Firsts for Real Impact and Territories
Air Force Blue – Former Coolmore shuttler Air Force Blue (War Front) sired his second first-crop winner on Wednesday when Chief Little Hawk (2 c ex Marylebone by Unbridled’s Song) took out a 5f maiden at Navan on debut. The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt defeated The Blue Panther (Buratino) by a length and a quarter with fellow Air Force Blue colt, Hyde Park Barracks, coming home a further length and a half away in third. Chief Little Hawk is one of seven winners from eight to race out of Belmont Matron Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) scorer Marylebone (Unbridled’s Song). Further back, this is the family of Woodbine Million Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) third Stephanotis (Regal Classic). Air Force Blue, a three-time Group 1 winner and the 2015 Champion 2YO in Europe, shuttled to Coolmore’s Jerrys Plains in 2017, standing for $16,500 (inc GST). He now resides at Ashford Stud in America, covering for US$15,000 (AUS$21,400 approx) in 2020.
Belardo – Haunui Farm shuttler Belardo (Lope De Vega) enjoyed a fruitful week as he sired his second, third and fourth first-crop winners. Got Luck (2 f ex Pastiches by Street Cry) became the second when taking out the Prix de l’Avenir (1300m) on debut at Craon in France on Thursday. The filly defeated Hardance (Muhaarar) by a length with Atsana (Oasis Dream) finishing a half-length away in third. Got Luck is the second winner out of Pastiches (Street Cry) who herself is out of Group 1 scorer Nadia (Nashwan). Further back, this is the family of 2016 and 2017 Champion Older Male Sprinter in France Signs Of Blessing (Invincible Spirit) as well as Japanese Group 2 winner Kongo Rikishio (Stravinsky). Belardo landed his third winner on Saturday when Isabella Giles (2 f ex Majestic Dubawi by Dubawi) took out a 6f maiden on debut at Leicester. The filly defeated Famille Rose (Shalaa) by half a length with Alghada (Territories) coming home a further neck away in third. Purchased for €45,000 at the Goffs Sportsman’s Yearling Sale, Isabella Giles is out of Group 3 winner Majestic Dubawi (Dubawi), making her a half-sister to Listed scorer Majestic Colt (Clodovil). Further back, this is the family of Group 2 victor Dark Vision (Dream Ahead) and dual Group 1 winner Soviet Line (Soviet Star). A day later Belardo made it four first-crop winners when Lullaby Moon (2 f ex Bold Bidder by Indesatchel) made a successful debut to take out a 5f maiden at Goodwood. Trained by Joseph Tuite, the filly scored at odds of 20-1 when beating favourite Stream (Frankel) by two and a quarter lengths with Kohinoor (Adaay) another half a length away in third. Dual Group 1 winner Belardo is the only son of Lope De Vega (Shamardal) at stud in the southern hemisphere and stands at Haunui Farm for a fee of NZ$10,000 (plus GST) in 2020.
Bobby’s Kitten – Former Twin Hill Stud shuttler Bobby’s Kitten (Kitten’s Joy) sired his second first-crop winner on Wednesday when Miami Joy (2 c ex Red Blooded Woman by Red Ransom) took out the opening 7f maiden at Kempton Park. The colt defeated Night Moment (Amaron) by a short-head with Rommel (Helmet) finishing a further length and three-quarters back in third. Purchased for £6,000 at the Goffs UK Silver Yearling Sale, Miami Joy is one of seven winners from nine to race out of winning mare Red Blooded Woman (Red Ransom), who herself is a half-sister to Group 3 scorer California (Azamour) as well as the Group 1-placed Drumbeat (Montjeu). Further back this is the family of Haunui Farm shuttler Belardo. Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr 1, 6.5f) winner Bobby’s Kitten shuttled to Twin Hill Stud for one season in 2017, covering 42 mares for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST). He now resides at Lanwades Stud in England, standing for a fee of £8,000 (AUS$14,500 approx) in 2020.
I’m All The Talk – Perth-based sire I’m All The Talk (Stratum) landed his fifth winner on Wednesday when Madam Torio (2 f ex Sorabatorio by Oratorio) trotted home by five and three-quarter lengths in a 1000-metre two-year-old no-metro-win plate at Belmont. Snipillicious (Snippertson) was second with Iron Sharp (Written Tycoon) another half-length away in third. Madam Torio was purchased for $9,000 by her trainer Martin Allan from the Mungrup Stud draft. She is the only named foal out of unraced mare Sorbatorio (Oratorio), who herself is half-sister to three-time Group winner No Questions (Xaar) and dual Listed scorer French Favorite (Favourite Trick).
Real Impact – George Ryder Stakes (Gr 1, 1500m) winner Real Impact (Deep Impact) sired his first winner in Australia when the Paul Messara-trained Outburst (2 g ex Raweesha by Redoute’s Choice) scored on his second start at Scone on Tuesday. Outburst quickened impressively to beat Saquon (No Nay Never) by half a length with Underboss (Animal Kingdom) a further two and three-quarter lengths back in third. Outburst races in the colours of Arrowfield Stud having failed to make his $20,000 reserve at the 2019 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale. He is the third foal and first winner out of the Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) mare Raweesha, whose dam Wood Lane (Sadler’s Wells) is a sister to French Group 2 winner Moon Queen. Moon Queen is the dam of Group 3 winner Beauty Parlour (Elusive Quality) as well as Kooringal Stud’s stakes-winning stallion The Brother War (War Front). Real Impact, who shuttled to Arrowfield for three seasons, made an immediate impression with his first crop in Japan, which includes Lauda Sion, winner of the NHK Mile Cup (Gr 1, 1600m).
Rich Enuff – Woodside Park resident Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon) sired his fifth first-crop winner on Wednesday when Patty’s Fortune (2 f ex Kalseru by Octagonal) took out a QTIS two-year-old maiden over 1050 metres at Doomben. The Les Ross-trained filly defeated Winter Rain (Rubick) by a comfortable margin of three and three-quarter lengths with Chief Mondo (Headwater) finishing a further half-length away in third. Purchased by Mishani Enterprises for $120,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale from the KBL Thoroughbreds draft, Patty’s Fortune is one of two winners from three to race out of Kalseru (Octagonal). Her grandam, Catriona (Bellotto), is also responsible for Caniona (Canny Lad) who herself is the dam of stakes winner She Can Skate (Bradbury’s Luck). Rich Enuff stands at Woodside for a fee of $8,000 (inc GST) in 2020.
Territories – Darley shuttler Territoires (Invincible Spirit) sired his maiden first-crop winner on Wednesday when Rougir (2 f ex Summer Moon by Elusive City) landed a 1400-metre maiden at Chantilly in France. The Cedric Rossi-trained filly defeated Isle Of White (Siyouni) by a length with King’s Harlequin (Camelot) finishing another neck away in third. Purchased for €55,000 at the Arqana Deauville Yearling Sale, Rougir is one of two winners from two to race out of Listed-placed mare Summer Moon (Elusive City) who herself is out of Group 3 runner-up Katatuna (Green Tune). Territoires (Invincible Spirit) sired his second first-crop winner on Sunday when Uncle Jumbo (2 c ex Gone Sailing by Mizzen Mast) lowered the colours of red-hot favourite Significantly (Garswood) in a 6f maiden at Doncaster. The Kevin Ryan-trained colt scored by a short head with Collinsbay (Cable Bay) another two lengths back in third. A £40,000 buy at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, Uncle Jumbo is the fifth foal out of the unraced Gone Sailing (Mizzen Mast) who herself is a granddaughter of the Cheveley Park Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) winner Prophecy (Warning). Group 1 winner Territories stands at Darley’s Kelvinside property in the Hunter Valley for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) in 2020.
Super One – Newgate Farm resident Super One (I Am Invincible) sired his sixth first-crop winner on Saturday as Shadow Chaser (2 c ex Snow Flight by Columbia) took out an open age maiden over 1200 metres at Kembla Grange. The Richard and Michael Freedman-trained colt defeated Waihora Jewel (Trusting) by a long neck with Ma Bella Rosie (Sidestep) coming home a further head away in third. Purchased by China Horse Club for $300,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Yarraman Park Stud draft, Shadow Chaser is out of Snow Flight (Colombia), making him a three-quarter brother to dual Group 1-winning mare Viddora (I Am Invincible). Super One stands at Newgate for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) in 2020.
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Galileo – Coolmore’s supersire Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) became the most prolific source of Group 1 winners in thoroughbred history when Peaceful’s (3 f ex Missvinski by Stravinsky) victory in the Irish 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) at the Curragh on Saturday provided him with his 85th individual elite level winner. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, the filly beat Fancy Blue (Deep Impact) by two lengths with So Wonderful (War Front) another head away in third. Bred by Coolmore out of the Stravinsky (Nureyev) mare Missvinski, Peaceful is one of four runners by Galileo out of Missvinski who have graced the track. Besides Peaceful they include Listed winner Easter and dual scorer El Greco, who now races in Australia under the name Yulong Emperor. Missvinski has no two-year-old produce but she is the dam of a yearling sister to Peaceful and co. The mare is out of Miss U Fran, a daughter of Brocco (Kris S), and Miss U Fran is in turn out of Careless Aly (Alydar), an unraced sister to Cacoethes, winner of the Lingfield Derby Trial (Gr 2, 1m 4f), King Edward VII Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 4f) and Belmont Turf Classic (Gr 1, 12f). Galileo stands for an undisclosed fee at Coolmore in Ireland.
Teofilo – Former Darley shuttler Teofilo (Galileo) sired his 17th individual Group 1 winner when the progressive Tawkeel (3 f ex Rafaadah by Oasis Dream) ran out an impressive winner of the Prix Saint Alary (Gr 1, 2000m) at Chantilly on Sunday. Now unbeaten in four starts, Tawkeel took the step up in grade firmly in her stride as she quickened away from the field to win by five lengths. Magic Attitude (Galileo) got closest to the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained winner, just holding off Solsticia (Le Havre) by a head in their battle for second. Tawkeel is the first foal out of the Listed-winning mare Rafaadah (Oasis Dream). Teofilo shuttled for three successive seasons from 2009, and after missing 2012 he returned for another year in 2013 and again in 2016 and 2017. He is among an elite group of stallions to have Group 1 winners in both hemispheres and counts Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner Cross Counter among his notable haul. Teofilo currently stands at Darley’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland for a fee of €40,000 (AUS$65,700 approx).
New stakes winners
Australia – Coolmore stallion Australia (Galileo) sired his 11th individual stakes winner on Friday when the Yulong-owned Leo De Fury (4 c ex Attire by Danehill Dancer) took out the Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 2.5f) at the Curragh in Ireland. The Jessica Harrington-trained colt defeated Aidan O’Brien’s Fleeting (Zoffany) by a comfortable margin of three lengths with Numerian (Holy Roman Emperor) coming home a further two and half lengths away in third. A €25,000 Goffs Orby Yearling Sale purchase, Leo De Fury is out of Attire (Danehill Dancer) who herself is a sister to Group 3 winner Forgotten Voice and a half-sister to dual stakes scorer Australie (Sadler’s Wells), the dam of Listed victors Hawke (Oratorio) and Mireille (Dalakhani). Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) and Irish Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner. Australia registered his 12th stakes winner when Mare Australis (3 c ex Miramere by Rainbow Quest) snatched a last-gasp victory in the Prix l’Avre (Listed, 1m4f) at Chantilly on Sunday. The Andre Fabre-trained three-year-old, who was racing for the third time in his career, beat Frohsim (Dabirsim) by a neck with Suffrage (Mastercratfsman) two lengths further behind in third. Australia stands at Coolmore in Ireland for a fee of €27,500 (AUS$41,150 approx).
Canford Cliffs – Cima Emergency (3 c ex Golden Song by Singspiel) became the 18th individual stakes winner for former Blue Gum Farm shuttler Canford Cliffs (Tagula) when winning the Premio Parioli (Gr 3, 1600m), the Italian 2,000 Guineas, at Capannelle on Sunday. He took the honours by a length and three quarters from the German raider (Areion) while Sicomoro (Sakhee’s Secret) was another three lengths back in third. Cima Emergency broke his maiden last month having finished second in the Gran Criterium (Gr 2, 1500m) at San Siro last October. He was making his fifth career start for his second win. Canford Cliffs has stood at Highlands Stud in South Africa since 2018.
Champs Elysees – Juddmonte homebred Heliac (4 f ex Solar Pursuit by Galileo) landed the Noblesse Stakes (Listed, 1m4f) at Leopardstown on Sunday for Ger Lyons and became the 30th stakes winner for her late sire Champs Elysees (Danehill). A three-time winner last term, including a valuable Premier Handicap at Dundalk in October, she was making her first appearance since and holds an entry in the Vintage Crop Stakes (Gr 3, 1m6f) at the Curragh later this month. Held up by Colin Keane, she made headway in the final furlong and snatched victory by a neck from Fresnel (Sea The Stars), while longtime leader Loveisthehigherlaw (Kodiac) dropped to half a length third in the closing stages.
Dark Angel – Yeomanstown Stud resident Dark Angel (Acclamation) sired his 59th individual stakes winner on Saturday when Mubtasimah (4 f ex Midnight Hush by Anabaa) took out the Maggie Dickson Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Newbury. The William Haggas-trained filly defeated Miss Celestial (Exceed And Excel) by two lengths with Sunday Star (Kodiac) coming home a further neck away in third. Purchased by Blanford Bloodstock for €160,000 at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale, Mubtasimah is one of two winners out of unraced mare Midnight Hush (Anabaa) who herself is a sister to Group 3 scorer Miss Anabaa. Further back, this is the family of Phoenix Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) victor Dick Whittington (Rip Van Winkle). Dark Angel is also the sire of star sprinter Battaash as well as Darley shuttler Harry Angel who stands at Kelvinside Farm in the Hunter Valley for $16,500 (inc GST) in 2020. Dark Angel stood at Yeomanstown Stud in Ireland for a fee of €85,000 (AUS$139,500 approx) this year.
Distorted Humor – WinStar’s Distorted Humor (Forty Niner) sired his 156th individual stakes winner when a step up in trip at Chantilly played to the strengths of Ebaiyra (3 f ex Ebiyza by Rock Of Gibraltar) in Wednesday’s Prix de Royaumont (Gr 3, 2400m). Trained by Alain De Royer-Dupre, the filly got her head in front for the first time in three starts when beating American Apples (American Post) by two and a half lengths with Mozzarella (Power) a further length and three quarters away in third. Ebaiyra is the second foal out of the Group 2-winning mare Ebiyza (Rock Of Gibraltar), who is the granddaughter of Ebadiyla (Sadler’s Wells), winner of the Irish Oaks (Gr 1, 1m4f) and French St Leger (Gr 1, 2100m), and half-sister to Ascot Gold Cup (Gr 1, 2m4f) winners Estimate (Monsun) and Enzeli (Kahyasi). Distorted Humor stands for a fee of US$50,000 S&N (AUS$71,500 approx).
Exceed And Excel – Exceed And Excel’s (Danehill) son Sceptical (4 g ex Jealous Again by Trippi) looks to have a bright future following his impressive win in the Woodlands Stakes (Listed, 5.5f ) at Naas on Monday where he provided the Darley stallion with his 172nd individual stakes winner. Trained by Denis Hogan, the four-year-old quickened clear to beat Southern Horse (Roman Ruler) by three lengths with Buffer Zone (Bated Breath) another length away in third. Sceptical is one of three winners out of the Queen Mary Stakes (Gr 2, 5f ) winner Jealous Again (Trippi), also dam of Group performer Queen Of Sicily (Cape Cross). Exceed And Excel will stand at Kelvinside for a fee of $132,000 (inc GST) in 2020.
Frankel – Juddmonte stallion Frankel (Galileo) landed his 52nd individual stakes winner on Saturday when Franconia (3 f ex Winter Sunrise by Pivotal) took out the Abingdon Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Newbury. Trained by John Gosden, she defeated Cabaletta (Mastercraftsman) by three and three-quarter lengths with Chamade (Sepoy) coming home a further length and three-quarters away in third. A Juddmonte homebred, Franconia is out of Winter Sunrise (Pivotal), making her a half-sister to Group 1 winner Winsili (Dansili) and Backcountry (Oasis Dream), a Listed winner in Norway. Winter Sunrise herself is a half-sister to Group 2 victor Ice Blue (Dansili) while this is also the family of elite-level winners Meteor Storm (Bigstone), Polish Summer (Polish Precedent) and Ice Breeze (Nayef). Frankel stood at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £175,000 (AUS$320,000 approx) in 2020 and he is also responsible for Group 2 winners Finche, Rostropovich and Miss Fabulass.
Free Eagle – The Andrew Balding-trained three-year-old Khalifa Sat (3 c ex Thermopylae by Tenby) stepped up from a maiden win last September to take out the Cocked Hat Stakes (Listed, 1m3f) at Goodwood on Sunday on his third start and became the second stakes winner for former Cornerstone Stud shuttler Free Eagle (High Chaparral). Khalifa Sat made all and saw off the challenge of hot favourite Emissary (Kingman), the half-brother to Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Workforce (King’s Best), by a neck while the pair were five lengths clear of Celestran (Dansili). Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Gr 1, 1m2f) winner Free Eagle stood at the Irish National Stud for a fee of €12,500 (AUS$20,500 approx) this year.
Gleneagles – Coolmore resident Gleneagles (Galileo) sired his fourth individual stakes winner when Silence Please (3 f ex Crazy Volume by Machiavellian) took out the EBF Salsabil Stakes (Listed, 1m2f) at Navan on Wednesday. The Jessica Harrington-trained filly defeated stablemate One Voice (Poet’s Voice) by a nose with Raven’s Cry (Raven’s Pass) coming home a further length and three quarters away in third. Silence Please was a 27,000gns Book 2 Tattersalls October Yearling Purchase and is a half-sister to Sydney Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner Gallante (Montjeu). Four-time Group 1 winner Gleneagles stands at Coolmore Ireland for a fee of €35,000 (AUS$56,700 approx) in 2020.
Goken – Haras de Colleville’s first season sire Goken (Kendargent) has already made an excellent start to his career firing in winners and he was rewarded with a first stakes winner on Sunday when Livachope (2 f ex Laia Chope by Soave) bolted up in the Prix la Fleche (Listed, 1000m) at Chantilly. A course and distance winner on debut last month, Livachope overcame a wide draw with early speed and quickly went to the lead before making all to gain victory by three-quarters of a length from Pom Malpic (Pomellato) with Winvalchope (Kheleyf) another five lengths back in third. Goken stood for a fee of just €3,000 (AUS$5,000 approx) this year and is already responsible for five individual winners.
Harbinger – Harbinger (Dansili) sired his 18th individual stakes winner when Summer Scent (4 f ex Primrose Lane by Sunday Silence) posted the fourth win of her career courtesy of a victory in Sunday’s Mermaid Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) on the Hanshin turf. The four-year-old, who is trained by Takashi Saito, beat Centelleo (Deep Impact) by three-quarters of a length. Lune Rouge (Monterosso) was another length and a quarter away in third. Harbinger, who was ranked eighth on the JRA Leading Sire list in 2019, stands at Shadai Stallion Station for a fee of Y6,000,000 (AUS$81,500 approx).
Kendargent – Kendargent (Kendor) sired his 30th individual stakes winner when Nickajack Cave (4 g Could You Be Loved by Montjeu) took Sunday’s Levmoss Stakes (Listed, 1m6f) at Leopardstown. The gelding gamely held off favourite Twilight Payment (Teofilo), who finished a length and a half away in second and Falcon Eight (Galileo) who was five and a half lengths further back in third. Kendargent stands at Haras de Colleville for €15,000 (approx AUS$25,000) in 2020.
Kingman – A surprise win for Kingman’s (Invincible Spirit) son Cormorant (3 c ex Shemya by Dansili) in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown on Tuesday provided the Juddmonte sire with his 19th individual stakes winner. Sent off the 12-1 outsider, Cormorant made all the running under Padraig Beggy to beat stablemate Russian Emperor (Galileo) by half a length and give Aidan O’Brien a 13th win in the race. Another Ballydolye inmate, Iberia (Galileo), was a further length and a half away in third. Purchased for a seven-figure sum at the Tattersalls Book 1 sale in 2018, Cormorant is the second foal out of the Dansili (Danehill) mare Shemya, who herself is a granddaughter of the French Oaks (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Shemaka (Nishapour). Kingman then sired his 20th individual stakes winner when Chachnak (3 c ex Tamazirte by Danehill Dancer) took out Wednesday’s Prix de Guiche (Gr 3, 1800m) at Chantilly. The colt defeated Hurricane Cloud (Frankel) by a half-length with Another Sky (Le Havre) coming home a head away in third. Chachnak is one of two winners from six to race out of dual Group-winning mare Tamazirte (Danehill Dancer), making him a half-brother to Listed scorer Into The Mystic (Galileo). Further down the page is Cheveley Park Stakes winner Wannabe Grand (Danehill). Kingman, the sire of two Classic winners from his first two crops. stands at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £150,000 (AUS$274,000 approx).
Mastercraftsman – Former shuttler Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) sired his 68th individual stakes winner when Masterwin (3 c ex Palace Of Winds by Monsun) landed the Premio Emanuele Filberto (Listed, 2000m) at Milan on Saturday. The three-year-old defeated Aurelius In Love (Alhebayeb) by three quarters of a length with Aldrodovar (Lord Chaparral) another head away in third. Masterwin was bred by Rosemont Stud in Ireland and was purchased for €19,000 at Tattersalls Ireland by his trainer Nicolo Simondi. He is the first winner out of Palace Of Winds (Monsun), a half-sister to the Beverly D Stakes (Gr 1, 9.5f) winner Gorella (Grape Tree Road), as well as two other winners of stakes races. Mastercraftsman stands at Coolmore in Ireland for a fee of €25,000 (AUS$41,000 approx).
Medaglia d’Oro – Another former shuttler Medaglia d’Oro (El Prado) landed his 140th individual stakes winner when Magny Cours (5 g Indy Five Hundred by A.P. Indy) took out the Prix de Montretout (Listed, 1600m) at Chantilly on Wednesday. The Andre Fabre-trained and Godolphin-raced gelding defeated last year’s Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Persian King (Kingman) by a short neck with Queen (Kingman) coming home a further six lengths away in third. Magny Cours is out of Grade 1 winner Indy Five Hundred (A.P. Indy) who herself is a three-quarter sister to Grade 1 scorer Delta Prince (Street Cry). Medaglia d’Oro last shuttled to Australia in 2017, covering 82 mares for a fee of $110,000 (inc GST). He now permanently resides at Darley America, standing for US$200,000 (AUS$285,600 approx) in 2020.
Night Of Thunder – Former Darley shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) sired his 12th individual stakes winner when Auyantepui (3 f ex Sopran Enery by Montjeu) maintained her unbeaten record by taking out the Premio Mario Incisa Della Rocchetta (Listed, 2000m) in Milan. The filly followed up her recent success over the same track and trip by beating Norohna (Spirit One) by five lengths with Napule (Swiss Spirit) a further length and a quarter away in third. Night Of Thunder, who stood for one season in Australia, has a perfect four from four record with his runners in Italy including Premio Dormello (Gr 2, 1600m) winner Night Colours. He stands at Kildangan Stud in Ireland for a fee of €25,000 (AUS$41,000 approx).
No Nay Never – Coolmore’s No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) sired his 23rd individual stakes winner when Love Locket (3 f ex Starlet by Sea The Stars) took out Tuesday’s Leopardstown Fillies’ Trial Stakes (Gr 3, 7f). Trained by Aidan O’Brien, she scored by a length and a half from Know It Al (Lord Kanaloa), who just got the better of the winner’s stablemate Precious Moments (Gleneagles) in their battle for second spot. A €700,000 purchase by MV Magnier at Goffs Orby Yearling Sale in 2018, Love Locket is the second foal out of the Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) mare Starlet, whose dam, the Listed-placed Treasure The Lady (Indian Ridge), is a half-sister to dual Derby winner High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells). No Nay Never shuttled to Jerrys Plains for four seasons, covering 391 mares. He now stands for a fee of €175,000 (AUS$285,000 approx) at Coolmore’s County Tipperary Stud inIreland.
Point Of Entry – Point Of Entry (Dynaformer) sired his seventh individual stakes winner when Admission Office (5 h ex Miss Chapin by Royal Academy) struck in the Louisville Stakes (Gr 3, 12f) on the Churchill Downs turf on Saturday. Trained by Brian Lynch, the five-year-old beat Arklow (Arch) by a head with He’s No Lemon (Lemon Drop Kid) a further length and a quarter away in third. Bred in Kentucky by his owners Amerman Racing Stables, Admission Office is out of the Royal Academy (Nijinsky) mare Miss Chapin. He is the dam’s second stakes winner, following Coffee Clique (Medaglia d’Oro), who captured four graded stakes races. Point of Entry stands at Adena Springs in Kentucky for $15,000 (AUS$22,000 approx).
Rock Of Gibraltar – Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill) sired his 134th individual stakes winner as the Jim Bolger-trained Ten Year Ticket (3 g ex Bulrushes by Byron) remained unbeaten courtesy of a neck win over King Of Athens (War Front) in Leopardstown’s Irish 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes. Prince of Naples (Holy Roman Emperor) was a further length and three quarters away in third. Ten Year Ticket is a half-brother to stakes winners Snazzy Jazzy (Red Jazz) and Ross Castle (Bushranger). Rock Of Gibraltar stands at Coolmore in Ireland for a fee of €6,000 (AUS$9800 approx).
Sakhee’s Secret – Sakhee’s Secret (Sakhee) sired his 13th individual stakes winner courtesy of a victory for Granatina (3 f ex Argiva by Rakti) in the Premio Regina Elena (Gr 3, 1600m), the Italian 1,000 Guineas, at Capannelle on Sunday. Trained by Andrea Renzi, the filly was making it four wins in six starts when she beat Faccio Lo (Bated Breath) with La La Land (Outstrip) in third. Sakhee’s Secret, the sire of Rich Hill Mile Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Sakhee’s Soldier, stands at Allevamento Si Fra in Italy.
Sepoy – Another Darley stallion to get on the scoresheet at Naas on Monday was Sepoy (Elusive Quality) who sired his 17th individual stakes winner when Punita Arora (3 f ex Wojha by Pivotal) took out the Committed Stakes (Listed 5.5f). Trained by Jessica Harrington, the three-year-old notched the second win of her career when beating Alligator Alley (Kingman) by a length. Pistoletto (War Front) was a further half length away in third. Sepoy stands at Northwood Park Stud at a fee of $7,700 (inc GST).
Sidestep – Telemon Stud resident Sidestep (Exceed And Excel) sired his third stakes winner when Step By Step (3 c Anavera by Acatenango) took out Friday’s Derby du Languedoc (Listed, 2400m) at Toulouse in France. The colt defeated Mensen Ernst (Intello) by two and a half lengths with Euclidia (Maxios) coming home a further length and three-quarters away in third. Purchased for €28,000 at the Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale, Step By Step is out of Anavera (Acatenango) who herself is a half-sister to German Oaks (Gr 1, 2200m) scorer Amarette (Monsun) as well as Anatola (Tiger Hill), the dam of Melbourne Cup winner Almandin (Monsun). Former Darley resident Sidestep shuttled to Haras du Logis in France for three seasons from 2016-2018, standing for a fee of €4,000. He now stands at Telemon for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST) in 2020 and is responsible for Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Kiamichi.
Smart Missile – Smart ‘N’ Sexy (2 f ex Sexy Thing by Mossman) broke through for the first time in the Dalrello Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, providing her Twin Hills Stud-based sire Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock) with his 18th individual stakes winner. Smart Missile covered 136 mares last year at a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) and he will remain at the same price this year at Olly and Amber Tait’s Cootamundra property.
Soldier Hollow – German stallion Soldier Hollow (In The Wings) sired his 42nd individual stakes winner when Wangari (3 f ex Wamika by Shirocco) took out the Prix Finlande (Listed, 1800m) at Chantilly. The filly defeated Vadsena (Makfi) by a length and quarter with Maccaja (Havana Gold) coming home another length away in third. Purchased for €43,000 at the Baden-Baden October Yearling Sale, Wangari is out of winning mare Wamika (Shirocco), making her a sister to German Group 3 scorer Whispering Angel and a three-quarter sister to three-time Group 3 winner Wai Key Star (Soldier Hollow). Soldier Hollow is also responsible for Ranvet Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) and Doomben Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Our Ivanhowe and stands at Gestut Auenquelle for €30,000 (AUS$48,600 approx) in 2020.
Zoffany – Zoffany (Dansili) registered his 33rd individual stakes winner at Goodwood on Sunday when Lysbeth (4 f ex Arcangela by Galileo) took the Cathedral Stakes (Listed, 6f), defeating Bungee Jump (Canford Cliffs) by a length with Wise Counsel (Invincible Spirit) a length and a half further back in third. Purchased by Dermot Farrington at Arqana’s Deauville Yearling Sales in 2017 for €45,000, this was her second success in six starts to date.