Regarding the external threat, the person in need of God's protection is no longer Sarah, the endangered ancestress
whose purity is threatened, but .
They descend from the 1974 Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Gaily, also the ancestress
of Pilsudski, Youmzain and Creachadoir.
This is the family of Xaar, Cityscape and Bated Breath tracing to Best In Show, the granddam of El Gran Senor and ancestress
of too many brilliant horses to mention.
Gaining that elusive Group 1 winner would uphold family honour for Ionian Sea, whose last recorded foal was a two-year-old filly by Galileo and so a sister to Imperial Monarch, as her Matron Stakes-winning grand-dam is ancestress
of top-flight scorers Pressing, Mastercrafstman and Sakhee.
South Ocean is also the ancestress
of yesterday's winner Snowday.
Last year's winner Fame And Glory is out of a daughter of German 1,000 Guineas winner Grimpola, who was imported into Britain by Plantation Stud in 1985 and is also the ancestress
of Lillie Langtry Stakes winner Gravitation.
Superstar Leo's grand-dam Dancing Rocks was third in the 1982 Coronation Stakes and she is also ancestress
of last year's Coventry Stakes winner Power and his Ribblesdale Stakes-winning half-sister Thakafaat, Queen's Vase winner Mahler and King Edward VII Stakes third Alexander Pope.
Valima is one of two winners out of a halfsister to top miler Val Royal and descends from Vadlava, also the ancestress
of Group1 winners Valixir and Vadawina.
Like Coquet, Shirocco Star boasts a strong Meon Valley foundation; her dam is a half-sister to Irish 2,0 Guineas runner-up France and descends from Reprocolor, also ancestress
of German 2,0 Guineas winner Caspar Netscher.
Zarzaya's conformation may explain how Forien was able to buy so cheaply a mare out of Petite Etoile's only daughter Zahra, who later became ancestress
He is a direct descendant of Natalma, dam of Northern Dancer and ancestress
of Danehill and Orpen.
Munnaya is a Nijinsky granddaughter of Canadian champion Kamar, also the ancestress
of Fantastic Light, Turbulent Descent and Music Show.