Double Delight to start off the season

Posted on: 25th Apr 2015 by: David R. Lanigan

The 2015 Flat season got off to a great start for Kingsdown Stables on Saturday with Sequester and Rembrandt Van Rijn both notching up wins at Wolverhampton.

Rembrandt Van Rijn justified his 1/2 odds to land a the spoils in this 12-furlong maiden at Wolverhampton. He tracked the leaders before moving up to sit second about three furlongs out, then taking the lead a furlong from home and winning by a half-length over Monasada under a hands-and-heels ride by George Baker.

Rembrandt Van Rijn is by Peintre Celebre out of Listed-placed Private Life. He is a half-brother to four winners including G3 winner Persian Storm. His third dam is Champion filly Pawneese and he is from the family of G1 winners Protectionist and Peintre Celebre. He was bred by his owner, Mr. Bjorn Nielsen.

Sequester, drawn widest of all in this 9.5 furlong Handicap, was given a peach-of-a-ride by jockey George Baker to get her head in front on the wire and secure victory by neck. Held up in the rear of the field, she started to make headway a furlong from home and cruised to victory over Lean on Pete.

Sequester is by Selkirk out of the Roberto mare Al Theraab. She is a half-sister to eight winners including G2wG1p Albert Hall, Lw Barsine and Lp Ebdaa. Her beautiful pedigree is full of G1 winners including Monarchos, Andover Way (dam of G1w Offlee Wild and G2w Dynaformer), Sunshine Forever, Brian's Time and Ryafan, just to name a few. She was bred by her owner Mr. Bjorn Nielsen.

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