ANNIKE BYE HANSEN
From a good French family
Electra Blue, unraced three-year-old
Electra Blue, an unraced three-year-old filly by Mastercraftsman out of Jewel Of The Nile (FR), was bought at the Arqana Mixed Sale in February '23. As this filly's sire won the Irish 2,000 Guineas Stakes (G1) and her dam is a daughter of the brilliant Epsom Derby (G1) winner Authorized, there's class top and bottom in her pedigree. Jewel Of The Nile (FR) raced just twice, running unplaced over 2400 metres at Maisons-Laffitte and Lyon Parilly as a three-year-old. A well related filly, she was trained by Francois Doumen.
Jewel Of The Nile is a daughter of Prix Penelope (G3) winner Diamond Dance, and as such a half-sister to Diamond Tango, who won the Prix de Pomone (G2). Diamond Dance, trained by Andre Fabre, was unraced at two and she was making only her second start when landing the Prix Penelope over 2100 metres at Saint-Cloud, where she beat Misbegotten by 1 1/2 lengths. Both fillies were coming off a Listed win on their seasonal bow, Diamond Dance having won the Prix Rose de Mai over the same course and distance three weeks earlier. Her spring form was very promising and she was considered a live contender for the Prix de Diane (G1) - French Oaks - at Chantilly in June, but Diamond Dance was sidelined and needed a break forcing her to bypass the classic. She returned to action in late August, when she ran fourth in the Prix de la Nonette (G3) over 2000 metres at Deauville. This run set her up for a crack at the Prix Vermeille (G1) over 2400 metres at Longchamp but she came up short there, finishing sixth to the high class winner Sierra Madre. Diamond Dance raced evenly throughout and was beaten 3 1/4 lengths. It was a decent effort and she went on to run fourth and fifth in a pair of Group 3 contests in the autumn before her career came to a close.
Her best offspring to date is Diamond Tango, a daughter of Acatenango who was also handled by Fabre. She was a good fifth in the Prix Vermeille (G1) as a three-year-old and at four she won the Prix de Pomone (G2) over 2500 metres at Deauville. Diamond Tango has become the dam of smart performers both on the flat and over jumps. Her son Desert Skyline was a 112-rated stayer in England, where he won three races and earned £373,089. His best win came in the Doncaster Cup (G2), contested over 2 miles and 2 furlongs.
There is stamina the bottom half of this filly's pedigree, but she should get speed from her sire, who was a Guineas winner. He was also runner-up to the outstanding Sea The Stars in the Juddmonte International (G1) over a testing 10.5-furlong trip at York, and Mastercraftsman has sired both a St. Leger (G1) winner in Kingston Hill and a top class 10-furlong plus performer in The Grey Gatsby, so we know that this stallion can get runners that stay. GS 270223