Ger Lyons will take the wraps off Sacred Bridge, Juddmonte’s full sister to 2020 Matriarch Stakes (G1T) winner Viadera , in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Naas Racecourse June 23.
The daughter of Bated Breath is the seventh foal out of the winning Beat Hollow mare Sacred Shield , a three-part sister to Clepsydra, the dam of group 1 winners Timepiece and Passage Of Time , and a full sister to Viadera, their sire’s first top-level scorer when striking at Del Mar back in November.
The 2-year-old is also a three-part sister to Crossed Baton , a dual listed winner and group 2-placed son of Dansili .
Sacred Shield is herself out of the Blushing Groom mare Quandry, a listed winner for Sir Henry Cecil and a half sister to Prix du Moulin (G1) winner and Oaks runner-up All At Sea.
Quandry has also produced the stakes-winning Double Crossed, the dam of the popular multiple group 1-winning Twice Over .
Among Sacred Bridge’s nine rivals in the six-furlong contest are the unraced Moyglare Stud homebred Vivaia, a Kodiac filly from the family of Gain Horse Feeds Irish St. Leger (G1) winner Royal Diamond , and Lanwades Stud’s Dark Angel filly Sablonne—out of grroup winner Starlit Sands .