26 for Harry Angel
Harry Angel (pictured above) – Darley’s Harry Angel (Dark Angel) sired his 26th individual winner when Flying Spirit (2 c ex Olinda by Nayef) kept on well to take out a nursery over seven furlongs at Lingfield. Trained by Heather Main, the colt justified his place at the head of the market as he beat Crocodile Roll (Lethal Force) by a length and a quarter. Betterment (Bobby’s Kitten) was a neck further behind in third. Flying Spirit is the sixth foal out of Olinda (Nayef) who herself is a granddaughter of French 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Always Loyal (Zilzal). Harry Angel will stand the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £10,000 (approx. AU$17,845) and stood the southern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST) at Kelvinside Stud in New South Wales. He has now had 60 starters.
Justify – US Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy) sired his 26th individual winner when his daughter Secretive (2 f ex Media Mischief by Into Mischief) made a successful debut in a contest for unraced fillies over 1500 metres at Deauville. The Yann Barberot-trained youngster beat favourite Amboise (Dubawi) by a neck with Sauterne (Kingman) a further three-quarters of a length behind in third. Secretive is the second of two winners out of Media Mischief (Into Mischief) who herself is a half-sister to three black-type performers including Mirabilis (Lear Fan), the dam of siblings Westover (Frankel) and Monarchs Glen. Justify, who has had 67 starters, will stand the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore in Kentucky for a fee of US$100,000 (approx. AU$148,670).
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Dynasty – Make It Snappy (3 f ex Icy Winter Air by Western Winter) became the 17th individual elite-level winner for Dynasty (Fort Wood) when she made it three wins from four starts to date with a victory in the Cape Fillies Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) at Kenilworth. Stepping up into stakes company for the first time in her short career, the Brett Crawford-trained filly beat favourite Ciao Bella (Gimmethegreenlight) by a length and a half. Hold My Hand (Gold Standard) finished third, a further three-quarters of a length away. Make It Snappy is the second of two foals to race out of the Group 2-placed winner Icy Winter Air (Western Winter) who herself is a three-quarter sister to the Group 1 winner Russet Air (What A Winter). Multiple South African champion stallion Dynasty, who has had 702 starters, died in 2019 at the age of 19.
King Kamehameha – The progressive Jun Light Bolt (5 h ex Special Groove by Special Week) became the 15th individual elite-level winner for King Kamehameha (Kingmambo) when striking in the Champions Cup (Gr 1, 1800m) at Chukyo. Trained by Yasuo Tomomichi, the five-year-old was following up wins in Listed and Group 3 company on his previous two starts, as he struck for the seventh time in 25 starts. Crown Pride (Reach The Crown) finished a neck behind the winner in second with Hapi (Kizuna) a further length and a quarter away in third. Jun Light Bolt is the fifth foal out of Special Groove (Special Week), making him a half-brother to, among others, Grade 3 winner Groove It (Lord Kanaloa). King Kamehameha, who has had 1,696 starters, died in 2019 at the age of 18.
Mr Speaker – Speaking Scout (3 g ex Miss Scout by Pleasant Tap) became the second elite-level winner for Mr Speaker (Pulpit) when running on well to land the Hollywood Derby (Gr 1, 9f) on the Del Mar turf. The Graham Motion-trained colt was winning for the fourth time in 13 starts as he beat Spycatcher (Noble Mission) by three-quarters of a length. Favourite Wit (Practical Joker) was another nose away in third. Bought for just US$3,000 as a yearling, before being bought privately out of a maiden race, Speaking Scout is the second foal out of the stakes-placed turf winner Miss Scout (Pleasant Tap). Belmont Derby (Gr 1, 10f) winner Mr Speaker, who has had 252 starters, will stand the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Forks of the Paluxy for a fee of US$5,000 (approx. AU$7,355).
Savabeel – Prise De Fer (7 g ex Foiled by Snippets) became the 28th individual elite-level winner for Savabeel (Zabeel) when taking out the Captain Cook Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Trentham. A last start winner of the Eagle Technology Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Pukekohe, the Mark Walker-trained gelding edged the odds-on favourite Aegon (Sacred Falls) to score by half a length. Chase (Zed) was the same margin away in third. Raced by the Te Akau En Garde Syndicate, Prise De Fer was purchased as a yearling for $100,000 out of the Trelawney Stud Karaka 2017 draft, where he was offered on behalf of breeders Raffles Dancers (NZ) Pty Ltd. The half-brother to Australian Group 2 winner Belong To Many (Belong To Me), Prise De Fer has now won 11 of his 39 starts and earnings in excess of $823,000. Savabeel, who has now had 1175 individual starters, stands at Waikato Stud for a private fee.
Siyouni – Amelia’s Jewel (3 f Siyouni – Bumbasina by Canford Cliffs) became the eighth individual Group 1 winner for Siyouni (Pivotal) when winning the Northerly Stakes (Gr 1, 1800m) at Ascot. The Simon Miller-trained three-year-old showed a devastating turn of foot to win by a length and defeat Ironclad (Dubawi), with Steinem (Frankel) finishing third. Amelia’s Jewel is the first Group 1 winner in Australia for the Aga Khan Studs stallion Siyouni, who has 67 individual stakes winners from 832 runners. Amelia’s Dream is also the first Group 1 winner as a broodmare sire for former shuttle sire Canford Cliffs (Tagula). Amelia’s Jewel is the first foal out of Bumbasina (Canford Cliffs), who was purchased by Amelia Park principal Peter Walsh for 75,000gns from the 2018 Tattersalls July Sale. Bumbasina has a yearling colt by Blue Point (Shamardal) catalogued for the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale as Lot 690. Siyouni is advertised at €140,000 (approx. AU$216,935) at HH The Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval in France where he is also available to cover mares to southern hemisphere time.
New stakes winners
Curlin – Curlin (Smart Strike) edged closer to his century of individual stakes winners when his daughter Julia Shining (2 f ex Dreaming Of Julia by A.P. Indy) struck in the Demoiselle Stakes (Gr 2, 9f) at Aqueduct to move the tally on to 92. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the red-hot favourite made it two wins in as many starts as she beat Affirmative Lady (Arrogate) by a neck. The winner’s stablemate Gambling Girl (Dialed In) was another three-quarters of a length away in third. Julia Shining is out of the Grade 1-winning A.P Indy (Seattle Slew) mare Dreaming Of Julia making her a full-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Malathaat. She also has a yearling Medaglia D’Oro (El Prado) filly and a 2022 Curlin filly. Curlin, who has had 862 starters, will stand the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms for US$225,000 (approx. AU$331,075).
Galileo Gold – The Wizard Of Eye (3 c ex Prom Dress by Mount Nelson) made all the running in first time cheekpieces to take out the Hyde Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Kempton and in the process became the sixth individual stakes winner for Galileo Gold (Paco Boy). Trained by Stan Moore, the highly tried colt was winning for the second time in 14 starts as he beat Tinker Toy (War Front) by three and a half lengths. Favourite Cash (Shamardal) was a neck further away in third on what was his first start since narrowly going down to subsequent Irish Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Westover at Sandown in April. The Wizard Of Eye is the fourth foal out of Prom Dress (Mount Nelson) making him a half-brother to a winner in Italy. Galileo Gold, who has 119 starters, will stand the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras De Bouquetot for a fee of €7,000 (approx. AU$10,780).
Good Magic – Dubyuhnell (2 c ex Wild Gams by Forest Wildcat) became the sixth individual stakes winner for Good Magic (Curlin) when coming out on top in a battle for the Remsen Stakes (Gr 2, 9f) at Aqueduct. The Danny Gargan-trained juvenile got the better of Arctic Arrogance (Frosted) in a prolonged duel before going on to score by half a length. The front two pulled well clear of the remainder, with favourite Tuskegee Airmen (Street Sense) finishing another eleven and a quarter lengths away in third. Now the winner of two of his three starts, Dubyuhnell is out of the multiple graded stakes-winning sprinter Wild Gams (Forest Wildcat ). He is her third stakes winner from nine foals. All nine of the dam’s foals have raced, and eight are winners. Dubyuhnell was a $400,000 purchase by Oracle Bloodstock, as agent, from Eaton Sales’ consignment to the 2021 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Good Magic, who has had 61 starters, will stand the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms for a fee of US$50,000 (approx. AU$73,575).
Impending – Impendabelle (2 f ex Applegate by Exceed And Excel) remained unbeaten with a dogged performance to win the Wakefield Challenge Stakes (Gr 2, 1100m) at Trentham and in the process became the first stakes winner for Impending (Lonhro) from 59 starters. The Tony Pike-trained filly had been an impressive first up winner at the track in October and went into her first stakes race as a warm favourite. Angled into a tight gap halfway up the home straight, Impendabelle burst between runners to hit the front at the 200 metres before drawing away to beat Believe In Magic (Not A Single Doubt) by three-quarters of a length. Dapper (Shooting To Win) finished third, another two and a half lengths away. Bred by the Smithies family under their Monovale Holdings banner, Impendabelle was an $80,000 purchase out of the Hallmark Stud draft during the Book 1 session at the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale at Karaka back in March. A half-sister by So You Think (High Chaparral) will be offered as Lot 36 during the Book 1 sale at Karaka commencing on January 29. Dual Group 1 winner Impending stands at Darley’s Northwood Park in Victoria for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).
Kizuna – Shadai Stallion Station resident Kizuna (Deep Impact) sired his 19th individual stakes winner when Yoozuna (3 c ex Your Game by Montjeu) struck in the Prix Lyphard (Listed, 1900m) at Deauville. Trained by Christophe Ferland, the colt was winning for the third time in nine starts as he beat Dolayli (Siyouni) by a length and a quarter. Sundoro (Sea The Stars) finished another length and three-quarters away in third. Bred and raced by Wertheimer and Frere, Yoozuna is the third foal out of Your Game (Montjeu) making him a half-brother to the Listed winner Parafection (Mastercraftsman). Your Game herself is a half-sister to the Group 1 winner Polydream (Oasis Dream). Kizuna, who has had 451 starters, stands for a fee of ¥12,000,000 (approx. AU$129.500).
Liam’s Map – Dr B (4 f ex Boleyn by Prod Citizen) proved to be too smart for her nine rivals when running out a clear-cut winner of the Go For Wand Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) at Aqueduct and in the process became the 15th individual stakes winner for Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song). The filly was scoring for the fifth time in 16 starts as she beat favourite Bank Sting (Central Banker) by four and a quarter lengths. Betsy Blue (Tonalist) finished third, eight lengths behind the winner. Trained by Butch Reid, Dr B is out of the Grade 2-placed Boleyn (Proud Citizen) who has five winners from six foals to race. Liam’s Map, who has had 273 starters, will stand the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Lane’s End for a fee of US$40,000 (approx. AU$58,860).
Orfevre – Shadai’s Orfevre (Stay Gold) sired his 24th individual stakes winner when his son Silver Sonic (6 h ex Air Thule by Tony Bin) struck in the Sho Stayers Stakes (Gr 2, 3600m) at Nakayama. Crossing the line three-quarters of a length in front of favourite Plume D’Or (Gold Ship), the result marked a return to form for the Yasutoshi Ikee-trained entire after he unseated his rider when upped in grade to contest the Tenno Sho (Spring) (Gr 1, 3200m) when last seen in action back in May. Divine Force (Workforce) finished third, two lengths behind the winner who was scoring for the fifth time in 20 starts. Out of the Grade 2 winner Air Thule (Tony Bin), Silver Sonic is a half-brother to, among others, Grade 1 winner Captain Thule (Agnes Tachyon) and the Grade 2 scorer Ultima Thule (Fuji Kiseki). Orfevre, who has had 624 starters, stands for a fee of ¥3,500,000 (approx. AU$38,350).
Satono Aladdin – Sacred Satono (3 c ex Belle Joie by Mellifont) became the second stakes winner for Satono Aladdin (Deep Impact) with a determined victory in the Bonecrusher Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Pukekohe. The Bruce Wallace and Grant Cooksley-trained three-year-old was all out at the 200 metres before going on to beat The Intimidator (Toronado) by a quarter of a length. I’mintowin (Contributer) finished a further length and a half away in third. Out of the six-time winner Belle Joie (Mellifont), Sacred Satono was a $34,000 purchase by Wallace out of the Rich Hill Stud draft at Karaka in 2021. He becomes the second stakes winner from 130 starters for Satono Aladdin (Deep Impact), who has shuttled to Rich Hill Stud for four of the last five southern hemisphere breeding seasons.
Summer Front – Tequila Picante (2 c ex Tri Again by Creative Cause) provided Summer Front (War Front) with a 14th individual stakes winner when scoring in the Criterium di Pisa (Listed, 1500m) at Pisa. The Agostino Affe’-trained juvenile colt ran out a comfortable three and a half lengths victor over Saputello (Lord Chaparral) with a further nose back to Pallapannocchiesch (Bobby’s Kitten) in third. Tequila Picante is the second foal out of the Creative Cause (Giant’s Causeway) mare Tri Again, herself an unraced half-sister to Grade 3 winner Patton’s Victory (Patton) and to the dam of Grade 2 winner Zivo (True Direction) and Grade 3 winner Beautiful Lover (Arch). Summer Front, who has had 240 starters, will stand the upcoming breeding season at Airdrie Stud for US$7,500 (approx. AU$11,010).
Tavistock – Kissinger (7 g Tavistock – Berlin Belle by Black Minnaloushe) became the 40th individual stakes winner for Tavistock (Montjeu) when landing the Pakenham Cup (Listed, 2500m). The Lindsey Smith-trained Kissinger drew away over the concluding stages to win by two lengths over Nobel Heights (Fiorente) with Vegas Knight (Declaration Of War) a half-neck away in third. Bred by Peter Setchell, Kissinger was purchased out of the Millfield Stud draft at the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka by trainer Nigel Tiley for NZ$52,500. Kissinger won two of his three starts for Tiley before being sent to the stable of Smith in 2020 where he now races in the colours of Spicer Thoroughbreds and has won another five races and just over $449,000 in prize-money. His granddam is the Dulcie Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Christiana Belle (Sackford). Tavistock, who has now had 696 starters, died in 2019.
Tourist – Wentru (4 c ex Wicked Temper by Tapit) provided Tourist (Tiznow) with a fifth individual stakes winner when dead-heating for first place in the Valedictory Stakes (Gr 3, 12f) at Woodbine. Trained by Martin Drexler, the four-year-old colt could not be separated from the Mark Casse-trained Grade 2 winner Who’s The Star (Tonalist), with the pair just a neck clear of the third-placed English Conqueror (English Channel). Out of the winning Tapit (Pulpit) mare Wicked Temper, Wentru is a half-brother to three winners, Mozu Eroico (Declaration Of War), Wicked Sensation (Drosselmeyer) and Burning Desire (Empire Maker). Tourist, who stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at WinStar Farm, will relocate to Rockridge Stud for the upcoming season. He will stand for US$3,500 (approx. AU$5,140) and has had 219 starters.
War Front – Liguria (2 f ex Lerici by Woodman) became the 109th individual stakes winner for War Front (Danzig) when she took out the Jimmy Durante Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) at Del Mar. Following up her win in a Belmont maiden, the Chad Brown-trained juvenile finished two-and-a-quarter-lengths clear of runner-up Decorated My Life (Mehmas), who just got the better of Sell The Dream (Munnings) by a nose. Liguria became the third stakes winner for the Woodman (Mr. Prospector) mare Lerici, who also produced two-time stakes winner Lira (Giant’s Causeway). Liguria sold for US$250,000 at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale from the Gainesway consignment. War Front, who has had 758 starters. will stand the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Claiborne Farm for a fee of US$100,000 (approx. AU$147,145).