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First for Awtaad

Shadwell’s Group 1 winner Awtaad (Cape Cross) sired a Group 1 winner of his own when Anmaat (5 g ex African Moonlight by Halling) came out on top in a tight finish to yesterday’s Prix d’Ispahan (Gr 1, 1850m) at Longchamp. The Owen Burrows-trained five-year-old added the elite-level win to his Group 2 and Group 3 victories as he beat Light Infantry (Fast Company) and Facteur Cheval (Ribchester) by a short-neck and a nose. A 140,000gns buy for Shadwell as a foal, Anmaat is a half-brother to five winners, including the US Grade 3 scorer Syntax (Haatef). Awtaad stands at Derrinstown Stud for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$8,190).     


First for Seabhac

Scat Daddy’s (Johannesburg) son Seabhac sired his breakthrough stakes winner when French raider Angers (3 c ex Angel of Harlem by Holy Roman Emperor) landed yesterday’s German 2,000 Guineas, the Mehl-Nulhens-Rennen (Gr 2, 1600m), at Cologne. Trained by Mario Baratti, the colt was winning for just the second time in seven starts as he beat Finn’s Charm (Kingman) and Dhangadhi (Soldier Hollow). A €35,000 breeze-up buy from Arqana, Angers is out of the Group-placed winner Angel Of Harlem (Holy Roman Emperor), who herself is out of a half-sister to Group 3 winner Tahreeb (Indian Ridge). US Grade 2 winner Seabhac stands at Haras du Taillis for a fee of €3,000 (approx. AU$4,915).   

52 for Camelot

Aguirre (5 g ex Amazona by Dubawi) became the 52nd individual stakes winner for Coolmore’s Camelot (Montjeu) when he landed yesterday’s Windstoss-Rennen (Listed, 1850m) at Cologne. Trained by Markus Klug, the five-year-old was winning for the fourth time in seven starts as he got the better of Petit Marin (Flamingo Fantasy) and Queroyal (Churchill). Aguirre is the first foal out of the Group 3 winner Amazona (Dubawi), who herself is out of German Oaks (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Amarette (Monson). Camelot stands for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$98,315).


110 for Lope De Vega

Spring Promise (3 f ex Come Alive by Dansili) made a winning debut for Henri Pantall in yesterday’s Preis Der Hannoverschen (Listed, 1400m) to become the 110th individual stakes winner for Lope De Vega (Shamardal). Previously trained in the UK by Charlie Appleby, the filly was winning for the third time in five starts, with Aubazine (Shamardal) and Shymay (Mayson) filling the minor places. Bred by Godolphin, Spring Promise is the second foal out of the Listed-winning Come Alive (Dansili), making her a half-sister to Group 1-winning sprinter and now Darley stallion Naval Crown (Dubawi). Lope De Vega stands at Ballylinch Stud for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$204,810).


197 for Deep Impact

The regally bred Drumroll (3 c ex Maybe by Galileo) became the 197th individual stakes winner for the late Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) when he was awarded the Gallinule Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2f) at the Curragh on Sunday. Originally a short-head second behind Teutates (Churchill) crossing the line, the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt was promoted to first having been bumped and carried across the track late on. Drumroll is a brother to English 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner and Coolmore stallion Saxon Warrior, being the fifth foal out of the Group 1 winner Maybe (Galileo). 


UK: Passenger supplemented for Derby as 16 remain in contention 

A total of 16 colts remain in contention for the Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) after connections yesterday chose to stump up the £85,000 (approx. AU$160,500) to supplement Passenger (Ulysses) for Saturday’s race. The Dante Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 2.5f) third is in line to clash with the likes of Auguste Rodin (Deep Impact) and Military Order (Frankel), the leading hopes for Derby-winning trainers Aidan O’Brien and Charlie Appleby.