Kingman's Well-Related Sparkling Plenty Snags Marseille Feature
Patrice Cottier trainee Sparkling Plenty (Fr) (Kingman–Speralita, by Frankel) notched a three-length debut success at Marseille-Borely earlier this month and swooped late over the same course and distance in Monday's Listed Prix Delahante to maintain her perfect record on black-type bow.
Taken from Thoroughbred Daily News, Tuesday 24th October 2023
She was steadied off the tempo and settled into a smooth rhythm racing sixth through halfway in the 8 1/2-furlong contest. Hurried along rounding the home turn, the 9-10 favourite made relentless headway under mild rousting in the straight and kept on strongly to usurp long-time leader Tiffanyli (Fr) by a length nearing the line for a career high.
Sparkling Plenty, the latest of three foals, is one of two scorers produced by an unraced half-sister to multiple elite-level heroine and US champion Stacelita (Fr), herself the dam of three black-type winners headed by MG1SW dual Japanese champion Soul Stirring (Jpn) (Frankel). Descendants of Stacelita also include last term's Gr.1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) and Gr.1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) victrix Stars On Earth (Jpn). Sparkling Plenty's dam Speralita (Fr) (Frankel) is also a half-sister to the dam of last month's Gr.1 Prix du Moulin victrix Sauterne (Fr) (Kingman). The April-foaled homebred bay is a full-sister to Gr.3 Jersey S. victor and G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere runner-up Noble Truth (Fr).