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First Start For Redoute's Blueblood In UK
At today's Doncaster meeting in England, a bred-in-the-purple 2YO colt by Arrowfield Stud's champion sire Redoute's Choice will face the starter for the first time, over 1408m. Named Valcartier and trained by John Gosden, the Irish-bred juvenile is owned by Godolphin and was a €950,000 John Ferguson purchase from Haras d'Etreham at the 2015 Arqana Yearling Sale in France. Out of Unfuwain mare Vadawina, Valcartier has an impressive pedigree. From the family of Gr1 winner Valixir, his Gr1-winning dam is a half-sister to Gr1 winner Vazira. Vadawina has already produced Gr1-placed Gr2 winner Vadamar, Group-placed stakes-winner Vedouma (both by Dalakhani) and Gr3-placed Vedevani.