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Horse Racing: Aidenldrebin’s Two-Year-Olds To Follow 2014

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Below is a list of two-year-olds I feel can make a significant impact in their first season. I have constructed this list without any prior knowledge of the sixty juveniles listed, working purely from a breeding point of view.

1. Abaq (5/3 b f Oasis Dream – Indian Ink (Indian Ridge))
Trainer: Richard Hannon  Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

Half sister to 6f 2yo debut winner Wahaab out of a Cheveley Park Stakes/Coronation Stakes winner who was a half sister to high-class 11-13f 3yo winner (including at Group 3 level) Feel Like Dancing, 6f-1m 2yo winner Unbelievable and useful dual 14f winner Suraj. This colt is out of a dual Group 1 winner (6f/1m) for this stable, and her first foal was sharp enough to get off the mark at the first time of asking last year; no surprise to see this filly prove capable of making an instant impact this year; should stay 7f.

2. Ablan (9/3 b c Montjeu – Madeira Mist (Grand Lodge))
Trainer: Richard Hannon  Owner: HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani

(600,000gns) Full brother to three-time 12f Grade 1 Canadian International winner Joshua Tree and a half brother to very useful 10f 3yo winner Stencive, out of a high-class US 8-9f winner (including at Grade 3/Listed level) who was a half sister to 1m 1f Listed winner Misty Heights. Costly purchase and for all he is bred to come into his own over middle distances in time, his full brother was a smart two-year-old and he is with a yard renowned for its prowess with juveniles; will probably need 1m right away.

3. Allez Alaia (30/3 ch f Pivotal – Cassandra Go (Indian Ridge))
Trainer: Roger Charlton  Owner: Trevor Stewart

Full sister to Irish 1000 Guineas/Nassau Stakes winner Halfway To Heaven and a half sister to smart 5-6f winner (including twice at Group 3 level) Tickled Pink, smart dual 6f winner (including at Group 3 level) Theann, dual 1m 3yo winner Jayed Jidan and two other winners, out of a Group 1-placed 5-6f winner (including at Group 2/3 level) who was a half sister to Coventry Stakes winner/Irish 2000 Guineas runner-up Verglas. Comes from a splendid family that does include a few two-year-old winners, though a fair few of them improved greatly with time; ought to prove capable of landing a sprint maiden this season.

4. Almutamarred (21/1 ch c Street Cry – Sortita (Monsun))
Trainer: Roger Varian  Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

Half brother to Group 2-placed 8-10f winner Mutashaded and 7f 2yo winner Baarez, out of a useful dual 10f 3yo winning half sister to German Derby winners Samum and Schiaperelli (also won the Goodwood Cup) and German Oaks winner Salve Regina. Hails from an excellent German middle distance family, but his dam was runner-up on her sole outing at two and both of her foals to race to date have won at two; no reason why he can’t make an impact himself this backend, likely to start off over 7f.

5. Alnashama (24/2 b/br c Dubawi – Ghanaati (Giant’s Causeway))
Trainer: Charlie Hills  Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

Second foal of a 1000 Guineas/Coronation Stakes winner who was a half sister to Group 1-placed 8-12f winner (including at Group 3 level) Mawatheeq and 1m 1f 3yo Listed winner Rumoush out of a half sister to Nashwan, Nayef and Unfuwain. Clear eyecatcher on pedigree and both his dam and her half sister were both capable of winning at two and, by an excellent sire, this colt ought to prove capable of making his mark over 7f in his first season.

6. Arabian Queen (23/2 b f Dubawi – Barshiba (Barathea))
Trainer: David Elsworth  Owner: Jeff Smith

First foal of a high-class 7-12f winner (including the 12f Group 2 Lancashire Oaks (twice)) who was a half sister to 1m 2yo Listed winner Doctor Dash, useful 8-12f winner Dashing Star and two other winners out of a Listed-placed 9-10f winner. This filly comes from a family that has served connections with distinction over the years and for all she is likely to improve with time/distance, it wouldn’t at all surprise to see her win a race this term; 7f should suit.

7. Azraff (16/2 b c Paco Boy – Gee Kel (Danehill Dancer))
Trainer: Marco Botti  Owner: Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar

(57,000gns) Half brother to useful dual 6f 2yo winner Cour Valant, 10-12f winner Arley Hall and 5f 2yo winner Green Run, out of a Group 3-placed 6f 2yo winning daughter of a US 8.5f Grade 2 winner, family of Hellenic (dam of Group 1 winners Greek Dance, Islington and Mountain High). Quite a cheap purchase considering his pedigree, and a couple of his siblings proved successful in their first season, including one useful sort; comes from a top stable and surprising were this colt unable to win a race or two this term; ought to find 7f within reach.

8. Bacall (21/2 b f Paco Boy – Xtrasensory (Royal Applause))
Trainer: Kevin Ryan  Owner: Angie Bailey

(£45,000) Half sister to 5-6f 2yo winners Tassel and Tishtar, 5.7f 2yo winner Responsive and 6f 2yo winner Fenella Rose, out of a 6f 2yo debut winner who was a half sister to useful 5-7f winner Song Of Skye out of a half sister to the dam of very useful sprinter Pipadash. Bred to make her mark at two, being a half sister to a few 2yo sprint winners and out of a mare who was successful on debut; comes from a top juvenile stable and should prove a useful sort this term over sprint distances.

9. Brindle (9/3 b f Iffraaj – Anglezarke (Acclamation))
Trainer: Richard Fahey  Owner: David Armstrong

First foal of a Group 1-placed triple 5f winning half sister to useful 5-6f winner Rio Mist, useful 6f 2yo winner Early Morning Mist, fairly useful 6f-1m winner Soyuz and three other winners out of a 6f 3yo Listed winner. Bred to be speedy/useful, her dam a good sprinter and related to a handful of winners; stable does well with its youngsters, and everything is in place for this filly to shine over sprint distances this season.

10. Burnt Sugar (3/2 b c Lope De Vega – Lady Livius (Titus Livius))
Trainer: Richard Hannon  Owner: De La Warr Racing

(60,000gns) Half brother to connections’ smart 5-6f 2yo winner (including twice at Group 3 level) Brown Sugar and useful 6-7f winner Elle Woods, out of a useful 5-6f winner who was a half sister to smart 5-7f winner (including at Group 2/Listed level) Galeota and 13f 3yo AW Listed winner Loulwa.  His year older half brother was a smart performer for these connections in 2013, landing the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes; dam and her half brother were also good sprinters for this stable and this colt appeals as the type to do well at two.

11. Cilento (17/3 gr/ro c Raven’s Pass – Kapria (Simon Du Desert))
Trainer: John Gosden  Owner: HRH Princess Haya of Jordan

(120,000gns) Half brother to Group 1-placed triple 7f winner (including at Listed level) Dream Eater, Group 3-placed 7-10f winner Dreamspeed, useful 12f-2m winner/Ascot Gold Cup fourth Gulf Of Naples and two other winners, out of a Listed-placed middle distance winner. He is bred to come into his own with time/distance, but a couple of his siblings have shown a decent level of form as juveniles and is by a sire that has had a fair few two-year-old winners; interesting prospect for backend 7f/1m maidens.

12. Critical Speed (8/2 ch f Pivotal – Speed Cop (Cadeaux Genereux))
Trainer: Andrew Balding  Owner: Jeff Smith

Half sister to very useful 5-6f winner Desert Law, 6f 3yo AW winner Desert Command and 5.7f 2yo winner Top Cop, out of a Group 2/3-placed triple 5f winner (including at Listed level) who was a full sister to Listed-placed triple 5f winner Siren’s Gift. This filly comes from a fine sprinting family that has served connections well over the years, all three of her dam’s previous offspring successful; disappointing if she couldn’t make up into a useful 5/6f performer this term.

13. Crystal Zvezda (2/3 ch f Dubawi – Crystal Star (Mark Of Esteem))
Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute  Owner: Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

Half sister to very smart 10-12f winner (including at Group 2/3 level) Crystal Capella, Group 1-placed 7-12f winner (including at Group 2 level) Hillstar and useful 8-10f winner Sandor, out of a 7f 2yo Listed winner who was a half sister to 12f 3yo Listed winner Waila and several other winners. Another in the list that is likely to excel with time/distance, but half brother Hillstar was a 7f 2yo winner and her dam was a Listed winner over the same distance at two; one to look out for this backend.

14. Defence Event (5/3 b c First Defence – Rio Carnival (Storm Cat))
Trainer: John Gosden  Owner: Khalid Abdullah

Second foal of a twice-raced half sister to smart 8-10f winner (including at Group 3 level) Remote and smart dual 7f 2yo winner (including at Group 3 level) Kingman out of a French 1000 Guineas winner who was a half sister to top-class sprinter Oasis Dream. His dam showed little in a couple of outings, but she boasts an excellent pedigree herself and this colt is by a sire that has proven to be a success for this owner so far (rejuvenated a few underpeforming broodmares); likely type for when the 7f maidens get underway in the summer.

15. Dynamo Ace (19/3 b f Dansili – High Praise (Quest For Fame))
Trainer: Charlie Hills  Owner: Khalid Abdullah

Closely related to triple 12f winner Grandiloquent (by Rail Link) and a half brother to useful 10-12f winner Eagles Peak, 11f 3yo debut winner Sight Unseen and 12f 3yo debut winner Critical Acclaim, out of a high-class 7-12f winner (including at Group 2/3 level) who was a half sister to top-class miler Observatory. Her dam was smart at two and though she has yet to produce a 2yo winner, three of her offspring won at the first time of asking at three; sire should impart some speed/precocity into the equation and, should she make it to the track this term, clearly one to watch out for on debut this backend.

16. Edelpour (24/3 gr c Mastercraftsman – Ebadiyla (Sadler’s Wells))
Trainer: Dermot Weld  Owner: H H Aga Khan

Half brother to Hong Kong 1m 1f Group 3 winner Eyshal, Listed-placed 7f 2yo debut winner Ebanoran, Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner Ebaziyan and six other winners, out of an Irish Oaks winning half sister to Ascot Gold Cup winners Enzeli and Estimate. This colt hails from an excellent Aga Khan bloodline, one that is admittedly chock full of high/top-class middle distance/staying performers; however, his year older half brother (by Oasis Dream) was sharp enough to win over 7f on debut at two and this colt’s sire enjoyed an excellent first season in 2013.

17. Estikhraaj (24/3 b c Dansili – Shimah (Storm Cat))
Trainer: Roger Varian  Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

Half brother to connections’ smart dual 6f 2yo winner (including at Listed level) Mushir out of a Group 1-placed dual 6f 2yo winner (including at Listed level) who was a half sister to high-class 6-7f winners Haatef (including at Group 2/Listed level) and Walayef (including at Group 3/Listed level), smart multiple 6f winner (including at Listed level) Ulfah and two other winners. There are plenty of first-time-out winners in this colt’s pedigree and his dam’s first foal was unbeaten at two for connections; clearly one to look out for on debut, likely to start out over 6/7f in the summer.

18. Forbidden Love (7/2 b f Dubawi – Indian Love Bird (Efisio))
Trainer: Richard Hannon  Owner: Pauline Good

Half sister to high-class 6f-1m winner (including at Group 2/3 level)/2000 Guineas runner-up Delegator and very useful 7-7.5f winner Correspondent, out of an unraced sister to very smart prolific 6-7f winner (including the Group 1 Prix de la Foret) Tomba and a half sister to very smart 8-13f winner (including the French Derby) Holding Court and to the unraced dam of smart multiple 7f-1m winner (including at Group 3/Listed level) Ordnance Row. Both of her winning siblings quickly achieved a good level of form and, by an excellent stallion, this filly ought to make her mark at some stage in her first season; may have the speed to begin over 6f.

19. Forte (23/2 ch f New Approach – Prowess (Peintre Celebre))
Trainer: Ralph Beckett  Owner: James Roswell & Mark Dixon

Full sister to very smart 7-12f winner (including the Epsom Oaks) Talent and a half sister to Listed-placed 7f-1m winner Skilful and 6f 2yo AW winner Much Promise, out of a Listed-placed 12f 3yo winning daughter of Rockfel Stakes winner Yawl, herself out of Oaks winner Bireme. For all she is a full sister to an Oaks winner and from a middle distance family, her Classic winning sibling proved sharp enough to debut over 6f and break her duck over a furlong further; likely to prove capable of making her mark at around the same sort of distance whenever she appears this season.

20. Glenalmond (22/3 b c Iffraaj – Balladonia (Primo Dominie))
Trainer: Karl Burke  Owner: Melba Bryce

(100,000gns) Full brother to very smart 6f-1m 2yo winner (including the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere) Wootton Bassett and a half brother to prolific 5f-1m winner Mister Hardy, multiple 6f winner Mister Laurel, fairly useful 6-7f 2yo winner Zaal, 6f 3yo winner Pretty Primo and 7f 2yo winner Related, out of a 1m 1f 3yo winner. This colt is very much bred to make an impact at two, being a full brother to very smart juvenile Wootton Bassett and a half brother to a handful of other two-year-old scorers; likely to prove best over 6/7f.

21. Grey Zeb (12/1 gr c Zebedee – Tomintoul Singer (Johannesburg))
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish  Owner: Straightline Construction Ltd

(£26,000) First foal of a Listed-placed 5f 2yo winner who was a half sister to useful dual 5f 2yo winner (including at Listed level) Geesala and Swedish 5f 2yo winner Sharp Intentions out of a 6f 2yo winner who was a half sister to UK/UAE 5-5.7f winner Semigold. By an exciting first-season sire who was a very smart speedster at two and out of a useful sprinter, this colt is unlikely to lack for speed; comes from a good stable and should prove to be an early type.

22. Groor (31/1 b c Archipenko – Alta Moda (Sadler’s Wells))
Trainer: James Tate  Owner: Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum

(70,000gns) Half brother to very useful dual 7f 2yo winner Ghurair out of an unraced half sister to French Group 2/3-placed 10-10.5f 3yo winner Albion and French 10.5f 3yo Listed winner Alvarita (later dam of Irish 10f Group 3 winner Alla Speranza) out of a dual Champion Stakes winning half sister to triple German 12f Group 1 winner Albanova and to the dam of Derby runner-up Dragon Dancer, excellent family. The distaff side of his pedigree is all about stamina, but his half brother reached a good level at two and his sire has produced a fair amount of two-year-old winners; ought to prove effective in his first season, likely to stay 1m eventually.

23. Haydar (23/3 b c Makfi – Waveband (Exceed And Excel))
Trainer: Ed Dunlop  Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

(£110,000) First foal of a smart 5-7f winner (including at Listed level) who was a full sister to smart multiple 5f 2yo winner (including twice at Group 3 level) Bungle Inthejungle and a half sister to Group 2/3-placed multiple 5f winner Group Therapy, Group 3-placed dual 5f winner Classic Encounter, useful multiple UK/UAE 5-7f winner Muarrab and three other winners. This colt is the first foal of a useful type who was related to a whole host of winners, most of whom made their mark at two; almost certain to kick off over 6f.

24. Intimation (25/4 b f Dubawi – Infallible (Pivotal))
Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute  Owner: Cheveley Park Stud

Half sister to 6f 3yo winner Intrinsic out of a Group 1-placed dual 7f winner (including at Group 3 level)/1000 Guineas fourth who was a full sister to dual 7f winner Thrill and closely related to 7f-1m 3yo winner Chilled out of a smart sprinter. This filly is likely to be one more for the backend of the season, but her dam won her only start at two over 7f late and was a half sister to another winner over that trip in her first season; clearly going to be well suited by seven furlongs and another interesting prospect for the second half of 2014.

25. John F Kennedy (7/2 b c Galileo – Rumplestiltskin (Danehill))
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien  Owner: Michael Tabor, Mrs John Magnier & Derrick Smith

Full brother to Group 1-placed 6-7f 2yo winner (including at Group 2 level) Tapestry and ill-fated 7f 2yo winner Theatre, out of a top-class 6f-1m 2yo winner (including twice at Group 1 level) who was the daughter of a half sister to Kingmambo. This colt’s dam was a dual Group 1 winner at two and has already produced a high-class juvenile performer in Tapestry; very surprising were he unable to make a big impact at two, likely to prove best over 7f though should get 1m without too many problems.

26. Kazziana (10/2 b f Shamardal – Kazzia (Zinaad))
Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor  Owner: Godolphin

Half sister to high-class 8-12f winner (including the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic) Eastern Anthem, smart 8-9f 2yo winner (including at Group 3 level) Zeitoper and smart 8-10f winner (including at Listed level) Kailani, out of a 1000 Guineas/Oaks winner from a good German family. This filly’s pedigree suggests she will excel over middle distances next season, but her three winning siblings were all successful on debut at two and no surprise to see this filly follow suit; will likely require 1m right away.

27. Major Attitude (26/4 b c Major Cadeaux – Alexander Ballet (Mind Games))
Trainer: Clive Cox  Owner: Mr & Mrs P Hargreaves

(40,000gns)  Half brother to high-class 5f-1m winner (including at Group 1 level in Italy)/St James’s Palace third Hearts Of Fire and Listed-placed 7f 3yo AW winner Kenny Powers, out of a 5f 3yo winning half sister to Listed-placed 5-6f winner Day By Day, further family of Haafhd, Lord Shanakill etc. Bred to be speedy/precocious, his dam a well-related winning sprinter who has already produced a Brocklesby winner (stayed 1m later on); sprint distances ought to suit best.

28. Malinka (4/2 b f Pivotal – Mad About You (Indian Ridge))
Trainer: Dermot Weld  Owner: Moyglare Stud Farm

First foal of a high-class 7f-1m winner (including at Group 3/Listed level)/Irish 1000 Guineas runner-up who was a half sister to Ribblesdale Stakes winner Princess Highway and Irish St Leger winner/very smart stayer Royal Diamond out of Group 1-placed 10-12f winner (including at Group 2/3 level). This filly’s dam was a debut winner at two and hailed from a very good family; by a speed influence, it wouldn’t at all surprise to see this well-related sort make some sort of impact as a juvenile.

29. Marasim (1/3 ch c Exceed And Excel – Muffled (Mizaaya))
Trainer: Roger Varian  Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

(100,000gns) Full brother to Listed-placed 5f 2yo winner Excello and a half brother to Listed-placed UK/UAE 5-6f winner Rafeej and three other winners, out of a 6f 3yo winner who was the daughter of a half sister to top-class miler Green Tune and Cheveley Park Stakes winner Pas De Reponse. This colt is bred to be quick, his full sister placed in the Windsor Castle and his half brother a dual winner at two; should make his mark over sprint distances this year.

30. Millgate (10/4 b c Equiano – Milly-M (Cadeaux Genereux))
Trainer: Richard Fahey  Owner: David Armstrong & Cheveley Park Stud

(£52,000)  Three-parts brother to 5-6f winner Sir Pedro (by Acclamation) and a half brother to Listed-placed 7f 2yo winner Mimisel and 6f 3yo winner Conrad, out of an unraced half sister to smart multiple 5-6f winner (including at Group 3/Listed level) Mirza and Listed-placed 6f 3yo winner Millybaa out of a smart sprinter. Bred for speed and from a stable that does extremely well with its younger brigade, it would be a surprise were this colt unable to win a race or two this year.

31. Moonraker (26/2 ch c Starspangledbanner – Licence To Thrill (Wolfhound))
Trainer: Mick Channon  Owner: Christopher Wright & Emily Asprey

Closely related to Group 2/3-placed multiple 5f winner Group Therapy (by Choisir) and a half brother to smart multiple 5f 2yo winner (including twice at Group 3 level) Bungle Inthejungle, smart 5-7f winner (including at Listed level) Waveband, Group 3-placed dual 5f winner Classic Encounter, useful multiple UK/UAE 5-7f winner Muarrab and three other winners, out of a dual 5f winning half sister to useful sprint handicapper Master Of Passion. His dam boasts a 100 per cent success rate with her offspring to date, and it would be something of a surprise were he unable to maintain that record in his first season; will prove best at sprint distances.

32. Muhaarar (25/2 b c Oasis Dream – Tahrir (Linamix))
Trainer: Charlie Hills  Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

Half brother to very useful UK/UAE 6-7f winner Tamaathul, smart dual 6f 2yo winner (including at Listed level) Sajwah, dual 7f 3yo winner Rufoof and useful 1m 3yo winner Raasekha, out of a Listed-placed dual 7f 3yo winning sister to French dual 1m Listed winner Mister Charm and French 7f 3yo Listed winner Green Channel and a half sister to high-class miler Mister Sacha. This colt is another out of a mare that can boast a 100 per cent success rate with her offspring so far, all of whom have done their winning for this stable; by a speed influence, this colt ought to have few problems breaking his duck over 6f, though he should find seven furlongs well within his compass.

33. Muraaqaba (13/3 b f Dubawi – Nufoos (Zafonic))
Trainer: Mark Johnston  Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

Half sister to connections’ Middle Park winner Awzaan, very useful 8-10f winner Hajras and 7f 2yo winners Muteela (debut) and Tasfeya, out of a smart 5-7f winner (including at Listed level) who was the daughter of a half sister to smart sprinter Watching. This filly is another out of a mare that has served her connections well, and three of her four offspring were successful on debut, including 2009 Middle Park Stakes winner Awzaan; one to watch out for when she makes her racecourse bow with that in mind, likely want 7f from the outset.

34. Mustaqqil (2/3 b c Invincible Spirit – Cast In Gold (Elusive Quality))
Trainer: John Gosden  Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum

(110,000gns) Closely related to Group 3-placed 6-7f winner Wedding Ring (by Oasis Dream) and a half brother to 7f 3yo AW winner Golden Causeway, out of a 7f 2yo winner who was a half sister to very smart 7-14f winner (including the St Leger)/Derby runner-up Rule Of Law and Listed-placed 1m 3yo winner Totally Devoted out of a 6f 2yo Listed winner. This colt ought to prove a sharp sort, his year older close relation a 6f 2yo debut winner last June and his dam also a useful juvenile; likely to prove best at/around 7f.

35. O Dee (24/1 ch c Iffraaj – Queen’s Grace (Bahamian Bounty))
Trainer: Dean Ivory  Owner: Geoff Copp

(55,000gns) First foal of a very useful dual 6f 2yo winner (including at Listed level) who was a full sister to 5.7f 2yo winner Black Rodded and a half sister to prolific 7f-1m winner April Fool and 5f 2yo AW winner Dubai Affair out of a five-times Listed winner (5-7f) who was a half sister to July Cup winner Sakhee’s Secret, very useful sprinter Palace Moon, useful 6f-1m winner Duke Of Modena and several other winners. Hails from an excellent family built up over the years by the late Bridget Swire and fetched a fair amount at the sales; handler has proved to be a dab hand with sprinters and this colt is likely to prove best at around 6f.

36. Offshore (18/2 gr c Iffraaj – Ronaldsay (Kirkwall))
Trainer: James Tate  Owner: Saeed Manana

(48,000gns) Half brother to high-class 6-7f winner (including at Group 3 level)/Irish 2000 Guineas runner-up Gale Force Ten out of an 11f Listed winner who was out of a half sister to US 8-9f Grade 3 winner Pickle (later dam of the smart Gusto) out of a half sister to 7f Group 1 2yo Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Bianca Nera and to the smart dams of 1m Group 1 Falmouth Stakes winner Simply Perfect and US 10f Grade 3 winner Turning Top. This colt was a relatively cheap purchase considering his pedigree, but he is bred to fully effective in his first season at around 6/7f; trainer enjoyed a good year with juveniles in 2013.

37. Peterhof (11/3 b c Dansili – Spinning Queen (Spinning World))
Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute  Owner: Lady Rothschild

Half brother to smart 8-10f winner Trade Commissioner, very useful 11-12f winner (including at Listed level) Gallipot, 12f 3yo winner First Secretary and 7f 2yo AW debut winner The Third Man, out of a Sun Chariot Stakes winning half sister to dual 7f 3yo winner Amber Queen and 7-9f 3yo winner King Of The Danes. His Group 1 winning dam has already produced three winners from three foals, and this colt should prove sharper than that trio being by a comparative speed influence (as opposed to Montjeu, Galileo and Dalakhani); interesting that he has been sent to this stable rather than John Gosden’s Clarehaven base.

38. Pinter (20/2 b c Exceed And Excel – Pickle (Piccolo))
Trainer: Charlie Appleby  Owner: Godolphin

(220,000gns) Half brother to prolific 6-7f winner (including four times at Listed level) Gusto out of a US 8-9f Grade 3 winner who was a half sister to Group 3-placed 7-10f winner Auld Burns and 5f 2yo winner Chutney (by Exceed And Excel) out of a half sister to 11f Listed winner Ronaldsay (later dam of Jersey Stakes winner/Irish 1000 Guineas runner-up Gale Force Ten). This colt went for a good amount at auction and appeals as the type to do well at two, his sire a noted speed influence; likely to prove fully effective over 6f but should stay 7f in time.

39. Pipe Bomb (15/2 b c Acclamation – Dorelia (Efisio))
Trainer: Kevin Ryan  Owner: Qatar Racing Limited

(140,000gns) Half brother smart 5-7f winner (including at Group 3 level) Rimth out of a 1m 3yo AW winner who was a full sister to fairly useful 5-6f winner Bowness and a half sister to Cornwallis/King’s Stand winner Dominica out of a smart speedster. Essentially bred for speed, his dam a winner over 1m but herself a half sister to a good speedster and her first foal a winner over the minimum distance; will prove comfortable over sprint distances.

40. Postulant (3/4 b f Kyllachy – Pious (Bishop Of Cashel))
Trainer: Richard Fahey  Owner: Cheveley Park Stud

Full sister to high-class prolific 7f-1m winner (including twice at Group 2 level) Penitent and connections’ smart 5-6f 2yo winner (including at Group 2/Listed level) Supplicant, closely related to useful prolific 5f winner Solemn and useful 7f 3yo winner Blithe (both by Pivotal) and a half brother to 5f 2yo debut winner My Boy Bill, out of a dual 6f winner. This filly is a full sister to a high-class pair, including connections’ smart 2013 speedster Supplicant; no reason why she won’t prove just as capable of making her mark over sprint distances during the early throes of the season.

41. Prance (17/1 b f Danehill Dancer – Cabaret (Galileo))
Trainer: David Wachman  Owner: Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd

(525,000gns) First foal an Irish 7f 2yo Group 3 winner who was a half sister to smart 7-10f winner (including at Group 3 level) Drumfire and Hong Kong 7f Group 2 winner/Gimcrack Stakes runner-up Ho Choi out of a Listed-placed 6-7f 2yo winning half sister to the dam of Irish 6-7f winner (including at Group 3/Listed level) Ugo Fire. This filly sold for a princely sum at auction and boasts a good pedigree, one that gives hope she will make her mark at two; will stay at least 7f.

42. Prince Gagarin (29/4 b c Dubawi – Cara Fantasy (Sadler’s Wells))
Trainer: Ed Dunlop  Owner: Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc

Half brother to very smart 7f-1m winner (including twice at Group 3 level)/Racing Post Trophy runner-up Elusive Pimpernel, smart 8-10f winner (including at Group 3/Listed level) Palavicini, fairly useful 10-12f winner Miss Topsy Turvy, 1m 2yo winner Oasis Fantasy and 10f 2yo winner Better Be Mine, out of a dual 12f winner from a good middle distance/staying family. This son of Dubawi hails from a predominantly middle distance family, but a couple of his dam’s offspring showed a smart level of form at two and perhaps notable her best/most precocious offspring to date have all been colts; likely to want 1m before too long.

43. Prize Exhibit (16/4 b f Showcasing – Roodeye (Inchinor))
Trainer: Jamie Osborne  Owner: Michael Buckley

(28,000gns) Half sister to 5-7f winner Roodle, 6f 2yo winner Must Be Me and dual 2m winner Hoonose, out of a Listed-placed 5-7f winning half sister to Listed-placed 7-10f winner Quick Wit, Group 1-placed 6-7f winner Gallagher and fairly useful 6-7f winners Averoo and Cockney Dancer. This filly is bred to be quick, her first-season sire a smart sprinter in his day and both her dam and a couple of her siblings speedy sorts; likely to make an impact early doors.

44. Rare Rhythm (27/1 b c Dubawi – Demisemiquaver (Singspiel))
Trainer: Charlie Appleby  Owner: Godolphin

(650,000gns) Half brother to useful 6-7f 2yo winner Lyn Valley and useful 7f 2yo winner Makafeh, out of a dual 10f 3yo winner who was a half sister to US 1m 1f Grade 3 winner Miss Caerleona (later dam of very smart 7-9f winner Karen’s Caper and high-class US miler Miss Coronado) and to the dam of Dante Stakes winner Bonfire and Musidora Stakes winner Joviality. This colt went for plenty at auction and looks the type to make his mark over 7f/1m from the summer onwards, certainly in the right hands to make an immediate impact.

45. Real Smart (7/3 gr f Smart Strike – Rose Diamond (Daylami))
Trainer: David Lanigan Owner: Bjorn Nielsen

Second foal of a Group 3-placed 6f 2yo winning daughter of Haydock Cup Sprint winner Tante Rose, herself a half sister to 7f 2yo Listed winner Bay Tree, Listed-placed 1m 3yo winner Melodramatic, dual 6f winner Priceless Jewel, 6f 2yo debut winner Rosie’s Posy and 7f 2yo debut winner Bold Lass. This well-bred filly is out of the only product of her owner/breeder’s very smart sprinter Tante Rose, herself from a fine Wafic Said bloodline; should prove capable of making some sort of impact this term, likely to need 7f before too long.

46. Rise To Power (4/5 b c Exceed And Excel – Capistrano Day (Diesis))
Trainer: Kevin Ryan  Owner: Matt & Lauren Morgan

(45,000gns) Half brother to Group 3-placed 6f-1m winner Sabbeeh, Group 3-placed 6f 2yo AW debut winner Dream Day and three other winners, out of a Group 3-placed dual 7f winner (including at Group 3 level)/1000 Guineas fourth who was a full sister to Listed-placed 7f 2yo debut winner Leopard Hunt out of a 10f US Grade 1 winner. This colt can count a few winning debutants amongst his relations, and he hails from a stable that gets their youngsters to realise their maximum potential; likely to prove most effective at 6f.

47. Rocking The Boat (14/4 b f Zebedee – Rocking (Oasis Dream))
Trainer: Charlie Hills  Owner: Hon Mrs Catherine Corbett,  Derek James & Christopher Wright

(90,000gns) Half sister to multiple Group 3/Listed-placed 6f 2yo winner Boston Rocker and 5f 2yo winner Sleepy Joe, out of a 5f 2yo winner who was a half sister to very smart sprinter Superstar Leo (later dam of smart pair Enticing and Sentaril) and to the dam of high-class middle distance performer Alexander Pope. This filly is another sharp-looking prospect for her first-season sire, her speedy dam already producing a pair of sprint winners and herself a half sister to Superstar Leo; stable enjoyed an excellent 2013 with its juvenile fillies.

48. Seve (30/4 ch c Exceed And Excel – Flamenco Dancer (Mark Of Esteem))
Trainer: Tom Dascombe  Owner: Pauline Good

Half brother to very useful 5-6f winner Ballesteros and 7f 2yo winner Beautiful View, out of an unraced half sister to 7f-1m winner Turku, dual 5f winner Princess Sadie and to the dam of Listed-placed 5-6f winner Chief Editor. This colt looks just the type to make up into a useful sprint performer in his first season, being by a noted speed influence and a half brother to good speedster Ballesteros; could be one to catch first time out (both winning siblings went close on debut).

49. Skate (4/3 gr c Verglas – Strut (Danehill Dancer))
Trainer: Roger Charlton  Owner: Lady Rothschild

Half brother to connections’ high-class 5-6f winner (including at Group 3/Listed level) Mince out of a smart dual 5f 2yo winner (including at Listed level) who was a half sister to dual 5f 2yo winners Brag and Vaunt out of a useful sprinter. This colt hails from a family that tends to show its best form at two, though half sister Mince bucked that trend by proving herself smart at three and beyond; ought to win a race or two over sprint distances this season.

50. Snap Shots (6/3 b c Kodiac – Refuse To Give Up (Refuse To Bend))
Trainer: Tom Dascombe  Owner: Manor House Stables LLP

(€55,000) First foal of a once-raced maiden half sister to high-class 7f-1m winner (including at Group 2/3 level) Independence (later dam of Eclipse winner Mount Nelson and Great Voltigeur winner Monitor Closely) and useful 8-10f winner Teslin, family of Reference Point. This colt boasts an interesting pedigree, his dam seeing action only once but counting some classy sorts amongst her relations; sire should bring a good amount of speed/precocity into the equation, and this colt should make his mark over sprint distances early on.

51. St Saviour (25/1 b c Danehill Dancer – Titivation (Montjeu))
Trainer: Andrew Balding  Owner: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Jersey Lily)

(135,000gns) First foal of a 1m 3yo winner who was closely related to Grade 3-placed 1m 3yo winner Federation and a  half sister to top-class 2yo/miler Attraction, useful dual 1m winner Racketeer and 5f 2yo winner Aunty Mary (later dam of 6f Group 3-placed dual 6f 2yo winner Mary’s Daughter). Fetched a decent amount at auction and comes from a very good family, the star turn being Attraction; one for the second half of 2014, likely to stay 1m.

52. Stoked (22/1 b c Fast Company – Es Que (Inchinor))
Trainer: Ed Walker  Owner: Marc Keller

(75,000gns) Half brother to very smart UK/Hong Kong 7-12f winner (including at Group 1 level) Dominant and Listed-placed 5f-1m winner Es Que Love, out of a French 7f 3yo winner who was the daughter of a French 10.5f Listed winner. Both of his siblings won at two and this colt should also prove capable of making his mark as a juvenile, likely to excel over seven furlongs.

53. Tarando (25/3 b f Equiano – Christmas Tart (Danetime))
Trainer: Michael Bell  Owner: Middleham Park Racing XCVIII

(80,000gns) Half sister to Group 3/Listed-placed dual 5f 2yo winner (including at Listed level) Hoyam and 6f 2yo winner Make Up, out of a 5f 2yo winner who was a half sister to high-class prolific 5-7f winner (including at Group 3/Listed level) Andreyev, multiple 5f winner Moscow Road and multiple 6-7f winner Petomi (later dam of Group 2/3-placed 6f 2yo debut winner Al Turf). Half sister Hoyam was a good juvenile for this stable and, by a first-season sire of whom much is expected, it wouldn’t be the greatest surprise to see this filly make up into a useful performer herself at two; won’t lack for speed.

54. Thames Pageant (22/2 b f Dansili – Golden Stream (Sadler’s Wells))
Trainer: William Haggas  Owner: The Queen

First foal of a smart triple 7f winner (including twice at Listed level) who was a full sister to 7f 2yo winner/Oaks runner-up Flight Of Fancy and two other winners and a half sister to the dam of useful middle distance duo Bold Sniper and Highland Glen out of a high-class middle distance performer. Hails from a high-class royal bloodline, her dam a debut winner at two and herself a full sister to a 7f 2yo winner who was later placed in an Oaks; bred on the potent Dansili/Sadler’s Wells cross and an interesting prospect for the second half of the season, likely to require 7f from the outset.

55. The Tin Man (19/2 b c Equiano – Persario (Bishop Of Cashel))
Trainer: James Fanshawe  Owner: Fred Archer Racing – Ormonde

(80,000gns) Half brother to very smart multiple 5-6f winner (including at Group 2/3 level) Deacon Blues, multiple 6f winner If So and triple 5f 3yo winner Holley Shiftwell, out of a useful 6-7f winner who was a full sister to very useful 6f-1m winner Heretic and a half sister to very smart prolific 7f winner (including Group 3/Listed level) Warningford. This colt comes from a family very well known to connections, having trained its star performers Deacon Blues and Warningford; plenty of speed in his pedigree, but the majority of his family have tended to need time and likely to be seen to best effect in the second half of 2014.

56. Time Test (11/3 b c Dubawi – Passage Of Time (Dansili))
Trainer: Roger Charlton  Owner: Khalid Abdullah

Half brother to 11-12f 3yo winner Retirement Plan out of a high-class 7-10f winner (including at Group 1 level at two) who was a full sister to 12f Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes winner Father Time and two other winners and a half sister to high-class 8-11f winner (including the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes) Timepiece and two other winners. Yet another exciting prospect on paper for his sire, and for all this colt will come into his own with time and distance, it would come as no surprise to see him achieve something of note at two; should stay 1m this season.

57. Top Of The Art (22/2 gr f Dark Angel – Thawrah (Green Desert))
Trainer: Olly Stevens  Owner: M Al Kubaisi/Sheikh Suhaim Al Thani/Qatar Racing Limted

(£130,000) Full sister to smart 5-6f winner (including at Group 3 level) Heeraat and a half sister to Group 3-placed dual 5f 2yo winner (including at Listed level) Ambiance, out of an unraced sister to the dam of high-class 7f-1m winner (including twice at Group 3 level) Yellow Rosebud and Group 3-placed 6-7f winner (including at Listed level) Seeharn and a half sister to Golden Jubilee winner Malhub. She sold for a good amount of auction and is very much bred to make a two-year-old, her year older half brother a useful juvenile last year; hails from an up-and-coming stable that enjoyed a good campaign with its two-year-olds in 2013; almost certain to prove fully effective over 5f.

58. Toscanelli (20/4 b c Galileo – Massarra (Danehill))
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien  Owner: Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Full brother to Group 1-placed 7f 2yo AW debut winner Mars and smart 6-7f 2yo winner (including at Group 3 level) Wonderfully and a half sister to three winners, including Italian 1m 2yo Group 1 winner Nayarra, out of a 6f 2yo Listed winning sister to smart sprinter Kodiac and a half sister to very smart sprinter Invincible Spirit. This pairing has already produced a smart pair of debut winners, whilst half sister Nayarra was a classy juvenile; ought to prove capable of making an immediate impact himself, likely to prove best at 7f/1m.

59. Vetlana (24/1 b f Vale Of York – Ahla Wasahl (Dubai Destination))
Trainer: William Haggas  Owner: Sultan Ali

(150,000gns) First foal of a 1m 3yo Listed winner who was a half sister to several winners, including the dam of Italian Oaks winner/Moyglare Stud Stakes third Menhoubah and Listed-placed 7f 2yo winner Private Alexander out of a half sister to high-class miler Posse. Top seller at auction for her first-season sire and she is out of a useful sort who was a half sister to the dam of a pair of good two-year-old performers; in good hands and should make her mark at some stage this term, likely to need 7f to begin with.

60. Winterval (27/2 b c Dubawi – Festivale (Invincible Spirit))
Trainer: Luca Cumani  Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

(90,000gns) Third foal of a smart 6f-1m winner (including at Listed level) who was a full sister to Group 3-placed 6f 2yo AW winner Simply Magic and closely related to Group 3/Listed-placed 6f-1m winner Tell, family of Machiavellian. This colt sold for a relatively modest amount considering his pedigree, his dam a smart sort and closely related to 6f 2yo debut winner/smart performer Tell; stable enjoyed some success with its younger brigade last year, and no surprise to see this colt win a race or two in 2014; will stay 7f.

About Author

Have been interested in horse racing since 2000, particularly the breeding side of things. Naturally, I enjoy picking apart maiden races given my love of pedigrees, but I am also at home with handicaps and Group races. Spotting potential early is very rewarding, as is picking up on a handicap project from an early stage, with my most satisfying success stories in recent years being Pere Blanc, More Of That, Turtle Watch and Arab Dawn.

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