Third for Churchill
Churchill – Churchill brought up his third individual southern hemisphere-bred winner when the Lindsey Smith-trained Lord Randolph (2 g ex Original Sin by Shinzig) won the Two-Year-Old Plate (1600m) at Pinjarra. Making his third start, Lord Randolph stepped up in distance to a mile and ran out a convincing length-and-a-quarter winner over Megami (Playing God) in the five-runner field. A homebred for Martin’s Park Investments, Lord Randolph is the third live foal out of the unraced Original Sin (Shinzig), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Bel Sprinter (Bel Esprit) and Group 3 winner Performer (Exceed And Excel). Churchill, who from his first northern hemisphere-bred crop has sired the Prix du Jockey Club (Gr 1, 2100m) winner Vadeni, has the stakes performed gelding Robusto in Australia. Churchill will stand at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) this season.
Impending – Fly Nice (2 f ex Sparkle by More Than Ready) became the fifth individual first crop winner for Darley stallion Impending (Lonhro), when the juvenile scored at the fourth time of asking at Moe. Racing on a Heavy 9 track, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly was sent off a drifting $9 chance for the 2YO Maiden Plate (1000m), but, with Ethan Brown in the saddle, prevailed by a length over Siyouni (Pivotal) filly Roaring Miss. Fly Nice was a $70,000 buy for her trainers from the Newhaven Park draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale last year. She is the second foal out of winning More Than Ready (Southern Halo) mare Sparkle, herself a three-quarter sister to the Group 2 placed Valanetti (Sebring). Sparkle has a yearling filly and a weanling filly by Written By (Written Tycoon) and was covered by Newhaven stallion Cool Aza Beel (Savabeel) last year. Impeding stands the 2022 season for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) at Northwood Park.
Saxon Warrior – Rage Of Bamby (2 f ex Rambiosa Fiore by Sakhee’s Secret) provided Coolmore stallion Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) with a third individual winner when making a winning debut in a six-furlong novice at Newbury. The Eve Johnson Houghton-trained two-year-old filly was ridden by Charles Bishop and came home strongly to grab the lead at the line, beating Dandy Alys (Dandy Man) by a short-head with a further length back to Coco Jamboo (Massaat) in third. The third foal out of the Listed-placed winning Sakhee’s Secret (Sakhee) mare Rambiosa Fiore, Rage Of Bamby is a half-sister to Listed winner Amalaura (Raven’s Pass) and winner Introdacqua (Elusive City). Saxon Warrior stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €20,000 (approx. AU$30,410). He will stand at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $19,250 (inc GST) this spring.
Sioux Nation – Coolmore’s first-season sire Sioux Nation had another successful week on the winners front as he sired individual winners number 13 and 14. Florida Filly (2 f ex Cmonbabylitemyfire by Piccolo) provided the sire with his 13th individual winner when she broke her maiden at Hamilton. Trained by Iain Jardine and ridden by Jamie Gormley, the two-year-old filly sprung a surprise when making all to score at odds of 40-1, the biggest price in the seven-runner field. Winning at the fourth attempt, Florida Filly beat race favourite Sparkling Red (Bungle Inthejungle) by three-quarters of a length, with a further length back to Lupset Flossy Pop (Kodiac) in third. A €28,000 (approx. AU$42,640)) purchase for her owner James Fyffe, the filly is the fifth foal out of the unraced Piccolo (Warning) mare Cmonbabylitemyfire, and is a half-sister to Listed winner Orlaith (Fastnet Rock) and useful winner Tammy Wynette (Tamayuz). Cmonbabylitemyfire is a half sister to Group 1 winner Toormore (Arakan) and Group 2 winner Estidhkaar (Dark Angel). Sioux Nation’s incredible start to life as a stallion then continued when Changeofmind (2 c ex Dusty by Paco Boy) scored on his debut over five furlongs at Chester. Trained by Declan Carroll and ridden by Harrison Shaw, the two-year-old colt managed to grab the all-important inside rail around the tight track from his draw in stall five and made all to fend off the late challenge of odds-on favourite Silencer (Kessaar) by three-quarters of a length, with the same distance further back to Erosion Risk (Dandy Man) in third. Changeofmind is the first foal out of the winning Paco Boy (Desert Style) mare Dusty, herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Epsom Icon (Sixties Icon) and Listed-placed winner Modern Millie (Sixties Icon). Sioux Nation stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Castlehyde Stud for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$15,190).
Thronum – The Jerome Hunter-trained Thron Bone (2 g ex Thorsborne by Hinchinbrook) sprang a surprise in the second race at Caulfield when winning the Neds Punters Toolbox Handicap (1100m) at odds of $21, beating odds-on favourite Ghaanati (Deep Impact) in the process. Ridden by Will Price, the two-year-old gelding was off the mark at the third time of asking, winning by three-quarters of a length, with a further one and a half lengths back to Hoofs Don’t Lie (Shalaa) in third. The victory provided Widden Stud stallion Thronum (Snitzel) with his first individual winner. Thron Bone was a $200,000 purchase for Rich River Meat Exports Pty Ltd from the Sun Stud draft at last year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and carries the colours of Graeme Gathercole’s Graebar Park. He is the second foal and first winner out of the four-time winning Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock) mare Thorsborne, who was covered by Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) last spring. Thronum will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of $7,700 (inc GST).
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Frankel – Westover (3 c ex Mirabilis by Lear Fan) produced a memorable performance to win the Irish Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) at the Curragh, striding clear of his rivals in the final two furlongs for an easy success. Ridden by Colin Keane for trainer Ralph Beckett, the Juddmonte Farms-bred and owned colt was always handy under the Irish champion jockey and loomed up, travelling much the best approaching the final three furlongs. Once asked for an effort, the three-year-old strode clear of his floundering rivals to banish any bad memories of his luckless run for third in the Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f), beating Piz Badile (Ulysses) by a widening seven lengths with a further two lengths back to French Claim (French Fifteen) in third. Westover is the tenth foal out of the Group 3-winning Lear Fan (Roberto) mare Mirabilis and is a brother to Group 3-winner Monarchs Glen and useful winner Fabilis, while also being a half-brother to four winners including Cordial (Oasis Dream). The victory provided Juddmonte Farm stallion Frankel (Galileo) with a 23rd elite-level winner. He stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £200,000 (approx. AU$353,000).
Ruler Of The World – La Petite Coco (4 f ex La Petite Virginia by Konigstiger) continued her rapid career progression when she returned to win the Pretty Polly Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f) at the Curragh. Providing sire Ruler Of The World (Galileo) with a second elite-level winner, the four-year-old filly was always prominent and stayed on well when asked for an effort to hold off the late-challenging My Astra (Lope De Vega) to win by half a length. The victory sealed a rise in the Group-race ranks for La Petite Coco after she finished last season with back-to-back successes in the Blandford Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 2f) and Give Thanks Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 4f). She is the third foal out of the unraced Konigstiger (Tiger Hill) mare La Petite Virginia, herself a half-sister to German Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Lavirco (Konigsstuhl), German St Leger (Gr 2, 2800m) winner Laveron (Konigsstuhl) and German Group 3 winner Lyonels Glory (Green Desert). Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Ruler Of The World stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Allevamenti della Berardenga in Italy for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$7,590).
Star Turn – Startantes (3 f ex Funtantes by Easy Rocking) provided Vinery Stud stallion Star Turn (Star Witness) with a first individual elite-level winner as a sire when scoring in the final Group 1 contest of the season, the Tattersall’s Tiara (Gr 1, 1400m) at Eagle Farm. In what was her first career win at stakes level, the Rob Heathcote-trained, Jason Collett ridden, three-year-old filly beat Snapdancer (Choisir) by half a length, with a further length and a quarter back to Palaisipan (So You Think) in third. Bred by Heathcote and raced by his wife Vicky in partnership, Startantes took her record to six wins, two seconds, and three thirds from 19 starts with prize-money earnings of $891,500. The filly is out of her trainer’s star Group 2-winning mare Funtantes (Easy Rocking) and is a half-sister to winners Ekaterina (Russian Revolution) and Ziemba (Rothesay). Star Turn will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of $27,500 (inc GST).
New stakes winners
Australia – Nachtrose (3 f ex Night Of Magic by Peintre Celebre) provided her sire Australia (Galileo) with a 29th individual stakes winner when she emulated her dam by winning the Oaks D’Italia (Gr 2, 2200m) at Milan. Trained by Peter Schiergen and ridden by Bauryzhan Murzabayev, the three-year-old filly came home a dominant three-length winner when beating Atomic Blonde (The Grey Gatsby) with a further two and a quarter lengths back to Zefania (Maxios) in third. The seventh foal out of the Peintre Celebre (Nureyev) mare Night Of Magic, Nachtrose is a sister to winner Newa and a half-sister to three winners, notably Group 1 winner Nightflower (Dylan Thomas). Seven-time Group 1 winner Australia stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore for €35,000 (approx. AU$52,730).
Caravaggio – Former shuttle stallion Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) sired his seventh individual stakes winner when the Aidan O’Brien-trained Galleria Borghese (3 f ex On Ice by Galileo) won the Naas Oaks Trial (Listed, 1m 2f). The filly, who had one previous win, stepped up to stakes level for the first time and ran out half-length winner ahead of Alizarine (Sea The Moon), with Seisai (Gleneagles) in third. Galleria Borghese is out of the unraced Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare On Ice, herself a sister to two-year-old Group 1 winner Kingsbarns. Caravaggio stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky, where he commands a fee of US$35,000 (approx. AU$50,698).
Counterattack – Peshmerga (3 f ex Paper Faces by Lemon Drop Kid) provided his sire Counterattack (Redoute’s Choice) with a third individual stakes winner, when he scored in the Diana Trial (Listed, 2100m) at Dusseldorf. Trained by Anne-Sophie Crombez and ridden by Michael Cadeddu, the three-year-old filly beat the fast-finishing Narmada (Adlerflug) by a length with the same distance further back to Soldanelle (Siyouni) in third. Peshmerga is the second foal out of the Lemon Drop Kid (Kingmambo) mare Paper Faces, herself a half-sister to Listed-placed winner Pichola Dance (Distorted Humor) out of an unraced sister to Fillies’ Mile (Gr 1, 1m) winner Listen (Sadler’s Wells) and Group 1 winner Sequoyah (Sadler’s Wells).
Dark Angel – The Andre Fabre-trained Love Child (4 f Dark Angel – Future Generation by Hurricane Run) broke her stakes duck when winning the Prix La Moskowa (Listed, 3000m) at Chantilly. Ridden by Olivier Peslier, the four-year-old filly beat Joie De Soir (Fastnet Rock) by three-quarters of a length with a further half-length back to Control Tower (Youmzain) in third. A 700,000gns purchase as a yearling, Love Child is the second foal out of the Group 3-winning Hurricane Run (Montjeu) mare Future Generation and is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Brundtland (Dubawi). Future Generation is a half-sister to Group-placed winner Rasmeyaa (New Approach) and Listed-placed winner Dancing Breeze (New Approach). The win provided Yeomanstown Stud stallion Dark Angel (Acclamation) with an 89th individual stakes winner. He stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €60,000 (approx. AU$91,515).
Dissident – Group 1-winning trainer Marc Conners trained another stakes winner when Rebel Rama (4 m ex Mossarama by Mossman) scored a narrow success in the Tattersall’s Gold Crown (Listed, 2150m) at Eagle Farm. Ridden by Tommy Berry, the four-year-old mare was getting back into the winners’ enclosure for the first time since last October when beating Our Intrigue (Showcasing) by a neck with a further length back to Little Mix (Mahisara) in third. The victory provided Horse Of The Year Dissident (Sebring) with a fifth individual stakes winner. A $40,000 purchase for her trainer from the Corumbene Stud draft at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Rebel Rama is the only winner from three to race, out of the unraced Mossman (Success Express) mare Mossarama. Dissident will stand the 2022 breeding season at Riverdene Stud for $6,600 (inc GST).
Dubawi – In Crowd (4 c ex In Clover by Inchinor) finally got off the mark in stakes company when registering a comfortable victory in the Grand Prix Anjou Bretagne (Listed, 1600m) at Nantes. Trained by Freddy Head and ridden by Olivier Peslier, the four-year-old colt had previously finished runner-up in Listed company on no less than three occasions, but set the record straight here by scoring a three-length success over Doctor Carl (Fastnet Rock). There was a further three-quarters of a length back to Susu’s Dimples (Sea The Stars) in third. Racing in the colours of owner-breeder George Strawbridge, In Crowd is the ninth foal out of the Group 3-winning Inchinor (Ahonoora) mare In Clover. He is a half-brother to seven winners including the Group 1 scorers We Are (Dansili), With You (Dansili) and Call The Wind (Frankel) and also to Listed winner Dream Clover (Oasis Dream). The win also marked the 233rd individual stakes winner for Darley stallion Dubawi (Dubai Millennium), the leading sire at Royal Ascot this year with five winners. Dubawi stood the 2022 breeding season at Dalham Hall stud for a fee of £250,000 (approx. AU$438,715).
Dylan Thomas – The Ralf Rohne-trained Norge (4 f ex Nazbanou by High Chaparral) scored a comfortable success in the Premio Del Giubileo (Gr 3, 2000m) at Milan, grabbing her first stakes win to provide sire Dylan Thomas (Danehill) with a 38th individual stakes winner. Ridden by Bauryzhan Murzabayev, the second leg of a stakes-race double, the four-year-old filly showed a good turn of foot to lead inside the final furlong to beat race favourite Sopran Basilea (Night Of Thunder) by a cosy length and three-quarters. The Mario Hofer-trained Dima (Falco) finished a further length back in third place. Norge is the first foal out of the Listed-winning High Chaparral mare Nazbanou, a half-sister to German Group 1 winners Nymphea (Dylan Thomas) and Nutan (Duke Of Marmalade) out of a Group-placed winning sister to Italian Oaks(Gr 2, 2200m) winner Night Of Magic.
Equiano – Taksu (6 g ex Raining by Hurricane Sky) provided her sire Equiano (Acclamation) with a 19th individual stakes winner when scoring a first stakes success in the Civic Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Randwick. Trained by Joseph Pride and ridden by Glyn Schofield, the six-year-old gelding led from start to finish in the 1400-metre contest to beat Oscar Zulu (Epaulette) by a long-neck with a further three-quarters of a length back to Looks Like Elvis (All American) in third. Taksu is the sixth foal out of the Hurricane Sky (Star Watch) mare Raining and is a half-brother to Stradbroke Handicap (Gr 1, 1400m) and Tattersall’s Tiara (Gr 1, 1400m) winner Srikandi (Dubawi), as well as to South African Group 3 winner Rain Gal (Galileo). Equiano stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at the Irish National Stud for a fee of €2,000 (approx. AU$3,040).
Es Que Love – Hong Kong Harry (5 g ex Vital Body by Gold Away) made a successful debut for trainer Philip D’Amato when he won the American Stakes (Gr 3, 8f) at Santa Anita. Having made the move from Richard Fahey’s yard in the UK, the five-year-old gelding took his form to a new level when running out a three-quarter-length winner under Ramon A Vazquez, beating Homer Screen (Adriano) with a further length back to Tarantino (Pioneerof The Nile) in third. The victory provided sire Es Que Love (Clodovil) with a second individual stakes winner. The fifth foal out of the Listed-placed winning Gold Away (Goldneyev) mare Vital Body, Hong Kong Harry is a half-brother to Listed winner Body Sculpt (Kendargent) and also to Australian winner Caffrey (Kendargent) and French winner Vital Energy (Kendargent).
Galileo – The Aidan O’Brien-trained Aikhal (3 c ex Diamond Fields by Fastnet Rock) bounced back to his best at the Curragh when winning the International Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2f), providing late Coolmore stallion Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) with a 355th individual stakes winner. Ridden by Ryan Moore, the three-year-old colt had returned with a last-placed finish in the St James’s Palace Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Royal Ascot, but put that to rest here, running out an impressive winner at odds of 20-1, beating Duke De Sessa (Lope De Vega) by four and a half lengths with a further half-length back to Rumbles Of Thunder (Night Of Thunder) in third. Aikhal is the first foal out of the Group 3-winning Fastnet Rock (Danehill) mare Diamond Fields, herself a sister to useful winner Entangling and a half-sister to Irish Derby winner Latrobe (Camelot) and Listed winner Pink Dogwood (Camelot).
Gleneagles – The Alduino Botti-trained Cime Tempestose (3 c ex Hassaya by King’s Best) scored a first stakes success in the Gran Premio D’Italia (Listed, 2400m) at Milan. Sent off as the odds-on favourite, the three-year-old colt beat Chelsea Gardens (Aclaim) by one and three-quarter lengths under Marco Ghiani with a further two lengths back to Lohengrin (Albert Dock) in third. The third foal out of the King’s Best (Kingmambo) mare Hassaya, Cime Tempestose is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Amore Hass (Azamour) and winner Moretti (Requinto). UK 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Gleneagles (Galileo) stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Castlehyde Stud for a fee of €15,000 (approx. AU$22,600).
Invincible Spirit – Shartash (2 c ex Shamreen by Dubawi) provided Irish National Stud stallion Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) with a 140th individual stakes winner when narrowly scoring in the Railway Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at the Curragh. Ridden by Ben Coen, the Johnny Murtagh-trained colt endured a fascinating battle with the Aidan O’Brien-trained Blackbeard (No Nay Never), who had finished fourth having been favourite for the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Royal Ascot just 11 days before, by a short-head at the line. The pair pulled one and a quarter lengths clear of Apache Outlaw (Churchill) in third. Bred and owned by The Aga Khan, Shartash is the second foal out of the Group 2-winning Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) mare Shamreen, herself a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Shahroze (Holy Roman Emperor) out of a Group 3 winning half-sister to Group 3 winner Sharestan (Shamardal). Invincible Spirit stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$91,130).
Justify – Statuette (2 f ex Immortal Verse by Pivotal) provided Coolmore’s first season sire Justify (Scat Daddy) with his first individual stakes winner when she stayed on well to win the Airlie Stud Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at the Curragh. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, the two-year-old filly was sent off as the odds-on favourite after producing a taking debut at Navan last month and stayed on well when asked for an effort inside the final two furlongs to reel in Badb (Foostepsinthesand), winning by three-quarters of a length with the same distance further back to Matilda Picotte (Sioux Nation) in third. The fifth foal out of the Group 1-winning Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Immortal Verse, Statuette is closely related to Group 1 winner Tenebrism (Caravaggio) and a half-sister to winners Battle For Glory (War Front) and Grand Deed (War Front). US Triple Crown winner Justify stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for US$100,000 (approx. AU$143,900) and will return to Coolmore Australia this year for a fee of $55,000 (inc GST).
Nathaniel – Poptronic (3 f ex Alpine Dream by Dream Ahead) provided Newsells Park Stud stallion Nathaniel (Galileo) with a 27th individual stakes winner when scoring in the Hoppings Fillies’ Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2f) at Newcastle. Trained by Karl Burke and ridden by Sam James, the three-year-old filly was always prominent throughout and ran on well to lead inside the final 110 yards, beating Rogue Millennium (Dubawi) by a length, with a further one and a half lengths back to Pearl Beach (Footstepsinthesand) in third. A homebred for owners David and Yvonne Blunt, Poptronic is the first foal out of the winning Dream Ahead (Diktat) mare Alpine Dream, herself a half-sister to winner Fountain Cross (Muhaarar) out of a Group 2-winning dam. Nathaniel stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for £15,000 (approx. AU$26,480).
Night Of Thunder – Media Storm (5 g ex Raskutani by Dansili) provided Darley stallion Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) with a 29th individual stakes winner when scoring in the Gran Premio De Madrid (Listed, 2500m). Trained by Gaspar Vaz, the five-year-old gelding beat The Way Of Bonnie (Thewayyouare) by a quarter of a length. Media Storm is the seventh foal out of the unraced Dansili (Danehill) mare Raskutani and is a half-brother to six winners including Group 3 winner Agent Murphy (Cape Cross) and useful winners Global Heat (Toronado) and The Last Emperor (Azamour). Night Of Thunder stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Kildangan Stud for €75,000 (approx. AU$113,910).
Samysilver – The Sebastiano Guerrieri-trained Talentuosa (2 f ex Zamra by Azamour) scored a debut stakes success in the Premio Gino E Luciano Matovani (Listed, 1400m) at Milan, providing her sire Samysilver (Indian Charlie) with a second individual stakes winner. The two-year-old filly beat Aloa (Cracksman) and Beirut (Ectot). Talentuosa is the second foal to race out of the winning Azamour (Night Shift) mare Zamra and is a half-sister to winner Strip Girl (Outstrip).
Sea The Moon – Quebello (5 g ex Questabelle by Rainbow Quest) provided his sire Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) with a 21st individual stakes winner when successful in the Oslo Cup (Listed, 2400m) at Ovrevoll. Trained by Tobias Hellgren and ridden by Anna Pilroth, the five-year-old gelding beat White Heart (Camelot) by one and a half lengths with a further three-quarters of a length back to Jet Action (Camelot) in third. A €3,000 (approx. AU$4,560) purchase for his trainer, Quebello is the seventh foal out of the unraced Rainbow Quest (Blushing Groom) mare Questabelle and is a half-brother to Listed winner Ride With The Wind (Rock Of Gibraltar) and winner Queen’s Estate (Hurricane Run). Sea The Moon stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Lanwades Stud for £25,000 (approx. AU$44,140).
Shamexpress – Sanibel (5 m ex Margaux Belle by Kaapstad) provided Windsor Park Stud stallion Shamexpress (O’Reilly) with an eighth individual stakes winner when running out a surprise winner of the Tuaranga Classic (Listed, 1400m). Trained by Shane Brown, the five-year-old mare was sent off an unfancied $41 chance under Kate Hercock, but came home a length-and-a-quarter winner over So Gorgeous (So You Think) with a further three and a quarter lengths back to disappointing favourite Jodelin Gal (Swiss Ace) in third. Out of the unraced Kaapstad (Sir Tristram) mare Margaux Belle, Sanibel is the granddaughter of Wave To Lottie (Crested Wave), the dam of Group 1 and six-time stakes winner Veloce Bella (Volksraad). Shamexpress will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of NZ$10,000 (+ GST).
Snitzel – Juan Diva (5 m ex Peron by Husson) provided Arrowfield Stud stallion Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) with a 123rd individual stakes winner, when she battled well to take the WJ Healy Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Eagle Farm for training partnership Richard and Will Freedman. She held off the late challenges of Prime Candidate (Denman) and Ranges (Shooting To Win) to win by three-quarters of a length and a length respectively. Bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds, Juan Diva was consigned by Segenhoe Stud to the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale where she failed to make her $700,000 reserve. She is the best of the two winners to race, out of the top-class Husson (Hussonet) mare Peron. Snitzel will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of $220,000.
Tamayuz – Derrinstown Stud stallion Tamayuz (Nayef) sired stakes winners number 23 and 24 this week, beginning with Simca Mille (3 c ex Swertia by Pivotal) who scored in the Prix Du Lys Longines (Gr 3, 2400m) at Chantilly. Trained by Stephane Wattel, the three-year-old colt came home an easy three-and-a-half-length winner under jockey Theo Batchelot, beating Virtual Rock (Fascinating Rock) with a further neck back to race favourite Martel (Frankel) in third. Simca Mille is the first foal out of the winning Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Swertia, herself a sister to useful winner Sanaija out of a Group-placed winning half-sister to Group 1 winner Sarafina (Refuse To Bend) and Group 3 winner Sandagiyr (Dr Fong). Torpedo Blu (2 c ex Taqleed by Sea The Stars) then provided the stallion with his 24th individual stakes winner when scoring in the Premio Giuseppe De Montel (Listed, 1400m) at Milan. Trained by Grizzetti Galoppo, the two-year-old colt beat Mangiafuoco (Buratino) and Amuninni (Havana Grey). A €20,000 purchase out of Derrinstown Stud by New Racing Factory, Torpedo Blu is the only foal to race out of the unraced Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) mare Taqleed. Tamayuz stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €7,000 (approx. AU$10,630).
Tavistock – There was a local feel to this year’s renewal of the Tattersall’s Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) at Eagle Farm, as the Kelly Schweida-trained London Banker (6 g ex Palos De Lago by Encosta De Lago) ran out a ready winner. Ridden by William Pike, the six-year-old gelding sat off the speed throughout and took the rail run in the closing stages to beat Seat Of Power (Sea The Stars) by two lengths with a further half-length back to race favourite Esti Feny (Pigeon Catcher) in third. The success provided former Cambridge Stud stallion Tavistock (Montjeu) with a 37th individual stakes winner. London Banker was a $100,000 purchase for Roger James from the Kilgravin Lodge draft at the 2017 NZB Premier Yearling Sale and carries the colours of Ron and Judy Wanless. He is one of three winners out of the Encosta De Lago (Fairy King) mare Palos De Lago, herself a half-sister to four-time Group 1 winner El Segundo (Pins).
Teofilo – Irish 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) fourth Wexford Native (3 c ex Yes Oh Yes by Gone West) gained the first stakes success of his career, as he held on gamely to win the Celebration Stakes (Listed, 1m) at the Curragh, providing sire Teofilo (Galileo) with a 106th individual stakes winner. The Jim Bolger-trained colt ran below-par in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot just 11 days earlier, but did enough to defeat The Acropolis (Churchill) by a neck, with a further one and three-quarter lengths back to Emphatic Answer (No Nay Never) in third. Owned and bred by his trainer, Wexford Native is the seventh foal out of the unraced Gone West (Mr Prospector) mare Yes Oh Yes, herself a half-sister to Group-placed winner Aaroness (Distorted Humor) and the Graded stakes-placed winner Sumba Sunset (Street Cry). He is a brother to winner Theodorico and a half-brother to winner Western Dawn (Dawn Approach). Teofilo stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Kildangan Stud for €30,000 (approx. AU$45,560).
Territories – Teresa Mendoza (4 f ex Ceoldrama by Mr Greeley) provided Darley stallion Territories (Invincible Spirit) with a fourth individual stakes winner, scoring in the Dash Stakes (Listed, 6f) at the Curragh. Going one place better than last year’s renewal, the four-year-old filly beat Prisoner’s Dilemma (Toronado) by half a length, with the same distance further back to the 2021 winner Power Under Me (Mehmas). Teresa Mendoza is the third foal out of the Mr Greeley (Gone West) mare Ceoldrama, herself a half-sister to Listed-placed winner Make Fast (Makfi), out of a Group 3 winning granddaughter of Grade 1 winner Maria’s Mon (Wavering Monarch). Territories stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £10,000 (approx. AU$17,660).
Vital Equine – Prince Turbo (8 g ex Queen Of The Rings by Fimiston) left it late in his career to register a first stakes success in the Strickland Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) at Belmont, providing his sire Vital Equine (Danetime) with a seventh individual stakes winner. Trained by Jason Miller and ridden by Paul Harvey, the eight-year-old gelding came home a narrow head victor over Marocchino (Maschino) with a further long-neck back to God Has Chosen (Playing God) in third. Out of the winning Fimiston (Gold Brick) mare Queen Of The Rings, Prince Turbo is a brother to six-time winner Shady Gray.
Written Tycoon – Tyresa (2 f ex Stresa by Real Saga) provided Yulong stallion Written Tycoon (Iglesia) with a 49th individual stakes success when coming home a comfortable winner of the Tattersall’s Life Members Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Eagle Farm. Also providing local trainer Kelly Schweida with the second leg of a stakes-race double, the two-year-old filly came home best of all to win going away, beating Honey Pot (Spirit Of Boom) by two and a half lengths with a further neck back to Kamitori (Divine Prophet) in third. Bred by Nick Vass, Tyresa was a $90,000 purchase for her trainer from the Newgate Farm draft at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale. She is the first foal to race, out of the unraced Real Saga (Tale Of The Cat) mare Stresa, herself a half-sister to Golden Slipper (Gr 1, 1200m) winner and Newgate Farm stallion Capitalist (Written Tycoon). Written Tycoon will stand the 2022 breeding season for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST).
Zoustar – Tweenhills shuttler Zoustar (Northern Meteor) sired his 29th individual stakes winner, and first in the northern hemisphere, when the Mark Chan-owned Lezoo (2 f ex Roger Sez by Red Clubs) produced another impressive turn of foot to win the Empress Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newmarket. Trained by Ralph Beckett, and Frankie Dettori’s only ride on the seven-race card, the two-year-old filly came home strongly to score a comfortable one-and-three-quarter-lengths success over Malrescia (Acclamation) with a further short-head back to Tagline (Havana Grey) in third. A 77,000 guineas purchase as a yearling, Lezoo was a €110,000 (approx. AU$194,250) buy for his owner at the Arqana May Breeze-Ups Sale. She is the fifth foal out of the Group 3-winning Red Clubs (Red Ransom) mare Roger Sez, and is a half-sister to useful winners Daltrey (Iffraaj), Papa Bear (Kodiac) and Brogan (Pivotal). Widden Stud stallion shuttled to Tweenhills for the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season and stood for £25,000 (approx. AU$44,150). He will stand the upcoming southern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of $198,000 (inc GST).