Another step forward for Majestic Noor
Majestic Noor turned in another brave performance on Wednesday to win her second race on the bounce, a 1m2f handicap at Newbury.
Ridden by Frankie Dettori, the homebred daughter of Frankel repelled Sorrel to win by a head. There was over two lengths back to the third.
Majestic Noor had some progressive form last season for John Gosden, notably when runner-up on her second start at Chelmsford City, and gained a deserved win last month when successful at Yarmouth.
Majestic Noor represents two generations of Blue Diamond breeding as a daughter of Nouriya, another stud homebred who carried our colours to victory in the Listed John Musker Stakes and Listed EBF Lyric Stakes.
She is a half-sister to our brilliant racemare Aljazzi, the winner of five races including the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot and Group 3 Atalanta Stakes at Sandown. At the end of her career, the daughter of Shamardal sold for a sale record of 1 million guineas at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale.
Majestic Noor is also a half-sister to the winner Nawar. Their dam, Nouriya, is a half-sister to the Listed-placed Lady Nouf and Balmoral Handicap winner Yuften, who also finished second past the post in the Prix Jean Prat. They are out of foundation mare Majestic Sakeena.
Nouriya has a two-year-old colt by Golden Horn named Liverpool Knight who is also with John Gosden. She also has a yearling colt by our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight and returned to Frankel this year.
Blue Diamond is also home to Nouriya’s daughter Cristielle, who recently foaled a striking colt from the first crop of US Navy Flag.
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