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Rare UK Win For Jesmond Lass Family
Godolphin unveiled a filly with an Australian connection to win on debut at Newmarket in the UK on Friday evening. The Charlie Appleby-trained Bint Al Reem opened her account at first time of asking when staying on well in the final 100 metres to score by 0.75-length in the Woodhurst Construction Maiden Fillies' Stakes over 1400m. By Darley stallion Elusive Quality, Bint Al Reem is out of the Australian-bred Giant's Causeway mare Causeway Lass, a stakes winning daughter of three-time Gr1 winner Canny Lass (Canny Lad-Jesmond Lass, by Lunchtime). Canny Lass is of course a full-sister to Golden Slipper winner and outstanding sire Canny Lad from the grand producer Jesmond Lass. Canny Lad, who sired 50 stakes winners during his stellar career, was euthanised at his home at Woodlands Stud in June last year. This is one of the most coveted bloodlines in the Australian studbook with other family members including Darley's Golden Slipper and Blue Diamond Stakes winning sire Sepoy, champion filly Guelph, Queensland Derby winner Camarena, and Gr1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes winner Camarilla.