Making full use of an inside barrier, Zac Spain controlled the race from the front on the 2yo daughter of Lope De Vega (IRE). Facing a severe challenge rounding the home turn, No Lockdowns was going as well as any on the line.
She defeated the Zoustar filly Zouperb by one and a quarter lengths with the Odyssey Moon filly Luna Diva a further half-length back in third.
Imported in utero, No Lockdowns is the first foal of the winning Iffraaj (GB) mare Chrisellaine (IRE).
She is very closely related to Very Special (Lope De Vega) the Champion Older Female Miler in UAE in 2015-16. Her five wins included the Group II Meydan Cape Verdi Stakes twice, and Group II Balanchine Stakes and runner-up in the Group 1 Newmarket Falmouth Stakes.
Chrisellaine (IRE) is a three-quarter sister to the Champion 2YO Filly in Europe & GB in 2013, Chriselliam (Iffraaj) winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and Group 1 Newmarket Fillies’ Mile.
A Pierro yearling from Chrisellaine (IRE) sold for $80,000 at the recent Easter Yearling Sale.
After slipping in 2020, Chrisellaine (IRE) was covered by Kia Ora Stud’s Golden Slipper winner Farnan.
by Mark Smith – Originally appeared on Breednet on April 10