Trained by William Haggas, he'll be lining up in the first division of the mile novice stakes and is one to keep a close eye on.


Warwick (First race 1.30)

Naas (1.40)

Kempton (1.45)

Down Royal (1.50)

Beverley (1.55)

Windsor (2.00)

Ayr (2.10)

Bath (2.15)


Karaka May Sale

ANZ Bloodstock News

In today's issue:Tim Rowe speaks to Curraghmore Stud's Gordon Cunnigham who has praised New Zealand Bloodstock for introducing a yearling session at its Karaka May Sale which begins today. 

Plus 10 races

Bath 2.15, 4.00

Naas 1.40, 2.10

Worldwide stakes races

Prix de Guiche (Group 3)

2:45 NAAS
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Polonia Stakes (Listed)

3:55 NAAS
Coolmore Camelot Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (Group 2)

4:30 NAAS
Coolmore Mastercraftsman Irish EBF Athasi Stakes (Group 3)

5:05 NAAS 
Coolmore Zoffany Irish EBF Tetrarch Stakes (Listed)

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Billesdon Brook one for all breeders operating on a budget

"But if Tip Two Win is the weakest god knows what the Mastercraftsman is going to do"

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What to watch


Final thought

Anne Cowley has proved that you don't need a big broodmare band to compete on the big stage with the first horse she bred, Tip Two Win, finishing second in the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday.

Maybe Cowley will inspire other owners to give breeding a shot in anticipation of producing a similar result. 

Croque Monsieur was bred by Philippa Cooper out of the Listed-winning Zafonic mare Soft centre making him a three-parts brother to Cooper's Sultanina
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