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Successful day for Kessaar

Successful first-crop sire Kessaar enjoyed another good day on Saturday thanks to three promising juveniles.


Think First got off the mark at Chelmsford City to become the 14th winner for Kessaar while at York, Bolt Action gained valuable black-type with a good third in the Listed Roses Stakes. King Of Scotia also went into many notebooks with a highly promising second to Continuous on his debut for Michael O'Callaghan at the Curragh.


Think First overcame trouble in running at Chelmsford to win comfortably for James Tate and Sultan Ali, prompting the Racing Post to comment that he is a 'decent prospect' going forward.


He was bred by Lynn Lodge Stud out of the winning Shamardal mare Willow Beck and was a 75,000gns Tattersalls October purchase by Rabbah Bloodstock.


His win continues a hot period for Kessaar that also includes a Leopardstown victory for Hasten Slow;y, an impressive debut score by Disdainful at Ffos Las and a wide-margin win for Molly Weasley at Clairefontaine. Tostado and Evening's Empire are other recent impressive winners for the sire, whose winning daughter Ipanema Princess also ran a great race to finish third in the Group 3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville.


Other impressive first-crop winners for Kessaar include Tajalla, who made an excellent winning debut at Newmarket's Craven meeting, and Forca Timao, who lived up to expectations with a good win in a smart-looking maiden at Doncaster.


Overall, it was a good day for the Kodiac line on Saturday with the stalwart himself represented by the two-year-olds winners Souzak and All The Time as well as the Group 2-placed Olivia Maralda.


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