THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS - El Kabeir's Bright Diamond A New Rising Star At Newmarket

Published 2022/08/06

El Kabeir's Bright Diamond A New Rising Star At Newmarket

 
 
El Kabeir / Caroline Norris

By Tom Frary

There were some choicely-bred fillies in Newmarket's opening British Stallion Studs EBF “Newcomers” Maiden Fillies' S. on Saturday, but one dominant member of the class in Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's Bright Diamond (Ire) (El Kabeir–Starlite Sienna {Ire}, by Elusive Pimpernel). Sent off at 10-1, the Karl Burke-trained bay who was a bargain €52,000 purchase at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up was at work first under Clifford Lee but responded to power her way to the front approaching the furlong pole. Devouring the rising ground to the line, the relative of the dual group 3 winner Realtra (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) had nine lengths to spare over the Michael Bell-trained Liberalist (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) there, with a neck back to Jalapa (GB) (Expert Eye {GB}), the half-sister to Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}).