ROYAL ASCOT: DAY 4
22 June 2018
EQTIDAAR (IRE) burst
to prominence with a one length victory over Sands Of Mali in a fiercely
contested Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot on Friday.
Sired by the Irish National Stud’s flagbearer Invincible
Spirit (IRE), EQTIDAAR (IRE)was
bred by Shadwell for Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum and is a half-brother to Massaat
(IRE), runner-up in the 2,000 Guineas in 2016. His Irish links extend further
to his damsire being Rathbarry Stud’s stalwart Acclamation.
In a race in which Irish-bred fillies filled the first four
places home, MAIN EDITION (IRE) maintained her unbeaten record in the Group 3 Albany Stakes for juvenile
fillies, the first race of the day. Now
boasting a 3-3 record, the daughter of Coolmore stallion Zoffany (IRE) had a
neck to spare from Godolphin’s Dandy Man (IRE) filly at the end of the six
MAIN EDITION (IRE) was bred by Minch Bloodstock and is a
half-sister to three other winners, principally Major Cadeaux who is now a sire
himself and was Group 1 placed as well as being a races a multiple stakes
winner on the track.