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Starspangledbanner comeback crop yields Cheveley Park winner Millisle Another chapter in the extraordinary

MILLISLE , defeats Raffle Prize to win the Cheveley Park Stakes-Gr.1 for Jessica Harrington and owner/breeder Stonethorn Stud Farms Limited

Millisle is the best of 15 winners from the resultant crop, but by no means the only highly talented one as it also contains Anglesey Stakes runner-up Lil Grey (ninth to Millisle in the Cheveley Park) and Listed Marygate Stakes third Lady Kermit , as well as Chasing Dreams , who has not been since handing subsequent Listed winner Good Vibes a five-length beating on debut at Newmarket in April. Starspangledbanner's fertility issues certainly seem to be a thing of the past as he covered 123 mares at Coolmore in Ireland in 2017, 152 in 2018 and 168 this year. RACING P O

story of Starspangledbanner was written on Saturday when daughter Millisle became his second Group 1 winner by storming to success in the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket. The horse initially encountered fertility problems after being retired to Coolmore, but his depleted first crop of 33 foals yielded 21 winners including Anthem Alexander and The Wow Signal , who struck in Royal Ascot juvenile contests, and the classy Home Of The Brave . He finally returned to Coolmore in 2016 and experienced a significant upturn in fertility, withWeatherbys recording the 120 mares covered by him having produced 70 foals who are now two-year-olds.

750,000 GNS yearling CHASING DREAMS was unbeaten in two starts at Newmarket in April and Wolverhampton in October for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin

CHASINGDREAMS beat recent Group 3 [ Cornwallis Stakes ] winner Good Vibes [ by 5 lengths ] on her debut at the Craven meeting and was favourite for the Queen Mary until she met a setback on the gallops. Understandably she was a little bit rusty on this return…but won comfortably in the end. RACING P O ST “ “ DE BURGH FINDS MORE TALENT FOR STACK Fresh from sending out Piece Of Paradise to record a Listed success at Ayr last Friday, Fozzy Stack was back stockpiling talent for next year and, acting through Hubie de Burgh , he picked up two choice daughters of Starspangledbanner … “We love Starspangledbanner and he has been lucky for Fozzy in the past. He’s a sire that has done especially well so far and really upgrades his mares…” commented de Burgh. EBN, 25 September


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