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Clematis impressive on debut in Britain; dam purchased for $8,000 in 2017

Faraway Flower

Schumer Bloodstock’s European success continued on Thursday evening in Britain when Clematis, out of $8,000 purchase Faraway Flower, romped to victory on debut at Kempton Park.

In a performance described by the Racing Post as ‘impressive’, the filly swept through from the back of the field to charge past the short-priced favourite Sezim and win going away by three lengths.

“This was an impressive debut success,” the British trade daily wrote. “The well-backed filly has a lovely pedigree and would’ve won by further had she not veered right after hitting the front, so the future looks bright. No doubt she’ll get further as a 3yo.”

The Juddmonte-bred Clematis is out of Faraway Flower, who was purchased for just $8,000 by Chad Schumer while in foal to Flintshire at the 2017 Keeneland November Sale. The daughter of Distant View wasn’t beaten far in the G1 Cheveley Park Stakes for Juddmonte and Barry Hills and ended up being rated 99.

Faraway Flower is particularly well bred as a daughter of a sister to Xaar and direct descendant of Best In Show, also the ancestress of Aldebaran, Almond Eye, Chimes Of Freedom, Cityscape, Peeping Fawn, Redoute’s Choice and Spinning World among others.

Faraway Flower’s 2018 filly is catalogued to the Keeneland January Sale through Garrencasey Sales.

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