Night Of Thunder sired a new Black Type winner when his progressive juvenile daughter, Vespertilio, showed a good turn of foot to came from last to first to record a first Black Type success and shed her maiden tag in the seven furlong G2 Debutante Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday, 19 August.
Trained by William McCreery, the filly travelled in the rear for most of the race, passing the two furlong post she began to make smooth headway down the centre of the track and soon drew away from the rest of the field to post a comfortable one and three-quarter length victory under Billy Lee.
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The strong-travelling Verspertilio cruises down the outside of her rivals in the G2 Debutante Stakes before clearing away to score in very taking fashion.
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Vespertilio was having her third career run, having been placed on her previous two starts including second in the G3 Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown three weeks ago. She may head back to the Curragh in September for the G1 Moyglare Stakes.
Bred in France by S.A.S.U. Ecurie Des Monceaux, Vespertilio was a €320,000 purchase at the Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale. She is out of the winning Dansili mare, Prudente, herself a sister to Listed winner Prudenzia and a half-sister to G3 heroine Pacifique.
Night Of Thunder is now the sire of 20 individual Group winners. They are headed by Champion sprinter Highfield Princess, who heads to York on Friday where she will aim to add a second G1 Nunthorpe Stakes to her record.