Speculative Bid Wins 3yo Maiden

Posted on: 13/05/2014 in 'Success Stories of 2014'
Excellent Art – Barzah (Darshaan)
O: K Quinn, C Benham & I Saunders,
B: Summerhill Bloodstock, T: David Elsworth
€35,000 Goffs Orby Yearling Sale
by Gerard Butler
Distances: 4l, 11
⁄2l. 10 ran.
Speculative Bid (Excellent Art), who had finished
runner-up at Kempton Park, handled the testing
conditions well and ran out a comfortable winner on his
fifth start. He is a half-brother to the useful seven-time
winner Arch Villian (Arch) and the fairly useful winner
Thubiaan (Dynaformer), out of the Listed Lingfield Park
Oaks Trial runner-up Barzah (Darshaan), who is the best
of two winners from four runners out of the El Gran Senor
mare Lepikha, a winner as a three-year-old. Lepikha is a
half-sister to the Gr.3 Horris Hill Stakes and Gr.3 Prix de
Barbeville winner and sire Glacial Storm (Arctic Tern),
who was also second in the Gr.1 Derby and third in the
Gr.1 Irish Derby, the Listed Cheshire Oaks winner and dual
US Gr.3-placed Chaudennay (Assert; dam of the US Gr.3
winner Stoneleigh, the German Listed winner and Gr.2EBN Tuesday, 13th May 2014 RACING REVIEW
(then) Preis von Deutschland third Chadayed, and the
Listed Premio Pietro Bessero third To Be A Lover, who is
the grandam of the Stakes winner Battle Of Love and the
dual US Gr.2-placed Reine Lione). The third dam, the Gr.2
(now Gr.1) Prix de l’Opera winner Hortensia (Luther), is
also the grandam of the Listed Premio Seregno winner
Corbetta (Polar Falcon) and the ancestress of the Listed
Prix des Reves d’Or winner and Gr.3 Prix de Cabourg
runner-up Baileys Jubilee (Bahamian Bounty) and the
Gr.3 Preis des Winterfavoriten winner Globus (Areion).
Barzah has a two-year-old full-sister to this winner and
a yearling filly by Danehill Dancer, while she visited Rip
Van Winkle last year