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Kingman and Sea The Stars add new stakes winners on Friday

Kingman. Picture: Juddmonte Farms

41 for Kingman
The Charlie Appleby-trained Noble Truth (2 c ex Speralita by Frankel) won the Flying Scotsman Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Doncaster on Friday providing Juddmonte Farm’s Kingman (Invincible Spirit) with his 41st stakes winner. Under William Buick, Noble Truth held off the challenge of favourite Hoo Ya Mal (Territories) to score by a nose with another length and  quarter back to Gwan So (Ulysees) in third. Bought for €1.1 million at last year's Arqana Selection Sale, Noble Truth is out of a half-sister to Group One winer Stacelita (Monsun), herself the dam of Soul Stirring (Frankel). 

Kingman is firing at a rate of 12.4 per cent stakes winners to runners and his four crops of racing age include Group One winners Palace Pier, Persian King, Domestic Spending and Schnell Meister. Noble Truth becomes the first stakes winner bred on the Kingman - Frankel cross and the first stakes winner for the unbeaten champion son of Galileo (Sadler's Wells) as a broodmare sire. Frankel's daughters have to date produced five winners to date and in addition to Noble Truth include the stakes performers Juncture and Wizard Of Oz. 



85 for Sea The Stars
The Haras de Bonneval-based Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) sired his second new stakes winner in as many days when Manobo (3 f ex Tasaday by Nayef) won the Prix Turenne (Listed, 2200m) at Saint-Cloud. Trained by Charlie Appleby and a Godolphin homebred, Manobo made all and scored a very easy ten length victory under James Doyle over Kertez (Intello). On Thursday, Adhafera became the 84th stakes winner for Sea The Stars when she won the Prix Joubert and Manobo provided his sire with his 85th stakes winner who has now sired 18 stakes winners this season.

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