Stallion Watch

19 for Caravaggio

New first season sire winners

Caravaggio (pictured) – Gnat Alley (2 f ex Winter Snow by Raven’s Pass) became the 19th individual first-crop winner for former Coolmore shuttler Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) when she landed the six-furlong nursery at Redcar on Wednesday. Unplaced in her previous five starts, including four fourth-placed efforts, the Tim Easterby-trained filly got off the mark with a one and a half-length defeat of Prodigious Blue (Bated Breath). Barging Thru (Profitable) was a nose further back in third. Bought from Tattersalls Book 3 for 30,000gns as a yearling, Gnat Alley is the first winner out of Winter Snow (Raven’s Pass), who is a half-sister to last year’s British Champions Sprint Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) winner Glen Shiel (Pivotal). Caravaggio, who shuttled to Australia for one season in 2018, now stands at Ashford Stud in Kentucky for a fee of US$25,000 (approx. AU$34,500). 


Churchill – Churchill (Galileo) sired his 18th individual winner when the highly tried Golden War (2 g ex Gertrude Gray by Hurricane Run) ran out a convincing winner of a novice contest over seven and a half furlongs at Beverley on Tuesday. Trained by Charlie Hills, Golden War, who finished down the field in the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Royal Ascot, was racing for the fifth time as he beat Sydney Street (Dark Angel) by four lengths. The Predictor (Divine Prophet) was another head away in third. Golden War is the fifth foal out of Gertrude Gray (Hurricane Run) who herself is a half-sister to the Group 1 winner Chachamaidee (Footstepsinthesand). Churchill is standing at Coolmore Stud in Australia for the 2021 season for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).

Highland Reel – Swettenham Stud first-crop shuttler Highland Reel (Galileo) sired his seventh individual winner when Reelemin (2 c ex Rainbow’s Arch by Dubawi) overcame a troublesome passage to take out a mile nursery at Ffos Las on Sunday. The Hughie Morrison-trained colt, who was having his fourth start and first try in handicap company, beat Hollow Steel (Cotai Glory) by two and a quarter lengths with Aldbourne (Awtaad) finishing four lengths behind the winner in third.   Highland Reel, a seven-time Group 1 winner, stands at Swettenham for an unchanged fee of $16,500.

Menari – 
Queensland’s first juvenile race was staged at Toowoomba on Saturday with first season sire Menari (Snitzel) getting on the board with his filly Menari Magic (2 f ex Iadore Tantrums by Commands). The Paul Butterworth-trained filly prevailed by a neck in holding off the challenge of Mishani Warfare, one of four Les Ross-trained juveniles in the race by The Mission (Choisir), while Possover (Power) was a length and a half further back as the first Queensland-bred crop of foals hit the track for her sire Power (Oasis Dream). Butterworth confirmed his early season winner would now be put away for a spell before a tilt towards the Magic Millions carnival in January. The fourth foal out of the unraced Iadore Tantrums (Commands), Menari Magic is from the family of high class juvenile and sire Strategic (Zeditave). She was a $30,000 buy for her trainer from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale this year out of the Gleesons Thoroughbred Connections draft. Menari Magic is one of just 19 first-crop foals by Run To The Rose (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Menari, who stands the 2021 season at Newgate for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST).


Satono Aladdin – Welcome News (2 c ex Legend Trail by French Deputy) impressively got off the mark at the second time of asking on Monday to become the sixth individual first-crop winner for Rich Hill Stud shuttler Satono Aladdin (Deep Impact). Having finished unplaced on debut at Niigata in July, Welcome News improved from that effort to land the 1800-metre maiden at Chukyo by a commanding eight lengths. Lord Justice (Fort Larned) ran second, another nine lengths in front of T M Aladdin (Satono Aladdin) in third. Welcome News, one of ten winners out of Legend Trail (French Deputy), is a half-brother to the stakes-placed Grande Strada (Heart’s Cry). Satono Aladdin stands at Rich Hill for a 2021 fee of NZ$12,500 (plus GST). 


New Group/Grade 1 winners

Caravaggio – Tenebrism (2 f ex Immortal Verse by Pivotal) gave first-season sire Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) his first individual Group 1 success as a sire when she flew home late to take Saturday’s Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) under jockey Ryan Moore. After being slow away from the gates, the two-year-old filly was settled in the rear of the field before being asked for an effort two furlongs from home. With plenty still to do, the filly made good headway against the near side rail and finished extremely well to win going away by a length from Flotus (Starspangledbanner) with Sandrine (Bobby’s Kitten) a further three lengths back in third. Tenebrism is a fourth foal of Group 1-winning dam Immortal Verse (Pivotal) and is a half-sister to winners Battle For Glory (War Front) and Grand Deed (War Front). Sire Caravaggio stands at Coolmore in the US for a fee of US$25,000 (approx. AU$34,500).


Curlin – Clariere (3 f ex Cavorting by Bernardini) provided sire Curlin (Smart Strike) with his 16th individual elite-level winner when she scored in the Cotillion Stakes (Gr 1, 8.5f) at Parx on Saturday. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the three-year-old filly obliged as the favourite with Obligatory (Curlin) two and a half lengths back in second and Army Wife (Declaration Of War) a further half-length back in third. A homebred by Stonestreet Stables, Clariere is the first foal of triple Grade 1-winning dam Cavorting (Bernardini), who herself is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Moon Colony (Uncle Mo). Curlin stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Kentucky for a fee of $175,000 (approx. AU$240,965).


Oxbow – Hot Rod Charlie (3 c ex Indian Miss by Indian Charlie) provided Oxbow (Awesome Again) with his first individual elite-level winner when he landed the Pennsylvania Derby (Gr 1, 9f) at Parx on Saturday. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the three-year-old colt made all at a strong pace to win by two and a quarter lengths from Midnight Bourbon (Tiznow) with Americanrevolution (Constitution) a further four and a half lengths back in third. “It’s so big. It still hasn’t sunk in. He has had so many hard-fought races and to not have a Grade 1 on his resume seemed so unfortunate for a horse as good as he is. It’s good to finally get it,” O’Neill said. Bred by Edward A. Cox Jr, Hot Rod Charlie was a $110,000 purchase for Dennis O’Neill from the Small Batch Sales consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale in 2019. A fifth foal of dam Indian Miss (Indian Charlie), he is a half-brother to the champion sprinter Mitole (Eskendereya) and has career earnings of $2,171,200 having won three of his 11 starts to date. Sire Oxbow stands at Calumet Farm in Kentucky for a fee of $7,500 (approx. AU$10,325). 


Snitzel – Wild Ruler (4 h ex Gyspy Robin by Daaher) became Snitzel’s (Redoute’s Choice) 16th individual elite-level winner when successful in the Moir Stakes (Gr 1, 1000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night. In a slogging finish, Wild Ruler held-off second-placed The Inferno (Holy Roman Emperor) by a short-head with Trekking (Street Cry) a length and a half away in third. China Horse Club, Newgate Bloodstock and Winstar secured Wild Ruler for $525,000 from the Kia Ora Stud draft at the 2019 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and the four-year-old has now won six and been placed four times in 14 starts, having landed a pair of Group 2 wins and been Group 1 placed prior to Friday. His dam, Gyspsy Robin (Daaher) landed a pair of Grade 2 wins in the US and was also Grade 1-placed and has since produced two fillies by American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile). She was served to Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) in 2020. Snitzel saw his exceptional start to the new season rise further, as he added a second new Group 1 winner in the space of 24 hours through In The Congo’s (3 c ex Via Africa by Var) win in Saturday’s Golden Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m). The colt, winning for the third time in six starts, secured his place on the Newgate Stud roster after holding off the late lunge of Anamoe (Street Boss) at Rosehill to win by a neck, while Coastwatch (Fastnet Rock) finished a length and a half behind the winner in third. Champion sire Snitzel extended his lead in the general sires premiership to more than $1 million, as he bids to wrestle back his crown. In The Congo and Wild Ruler both sported the China Horse Club and Newgate Farm silks, with the former a $350,000 purchase for his owners from the Newhaven Park draft at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. He is the second foal out of South African Grade 1 winner Via Africa (Var), who was brought to Australia by breeders Markus and Ingrid Joost under their Nordic Racing and Breeding banner. Snitzel stands at Arrowfield for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST). 


New stakes winners

Alamosa – Six-year-old mare House Of Cartier (Alamosa) made a winning return to racing when she took out Saturday’s Metric Mile (Gr 3, 1600m) in emphatic fashion at Awapuni, coming from right out the back to storm home in front to beat the heavily-fancied Beauden (Bullbars) with Mauna Kea (Per Incanto) back in third. Trained by Peter Didham, she had always promised to win a good prize having been second to Pinmedown (Pins) in the Eight Carat Classic (Gr 2, 1600m) at Ellerslie and third in the Schweppes Oaks (Gr 1, 2000m) at Morphettville as a three-year-old when trained by John Sargent, and became the 20th individual winner for her Wellfield Lodge Stallion Alamosa (O’Reilly). Moving back to Didham’s stable in December last year, she was given a winter break after finishing fourth at Listed level over 1600 metres at Wanganui in June before a 1000-metre trial at Foxton had her ready for this latest assignment. ” Alamosa stands for a private fee in 2021.


American Pharoah – US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) landed his first stakes winner in Australia as Head Of State (3 c ex Derelique by Danehill Dancer) struck sporting the Coolmore silks in the Gloaming Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) at Rosehill on Saturday. The Chris Waller-trained colt held off the challenge of Profondo (Deep Impact) by a long neck after a terrific duel in the straight, with Benaud (Reliable Man) trailing four lengths off the leaders in third. A half-brother to Hobartville Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Man From Uncle (Uncle Mo), Head Of State was an $850,000 buy for Coolmore from the Lime Country Thoroughbreds draft. American Pharoah, the sire of three Grade 1 winners in the US, Japan and Europe, and now 23 individual stakes winners worldwide, will cover his fifth Australian book of mares at a fee of $49,500. 


Australia – Australia (Galileo) sired his 20th individual stakes winner when Sugar Beat (5 m ex Sugar House by Distorted Humor) landed Rome’s Premio Archidamia (Listed, 2000m) on Sunday. The mare registered her sixth win in 22 starts with victory over Dame De Coeur (Anodin) and Hold On Now (Farhh). Australia stood at Coolmore in Ireland for a fee of €25,000 (approx. AU$40,345) in 2021.


Awtaad – Derrinstown Stud’s Awtaad (Cape Cross) sired his fifth individual stakes winner courtesy of a victory by Calithea (2 f ex Caterina De Medici by Redoute’s Choice) in Sunday’s Premio Repubbliche Marinare (Listed, 1500m) in Rome. The filly was winning for the second time in four starts as she defeated Cuore D’Oro (Distant Way) and Donna Di Stelle (Blu Constellation). Irish 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Awtaad stood for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$16,135) in 2021.


Camelot – Luxembourg (2 c ex Attire by Danehill Dancer) ran out an easy winner of Saturday’s Beresford Stakes (Gr 2, 1m) at the Curragh to give sire Camelot (Montjeu) his 41st individual stakes winner. A winner of his only other start, the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt was held up in last place by jockey Seamie Heffernan before being asked to make his challenge two furlongs out, careering away inside the final half furlong to win by an easy four and three-quarter lengths from Manu Et Corde (Teofilo) with Tuwaiq (Elzaam) a further short-head back in third. Bred by Ben Sangster, the two-year-old was a 150,000 guineas purchase for Coolmore at the Tattersalls October Book 1 Sale in 2020. A fifth foal of a dam who was placed, Luxembourg is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Leo De Fury (Australia) and winners Sense Of Style (Zoffany) and Lady Dahlia (Australia). Camelot currently stands at Coolmore in Ireland for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$96,000).


Campanologist – Victory Chime (6 g ex Patuca by Teofilo) got off the mark in stakes company at his 30th career start when landing the Foundation Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Goodwood on Wednesday. The Ralph Beckett-trained six-year-old has spent the majority of his career running in handicaps but stepped up to black-type level with a three-quarter length defeat of Tyson Fury (Iffraaj). West End Charmer (Nathaniel) was a length behind the winner in third. The win provided the late Campanologist (Kingmambo) with his ninth individual stakes winner. One of four winners from as many to race out of Patuca (Teofilo), Victory Chime is a half-brother to Charity Fun (War Command), who placed in the Queen Mother Memorial Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) in Hong Kong earlier this year. 


Dark Angel – Dark Angel (Acclamation) recorded his 78th individual stakes winner as a sire when the Frederic Rossi-trained Mangoustine (ex Zotilla by Zamindar) took his own career tally to two wins from as many starts in the Criterium de Lyon (Listed, 1600m) at Lyon Parilly on Thursday. Christophe Soumillon settled the juvenile in the second rank, one off the fence. Switched out exiting the home turn, his mount quickened to lead inside the final quarter mile and kept on. Mangoustine won by a length from runner-up Toimy Son (Twilight Son), with third-placed Roccia Nera (Dream Ahead) a further three-quarters of a length behind. David Redvers paid €46,000 for Mangoustine who was offered in the Ecurie des Monceaux draft at the Arqana Select Sale of yearlings, having been bred by Monceaux, Lordship Stud and Qatar Bloodstock. The colt races for a partnership that includes his breeder. His dam Zotilla is out of the US Grade 3 winner Louvain (Sinndar) and is a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Gr 1, 1m) and Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Flotilla (Mizzen Mast). It is also the family of champion sprinter Lethal Force (Dark Angel). Dark Angel stands at Yeomanstown Stud at a 2021 fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$96,500)


Dramedy – Dramedy (Distorted Humor) sired his fourth individual stakes winner when Magic Michael (4 g ex Bear All by Kitalpha) edged out Last Samurai (Malibu Moon) in a tight finish to the Greenwood Cup Stakes (Gr 3, 12f) at Parx on Saturday. Just a neck split the first two home with Sheer Flattery (Flatter) another length and a quarter away in third. Magic Michael has now won eight of his 23 starts. Group 2 winner Dramedy stands in Saudi Arabia.


Dubawi –  Modern Games (ex Modern Ideals by New Approach) forged to an impressive victory in the Tattersalls Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Newmarket on Thursday to give his sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) a 214th individual stakes winner. The Charlie Appleby-trained chestnut led the field of six home down the far side of the Rowley Mile course and prevailed under William Buick by two and a half lengths, ahead of the runner-up Trident (Wootton Bassett), with Cresta (New Bay) a further length and a quarter behind in third. Modern Games took his record to three wins from five starts, having landed a Doncaster nursery at the distance by three and a half lengths last time. The Godolphin homebred’s dam Modern Ideals (New Approach) is a half-sister to the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Ultra (Manduro) and Group 3 winner Synopsis (In The Wings).  Dubawi sired his 215th individual stakes winner when his regally bred daughter Concert Hall (2 f ex Was by Galileo) ran out a ready winner of the Weld Park Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at the Curragh on Sunday. The Aidan O’Brien-trained juvenile, who finished fourth in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) on her previous outing, posted the second win of her career on her fifth start by beating Sunset Shiraz (Time Test) and Seisai (Gleneagles) by a length and a neck. Concert Hall is the fourth foal out of Epsom Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Was (Galileo), who herself is a sister to Group 3 winners Douglas Macarthur and Amhran Na Bhfiann out of half-sister to New Approach (Galileo). Dubawi stood at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket in 2021 for a fee of £250,000 (approx. AU$470,850).    


Fiorente – Widden Stud resident Fiorente (Monsun) sired his eighth individual stakes winner when  the Graham Begg-trained Lunar Flare (6 m ex My Fair Lago by Encosta De Lago) took out Sunday’s R M Ansett Classic (Listed, 2400m) at Mornington. Sent off the $2.60 favourite, Lunar Flare scored by three quarters of a length from High Emocean (Ocean Park) despite meeting traffic problems along the way. Good Idea (So You Think) was a further one and a quarter lengths back in third. Bred by Mojo Thoroughbreds, Lunar Flare has now won six of her 25 starts and amassed $372,255 in prize-money. A half-sister to the stakes placed pair Sea Of Tranquility (Dash for Cash) and Eagle Command (Dash for Cash), she’s the best of nine winners from as many to race out of the unraced Encosta De Lago (Fairy King) mare My Fair Lago.  Fiorente for a fee of $11,000 (including GST).


Invincible Spirit – Irish National Stud resident Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) sired his 137th individual stakes winner when his daughter Hello You (2 f ex Lucrece by Pivotal) proved too smart for her rivals in Friday’s Rockfel Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at Newmarket. Already placed twice in Group company, the David Loughnane-trained filly kept on strongly to defeat Cachet (Aclaim) by a length and a half and in the process notch her second win in six starts. Oscula (Galileo Gold) was a further half a length away in third. A €350,000 purchase as a yearling at Arqana last year. Hello You is the fourth foal out of the winning mare Lucrece (Pivotal) who herself is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Signs Of Blessing (Invincible Spirit). Invincible Spirit stood for a fee of €80,000 (approx. AU$129,360) in 2021.


Kodiac – Juddmonte homebred Straight Answer (2 c ex Straight Thinking by Mizzen Mast) justified favouritism in Monday’s Blenheim Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Fairyhouse and remained unbeaten, having won on debut at the Curragh last month. The Ger Lyons-trained juvenile became the 72nd individual stakes winner for his sire Kodiac (Danehill). Ridden by Colin Keane, he led early and was ridden clear a furlong from home before extending the advantage to win by five and a half lengths from Glengarra (Profitable) and Mise Le Meas (New Bay) who were split by a head for second and third respectively. Straight Answer is out of the French Group 3-placed Straight Thinking (Mizzen Mast), who is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Announce (Selkirk). Bear Story (3 c ex Angels Story by Galileo) gave Kodiac his 73rd individual stakes winner when he was a game winner of the Diamond Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2.5f) at Dundalk on Friday for Mick Halford. Ridden by Ronan Whelan, Bear Story was chasing the leaders early on before the three-year-old colt was asked for an effort two furlongs out and made good progress to dispute the lead inside the final furlong, edging clear in the final 50 yards to beat the Aidan O’Brien-trained duo Lough Derg (Galileo) and Khartoum (Pioneerof The Nile) by a neck and half a length respectively. Bred and raced by John Connaughton, Bear Story is a sixth foal of winning dam Angels Story (Galileo), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Dunboyne Express (Shamardal), and half-brother to winner Slieve Bearnagh (Zoffany). Kodiac stands at Tally Ho Stud for a fee of €65,000 (approx. AU$104,000).


Medaglia D’Oro – Yonkers (6 g ex Anne Of Kiev by Oasis Dream) sprung a surprise in the Shannon Stakes (Gr 2, 1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday, scoring a $41 price to win the Group 2 feature and claim a first success at stakes level. The six-year-old pounced late when making his challenge out wide, defeating Discharged (Snitzel) by a head while Reloaded (Snitzel) finished a long neck third. The US-bred, Irish import, who finished second in the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (Listed, 2000m) in May, was winning for the ninth time in his career in becoming 155th individual stakes winner for his sire Medaglia D’Oro (El Prado). The former Darley shuttler stands permanently at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for a fee of US$150,000 (approx. AU$205,000).


No Nay Never – No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) sired his 33rd individual stakes winner when Visualisation (3 c ex Roselita by Sadler’s Wells) claimed the Listowel Stakes (Listed, 1m 1f) on Tuesday. The Joseph O’Brien-trained three-year-old was making his ninth start in a career that has now yielded four wins and a first black-type success. Sent off the 7-2 second favourite, Visualisation defeated the Jim Bolger-trained Geometrical (Dawn Approach) by two and a half lengths, with Casanova (Frankel) a further half-length back in third. Visualisation is the sixth foal out of the unraced Roselita (Sadler’s Wells), a sister to Group 3 winner Precious Gem and half-sister to Fiero (Deep Impact), who was placed three times at Grade 1 level in Japan. Second dam Ruby (Danehill) is a sister to seven-time Group 1 winner Rock Of Gibraltar. Former shuttler No Nay Never stands at Coolmore Stud in Ireland for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$202,000). 


Pride Of Dubai – Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry) added his second new individual stakes winner in as many weeks when Queen Of Dubai (3 f ex Jezzabba by Fastnet Rock) claimed the Jim Moloney Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Sandown on Saturday, adding to the win of Bella Nipotina in the How Now Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Caulfield last Saturday. In causing a minor shock, Queen Of Dubai defeated $2.35 favourite Zouzarella (Zoustar) by a length when sent off a $20 chance. Vianello (Teofilo) finished a further half-length back in third. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained filly adds a second career win on her sixth start, following her $500,00 buy out of the Segenhoe draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. A sister to the stakes-placed Dubai Star, Queen Of Dubai is a granddaughter of Group 1 winner Piavonic (Scenic), dam to VRC Sires’ Produce (Gr 2, 1400m) winner and Golden Slipper (Gr 1, 1200m) runner-up Von Costa De Hero (Encosta De Lago). Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Pride Of Dubai stands at Coolmore Stud for a fee of $22,000. 


Savabeel – Forgot You (3 c ex Simply You by O’Reilly) got up off the canvas and claimed his first stakes race victory in the Stutt Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night to become Savabeel’s (Zabeel) 116th individual stakes winner. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained three-year-old travelled in the one-one position behind the pace setter but was left flat-footed approaching the home turn before charging late to nab the runner-up Mr Mozart (Snitzel) by a short-head, with Daily Bugle (Press Statement) a further neck behind in third place. Ohukia Lodge offered the New Zealand-bred at the 2020 Ready To Run Sale and Busuttin Racing stepped in to purchase at $330,000. Forgot You is out of the 1100-metre winner Simply You (O’Reilly), a daughter of two-time Group 1 winner Glamour Puss (Tale Of The Cat) and a three-parts sister to Group 2 winner Rare Insight (O’Reilly). Waikato Stud stallion Savabeel stands at a 2021 fee of $100,000 (inc. GST). 


Shocking – Elephant (5 g ex Ticklish by Maroof) put the disappointment of defeat in the Feehan Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) quickly behind him, as the five-year-old dominated a field of six in the Sandown Stakes (Gr 3, 1500m) on Saturday. Sent off the $2.35 favourite, the Kiwi raider defeated the OTI Racing-owned pair of Romancer (Redwood) and Harbour Views (Le Havre) by a length and a quarter and three and a quarter lengths. The Emma-Lee and David Browne-trained five-year-old was winning for the six time in seven starts, and for a maiden stakes success, as he became the 14th individual stakes winner for Shocking (Street Cry). Bred by part-owner Andrew Fowler, Elephant is out of the Listed-winning and Group 1-placed mare Ticklish (Maroof), and a half-brother to Group 3 winner and Hawke’s Bay Guineas (Gr 2, 1400m) runner-up Melt (Iffraaj). Shocking stands at Rich Hill Stud for a fee of NZ$8,500 (Plus GST).


Siyouni – Haras de Bonneval resident Siyouni (Pivotal) sired his 54th individual stakes winner when his daughter Txope (2 f ex Power Of The Moon by Acclamation) landed the Winterkonigin Trial (Listed, 1500m) at Cologne on Sunday. Carrying the colours of French international footballer Antoine Griezmann, Txope was winning for the second time in six starts as she defeated Enjoy The Dream (Mastercraftsman) and La Estrellita (Churchill). Siyouni stood for a fee of €140,000 (approx. AU$225,930) in 2021.


Soldier Hollow – Es La Vida (3 f ex Exotic Rose by Manduro) justified favoritism in the Prix Coronation (Listed, 1600m) at Saint-Cloud on Wednesday to provide Soldier Hollow (In The Wings) with a 55th individual stakes winner. The Francis Graffard-trained filly finished third in the Prix Saint-Alary (Gr 1, 2000m) two starts ago and brought the classiest form to this contest. Sent off as the even money favourite under Olivier Peslier, Es La Vida defeated Almeida Girl (Temple City) by three-quarters of a length, with Maracay (Ruler Of The World) a length behind the winner in third. Bought for just €3,000 as a yearling, Es La Vida is the year-younger sister to stablemate Emoji, a Listed winner who has also placed in Group company. Soldier Hollow, the sire of Ranvet Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) and Doomben Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Ivanhowe, stands at Gestut Auenquelle in Germany. 


So You Think – So You Assume (4 m ex Remlaps Jewel by Choisir) gave So You Think (High Chaparral) his 34th individual stakes winner when she put together a game front-running performance to land the Stocks Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night. The Shane Nichols-trained four-year-old was never headed as she kicked on gamely entering the corner for Dean Yendall. So You Assume held a length and a half advantage at the line ahead of runner-up Magna Bella (Magnus), with Quantum Mechanic (Deep Field) a further short-head behind in third. So You Assume took her record to five wins from 12 career starts with her fourth score from her last five outings. Nichols purchased So You Assume for $40,000 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale where she was offered by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm. Her dam, the three-time winner Remlaps Jewel (Choisir) was bought off the track by Glenn Burrows of Willow Park Stud who put her to So You Think and sold her in-foal at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale for $80,000 to Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm. Remlaps Jewel is a half-sister to Golden Rose (Gr 1, 1400m) winner Manawanui (Oratorio). So You Think (High Chaparral) sired his 35th individual stakes winner when Buddies (6 g ex Gladwell by Anabaa) got the better of his more fancied rivals in the Celebration Cup (Gr 3, 1400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. Trained by Tony Cruz, Buddies was winning for the eight time on his 30th start as he beat Tourbillon Diamond (Olympic Glory) and short-priced favourite Sky Darci (Darci Brahma) after dictating from the front. The first of three foals out of the winning mare Gladwell (Anabaa), Buddies is a half-brother to the Relentless (Hallowed Crown), who has twice been Listed placed in Singapore. So You Think stands at Jerrys Plains for a fee of $77,000.  


Teofilo – Darley’s Teofilo (Galileo) edged closer to his century of individual stakes winners when a victory by Without A Fight (4 g ex Khor Sheed by Dubawi) in Friday’s Godolphin Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) took the Kildangan Stud resident onto the 99 mark. Trained in partnership by Simon and Ed Crisfoed, Without A Fight was winning for the fifth time in 11 starts when he defeated Fox Tal (Sea The Stars) by two and three-quarter lengths. John Leeper (Frankel) was another length further behind in third. Without A Fight is the fifth foal out of the Italian Group 3 winner Khor Sheed (Dubawi) who herself is a half-sister to the French Group 1 winner Prince Kirk (Selkirk). Teofilo stood for a fee of €30,000 (approx. AU$48,425) in 2021.        


Vancouver – Vangelic (4 m ex Angel Bee by Pins) had threatened to break through at stakes level for some time with the four-year-old, a high-class juvenile, having twice placed at Group 1 level and run second in the Percy Sykes Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) during her 14-race career, but the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained mare delivered in the win column at Rosehill on Saturday, adding the Golden Pendant Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) to her debut win on the Kensington track. Vangelic won out in a battle with Nimalee (So You Think) in the straight, with favourite Entriviere (Tavistock) leaving herself too much to do in finishing a three-quarters of a length from the winner in third. A $400,000 buy for her trainers from the Segenhoe draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Vangelic becomes the sixth individual stakes winner for Vancouver (Medaglia D’Oro), who stands at Coolmore Stud for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) in 2021.