2nd Dec 2020
Petit Calvados, two year old daughter of Equiano broke her maiden on her second start at Deauville yesterday for trainer Eoghan O’ Neill and owners Frank Cosgrove & Melissa O’ Neill She was bred by Brid Cosgrove.
Petit Calvados was fourth on her October debut on the heavy Chantilly course behind Suesa, who is now a Listed winner and whom she challenged early in the final stages only to give in in the last 100 yards.
Petit Calvados is the second foal out of the unraced mare Apple Spirit (Lemon Drop Kid), she was bought back by her breeders at Goffs for € 2,200, but her El Kabeir sister reached € 33,000 at the same sales this year. It’s a very lively family full of Group winners, but the fourth dam is none other than the classic winner Al Bahathri, dam of stallions Haafhd and Munir.