13 for Saxon Warrior
Saxon Warrior (pictured above) – First season sire Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) sired two winners last week, beginning with Henry The Lion (2 c ex Silver Meadow by Teofilo) who provided the Coolmore shuttler with a 12th individual winner when running out a ready scorer of a 1600-metre maiden at Marseille-Borely. The Jerome Reynier-trained colt came home two and a half lengths in front of Sanka Chop (Vale Of York) with the same distance further back to Dakarov (Olympic Glory) in third. A €140,000 purchase at last year’s Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale, Henry The Lion is the first foal out of the Listed-placed Teofilo (Galileo) mare Silver Meadow, herself a half-sister to the stakes-placed Toofi (Henrythenavigator). He is closely related to Grade 1 winner Ticker Tape (Royal Applause) and Group 1 winner Brando (Pivotal). Moon Ray (2 f ex Demeanour by Giant’s Causeway) then provided Saxon Warrior with his 13th winner when scoring in a 1200-metre fillies conditions contest at Chantilly. The Nicolas Clement-trained juvenile, who was racing for the second time having finished third on her debut at Deauville last month, beat Tomila (Siyouni) by three-quarters of a length with Mia Ranger (Tasleet) finishing third, another four lengths behind. A €55,000 purchase at Arqana’s October sale, Moon Ray is the sixth foal out of the Swedish Listed winner Demeanour (Giant’s Causeway), making her a half-sister to four winners, including the Group-placed Moravia (Siyouni). Saxon Warrior has shuttled to Coolmore Australia for the 2022 southern hemisphere breeding season where he stands for $19,250 (inc GST). He has now had 35 starters.
Sioux Nation – Coolmore’s first season sire Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) sired his 31st and 32nd individual winners last week. Estrosa (2 f ex Eclairante by High Chaparral) provided the son of Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) with a 31st individual winner when scoring in a 1500-metre maiden at Rome. The two-year-old filly beat Signa (Footstepsinthesand) with Too Clever (Rogano) back in third. Estrosa is the second foal out of the unraced High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) mare Eclairante, herself a half-sister to French winners Disclose (Dansili), World Ruler (Dansili), Concealing (Dansili) and Grand Vista (Danehill). The Clive Cox-trained Ancestral Land (2 c ex Swing Out Sister by Kodiac) justified short-priced odds to break his maiden in style at Chepstow, providing Sioux Nation with his 32nd individual winner. Having finished second to subsequent Group 2 runner-up Al Karrar (Dark Angel) on debut in June, the colt made no mistake at his second start, quickening clear of his rivals before being eased towards the finish to beat Majestic Newlaw (New Bay) by three lengths with a further two lengths back to Nanga Parbat (Kitten’s Joy) in third. Ancestral Land is the first foal out of the winning Kodiac (Danehill) mare Swing Out Sister, herself a half-sister to Listed-placed winner Online Alexander (Acclamation) out of a winning half-sister to Group 1 winner Red Clubs (Red Ransom). Sioux Nation, who shuttled to Swettenham Stud for one season, stood for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$14,660) at Castlehyde Stud in Ireland during the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season. He has now had 68 starters.
U S Navy Flag – U S Navy Flag (War Front) sired his ninth individual first-crop winner when Moqui Marble (2 c ex Gerika by Galileo) won a newcomers’ race over 1500 metres at Milan. Monique Marble beat Tagetes (Awtaad) with Dadrem (Dream Ahead) in third. The colt is the seventh foal out of the Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Gerika, herself a half-sister to stakes winners Cromo (Grand Lodge), Donoma (Beat Hollow) and Right Connection (Beat Hollow). U S Navy Flag, the sire of two first-crop stakes winners, will shuttle to The Oaks Stud in New Zealand where he will stand for a fee of $15,000 (plus GST). He has now had 33 starters.
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Arrogate – The late Juddmonte Farm stallion Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song) sired his second elite-level winner and fifth stakes winner overall when And Tell Me Nolies (2 f ex Be Fair by Exchange Rate) came out on top in a tight finish to the Debutante Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Del Mar. The Peter Miller-trained juvenile filly produced a minor upset to collar odds-on favourite Home Cooking (Honor Code) by a head at the line. The Richard Mandella-trained Ice Dancing (Frosted) was a further three and three-quarter lengths behind in third. The eighth foal out of the Grade 3-winning Exchange Rate (Danzig) mare Be Fair, herself a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Macho Again (Macho Uno), And Tell Me Nolies is a half-sister to six winners including Indianaughty (Indian Charlie). Arrogate has had 89 starters.
Dubawi – Eldar Eldarov (3 c ex All At Sea by Sea The Stars) provided Dalham Hall Stud resident Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) with a 53rd elite-level winner when coming home strongly to win the St Leger (Gr 1, 1m 6.5f) at Doncaster. Trained by Roger Varian and ridden by David Egan, the colt went clear of his rivals in the final 100 yards to record a half-length success over favourite New London (Dubawi), with a further neck back to Giavellotto (Mastercraftsman) in third. The Ralph Beckett-trained Haskoy (Golden Horn) finished second, but was placed fourth following a subsequent stewards inquiry. A £480,000 purchase as a two-year-old, Eldar Eldarov is the third foal out of the Listed-winning Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) mare All At Sea and is a half-brother to the Listed-placed winner A La Voile (Invincible Spirit). Dubawi, who has had 1,515 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for £250,000 (approx. AU$423,180).
Invincible Spirit – Pearl’s Galore (5 m ex Pearl Banks by Pivotal) went one better than last year when she downed her more fancied rivals in the Matron Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Leopardstown, a win which provided Irish National Stud resident Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) with a 21st individual elite-level winner. Trained By Paddy Twomey, Pearl’s Galore was winning for the seventh time in 17 starts, a haul which now includes five victories in stakes races, as she beat Saffron Beach (New Bay) by five lengths. Tenebrism (Caravaggio) filled third place, finishing a further length behind. Pearl’s Galore is the fifth foal out of the Group 3-winning Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Pearl Banks making her a half-sister to the Group 3 winner Lucky Lycra (Olympic Glory). Invincible Spirit, who has had 1,796 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$88,915).
Lope De Vega – The Francis Graffard-trained Sweet Lady (4 f ex High Heel Sneakers by Dansili) held on to record a first elite-level success in Longchamp’s Prix Vermeille (Gr 1, 2400m), providing Ballylinch Stud’s Lope De Vega (Shamardal) with a 16th individual elite-level winner. The four-year-old filly beat UK raider Lilac Road (Mastercraftsman) by a head, with a further short-neck back to the unlucky La Parisienne (Zarak) in third. The seventh foal out of the Listed-winning Dansili (Danehill) mare High Heel Sneakers, Sweet Lady is a half-sister to Listed winner Toujours L’Amour (Authorized) and to winner Tarte Tropezienne (Nathaniel). Lope De Vega, who has had 1,049 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €125,000 (approx. AU$185,310).
Outwork – Leave No Trace (2 f ex Tanquerray by Good Journey) provided WinStar Farm stallion Outwork (Uncle Mo) with a first elite-level winner when coming home best in the Spinaway Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Saratoga. Trained by Phil Serpe, the two-year-old filly stayed on well under hands and heels riding to score a one and a half length success over favourite Wonder Wheel (Into Mischief) with a further one and a quarter lengths back to Kaling (Practical Joke) in third. Picked up by owners Wellspring Stables for US$40,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale, Leave No Trace is the third foal out of the four-time winning Good Journey (Nureyev) mare Tanquerray and is a half-sister to winner Unconquered Lea (Lea). Outwork, who has had 184 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$10,000 (approx. AU$14,760).
Proisir – Dark Destroyer (4 c All Can Party ex All American) provided Rich Hill stallion Proisir (Choisir) with a second elite-level winner when he finished best of all to land the Tarzino Trophy (Gr 1, 1400m) at Hastings. Racing for the first time since his winter in Queensland where he won the Rough Habit Plate (Gr 3, 2143m) as well as finishing fourth in the Queensland Derby (Gr 1, 2400m), the Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained four-year-old beat Spring Tide (Darci Brahma) by a length. La Crique (Vadamos) finished third, another three-quarters of a length away. Dark Destroyer is out of the unplaced All American (Red Ransom) mare I Can Party, with the colt part of a developing nick with Red Ransom (Roberto)-line mares. Wanganui Guineas (Listed, 1340m) winner Soldier Boy is out of a mare by Ekraar, as is New Zealand Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m) runner-up Vancooga. Dark Destroyer is the only stakes winner within his first two dams, but further back in his pedigree is the likes of Group 1 winners Wandjina (Snitzel), Festal (Vain), Inspiration (Flying Spur) and Dracula (Quest For Fame). Proisir, who has had 196 starters, will stand his eighth season at the Walton nursery in 2022 for a fee of $17,500 (plus GST).
Siyouni – Tahiyra (2 f ex Tarana by Cape Cross) provided Siyouni (Pivotal) with a seventh elite-level winner and 66th stakes winner overall when she came home a very impressive winner of the Curragh’s Moyglare Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) on just her second career start. Trained by Dermot Weld, the Aga Khan-bred and owned juvenile filly travelled ominously well throughout the contest and picked up well when asked to brush aside favourite Meditate (No Nay Never) by two and a quarter lengths. The pair pulled four and a half lengths clear of the third-placed Eternal Silence (War Front). The third foal out of the Listed-winning Cape Cross (Green Desert) mare Tarana, Tahiyra is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Tarnawa (Shamardal) and winner Tazaral (Fastnet Rock). Siyouni, who has had 797 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras De Bonneval for €150,000 (approx. AU$222,380).
Violence – Forte (2 c ex Queen Caroline by Blame) provided Hill ‘N Dale Farms stallion Violence (Medaglia D’Oro) with a sixth individual elite-level winner when taking out the Hopeful Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Saratoga. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the two-year-old colt kept on well to beat favourite Gulfport (Uncle Mo) by three lengths with the pair drawing a further nine lengths clear of Blazing Sevens (Good Magic) in third. A US$110,000 yearling purchase for owners Repole Stable & St Elias Stable, Forte is the first foal out of the stakes-winning Blame (Arch) mare Queen Caroline. Violence, who has had 693 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$25,000 (approx. AU$36,840).
Wootton Bassett – Al Riffa (2 c ex Love On My Mind by Galileo) came with a withering final furlong run to win the National Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at the Curragh, providing Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) with a sixth elite-level winner and 29th stakes winner overall. The Joseph O’Brien-trained colt came home strongly when asked for an effort to beat Proud And Regal (Galileo) by one and a quarter lengths, with a further half-length back to Shartash (Invincible Spirit) in third. Al Riffa is the third foal out of the unraced Galileo mare Love On My Mind, herself a sister to Group 3 winner Mizzou and useful winner Eternal Bounty. Wootton Bassett, who has had 358 starters, has shuttled to Coolmore Australia for $71,500 (inc GST).
New stakes winners
Amaron – Aggenstein (3 c ex Altstadt by Alkalde) provided Amaron (Shamardal) with a third individual stakes winner when scoring in the Premio Ippolito Fassati (Listed, 1800m) at Milan. The Ralf Rohne-trained three-year-old colt beat Bahja Del Sol (The Gurkha) and Emperor Of Love (Ribchester). Out of the Alkalde (Konigsstuhl) mare Altstadt, Aggenstein is a brother to winner Atze and a half-brother to three other winners including the Group 3-placed winner Atlanta (Sholokov). Amaron, who has had 99 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Gestut Etzean for €4,500 (approx. AU$6,650).
Almanzor – Around Midnight (2 f ex Artifix by Lawman) provided Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) with a fourth individual stakes winner when coming home best of all in the Prix du Haras de Bouquetot (Listed, 1650m) at Craon. Making her third start, the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained two-year-old filly stayed on strongly to narrowly edge out Sea The Lady (Sea The Moon) by a neck at the line. Speedaara (Muhaarar) was another two and a half lengths away in third. A half-brother to winner Blue Falcon (Galiway), Around Midnight is the second foal out of the Lawman (Invincible Spirit) mare Artifix, herself a half-sister to Group-placed winner Fuse (Teofilo). Almanzor stands at Cambridge Stud for a fee of $50,000 (plus GST). He has had 123 starters.
Astern – Exciting colt Golden Mile (3 c ex Calaverite by Lonhro) became the fifth individual stakes winner for Astern (Medaglia D’Oro) when winning the Ming Dynasty Quality (Gr 3, 1400m) at Rosehill. The Godolphin-owned colt earned his second win from three starts in defeating Matcha Latte (Maurice) by three and a quarter lengths, with Basquiat (Snitzel) a neck further back in third. Golden Mile is the third foal out of Gimcrack Stakes (Listed, 1000m) winner Calaverite (Lonhro), herself a daughter of Karrakatta Plate (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Gold Rocks (Oratorio) and a half-sister to Group 2 winners Gold Fever (Savabeel) and Gold Rush (So You Think). Golden Rose (Gr 1, 1400m) winner Astern, who has had 170 starters, stands the 2022 season at Darley’s Kelvinside Stud for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST).
Blame – In A Hurry (5 m ex Scampering by Afleet Alex) provided Claiborne Farm stallion Blame with a 41st individual stakes winner when coming home in front in the All Along Stakes (Listed, 9f) at Pimlico. The Shug McGaughey-trained five-year-old mare ran on well to beat favourite Plum Ali (First Samurai) by half a length with a further one and a half lengths back to Lake Lucerne (Dubawi) in third. The second foal out of the Graded stakes-placed winning Afleet Alex (Northern Afleet) mare Scampering, In A Hurry is a half-sister to the stakes-placed winner Romp (Orb). Blame, who has had 492 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$20,000 (approx. AU$29,200).
Churchill – The Christopher Head-trained Blue Rose Cen (2 f ex Queen Blossom by Jeremy) went one better than her Listed second at Deauville last month when winning the Prix d’Aumale (Gr 3, 1600m) at Longchamp. The two-year-old filly ran on strongly inside the final furlong to beat Heavenly Breath (Dark Angel) by one and a half lengths with a further half-length back to Start Me Up (Pastorius) in third. Blue Rose Cen is the first foal out of the Group 3-winning Jeremy (Danehill Dancer) mare Queen Blossom. The win provided shuttle stallion Churchill (Galileo) with his eighth individual stakes winner. He stands this season at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST). Churchill has had 170 starters.
Deep Impact – The late Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) sired his 189th individual stakes winner when Auguste Rodin (2 c ex Rhododendron by Galileo) struck in Leopardstown’s Champions Juvenile Stakes (Gr 2, 1m). The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt made it two wins from three starts as he beat the filly Caroline Street (No Nay Never) by a length and a half. Alder (Australia) finished third, a further three-quarters of a length away. Bred and raced by Coolmore, Auguste Rodin is the first foal out of the three-time Group 1 winner Rhododendron (Galileo), who herself is a sister to, among others, multiple Group 1 winner Magical, being out of the three-time Group 1 winner Halfway To Heaven (Pivotal). Deep Impact has had 1,706 starters.
Dubawi – The Chad Brown-trained Emaraaty (7 h ex Zee Zee Top by Zafonic) scored a first stakes success when coming home a ready winner of the Bernard Baruch Handicap (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Saratoga. Providing Dubawi with a 240th individual stakes winner, the seven-year-old ran on strongly to beat City Man (Mucho Macho Man) by three and a half lengths with a further two and a half lengths back to Winters Back (Summer Front) in third. Having been a 2.6 million guineas purchase for Shadwell Estate as a yearling, Emaraaty is now owned by Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Michael J Caruso. A half-brother to Group 1 winner Izzi Top (Pivotal) and Group 2 winner Jazzi Top (Danehill Dancer), he is the eighth foal out of the Group 1-winning Zafonic (Gone West) mare Zee Zee Top, herself a half-sister to outstanding stayer Kayf Tara (Sadler’s Wells) and multiple Group 1 winner Opera House (Sadler’s Wells). Dubawi’s 241st stakes winner arrived when Kubrick (2 c Rosa Bonheur by Mr Greeley) ran out a determined winner of the Prix des Chenes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Longchamp. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained two-year-old colt beat the Aidan O’Brien-trained Adelaide River (Australia) by a neck. The pair pulled half a length clear of the third-placed Pivotal Trigger (Pivotal). The seventh foal out of the Listed-placed winning Mr Greeley (Gone West) mare Rosa Bonheur, Kubrick is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Raging Bull (Dark Angel).
Exceed And Excel – Darley’s Exceed And Excel (Danehill) sired his 202nd individual stakes winner when Manaccan (3 c ex Shyrl by Acclamation) struck in the Scarbrough Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Doncaster. The John Ryan-trained three-year-old made a well-deserved breakthrough in stakes company as he beat Mo Celeta (Camacho) by a length and a half. Attagirl (Wootton Bassett) was the same distance away in third. Manaccan is the sixth living foal out of the Group-placed winner Shyrl (Acclamation) making him a half-brother to, amongst others, Listed-winner Raucous (Dream Ahead) and the Group 3-placed Divine Spirit (Kingman). Exceed And Excel, who has had 2,379 starters, stands at Kelvinside for a fee of $132,000 (inc GST).
Galileo – The Juddmonte Farms-owned Elegant Verse (3 f ex Special Duty by Hennessy) made a winning stable debut for Henri-Francois Devin when scoring in the Grand Prix de Craon (Listed, 2400m). Providing the late super sire Galileo with a 358th individual stakes winner, the three-year-old filly beat Bellaciaociao (Camelot) by a head with a further two lengths back to Sir George (George Vancouver) in third. A half-sister to winner Hypnotist (Malibu Moon), Elegant Verse is the eighth foal out of the dual Classic-winning Hennessy (Storm Cat) mare Special Duty, herself a half-sister to winner Exemplify (Dansili), the dam of Group 1 winner Expert Eye (Acclamation), out of a sister to Group 1 winner Sightseek (Distant View). Galileo has had 2,421 starters.
Goken – Haras de Colleville stallion Goken (Kendargent) sired his seventh individual stakes winner when his son Fang (4 g ex Belle De France by Muhtathir) won the Prix Du Pin (Gr 3, 1400m) at Longchamp. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained gelding prevailed by a length ahead of British raider Ever Given (Kodi Bear), with Go Athletico (Goken) in third, seven lengths from the winner. Fang was a €50,000 buy for his trainer from the Arqana Deauville Yearling Sale. He is the second foal out of winning mare Belle De France (Muhtathir), herself a half-sister to Listed-winner Fils De Viane (Kadounor) and Group 1-placegetter Alix Road (Linamix). Goken, who has had 87 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €15,000 (approx. AU$22,237).
Holy Roman Emperor – Ottilien (3 f ex Vezina by Bering) provided Coolmore stallion Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) with a 96th individual stakes winner when coming home a narrow victor of the Prix Turenne (Listed, 2400m) at Saint-Cloud. Trained by UK-based trainer David Menuisier, the three-year-old filly ran on well in the closing stages to always hold runner-up Melo Melo (Gleneagles) by a neck. The pair pulled a further one and a half lengths clear of favourite Athabascan (Almanzor) back in third. Passed in for €120,000 at Arqana’s Deauville Select Sale, Ottilien is the 11th foal out of the Bering (Arctic Tern) mare Vezina and is a sister to Group 1 winner Morandi and a half-sister to four winners including Zina Blue (Anabaa Blue) and Satwa Ruby (Verglas). Holy Roman Emperor, who has had 1,647 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Castlehyde Stud for €10,000 (approx. AU$14,700).
Kodiac – Zarinsk (2 f ex Pavlosk by Arch) put her previous stakes race experience to good use when she proved too smart for her ten rivals to run out a two-and-a-half-length winner of the Ingabelle Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Leopardstown. The Ger Lyons-trained filly was easing in grade having competed against some of the best juveniles around previously and she made it two wins in four starts to provide Kodiac with an 81st individual stakes winner. Favourite Library (Galileo) finished in second, a neck in front of the outsider of the field, Highly Desirable (Twilight Son). A homebred for Juddmonte Farms, Zarinsk is the fourth foal out of the Listed winner Pavlosk (Arch), herself a half-sister to the dual Group 3 winner Exhibit One (Silver Hawk). Kodiac, who has had 1,452 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Tally-Ho Stud for a fee of €65,000 (approx. AU$96,325).
Mastery – The Bob Baffert-trained Midnight Memories (3 f ex Tiz Midnight by Midnight Lute) provided Claiborne Farm stallion Mastery (Candy Ride) with a first individual stakes winner when scoring in the Torrey Pines Stakes (Gr 3, 8f) at Del Mar. The three-year-old filly ran on well inside the final furlong to beat favourite Desert Dawn (Cupid) by three-quarters of a length with a further four and a quarter lengths back to Grace Adler (Curlin) in third. The third foal out of the Grade 2-winning Midnight Lute (Real Quiet) mare Tiz Midnight, Midnight Memories is a half-sister to winner Shadday (Secret Circle). Mastery, who has had 115 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$10,000 (approx. AU$14,760).
Muhaarar – Polly Pott (2 f ex Must Be Me by Trade Fair) provided Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) with a 15th individual stakes winner when recording a shock success in the May Hill Stakes (Gr 2, 1m) at Doncaster, winning at odds of 40-1. The Harry Dunlop-trained two-year-old filly ran on well inside the final furlong to beat runner-up Novakai (Lope De Vega) by one and a half lengths with a further three lengths back to Perfect Prophet (Nathaniel) in third. Previously unbeaten favourite Dance In The Grass (Cracksman) never fired and could only beat one home to finish in seventh place. The fourth foal out of the winning Trade Fair (Zafonic) mare Must Be Me, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Mohaather (Showcasing) and to Grade 2 winner Prize Exhibit (Showcasing), Polly Pott is a sister to winner Luminesce. Muhaarar, who has had 297 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras des Faunes for €5,000 (approx. AU$7,386).
Rubick – Rubick (Encosta De Lago) became the first stallion this season to sire three individual stakes winners when his daughter Shades Of Rose (4 m ex Rose Of Mulan by More Than Ready) won the Sheraco Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Rosehill by the narrowest of margins. The Bjorn Baker-trained Shades of Rose scored by a nose ahead of Electric Girl (Declaration Of War) with Palaisipan (So You Think) a length from the winner in third. Shades Of Rose was winning for the fourth consecutive time, taking her career record to seven wins from nine starts. She is a half-sister to Sofitel (Listed, 1400m) winner Scallopini (Snitzel), and a granddaughter of Light Fingers Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Lady Mulan (Bigstone). The victory earned Swettenham Stud-based stallion Rubick a seventh individual stakes winner. He stands for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) this year and has now had 316 starters.
Sea The Moon – De La Soul (2 c ex Delegation by Mount Nelson) provided Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) with a 23rd individual stakes winner when scoring in the Junioren Preis (Listed, 1600m) at Dusseldorf. The Andreas Wohler-trained juvenile colt battled well to beat Crackovia (Cracksman) by a length with a further two lengths back to Evina (Kodiac) in third. De La Soul is the first foal out of the winning Mount Nelson (Rock Of Gibraltar) mare Delegation. Sea The Moon, who has had 285 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Lanwades Stud for £25,000 (approx. AU$42,345).
Sea The Stars – The Andre Fabre-trained Sea The Sky (3 f ex Sanwa by Monsun) came with a well-timed run to win the Prix Joubert (Listed, 2800m) at Longchamp, moving Gilltown Stud resident Sea The Stars to within two of a century of stakes winners. The three-year-old filly came from the rear of the field alongside the runner-up Divine Jewel (Frankel) and battled on bravely to get the nod at the line, winning by a short-head. The pair pulled a further length and a quarter clear of Avenue Niel (Helmet) back in third position. A €820,000 purchase, Sea The Sky is the sixth foal out of the unraced Monsun (Konigsstuhl) mare Sanwa, herself a sister to German Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winners Samum and Schiaparelli and to German Oaks (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Salve Regina. Sea The Sky is a sister to German Derby winner Sea The Moon and a half-sister to winner Sansiwa (Dansili). Sea The Stars, who has had 791 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €150,000 (approx. AU$221,315).
Sebring – After three runner-up efforts at stakes level, Nanagui (3 f ex Shamalia by Shamardal) finally earned a black-type win in the Cap d’Antibes Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Flemington. The Peter Moody-trained filly became the 78th individual stakes winner for deceased sire Sebring (More Than Ready), recording a three-quarters of a length win over C’Est Magique (Zoustar), while Typhoon Titmus (Headwater) finished a length from the winner in third. Owned by Rosemont Stud, who purchased the filly for $450,000 from the Blue Gum Farm draft at last year’s Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Nanagui backed up her maiden win at Geelong last month. Nanagui is the third foal and third winner out of Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) mare Shamalia, a winner of the Birthday Card Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) and Fireball Stakes (Listed, 1100m), and a half-sister to Listed winner Emperor’s Way (Holy Roman Emperor). Sebring has had 1,129 starters.
Supido – Widden Stud’s Supido (Sebring) sired his first individual stakes winner when Buenos Noches (3 c ex Koi by Northern Meteor) won the Poseidon Stakes (Listed, 1100m) in the Flemington stewards’ room. Godolphin’s Spacewalk (Exosphere) finished first past the post, the margin a neck at the line, but the stewards upheld a protest alleging interference within the final 150 metres, when Spacewalk shut the door as Buenos Noches dived for a gap on his inside. Spacewalk was demoted to second, while Zou Sensation (Zoustar) finished third, beaten just over a length. The Matt Smith-trained Buenos Noches is one of seven winners for his sire Supido, who also has the WA stakes placegetter Kosta’s Crown. Buenos Noches, who won on debut last month before finishing sixth in the San Domenico Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m), was a $40,000 buy for his trainer from the Widden Stud draft at the Inglis Classic Sale. He is the second named foal and second winner out of Koi (Northern Meteor), a granddaughter of three-time Group 1 winner Ballroom Babe (Citidancer). Supido, who has had 23 starters, stands at Widden for a fee of $8,800 (inc GST) this year.
Territories – Berkeley Square (3 g ex Bahamas by Teofilo) became the sixth individual stakes winner for Territories (Invincible Spirit) when landing the Exford Plate (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington. The Dan O’Sullivan-trained gelding won by a neck ahead of Fast Witness (Star Witness) and Tijuana (American Pharoah), who was a head further back in third. Berkeley Square took his record to three wins from four starts with connections having knocked back lucrative offers from Hong Kong for the three-year-old. Berkeley Square is a half-brother to Senor Toba (Toronado), a Group 3 winner in both Hong Kong and Australia, as well as finishing runner-up in the Queensland Derby. He is out of the stakes-placed mare Bahamas (Teofilo), herself a half-sister to Matriarch Stakes (Gr 2, 2000m) winner Affair To Remember (Toronado). Territories, who has had 220 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £10,000 (approx. AU$16,925).
Wrote – Best Seller (3 f Star Amazing ex Danroad) became the first stakes winner for Wrote (High Chaparral) when landing the time-honoured Gold Trail Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Hastings. The John Bary-trained three-year-old ran down Sans Doute (Not A Single Doubt) to win by a length and three-quarters. Mazzolino (Savabeel) was another two and a quarter lengths behind in third. Purchased by Adrian Clark for $12,000 out of Highview Stud’s 2021 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 2 Yearling Sale draft, Best Seller has now won two of her six starts and over $111,000 in prize-money. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr 1, 1m) winner Wrote, who has had 100 starters, stands at Highview Stud for a fee of $5,000 (plus GST).