Yet another smart Roaring Lion winner
Qatar Racing’s Humanity had finished upsides two very useful performers on his sole start at 2 – including St Leger candidate Chesspiece – and confirmed that promise with a dominant victory in a 12f novice at Lingfield on Wednesday.
Humanity had looked a potential Stakes performer with a very eye-catching debut at Newcastle last November and, after a small blip on the turf at Lingfield on his belated return, a switch to front running on the All-Weather track there saw him win by 3¼ lengths.
Blinkers also perhaps helped the son of Roaring Lion, who has been ridden on each start by Cieren Fallon and is trained by John and Thady Gosden. As well as his strong debut form, the filly Humanity beat not second here, Karat Karat, had looked a potential Stakes horse herself when winning easily at Yarmouth. In third at Lingfield was Another Run, who had finished ahead of Humanity 3 weeks earlier.
Humanity cost €300,000 as a yearling as a half-brother to several winners, including winner up to 1m Welwal and 2yo 7f winner Epistrophy (by former Tweenhills stallion Charm Spirit). Humanity is out of the Arch mare Cheriearch, a 7.5f/1m winner in France including at Listed level.
Humanity is one of 17 horses by Roaring Lion to have run to a Racing Post Rating of 90+ and it’s clear he will be a massive loss to the stallion ranks – his son Valiant King runs for Qatar Racing in the Gr.3 Kilternan Stakes on Irish Champions Day at Leopardstown on Saturday.
Our dual Gr.1 winner – included the QIPCO 2000 Guineas – Kameko is, of course, by the same sire as Roaring Lion in Kitten’s Joy and we are sure he will carry the baton. His first yearlings have been creating quite the impression at the sales, with 7 yearlings selling for an average of £121,454 (over 8-times his current stud fee!