Frankel’s Son of Attraction Elarqam a New Rising Star At York

By Tom Frary

4th-YOR, £12,000, Cond, 9-10, 2yo, 7fT, 1:26.77, g/s.
ELARQAM (GB) (c, 2, Frankel {GB}–Attraction {GB} {Hwt. 2yo Filly-Eng, Hwt. 3yo Filly Older Mare-Ire at 7-9f, MG1SW-Eng Ire, $1,583,910}, by Efisio {GB}), a 1.6million TATOCT yearling purchase whose dam was the brilliant winner of the G1 English and Irish 1000 Guineas, G1 Coronation S., G1 Sun Chariot S. and G1 Matron S., was well-supported into 10-11 favouritism and raced behind the leading trio early. Pushed out with hands and heels to subdue the long-time leader Ayutthaya (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) with a furlong remaining, the bay drew away to win by 3 3/4 lengths. “He’s done it quite well, as the second horse had a bit of experience under his belt and the ground was a bit soft and scrappy,” jockey Dane O’Neill said. “He did give me a nice feel and the further he was going the better he was. He’s a big prospect and hopefully will live up to it all.” Attraction, who has already produced two smart performers in Cushion (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), MGSP-US MSP-Eng, $169,111, and Fountain of Youth (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}), GSW-Ire, also has a yearling colt by Dubawi (Ire) and a filly foal by Invincible Spirit (Ire) named Motion (GB). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $10,245. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Floors Farming (GB); T-Mark Johnston.

 

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