BDS-bred Special Season makes highly impressive debut
Special Season was introduced at 25/1 for next year’s 2,000 Guineas after making an impressive winning debut at Sandown on Friday.
The William Haggas-trained colt is yet another 2yo winner this season bred at Blue Diamond Stud. Another is the unbeaten Dream Ahead colt Raucous.
Special Season hit the front a furlong out in the 7f contest and quickly drew clear to score by seven lengths.
“Special Season is a nice horse,” winning jockey Pat Cosgrave told the Racing Post. “They went a pretty good gallop and that played into my hands, but I was impressed.”
Special Season, by Lope De Vega, was bred by Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar out of Keep Dancing, a winning daughter of Distant Music purchased by Tony Nerses for 70,000gns at the 2012 Tattersalls December Sale. She is a half-sister to July Stakes winner Alhebayeb, now standing at Tara Stud, and classy sprinter Humidor.
Keep Dancing has a yearling colt by Sayif, a colt foal by Mastercraftsman and is in foal to Dark Angel.
Special Season was sold at last year’s Tattersalls October Sale for 90,000gns to Rabbah Bloodstock.
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