ANNIKE BYE HANSEN
Comfortable Derby Mile win
Tambora Queen breaks her maiden in style
22 Aug 21: Tambora Queen picked the right day to make her first entrance to the winners' circle as she broke her maiden tag in Energima Derby Mile, a 3yo event worth 100,000 kroner to the winner. Stall RH's well bred filly was many an expert's choice in previews to this race and the only surprising aspect to her comfortable success was that she returned over 4-1 on the tote. Ridden by Jacob Johansen – who partnered her also when she ran sixth in the Derby Trial two and a half weeks ago – Tambora Queen proved far too good for the short priced favourite Yellow Submarine, a filly coming off a third place finish in the Norwegian 1,000 Guineas, where she was beaten by Iron Butterfly and Takeko. The Danish trained Azzaro finished third in the Energima Derby Mile. Tambora Queen travelled strongly all the way. She sat in third place going around the bend, while Yellow Submarine tried to make all. She kept on well in front but Tambora Queen cruised up to her and quickened effortlessly ahead just below the distance. From there on and in it was only a matter of 'how far' and the winning margin was in the end 5 lengths. GS
Stabell talk 2021
Tambora Queen - untapped potential
A half-sister to Nathless, a winning miler who ran third in the Norwegian 2,000 Guineas, Tambora Queen raced three times as a juvenile last year, when she was trained by Tina Smith. All of her races came on turf, while she shortened up in distance each time. After a third behind Zeraphine and Ravaillac over 1370 metres in July, Tambora Queen ran fourth to Zeraphine in the prestigious Eivind Eckbo Legats Vandrepokal over 1170 metres the following month. Likeable performers No Lie and Yellow Submarine filled second and third that day. Tambora Queen's final outing at two, a maiden event over 900 metres, saw her taking fourth place behind Noble Justice, who passed the winning post three lengths in front of her. Given her breeding, it was quite interesting that she displayed sufficient speed to be competitive over such a short distance. While Nathless is a son of top class middle distance performer Nathaniel, Tambora Queen is by Outstrip, who won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) over a sharp mile at Santa Anita Park.
Tambora Queen's dam, Dudley Queen (Excellent Art), never raced. She is well related though, being a sister to Lucy The Painter, a Listed placed winner of five races, and a half-sister to Harvest Queen (Spinning World), who won two Listed event and became the dam of Helene Happy Star, a high class performer in Hong Kong after being exported from England. Further down the page of this family we find the third dam Queen Helen, a Listed winner who was placed both in the Sun Chariot Stakes (G2) at Newmarket (now a G1 event) and the St. Simon Stakes (G3) at Newbury. Queen Helen was a half-sister to the top class stayer Sought Out, a mare that is best known as the dam of Epsom Derby (G1) winner North Light and Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1) winner Gamut. This is an excellent family. It has also produced top class performers like Golan and Tartan Bearer.