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Godolphin’s Notable Speech (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}–Swift Rose {Ire}, by Invincible Spirit {Ire}) entered the old Easter Stakes at Kempton on Saturday with a two-for-two record and a glowing reputation and exited as TDN Rising Star with a performance that oozed class. Held up last of the quintet early by a confident William Buick, the 4-7 favourite was slipped through the gaps to overwhelm Ralph Beckett’s Derby entry Valvano (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) inside the final furlong and surge to a two-length success. The Hannon runner Persica (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) was a further half a length away in third.
“Today was a warm race with a few unexposed types and he gave away weight to all of them, so I’m delighted,” Buick said after the Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily British EBF Conditions S., which formerly carried listed status when known as the Easter. “I was very pleased with how he has done physically since the last time I rode him–he has really filled out and I feel like he has grown a bit as well, which is always nice to see from a horse who has had two runs. I couldn’t be more happy with him and I tested him a little bit today and he quickened up in a stride.”
Charlie Appleby has entered the son of the G3 UAE Oaks runner-up Swift Rose, who beat the subsequent listed scorer Cuban Tiger (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}) in the European Road To The Kentucky Derby Conditions S. here in February, in the 2000 Guineas and Buick was not ruling that out as a valid objective. “I just had to pick a path and he’s such a genuine, easy horse to deal with,” he added. “He’s got a bright future ahead of him. It’s so wet, so it was a nice opportunity for him to come here and run again on this surface. I think he would handle a little bit of cut in the ground, but he’s a very fast horse with a low action, so I think he would want a bit of decent ground. He’s opened up a few options there, but he’s a speedy miler.”
Notable Speech, the 39th TDN Rising Star for Dubawi, is the first foal out of the aforementioned Swift Rose who is a daughter of the ill-fated Listed Prix Ceres winner and G3 Prix du Palais-Royal and G3 Prix de Meautry runner-up Tulips (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}). Before her death in 2022, she also produced Dubawi’s G3 Burj Nahaar winner Desert Wisdom (GB) and also the GI Natalma S. and G3 Fred Darling S. scorer Wild Beauty (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Swift Rose’s yearling is a daughter of Pinatubo (Ire). Dubawi’s TDN Rising Star tally includes the high-achieving Too Darn Hot (GB), In Italian (GB), Space Blues (Ire) and Zarak (Fr).
6th-Kempton, £30,000, Cond, 4-6, 3yo, c/g, 8f (AWT), 1:40.25, st/sl.
NOTABLE SPEECH (GB), c, 3, by Dubawi (Ire)
     1st Dam: Swift Rose (Ire) (GSP-UAE, $135,326), by Invincible Spirit (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Tulips (Ire), by Pivotal (GB)
     3rd Dam: Hint Of Spring (GB), by Seeking The Gold
Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $63,378. O/B-Godolphin (GB); T-Charlie Appleby. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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