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Truly Enchanting (Ire)

Almost certainly bred for further than the five furlongs she started over on Tuesday evening, Ballydoyle’s regally-bred Truly Enchanting (Ire) (No Nay Never–Alluringly, by Fastnet Rock {Aus}) duly overcame in the style of a top-class prospect to earn TDN Rising Star status in the Visit Tipperary Fillies Maiden at the Limerick Junction track…

Almost certainly bred for further than the five furlongs she started over on Tuesday evening, Ballydoyle’s regally-bred Truly Enchanting (Ire) (No Nay Never–Alluringly, by Fastnet Rock {Aus}) duly overcame in the style of a top-class prospect to earn TDN Rising Star status in the Visit Tipperary Fillies Maiden at the Limerick Junction track. Niggled along early by Ryan Moore to keep tabs on more precocious rivals, the daughter of the Oaks third Alluringly and half-sister to the G2 Kilboy Estate S. winner Lily Pond (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) really began to find her stride inside the last two furlongs.

Powering through the testing ground to overhaul the Joseph O’Brien-trained Oxford Rock (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) with 150 yards remaining, the 100-30 shot hit the line strong with 3 3/4 lengths to spare with the experienced Shamrock Breeze (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) giving some context a further 2 1/2 lengths away in third. Truly Enchanting, who becomes the ninth TDN Rising Star for her sire, boasts as her fourth dam the great Urban Sea (Miswaki). From a true Epsom family, she promises to get at least a mile but it is notable that No Nay Never’s prior TDN Rising Stars include Little Big Bear (Ire), Ten Sovereigns (Ire) and Aesop’s Fables (Ire), all of whom were at their best over sprint trips.

“Ryan was delighted with her and said she’d have no problem getting six and that she could get seven,” Aidan O’Brien said. “She was green early, but Ryan said they didn’t go mad early which gave her a chance to get it together first time. We’ll see how much she comes on, as she’s a little bit laid-back at home so she could come on plenty. The [G3] Albany is possible.”

Alluringly, who was second to Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) in the 2017 Listed Cheshire Oaks before finishing much further adrift as she managed a placing in the Oaks, broke her maiden over nine furlongs here and went on to win the Listed Hurry Harriet S. Her first foal was the aforementioned Lily Pond, who stayed a mile and a half and alongside her win in the Kilboy Estate was also second in the G3 Blue Wind S. and third in the G3 Munster Oaks. She is also a half-sister to the G2 Debutante S. third Toogoodtobetrue (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who in turn produced Galileo’s G3 Eyrefield S.-placed Carlisle Bay (Ire), and the stable’s 3-year-old fellow TDN Rising Star Ocean of Dreams (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}).

The third dam All Too Beautiful (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), who was runner-up in the 2004 Oaks and took the Middleton S. when it held group 3 status, is out of Urban Sea and therefore a full-sister to Galileo himself and a half to Sea The Stars (Ire) among others. Her daughter Wonder Of Wonders (Kingmambo), another Oaks runner-up, produced the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas-placed So Wonderful (War Front) and the yard’s dual group 3-placed 3-year-old Buttons (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), while her group-placed Sparrow (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}) is responsible for the G1 Cox Plate and G1 Tancred S. winner Sir Dragonet (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) and No Nay Never’s Les Pavots (Ire), another TDN Rising Star who took last year’s G2 Prix du Calvados and was third in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac. Alluringly’s yearling is another daughter of No Nay Never.

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