Exciting Newcomer Completes Smart Double For Camelot
Luxembourg (2c Camelot - Attire, by Danehill Dancer) justified his Group 1 entry in the National Stakes when making an impressive debut at Killarney on Wednesday.
Sent off favourite for the Irish EBF Median Sires Series Race under Michael Hussey, Aidan O’Brien’s charge chased the leaders for much of the seven furlong contest and began to make headway from two furlongs out. Pushed to lead inside the final furlong, he ran on to score by two and a quarter lengths from debut winner Tuwaiq.
Speaking after the race, the winning rider said, “He was watching everything and there's plenty improvement in him. He is exciting and will get further eventually.”
Bred by BV Sangster, Luxembourg is owned by Westerberg and Coolmore partners. The son of Camelot is closely related to Group 2 winner Leo De Fury (Australia), who makes his seasonal return in tomorrow’s Meld Stakes at Leopardstown.
Earlier that day at Lingfield, the Ralph Beckett-trained Yesyes (3f Camelot - Shared Account, by Dansili) made it two from two in the mile and a half fillies’ novice stakes.
Impressive on debut in May, the Juddmonte homebred was sent off a short-priced favourite to follow up and obliged by a length under Rob Horny, with another six and a half lengths back to the third horse.
A half-sister to two Group performers, Yesyes holds an entry in the Group 2 Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood.