Stallion Watch

15 for Harry Angel

New winners

Harry Angel (pictured above) – Darley shuttler Harry Angel (Dark Angel) took his winners tally to 15 as he sired a double last week. Glenfinnan (2 c ex Fatanah by Green Desert) provided the son of Dark Angel (Acclamation) with his 14th winner when scoring at the third time of asking in a mile maiden at Yarmouth. The Andrew Balding-trained colt had previously finished second in a valuable sales race at York and benefited from the drop in class under jockey Ryan Moore, keeping on well to beat Maasai Mara (Roaring Lion) by two lengths with the same distance further back to Vaguely Royal (Galileo) in third. A 100,000gns (approx. AU$179,840) purchase for his trainer at Book 1 of last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Glenfinnan is the fifth foal out of the winning Green Desert (Danzig) mare Fatanah and is a brother to winner Monjazaat (Dark Angel) and a half-brother to winner Baashiq (New Approach). Harry Brown (2 g ex Sarshampla by Elzaam) became the 15th individual winner for Darley’s Harry Angel (Dark Angel) when he ran on well to take out a maiden over five furlongs at Chelmsford. Trained by David Simcock, the gelding beat Radio Goo Goo (Havana Grey) by half a length with Noah David (Night Of Thunder) another length away in third. Harry Brown is the first foal out of the winning Elzaam (Redoute’s Choice) mare Sarshampla, who herself is out of a half-sister to the Group-placed winner Elleval (Kodiac). Harry Angel stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for £12,500 (approx. AU$21,410) and currently stands at Kelvinside for $16,500 (inc GST). He has had 44 starters.

 

Sioux Nation – Coolmore’s Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) moved his tally of individual first-crop winners on to 34 when Soul Of The Nation (2 g ex Ida The Fox by Cosa Vera) took out a claimer over 1800 metres at Compiegne. The gelding was racing for the fourth time as he edged out Solaire (Dabirsim) by a nose. Kliff Bere (Whitecliffsofdover) finished third, four and a half lengths away. Soul Of The Nation is the third foal out of the US-placed mare Ida The Fox (Cosa Vera), who herself is a half-sister to Olga Prekrasa (Kingmambo), the dam of Group 1 winner Zelzal (Sea The Stars). Sioux Nation, who shuttled to Swettenham Stud for one season, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$14,835) at Castlehyde Stud. He has had 72 starters.

 

Zoustar – Zoustar (Northern Meteor) sire his ninth individual winner from his first northern hemisphere crop when Zoology (2 c Peach Melba ex Dream Ahead) made all to make a winning debut in a six-furlong novice event at Yarmouth. Trained by James Ferguson, the newcomer beat Ararat (Kodiac) by an impressive four lengths with favourite Proverb (Harry Angel) finishing five and a quarter lengths behind the winner in third. A 90,000gns buy for David Redvers Bloodstock out of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, Zoology is the second foal out of the German Listed winner Peach Melba (Dream Ahead). Zoustar, who shuttled to Tweenhills Stud this year for a fee of £25,000 (approx. AU$42,590), stands at Widden for a fee of $198,000 (inc GST). He has had 527 starters.

 

New Group / Grade 1 winners

Arrogate – Cave Rock (2 c ex Georgie’s Angel by Bellamy Road) provided late Juddmonte Farm stallion Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song) with a third elite-level winner, and sixth stakes winner overall, when comfortably justifying his odds-on status in the Del Mar Futurity (Gr 1, 7f). The Bob Baffert-trained juvenile colt drew clear of his rivals inside the final furlong to beat Havnameltdown (Uncaptured) by five and a quarter lengths with a further four and a quarter lengths back to Skinner (Curlin) in third. A US$550,000 purchase as a yearling, Cave Rock is the fifth foal out of the Grade 3-winning Bellamy Road (Concerto) mare Georgie’s Angel and is a half-brother to three winners including Take Charge Angel (Will Take Charge). Arrogate has had 90 starters.

 

Dark Angel – Mysterious Night (2 c ex Mistrusting by Shamardal) built upon his Group 3 win last start to come home a comfortable winner of the Summer Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Woodbine, as Godolphin again snared a big race at the Canadian track. Providing Yeomanstown Stud stallion Dark Angel with his 12th elite-level winner, the Charlie Appleby-trained juvenile colt beat Appraise (Kodiac) by five and three-quarter lengths with a further one and a quarter lengths back to Philip My Dear (Silent Name) in third. The fourth foal out of the Listed-winning Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) mare Mistrusting, Mysterious Night is a brother to Grade 1 winner Althiqa and winner Before Dawn and a half-brother to winner Magical Land (Frankel). Dark Angel, who has had 1,293 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €60,000 (approx. AU$89,430).

 

English Channel – The Kevin Attard-trained Last Call (2 f ex Over Served by Black Minnaloushe) provided his sire English Channel (Smart Strike) with a 13th elite-level winner when pulling a length clear of his rivals in the Natalma Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Woodbine. The juvenile filly was ridden out to a ready success in the Grade 1 contest, beating race favourite Cairo Consort (Cairo Prince) with a further three-quarters of a length back to G Laurie (Oscar Performance) in third. The seventh foal out of the winning Black Minnaloushe (Storm Cat) mare Over Served, Last Call is a sister to the Listed-placed winner English Tavern. Calumet Farms stallion English Channel, who has had 714 starters, was forced to miss the 2022 breeding season due to poor health.

 

New stakes winners

Air Force Blue – Reckoning Force (2 c ex Alasema by Jazil) provided his sire Air Force Blue (War Front) with a seventh individual stakes winner when coming home a narrow victor of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Mile Stakes (Listed, 8f) at Keeneland. The Joseph O’Brien-trained juvenile colt ran on strongly inside the final 50 yards to collar Deer District (Oscar Performance) by a neck at the line with the pair pulling three and a half lengths clear of race favourite Really Good (Hard Spun) back in third. The third foal out of the unraced Jazil (Seeking The Gold) mare Alasema, herself out of a Listed-winning half-sister to Group 3 winners Ballagh Rocks (Stormy Atlantic) and Eh Cumpari (Elusive Quality), Reckoning Force is a half-brother to winner Abbey Lane (Flemensfirth). Former Coolmore resident Air Force Blue, who has had 199 starters, relocated to South Korea at the end of last year.

 

Astern – Caulfield’s thunderstorm proved to be no problem for Godolphin colt Aft Cabin (3 c ex Shelters by Lonhro) as he set down a marker for the Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) with an easy three and a half length success in the Guineas Prelude (Gr 3, 1400m). Travelling well under Jamie Kah throughout the contest, the James Cummings-trained son of Astern (Medaglia D’Oro) had the race in control a long way out and sauntered to the line ahead of a strung-out field, beating Meridius (Extreme Choice) with a further two lengths back to Amenable (Lonhro) in third. Providing his sire with a sixth individual stakes winner from 170 runners, Aft Cabin is one of five winners from as many to race out of the Lonhro (Octagonal) mare Shelters. He is a half-brother to PJ Bell Handicap (Gr 3, 1200m) winner Multaja (Medaglia D’Oro) and Lonhro Plate (Listed, 1100m) winner Veranillo (Medaglia D’Oro). A sister to BRC TJ Smith Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Benfica, Shelters has a yearling colt by Darley shuttler Harry Angel (Dark Angel) and was covered by Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible) last spring. Golden Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) winner Astern stands at Kelvinside for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST).

 

Creative Cause – The Jeff Mullins-trained Packs A Wahlop (2 c ex City By The Bay by City Zip) provided Airdrie Stud resident Creative Cause (Giant’s Causeway) with a 24th individual stakes winner when coming home a length clear of his rivals in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes (Gr 3, 8f). The colt ran on well to beat Valiancer (Tapiture) with a further head back to Dandy Man Shines (Dandy Man) in third. Don’Tthinkjustdoit (Smiling Tiger) had finished second but was placed seventh following a stewards inquiry. The fourth foal out of the stakes-winning City Zip (Carson City) mare City By The Bay,  Packs A Wahlop is a half-brother to Canadian stakes winner Sheltered Bay (Gemologist) and winner Felix (Cupid). Creative Cause, who has had 441 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$7,500 (approx. AU$10,910).

 

Dark Angel – Barefoot Angel (2 f ex Love In The Desert by Lemon Drop Kid) produced a withering late run to win the Firth Of Clyde Fillies’ Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Ayr, providing Yeomanstown Stud stallion Dark Angel with a 92nd individual stakes winner. Having finished second on her debut behind subsequent Lowther Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) winner Swingalong (Showcasing), the filly broke her maiden on her previous start and improved on that form to beat Believing (Mehmas) by a neck with a further three-quarters of a length back to favourite and Lowther Stakes runner-up Queen Me (Dubawi) in third. The third foal out of the Listed-winning Lemon Drop Kid (Kingmambo) mare Love In The Desert, Barefoot Angel is a sister to winner Private Rocket. Dark Angel, who has had 1,293 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €60,000 (approx. AU$89,430).

 

Dundeel – Arrowfield sire Dundeel (High Chaparral) sired an 18th individual stakes winner when the Kerry Parker-trained Hope In Your Heart (4 m ex Hayaat by Montjeu) saluted in the Tibbie Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Newcastle. The four-year-old mare earned her fourth success from 16 starts in defeating Riduna (Fastnet Rock) by half a length, with Godolphin’s Katalin (Medaglia D’Oro) in third, a length from the winner. A homebred for Alex and Deirdre Illes, Hope In Your Heart is out of the Montjeu (Sadler’s Wells) mare Hayaat, a $500 buy from the Inglis Sydney Autumn Thoroughbred Sale in 2011. Hope In Your Heart’s family traces back to champion sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram) through fourth dam Valderna (Val De Loir). Dundeel, who has had 347 runners, stands for a fee of $66,000 (inc GST).

 

Fast Company – Hard One To Please (3 g ex Alyssum by New Approach) provided his sire Fast Company (Danehill Dancer) with a 23rd individual stakes winner when winning the Stockholm Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) at Bro Park in Sweden. The Annike Bye Hansen-trained three-year-old beat the Archie Watson-trained UK raider Outbox with Master Bloom (Pastorius) back in third. Hard One To Please is the second foal out of the New Approach (Galileo) mare Alyssum, herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Alanza (Dubai Destination) and Listed winner Alonsoa (Raven’s Pass). Fast Company died in 2020. He has had 685 starters.

 

Good Magic – The Thomas Amoss-trained Curly Jack (2 c ex Connie And Michael by Roman Ruler) won the Iroquois Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Churchill Downs on Saturday, providing his sire Good Magic (Curlin) with a second individual stakes winner. Ridden by Edgar Morales, the juvenile colt beat Honed (Sharp Azteca) by a length with a further half-length back to Jace’s Road (Quality Road) in third. The seventh foal out of the Graded stakes-placed Roman Ruler (Fusaichi Pegasus) mare Connie And Michael, Curly Jack is a half-brother to three winners, including stakes-placed winner Fannie And Freddie (Malibu Moon). Good Magic, who has had 41 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Hill ‘N Dale Farms for US$30,000 (approx. AU$44,320).

 

Havana Grey – Royal Ascot third Eddie’s Boy (2 c ex Spontaneity by Holy Roman Emperor) became the fourth individual stakes winner for Whitsbury Manor Stud resident Havana Grey (Havana Gold) when running away with the Prix Eclipse (Gr 3, 1200m) at Chantilly. Trained by Archie Watson, the UK raider was winning for the third time in eight starts as he beat Denver Chop (Vale Of York) by six and a half lengths. Favourite Manhattan Jungle (Bungle Inthejungle) was another three-quarters of a length away in third. A 45,000gns buy from the Tattersalls Somerville Sale, Eddie’s Boy is one of four winners out of the Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) mare Spontaneity. Havana Grey, who has had 73 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £6,000 (approx. AU$10,260).

 

Into Mischief – Played Hard (4 f ex Well Lived by Tiznow) produced an impressive display to run out an easy winner of the Locust Grove Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Churchill Downs. The Philip Bauer-trained four-year-old ran on strongly to beat Crazy Beautiful (Liam’s Map) by a widening five and three-quarter lengths with a further one and a half lengths back to Li’l Tootsie (Tapiture) in third. Played Hard is the second foal out of the Tiznow (Cee’s Tizzy) mare Well Lived, herself a sister to Grade 1 winner Well Armed and to the dam of Grade 1 winner American Patriot (War Front) while also a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Witty (Distorted Humor). The win provided Spendthrift Farm stallion Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday) with a 115th individual stakes winner from 1,085 starters. He stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$250,000 (approx. AU$369,330).

 

Midshipman – Fun And Feisty (2 f ex Grouse Grind by First Samurai) provided Jonabell Farm stallion Midshipman (Unbridled’s Song) with a 51st individual stakes winner when she recorded a comfortable success in the Pocahontas Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Churchill Downs. The Kenneth McPeek-trained juvenile filly beat Shoplifter (Super Saver) by three and a half lengths with a further one and three-quarter lengths back to race favourite Grand Love (Gun Runner) in third place. Fun And Feisty is the third foal out of the unraced First Samurai (Giant’s Causeway) mare Grouse Grind, herself out of a once-raced half-sister to Grade 2 winners Fairbanks (Giant’s Causeway) and Keats (Hennessy). Midshipman, who has had 710 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$10,000 (approx. AU$14,770).

 

Mukhadram – Wiesentau (4 c ex Wurfscheibe by Tiger Hill) provided his sire Mukhadram (Shamardal) with a fifth individual stakes winner when running out an impressive eight-length winner of the Grand Prix de La Region (Listed, 2100m) at Strasbourg. The four-year-old entire stayed on strongly to beat Gladys Senora (Anodin) with a further two and a half lengths back to Winter Reprise (Intello) in third. The sixth foal out of the Group 3-winning Tiger Hill (Danehill) mare Wurfscheibe, Wiesentau is a half-brother to two winners including Group 2 winner Wiesenbach (Jukebox Jury). Mukhadram, who has had 202 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Allevamento di Besnate in Italy for €4,500 (approx. AU$6,700).

 

Prince Of Lir – Ballyhane Stud resident Prince Of Lir (Kodiac) sired his second individual stakes winner when Prince Of Pillo (2 c ex Lucky Omen by Majestic Missile) regained the winning thread in the Harry Rosebery Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Ayr. The Keith Dalgleish-trained colt was winning for the third time in four starts to date as he beat favourite Bolt Action (Kessaar) by three and a half lengths. Remarkable Force (Acclamation) finished third, another three-quarters of a length away. A €38,000 breeze-up buy, Prince Of Pillo is the third foal out of the unraced Majestic Missile (Royal Applause) mare Lucky Omen who herself is a half-sister to the Listed-placed winner Andhesontherun (Captain Rio). Prince Of Lir, who has had 94 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €3,500 (approx. AU$5,255).    

 

Recorder – The Patrice Cottier-trained Enola (3 f ex Miss Clem’s by Barathea) came home a ready winner of the La Coupe de Marseille (Listed, 2000m), providing her sire Recorder (Galileo) with a second individual stakes winner. Ridden by Marvin Grandin, the three-year-old filly beat Pennine Hills (Kodiac) by two and a half lengths with the same distance further back to Perle Rouge (Zelzal) in third. The ninth foal out of the winning Barathea (Sadler’s Wells) mare Miss Clem’s, Enola is a half-sister to winners Milyas (Muhtathir), Whipearl (Whipper), Eletot (Le Havre), Oh Le Corse (Dunkerque) and Cedou Le Pecheur (Cockney Rebel), among others. Recorder, who has had 106 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Montfort et Preaux for €4,000 (approx. AU$5,950).

 

Ribchester – Championofmyheart (2 f ex Littlepromisedland by Titus Livius) provided Haunui Farm shuttler Ribchester (Iffraaj) with a fifth individual stakes winner when taking out the Premio Repubbliche Marinare (Listed, 1500m) at Rome. Trained by Paolo Aragoni, the filly was winning for the third time in five starts as she beat Dark Chocolate (Albert Dock) and Hey Honey (Adaay). Championofmyheart is the seventh foal out of Littlepromisedland (Titus Livius) who herself is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Lethal Force (Dark Angel). Ribchester, who has now had 129 starters, stands for a fee of $15,000 (plus GST).

 

Shamardal – The late Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) sired his 162nd and 163rd individual stakes winners last week, beginning when his daughter Shaara (3 f ex Yasmeen by Sea The Stars) got up late to land the John Musker Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Yarmouth. Trained by John and Thady Gosden, the filly was winning for the fourth time in five starts as she denied the battling Mise En Scene (Siyouni) by a nose. Favourite Ville De Grace (Le Havre) was three-quarters of a length away in third. Bred and raced by Shadwell, Shaara is the third foal out of the Listed-placed winner Yasmeen (Sea The Stars). Royal Champion (4 g ex Emirates Queen by Street Cry) provided Shamardal with winner number 163 when storming clear in the Doonside Cup (Listed, 1m 2f) at Ayr. Travelling much the best of the 11-runner field under Jack Mitchell, the Roger Varian-trained four-year-old took up the running two furlongs out and stayed on strongly to beat the admirable Euchen Glen (Authorized) by five and a half lengths with a further one and a quarter lengths back to Stormy Antarctic (Stormy Atlantic) in third. The second living foal out of the Group 2-winning Street Cry (Machiavellian) mare Emirates Queen, herself a half-sister to Darley’s super sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium), Royal Champion is a half-brother to Listed winner Outbox (Frankel). Shamardal has had 1,395 starters.

 

Shamus Award – Noname Lane (6 g ex Sovereign Charm by Show A Heart) led home a quinella for Will Clarken when winning the Balaklava Cup (Listed, 1600m) as the six-year-old gelding earned his Rosemont Stud-based sire Shamus Award (Snitzel) a 20th individual stakes winner. Noname Lane, now the winner of eight races from 21 starts, defeated Zoulah (Zoustar) by a half-length, with Oh Mo (Uncle Mo) a long neck further back in third. Bred by Golden Grove Stud Farm, Noname Lane is owned by Viv Oldfield’s C&G Pastoral Company being out of Oldfield’s six-time winning mare Sovereign Charm (Show A Heart). Noname Lane is a brother to Group 3 winner Sovereign Award and two other winners. Sovereign Charm has a yearling colt by Barbados (Redoute’s Choice) and is due to foal to Shamus Award this year. Shamus Award, who has had 287 runners, stands for a fee of $88,000 (inc GST). 

 

Sooboog – Boogie Dancer (3 f ex Search For Fame by Quest For Fame) provided Kitchwin Hills stallion Sooboog (Snitzel) with a first individual stakes winner from 122 starters when coming home an easy winner of the Thousand Guineas Prelude (Gr 2, 1400m) at Caulfield. The Peter Moody-trained three-year-old filly took the step up to 1400 metres in her stride as she travelled sweetly throughout the race under Luke Nolen and ran on strongly to the line, beating Sumatra (Lonhro) by three and a quarter lengths with a further length back to She’s Licketysplit (Turn Me Loose) in third. Purchased by Dalziel Bloodstock and Peter Moody Racing for $50,000 from the Rushton Park draft at last year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Boogie Dancer is a half-sister to Birthday Card Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) winner Miss Exfactor (Your Song). She is the sixth winner from as many foals out of the Quest For Fame (Rainbow Quest) mare Search For Fame, a three-quarter sister to dual Group 2 winner Impaler (Dracula). Search For Fame was covered by Your Song (Fastnet Rock) last spring, while Sooboog stands for a fee of $8,800 (inc GST).

 

Tivaci – One Kiss (3 f ex Discreet Evening by Discreet Cat) provided Tivaci (High Chaparral) with a third individual stakes winner from 86 starters when coming home three-quarters of a length clear of her rivals in the Canterbury Belle Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Riccarton. The Mark Walker-trained three-year-old filly jumped well from her outside barrier in the 14-runner race and settled midfield under Opie Bosson before coming into contention rounding the home turn and producing a good turn of foot to beat Perfectly Suited (Savile Row) with a further head back to Kikimore (Shamexpress) in third. Bred and raced by Wellington businessman Lib Petagna under his JML Bloodstock banner, One Kiss was taken south by Walker after finishing seventh on debut at Taupo last month. She is out of the winning Discreet Cat (Forestry) mare Discreet Evening and is a half-sister to the Listed-winning and Group 3-placed mare Santa Catarina (Savabeel). Waikato Stud stallion Tivaci stands for a fee of $20,000 (plus GST).

 

Toronado – Wild Chap (6 g ex Pipkin by Gallo Di Ferro) provided Swettenham Stud stallion Toronado (High Chaparral) with a 27th individual stakes winner when the six-year-old won the Cameron Handicap (Gr 3, 1500m) at Newcastle. In a field that halved in size after scratchings, Wild Chap ran out a neck winner over British import Luncies (Iffraaj) with Godolphin’s Character (Teofilo) a further three-quarters of a length back in third. Trained by the Kembla Grange-based Brett Lazzarini, Wild Chap has now won six races in 34 starts since his $80,000 buy at the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale from the Balcrest Stud draft. Wild Chap is out of the Gallo Di Ferro (Deputy Minister) mare Pipkin and a half-brother to the stakes placed Nipperkin (Artie Schiller). Toronado, who has had 545 runners worldwide, stands for a fee of $88,000 (inc GST). 

 

Zoffany – Sakheer (2 c ex Shortmile Lady by Arcano) provided Zoffany (Dansili) with a 54th individual stakes winner when scooting clear in the Mill Reef Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Newbury. Sakheer was always travelling best and quickened in the style of a very smart colt to beat Rousing Encore (Acclamation) by three and a half lengths eased down. Charyn (Dark Angel) was a further three-quarters of a length back in third place. A 550,000gns purchase as a two-year-old, Sakheer is the fifth foal out of the Arcano (Oasis Dream) mare Shortmile Lady and is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Lemista (Raven’s Pass) and winner Mummy Bear (Kodi Bear). Former Coolmore stallion Zoffany died last year. He has had 1,059 starters.