Stallion Watch

13 for Harry Angel

New winners

Harry Angel (pictured above) – Darley’s first season sire Harry Angel (Dark Angel) sired a winning double last week beginning with Marine Wave (2 f ex Ambiguous by Kheleyf), who improved for her debut fifth at Ripon last month to get off the mark at the second attempt in a five-furlong novice at Southwell. Providing Harry Angel with a 12th individual winner, the filly ran on well to come home one and a quarter lengths clear of Radio Goo Goo (Havana Grey) with a further three and a quarter lengths back to Aira Force (Oasis Dream) in third. A half-sister to winner Jamaheery (Kodiac), Marine Wave is the third foal out of the unraced Kheleyf (Green Desert) mare Ambiguous, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winners Tangerine Trees (Mind Games) and Alpha Delphini (Captain Gerrard), as well as to Group 3 winner Kurious (Kuroshio). The Roger Varian-trained Revenite (2 g ex Constant Dream by Kheleyf) showed the benefit of both his debut outing and a subsequent gelding operation when producing a determined display to get off the mark at the second attempt in a six-furlong novice at Ascot, providing Harry Angel with his 13th individual winner. Revenite battled on bravely under pressure inside the final furlong to deny Nammos (Territories) by a head with the same distance further back to Renesmee (Iffraaj) in third in a close contest. The third living foal out of the winning Kheleyf mare Constant Dream, herself a half-sister to Group 2 winner Wunders Dream (Averti), Revenite is a half-brother to winners Serenading (Iffraaj) and Global Art (Dutch Art). Harry Angel, who has now had 40 individual starters will again shuttle to Darley’s Kelvinside property in NSW, where he stands for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST). 

Saxon Warrior – The Aidan O’Brien-trained Greenland (2 c ex Aktoria by Canford Cliffs) appreciated the drop back into calmer waters as he got off the mark at the fourth attempt in a seven-furlong contest at Roscommon. Having finished fourth in a Listed race on his previous start, the colt made all and came home strongly to beat Ma Belle Artiste (Zoffany) by two and three-quarter lengths with the same distance further back to Kings Time (Exceed And Excel) in third. The third foal out of the Listed-winning Canford Cliffs (Tagula) mare Aktoria, Greenland is a half-brother to winner Akria (Oasis Dream). The result provided Coolmore’s first season sire Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) with an 11th individual winner. Saxon Warrior will again shuttle to Coolmore Australia where he stands for a fee of AU$19,250 (inc GST). He has now had 35 starters.

Sioux Nation – Coolmore’s first season sire Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) sired a treble last week, taking his tally to 30 individual winners. Manitou (2 g ex Jowanna by Dutch Art) justified his position at the head of the market with a comfortable success over six furlongs at Chepstow, marking Sioux Nation’s 28th individual winner. Racing for the third time, the Archie Watson-trained juvenile beat Vetiver (Twilight Son) by three and three-quarter lengths. Queen Of Thrones (Profitable) was another half a length away in third. Manitou is the second foal out of the placed Dutch Art (Medicean) mare Jowanna, who herself is a half-sister to the Group 3 winner Skin Games (Diktat), as well as the Listed scorer Epatha (Highest Honor). The son of Scat Daddy’s (Johannesburg) 29th winner came when Little Crow (2 g ex Albaraaha by Iffraaj) came home a neck in front of his rivals in a six-furlong maiden at Ovrevoll in Norway. Trained by Cathrine Erichsen, the gelding beat This Is Pippi (Barocci) with a further half-length back to Willing And Able (New Approach) in third. The fourth foal out of the unraced Iffraaj (Zafonic) mare Albaraaha, herself a half-sister to Listed-placed winner Game Mascot (Kheleyf), Little Crow is a half-brother to winners Female Soldier (The Gurkha) and My Motivate Girl (Requinto). Ocean Jewel (2 f ex Many Colours by Green Desert) became the 30th individual winner for Sioux Nation when getting off the mark on her second start in a maiden over five furlongs at Down Royal. Trained by Willie McCreery, the filly ran on well to easily beat Bonny Power (Twilight Son) by four lengths with Maggie McGrath (Zoffany) a further length and a quarter away in third. A €230,000 buy from the Goffs Orby Sale, Ocean Jewel is the eighth foal out of Many Colours (Green Desert), making her a half-sister to, among others, English 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Mother Earth (Zoffany).  Sioux Nation, who shuttled to Swettenham Stud for one season, stood for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$14,650) at Coolmore in Ireland during the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season. He has now had 65 starters.

U S Navy Flag – U S Navy Flag (War Front) sired his seventh individual first-crop winner  when USS Constitution (2 c ex Stor Mo Chroi by Montjeu) won a novice race over seven furlongs at Ascot. The Ed Walker-trained colt won by a neck ahead of Blanchland (Farhh) with four and three-quarter lengths back to Connemara Coast (Sea The Moon) in third. A €75,000 buy for Sackville Donald from the Goffs Orby Sale, USS Constitution is a half-brother to the stakes placed Feirospeed (Zoffany) being out of Montjeu (Sadler’s Wells) mare Stor Mo Chroi, herself a half-sister to Group 2 winner Solid Stone (Shamardal), Listed winner Cameron Highland (Galileo) and the stakes placed Field Of Miracles (Galileo), who in turn is the dam of the Maddie Raymond-trained Earlswood (Pivotal). U S Navy Flag, who has now had 32 starters, returns to The Oaks Stud this season where he stands for a fee of $15,000 (plus GST). 

Zoustar – Widden Stud shuttler Zoustar (Northern Meteor) sired his eighth individual northern hemisphere winner when Zephina (2 f ex Soho Susie by Montjeu) came home a comfortable winner of a six-furlong nursery at Wolverhampton. The David Evans-trained filly beat Cloud Flyer (Fastnet Rock) by two and a quarter lengths with a further neck back to Queen Of Cartes (Kingman) in third, breaking through at the 11th attempt. A 3,000gns purchase at last year’s Tattersalls Sommerville Yearling Sale, Zephina is the fifth foal out of the unraced Montjeu mare Soho Susie, herself a half-sister to the Group 2 winner and stallion Mehmas (Acclamation). Zoustar, who has now had 518 starters, will stand at Widden for $198,000 (inc GST).

New Group / Grade 1 winners

Adlerflug – Mendocino (4 c ex Mill Marin by Pivotal) upset his more illustrious rivals to win the Grosser Preis Von Baden (Gr 1, 2400m) and become the seventh individual Group 1 winner and 25th stakes winner for Adlerflug (In The Wings). Mendocino won by a head from Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Torquator Tasso (Adlerflug) with a further length back to third-placed Sammarco (Camelot), winner of the German Derby (Gr 1, 2400m). Mendocino’s previous win came in September last year at Baden-Baden, before he finished second in the Grosser Preis Von Bayern (Gr 1, 2400m) in November. He is out of Swedish Listed winner Mill Marin (Pivotal) and is a three-quarter brother to Group 3 winner Marshmallow (Soldier Hollow). Adlerflug, who has had 244 starters, died in April last year. 

Ghostzapper – Goodnight Olive (4 f ex Salty Strike by Smart Strike) provided Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms stallion Ghostzapper (Awesome Again) with a 14th elite-level winner and 91st individual stakes winner when coming home clear in the Ballerina Handicap (Gr 1, 7f) at Saratoga. The Chad Brown-trained filly ran on well to beat Caramel Swirl (Union Rags) by two and three-quarter lengths with a further one and a half lengths back to Obligatory (Curlin) in third. The third foal out of the Grade 3-winning Smart Strike (Mr. Prospector) mare Salty Strike, Goodnight Olive is a half-sister to winner Smile More (Tiznow). Ghostzapper, who has had 901 starters, stood the 2022 breeding season for US$75,000 (approx. AU$108,990).

Mehmas – Minzaal (4 h ex Pardoven by Clodovil) prevailed over a depleted Haydock Sprint Cup (Gr 1, 6f) field to earn a first elite-level success and become the third individual Group 1 winner for his sire Mehmas (Acclamation). Trained by Owen Burrows, Minzaal won going away with the margin three and three-quarter lengths at the line. The Shadwell-owned colt beat last year’s winner Emaraaty Ana (Shamardal) with Rohaan (Mayson) third, a head further back. A Group 2 winner at two, Minzaal finished third in the Champions Sprint Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at three before chasing home Highfield Princess (Night Of Thunder) to finish second in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Gr 1, 1300m). A 140,000gns buy from Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Minzaal is the best performed of five named foals out of Pardoven (Clodovil), herself a half-sister to four stakes placegetters and a daughter of the stakes-placed Dancing Prize (Sadler’s Wells). Mehmas, who has had 256 starters, stands at Tally-Ho Stud for a fee of €50,000 (approx. AU$73,075). 

Speightstown – Speightstown (Gone West) brought up a quarter of a century of elite-level winners when his son Olympiad (4 h ex Tokyo Time by Medaglia D’Oro) won the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (Gr 1, 10f) at Saratoga. Olympiad, a three-time Grade 2 winner, earned his first Grade 1 success with a two-length win over Americanrevolution (Constitution) with First Captain (Curlin) a length and three-quarters back in third. Olympiad, a US$700,000 buy for Solis/Litt, is out of Grade 3 runner-up Tokyo Time (Medaglia D’Oro), herself a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Hungry Island (More Than Ready) and Grade 3 winner Soaring Empire (Empire Maker). Speightstown, who has had 1,104 starters, stands at WinStar Farm for a fee of US$90,000 (approx. AU$132,140).

New stakes winners

Acclamation – Rathbarry Stud stallion Acclamation (Royal Applause) sired his 64th individual stakes winner when Bouttemont (4 c ex Basilia by Fastnet Rock) ran out a narrow victor of the Prix de Meautry (Gr 3, 1200m) at Deauville. The Yann Barberot-trained four-year-old stayed on well to beat Loubeisien (Kheleyf) by a neck with a further half-length back to Le Cadeau (Dabirsim) in third. Bouttemont is the first foal out of the winning Fastnet Rock (Danehill) mare Basilia, herself a half-sister to Hong Kong Group 3 winner Baghadur (Zanzibari) out of a Listed-placed winning half-sister to Listed winner Bayargal (Bernstein). Acclamation, who has had 1,283 starters, stood the 2022 breeding season for €27,500 (approx. AU$39,920).

Animal Kingdom – Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux) landed his 20th individual stakes winner when Big Call (5 g ex Prettypriceygirl by Scat Daddy) won the Prix Gladiateur (Gr 3, 3100m) at Longchamp. The five-year-old scored by a length and three-quarters ahead of The Good Man (Manduro) and Investor (Champs Elysees), who was a head further back in third. Big Call returned to Europe after a brief unsuccessful stint in Hong Kong where he was named Xanthus. The gelding has now won three times this season and finished third in the Gran Premio de Madrid (Listed, 2500m) in June. Big Call was a US$65,000 foal and €45,000 two-year-old buy for Joseph O’Brien. He is the first foal out of US stakes winner Prettypriceygirl, herself a half-sister to stakes winner Lacie Slew (Mineshaft). Animal Kingdom stands at JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan and has had 542 starters.

Al Wukair – Khamma (3 f ex Veronica Watch by Harbour Watch) caused a minor upset when winning the Prix Millkom (Listed, 1600m) at La Teste de Buch, providing Al Wukair (Dream Ahead) with his second individual stakes winner in the process. The Edouard Monfort-trained three-year-old found plenty for pressure in the closing stages to deny Making Moovies (Dabirism) by a short head with two and a half lengths back to Sweetheart (Al Wukair) in third. Khamma is the first foal out of the placed Harbour Watch (Acclamation) mare Veronica Watch, herself a half-sister to Italian Group-placed winners Vola E Va (Oratorio) and Valuta Pregiata (Holy Roman Emperor). Al Wukair, who has had 73 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de Bouquetot for €8,000 (approx. AU$11,730).

Bated Breath – Juddmonte Farms stallion Bated Breath (Dansili) sired his 23rd individual stakes winner when Juliet Sierra (2 f ex Kilo Alpha by King’s Best) came out on top in a tight finish to the Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Salisbury. Trained by Ralph Beckett, the two-year-old filly ran on well to post a neck win over the fast-finishing All The Time (Kodiac) with a further three-quarters of a length back to Tagline (Havana Grey) in third. The eighth foal out of the Listed-winning King’s Best (Kingmambo) mare Kilo Alpha, Juliet Sierra is closely related to Grade 1 winner Juliet Foxtrot (Dansili) and is also a half-sister to four winners including Hong Kong scorer Tsar (Kingman) and stakes-placed winners Alpha Bravo (Oasis Dream) and Bravo Sierra (Siyouni). Bated Breath, who has had 510 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Banstead Manor Stud for £15,000 (approx. AU$25,460).

Belardo – Haunui Farm shuttler Belardo (Lope De Vega) earned his eighth individual stakes winner when his son Gold Phoenix (4 g ex Magnifica by Mizzen Mast) won the Del Mar Handicap (Gr 2, 11f). The Phil D’Amato-trained four-year-old won by a head from Master Piece (Mastercraftsman) with Dicey Mo Chara (Adaay) a half-length away in third. Gold Phoenix is out of winning mare Magnifica (Mizzen Mast), herself a sister to Grade 1 winner Giant Treasure and Grade 2 winner Jibboom. Belardo, who has had 219 starters, stands the southern hemisphere covering season at a fee of $10,000 (plus GST).

Deep Field – Aysar (5 h ex Miss Interiors by Flying Spur) scored his first win in nearly two years when claiming the Chautauqua Stakes (Listed, 1200m) and resurrected a possible stud career in the process. The Ben and JD Hayes-trained Aysar, a half-brother to dual Group 1 winner and Coolmore stallion Home Affairs (I Am Invincible), was prominent throughout in the Listed contest and, dropping back in grade, proved too strong for his rivals in winning by a length ahead of Enchanted Heart (Shamus Award). Corner Pocket (Toronado) was a neck further back in third. Formerly owned by Shadwell, Aysar finished second to Ole Kirk (Written Tycoon) in the 2020 Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) and posted a further three runner-up efforts at stakes level. He was then purchased by Leneva Park ahead of a spring campaign last year, with a fourth-placed finish in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) his best return. A $260,000 yearling buy from the Torryburn Stud draft at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Aysar became the 17th individual stakes winner for Newgate stallion Deep Field (Northern Meteor), who stands this breeding season for a fee of $88,000 (inc GST). He has had 420 starters.

De Treville – Gregarina (3 f ex Gagarina by Galileo) built on her runner-up effort at Listed level on her previous start to win the Prix de la Cochere (Listed, 1600m) at Longchamp. The Fabrice Chappet-trained filly won by a length and a half from Nola (Siyouni), with Inishnee (Al Wukair) a head further back in third. Gregarina became the first stakes winner for De Treville (Oasis Dream), a half-brother to Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi), who stands at Haras du Mezeray for a fee of €2,500 (approx. AU$3,655). He has had 19 starters.

Duramente – The late Duramente (King Kamehameha) landed his sixth individual stakes winner when two-year-old Dura (2 f ex Isis by King Halo) took out the Sapporo Nisai Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m). The Yasuyuki Takahashi-trained filly scored by a length ahead of Doe Eyes (Rulership) and Diamond Hands (Satono Diamond), who finished a further length and a half back in third. Dura won her maiden at Sapporo on her previous start and successfully stepped up to stakes level on her third career start. She is the third foal out of King Halo (Dancing Brave) mare Isis, herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Xmas (Bago). Duramente died in September last year. He has had 362 starters.

El Roca – Rocababy (3 f ex Christine Ann by Mastercraftsman) became the seventh individual stakes winner for Westbury Stud sire El Roca (Fastnet Rock) when winning The O’Learys Fillies Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Wanganui. The Anna Clement-trained three-year-old won by half a length ahead of Te Akau’s Romancing The Moon (El Roca), while Wessex (Turn Me Loose) finished a length from the winner in third. Rocababy is a homebred for Graham Meredith and is the second foal out of Christine Ann (Mastercraftsman). El Roca, who has had 175 runners, stands for a fee of $12,500 (plus GST). 

Epaulette – Troach (3 f ex Anise by General Nediym) gave further clout to the form of The Rosebud (Listed, 1100m) when she scored a first stakes success in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Moonee Valley. The Godolphin filly finished third in the early season Listed contest behind Zoukerino (Snitzel) and Spacewalk (Exosphere)/ Fourth-placed Kibou (Maurice) won the Up And Coming Stakes (Gr 3, 1300m), while Sweet Ride (Deep Field), who finished sixth in The Rosebud, won the San Domenico Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m). Troach overhauled early race leader Lady Laguna (Overshare) to win by a length, with I’mlovin’ya (Capitalist) a further half-length behind in third. Troach, a two-time winner as a juvenile, is out of Group 3 winner Anise and is a half-sister to two winners, including the stakes-performed Picarones (Shooting To Win). Troach is the 18th individual stakes winner for former Darley stallion Epaulette (Commands), who now stands in Turkey. The stallion has had 561 runners. 

Exceed And Excel – Godolphin’s Mischief Magic (2 c ex Veil Of Silence by Elusive Quality) earned his sire Exceed And Excel a 201st individual stakes winner when coming away the winner of the Sirenia Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Kempton. Trained by Charlie Appleby, Mischief Magic stepped up to stakes class having won his last two starts and won by two lengths as the favourite to beat outsider Believing (Mehmas). Malrescia (Acclamation) finished a length and a quarter further back in third. Mischief Magic is the tenth foal out of Veil Of Silence ( Elusive Quality), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Ibn Khaldun (Dubai Destination), making Mischief Magic a brother to Group 3 winner Sound And Silence. Of Exceed And Excel’s 201 stakes winners, 83 earned black type at two. The stallion, who has had 2,377 starters, will again stand at Darley’s Kelvinside Stud in NSW this season for a fee of $132,000 (inc GST). 

Gale Force Ten – The well-tried Gale Force Maya (6 m ex Parabola by Galileo) earned her first stakes success at start 37 when winning the Garrowby Stakes (Listed, 6f) at York. The Michael Dods-trained mare won by two and a half lengths ahead of Primo Bacio (Awtaad), with Ventura Diamond (Dandy Man) a head away in third. Gale Force Maya is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Psychedelic Funk (Choisir). She becomes the second individual stakes winner for her sire Gale Force Ten (Oasis Dream), who has had 100 starters. 

Havana Grey – Shouldvebeenaring (2 c ex Lady Estella by Equiano) provided leading first season sire Havana Grey (Havana Gold) with a third individual stakes winner when coming home best in the Ripon Champion 2YO Trophy Stakes (Listed, 6f). Having won the valuable Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes (6f) on his previous outing, the colt battled well to beat the fast-finishing Bolt Action (Kessaar) by a neck with a further two and three-quarter lengths back to Star Of Lady M (Havana Grey) in third. The fourth foal out of the winning Equiano (Acclamation) mare Lady Estella, herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Rosso Corsa (Footstepsinthesand), Shouldvebeenaring is a half-brother to winner Tilaawah (Showcasing). Havana Grey, who has now had 70 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Whitsbury Manor Stud for £6,000 (approx. AU$10,180).

Iffraaj – Copie (3 f ex Sosia by Shamardal) earned an 86th individual stakes winner for Iffraaj when emerging victorious in the Wackenhut Mercedes Benz Fillies Cup (Listed, 1400m) at Baden-Baden. Prepared by Christophe Ferland, Copie was winning for the fourth time in ten starts as she beat Salden Lady (Lord Of England) by three-quarters of a length. Goldana (Galileo Gold) was the same margin away in third. Copie is the third foal out of the stakes- placed, German-bred mare Sosia (Shamardal) and a half-sister to Listed winner Anasia (Intello). Former shuttler Iffraaj, who has had 1,731 starters, stands at Darley’s Dalham Hall for a fee of £17,500 (approx. AU$29,585). 

Kingman – Habana (2 f ex Hargeisa by Speightstown) brought up a half-century of individual stakes winners for Juddmonte stallion Kingman (Invincible Spirit) when coming home a ready winner of the Zukunfts-Rennen (Gr 3, 1400m) at Baden-Baden. Trained by Andreas Wohler, the two-year-old filly ran on strongly to beat See Paris (Counterattack) by two lengths with a further one and a half lengths back to Ghrainne (Ardad) in third. A 140,000gns purchase at Book 1 of last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Habana is the second foal out of the Group 3-winning Speightstown mare Hargeisa. Kingman, who has had 434 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Banstead Manor Stud for £150,000 (approx. AU$254,410).

Lope De Vega – Manisha (3 f x Mahati by Montjeu) brought up a century of individual stakes winners for Ballylinch Stud stallion Lope De Vega (Shamardal) when she won the Prix de Liancourt (Listed, 2100m) at Longchamp. The Andre Fabre-trained three-year-old filly ran on strongly to hold off the late challenge of Know Thyself (Galileo) by a short-neck with a further two and a half lengths back to Ondulee (Adlerflug) in third. Manisha is the first foal out of the winning Montjeu mare Mahati, herself a sister to Group 3 winner Montclair and half-sister to Group 2 winner Macleya (Winged Love), as well as the Listed-placed winner Miramare (Rainbow Quest), who herself is the dam of Group 1 winner Mare Australis (Australia). Lope De Vega, who has had 1,048 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €125,000 (approx. AU$182,780).

Outstrip – The OTI Racing-owned Tigrais (2 f ex Maharana by Iffraaj) prevailed as a narrow winner of the Prix La Rochette (Gr 3, 1400m) at Longchamp to become the tenth individual stakes winner for Outstrip (Exceed And Excel). Tigrais defeated favourite Breizh Sky (Pedro The Great) to earn a second win at her third start. Gamestop (Lope De Vega) finished two and a half lengths away in third. Trained by Christopher Head, Tigrais was purchased by OTI Racing and Gerard Augustin-Normand after her two and a half length maiden win at Deauville in August. She is the first foal out of the unraced Iffraaj mare Marahana, herself a daughter of the stakes- placed Mantadive (Okawango) and half-sister to the stakes-placed Mangusto (Roderic O’Connor). Outstrip, who has had 236 starters, now stands in Brazil. 

Pierro – Bonaparte (7 g Pierro – Trafalgar Miss by War Pass) earned a first stakes success when taking out the Tattersalls Members Cup (Listed, 1350m) at Doomben. The Stuart Kendrick-trained gelding won by a long neck ahead of favourite Snippy Fox (Foxwedge) with Hasabro (Savabeel) three lengths from the winner in third. Bonaparte began his career in Victoria with Michael Moroney before heading north to Queensland in August 2020 after his purchase by Kendrick for $50,000 in an Inglis Digital auction. He has seven wins from 32 career starts and becomes the 30th individual stakes winner for Pierro (Lonhro) from 477 runners. Pierro stands at Coolmore for a fee of $99,000 (inc GST).

Sea The Moon – Lanwades Stud stallion Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) was provided with a 22nd individual stakes winner when Durston (7 g ex Caribana by Hernando) led home a memorable 1-2-3-4 for Chris Waller in the Wyong Cup (Listed, 2100m). Ridden by James McDonald, the lightly raced seven-year-old gelding came home one and three-quarter lengths clear of Yiyi (No Nay Never) with Our Intrigue (Showcasing) a further two lengths back in third. Odds-on favourite Lord Ardmore (Reliable Man) could only manage fourth, beaten just under four lengths at the finish. Bred by Kirsten Rausing’s Lanwades Stud, Durston is out of the winning Hernando (Niniski) mare Caribana and is a half-brother to dual Group 3 winner Cubanita (Selkirk), who was also runner-up in the Grosser Preis von Bayern and was voted the Champion Older Mare in Germany in 2014. Sea The Moon, who has had 285 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for £25,000 (approx. AU$42,465).

Sebring – Meg (5 m ex Martilago by Encosta De Lago) provided late Widden Stud stallion Sebring (More Than Ready) with a 77th individual stakes winner when causing an upset in the Mona Lisa Stakes (Listed, 1350m) at Wyong. Trained by Matthew Dale, the five-year-old mare stayed on well to deny favourite Katalin (Medaglia D’Oro) by a head with a further three-quarters of a length back to Larkspur Run (Shamardal) in third. Meg is the first winner to come out of the winning Encosta De Lago (Fairy King) mare Martilago, a half-sister to Group 1 winner Charmont (High Chaparral) out of the stakes-winning Danehill (Danzig) mare Martique, herself a daughter of Group 1 winner Champagne (Zabeel). Segenhoe, who bred Meg, also sold a Merchant Navy (Fastnet Rock) colt from Martilago for $140,000 at Inglis Easter this year, while the mare was covered by So You Think (High Chaparral) last spring. Sebring has now had 1,128 starters.

Soldier Hollow – Dapango (3 c ex Daring Art by Areion) became the 58th individual stakes winner for Soldier Hollow (In The Wings) when landing the Oettingen Rennen (Gr 2, 1600m) at Baden-Baden. Dapango beat French raider Hurricane Dream (Hurricane Cat) by a head, with the same margin back to Fire Of The Sun (Areion) in third. Twice placed at Group 3 level prior to this success, Dapango took his record to two wins from six starts. The colt is a half-brother to Listed winner Daring Light (Jukebox Jury). Soldier Hollow has had 484 starters.

The Grey Gatsby – Master Gatsby (3 c ex Moonee Valley by Aqlaam) provided The Grey Gatsby (Mastercraftsman) with a third individual stakes winner when coming home best in the Prix Gerald de Geoffre (Gr 3, 3000m) at Longchamp. Trained by Fabrice Chappet, the three-year-old colt edged clear at the finish to beat Fasol (Galileo) by three-quarters of a length with a further one and a half lengths back to Virtual Rock (Fascinating Rock) in third. The third foal out of the Group 3-winning Aqlaam (Oasis Dream) mare Moonee Valley, Master Gatsby is a half-brother to winner Lenny’s Spirit (Intello). Dual Group 1-winning stallion The Grey Gatsby, who has had 54 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras du Petit Tellier for €8,000 (approx. AU$11,760).

Vanbrugh – Sheez Dominant (3 f ex Crookshanks by Rip Van Winkle), a $1,000 weanling buy, landed the Wanganui Guineas (Listed, 1340m) and in the process became the first stakes winner for her sire Vanbrugh (Encosta De Lago). Trained by Fraser Auret, Sheez Dominant scored by three lengths ahead of Mr Mojo Risin’ (Deep Field) and Accidental Tourist (Telperion), who finished a further half-length back in third. Auret has a high opinion of his filly, who was winning for the first time at her third start. Sheez Dominant was offered by Windsor Park Stud as a weanling on Gavelhouse, with co-owner Michael Bentley going to $1,000 to secure her. She is the second foal and second winner from winning-mare Crookshanks (Rip Van Winkle) and from the second crop of Windsor Park stallion Vanbrugh, who has had 22 runners and stands for a fee of $6,000 (plus GST) this season.

War Front – War Front (Danzig) sired a stakes race double last week, beginning with Cadre Du Noir (7 g ex Dynamic Feature by Rahy) awinning the City Tattersalls Club Cup (Listed, 2400m) at Randwick. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained seven-year-old won by a commanding five and a half lengths ahead of Arapaho (Lope De Vega) and Realm Of Flowers (So You Think), who finished more than seven lengths from the winner in third. Cadre Du Noir, who started his career in Britain before his export to Australia in late 2019, became the 106th individual stakes winner for War Front. A US$1.1 million yearling from the Keeneland September Yearling Sale for owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Cadre Du Noir is a half-brother to US Grade 2 winner and Singapore Cup (Listed, 1800m) scorer Parranda (English Channel). War Front was provided with his 107th individual stakes winner when Sippinsoda (3 f ex Let’s Misbehave by Montjeu) won the Prix Occitanie (Listed, 1900m) at La Teste De Buch. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained filly scored by a neck ahead over Babala (Sea The Stars) and Cantilena (Dubawi), who finished a neck further back in third. A homebred for Ecurie Melanie, Sippinsoda is the third foal out of Let’s Misbehave (Montjeu), herself a half-sister to five-time Group 1 winner and stallion High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) and Group 2 winner Black Bear Island (Sadler’s Wells). War Front, who has had 744 starters, stands at Claiborne Farm for a fee of US$100,000 (approx. AU$146,800).

Zoustar – North Star Lass (3 f ex Sheila’s Star by Snitzel) added a second stakes winner this season for Zoustar (Northern Meteor), with the Widden stallion taking an early lead in the 2022-23 general sires premiership. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained filly won the Furious Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) on a Heavy 10 Randwick track, defeating Willinga Beast (Snitzel) by a neck with She’s Extreme (Extreme Choice) third, three and a half lengths behind the winner in what was a strung out field. North Star Lass was a $260,000 buy from the Rosemont Stud draft at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for her trainers and Bruce Slade’s Kestrel Thoroughbreds. She is the third named foal out of the stakes-placed Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) mare Sheila’s Star, herself a half-sister to Listed winner Jacqueline Rouge (Ne Coupez Pas). North Star Lass becomes the 32nd individual stakes winner for Zoustar.