Juddmonte Farms

A NEW GROUP WINNER FOR BATED BREATH

Taken from the Racing Post, 12th August 2018 by Aisling Crowe

Worth Waiting lived up to her name at Deauville on Sunday (12th August)  as the three-year-old filly became the second Group winner by Juddmonte Farms’ exciting young sire BATED BREATH.

Trained by David Lanigan for Saif Ali, Worth Waiting was a confident three-length winner of the Group 3 Prix Minerve over a mile and a half, stepping up from her Listed success at Newmarket on her latest start.

Bred by Whatton Manor Stud, Worth Waiting gets her stamina genes from her dam Salutare, a daughter of Sadler’s Wells who was victorious at distances up to a mile and seven furlongs. Salutare is a three-parts sister to Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak heroine Montare, by Montjeu, who is the dam of Dubawi’s Group 1 British Champions Fillies and Mares winner Journey.

Worth Waiting is one of 12 individual black-type performers and two Group winners by Bated Breath, a son of Dansili bred and raced by Prince Khalid Abdullah’s operation. Bated Breath’s leading performer so far is Beckford who won the Group 2 Railway Stakes at the Curragh last season and was second in the Phoenix and National Stakes, both Group 1 contests at the Curragh. Dansili was retired from covering duties at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket earlier this year.

Bated Breath didn’t begin his racing career until three and improved with age. A classy sprinter, he won the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock and was also placed in the July Cup, Sprint Cup (twice), King’s Stand Stakes and Nearctic Stakes, all top-flight contests. Bated Breath is a half-brother to Group 1 Dubai Duty Free winner Cityscape, a son of Selkirk and it is the further family of multiple Group 1 winner and sire Xaar.

Retired to his owner-breeder’s farm in 2013, his oldest crop are now four, but Bated Breath went out of fashion in 2016 when his first crop ran and failed to deliver a Group winner. However he enjoyed a rise in popularity after Beckford’s exploits last season and his yearlings this year include some of his best bred runners to date.

Date: 13 August 2018