Qatar Racing unveils its latest Deep Impact runner at Lingfield
Impact Point is from a family replete with Japanese champions
Qatar Racing has embarked on buying missions to Japan in recent seasons and the operation has five three-year-olds and one four-year-old by the country's iconic sire Deep Impact to go to war with in Britain.
Fierce Impact, a colt out of Grade 3 winner Keiai Gerbera, won on his only start for David Simcock last year, while Lethal Impact, a brother to Japanese Oaks heroine Mikki Queen, was a promising fourth on his debut for the same stable.
New World Power, a four-year-old colt out of Fillies' Mile winner Listen who cost a cool ¥260 million (£1.4m/€2m), also finished in the first four in three maidens for Roger Varian last year.
The latest Qatar Racing-owned colt by Deep Impact to be unleashed is Impact Point, who makes his debut in a 1m2f three-year-old maiden on the Polytrack at Lingfield on Saturday (5.40pm).
Impact Point, trained by Andrew Balding, was bought in Japan for ¥35m (£188,000/€275,000).
He is out of the placed Rainbow Quest mare Rumba Boogie, who has also produced the Listed-placed Afleet colt Tiger Stone.
Rumba Boogie is out of the Listed-winning Nijinsky mare Key Flyer and further back it is the family of Japanese champions Dance In The Dark, Dance In The Mood and Dance Partner.
Qatar Racing's eagerness to tap into Deep Impact is understandable as the multiple champion sire in Japan is responsible for top talents such as A Shin Hikari, Beauty Parlour and Gentildonna.
Argentinian flavour at Wolverhampton
Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has been in fine form in April – five winners and two place-getters from eight runners in Britain – and he takes the wraps off another well-bred three-year-old in the 6f fillies' maiden on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton (6.50pm).
Historic Event is by Irish National Stud standard-bearer Invincible Spirit, the sire of 15 Group/Grade 1 winners, and out of Scenica, an Argentinian-bred daughter of Interprete who won the Grade 1 Gran Premio Jorge de Atucha in her native country.
Scenica was formerly owned by Paul Makin, who dispersed his stock at Goffs in 2013, and she was nominated by Makin as the bargain in the draft after Forenaghts Stud bought her for just €100,000.
Scenica was carrying Historic Event at the time of the auction and the resultant foal was sold by Forenaghts Stud for 120,000gns at Tattersalls in 2014.
The stud also moved on Scenica at the same sale, selling her to Woodford Thoroughbreds for 110,000gns.
Historic Event has a well-bred rival in the race with a promising run under her belt in Exquisite Ruby, an Exceed And Excel half-sister to Prix de l'Abbaye winner Maarek trained by Charlie Hills for breeders New England Stud and Sir Peter Vela.