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1st Stakes-Winner For Freshman Sire Dark Angel
Gr1-winning Irish-based 6YO freshman stallion Dark Angel (Acclamation-Midnight Angel, by Machiavellian) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when Irish-bred juvenile daughter Lily’s Angel (Dark Angel-Noyelles, by Docksider) scored a half-length victory in the £21,500 (A$33,000) Listed Empress Stakes (6 furlongs) for 2YO fillies at Newmarket. Lily’s Angel (ridden by Richard Hughes for trainer Richard Fahey) defeated fellow Irish-breds Pearl Diva (Acclamation-Lassie's Gold, by Seeking The Gold) & Misty Conquest (Mujadil-Polish Belle, by Polish Precedent). Lily's Angel was an £8,000 (A$12,200) yearling at the 2010 Doncaster Bloodstock August Sale. Her sire Dark Angel stands at Ireland's Morristown Lattin Stud for €7,000 (A$9,600). On the track, Dark Angel won 4 races including 2007's UK Gr1 Middle Park Stakes (6 furlongs) at Newmarket, UK Gr2 Mill Reef Stakes (6 furlongs) at Newbury & Doncaster Bloodstock's St Leger Yearling Sales race for £341,306 (A$522,000) earnings from 9 starts. He was retired at the end of his 2YO campaign.