Whitsbury Manor Stud stallion Due Diligence (by War Front) became the first freshman sire to get a stakes winner this year when his daughter Good Vibes won the Listed Langleys Solicitors British EBF Marygate Fillies' Stakes over five furlongs at York yesterday.
The David Evans-trained filly has now won two of her three starts and will go for next month's Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot. She was a five-length runner-up to Chasing Dreams on her debut at Newmarket last month, scored by a neck at Salisbury 12 days later and got her blacktype win by a length and a half from Mighty Spirit, with favourite Lady Kermit another length back in third.
Good Vibes was bred by Whitsbury Manor Stud and sold by them for £35,000 at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale in Doncaster. She is a half-sister to a winner and is out of five-furlong scorer Satsuma (by Compton Place). That mare's siblings include Astrophysics (by Paco Boy), who was a head runner-up in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes as a two-year-old.
Jodrell Bank (by Observatory), the grandam of Good Vibes, was placed only once – over six furlongs – from ten starts but is a full-sister to Grade 1 Hollywood Derby runner-up Sebastian Flyte and half-sister to Age Of Chivalry (by Invincible Spirit), winner of the Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes over six furlongs and runner-up in the seven-furlong Group 3 Brownstown Stakes when trained by John Oxx.
Due Diligence, on the other hand, won three of his ten starts, including the Listed Lackan Stakes over six furlongs at Naas, and he chased home Slade Power in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot. The former Aidan O'Brien trainee earned a rating of 120 from Timeform, there were 79 registered foals in his first crop, and his yearlings made up to 95,000gns in 2018.
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