Inns Of Court filly Hala Abrar - a Tally-Ho breezer - made the perfect start to her career on Monday when the taking winner of her debut at Kempton Park.
The Gay Kelleway-trained filly showed signs of inexperience for much of the race but once rolling under Luke Morris, showed a bright turn of foot to run down the leaders to win going away.
In the process, she became our second winning breeze-up graduate in as many days following impressive Curragh scorer Navassa Island, who was sold out of our draft to Michael O'Callaghan at the Tattersalls Craven Sale earlier this year. Hala Abrar was sent to the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Sale in May, where she sold to owner Ahmad Hadi Almutairi.
"There's a lot to like about her," said Gay Kelleway. "She's by a stallion I like - I've got another one by him at home - and I think she’s good. I know she probably hasn’t beaten a lot today but she travelled well, picked up and was so green.
"She came from the breeze-ups and I find with them that they're more likely to know their job. I’m pleased for Ahmed as he’s supported the yard and has got another by the sire, Inns Of Court, with me. She’ll improve as she’s still unfurnished. We’ll do slow steps with her, and it'll probably be a nursery next."
Hala Abrar was bred by George O'Malley out of Pepys Tillergirl, a daughter of our former resident Tillerman who also foaled the classy Baltic King globe-trotter Kidmenever.
She joins a list of promising winners for Inns Of Court that also includes multiple scorers Eminny, Gray's Inn, Lia Fail and Baileys Polka Dot as well as the stakes-placed Gaenari.