Lieurey: Cloudy Dawn, last heir to a great line of milers

14 August 2021

Lieurey 21


Saturday August 14, 2021, Deauville-La Touques Racecourse (Calvados). - Third to Loch Lein (a non-runner this time) in the Prix Amandine (L) on the Deauville straight in July for her first foray into France, the Newmarket raider Cloudy Dawn (Kodiac) won all out over the €80,000 Prix de Lieurey (Gr3) mile. She held off the other British-trained Just Beautiful (Pride of Dubai), who never gave in after following the leader Jas Hennessy (Air Chief Marshall). The two raiders finished half a length apart, with the third-placed Pamouschana (Showcasing) two lengths behind.
Bred by London Thoroughbred Services and George Strawbridge, Cloudy Dawn was unsold as a weanling at £ 90,000 at Tattersalls. She races for her co-breeder, James Wigan, like her dam In the Mist (Pivotal), who was trained by Freddy Head and won three races. Cloudy Dawn's second dam is none other than Kenmist (Kenmare), dam of the classic Grey Lilac, herself dam of another classic, Golden Lilac.
A sister to the winner by Gleneagles was sold for £ 80,000 at the Goffs Orby auction last year.