Cheveley Park Stakes G1 - Special Duty

Filed on 2 Oct 2009 @ 13:42

Stallion statistics: Hennessy

ELECTROLUX CHEVELEY PARK S.-G1

£170,000, Newmarket, 10-2, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:10.38, gd/fm.

1--SPECIAL DUTY (GB), 124, f, 2
Hennessy--Quest to Peak, by Distant View
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd; T-Criquette Head-Maarek; J-Stephane Pasquier; £96,509.

2--Misheer (GB), 124, f, 2
Oasis Dream (GB)--All for Laura (GB), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB).
O-Saeed Manana; B-New England Stud & Partners; T-Clive Brittain; £36,584.

3--Lady of the Desert, 124, f, 2
Rahy--Queen's Logic (Ire), by Grand Lodge.
O-Jaber Abdullah; B-Rabbah Bloodstock LLC; T-Brian Meehan; £18,309.

Margins: 2 3/4, HD, 3/4. Odds: 3-1, 9-1, 11-8.
Also Ran: Puff (Ire), Shamandar (Fr), Song of My Heart (Ire), Sand Vixen (GB), Habaayib (GB).
Non runner: Nimue.

A Juddmonte homebred, Special Duty is out of the once raced maiden Quest To Peak, a half sister to seven time Grade One winner Sightseek and Grade One winner Tates Creek. Special Duty had shown enough at home to make her debut in the Listed Prix Yacowlef on debut, where she was second, before winning the Group Two Prix Robert Papin and finishing a neck second to Arcano in the Prix Morny.

This is the sole European stakes winner of the season for the late Hennessy, 56% of whose wins come over 5-6f and who has three winners from 15 European runners in 2009.

Pedigree of SPECIAL DUTY (GB), 2007

Hennessy
1993
Storm Cat
1983
Storm Bird
1978
Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Terlingua
1976
Secretariat
Crimson Saint
Island Kitty
1976
Hawaii
1964
Utrillo
Ethane
T C Kitten
1969
Tom Cat
Needlebug
Quest To Peak
2002
Distant View
1991
Mr Prospector
1970
Raise A Native
Gold Digger
Seven Springs
1982
Irish River
La Trinite
Viviana
1990
Nureyev
1977
Northern Dancer
Special
Nijinsky Star
1980
Nijinsky
Chris Evert
Filed on 2 Oct 2009 @ 13:42