Stallion Watch

Eight for Harry Angel

New winners

Harry Angel (pictured above) – Harry Angel (Dark Angel) sired his seventh individual northern hemisphere-bred winner when Al Dasim (2 c ex Dance Hall Girl by Dansili) produced a convincing win at short odds at Windsor on Monday evening. The colt won by four lengths defeating River Of Riches (No Nay Never), with a further six lengths back to Little Roman (Holy Roman Emperor) in third. Al Dasim was a £50,000 buy from the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale. He is a half-brother to six winners, including Listed winner Tashweeq (Big Bad Bob). Grace Angel (2 f ex Sparkle by Oasis Dream) provided Darley’s first-season sire Harry Angel with his eighth individual winner when she scored at the sixth time of asking in a Wolverhampton maiden. The Darryll Holland-trained filly made all in the five-furlong contest and ran on well at the finish to always hold the runner-up Rock Girl (Profitable) by one and a quarter lengths. Al Hitmi (Harry Angel) was a further length back in third. The second foal out of the placed Oasis Dream (Green Desert) mare Sparkle, Grace Angel is a half-sister to Listed winner UAE Jewel (Dubawi) and winner Nugget (Siyouni). Harry Angel, who has now had 36 individual starters, shuttles to Darley Australia this spring where he will stand for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST). 

Russian Revolution – Russian Revolution (Snitzel)  was crowned champion first season sire by both earnings and winners after the Newgate stallion posted a 15th individual winner for the campaign. The Annabel Neasham-trained Russian Queen (2 f ex Gai’s Choice by General Nediym) recorded a breakthrough win in a two-year-old maiden handicap (1200m) at the Gold Coast on what was her fifth career start. She defeated Yes To Excess (Rubick) by a length under Jag Guthmann-Chester. Racing in the black and gold silks of her owner and breeder Bert Vieira, the filly was purchased by John Fowler for $50,000 from the Widden Stud draft at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale last year. She is the fifth foal out of the Listed-winning and Group 1-placed mare Gai’s Choice (General Nediym), making her a half-sister to Listed winner I Like It Easy (Pierro). Gai’s Choice has a rising two-year-old filly by Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) named Just Easy, and a weanling filly by Vieira’s Widden-based sire. She returned to Trapeze Artist last year on an October cover. Russian Revolution, who has had 48 first-crop runners, stands for a fee of $71,500 (inc GST).

Sioux Nation – Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) sired an 19th individual first-crop winner when his son Sipahsalar (2 c ex Top Chain by Acclamation) won a five and a half furlong maiden at Ayr. The colt won at his third start, defeating Dream For Gold (U S Navy Flag) by two lengths. Sipahsalar was a £130,000 breeze-up buy for Robin O’Ryan and trainer Richard Fahey, having been sold as a yearling for €45,000 at the Arqana v2 yearling sale. Bred in France, he is the second foal out of Acclamation (Royal Applause) mare Top Chain and a half-brother to French winner Califano (Pride Of Dubai). Indian Dream (2 g ex Cynthia Calhoun by Exceed And Excel) provided first-season sire Sioux Nation with his 20th individual winner when winning a seven-furlong novice at Epsom. The Michael Bell-trained gelding was always prominent throughout and kept on well to beat Saxon Scene –  a son of fellow first-season sire Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) – by two and a quarter lengths. A 40,000 guineas purchase by Nick Bell, assistant trainer to his father Michael, Indian Dream is the fourth foal out of the placed Exceed And Excel (Danehill) mare Cynthia Calhoun, herself closely related to winner The Jostler (Dansili) and a half-sister to Listed-placed winner Final Row (Indian Ridge) and prolific winner Out For A Stroll (Zamindar). Sioux Nation, who shuttled to Swettenham Stud for one season, stood for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$14,690) at Coolmore in Ireland. He has had 49 individual starters to date.

New Group / Grade 1 winners

American Pharoah – American Theorem (5 r ex Mighty Renee by Maria’s Mon) provided Coolmore stallion American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) with a fifth individual elite-level winner when winning Saturday’s Bing Crosby Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at Del Mar. The George Papaprodromou-trained five-year-old came home a one and a half length victor over Get Her Number (Dialed In), with the pair pulling four and a quarter lengths back to Letsgetlucky (Munnings) in third. The seventh foal out of the unraced Maria’s Mon (Wavering Monarch) mare Mighty Renee, American Theorem is a half-brother to five winners including Grade 3-winner Mighty Caroline (Stormy Atlantic) and Listed winners Cyclogenesis (Stormy Atlantic) and Renee’s Queen (After Market). American Pharoah, who has now had 456 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for $80,000 (approx. AU$114,490). 

Oratorio – Canadian Summer (2 f ex Autumn Splendour by Silvano) prevailed in a close finish to win the Thekwini Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Greyville. The filly won by a nose ahead of Rock The Fox (Canford Cliffs) with Bless My Stars (Gimmethegreenlight) a neck from the winner in third. The victory delivered a ninth individual elite-level winner for her Avontuur-based sire Oratorio (Danehill), who has now had 1277 individual starters.

Vercingetorix – Maine Chance Farm’s Vercingetorix (Silvano) sired a seventh individual elite-level when his son Cousin Casey (2 c ex Bretton Woods by Casey Tibbs) won the Premiers Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Greyville. A Grade 2 winner earlier in the year, Cousin Casey beat Royal Victory (Pathfork) by two lengths. Quantum Theory (Querari) finished a half-length further back in third. Vercingetorix has now had 222 individual starters. 

New stakes winners

Australia – Galashiels (3 c ex Glenmayne by Duke Of Marmalade) provided Darley stallion Australia (Galileo) with his 31st individual stakes winner when scoring in the Grand Prix de Clairefontaine (Listed, 2400m). The Andre Fabre-trained three-year-old beat Assistent (Sea The Moon) by half a length with a further short-head back to Master Gatsby (The Grey Gatsby) in third. The second foal out of the Listed-placed Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill) mare Glenmayne, Galashiels is closely related to winner Sabousi (New Approach). Australia, who has now had 379 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €35,000 (approx. AU$51,180).

Camelot – Any Time Soon (4 f ex Aquarelliste by Danehill) provided Coolmore stallion Camelot (Montjeu) with his 47th individual stakes winner when she won the Prix Luth Enchantee (Listed, 2400m) at Clairefontaine. Trained by Andre Fabre, the four-year-old filly came home one and three-quarter lengths in front of Bellaciaociao (Camelot) with a further short-neck back to Control Tower (Youmzain) in third. The 14th foal out of the Group 1-winning Danehill (Danzig) mare Aquarelliste, Any Time Soon is a half-sister to six winners including Listed winner Ame Bleue (Dubawi) and winners Artiste Divine (Peintre Celebre) and Amerique (Galileo). Camelot, who has now had 596 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €75,000 (approx. AU$109,600).

Charm Spirit – Talented filly Pacific Dragon (2 f ex Daring by Encosta De Lago) became the 15th individual stakes winner for her sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) when the two-year-old won the Ryder Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Te Rapa. Wearing the silks of Swettenham Stud, the filly came clear by three-quarters of a length to beat Sophmaze (Derryn) with Lycomedes (Nicconi) in third, a length and a half behind the winner. Pacific Dragon was a $70,000 purchase for Henry Dwyer from the Windsor Park Stud draft at the NZB Karaka National Yearling Sale. Pacific Dragon is the third foal out of Encosta De Lago (Fairy King) mare Daring. Former shuttler Charm Spirit, who stands at Haras Du Logis St Germain for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$7,310), has now had 474 individual starters.

Dubawi – New London (3 c ex Bright Beacon by Manduro) provided Darley stallion Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) with a 236th individual stakes winner when running out a determined victor of the Gordon Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 4f) at Goodwood. Sent off the well-supported 6-4 favourite after a convincing handicap win at Newmarket, the Charlie Appleby-trained colt stayed on to beat the Bon Ho-owned Deauville Legend (Sea The Stars) by a length and three-quarters. The Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) runner-up Hoo Ya Mal (Territories), a recent £1.2 million (approx. AU$2.08 million) purchase for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, was a further neck back in third. The fourth foal out of the placed Manduro (Monsun) mare Bright Beacon, New London is a brother to Listed winner Al Dabaran and a half-brother to winner Warning Fire (Shamardal). Dubawi, who stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £250,000 (approx. AU$435,300), has now had 1501 individual starters.

Elusive Fort – Elusive Fort (Fort Wood) sired his 17th individual stakes winner when his son Swing Upon A Star (2 c ex Eliza Doolittle by Judpot) won in a thrilling finish to the Umkhomazi Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Greyville. The juvenile defeated Sun Blushed (The United Stakes) by a nose, with Mercantour (Var) a neck behind the winner in third. Elusive Fort has now had 388 individual starters. 

Extreme Choice – Newgate celebrated an eighth individual stakes winner for their boom sire Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt), when his son Extremely Lucky (3 g ex Tamarind Lane by Stratum) took out the Lightning Stakes (Listed, 1050m) at Morphettville in impressive style. The Will Clarken-trained gelding swooped on the outside to defeat Calla Dream (Dream Ahead) by a length, with Kallos (Medaglia D’Oro) two and a quarter lengths behind the winner in third. Extremely Lucky was purchased by Clarken and bloodstock agent Suman Hedge after the gelding won on debut at Murray Bridge in December. His record now stands at three wins from five starts. Extremely Lucky is one of four winners from four to race out of the Stratum (Redoute’s Choice) mare Tamarind Lane, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Zip Zip Aray (Bellotto). Extreme Choice, who has now had 43 individual starters, stands for a fee of $275,000 (inc GST). 

Frankel – Frankel (Galileo) equaled Danehill’s (Danzig) record in becoming the fastest stallion to post 100 individual stakes winners when his daughter Emotion (3 f ex Molly Malone by Lomitas) earned a first black-type success in the Chalice Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at Newmarket. The three-year-old filly beat home fellow Qatar Racing-owned filly Rose Of Kildare (Make Believe) to win by a length, while Star Fortress (Sea The Stars) finished a half-length further back in third. The John and Thady Gosden-trained filly is out of French Group 1 winner Molly Malone and is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Morgan Le Faye (Shamardal). Frankel, who has now had 613 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud for a fee of £250,000 (approx. AU$435,300). 

Gleneagles – Royal Scotsman (2 c ex Enrol by Pivotal) went two places better than his Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) third when running out a ready winner of the Richmond Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Goodwood. The Paul and Oliver Cole-trained colt provided Coolmore stallion Gleneagles (Galileo) with a 22nd individual stakes winner when he beat Al Karrar (Dark Angel) by one and a half lengths. The Andrew Balding-trained Listed winner Chateau (Havana Gold) was beaten three lengths by the winner in third. The fifth foal out of the Listed-placed, winning Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Enrol, Royal Scotsman is closely related to winner Encountered (Churchill) and a half-brother to winners Join Forces (Lethal Force) and Enrolment (Equiano). Gleneagles, who has now had 273 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Castlehyde Stud for €15,000 (approx. AU$21,800).

Goken – Lova (2 f ex Ice Love by Three Valleys) provided her sire Goken (Kendargent) with his sixth individual stakes winner when running out a ready winner of the Criterium Du Bequet (Listed, 1100m) at Tarbes. The Ludovic Gadbin-trained two-year-old came home a three-length winner over Anna Karenine (Toronado) with a further one and a quarter lengths back to Souzak (Kodiac) in third. The fourth foal out of the Listed-winning Three Valleys (Diesis) mare Ice Love, Lova is a sister to the Group-placed winner Lovamour and is closely related to the Group-placed winner Kenlova (Kendargent). Goken, who has now had 86 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras De Colleville for €15,000 (approx. AU$22,000).

Helmet – Resortman (5 g ex Straveen by Stravinsky) provided Helmet (Exceed And Excel) with his 18th individual stakes winner when he ran on gamely to win the HG Bolton Sprint (Listed, 1200m) at Belmont. Trained by Michael Lane and ridden by Chris Parnham, the five-year-old gelding was scoring for the first time in stakes company at his 20th career start. He ran on well down the outside of the 11-runner field to beat Hot Zed (Red Hot Choice) by just under half a length with a further one and a half lengths back to Nerodio (Playing God) in third. A $15,000 purchase for his trainer from the Supreme Thoroughbreds draft at the 2017 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale, Resortman is out of the winning Stravinsky (Nureyev) mare Straveen and is a half-brother to winners Estoril Park (Pride Of Dubai), Gougers (Wanted) and Super Speed (Wanted). Helmet has now had 792 individual starters.

Holy Roman Emperor – Jadoomi (4 g ex South Sister by Sakhee) provided Coolmore stallion Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill)  with a 95th individual stakes winner when coming home a three-quarter length winner of the Prix du Pay d’Auge at Clairefontaine. The Simon and Ed Crisford-trained raider beat favourite Burgarita (Sea The Stars), with In Crowd (Dubawi) one and a quarter lengths behind him in third. The third foal out of the winning Sakhee (Bahri) mare South Sister, Jadoomi is a half-brother to winner Meandyoutwo (Le Havre). Holy Roman Emperor, who has now had 1627 individual starters, stood the 2022 northern breeding season at Castlehyde Stud for €10,000 (approx. AU$14,690).

Keano – New Zealand-based stallion Keano (Pins) sired his first stakes winner when Cross Talk (4 g ex Mrs Cross by Cape Cross) scored an easy win in the Winter Challenge Stakes (Listed, 1500m) at Rosehill. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained gelding won by two lengths ahead of Toomuchtobear (Press Statement) and Gold Trip (Outstrip), who was a length and a half further back in third. Cross Talk, who began his career in New Zealand with a win at New Plymouth, has now won five of his seven career starts. Cross Talk is the second winner from four named foals out of the Cape Cross (Green Desert) mare Mrs Cross. Keano is stood by Jeff Bliss in Taranaki. From four crops of racing age he has had 34 runners, and stands for a fee of $2,000 (plus GST). 

Lope De Vega – Lope De Vega (Shamardal) sired his 97th individual stakes winner when his son Epic Poet (3 c ex Sagaciously by Lawman) won the Prix Pelleas (Listed, 2000m) at Compiegne. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained colt won by three lengths ahead of the OTI Racing-owned Athabascan (Almanzor) with Dolomit (Mastercraftsman) in third. Epic Poet was a 450,000gns yearling from the Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale. He is the first foal out of the stakes-placed Sagaciously. Lope De Vega, who is available for covers to southern hemisphere time at a fee of €65,000 (approx. AU$96,800), has now had 1034 individual starters.  

Monterosso – Believer (7 m ex Daydreamer by Neo Universe) provided former Darley stallion Monterosso (Dubawi) with his first stakes winner when she won the Summer Dash (Gr 3, 1000m) at Niigata. The Yoshihiko Ishige-trained seven-year-old mare beat Sin City (South Vigorous) by a length with a further half-length back to Lord Bay Leaf (Vincennes) in third. Out of the winning Neo Universe (Sunday Silence) mare Daydreamer, Believer is a half-sister to winner Geumeusilakko (Discreet Cat). Monterosso has now had 276 individual starters.

No Nay Never – Trillium (2 f ex Marsh Hawk by Invincible Spirit) provided Coolmore stallion No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) with his 40th individual stakes winner when she produced a decisive turn of foot to win the Molecomb Stakes (Gr 3, 5f) at Goodwood. Having broken her maiden in easy fashion on her previous start, the two-year-old quickened up in the style of a smart filly to down the favourite Rocket Rodney (Dandy Man) by one and a quarter lengths. Walbank (Kodiac), second in the Norfolk Stakes (Gr 2, 5f) at Royal Ascot, finished a further half-length back in third. The third foal out of the Group-placed winning Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) mare Marsh Hawk, Trillium is a half-sister to winners Mohawk King (Siyouni) and American Kestrel (Starspangledbanner). No Nay Never, who stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €125,000 (approx. AU$182,700), has now had 514 individual starters. 

Oasis Dream – Oasis Dream (Green Desert) sired his 131st individual stakes winner when two-year-old Marbaan (2 c ex Zahoo by Nayef) won the Vintage Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at Goodwood. The Charlie Fellowes-trained colt won by a half-length ahead of Royal Ascot winner Holloway Boy (Ulysses) with Mysterious Night (Dark Angel) two lengths further back in third. Marbaan is out of the stakes placed Zahoo (Nayef), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Matterhorn (Raven’s Pass) and stakes winners Bangkok (Australia), Tactic (Sadler’s Wells) and Yaazy (Teofilo). Oasis Dream, who has now had 1412 individual starters, stands at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Farm for a fee of £20,000 (approx. AU$34,645).

Querari – Maine Chance Farm stallion Querari (Oasis Dream) sired his 31st individual stakes winner when two-year-old Gobsmacked (2 f ex Bold Nimph by Shamardal) won the Debutante Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Greyville. The filly remained unbeaten from three starts in winning by a long neck ahead of Gimme A Shot (Gimmethegreenlight). Antigua Night (Visionaire) finished third. Querari has now had 463 individual starters. 

Silvano – The late Silvano (Lomitas) sired his 106th individual stakes winner when Silvano’s Timer (4 g ex Tick Tock by Captain Al) won the Darley Arabian Stakes (Listed, 1600m) at Greyville. The Dean Kannemeyer-trained four-year-old won by a long neck ahead of Donald McDonald (Ideal World), with Indlamu (Pomodoro) more than three lengths back in third.  Silvano has now had 1208 individual starters.