Interesting runner in Naas today
Aidan O’Brien and the Coolmore partners will release the first foal of the brilliant American champion mare Lady Eli in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden in Naas today.
- The colt takes part in the first race which starts at 5.15pm – watch it on Tellytrack (Dstv 249).
The Racing Post reports that HMS Endeavor is from War Front and was bred by Hill ‘N’ Dale Equine Holdings before not being sold at the Keeneland Yearling Sale in September for $ 385,000 in September.
Lady Eli, a daughter of Divine Park and Saint Ballado’s unreleased mare, Sacre Coeur, was herself bred by Runnymede Farm Inc & Catesby W Clay and sold to Bradley Thoroughbreds for $ 160,000 at Keeneland.
After winning Jay Hanley $ 160,000 at the following spring’s Keeneland Horses in Training sale, Lady Eli earned five top-level wins for Chad Brown and Sheep Pond Partners over four seasons.
Her triumphs included a two- and three-quarter success in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf 2014, an equally complete strike in the Belmont Oaks the following year and the Diana Stakes 2017. She also finished just behind Queen’s Trust in the following year. of the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 2016.
The nine-year-old went on to earn $ 4,200,000 in the Keeneland November Foals and Mares Sale by selling to John G. Sikura and Hill ‘n’ Dale.
Among the seven rivals of HMS Endeavor in the six-meter competition is I Am Joking, a 140,000 gns purchase of Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up and from the family of American Gr1 winner Octave and colt Ulysse Gwan So, a grandson of the heroine of Cheveley Park. Royal Rose.