Duke daughters entered for 1000 Guineas
Drakenstein Stud’s exciting new stallion Duke Of Marmalade could have an exciting 2015 ahead of him. He has two daughters entered in the 2015 QIPCO 1000 Guineas, to be run at Newmarket on May 3rd.
Duke Of Marmalade is the sire of potential Guineas runners Pamona and Star Of Seville, both of whom number amongst the 64 entries for the first British fillies classic of 2015.
Trained by John Gosden, Star Of Seville made just two racetrack appearances in 2014. After finishing a creditable third on debut, the Duke Of Marmalade filly bolted up to win by six lengths next time out and was subsequently given a quote in the betting for the 2015 Investec Oaks.
Her paternal half sister Pamona, who hails from the Luca Cumani yard, was equally lightly raced as a 2yo. A decent second first time out, Pamona went into many notebooks following her smashing win second time out when she demolished a competitive field at Newmarket to win by over three lengths over 1400m.
Europe’s Leading Third Crop Sire in 2014, Duke Of Marmalade enjoyed a superb season last year when his offspring won major stakes races in all of Australia, Britain, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Sweden. He is also responsible for high class South African runner Moofeed, winner of the 2015 Gr3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap.
A Cartier Champion, and five time Group 1 winner, Duke Of Marmalade is a Danehill half brother to former G1 Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World. His first South African crop of foals will be born later this year.