Half to Washington DC Debuts

Washington DC | DRC / Mathea Kelley

2.00 Navan, Mdn, € 16,000, 2yo, 5f 164yT
AESOP’S FABLES (IRE) (No Nay Never) is the latest potential Royal Ascot star to appear for Ballydoyle in 2022 and a notable one as a half-brother to that meeting’s Listed Windsor Castle S. winner Washington DC (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}). Along with that sire, whose career win totally included the G3 Phoenix Sprint S., this February-foaled bay is also a half to the stable’s G3 Chester Vase runner-up Sandhurst (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and he meets Peter Brant’s Curragh third Midnight Toker (Ire) (Acclamation {GB})the Ger Lyons-trained half-brother to the G3 Grosser Preis von Hamburg winner K Club (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) who cost € 330,000 at Goffs Orby.

3.51 Leicester, Novice, £ 8,000, 3yo, 10fT
MAGISTERIAL (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) has sufficient draw to bring Frankie Dettori to the track, as a Bjorn Nielsen-owned Derby entry beginning his 3-year-old campaign under a penalty having won at Haydock in October. A half-sister to Coolmore’s queen Lillie Langtry (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), the John and Thady Gosden trainee has a Godolphin newcomer to give seven pounds to in the Charlie Appleby-trained Ruling Dynasty (GB) (Night of Thunder {Ire})a half-brother to the stable’s Old Persian (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

Observations: How They Fared

4.10 Sandown, Nov, £ 11,000, 3yo, f, 9f 209yT
Darmoiselle (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), the full-sister to Too Darn Hot (GB), Lah Ti Dar (GB) and So Mi Dar (GB) out of Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) , was not expected to do anything major on debut at 16-1 and never threatened to do so in 10th.

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This story was posted in Europe, Shared News Europe and tagged Aesop’s Fables (Ire), Ballydoyle, Frankel (GB), Leicester, Magisterial (Ire), Midnight Toker (Ire), Navan, No Nay Never, Ruling Dynasty (GB), Washington DC (Ireland).

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