Dubawi Filly Gets Up Late In the Dick Poole

Third on her second outing behind the G3 Princess Margaret S. fourth Spring Cosmos (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) over six furlongs at Newmarket July 13, Anna Nerium scored over a furlong further back there last time July 29 but carried little kudos into this event at a huge 40-1. Those odds looked not far of the mark as she was outpaced at halfway racing worse than mid-division and her chance looked forlorn two out as Tom Marquand applied some pressure. Getting rolling late as stamina came into play, the chestnut swooped on the Listed St Hugh’s S. winner Eirene in the final yards to prevail by a neck, with the G2 Lowther S. fifth Special Purpose just behind in third.
Anna Nerium is a full-sister to the same connections’s classy G3 Horris Hill S. scorer Piping Rock (GB), who retired unbeaten after three starts at two without the chance to test his Classic credentials. She is also a half-sister to three other black-type performers including the stable’s G3 Prix d’Aumale winner and G2 Oaks d’Italia runner-up Middle Club and the G3 Prix de Royaumont third Anna Mona (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}). Another of the dam’s daughters Coplow (GB) (Manduro {Ger}) has given the Hannons more reason for jubilation by producing the 2-year-old filly Billesdon Brook (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) who was third in the Listed Star S. before winning the G3 Prestige S., and also Billesdon Bess (GB) (Dick Turpin {Ire}) who captured the recent Listed Upavon S. here. The second dam Anna Paola was the German champion 2-year-old and 3-year-old filly due to her successes in the G2 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) and G3 Preis des Winterfavoriten and also produced Anno Luce (GB) (Old Vic {GB}), who took the G3 Preis der Hannoverschen and was third in the Diana herself. This is also the family of the MG1SP Annus Mirabilis (Fr) (Warning {GB}) and the G3 Park Hill S.-winning highweight Anna of Saxony (GB) (Ela-Mana-Mou {Ire}).

Thursday, Salisbury, Britain
, £42,500, SAL, 9-7, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:15.30, gd.
1–ANNA NERIUM (GB), 126, f, 2, by Dubawi (Ire)

1st Dam: Anna Oleanda (Ire), by Old Vic (GB)
2nd Dam: Anna Paola (Ger), by Prince Ippi (Ger)
3rd Dam: Antwerpen (Ger), by Waldcanter (Ger)
*1st Stakes Win. (300,000gns RNA Ylg ’16 TATOCT). O-Exors of the Late Mr R. J. McCreery; B-Stowell Hill Ltd. (GB); T-Richard Hannon; J-Tom Marquand. £24,102. Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-1, $39,861. *Full to Piping Rock (GB), GSW-Eng, 1/2 to Middle Club (GB) (Fantastic Light), GSW-Fr, GSP-Ity MSP-Eng, $254,972. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report 5-cross pedigree.
2–Eirene (GB), 126, f, 2, Declaration of War–Za Za Zoom (Ire), by Le Vie Dei Colori (GB). (85,000gns Wlg ’15 TATFOA). O-Mr M. J. Yarrow; B-Scuderia Archi Romani (GB); T-Dean Ivory. £9,138.
3–Special Purpose (Ire), 126, f, 2, Scat Daddy–Pussycat Lips (Ire), by Holy Roman Emperor (Ire). (£90,000 Ylg ’16 GOUKPR). O-Qatar Racing Limited; B-Epona Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-William Haggas. £4,573.
Margins: NK, NO, 1. Odds: 40.00, 3.50, 3.50.
Also Ran: One Minute (Ire), Oriental Song (Ire), Crossing The Line (GB), Mrs Gallagher (GB), Bambino Lola (GB), Reflect Alexander (Ire), Izzy Bizu (Ire), Tricksy Spirit (GB), Misty Spirit (GB), Listen Alexander (Ire). Scratched: Elizabeth Bennet (Ire), Lamya (Ger). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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