1.20 Newmarket – LESHLAA (nb)
The selection is a son of Street Cry who is a half brother to useful 7f-1m winner Mulzamm and 1m 3yo winner Naalatt out of a dual 10f 3yo winning sister to smart 9.4-12f 3yo winner (including at Group 2 level) Silkwood and a half sister to smart dual 6f 2yo winner (including at Group 2 level) Silent Honor, Listed-placed Irish dual 5f 2yo winner Shrill and very useful French 7f-1m winner Kavango out of an unraced half sister to smart French 8-9.5f winner (including twice at Listed level) Tessa Reef. This colt is trained by Saeed Bin Suroor and certainly takes the eye on pedigree, being a half brother to a 7f 2yo winner for these connections and out of a winning sister to Ribblesdale winner Silkwood, whilst other relations include two-year-old debut scorers Shrill (5f) and Silent Honor (6f). It is a family that contains several first-time-out winners, and this colt hails from a stable that is noted for its prowess at readying its youngsters to strike on debut; no surprise to see this son of Street Cry off the mark at the first time of asking and provide his handler with another winner in this race (won it three times since 2008).
1.50 Newmarket – LOUJAIN (nap)
The selection is a son of Dubawi who is a half brother to Group 1-placed dual 5f 2yo winner (including at Group 2 level)/1000 Guineas third Maqaasid out of a twice-raced maiden three-parts sister to 1000 Guineas/Coronation Stakes winner Ghanaati and a half sister to Group 2-placed 8-9f winner (including at Listed level)/Oaks third Rumoush and Group 1-placed 8-12f winner (including at Group 3 level) Mawatheeq out of a smart 7-10f winner (including twice at Listed level) who was closely related to Nayef and a half sister to Nashwan and Unfuwain. This colt is trained by John Gosden and makes obvious appeal on pedigree, being a half brother to connections’ Queen Mary winner/1000 Guineas third Maqaasid and his dam related to a handful of high-class performers, notably 1000 Guineas winner Ghanaati and promoted Oaks third Rumoush. He is certainly bred to make an immediate impact in his first season over this sort of distance, and his top handler has sent out a plethora of winning newcomers from this age group in recent weeks; no surprise whatsoever to see this son of Dubawi add to that tally here.