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Horse Racing: Saturday 19th May – Aidenldrebin Selection


3.50 NewmarketANGEL’S HIDEAWAY (nap)

The selection is a daughter of Dark Angel who is a full sister to Group 2/3-placed 6f 2yo winner Perfect Angel and 6f 3yo winner Where’s Sue, out of a Listed-placed 5f 2yo winner who was a full sister to triple 5f winner Crimea and half sister to Group 1-placed 7-11.5f winner (including at Listed level)/Oaks third Crown Of Light, 1m 2yo Listed winner Alboostan, Listed-placed Irish 6-7f winner Russian Empress and very useful 7-8.5f winner Romanzof. This filly is trained by John Gosden and sold for €390,000 as a yearling at auction, catching the eye on pedigree as a full sister to the smart sprinting juvenile Perfect Angel who, like the dam, went close on debut before going one better next time out. Another sister went close first time out and there are debut scorers in the family, so she quite clearly bred to precocious, while both her hefty price tag and top flight connections are two other reasons to strongly recommend her. She does face some interesting fellow newcomers here, not least New Winds, a half sister to a couple of two-year-old scorers/out of a French Oaks winner who represents the stable that won this race with the smart Kilmah a couple of years ago; however, this daughter of Dark Angel is taken to prevail on this occasion.

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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