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Scuderia Sagam’s Folgaria (Ire) (Due Diligence–Full Moon Fever {Ire}, by Azamour {Ire}) went undefeated through a five-race juvenile campaign for Stefano Botti last year and, now under the stewardship of that trainer’s brother Marco, retained her perfect record with a hard-fought triumph in Saturday’s G3 Dubai Duty Free S. (Fred Darling S.) at Newbury.

The February-foaled bay backed up a debut win at Milan’s San Siro in May with a brace of Listed contests at Rome’s Capanelle and back in Milan. She went on sabbatical after collecting July’s G3 Premio Primi Passi by six lengths and concluded last semester with another clear-cut victory in October’s G2 Premio Dormello.

Folgaria forfeited ground to all five rivals initially, racing at the tail of the field in sixth through the opening fractions, and began inching closer once past halfway. Stirred into action passing the quarter-mile marker, the 5-1 chance was ridden to launch her challenge approaching the final furlong and came under a late drive to prevail by a neck from Regal Jubilee (GB) (Frankel {GB}), with Elmalka (GB) (Kingman {GB}) another neck back in third.

Pedigree Notes

Folgaria is the fourth of five foals and lone scorer out of a dual-winning full-sister to Listed August S. winner Glorious Protector (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}). Her dam Full Moon Fever (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}) is also kin to the dam of G2 Premio Vittorio di Capua victor Amore Hass (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}) and Listed Gran Premio d’Italia scorer Cime Tempestose (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}). Folgaria’s second dam Hasaiyda (Ire) (Hector Protector) is a multiple-winning half-sister to the dual stakes-winning dual G3 Give Thanks S. runner-up Hasanka (Ire) (Kalanisi {Ire}), herself the dam of the stakes-placed Hasanour (Giant’s Causeway). Full Moon Fever, who hails from the family of G1 Derby Italiano hero Houmayoun (Fr) (Akarad {Fr}), has the unraced 2-year-old colt Highland George (Ire) (Highland Reel {Ire}) to come.

Saturday, Newbury, Britain
DUBAI DUTY FREE S. (FRED DARLING S.)-G3, £85,000, Newbury, 4-20, 3yo, f, 7fT, 1:26.35, g/s.
1–FOLGARIA (IRE), 128, f, 3, by Due Diligence
1st Dam: Full Moon Fever (Ire), by Azamour (Ire)
2nd Dam: Hasaiyda (Ire), by Hector Protector
3rd Dam: Hasainiya (Ire), by Top Ville (Ire)
(€10,000 Ylg ’22 TATIRY). O-Scuderia Sagam SRLS B-T Boylan (IRE); T-Marco Botti; J-Hollie Doyle. £48,204. Lifetime Record: MGSW-Ity, 6-6-0-0, $271,703. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Regal Jubilee (GB), 128, f, 3, Frankel (GB)–Regal Realm (GB), by Medicean (GB). 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O/B-Cheveley Park Stud Ltd (GB); T-John & Thady Gosden. £18,275.
3–Elmalka (GB), 128, f, 3, Kingman (GB)–Nahrain (GB), by Selkirk. 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum; B-Godolphin (GB); T-Roger Varian. £9,146.
Margins: NK, NK, 2 1/4. Odds: 5.00, 3.33, 8.50.
Also Ran: Relief Rally (Ire), Topanga (GB), Star Music (GB).


A very poignant and emotional victory for @MarcoBotti and Folgaria @HollieDoyle1 @NewburyRacing with the funeral of Stefano Cherchi also taking place today.

— MAGNOLIA BLOODSTOCK (@Tom_MBS) April 20, 2024

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