18 for Harry Angel
Harry Angel (pictured above} – Darley shuttler Harry Angel (Dark Angel) sired his 17th and 18th individual winners last week, beginning when Proverb (2 c ex Posh Perfect by Showcasing) built on two promising efforts to take out a maiden over five furlongs at Hamilton. Sent off the red-hot favourite, the George Boughey-trained colt beat Santabella (Kodiac) by an eased-down seven lengths. Fortunate Star (Unfortunately) was another head away in third. Proverb is the first foal out of Posh Perfect (Showcasing) who herself is out of a half-sister to Group 1 winner Pipalong (Pips Pride). A Taste Of Honey (2 f ex Gimme Some Lovin by Desert Style) became the stallion’s 18th winner as she overcame a troublesome wide draw to take out a novice heat over seven furlongs on Lingfield’s Polytrack. The Archie Watson-trained filly, who was racing for the third time, edged out Saxon King (Zoustar) by a head with Sudden Ambush (Cracksman) half a length away in third. A Taste Of Honey is the sixth foal out of the winning Desert Style (Green Desert) mare Gimme Some Lovin, making her a half-sister to four winners, including Listed scorer Thammin (Dark Angel). Harry Angel, European champion sprinter in 2017, stands at Kelvinside for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST). He has had 48 starters.
Sioux Nation – Coolmore’s Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) took his individual winners tally to 39 last week after siring a double. Direct Security (2 f ex Cutie Pie by Mastercraftsman) provided the sire with his 38th winner when awarded a mile novice event in the stewards room at Kempton. Trained by Robyn Brisland, the juvenile filly was carried left in the closing stages by first-past-the-post Harry’s Hero (Hawkbill) and the places were revised following a subsequent inquiry into the incident. A £2,500 purchase for her trainer, Direct Security is the fourth foal out of the unraced Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) mare Cutie Pie, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Tannery (Dylan Thomas), making her a half-sister to winners Muguruza (Footstepsinthesand) and Street Smart (The Gurkha). Mia Sioux (2 f ex Mia Kyllachy by Kyllachy) became the 39th individual winner for Sioux Nation when she made a successful debut in a maiden over 1500 metres at Milan. The newcomer beat Sharaze (Zoffany) by two and a half lengths with Royal Pulse (Dragon Pulse) another five lengths away in third. Mia Sioux is the first foal out of the winning Kyllachy (Pivotal) mare Mia Kyllachy, herself a half-sister to Italian Group 3 winner Poeta Diletto (Poet’s Voice). Sioux Nation, who shuttled to Swettenham Stud for one season, stood for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$15,320) at Castlehyde Stud during the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season. He has had 78 starters.
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Churchill – The Christopher Head-trained Blue Rose Cen (2 f ex Queen Blossom by Jeremy) came home an easy winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr 1, 1600m) at Longchamp, providing Churchill (Galileo) with a second elite-level winner. The filly proved far too good for her rivals in the final furlong, careering away to a five-length success over Gan Teorainn (Saxon Warrior). Never Ending Story (Dubawi) finished a further short-neck back in third place. Blue Rose Cen is the first foal out of the Grade 3-winning Jeremy (Danehill Dancer) mare Queen Blossom. Coolmore stallion Churchill, who has had 186 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €25,000 (approx. AU$38,300).
Cotai Glory – Speedy juvenile The Platinum Queen (2 f ex Thrilled by Kodiac) provided Cotai Glory (Exceed And Excel) with a breakthrough elite-level winner when taking out the Prix de l’Abbaye (Gr 1, 1000m) at Longchamp. The Richard Fahey-trained filly was winning for the fourth time in seven starts as she beat fellow British raider White Lavender (Heeraat) by a short neck. Third place went to Coeur De Pierre (Zanzibari), who finished another neck away. Bought earlier in the year for 57,000gns, The Platinum Queen is the second foal out of Thrilled (Kodiac) who herself is a half-sister to the Listed-placed winner The Gold Cheongsam (Red Clubs). Cotai Glory, who has had 151 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Tally-Ho Stud for a fee of €8,500 (approx. AU$13,025).
Dark Angel – Former UK-based entire Top Ranked (6 h ex Countess Ferrama by Authorized) forced a dead-heat in the Epsom Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) at Randwick, providing Yeomanstown Stud stallion Dark Angel (Acclamation) with a 13th individual Group 1 winner. Trained by Annabel Neasham, Top Ranked followed up his breakthrough success in the Bill Ritchie Handicap (Gr 3, 1400m) on his previous start, coming home strongly on the near side of a three-horse bunch to force a close finish with rival Ellsberg (Spill The Beans). Top Ranked is the only winner from three to race out of the Authorized (Montjeu) mare Countess Ferrama, herself a half-sister to Irish 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Indian Heaven (Indian Ridge), Group 1 winner Count Dubois (Zafonic) and stakes-placed winner Place De l’Opera (Sadler’s Wells). Dark Angel, who has had 1,295 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €60,000 (approx. AU$91,930).
Dialed In – Defunded (4 g ex Wind Caper by Touch Gold) provided Dialed In (Mineshaft) with a third elite-level winner when running out a ready scorer of the Awesome Again Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) at Santa Anita. The Bob Baffert-trained four-year-old made all and rallied well when challenged two furlongs out to down Dubai World Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Country Grammer (Tonalist) by a length and three-quarters. Slow Down Andy (Nyquist) finished a further half-length back in third. The fifth foal out of the stakes-placed winning Touch Gold (Deputy Minister) mare Wind Caper, Defunded is a half-brother to three winners including the stakes-placed Travelling Midas (Quality Road). Dialed In, who has had 469 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Darby Dan Farm for US$15,000 (approx. AU$23,420).
Farhh – Fonteyn (3 f ex Luzia by Cape Cross) provided Darley stallion Farhh (Pivotal) with a second elite-level winner when battling back to win the Sun Chariot Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket. The Kevin Ryan-trained three-year-old made her bid down the near-side rail and stayed on well once headed to deny Laurel (Kingman) by three-quarters of a length. The pair were a further one and three-quarter lengths clear of Grande Dame (Lope De Vega) in third. Fonteyn is the first foal out of the Cape Cross (Green Desert) mare Luzia, herself an unraced half-sister to winners Razzle Dazzle (Muhaarar), Wise Glory (Muhaarar) and Wise Ruler (Dawn Approach). Farhh, who has had 140 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a private fee.
Ghibellines – White Robe Lodge stallion Ghibellines (Shamardal) secured a first Group 1 winner when the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Smokin’ Romans (6 g ex Inferno by Yamanin Vital) continued his good run of form with success in the Turnbull Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) at Flemington. Having already secured a Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) slot with a victory in the Foundation Cup (Gr 3, 2000m), the Kiwi-bred six-year-old gelding propelled himself to the top of the Caulfield Cup market ($5) with a length-and-a-half defeat of Maximal (Galileo). Young Werther (Tavistock) finished a nose further behind in third. Bred by Brian and Lorraine Anderton’s White Robe Lodge, Smokin’ Romans is out of the Anderton’s high-class staying mare Inferno (Yamanin Vital), the winner of ten races including the Canterbury Gold Cup (Gr 3, 2000m) twice. He sports the colours of Don Frampton, who has raced Group 1 winners such as Booming (Don Eduardo) and Trounced (Just A Dancer). Ghibellines, who has now had 113 starters, stands for a fee of NZ$8,000 (plus GST).
Good Magic – The Chad Brown-trained Blazing Sevens (2 c ex Trophy Girl by Warrior’s Reward) produced a dominant performance to win the Champagne Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Belmont At The Big A, providing Good Magic (Curlin) with a first elite-level winner. Settled at the rear of the field, the juvenile colt made good headway under pressure and ran on strongly to beat Verifying (Justify) by three and a quarter lengths with a further one and a half lengths back to favourite Gulfport (Uncle Mo) in third. Blazing Sevens is the second foal out of the winning Warrior’s Reward (Medaglia D’Oro) mare Trophy Girl, herself a half-sister to Grade 1 winner King David (Hat Trick). Good Magic, who has had 47 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms for US$30,000 (approx. AU$46,850).
Kingman – The improving Kinross (5 g Ceilidh House by Selkirk) kept his good run of form going when running out a comfortable winner of the Prix de la Foret (Gr 1, 1400m) at Longchamp to provide Juddmonte’s Kingman (Invincible Spirit) with his fifth individual elite-level winner. Trained by Ralph Beckett, the five-year-old followed up a brace of Group 2 wins with a two-length victory over Malavath (Mehmas). Entscheiden (Deep Impact) was a further length and a half away in third. Kinross is the fifth foal out of the Listed-winning Ceilidh House (Selkirk). Kingman, who has had 450 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Banstead Manor Stud for a fee of £150,000 (approx. AU$262,500).
Kitten’s Joy – Gendarme (7 h ex Believe by Sunday Silence) provided Kitten’s Joy (El Prado) with a 16th individual elite-level scorer when running out a narrow winner of the Sprinters Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at Nakayama. The Yasutoshi Ikee-trained seven-year-old ran on well to win by a neck over Win Marvel (I’ll Have Another) with the pair three-quarters of a length clear of the third-placed Naran Huleg (Gold Allure). The seventh foal out of the Group 1-winning Sunday Silence (Halo) mare Believe, Gendarme is a half-brother to five winners including Listed scorers Faridat (Kingmambo) and Fiducia (Medaglia D’Oro). Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms stallion Kitten’s Joy, who has had 1,443 starters, died in July.
Lope De Vega – Place Du Carrousel (3 f ex Traffic Jam by Duke Of Marmalade) came with a late swooping effort to land the Prix de l’Opera (Gr 1, 2000m). The 17th elite-level winner for Ballylinch Stud stallion Lope De Vega (Shamardal), Place Du Carrousel stayed on very strongly down the outside of the field to reel in front-runner Nashwa (Frankel) by three-quarters of a length. Above The Curve (American Pharoah) finished third, beaten a length by the winner. Place Du Carrousel is the first foal out of the Group 2-winning Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill) mare Traffic Jam, herself closely related to winner Ireland’s Teardrop (Fastnet Rock). Lope De Vega, who has had 1,067 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €125,000 (approx. AU$191,520).
Pins – No Compromise (6 g ex Baggy Green by Galileo) provided Pins (Snippets) with a tenth elite-level winner from 1,210 starters when winning the Metropolitan Handicap (Gr 1, 2400m) at Randwick for Chris Waller. The six-year-old gelding battled well to beat Le Don De Vie (Leroidesanimaux) by a nose with the same distance back to Realm Of Flowers (So You Think) in third. Out of the Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Baggy Green, No Compromise is a half-brother to four-time Group 1 winner Tofane (Ocean Park) and to Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) runner-up Benaud (Reliable Man). Pins died in 2018.
Practical Joke – Coolmore stallion Practical Joke (Into Mischief) sired his fourth individual elite-level winner when Chocolate Gelato (2 f ex Special Treat by Candy Ride) stayed on to land Sunday’s Frizette Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at the Belmont At The Big A meeting. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the filly was winning for the second time in three starts as she beat You’re My Girl (Overanalyze) by a length. Leave No Trace (Outwork) was another two and three-quarter lengths away in third. A US$475,000 buy from Fasig-Tipton, Chocolate Gelato is the third foal out of the winning Candy Ride (Ride The Rails) mare Special Treat. Practical Joke, who has now had 203 starters, stood the northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for a fee of US$35,000 (approx. AU$54,235).
Sea The Stars – Sea La Rosa (4 f ex Soho Rose by Hernando) provided her sire Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) with an 18th elite-level winner when staying on well to land the Prix de Royallieu (Gr 1, 2800m) at Longchamp. The William Haggas-trained four-year-old filly was always up with the pace and gave willingly when asked, holding her rivals to beat Jannah Flower (Olympic Glory) by a length with a further head back to Ottilien (Holy Roman Emperor) in third. The fourth foal out of the Listed-winning Hernando (Niniski) mare Soho Rose, herself a sister to Group 2 winner Hanami, Sea La Rosa is a half-sister to winners Dean Street Doll (Oasis Dream) and Caline (Invincible Spirit). Sea The Stars, who has now had 805 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Gilltown Stud for €150,000 (approx. AU$229,820).
Showcasing – Belbek (2 c ex Bee Queen by Makfi) provided Whitsbury Manor Stud stallion Showcasing (Oasis Dream) with a fourth elite-level winner when running out a neck victor of the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Gr 1, 1400m) at Longchamp. The Andre Fabre-trained colt ran on gamely to lead close to home, beating Gamestop (Lope De Vega) with the same distance further back to Breizh Sky (Pedro The Great) in third. Belbek is the second foal out of the Makfi (Dubawi) mare Bee Queen, herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Sangarius (Kingman). Showcasing, who has had 1,106 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for £45,000 (approx. AU$78,750).
Spill The Beans – Ellsberg (5 h ex Love Of Liberty by General Nediym) provided the late Spill The Beans (Snitzel) with a first Group 1 winner when dead-heating for first place in the Epsom Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) at Randwick. Trained by Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou, the five-year-old battled gamely on the far side of a bunched trio to force a photo finish with Top Ranked (Dark Angel), with judges unable to split the pair. Hinged (Worthy Cause) finished third, beaten a neck at the line. Bred by Hillside Downs, Ellsberg was originally purchased by Segenhoe Stud for $50,000 out of the Kitchwin Hills draft at the 2018 National Weanling Sale but was pinhooked when bought by Gerald Ryan Racing for $280,000 at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He is the most expensive yearling by Aquis Stud’s former stallion Spill The Beans. Ellsberg is the only winner from three to race out of the winning General Nediym (Nediym) mare Lady Liberty, who Aquis Farm sold for $8,500 in the 2020 Inglis Digital June (Early) Online Sale, and sold a brother for $160,000 to Suman Hedge Bloodstock and Gerald Ryan Racing at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Spill The Beans, who has had 221 starters, died in 2019.
Zoustar – Now unbeaten in her last three outings, Zougotcha (3 f ex Fast Talker by Fastnet Rock) recorded her biggest success to date when running out a two-length winner of Randwick’s Flight Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m). The filly has now won three of the four races in this year’s Darley Princess Series following victories in the Silver Shadow Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) and Tea Rose Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m). Zougotcha beat She’s Extreme (Extreme Choice) with a further head back to North Star Lass (Zoustar) in third. A $500,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Widden Stud draft for Chris Waller and Mulcaster Bloodstock, Zougotcha runs for a syndicate that includes her breeders Widden Stud and Robert Anderson, as well as Noel Greenhalgh, whose colours she carries. The fourth winner out of the stakes-placed-winning Fastnet Rock (Danehill) mare Fast Talker, Zougotcha is a sister to stakes winner Persuader and half-sister to stakes winner The Actuary (Sebring). The victory provided Widden Stud stallion Zoustar (Northern Meteor) with a fifth elite-level winner from 538 starters. He stands for a fee of $198,000 (inc GST).
New stakes winners
Adaay – Calajunco (2 c ex O’Connor’s Girl by Roderic O’Connor) won the Criterium Nazionale (Listed, 1200m) at Milan to become the fifth individual stakes winner for Adaay (Kodiac). He took the honours by two and a quarter lengths from Charme De Chat (Camacho), while there was a further three lengths back to Padre Daniele (Adaay) in third. Calajunco was a 13,000gns foal and sold for £10,000 at Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. He is out of a placed half-sister to the Cheshire Oaks (Listed, 1m 3f) runner-up Higher Love (Sadler’s Wells), who is the dam of Group 3 winners Crescendo Love (Stay Gold) and Alive Alive Oh (Duke Of Marmalade). Adaay, who has had 166 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Allevamento di Besnate for €4,500 (approx. AU$6,820).
Adlerflug – Niagaro (3 c ex Nevada by Dubai Destination) collected the Silbernes Band der Ruhr (Listed, 4000m) at Mulheim to become the 26th individual stakes winner for his late sire Adlerflug (In The Wings). Niagaro was making his stakes race debut, having broken through for a first win in August. Trained by Sarah Steinberg, Niagaro got the better of Enjoy The Dream (Mastercraftsman), while Dynamite Star (Jukebox Jury) was third. Niagaro is a half-brother to the German Champion Three-Year-Old Miler Novemba (Gleneagles), out of a Listed-winning half-sister to Nordico (Medicean), who earned the same title as Novemba. Adlerflug, who has had 246 starters, died last year.
Al Rifai – Galileo’s son Al Rifai sired his first stakes winner when El Habeeb (3 c ex Los Ojitos by Mr Greeley) franked the form of the English St Leger (Gr 1, 1m 6.5f) by taking out the Noel Murless Stakes (Listed, 1m 6f) at Ascot. Although only the winner of a Wolverhampton maiden previously, the Kevin Philippart De Foy-trained colt had been mixing it with the best this season so was not out of place in beating Giavellotto (Mastercraftsman) by half a length. Third place went to Lionel (Lope De Vega), who finished another length and a quarter away. El Habeeb is the fourth foal out of the US Graded-placed winner Los Ojitos (Mr Greeley), making him a half-brother to Listed winner Gold Wand (Golden Horn). Little-known stallion Al Rifai, who has had six starters, raced just once, winning a Kempton Polytrack maiden for John Gosden in April 2015. His dam Lahaleeb (Redback) landed Woodbine’s EP Taylor Stakes Gr 1, 10f) in 2010.
Awtaad – Al Qareem (3 g ex Moqla by Teofilo) provided Awtaad (Cape Cross) with a ninth individual stakes winner when running out a narrow scorer of the Prix Chaudenay (Gr 2, 3000m) at Longchamp. Trained by Karl Burke, the three-year-old gelding stayed on strongly to deny Sober (Camelot) by a nose at the line with a further half-length back to Duke De Sessa (Lope De Vega) in third. The second foal out of the unraced Teofilo (Galileo) mare Moqla, herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Mahsoob (Dansili), Al Qareem is a half-brother to winner Aldufoof (Bated Breath). Awtaad, who has had 138 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Derrinstown Stud for €5,000 (approx. AU$7,660).
Bayern – Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr 1, 10f) winner Bayern (Offlee Wild) sired his 11th individual stakes winner courtesy of a success for Speed Boat Beach (2 c ex Sophia Mia by Pioneerof The Nile) in Sunday’s Speakeasy Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Santa Anita. The Bob Baffert-trained colt made it two wins from as many starts as he beat Helladic (Kantharos) by a length and a quarter. Ah Jeez (Mendelssohn) was another half a length away in third. A US$200,000 purchase for connections out of the Ocala March Sale earlier in the year, Speed Boat Beach is the first foal out of the unraced Pioneerof The Nile (Empire Maker) mare Sophia Mia. Bayern has now had 186 starters.
Bolt D’Oro – Major Dude (2 c ex Mary Rita by Distorted Humor) made it two wins in four starts when he took out Sunday’s Pilgrim Stakes (Gr 2, 8.5f) at the Belmont At The Big A meeting to become the fourth individual stakes winner for Bolt D’Oro (Medaglia D’Oro). The Todd Pletcher-trained juvenile beat I’m Very Busy (Cloud Computing) by a length with Lachaise (Oscar Performance) another length and a half behind in third. Bought for US$550,000 at Fasig-Tipton, Major Dude is the fourth foal out of the stakes-placed winning mare Mary Rita (Distorted Humor). Bolt D’Oro has now had 58 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Spendthrift Farm for US$20,000 (approx. AU$30,950).
Bungle Inthejungle – Funny Money Honey (2 f ex Jackie Sparrow by Dandy Man) provided Bungle Inthejungle (Exceed And Excel) with a seventh individual stakes winner when making all to win the Legacy Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Dundalk. The Jessica Harrington-trained juvenile filly kept on well after facing a challenge approaching the final two furlongs to beat Malrescia (Acclamation) by three-quarters of a length. Congo River (Mendelssohn) was a further half-length back in third position. Funny Money Honey is the first foal out of the Dandy Man (Mozart) mare Jackie Sparrow, herself a half-sister to Listed winner Company Asset (Fast Company). Bungle Inthejungle, who has had 216 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Rathasker Stud for €8,000 (approx. AU$12,260).
Dubawi – Everest Rose (3 f ex Dubai Rose by Dubai Destination) provided Darley stallion Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) with a 243rd individual stakes winner when winning the Schloss Roland Stutenpreis (Listed, 1400m) at Dusseldorf. The Henri-Alex Pantall-trained three-year-old filly beat Goldana (Galileo Gold) with Nandina (Areion) back in third. The eighth foal out of the Listed-winning Dubai Destination (Kingmambo) mare Dubai Rose, Everest Rose is a half-sister to five winners including Group 2 scorer The Juliet Rose (Monsun). Dubawi, who has had 1,534 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for £250,000 (approx. AU$435,270).
Exceed And Excel – Darley stallion Exceed And Excel (Danehill) was provided with his 203rd and 204th individual stakes winners last week, beginning with Zulfiqar (2 c ex Sayf Shamal by Elusive Quality), who led home a quinella for the stallion when winning the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (Listed, 1000m) at Flemington. The Godolphin-bred and owned juvenile colt proved game at the finish to repel the late challenge of Aditi (Exceed And Excel) by a neck at the line, with $1.55 million I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) filly Charm Stone a further one and a quarter lengths back in third. Zulfiqar is the first live foal out of the winning Elusive Quality (Gone West) mare Sayf Shamal, a daughter of Magic Night Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Alizes (Rory’s Jester). Exceed And Excel’s 204th individual stakes winner arrived on the same card when Excelida (3 f ex Lady Sayyida by Iffraaj) recorded a three-quarter-length success in the Rose Of Kingston Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m). The Ben and JD Hayes-trained three-year-old filly finished well to beat Argentia (Frankel) with a further head back to She’s All Class (I Am Invincible) in third. Excelida is the first foal to win out of the winning Iffraaj (Zafonic) mare Lady Sayyida. Exceed And Excel, who has had 2,387 starters, stands at Kelvinside for a fee of $132,000 (inc GST).
Farhh – Darley stallion Farhh sired his 11th individual stakes winner when favourite Tribalist (3 c ex Fair Daughter by Nathaniel) took out the Prix Matchem (Listed, 1400 metres) at Saint-Cloud. Trained by Andre Fabre, the highly tried colt was winning for the second time in ten starts as he edged out American Kestrel (Starspangledbanner) by a nose with Anthorus (Territories) just a head further behind in third. A 130,000gns purchase as a yearling from Tattersalls, Tribalist is the first foal out of the unraced Nathaniel (Galileo) mare Fair Daughter, herself is a half-sister to the Group 1 winner Crowded House (Rainbow Quest).
Galah – Let’s Galahvant (4 g ex Secret Crush by So Secret) provided Galah (Redoute’s Choice) with a first individual stakes winner from 114 starters when coming home a narrow victor of the Hannan’s Handicap (Listed, 1400m) at Kalgoorlie. Scoring for the third time on the bounce, the Dan and Ben Pearce-trained four-year-old gelding beat Titan Blinders (All Too Hard) by a nose with the same distance back to Excellent Dream (Dream Ahead) in third. Out of the placed So Secret (Danetime) mare Secret Crush, Let’s Galahvant is a brother to winners Bush Icon, Gallant Ranger and Yourtheoneforme.
Gleneagles – Vero Atleta (2 c ex Love Match by Danehill Dancer) collected a deserved first stakes success in the Premio Vittorio Riva (Listed 1500m) at Milan to become the 23rd individual stakes winner for Gleneagles (Galileo). The winner of two of his previous three starts and a close second in the Premio Primi Passi (Gr 3, 1200m), after stumbling when leaving the stalls, Vero Atleta was a decisive two-length winner when beating Wide Sea (The Gurkha). Vero Atleta is a half-brother to the Pat Eddery Stakes (Listed, 7f) runner-up Glorious Lover (Tamayuz), out of the winning Danehill Dancer (Danehill) mare Love Match, who is a daughter of the Rockfel Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) winner Name Of Love (Petardia). Gleneagles, who has had 294 starters, stood at Coolmore in Ireland this year for a fee of €15,000 (approx. AU$22,730).
Gris De Gris – Group 2 winner Gris De Gris (Slickly) sired his second individual stakes winner when Or Gris (6 g ex Caprice Flore by Kotky Bleu) ran out a surprise victor of the Prix Scaramouche (Listed, 2800m) at Saint-Cloud. The gelding was winning for the fourth time on his 32nd start as he beat Jacksun (Zambezi Sun) by a neck. In Front (Intello) was another neck behind in third. Or Gris is the first foal out of Caprice Flore (Kotky Bleu) who herself is a half-sister to the Listed-placed winner Caprice Meill (French Glory). Gris De Gris, who has had 189 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de la Hetraie for a fee of €3,000 (approx. AU$4,530).
Heart’s Cry – Heart’s Cry (Sunday Silence) sired his 61st individual stakes winner – and first in Europe – when Continuous (2 c ex Fluff by Galileo) followed up his debut win at the Curragh in August with a victory in the Prix Thomas Byron (Gr 3, 1600m) at Saint-Cloud. The Aidan O’Brien-trained juvenile beat Syros (Wootton Bassett) and Make Me A King (Dark Angel) with the second horse home subsequently disqualified and placed last of the five finishers following an incident which resulted in the rider of Captain Wierzba (Night Of Thunder) being unseated. Continuous is the third foal out of the winning Galileo mare Fluff who herself is a sister to Group 1 winner Maybe, the dam of Classic winner and Coolmore stallion Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact). Heart’s Cry, who has had 1,359 starters, was retired from stud duties last year.
Holy Roman Emperor – Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) edged closer to his century of black-type winners when Aemilianus (3 g ex Assisi by Galileo) took out the Grosser Preis Ser Landeshauptstadt (Gr 3, 1700m) at Dusseldorf to take the stallion’s total to 97. Trained by Markus Klug, the three-year-old was winning for the third time in four starts as he beat Cantilena (Dubawi) by a neck. Dapango (Soldier Hollow) was another three-quarters of a length away in third. Bred and raced by Gestut Schlenderhan, Aemilianus is the fifth foal out of the winning Galileo mare Assisi, making him a half-brother to, among others, Group 1 winner Alson (Areion). Holy Roman Emperor, who has had 1,657 starters, stood the northern hemisphere breeding season at Castlehyde Stud for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$15,320).
Invincible Spirit – The Willie Browne-trained Spirit Gal (2 f ex Awesome Gal by Galileo) came home a comfortable pillar-to-post winner of the Star Appeal Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Dundalk, providing Irish National Stud stallion Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) with a 144th individual stakes winner. The juvenile filly stayed on strongly to beat favourite Cairo (Quality Road) by two and a quarter lengths with a further three lengths back to Pearling Path (Holy Roman Emperor) in third. Spirit Gal is the first foal out of the unplaced Galileo mare Awesome Gal, herself a half-sister to stakes winner Street Secret (Street Cry). Invincible Spirit, who has had 1,803 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €60,000 (approx. AU$91,930).
Kendargent – Haras de Colleville resident Kendargent (Kendor) sired his 36th individual stakes winner when Alula Borealis (4 f ex Alzubra by Dansili) won the Prix Dahlia (Listed, 2000m) at Saint-Cloud. The Andre Fabre-trained filly, who was winning for the first time since she made a successful debut at Fontainebleau back in March last year, beat Timeless Soul (Night Of Thunder) and Irska (Hunter’s Light) by a length and the same. Alula Borealis is the second foal out of the Dansili (Danehill) mare Alzubra, making her a half-sister to Arapaho (Lope De Vega), the Bjorn Baker-trained winner of the Premier’s Cup (Gr 3, 2000m). Kendargent, who has had 651 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €17,000 (approx. AU$28,855).
Kingman – Kingman sired his 53rd individual stakes winner when Like A King (4 c ex Kitty Love by Kitten’s Joy) scored in the Arnfinn Kinds Minnelop (Listed, 1600m) at Ovrevoll in Norway. The four-year-old entire beat Wishformore (Center Divider) and Youonlyliveonce (Sidestep). The fourth foal out of the winning Kitten’s Joy mare Kitty Love, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Order Of St George (Galileo) and Group 3 winner Asperity (War Chant), Like A King is closely related to useful winner Daafr (Invincible Spirit).
More Than Ready – The Shug McGaughey-trained Pleasant Passage (2 f ex Peaceful Passage by War Front) came home a determined winner of the Miss Grillo Stakes (Gr 2, 8.5f) at Belmont At The Big A. The juvenile filly stayed on gamely under pressure to beat Free Look (Tapit) by three-quarters of a length with a further two lengths back to favourite Be Your Best (Muhaarar) in third. The second foal out of the winning War Front (Danzig) mare Peaceful Passage, herself a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Hungry Island (More Than Ready) and Grade 3 winner Soaring Empire (Empire Maker), Pleasant Passage is a half-sister to winner Dream Island (Candy Ride). The victory provided WinStar Farm stallion More Than Ready (Southern Halo) with a 218th individual stakes winner. The stallion, who has had 2,943 starters, died in August.
No Nay Never – Progressive three-year-old I’m A Gambler (3 g ex We Are Ninety by Thewayyouare), who won a valuable Heritage Handicap at Leopardstown last month, claimed his first stakes success in the Guisborough Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Redcar last week and became the 42nd individual stakes winner for No Nay Never (Scat Daddy). The Mark and Charlie Johnston-trained gelding took his record to nine wins from 24 starts, with earnings in excess of £250,000. He won by a length from Rhythm Master (Dark Angel) and Dubai Poet (Lope De Vega), who were split by a nose for second and third respectively. I’m A Gambler is out of the Listed winner We Are Ninety (Thewayyouare) and is from the family of the champion fillies Listen (Sadler’s Wells) and Sequoyah (Sadler’s Wells), who is the dam of sire Henrythenavigator (Kingmambo). Former shuttler No Nay Never stood at Coolmore Stud in Ireland this year for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$191,520). He has had 537 starters.
Lawman – Statement (4 f ex Fact Or Folklore by Lope De Vega) benefitted from a drop back in class to make most of the running to win the Navigation Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Cork, providing Lawman (Invincible Spirit) with a 36th individual stakes winner in the process. Making just her second start for Joseph O’Brien, the four-year-old filly was rousted leaving the stalls to take advantage of the rail and lead, making all at a steady tempo, before quickening at the two-furlong pole and staying on well to hold off the fast-finishing Monaasib (Bobby’s Kitten) by a neck. Georgeville (Dawn Approach) was a further two lengths back in third position. The first foal out of the Listed-placed Lope De Vega mare Fact Or Folklore, herself a half-sister to Listed-winner Laviniad (Lawman), Statement is a half-sister to Listed-placed winner Self Belief (Make Believe). Lawman, who has had 829 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de Grandcamp for €8,000 (approx. AU$11,910).
Pivotal – Gualana (3 f ex Goathemala by Black Sam Bellamy) provided Pivotal (Polar Falcon) with a 159th individual stakes winner when winning the Grosser Preis der Privatbank (Listed, 2200m) at Hanover. The Peter Schiergen-trained three-year-old filly beat Allada (Sea The Moon) and Invite (The Gurkha). Out of the Group 3-winning Black Sam Bellamy (Sadler’s Wells) mare Goathemala, Gualana is a half-sister to Listed winners Goiania (Oasis Dream) and Wolf Country (Dubawi) and to Listed-placed winner Guavia (Invincible Spirit). Pivotal, who has had 1,471 starters, died last year.
Savabeel – Mr Maestro (3 c ex Let Me Roar by Rip Van Winkle) provided Waikato Stud stallion Savabeel (Zabeel) with a 127th individual stakes winner when coming home a ready winner of the Super Impose Stakes (Listed, 1800m) at Flemington. Trained by Andrew Forsman, the three-year-old colt travelled best in the 12-runner field and quickened nicely to beat Red Sun Sensation (Awesome Rock) by two lengths with a further head back to Berardino (Real Impact) in third. Purchased for NZ$100,000 by his trainer from the Windsor Park draft at Book 1 of last year’s Karaka yearling sale, Mr Maestro is the second foal out of the Group 2-placed winning Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) mare Let Me Roar, herself a sister to stakes-placed winner Lubaya and a half-sister to 2010 Victoria Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) winner Lion Tamer (Storming Home). Savabeel, who has had 1,163 starters, stands for a private fee.
Secret Circle – Howbeit (5 h ex Emerlaude by El Corredor) provided Secret Circle (Eddington) with a third individual stakes winner when coming home a narrow scorer of the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (Gr 2, 6f). The Mark Glatt-trained five-year-old beat C Z Rocket (City Zip) by a nose with a further length back to Super Ocho (Dubai Sky) in third. Out of the unraced El Corredor (Mr Greeley) mare Emerlaude, Howbeit is a half-sibling to winner Prowers County (Flatter). Secret Circle, who has had 68 starters, stands at Elite Thoroughbreds Farm.
Showcasing – Cold Case (2 c ex Killermont Street by Dream Ahead) justified favouritism in the Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy (Listed, 6f) for Karl Burke and Sheikh Mohammed Obaid to become the 63rd individual stakes winner for Showcasing. He had not been out of the first two in his first three starts, before running third to Noble Style (Kingman) in the Gimcrack Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) and then winning the valuable Doncaster sales race on his only starts since. Prominent throughout, he pulled clear in the closing stages to win by two and a quarter lengths from Holguin (Havana Grey) and Washington Heights (Washington DC), who were split by a head for the placings respectively. Cold Case was a 100,000gns foal and was sold to his trainer for 160,000gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2. He is out of the juvenile winner Killermont Street (Dream Ahead), who is a half-sister to the Cornwallis Stakes (Gr 3, 5f) winner Ponty Acclaim (Acclamation).
Snitzel – Empire Of Japan (2 c ex Ichihara by General Nediym) provided Arrowfield Stud stallion Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) with a 125th individual stakes winner from 1,378 starters when he won the Breeders’ Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) at Randwick. Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, the colt came home a comfortable three-length winner over $1.2 million buy Mach Ten (Exceed And Excel) with a further length back to Russian Revolution (Snitzel) colt Physical Graffiti in third. Bred by and offered for sale by Corumbene Stud at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Empire of Japan was a $680,000 purchase for China Horse Club, Newgate Bloodstock and Starlight. The third winner out of the General Nediym mare Ichihara, he is closely related to Run To The Rose (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Menari (Snitzel). Four-time champion sire Snitzel stands for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST) this breeding season.
War Dancer – Dancing Buck (4 g ex Frivolous Buck by Catienus) provided War Dancer (War Front) with a third individual stakes winner when running out an easy five-length victor of Saturday’s Belmont Turf Sprint Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Belmont At The Big A. The Michelle Nevin-trained four-year-old gelding beat Voodoo Zip (City Zip) with a further neck back to Yes And Yes (Sidney’s Candy) in third. Out of the stakes-placed winning Catienus (Storm Cat) mare Frivolous Buck, Dancing Buck is a half-brother to winner Brockmoninoff (Smart Bid). War Dancer, who has had 113 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Irish Hill & Dutchess Views for US$7,500 (approx. AU$11,710).
Zoustar – The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained juvenile Platinum Jubilee (2 f ex Miss Debutante by Fastnet Rock) produced an eye-catching debut victory in the Gimcrack Stakes (Gr 3, 1000m) at Randwick. Providing Waterhouse with a first win in the Group 3 contest, Platinum Jubilee recovered from a slow start and ran on strongly to beat stablemate Perfect Proposal (Russian Revolution) by one and a quarter lengths. The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Divine Glory (Hellbent) finished a further length behind in third. Out of the stakes-winning Fastnet Rock mare Miss Debutante, Platinum Jubilee is a half-sister to three-time Group 3-winning filly Queen Of The Ball (I Am Invincible). The win provided Zoustar with a 33rd individual stakes winner.