Seven for Almanzor
Almanzor (pictured above) – Cambridge Stud first-season sire Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) sired his seventh individual southern hemisphere-bred winner when Islero (2 g ex Actressa by Denman) won the 2YO Maiden Plate (1200m) at Murtoa. The Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained gelding proved too strong at the finish, winning by a neck ahead of fellow Kiwi-bred Musgrave (Preferment) with Simply Xtravagant (Xtravagant) a further three lengths back in third. Bred by Cambridge Stud, he was a $70,000 buy for Blue Sky Bloodstock and Freedman Racing from the Maluka Thoroughbreds draft at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. Islero is the first foal out winning Denman (Lonhro) mare Actressa, herself a half-sister to the stakes-placed filly Defining (Not A Single Doubt). Almanzor, the sire of Karaka Million (RL, 1200m) winner Dynastic, has had 20 individual southern hemisphere-bred runners to date. He will stand for a fee of NZ$50,000 (plus GST).
Churchill – Coolmore shuttler Churchill (Galileo) sired his fifth southern hemisphere winner from 16 runners when Jenny Jerome (2 f ex Tortoni by Strategic) broke her maiden at the third time of asking in a 1200-metre contest at Donald. The Patrick Payne-trained filly was sent off the odds-on favourite after consecutive runner-up efforts on her first two outings and came home an easy two-length winner over All Black (Snitzel). Four-year-old Puissance De Lune (Shamardal) mare Greta Moon came home in third, beaten three and a half lengths. A homebred for Twin Hills Stud’s Olly Tait and Jill Nevison, Jenny Jerome is out of the winning Strategic (Zeditave) mare Tortoni and is a half-sister to Moonee Valley Vase (Gr 2, 2040m) winner Cherry Tortoni (Night Of Thunder) as well as winners Cafe Tortoni (Reset) and Torsiton (Reset). Churchill will stand the upcoming breeding season for $22,000 (inc GST).
Harry Angel – Darley’s first-season sire Harry Angel (Dark Angel) gained his fifth individual winner when Braveheart Boy (2 c ex Bureau by Halling) scored a narrow victory in a Pontefract novice. The Tim Easterby-trained colt just prevailed by a head over race favourite Washington Heights (Washington DC) with the pair drawing five lengths clear of Shine’s Ambition (Kessaar) in third. Originally an 8,000 guineas purchase at Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Braveheart Boy was then purchased by his trainer for £22,000 (approx. AU$38,400) at the Goffs UK Breeze-Ups Sale in April. He is the third foal out of the useful winning Halling (Diesis) mare Bureau, herself a half-sister to winner King’s Pavilion (King’s Best) and to Politesse (Barathea), the dam of high-class sprinter King’s Apostle (King’s Best). Harry Angel, who has now had 31 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for £12,500 (approx. AU$21,820) and will shuttle to Australia this season where he commands a fee of $16,500 (inc GST).
Hellbent – Yarraman Park’s first-season sire Hellbent (I Am Invincible) had a week to remember as he sired a trio of winners. Hellavadancer (2 f ex Dancing Express by Oratorio) provided the stallion with his seventh individual winner when she ran out a stylish five-length winner of the Ultra Fleet Maiden Handicap (1250m) at Gunnedah. Making her third start for trainer Kris Lees and coming into the race off the back of a runner-up effort at Newcastle, the filly was sent off the $3 favourite under Dylan Gibbons and scored easily from Early Hours (Dawn Approach) with a further neck back to Angela Sistina (All Too Hard) in third. A $100,000 purchase for Australian Bloodstock out of the Yarraman Park consignment at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Hellavadancer is out of the Group 3-placed winner Dancing Express (Oratorio) and is a three-quarter sister to winner Minsk Moment (I Am Invincible). Hellbent then continued his flourishing end-of-season form with his first crop of two-year-olds when Ammahell (2 c ex Ammirata by Nadeem) won on debut at Warwick Farm, taking his tally of winners to eight. Sent off a $10 chance, the Chris Waller-trained Ammahell won by a half-length over Spirit Of Vomo (Spirit Of Boom) in the two-year-old handicap (1200m). Ammahell was a $160,000 buy for Chris Waller and his assistant racing manager Damien Fitton from the Edinglassie Stud draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He is the second foal out of Group 3 winner Ammirata, herself a half-sister to the stakes-placed Island Missile (Smart Missile) and daughter of US stakes race winner Guana (Sillery). The final leg of the treble arrived when Reggie’s Folly (2 c ex Reggie by Germano) won the two-year-old maiden handicap (1200m) at Kembla Grange, providing Hellbent with his ninth individual winner. The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained colt came home a determined head winner over Speak Now (Star Witness) with just a further short-head back to Bunker Hut (Savabeel) in third. A $190,000 purchase for his trainers from the Fairhill Farm draft at last year’s Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Reggie’s Folly is out of the Group 3-winning and Group 2-placed Germano (Generous) mare Reggie and is a half-brother to 2017 Coolmore Classic (Gr 1, 1500m) winner Heavens Above (Street Cry) and to Listed-placed winner Pindan Pearl (Testa Rossa). Hellbent has now had 37 starters and will stand the upcoming breeding season for $22,000 (inc GST).
Satono Aladdin – Rich Hill Stud shuttler Satono Aladdin (Deep Impact) sired his fourth and fifth individual winners in New Zealand and Australia this week. The double began when Magic Touch (2 g ex Sixpence by Stravinsky) took out a maiden over 970 metres at Cambridge. Trained by Jenna Mahoney, the gelding was racing for the third time as he beat Aoide (Your Song) by half a length. Tipper (Dalghar) was another two and a half lengths away in third. A $67,500 buy at last year’s National Yearling Sale, Magic Touch is the second foal out of the Stravinsky (Nureyev) mare Sixpence, who failed to win in any of her four starts. Sixpence, who is a half-sister to Listed winners Single Currency (Bachelor Duke) and Super Jockey (Sandtrap), has a yearling colt by Tarzino (Tavistock) and returned to Satono Aladdin last year. The sire then had his fifth winner when Grand Impact (2 c ex Serena Slam by Swiss Ace) won a two-year-old maiden plate (1200m) at Geelong. Trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr, Grand Impact won by a length and a quarter over Blow In (Fighting Sun), with three lengths back to the remainder of the field. A homebred for Ross and Corrine Kearney’s Okaharau Station, who purchased the colt’s dam Serena Slam (Swiss Ace) for $2,000 at the NZB National May Sale in 2016, Grand Impact is the first winner from the mare. Satono Aladdin, who has the stakes-placed Sacred Satono as well as dominant Australian winner Koshu among ten first-crop runners, stands at Rich Hill Stud for a fee of NZ$12,500 (plus GST).
The Mission – The Mission (Choisir) moved into double-figures for his first-crop winners when The Missionary (2 f ex Red Rhonda by General Nediym) landed the Two-Year-Old Fillies Maiden Handicap (1000m) at the Sunshine Coast. The Les Ross-trained filly won at the fifth time of asking, defeating the John Johnston-trained Olympic Motto (Altius) by half a length. The Missionary was an $8,000 buy for Michael Hocking from the Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale. She is the fifth named foal out of General Nediym (Nediym) mare Red Rhonda, herself a sister Group 2 winner Ra Sun. Aquis resident The Mission is the leading sire of two-year-olds by winners-to-runners this season. His ten winners have come from just 18 runners for a 55.6 per cent strike-rate. The Mission will stand for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) in 2022.
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Dubawi – Darley’s Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) sired his 51st individual elite-level winner when In Italian (4 f ex Florentina by Redoute’s Choice) set a new course record with a victory in the Diana Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) on the Saratoga turf. The Chad Brown-trained filly made all the running to score in a time of 1.45.06 beating Technical Analysis (Kingman) and Bleecker Street (Quality Road) by a length and a half and the same. Brown’s runners dominated the finish, as he trained the first four home in the six-runner race. A 475,000 gns buy out of Book 1 at Tattersalls, In Italian is the fifth foal out of Gold Coast Guineas (Gr 3, 1200m) winner Florentina (Redoute’s Choice), herself a half-sister to Railway Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Gathering (Tale Of The Cat), making her a half-sister to Randwick winner Villa Carlotta (Street Cry), Fasano (Lonhro), whose five wins came at Hawkesbury and in Brisbane, as well as Marching On (Sepoy), winner of two races including a Cranbourne handicap. Dubawi, who has now had 1497 starters, stood at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £250,000 (approx. AU$436,770) during the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season.
Frankel – Juddmonte superstar Frankel (Galileo) sired his 25th elite-level winner when his son Onesto (3 c ex Onshore by Sea The Stars) struck in Longchamp’s Grand Prix de Paris (Gr 1, 2400m). Having finished fifth in the Prix du Jockey Club (Gr 1, 2100m) on his previous outing, the Fabrice Chappet-trained colt ran on over the longer distance to beat Simca Mille (Tamayuz) by a neck. El Bodegan (Kodiac) finished third, two and three-quarter lengths behind the winner. Sold for 185,000gns out of Book 1 at Tattersalls, Onesto subsequently fetched US$535,000 when going through the ring at Ocala as a two-year-old. He is the second foal out of the unraced Sea The Stars mare Onshore who herself is closely related to Jet Away (Cape Cross), winner of the Easter Cup (Gr 3, 2000m) in 2013 when trained by David Hayes. Frankel, who has now had 609 starters, stood at Banstead Manor Stud for a fee of £200,000 (approx. AU$350,535) during the northern hemisphere breeding season.
Galileo – Magical Lagoon (3 f ex Night Lagoon by Lagunas) provided late Coolmore great Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) with his 96th elite-level winner as she produced a determined performance to win the Irish Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) at the Curragh. Coming into the race on the back of her Ribblesdale Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 4f) success at Royal Ascot, the three-year-old filly pulled clear with the Aidan O’Brien-trained Toy (Galileo) and battled well to win by half a length. The Ger Lyons-trained Cairde Go Deo (Camelot) was a further two and three-quarter lengths back in third. A 305,000 guineas (approx. AU$559,000) purchase for BBA Ireland and Yulong Investments at Book 1 of the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Magical Lagoon is the 12th foal out of the German Group 3-winning Lagunas (Ile De Bourbon) mare Night Lagoon and is a sister to winners Royaume Uni and Invitation and a half-sister to six winners including Group 1 winner Novellist (Monsun). She becomes the third Group 1 winner for Yulong, after Lucky Vega (Lope De Vega) and Hungry Heart (Frankel). Galileo has now had 2402 starters.
New stakes winners
Australia – Abhayaa (3 f ex Navajo Moon by Danehill) became the 30th individual stakes winner for Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Australia (Galileo) when she took her record to two wins in three starts with a victory in the Diana Trial (Listed, 2000m) at Mulheim. The Carina Fey-trained filly beat Narmada (Adlerflug) and Valpolicella (Amaron). Abhayaa is the eighth foal, and sixth winner, out of the dual Listed-winning Danehill (Danzig) mare Navajo Moon. Australia, who has now had 374 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore for a fee of €35,000 (approx. AU$51,875).
Big Arthur – Bouton D’Or (2 f ex Princess Rock by Swift Current) provided her sire Big Arthur (Sakura Bakushin O) with a second individual stakes winner when she won the Hakodate Nisai Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m). The Manabu Ikezoe-trained two-year-old filly came home a one-and-a-quarter-length victor over Cri D’Ame (Heart’s Cry) with a further neck back to Omatsuri Otoko (Vittorio D’Oro) in third. Bouton D’Or is the second and only winning foal out of the winning Swift Current (Sunday Silence) mare Princess Rock. Arrow Stud’s Big Arthur, who has now had 114 starters, sits seventh on the leading second season sires table in Japan this season.
Frankel – Juddmonte Farms stallion Frankel (Galileo) edged one step closer to sealing a century of individual stakes winners when Eternal Pearl (3 f ex Pearly Steph by Oasis Dream) provided him with his 99th in the Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at Newmarket. Trained by Charlie Appleby in the colours of Godolphin, the three-year-old filly was waiting for room approaching the closing stages of the race but managed to find a gap and ran on well to beat the game front-running Rose Of Kildare (Make Believe) by three-quarters of a length. The pair were four and three-quarter lengths clear of Viola (Lope De Vega) who finished back in third. A 700,000 guineas purchase at Book 1 of the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Eternal Pearl is the third foal out of the Listed-winning Oasis Dream (Green Desert) mare Pearly Steph and is a half-sister to winner True Courage (Le Havre). Frankel, who has now had 609 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £200,000 (approx. AU$349,000) and is available for southern hemisphere covers this season.
Galileo – The incredible Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) sired his 356th individuals stakes winner when his daughter Lily Pond (3 f ex Alluringly by Fastnet Rock) gained more valuable black type with a win in the Kilboy Estate Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 1f) at the Curragh. The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly has twice finished placed in stakes races since winning on her debut on the Dundalk all-weather back in April and she made the breakthrough with a half-length beating of Seisai (Gleneagles). One For Bobby (Frankel) was a further three-quarters of a length behind in third. Bred by Coolmore, Lily Pond is the first foal out of the Listed winner Alluringly (Fastnet Rock), who herself is out All For Glory (Giant’s Causeway), an unraced daughter of Group 3-winning Epsom Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) second-placed All Too Beautiful (Sadler’s Wells).
Havana Gold – Chateau (2 c ex Petit Trianon by Dansili) showed his appreciation for the step up to six furlongs when he ran out a ready winner of the Rose Bowl Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newbury. The Andrew Balding-trained colt came into the contest on the back of a fourth-placed effort in the Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Royal Ascot and although made to wait for room entering the final two furlongs, shot clear when a gap appeared to beat favourite Rogue Lightning (Kodiac) by a length. Legend Of Xanadu (Sixties Icon) was a further one and a quarter lengths further back in third. A 90,000gns purchase at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale in April, Chateau is the third foal out of the Dansili (Danehill) mare Petit Trianon and is a half-brother to Listed winner King Carney (Australia) and winner Dusky Lord (Twilight Son). The win provided Tweenhills Stud stallion Havana Gold (Teofilo) with a 14th individual stakes winner. He stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for £12,500 (approx. AU$21,800) and has now had 345 starters.
Justify – Coolmore’s Justify (Scat Daddy) sired his second individual stakes winner when Just Cindy (2 f ex Jenda’s Agenda by Proud Citizen) made it two wins from as many starts by taking out Saratoga’s Schuylerville Stakes (Gr 3, 6f). Trained by Eddie Kenneally, the filly beat favourite Summer Promise (Uncle Mo) by two and a quarter lengths. Third place went to Janis Joplin (California Chrome) who was another two lengths behind. Just Cindy is the first foal out of the US stakes winner Jenda’s Agenda (Proud Citizen). Justify, who stood at Coolmore in Australia last season, will not shuttle from the US for the upcoming breeding season. He has now had 11 starters.
Karakontie – Gainesway stallion Karakontie (Bernstein) sired his ninth individual stakes winner when his daughter Cigamia (3 f ex Candy Kitten by Lemon Drop Kid) came out on top in a tight finish to the Cairn Rouge Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Killarney. Trained by Willie McCreery, the three-year-old kept on to beat Panama Red (Showcasing) by a short head to take her tally to three wins in seven starts. Voice Of Angels (Dark Angel) was half a length behind the winner in third. Bred by owners Flaxman Holdings, Cigamia is the third foal out of US winner Candy Kitten (Lemon Drop Kid) making her a sister to the winners Glenties and Los Andes. Karakontie, who has now had 118 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of US$10,000 (approx. AU$14,825).
Sea The Stars – Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) sired his 95th individual stakes winner when his daughter Tariyana (3 f ex Taniya by High Chaparral) benefitted from both a drop in grade and distance to land the Prix Chloe (Gr 3, 1800m) at Chantilly. Unplaced in the Prix Diane (Gr 1, 2100m) on her previous starts, the Francis Graffard-trained filly added to her debut win by beating Sippinsoda (War Front) by a length and a half. Daisy Maisy (Wootton Bassett) finished third, another half a length behind. Sporting the colours of her breeder The Aga Khan, Tariyana is the second foal out of French Group 3 winner Taniya (High Chaparral). Sea The Stars, who has now had 774 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Gilltown Stud for a fee of €150,000 (approx. AU$222,315).
Teofilo – Darley’s Teofilo (Galileo) sired his 108th and 109th individual stakes winners this week. His 108th winner came when the Jim Bolger-trained Boundless Ocean (3 c ex Novel Approach by New Approach) ran out a decisive winner of the Meld Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 1f) at Leopardstown. The highly tried colt was winning for the second time in ten starts as he beat Bear Story (Kodiac) by a comfortable three and a quarter lengths. Patrick Sarsfield (Australia), who won the contest in 2020, was another length and a quarter behind in third. Bred by his trainer, Boundless Ocean is a brother to two winners over hurdles. West Wind Blows (3 c ex West Wind by Machiavellian) then provided the stallion with his 109th individual stakes winner when he ran out an impressive winner of the Glasgow Stakes (Listed, 1m 3f) at Hamilton. Arriving into the race on the back of a ninth-placed finish in the Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f), the Simon and Ed Crisford-trained colt took advantage of an easy lead and made all to beat Groundbreaker (Oasis Dream) by seven and a half lengths with Zain Sarinda (Churchill) a further three and a half lengths back in third. The eighth foal out of the French Oaks (Gr 1, 2100m)-winning mare West Wind (Machiavellian), West Wind Blows is closely related to winner New Winds (New Approach) and is a half-brother to winners Setting Sail (Dansili), Zephuros (Invincible Spirit) and Basic Beauty (Dubawi). Teofilo, who has now had 1158 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Kildangan Stud for €30,000 (approx. AU$44,470).
Uncle Mo – Coolmore’s Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) moved his tally of stakes winners on to 83 when Mo Strike (2 c ex Featherbed by Smart Strike) took his unbeaten record to two by landing the Sanford Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Saratoga. Winner of a Chuchill Downs maiden last month, the Brad Cox-trained Mo Strike followed up by beating Great Navigator (Sea Wizard) by a convincing three and a half lengths. Third place went to Andiamo A Firenze (Speightstown), who was another neck away. Bought for US$325,000 as a two-year-old at the Ocala Spring Sale, Mo Strike is the eighth foal out of Featherbed (Smart Strike) making him a half-brother to four winners including US Grade 3 winner Dynamic Impact (Tiznow). Uncle Mo, who has now had 1025 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for a fee of US$160,000 (approx. AU$235,500).
Zoffany – The Lennart Reuterskiold-trained Irish Action (4 g ex Magena by Kingmambo) became the 51st individual stakes winner for the late Coolmore sire Zoffany (Dansili) when taking out the Zawawi Cup (Listed, 1200m) at Jagersro. The winner of four of his previous ten starts, the four-year-old was fifth in the Jägersro Sprint (Listed, 1200m) over course and distance in May, but this was his first black type success. Ridden by Jacob Johansen, he beat El Guanche (Power), while City Code (Kodiac) was third. He is one of five winners out of the unraced Magena (Kingmambo), who is a half-sister to the dams of Listed winners Albaraah (Oasis Dream; dam of Group 1-placed Alrahma) and Thai Haku (Oasis Dream), while his second dam is a half-sister to Champion sire Hernando (Nininski). Zoffany, who died in January last year, has now had 1025 starters.
Zoustar – Widden Stud sire Zoustar (Northern Meteor) was provided with his 30th individual stakes winner when He’s Heaven (2 c ex Lights Of Heaven by Zabeel) ran out a ready winner of the Oaklands Plate (Listed, 1400m) at Morphettville. Trained by Peter Moody, the two-year-old colt beat Birdies Galore (Spieth) by one and a half lengths with a further length back to Vagrant (Pariah) in third. A homebred for Ron and Judy Wanless, He’s Heaven is the fourth winner from four foals to race from their Group 1-winning Zabeel (Sir Tristram) mare Lights Of Heaven and is a half-brother to several winners, including the Group 3-placed winner Angel Of Heaven (Redoute’s Choice). Zoustar, who has now had 482 starters worldwide, will stand the upcoming breeding season for $198,000 (inc GST).