A BIT SPECIAL living up to her name

Posted on: 4th Feb 2019

MUKHADRAM: the son of Shamardal has made a good start to his stud career

A BIT SPECIAL is certainly living up to her name, as the daughter of Shadwell Stud resident MUKHADRAM made it four wins from five starts in the Grade 3 Sweetest Chant Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Sunday.

Ridden just off the pace in the 1m contest, A BIT SPECIAL was asked for her effort at the top of the stretch by rider Julien Leparoux and she duly lengthened to run out an impressive winner of the $100,000 contest.

The filly’s trainer Patrick Biancone holds her in the highest regards and after the race said to the TDN: “She could be anything. She should be unbeaten. The race when she got beat, she lost 10 lengths at the start and she only got beat a neck.

“She’s special and she’s a lovely animal to be around. When they’re good like that, it’s fantastic for the team.”

A BIT SPECIAL, who is the first Graded winner sired by MUKHADRAM, was bred by the Lindum Partnership. She was pinhooked by Gildawn Stud, who sold the filly as a yearling at Goffs for €80,000 to Wavertree Stables having snapped her up as a foal at Tattersalls for 15,000gns.

A BIT SPECIAL, who was led out unsold at $70,000 at the Fasig-Tipton two-year-old sale last year, runs in the colours of Linda Shanahan, Mrs MV Magnier and JP Magnier.

MUKHADRAM has made a highly encouraging start to his stud career. His first crop of juveniles boasted 13 individual winners, headed by a pair of stakes horses – A BIT SPECIAL and GLOVES LYNCH – and the Shadwell-owned JAHBATH has emerged this year. The William Haggas-trained colt, who is rated 102, could head to Meydan for Super Saturday next month.

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