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World's Dearest Yearling Set For Debut Next Week
The wait is just about over. Hydrogen, the most expensive yearling sold anywhere in the world last year, is set to make his highly anticipated debut at Newbury next week, reports racingpost.com. Purchased by Tweenhills principal David Redvers for 2.5 million guineas at Tattersalls last year, Hydrogen is a Galileo three-quarter brother to 2007 English Derby winner & Darley stallion Authorized (Montjeu-Funsie, by Saumarez). The Peter Chapple Hyam-trained 2YO holds an entry for the Gr1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster a week on Saturday - the race his famous sibling won in 2006 - but is expected to be aimed at a mile maiden a day earlier. "We should see him in a Newbury maiden," said Redvers, racing manager for owners Qatar Racing Limited. "I saw him work the other morning under Jamie Spencer and he worked with a fast lead horse and went extremely well. He looks a nice mile-and-a-half horse, which is what you'd expect on pedigree." Redvers added that connections were keen to give the valuable colt a run before spelling him for the winter. "He is certainly showing that he has way-above-average ability. I think he'll turn into a beautiful three-year-old," he said. Authorized, who won 4 of his 7 starts including three Gr1s, sired his first Australian Gr1 winner last weekend when Complacent won the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.