Job done Good breeding has never guaranteed success, and connections of many choicely
bred fillies wait in vain for the win that can add considerably to their value as broodmares.
Sir Henry Cecil's choicely
bred threeyear-old has scope for further improvement off her relatively low mark and this looks an easier task than the one she faced in higher grade at Sandown last time.
Across the sea Juddmonte, the Aga Khan and Coolmore were clashing head-on in a star-studded Irish Champion Stakes but their choicely
bred thoroughbreds are only the tip of a much larger pyramid.
Having been a beaten favourite on her first two runs, this half-sister to Kempton specialist Stand Guard went to her spiritual home to take on some choicely
bred rivals in August.
The 116-strong catalogue (lot 46 is a non-runner from the original 117) features a host of choicely
bred youngsters from such leading breeders as Liam Dowling, Pat Dalton, Sean Bourke, Noel Browne (who sends ten, including the interesting April 15 lot 40 Coolavanny Buck), John Kennedy, PJ Fahy, Brendan Matthews, Reggie Roberts, Lester Power and Gerry Merriman.