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Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Rare visitor to Windsor on Monday the start of things to come

This year could see Australian-bred juveniles race at Royal Ascot

Windsor welcomes a colt bred in Australia to northern hemisphere time on Monday
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Racing returns to Windsor on Monday where first-season sires Alhebayeb and Bungle Inthejungle are both represented in the 5f novice stakes (5.40).

Dark Thunder, a grey son of Alhebayeb, would appear to hold the better chance of the pair, have been purchased for £42,000 from the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale.

Kg Passion, meanwhile, bids to become the fifth winner for Bungle Inthejungle, who has got his second career off to a flying start. He was picked up by Martin Wanless and David Evans for €20,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale.

But perhaps the most intriguing runner in the contest is the Australian-bred Starspangledbanner colt Anthem Of Peace - the Racing Post previously reported how, bred to northern hemisphere time, the colt found his way to last year's Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, where a filly bred in the same way also came under the hammer.

Rosemont Stud principal Anthony Mithen has also stated his intention to target the Royal Ascot meeting with Australian-bred juveniles, so Monday's contest at Windsor could just be the start of things to come. 

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Read more:

All the way from Diggers Rest to Donny for Starspangled filly

Starspangledbanner filly could break new ground at Royal Ascot


Racing

Thirsk (first race 1.50)

Salisbury (2.00)

Wolverhampton (AW) (2.10)

Kilbeggan (5.00)

Windsor (5.10)

Southwell (AW) (5.20)


ANZ Bloodstock News

In today's issue: the rapidly progressive Ivictory led home a John Size-trained 1-2-3 in the Group 1 Chairman's Sprint Prize over 1200m at Sha Tin on Sunday as he gave his Vinery Stud-based sire Mossman a sixth Group One winner.


First-season sires with runners

Windsor 5.40

Alhebayeb Dark Thunder

Bungle Inthejungle Kg Passion


Plus 10 races

Salisbury 2.00

Wolverhampton AW 2.10

Windsor 5.40

Southwell 5.50


What to read

"He's quite a famous horse for his antics so I was aware of him and I was aware of what he can do"

How a star was born: the breeding behind Hong Kong's favourite horse


What to watch


Final thought 

A look at past winners of race can often indicate the strength of a particular race, and Heeraat's first winner, Cotubanama, looks sure to have entered plenty of notebooks having won the same conditions stakes won by the likes of Illuminate - who went on to score at Royal Ascot - and Tiggy Wiggy.

You can read about her success here.

But perhaps the most intriguing runner in the contest is Anthem Of Peace

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