20 for Churchill
Churchill (pictured) – Coolmore shuttler Churchill (Galileo) moved on to the 20-winner mark when the progressive Blenheim Boy (2 c ex Abhasana by Hawk Wing) struck in a seven-furlong novice contest at York on Saturday. Racing for the third time, the Richard Fahey-trained colt edged out The Cookstown Cafu (Invincible Spirit) by a short head. Elsals (Havana Gold) finished half a length away in third. An 85,000 guineas purchase out of Tattersalls Book 1 last year, Blenheim Boy is the fourth foal out of Abhasana (Hawk Wing), a half-sister to French Group 3 winner Sub Rose (Galileo), making him a half-brother to the Listed winner History Writer (Canford Cliffs). Churchill stands at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) and his first southern hemisphere-bred yearlings are set to hit the sales rings next year.
Time Test – Little Avondale shuttler Time Test (Dubawi) continued his strong start at stud when he sired his eighth individual winner courtesy of Tiempo Star’s (2 c ex Tanaasub by Lope De Vega) victory over a mile at Lingfield on Monday. Having the fourth start of his career, the colt finished strongly to beat Sharp Combo (Bated Breath) by a short-head, while Incumbent (Ulysses) was another three-quarters of a length away in third. Ribbon Rose (2 f ex Kelowna by Pivotal) gave Time Test his ninth individual winner when landing the opener at Newmarket on Friday. The Marco Botti-trained filly, a 21,000 guineas purchase out of Book 3 at Tattersalls last year kept on to lead inside the final furlong to score by a length and a quarter from Ameynah (Exceed And Excel), with a further half-length back to Stellar Queen (Muhaarar). The winner’s Listed-placed dam Kelowna (Pivotal) is out of the multiple Listed-winning mare Kootenay (Selkirk), a half-sister to the Group 1-winning stayer San Frontieres (Galileo) and Group 3 scorer Hans Holbein (Montjeu). National Stud shuttler Time Test stands the 2021 southern hemisphere at a fee of $8,500 (Plus GST).
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Agnes Gold – A commanding victory for In Love (5 c ex Last Bet by Know Heights) in Saturday’s Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) provided Agnes Gold (Sunday Silence) with a 15th individual elite-level winner. The five-year-old stretched his winning run to three as he notched his fifth win in 13 starts with a length and a half victory over Tell Your Daddy (Scat Daddy) who in turn was half a length in front of Somelikeithotbrown (Big Brown). Bred in Brazil, In Love is a half-brother to the South American Group 1 winner Last Kiss (Elusive Quality) and a brother to the Group 2-placed filly (Love Story. He is the fourth of seven foals and one of four winners from Grade 2 scorer Last Bet (Know Heights), who also has a yearling brother to him.
Connect – Lane’s End Farm’s Connect (Curlin) got off the mark as a sire of elite-level winners when his son Rattle N Roll (2 c ex Jazz Tune by Johannesburg) took out the Breeders’ Futurity (Gr 1, 8.5f) at Keeneland on Saturday. The Kenny McPeek-trained juvenile was winning for the second time in four starts as he made a successful debut in graded races with a four and a quarter length beating of Double Thunder (Super Saver). Favourite Classic Causeway (Giant’s Causeway) was another half a length away in third. Rattle N Roll is the lone winner from four foals out of the Johannesburg (Hennessy) mare Jazz Tune. Two of her foals are unraced while she was bred to Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song) for 2022. The winner was a $210,000 purchase by McPeek from the Paramount Sales consignment at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. As a weanling in the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, he was a $55,000 acquisition by Rexy Bloodstock when consigned by Select Sales. Connect’s 2021 fee at Lane’s End in Kentucky was listed at $15,000 (approx. AU$20,525).
Dansili – Former Juddmonte stallion Dansili (Danehill) saw his tally of elite-level winners move to 23 courtesy of a victory by Blowout (5 m ex Beauty Parlour by Deep Impact) in Saturday’s First Lady Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) on the Keeneland turf. Trained by Chad Brown, Blowout kept her consistent run of form going as she was driven out to get the better of stablemate Regal Glory (Animal Kingdom) by half a length. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Empress Josephine (Galileo) was the same distance away in third. The five-year-old has now won five of her 14 starts, a tally which includes four victories at stakes level. A €450,000 purchase by Peter Brandt from the Wildenstein dispersal at Goffs in 2016, Blowout is out of the Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) mare Beauty Parlour, a Group 1 winner in France. All three of her foals to race are winners. Her unraced produce includes a two-year-old Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) filly named Bouffant, and an unnamed yearling filly by the same sire. Dansili was pensioned in 2018, at the age of 22, due to declining fertility issues.
Deep Impact – Profondo (3 c ex Honesty Prevails by Redoute’s Choice), a $1.9 million yearling at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, showed his class in winning the Spring Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) at Randwick on Saturday. The Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) colt powered clear of leader Never Been Kissed (Tivaci) to win by two lengths, with Godolphin’s Alegron (Teofilo) third, two and three-quarter lengths from the winner. The Richard Litt-trained colt became the 52nd individual Group 1 winner and 178th individual stakes winner for the late Deep Impact. The Arrowfield bred and sold colt is the second individual Group 1 winner for his trainer Richard Litt after Castelvecchio (Dundeel).
Frankel – Inspiral (Frankel) maintained her unbeaten record and cemented her place at the head of Classic considerations for next spring with a strong performance in the Fillies’ Mile (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket on Friday, giving her sire Frankel (Galileo) his 27th individual Group 1 winner. The John And Thady Gosden-trained juvenile took her tally to four wins, having previously landed a Newmarket maiden on debut, a Listed race at Sandown and then the May Hill Stakes (Gr 2, 1m) at Doncaster. The Cheveley Park Stud homebred is out of the 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) and Coronation Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) second Starscope (Selkirk), from the family of Cheveley Park’s Lockinge Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) and Eclipse Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f) hero Medicean (Machiavellian). Frankel stands at Juddmonte Farm for a fee of £175,000 (approx. AU$326,000).
Holy Roman Emperor – Castlehyde Stud resident Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) sired his 14th elite-level winner when Rockemperor (5 h ex Motivation by Muhtathir) drew clear in the final furlong to bag the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (Gr 1, 12f) at Belmont Park on Saturday. The Chad Brown-trained five-year-old was winning for the fourth time in 20 starts, and the first in stakes company, as he beat Serve The King (Kingman) by two lengths. Gufo (Declaration Of War) – who was sent off the well-backed favourite – was another length and a half away in third. Bred by Haras du Mezeray out of the Muhtathir (Elmaamul) mare Motivation, Rockemperor is his dam’s second of five foals and lone stakes winner. Holy Roman Emperor stands at Coolmore’s Castlehyde base where his 2021 fee was listed as €12,500 (approx. AU$19,785).
Liam’s Map – The Lane’s End-based sire Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song) was represented by his fourth Grade 1 winner when the Brad Cox-trained Juju’s Map (2 f ex Nagambie by Flatter) landed the Alcibiades Stakes (Gr 1, 8.5f) at Keeneland on Friday. On what was only her third career start, having broken her maiden at her second attempt on September 3, Juju’s Map defeated Distinctlypossible (Curlin) by an impressive four and a quarter lengths. Sequist (Nyquist) was a further neck away in third. The filly was purchased by Northface Bloodstock as a foal for $190,000 (approx. AU$260,000) at the Keeneland January Mixed Sale, before making $300,000 (approx. AU$410,500) when snapped up by her owners the Albaugh Family at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale last year. Juju’s Map joins Colonel Liam, Wicked Whisper and Basin as the stallion’s other top-flight winners and he stood for a fee of $30,000 (approx. AU$41,045) in 2021.
Shocking – After the disappointment of defeat in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m), I’m Thunderstruck (4 g ex Primadonna Girl by Edenwold) bounced back with a dominant win in Saturday’s Toorak Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) at Caulfield. The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained four-year-old defeated Tofane (Ocean Park) by three-quarters of a length to join Fanatic as Group 1 winners for his sire Shocking (Street Cry). Superstorm (Sebring) finished a length and a half behind the winner in third. The OTI-raced gelding won for the fifth time in eight starts, taking his prize-money to beyond $900,000. Shocking stands at Rich Hill Stud for a fee of $8,500 (plus GST).
New stakes winners
Acclamation – Having been narrowly denied her first stakes victory in the Firth of Clyde Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) on September 18, the William Haggas-trained Canonized (2 f ex Sainted by Dutch Art) finally got her head in front when she landed the Rockingham Stakes (Listed, 6f) at York on Saturday and in doing so became the 60th stakes winner for the Rathbarry Stud-based sire Acclamation (Royal Applause). The two-year-old filly – who was having the 11th start of her career – produced a brave performance to beat Witch Hunter (Siyouni) by three-quarters of a length. Breeze Easy (Bated Breath) was another length and three-quarters away in third. Bred and raced by Cheveley Park, the filly is the only winner out of four-time winner Sainted (Dutch Art), who was subsequently purchased by Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstock and Frederico Barberini for 20,000 guineas at last year’s Tattersalls December Mares Sale.
Born To Sea – Born To Sea (Invincible Spirit) sired his sixth individual stakes winner when Il Decamerone (5 g ex Letizia Relco by Lucky Story) landed the Grand Prix des Provinces (Listed, 1900m) at Bordeaux Le Bouscat on Thursday. The Nicolas Paysan-trained gelding tracked the leader in a one-off position under Alexis Pouchin and when asked to quicken early in the home straight, the gelding did so decisively to score by two lengths from Star Of Bengal (Oasis Dream) with Irska (Hunter’s Light) a nose further back in third. The five-year-old was landing his first stakes race and fourth win overall at his 25th start. I Decamerone is out of the Italian Listed-placed mare Letizia Relco and the gelding’s third dam, Mille Fleurs (Jacinto) is a half-sister to the champion Mill Reef (Never Bend). Born To Sea stands at Haras des Faunes at a 2021 fee of €4,000 (approx. AU$6,300).
Bullbars – The Lindsay Park-trained Mr Brightside (4 g ex Lilahjay by Tavistock) took out the Seymour Cup (Listed, 1600m) at Ballarat on Sunday and in the process handed Bullbars (Elusive Quality) his third individual stakes winner. The four-year-old gelding came into the race having won his five previous starts and he defeated Wicklow Town (Canford Cliffs) by two and a quarter lengths with Milton Park (Written Tycoon) another three-quarters of a length back in third. The gelding was purchased by Phill Cataldo Bloodstock for $22,000 from the Phoenix Park at the 2019 New Zealand Karaka May Sale. Bullbars stands at Orange Court for a private fee.
Charm Spirit – Favourite Honorable Spirit (5 g ex Z’Honor by Zabeel) claimed the Queensland Cup (Listed, 2406m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday to become the tenth individual stakes winner for his sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit). The five-year-old defeated Lunasnit (Star Witness) by a neck, with Fu Ni (Adelaide) third, a further length and a half adrift. Having sold for $100,00 as a yearling, Honorable Spirit was picked up for $22,500 out of the Inglis Digital August (Late) Sale last year by Boom Racing and has since won six races for his new connections. Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) soon took his tally to 11 when Lord Charming (3 c ex Late Show by Authorized) struck in the Prix le Fabuleux (Listed, 1800m) at Chantilly. Trained in Germany by Peter Schiergen, the German Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) fourth was winning for the second time in eight starts as he beat stablemate Quello (Soldier Hollow) by two lengths. Longvillers (Le Havre) was just a short head further behind in third. Owned and bred by Rennstall Gestut Hachtsee, Lord Charming is the first foal out of Late Show (Authorized) who herself is a half-sister to French Listed winner Esperero (Forty Niner) out of a French Group 2-winning half-sister to Machiavellian (Mr. Prospector), Exit To Nowhere (Irish River) and Coup De Genie (Mr. Prospector). Charm Spirit stands at Haras du Logis Saint Germain in France for a fee of €7,000 (approx. AU$11,080).
Deep Impact – Having sired a Group 1 winner in Australia courtesy of Profondo’s win in the Spring Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m), Deep Impact was also represented by his 178th stakes winner in his native Japan on Saturday when Command Line (2 c ex Condo Commando by Tiz Wonderful) took out The Saudi Arabia Royal Cup (Gr 3, 1600m) at Tokyo. The colt came into the race having shed his maiden tag on his first outing and he had no issues with the step up in class, beating Sternatia (Lord Kanaloa) by half a length with Stunning Rose (King Kamehameha) another neck away in third. The colt is one of three winners out of US Grade 1 winner Condo Commando, who was purchased by Katsumi Yoshida for $1.5 million at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Fall Mixed Sale. Condo Commando is one five winners out of Grade 2 scorer Yearly Report (General Meeting). Deep Impact died in 2019 after suffering a cervical fracture.
Dubawi – Darley’s stalwart stallion Dubawi (Dubai Millennium), Charlie Appleby and Godolphin look to have a pair of talented two-year-olds on their hands, as Goldspur (2 c ex Pomology by Arch) and Coroebus (2 c ex First Victory by Teofilo) both broke through for the first time at stakes level at Newmarket on Saturday, which saw stallion’s total stakes-winning tally climb to 218. Having made a winning debut on his most recent start, Goldspur retained his unbeaten record in the Zetland Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2f) when coming out on top in a blanket finish to beat Unconquerable (Churchill) by a head. The winner’s stablemate Hafit (Dubawi) – who was sent off the 6-4 favourite – finished a short-head away in third. In the next race on the card, Coroebus made amends for this last-start defeat in the Royal Lodge Stakes (Gr 2, 1m) with a victory in the Autumn Stakes (Gr 3, 1m). The colt – who broke his maiden on his first start on August 13 – scooted clear to beat Imperial Fighter (The Gurkha) by two lengths with Dubai Poet (Lope De Vega) another two and a half lengths away in third. Dubawi added his 219th individual stakes winner to his CV courtesy of Nash Nasha’s (3 f ex Just The Judge by Lawman) victory in the Grosser Preis Der Privatbank (Listed, 1750m) at Hannover on Sunday. Owned by Godolphin and trained by Henri-Alex Pantall, the filly defeated Daring Light (Jukebox Jury) into second as she posted her third win in eight starts. Pathetique (Soldier Hollow) finished third. Bred by Qatar Bloodstock and the China Horse Club, the filly was purchased by Stroud Coleman for €1 million at the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale and she is one of two winners and the first stakes out of the dual elite-level winner Just The Judge (Lawman). Just The Judge was purchased by Qatar Racing and China Horse Club for a whopping 4.5 million guineas at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale in 2014. The daughter of Lawman (Invincible Spirit) died in 2019. Dubawi stands at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket where his 2021 fee was listed as £250,000 (approx. AU$465,640).
Dundeel – Saturday’s Hill Smith Stakes (Listed, 1800m) at Morphettville was won by the Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained Cerberus (3 c ex Scarlet Moretta by Fastnet Rock), for what was a first success on his third start. The colt defeated Jungle Magnate (Tarzino) by a long neck with Max Fire (Star Turn) third, a half-length behind the winner. A $750,000 buy for James Harron Bloodstock out of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Cerberus is the third winner from three to race out of Scarlet Moretta (Fastnet Rock), with this the family of international elite-level winners Volga (Caerleon), Vallee Enchantee (Peintre Celebre) and Vespone (Llandaff). The colt becomes a 16th individual stakes winner for Dundeel (High Chaparral), who stands at Arrowfield Stud for a fee of $66,000 (inc GST).
Elzaam – Australian-bred stallion Elzaam (Redoute’s Choice) was handed his sixth individual stakes winner when the Paddy Twomey-trained Limiti Di Greccio (2 f ex Grotta Del Fauno by Galileo) took out the Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Listed, 1m) at the Curragh on Sunday. Last seen being narrowly denied in the Ingabelle Stakes (Listed, 7f), the filly returned to winning ways with a length and a quarter win over Tranquil Lady (Australia), while Sunset Shiraz (Time Test) was a further short-head away in third. Bred by Leaf Stud, Limiti Di Greccio is out of the unraced Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Grotta Del Fauno, making her a half-sister to three winners. Elzaam stands at Ballyhane Stud in Ireland where his 2021 fee was listed as €5,000 (approx, AU$7,915). His stakes winners are headed by Group 1 scorer Champers Elysees.
Fastnet Rock – Hilal (3 c ex Salma by Encosta De Lago) had shown considerable promise in four stakes-placed efforts, including when second in the ATC Sires’ Produce (Gr 1, 1400m) and Champagne Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) as a juvenile, and on Saturday he broke through for a maiden stakes success in the Stan Fox Stakes (Gr 2, 1500m) at Randwick. Racing in the second half of the seven-runner field, Hilal raced keenly under Tommy Berry, but moved up ominously on the outside to defeat favourite Coastwatch (Fastnet Rock) by half a length, with Brigantine (Astern) third, two lengths behind the winner. A homebred for Emirates Park, Hilal is a half-brother to Listed winner Trojan Harbour (Harbour Watch), with unraced dam Salma (Encosta De Lago) a daughter of Group 3 winner Salameh (Secret Savings), a half-sister to Al Maher (Danehill), with this the family of Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) via fourth dam Dancing Show (Nijinsky), producer of Group 1 winners Umatilla (Miswaki) and Hurricane Sky (Star Watch). The colt became the 180th individual stakes winner for Fastnet Rock (Danehill), who stands at Coolmore for a fee of $165,000 (Inc GST).
I Am Invincible – Odds-on favourite Lombardo (5 g ex Swinging Babe by Encosta De Lago) gave his backers few concerns in taking Saturday’s Village Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Caulfield. The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained gelding held off the closing Pandemic (Sepoy) by three-quarters of a length, with Ocean Beyond (Ocean Park) two-and-a-half-lengths third. A $300,000 buy for Mick Price out of the Burnewang North Pastoral draft at the 2018 Inglis Premier yearling sale, Lombardo was winning for the third consecutive time in taking his career record to six wins from ten starts. Out of the stakes-placed juvenile Swinging Babe (Encosta De Lago), Lombardo is a half-brother to five-time winner and Inglis 2YO Premier (Listed, 1200m) runner-up Resistant (Choisir). He becomes the 66th individual stakes winner for I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit), who stands at Yarraman Park Stud for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST).
Kodiac – Kodiac (Danehill) had his 76th individual stakes winner as a sire when Fast Attack (2 f ex Fort Del Oro by Lope De Vega) made all and fought off challengers to land the Oh So Sharp Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Newmarket on Friday. The Simon and Ed Crisford-trained filly came under pressure two furlongs out but found all the way to the line for James Doyle to hold off the runner-up Allayalli (Dark Angel) by a length with third-placed Perfect News (El Kabeir) a further length and a quarter behind. Fast Attack’s dam, Fort Del Oro (Lope De Vega), was a three-time Listed winner from five to six furlongs and is from the family of European champion sprinter and Darley shuttler Blue Point (Shamardal), Group 2 scorer Formosina (Footstepsinthesand) and the Group 3 winner Tumbleweed Ridge (Indian Ridge). Kodiac stands at Tally Ho Stud in Ireland at a 2021 fee of €65,000 (approx. AU$102,000).
Lonhro – The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Mirra Vision (5 m ex Mirrasalo by Redoute’s Choice) continued her progressive trajectory, claiming a comfortable first stakes success in the Angst Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Randwick on Saturday. The five-year-old was runner-up in the Tibbie Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Newcastle on her previous start, and took her record to seven wins from 18 starts in defeating More Prophets (Smart Missile) by a length and a quarter, with Kiku (Zoustar) third, a neck further back. A homebred for Bennelong Bloodstock having passed in at the Inglis Easter yearling sale, Mirra Vision is out of Group 3 winner Mirrasalo (Redoute’s Choice), a daughter of the Listed-winning and Group 1-placed St Therese (Dehere) and half-sister to Group 1 winners Castelvecchio (Dundeel) and Maid Of Heaven (Smart Missile). The mare became the 92nd individual stakes winner for Lonhro (Octagonal), who stands at Darley’s Kelvinside for a fee of $66,000 (inc GST).
Mehmas – Tally Ho Stud resident Mehmas (Acclamation) sired his 15th individual stakes winner when his daughter Malavath (2 f ex Fidaaha by New Approach) kept on to take out the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (Gr 2, 1200m) at Chantilly on Saturday. The Francis Graffard-trained filly was winning for the second time on her fourth outing as she got the better of Have A Good Day (Adaay) by a neck. British raider Desert Dreamer (Oasis Dreamer) finished a length behind the winner in third. A £129,000 purchase at this year’s Arqana breeze ups, which were staged in the UK, Malavath is the first foal out of the maiden Fidaaha (New Approach) who herself is a sister to the US Grade 3 winner Ceisteach and a half-sister to Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Steip Amach (Vocalised). In winning the Testimonial Stakes (Listed, 6f) at the Curragh on Sunday, the Ger Lyons-trained Power Under Me (3 g ex Oonagh by Arakan) handed Tally Ho Stud-based resident Mehmas (Acclamation) his 16th individual stakes winner. The three-year old gelding, who had previously been placed at stakes level on three occasions, beat Teresa Mendoza (Territories) by two and three-quarter lengths. Star In The Making (Muhaarar) was another two and a half lengths away in third. This is the second stakes winner for the stallion in as many days, having sired Malavath, who landed the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (Gr 2, 1200m) at Chantilly on Saturday. Mehmas, whose Group 1-winning son Supremacy was last week retired to stud, stood for a fee of €25,000 (approx. AU$39,565) in 2021.
More Than Ready – Former Vinery Stud shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo) sired his 211th individual stakes winner when Bubble Rock (2 f ex Reef Point by Giant’s Causeway) struck in the Matron Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Belmont Park on Saturday. The Brad Cox-trained juvenile was winning for the second time in three starts as she beat Gal In A Rush (Ghostzapper) and Mystic Eyes (Maclean’s Music) by half a length and the same. Bubble Rock is out of the Giant’s Causeway (Storm Cat) mare Reef Point, who herself is a half-sister to Korean champion and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Gr 1, 8f) third Blue Chipper (Tiznow). Reef Point’s most recent foal is a yearling colt by Candy Ride (Ride The Rails). She was bred to Twirling Candy (Candy Ride) for 2022. More Than Ready now resides full-time at WinStar Farms in Kentucky where his 2021 fee was listed as $65,000 (approx. AU$88,930).
New Bay – Ballylinch resident New Bay (Dubawi) sired his fourth individual stakes winner courtesy of Sea Bay’s (2 c ex Strawberry by Lord Of England) ultra impressive victory in the Preis des Winterfavoriten (Gr 3, 1600m) at Cologne on Sunday. Having broken his maiden on debut, the colt was last seen running fourth in the Grosser Junioren Preis (Listed, 1600m). However, he put that previous defeat behind him when he beat Schwarzer Peter (Neatico) by an emphatic nine lengths. See Hector – who is by Australian-bred stallion Counterattack (Redoute’s Choice) – was a further head adrift in third. Purchased by Gestüt Winterhauch for €155,000 at the BBAG September Yearling Sale in 2020, Sea Bay is out of Strawberry (Lord Of England), making him a half-brother to Listed winner Samoa (Jukebox Jury). New Bay – who was provided with his first Group 1 winner last weekend when Saffron Beach won the Sun Chariot Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket – stands at Ballylinch for a fee of €20,000 (approx. AU$31,655).
No Nay Never – Singforthemoment (2 f ex Kawn by Cadeaux Genereux) handed former Coolmore shuttler No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) his 35th individual stakes winner when she won the Grand Criterium de Bordeaux (Listed, 1600m) on Thursday. Trained by Christophe Ferland, the two-year-old filly settled close to the pace and improved to dispute the lead by halfway, being ridden to lead outright two furlongs from home and staying on well to beat odds-on stablemate Bahasa (Siyouni) by a length with Jacinda (Aclaim) a further neck back in third. A ninth foal out of once-raced mare Kawn (Cadeaux Genereux), Singforthemoment is a sister to winner North Wind and the Listed-placed juvenile JM Jackson. Bred by Charles Shanahan, she was a 90,000 guineas purchase by agent Arthur Hoyeau at Book 1 of the Tattersalls Yearling Sale in 2020. No Nay Never stands at Coolmore in Ireland for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$198,000).
Per Incanto – Little Avondale-based sire Per Incanto (Street Cry) was handed his 22nd individual stakes winner on Saturday when the Fred Pratt-trained Magic Incanto (9 m ex Magic Daze by Grosvenor) added the first stakes win to her record in the Taranaki Breeders Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Hawera. Having the 34th start of her career, the nine-year-old mare defeated Raced Evens (Zoffany) by a length and a quarter, while Mohaka (Nadeem) was a further neck away in third. This is the second new stakes winner in as many weeks for Per Incanto, with the win for Magic Incanto following Justacanta’s Listed victory last weekend. Per Incanto stands at the New Zealand nursery for a fee of $25,000 (plus GST).
Planteur – The Chapel Stud resident Planteur (Danehill Dancer) was represented by his sixth individual stakes winner on Sunday when Plantstepsdream (5 g ex Marie Chez Elle by Footstepsinthesand) landed the Peas And Carrots Mile (Listed, 1600m) at Jägersro. Having his 25th start, the five-year-old gelding defeated Duca Di Como (Clodovil) into second with Sea Lieutenant (Mastercraftsman) third. Planteur’s stakes winners are headed by dual Group 1 winner Trueshan, who added a second elite-level victory to his CV earlier this month when he landed the Prix du Cadran (Gr 1, 4000m). Planteur is standing at stud for a fee of £3,000 (approx. AU$5,585).
Runhappy – Already placed twice in Grade 1 company, Following Sea (3 c ex Quick Flip by Speightstown) made his stakes race breakthrough with a convincing success in the Vosburgh Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Belmont on Saturday. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt beat Firenze Fire (Poseidon’s Warrior) by four and three-quarter lengths to post his third win in six starts. Baby Yoda (Prospective) was a further two and a half lengths adrift in third. Following Sea is out of the stakes-winning Speightstown (Gone West) mare Quick Flip, who has also produced stakes-placed Inspeightof (Orb) and Gimmick (Into Mischief), a two-year-old filly who placed in this year’s Sorority Stakes (Listed, 8f) at Monmouth. Quick Flip was bred to Authentic (Into Mischief) for 2022. Runhappy, who has now sired five individual stakes winners, stands at Claiborne Farm where his 2021 fee was $10,000 (approx. AU$13,680).
Sepoy – Kiki Express (2 f ex Maloose by Redoute’s Choice) collared Brereton (Zoustar) in the closing stages of the Debutant Stakes (Listed, 1000m) to deny the Victorian Alliance a perfect start to their colts partnership at Caulfield on Saturday. The filly became a 22nd individual stakes winner, and sixth two-year-old stakes winner, for Sepoy (Elusive Quality) in winning by a neck ahead of the $1 million yearling. Renosu (Exceed And Excel) was a further half-length back in third. A homebred for Jeff Allis’s Epona Park, Kiki Express is the first stakes winner for Listed-winning mare Maloose (Redoute’s Choice), a half-sister to South Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) runner-up Classic De Lago (Encosta De Lago). Sepoy stands at Darley’s Northwood Park for a fee of $4,400 (inc GST).
Siyouni – Siyouni (Pivotal) sired his 55th individual stakes winner when She Do (3 f ex Minnaloushe by Lawman) built on the promise of her recent Ascot run to land the Boadicea Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newmarket on Saturday. The Roger Varian-trained filly, who finished a close up fifth in similar grade seven days earlier, registered her first win since scoring in novice company on her second start as she beat Gale Force Maya (Gale Force Ten) and Adaay To Remember (Adaay) in a tight finish with less than a length separating the first four home. Bred in partnership by New England Stud and Sir Peter Vela, She Do was a 100,000 guineas purchase from Tattersalls Book 2 in 2019. She is the second foal out of Minnaloushe (Lawman) who herself is a half-sister to the Listed-placed winner Roscoff (Daylami), the dam of Italian 2,000 Guineas (Gr 2, 1500m) winner Hero Look (Lope De Vega). Siyouni stands at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval stud where his 2021 fee was listed as €140,000 (approx. AU$221,575).
So You Think – Dirty Thoughts (4 m ex Sheer Fantazee by Testa Rossa) landed a maiden stakes success in winning the Northwood Plume Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday, taking her record to five wins from 12 starts. The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained four-year-old defeated La Mexicana (I Am Invincible) by a neck, with Tattersall’s Tiara (Gr 1, 1400m) runner-up Nudge (Fastnet Rock) in third, making her first start this spring. The mare is the fourth foal out of the unraced Sheer Fantazee (Testa Rossa), a half-sister to dual Group 2 winner and Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) runner-up Grey Song (Unbridled’s Song), as well as Tonz More Fun (More Than Ready). Dirty Thoughts is the 36th individual stakes winner for Coolmore’s So You Think (High Chaparral), who stands for a fee of $77,000 (inc GST).
Twilight Son – Twilight Jet (2 c ex My Lucky Liz by Exceed And Excel) fulfilled the promise of a slew of smart pattern race performances with a first stakes race win in the Cornwallis Stakes (Gr 3, 5f) at Newmarket on Friday. In victory, the speedy juvenile became his sire Twilight Son’s (Kyllachy) fourth individual stakes winner. The Michael O’Callaghan-trained youngster had previously raced seven times in stakes grade for placings in the Gimcrack Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) and Champagne Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) and a last-start fifth in the Middle Park Stakes (Gr 1, 6f). Twilight Jet led throughout and drew clear to score by two lengths from Illustrating (Showcasing), with Guilded (Mastercraftsman) a further short-head back in third. Twilight Jet is out of a half-sister to Listed winner Bredenbury (Night Of Thunder) from the family of dual Group 1 winner Germany (Trempolino). Twilight Son stands at Cheveley Park Stud at a 2021 fee of £5,000 (approx. AU$9,300).
War Front – Annapolis (2 c ex My Miss Sophia by Unbridled’s Song) gave War Front (Danzig) his 100th individual stakes winner when taking out the Pilgrim Stakes (Gr 2, 8.5f) at Belmont Park on Sunday. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the two-year-old kept his unbeaten record intact on his second start beating Portfolio Company (Kitten’s Joy) by a head with the pair pulling five lengths clear of third-placed Limited Liability (Kitten’s Joy). Bred and raced by Bass Racing LLC, Annapolis is out of the Grade 2 winner My Miss Sophia (Unbridled’s Song). He is the first stakes winner for his dam, who has also produced the stakes-placed War Front filly Nevisian Sunrise and will also be delivering another colt by War Front this year. War Front stands at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky for a 2021 fee of $150,000 (approx. AU$206,120).
Zanzibari – Zanzibari (Smart Strike) sired his fourth individual stakes winner when his son Coeur De Pierre (5 g ex Twilight Tear by Rock Of Gibraltar) quickened late on to strike in the Prix de Bonneval (Listed, 1100m) at Chantilly on Tuesday. The gelding, who has been placed three times in stakes company previously, notched his fourth win as he beat Millau (Wootton Bassett) and Arecibo (Invincible Spirit) by two lengths and a length and three-quarters. A €47,000 purchase from breeder Haras De Grandcamp Earl at the Osarus September sale in 2017, Coeur De Pierre is the fourth foal out of Twilight Tear (Rock Of Gibraltar) who herself is a half-sister to Group 1-winning siblings Sequoyah (Sadler’s Wells) and Listen. Twilight Tear has also produced the French 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) runner-up Coeur De Beaute (Dabirsim). Group 3 winner Zanzibari stands at Haras Des Sablonnets for a 2021 fee of €2,000 (approx. AU$3,180).
Zelzal – Haras de Bouquetot’s first-season stallion Zelzal (Sea The Stars) was provided with his first stakes winner courtesy of Zelda’s (2 f ex Hortensia by Orpen) victory in the Prix Saraca (Listed, 1400m) at Chantilly on Saturday. The two-year-old filly landed her first two career starts, before surrendering her unbeaten record on her previous outing in the Prix La Rochette (Gr 3, 1400m) on September 5. However, Zelda returned to winning ways when beating Chili Flag (Cityscape) by two lengths with Antaris (Sea The Moon) a further length adrift in third. Zelda is one of three winners and first stakes winner out of the placed Orpen (Lure) mare Hortensia. First-season sire Zelzal has sired seven first-crop winners and he stood his fourth year at stud for a fee of €6,000 (approx. AU$9,500) in 2021.