Young Prize (Unreleased): The promising style of Athanasia

Young Prize (Unreleased): The promising style of Athanasia
Young Tiger Prize (Unreleased): The promising style of Athanasia

Races / 18.03.2023

Toulouse, Saturday

Athanasia (Lope de Vega) did not miss his debut in the Young Prize (Unpublished). Part in her hand, the student and representative of Al Asayl waited for a long time in the rearguard of a race led by Saleya (Cityscape). Closer in third thickness in the last bend, the resident of François Rohaut seemed to be doing much better than her rivals 400m from the finish. Once pressed by her partner, Valentin Seguy, Athanasia accelerated well, in the style of a filly who should be able to move up in class brilliantly. She finally won by a length of a quarter. Author of a good end of race, Draft (Saxon Warrior) takes second place. A length further, the host of the first hour, Saleya. Still on horseback, Valentin Seguy said on Equidia: “We really weren’t going fast, that’s why I decided to go early. The filly is doing something good today. I had not mounted it in the morning but it is well put on and very easy to handle. »

A little girl from Chanching Skies

Raised by her owners, Athanasia is a daughter of Lope de Vega (Shamardal), stallion of Ballylinch Stud, andAsel (Bernardini), remained maiden in five outings. Athanasia is his second foal and second winner after Roses on Ice (Toronado), winner of her maiden over 1,650m at Sablé-sur-Sarthe. The latter was presented by Coulonces Sales at the 2022 breeding sale, where she was bought for €30,000 by Gavin Hernon. At stud, Aseel has a yearling named Alkidan (New Bay). The broodmare was bought for €22,000 by Sas Yellow Agency (Chehboub family) at the breeding sale in 2022.

In France, the second mother, Chanching Skies (Sadler’s Wells), finished second in the Prix de Psyché (Gr3) and won two Grs3s in England and the United States, including the Very One Stakes. She also finished second in the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (Gr1), at Belmont Park (US). It is also the strain of Nathaniel (Galileo) stallion at Newsells Park Stud.

Giant’s Causeway



Lope de Vega


Lady Vettori

Lady Golconda


AP Indy


Cara Rafaela


Sadler’s Wells

Chanching Skies

Magnificent Style

The article is in French

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