Wow! Daughter of Yankee Rose Stuns on Debut
Liberty Island, a 2yo daughter of dual Group 1 winner Yankee Rose, made a stunning career debut over 1600m at Niigata on Saturday.
Ridden by Yuga Kawada for trainer Mitsumasa Nakauchida, Liberty Island settled midfield before easing out to the running line in the straight.
Under a very kind ride, the daughter of Duramente won by a widening three lengths from the Fine Needle colt Cruzeiro do Sul, with the Lord Kanaloa colt Emanuele a head back in third.
Carrying the colours of Sunday Racing, Liberty Island went off a short-priced favourite for the 1600m Newcomer race.
She is the second winner from as many foals for Yankee Rose (All American), who won the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes.
The first foal of Yankee Rose, the ¥210 million (A$2.54 million) Deep Impact filly Romneya broke her maiden over 1800m at Fukushima on July 10.
Yankee Rose has a yearling colt by Lord Kanaloa, which sold for ¥370 million (A$4.48 million), at the JRHA Select Sale foal session.
The daughter of All American has a filly foal by Japanese Derby winner Kizuna.