Debut winners to follow in 2019

Temprano in 2018, thebreedingshed selected a dozen two-year-olds from the year before, each of whom had won their only starts in Britain, as potential pattern-race horses for 2019. Eight of the twelve were successful as three-year-olds, with four winning black-type races.

Without Parole proved the most successful, winning the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Brundtland won two Group 2 contests at Longchamp, the Prix Niel and Prix Chaudenay, while Highgarden won the Group 3 Princess Royal Stakes at Newmarket. Key Victoria won the listed Newmarket Stakes and both Without Parole and Brundtland were also successful at listed level. Herculean, Kings Shield, Showroom and Willie John were the other winning horses from the list.

This year’s dozen are listed below, again in the hope that they will be capable of earning black type in 2019. The race each horse won is shown, along with some pedigree notes, and the owner and trainer.

ALFAATIK b.c. Sea The Stars – Biz Bar (Tobougg) 10f novice stakes at Chelmsford, December

850,000 guinea yearling @ Tattersalls. Dam won twice in Italy at 2, including a 7.5f fillies’ listed race at Rome, and was later placed in listed races up to 11f. All 6 of dam’s earlier foals have won in Italy, 5 of them earning black type. They include Biz The Nurse (Oratorio), winner of Gran Premio di Milano and Derby Italiano, and Italy’s champion 2yo colt in 2015 Biz Heart (by Rodrigo de Triano), winner of the Gran Criterium. Derby entry, will stay 12f. Hamdan Al Maktoum, John Gosden

DANCING VEGA ch.f. Lope de Vega – We Can Say It Now (Starcraft) 1m maiden fillies’ stakes at Doncaster, October

150,000 euro yearling @ Goffs. Dam won 4 races in New Zealand, including Levin Turf Classic and Captain Cook Stakes, both Group 1 at 1m. Both of dam’s previous runners have won, namely Sky Kingdom (Montjeu), winner of Prix du Prince d’Orange, and 10f maiden winner Tranquil Star (Galileo). Beat subsequent listed winner Blue Gardenia 4 lengths into second at Doncaster. Will be suited by 1m-10f. Waverley Racing, Ralph Beckett

DUBAI WARRIOR b.c. Dansili – Mahbooba (Galileo) 1m novice stakes at Chelmsford, November

Dam won 7 races in international career, including 7f Group 1 Golden Slipper in South Africa at 2, UAE 1000 Guineas and a 12f listed race at Newmarket at 3, and Group 2 Balanchine in Dubai at 4. Dubai Warrior’s year-older full brother Mootasadir won 4 of his 6 starts in 2018 (unbeaten on all-weather) from 1m to 11f, including Group 3 Diamond Stakes at Dundalk. Will stay at least 10f. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, John Gosden

FASHION’S STAR ch.f. Sea The Stars – Ninas Terz (Tertullian) 7f fillies’ conditions stakes at Newbury, September

100,000 euro yearling @ Goffs, 400,000 euro 2yo @ Arqana. First foal of a mare won who at 6.5f in Germany at 2 and was placed in listed races up to 10f at 3. Dam’s half-brother Pakistan Star one of the top middle-distance performers in Hong Kong (dual Group 1 winner in 2018, including Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup). From an excellent German family, grandam Nina Celebre a dual listed winner and next two dams, Next Gina (half-sister to Deutsches Derby winner Next Desert) and Night Petticoat both winners of Preis der Diana. Irish 1000 Guineas entry, will stay 12f. Mr Andrew Rosen, Roger Charlton

GREAT BEAR b.c. Dansili – Gran Heavens (Galileo) 1m+ novice stakes at Wolverhampton, November

Third foal of a mare who won 4 races, notably Irish and Lancashire Oaks, and 6th in Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Gran Bear’s full brother Althib is a 1m winner, while 4yo half-brother Dubhe (Dubawi) has won 3 times, including 2m handicap at this year’s Dubai Carnival. Dam a sister to Nathaniel out of the hugely successful broodmare Magnificient Style. Derby entry, will stay 12f. Roger Charlton

KADAR b/br.c. Scat Daddy – Kaloura (Sinndar) 1m novice stakes at Haydock, September

700,000 euro 2yo @ Arqana. Neither of dam’s first 2 foals, by More Than Ready and Kitten’s Joy have won a race (both also tried over jumps). Aga Khan-bred dam won 3 times in France, including listed races at 10f and 12f, and second in Prix de Malleret. Her siblings include Champion Stakes/Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Kalanisi and Scottish Derby winner Kalaman. Entered in Irish 2000 Guineas/Derby, will stay 10f, possibly further. Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited, Karl Burke

NAUSHA b.f. Kingman – Nazym (Galileo) 1m fillies’ novice stakes at Newbury, October

Second foal of an unraced mare, and half-sister to Narynkol (Declaration of War) who was placed behind some smart types in 2 of his 3 starts at 1m in 2018. Dam a daughter of excellent Niarchos broodmare Brigid whose daughters include Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Sequoyah (dam of 2000 Guineas/Irish 2000 Guineas winner Henrythenavigator, 3rd dam of Derby runner-up Cliffs of Moher), Fillies’ Mile winner Escuchar and Lady Windermere (grandam of Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Magician). Will stay 10f. Mr Nurlan Bizakov, Roger Varian

QABALA b.f. Scat Daddy – Entwine (Empire Maker) 7f maiden fillies’ stakes at Newmarket, September

300,000 dollar foal @ Fasig-Tipton. Fifth foal of a dam who was has produced minor winners in North America by Lemon Drop Kid and Tapizar. Juddmonte-bred dam is a lightly-raced daughter of Kentucky Oaks and Alabama Stakes winner Flute, the dam of Grade 2 Goldikova Stakes winner Filimbi. Second, third and fourth from Newmarket race all won next time out. Will stay 1m. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, Roger Varian

SENZA LIMITI ch.c. Lope de Vega – Senza Rete (Barathea) 7f novice stakes at Salisbury, October

100,000 guinea yearling @ Tattersalls. Second foal of an Italian listed 1m winner who finished fourth in Italian 1000 Guineas and Oaks. Grandam was a half-sister to Dewhurst Stakes and 2000 Guineas winner Pennekamp, Irish 2000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes winner Black Minnaloushe, 4-time US Grade 1 winner Nasr El Arab, and to dam of Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Round Pond. Irish 2000 Guineas entry, will stay 1m. Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede, William Haggas

SKARDU ch.c. Shamardal – Diala (Iffraaj) 7f maiden at Newmarket, September

Second foal of a mare who has had a minor winner abroad. Dam also won 7f maiden at Newmarket at 2 and ran in 1000 Guineas. Gran grandam Spain Lane was a good French sprinter (won Prix du Gros-Chene, 3rd in Prix de l’Abbaye) and three-parts sister to triple US Grade 1 winner Marquetry. Several winners have come out of Newmarket race, notably UAE 2000 Guineas winner Estihdaaf. Irish 2000 Guineas entry, will stay 1m. Mr Abdulla Al Khalifa, William Haggas

SPACE BLUES ch.c. Dubawi – Miss Lucifer (Noverre) 1m maiden at Nottingham, November

Dam, won 3 times at 6f/7f, notably Desafío Stakes. Dam of three other winners, 7f maiden winners Capel Path (Street Cry) and Rápido Landing (Raven’s Pass) but best of them Shuruq (Elusive Quality) whose wins included UAE Oaks, Round 1 of Al Maktoum Desafío and Burj Nahaar in Dubai and Istanbul Trophy in Turkey. Grandam a half-sister to dam of 1000 Guineas winner Virginia Waters. Not bred to stay much further than 1m. Godolphin, Charlie Appleby

ZAKOUSKI b.c. Shamardal – O’Giselle (Octagonal) 7f novice stakes at Kempton, November

Unraced dam has produced two winners in Australia, including Albrecht (Redoute’s Choice), winner of Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes over 6.5f and second in Group 1 7f Golden Rose Stakes. Dam a full sister to Australian champion Lonhro, multiple Group 1 winner successful up to 10f. Beat impressive Newcastle winner Headman at Kempton. Will stay 1m. Godolphin, Charlie Appleby