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1st Win To Gr1 Star Midday Half-Brother

Friday, 20th May 2011

On the UK track overnight, the half-brother to 5-time Gr1-winning mare Midday (Oasis Dream-Midsummer, by Kingmambo) recorded his 1st win when Juddmonte home-bred 3YO colt Midsummer Sun (Monsun-Midsummer) scored by 6-lengths over 12 furlongs at Haydock in his 2nd start for trainer Henry Cecil. Star racemare Midday boasts victories in the UK Gr1 Nassau Stakes in both 2009 & 2010, plus 2010 's UK Gr1 Yorkshire Oaks & French Gr1 Prix Vermeille, as well as 2009's US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (in which she also finished runner-up by a neck in 2010); she also has Gr1-placings in each of 2009's English Oaks, Irish Oaks & French Prix de l'Opera.

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