Stallion Watch

Six for Almanzor

New winners

Almanzor (pictured) – The Kevin Ryan-trained Franz (2 c ex Gemstone by Galileo) made a winning debut in a mile novice contest at Haydock on Friday to become the sixth individual winner for Cambridge Stud shuttler and first season sire Almanzor (Wootton Bassett). The juvenile won by half a length from the late-closing runner-up Mandobi (Iffraaj), with a further length and a half back to Paradias (Kodiac) in third. Franz was bred by Highclere Stud and Ors Bloodstock and was a 100,000 guineas purchase for Haras d’Etreham and Cambridge Stud at last year’s Tattersalls Book 1. His dam Gemstone (Galileo) won at Listed level and was Group 3 placed, and has produced the Listed winner UAE Jewel (Dubawi). She is a half-sister to Karamela (Mastercraftsman), a Group 3 winner in Argentina, and to the dam of Irish St Leger (Gr 1, 1m 6f) winner Sonnyboyliston (Power). It is also the family of Irish 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Bachelor Duke (Miswaki). Almanzor stood the northern hemisphere season at Haras d’Etreham fee of €30,000, while his Cambride Stud fee is $30,000 (inc GST).


Churchill – Coolmore shuttler Churchill (Galileo) sired his 21st individual winner after his son Lawful Command (2 g ex Blue Geranium by Dansili) struck in a seven-furlong nursery at Yarmouth on Monday. Trained by Brian Meehan, the gelding was having his seventh start as he beat Bonita B (Oasis Dream) by half a length with Full Of Beans (Spill The Beans) another three-quarters of a length away in third. A 50,000 guineas purchase out of Tattersalls Book 2 last year,  Lawful Command is the second foal out of Blue Geranium (Dansili) who herself is out of the English 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) third Super Sleuth (Selkirk). Lamialady (2 f ex Eager Beaver by Duke Of Marmalade) provided Churchill with his 22nd individual winner when she comfortably broke her maiden in the Premio Okkaido (1500m) at Varese on Wednesday. Trained by Alduino Botti, the filly ran out a three and a quarter length winner over Damnatrio Memoriae (Starspangledbanner) with Yellowstone Boy (Equiano) a further two and a half lengths back in third. Bred by Horizon Bloodstock, Lamialady was a knocked down £6,000 to Stefano Botti from Malcolm Bastard’s consignment at the Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale in April this year. She is a second foal out of winning mare Eager Beaver (Duke Of Marmalade), who is a half-sister to multiple Listed winner Windhoek (Cape Cross). Churchill stands at Coolmore’s Jerrys Plains base for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) for the 2021 season. 


Divine Prophet – Lizzy The Best (2 f ex Ceoldrama by Mr. Greeley) gave her first-season-sire Divine Prophet (Choisir) his 17th individual winner as she won Tuesday’s Premio Cola D’amatrice (1600m) at Rome. Trained by Alduino Botti, the two-year-old filly got the better of Zaragiola (Pounced) with San Sberla (Opera Cat) back in third. A fourth foal out of placed mare Ceoldrama (Mr. Greeley), Lizzy The Best is a half-sister to the Group 3-placed Teresa Mendoza (Territories) and winning filly Iva Feeling (Ivawood). Divine Prophet stands at Aquis Farm for a fee of $16,500 (inc. GST) for the 2021 season.


Heroic Valour – Raheen Stud’s Heroic Valour (Fastnet Rock) made it two for two with his first-crop runners after he sired his second individual winner courtesy of the Les Ross-trained Mishani Persuasion (2 g ex Persuades by Commands), who led home stable quinella when defeating Alert State (Defcon) by a neck in the QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Helen Page-trained Hattusa (Spirit Of Boom) finished third. A homebred for Mike Cook’s Mishani Enterprises, Mishani Persuasion is the fourth winner out of his dam, Persuades (Commands), a four-time winner on the track. Further back this is the family of the Group 1-placed Snow Princess (Ela-Mana-Mou), dam to stakes winners Snow Ridge (Indian Ridge) and Snow Gretel (Green Desert). The juvenile was purchased for $8,000 at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale earlier this year when snapped up by Vaunstreet Logistics. Heroic Valour stands for a fee of $7,700 (inc GST). 


Highland Reel – Dancing Rebel (2 f ex London Plane by Danehill Dancer) landed a five-furlong maiden at the Curragh on Thursday to become the ninth individual winner from the first crop of Swettenham Stud shuttler Highland Reel (Galileo). The Ken Condon-trained filly, who had raced three times previously, was pushed out to score by three quarters of a length from Special Power (Slade Power), with New York City (Invincible Spirit) a further length and a half behind in third. The filly is the fourth foal out of London Plane (Danehill Dancer), making her a half-sister to Waikuku (Harbour Watch), winner of the Stewards’ Cup (Gr 1, 1600m) and Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (Gr 1, 1400m) in Hong Kong. Highland Reel covered 161 mares last year and he is standing for a fee of $15,000 (plus GST) this season.


National Defense –  Widden Stud shuttler National Defense (Invincible Spirit) was represented with his fifth individual winner from his first European crop when Boracay (2 f ex Bellechance by Acclamation) took out the 1100-metre maiden on debut at Pisa on Saturday. Trained by Mario Migheli, the juvenile was an impressive length and a half winner over Not Torne (Fulbright) and Lethal Grey (Lethal Force) who both had the benefit of racecourse experience. Boracay is out of the winning Bellechance (Acclamation) and he becomes her second winner from as many runners. National Defense, also the sire of stakes winner and Queen Mary Stakes (Gr 2, 5f) runner-up Twilight Gleaming, stood at the Irish National Stud for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$7,840)  this year whilst his fee at Widden is $9,900 (Inc GST) this year.


New Group / Grade 1 winners 

Coulsty – Shantisara (3 f ex Kharana by Dalakhani) gave her sire Coulsty (Kodiac) his first individual elite-level winner when she was an easy winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) at Keeneland on Saturday. Trained by Chad Brown, the three-year-old filly chased her stablemate and the eventual second Technical Analysis (Kingman) down the straight, getting level before pulling away at the finish to win by five lengths. Burning Ambition (Uncle Mo) was a further one and three-quarter lengths back in third. Bred by Oliver Donlon, Shantisara is a third foal out of unraced mare Kharana (Dalakhani) and was sold at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale in July 2020 for 10,000 guineas. Coulsty currently stands at Rathasker Stud for a fee of $4,000 (approx. AU$5,390). 


Deep Impact – Akaitorino Musume (3 f ex Apapane by King Kamehameha) gave sire Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) his 53rd elite-level winner when she won Sunday’s Shuka Sho (Gr 1, 2000m) at Hanshin. Trained by Sakae Kunieda, the three-year-old filly beat dual Group 3 winner Fine Rouge (Kizuna) by half a length with Group 2 winner Andvaranaut (King Kamehameha) the same distance further back in third. Bred by Northern Farm and owned by Kaneko Makoto Holdings Co Ltd, Akaitorino Musume is a fourth foal out of five-time Grade 1-winning mare Apapane (King Kamehameha) and is a sister to smart winners Jinambo and Rhinebeck.


Dubawi – Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) sired his 46th elite-level winner when his son Creative Force (3 g ex Choose Me by Choisir) won the Champions Sprint Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at Ascot on Saturday. Ridden by William Buick, the Charlie Appleby-trained three-year-old bounced back from a disappointing run at Haydock to sit handy behind the leader and last year’s winner Glen Shiel (Pivotal) before pouncing on that rival inside the final furlong to pull a length clear with Minzaal (Mehmas) running on well to grab third, a further length behind. A sixth foal out of Listed-winning mare Choose Me (Choisir), Creative Force is a half-brother to Group 1 winner Persuasive (Dark Angel) and Listed winner Tisbutadream (Dream Ahead). Dubawi stood at Dalham Hall Stud in 2021 at a fee of £250,000 (approx. AU$463,000).

Muhaarar – Eshaada (3 f ex Muhawalah by Nayef) produced an upset victory in the Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 4f) at Ascot on Saturday and in doing so handed her sire Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) his first elite-level winner. Trained by Roger Varian, the three-year-old filly battled hard to fend off the late persistent challenge of Albaflora, also by Muhaarar, by a short-head with the multiple Group 1-winning filly Snowfall (Deep Impact) a further three and a half lengths back in third. Eshaaada is the third foal out of winning dam Muhawalah (Nayef) who herself is a sister to Group 1 winner and fellow Shadwell stallion Tamayuz. Muhaarar stood at Nunnery Stud in 2021 for a fee of £10,000 (approx. AU$18,500).


Nathaniel – Galileo’s (Sadler’s Wells) son Nathaniel sired his fifth individual elite-level winner when Mutamakina (5 m ex Joshua’s Princess by Danehill) kept on will to take out the E P Taylor Stakes (Gr 1, 10f) at Woodbine on Sunday. Lining up off the back of a win in Grade 2 company, the Christophe Clement-trained five-year-old beat stablemate La Dragoneta (Lope De Vega) by a neck with the same margin back to Kalifornia Queen (Lope De Vega) in third. Bred in Britain by Widgham Stud, Mutamakina is out of the Danehill (Danzig) mare Joshua’s Princess, who has produced seven winners from as many starters and delivered a Camelot (Montjeu) colt this year. Mutamakina’s third dam is European Horse of the Year Ridgewood Pearl (Indian Ridge). Shawn Dugan purchased Mutamakina for 100,000 guineas from New England Stud’s consignment at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2017.


Savabeel – Savy Yong Blonk (6 m ex Ampin by Pins) provided Savabeel (Zabeel) his 24th individual Group 1 winner as she landed the Livamol Classic (Gr 1, 2040m) at Hastings on Saturday. Trained by Jamie Richards, the six-year-old started as the $8.30 fourth favourite after she was an eye-catching sixth behind Callsign Mav (Atlante) in the Tarzino Trophy (Gr 1, 1400m) last month on her seasonal return before disappointing over 1600 metres at Te Rapa. Savy Yong Blonk settled in midfield under Danielle Johnson and was travelling nicely approaching the home straight, making her challenge at the 400-metre pole and having a good battle with Harlech (Darci Brahma) to get the better of that rival by a head with Prise De Fer (Savabeel) a further half-length back in third. 


Snitzel – Four-time champion stallion Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) sired his 18th Group 1 winner when his daughter Yearning (3 f ex Rising Romance by Ekraar) took out Wednesday’s Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) at Caulfield. The Team Hawkes-trained three-year-old stayed on strongly to defeat Elusive Express (Jakkalberry) by a length with Barb Raider (Rebel Raider) another length and three-quarters back in third. Bred and co-owned by Arrowfield Stud, the filly is the first foal out of 2014 Australian Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Rising Romance (Ekraar) and her unraced second foal – a colt now named Magic (Snitzel) – was purchased by Team Hawkes for a whopping $2.5 million at this year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, while the mare produced another colt by Snitzel in 2020 and again was served by the son of Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) last October. Snitzel stands for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST). 


New stakes winners

Australia – Coolmore Stud resident Australia (Galileo) chalked up his 21st individual stakes winner when the Andrew Balding-trained Goolwa (3 f ex Pivotalia by Pivotal) landed Wednesday’s Beckford Stakes (Listed, 1m 6f) at Bath. The three-year-old filly beat Brunnera (Dubawi) by half a length with Sacred Rhyme (Lope De Vega) another length and three-quarters away in third. Purchased by Mimi Wadham and Violet Hesketh of WH Bloodstock for €50,000 at the Goffs November Foal Sale in 2018, Goolwa was then snapped up by her trainer for €50,000 at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale the following year. The filly is out of winning Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Pivotalia, making her a half-sister to Group 3 winner OnenightIdreamed (Footstepsinthesand) and two other winners, while she is a three-quarter sister to winning juvenile Scriptwriter (Churchill). Australia’s 21 stakes winners include four elite-level winners; Broome, Order Of Australia, Mare Australis and Galileo Chrome. The stallion stands at Coolmore Stud in Ireland for a fee of €25,000 (approx. AU$39,246). 


Dark Angel – Musetta (4 m ex Miss Quality by Elusive Quality) became the 79th individual stakes winner for her sire Dark Angel (Acclamation) when she won Sunday’s Prix Casimir Delamarre (Listed, 1800m) at Longchamp. The four-year-old was a length-and-a-quarter winner over Shalamba (Zoffany) with Layla (Lope De Vega) a further three-quarters of a length back in third. Musetta was a €90,000 purchase at the Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale in 2018 and is owned by Jean-Pierre Bervoets. The fifth foal out of Miss Quality (Elusive Quality), she is a half-sister to winners Vivre Pour Vivre (Pour Moi) and Thuit (Duke Of Marmalade). Dark Angel stood at Yeomanstown Stud in 2021 for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$93,800).


Dawn Approach – Desmond Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) runner-up Georgeville (5 g ex Big Break by Dansili) broke through for the first time at stakes level on Saturday when taking out the Trigo Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Leopardstown and became the 16th individual stakes winner for his sire Dawn Approach (New Approach). The progressive five-year-old was sent off as joint favourite and he duly obliged winning by two and a half lengths from Quqood (Dubawi) while co-favourite Leo De Fury (Australia) was a neck away in third. Bred by Juddmonte, Georgeville was sold as a four-year-old at Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale for 75,000 guineas and he is out of dual Group 3 winner Big Break (Dansili) who is a full-sister to the Irish Champion Older Horse and stallion Famous Name, while it is the further family of the Australian Champion Makybe Diva (Desert King). 

Deep Field –
Big Parade (5 g ex Crystal Rock by Fastnet Rock) landed the Sydney Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Randwick on Saturday and in the process handed Newgate Farm-based sire Deep Field (Northern Meteor) with his 12th individual stakes winner. The gelding was landing his sixth win from ten starts since coming into the care of Mark Newnham when he defeated Standout (Exceed And Excel) by a length and a quarter, with Prime Candidate (Denman) another head further back in third. Big Parade was purchased for $160,000 by Steve Summers from the Middlebrook Valley Lodge draft at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale. He is the second winner out of winning mare Crystal Rock (Fastnet Rock), a half-sister to Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) runner-up Zizou (Fusaichi Pegasus). Crystal Rock’s filly Hellbent (I Am Invincible) sold for $300,000 to Star Thoroughbreds and Randwick Bloodstock Agency at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale earlier this year and she was covered by Star Turn (Star Witness) last year. Deep Field is standing for a fee of $88,000 (Inc GST). 


El Roca – El Roca (Fastnet Rock) sired his third individual stakes winner as Lucky Patch (5 g ex Gould by Danehill Dancer) upset the odds to win the Premier Bowl (Gr 2, 1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. The Francis Lui-trained five-year-old stayed on well at the finish to get the better of Super Wealthy (Epaulette) by a neck with Stronger (Not A Single Doubt) a further three-quarters of a length back in third. Bred by Gerry Harvey, Lucky Patch was purchased for $40,000 by GPI Racing, Healey Racing and Andrew Williams Bloodstock at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale in 2018. He is an eighth foal out of Danehill Dancer (Danehill) mare Gould. El Roca stands at Westbury Stud for a fee of $8,000 (Plus GST).


Extreme Choice – The Newgate Farm-based stallion Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) was provided with his fourth stakes winner on Wednesday as the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Extreme Warrior (3 c ex Heart Of Thrills by Show A Heart) led home in a quinella for the stable in the Blue Sapphire Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Caulfield. The three-year-old colt effortlessly pulled clear in the final stages to beat Profiteer (Capitalist) by three and a quarter lengths. Minsk Moment (I Am Invincible) was a further three and a quarter lengths back in third. Bred by Winjana Park, Extreme Warrior was purchased by Price and agent Dermot Farrington for $160,000 at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Glenlogan Park draft.  Extreme Choice sired his fifth stakes winner after Extreme Flight (3 c ex Abscond by Galileo) took his record to three wins from five starts with a success in the Gothic Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained colt defeated Prince Alexander (Animal Kingdom) by a neck, the pair drawing clear of Sandy Prince (Pride Of Dubai) who finished six lengths further back in third. Extreme Flight is the fourth foal and third stakes winner out of the unraced Abscond (Galileo), with the three-year-old a half-brother to 2019 Tattersall’s Tiara (Gr 1, 1400m) winner Invincibella (I Am Invincible) and Group 3 winner Secret Blaze (Sizzling). Extreme Flight was a $340,000 buy for Anthony Cummings from the Sledmere draft at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale last year. Extreme Choice is standing for a private fee. 


Havana Gold – Havana Gold (Teofilo) sired his tenth individual stakes winner when his daughter Havana Red (4 f ex Rinskia by Bering) won the Stockholm Fillies and Mares Stakes (Listed, 2100m) at Bro Park on Sunday for trainer Lennart Reuterskiöld. The four-year-old travelled well into the straight, skipping clear to comfortably score by two lengths from Blue Gem (Barocci) in second with Natasha Romanova (Cable Bay) a further half-length back in third. Havana Gold stood at Tweenhills Stud in 2021 for a fee of £7,500 (approx. AU$13,900).

Heart’s Cry –
Shadow Diva (5 m ex Diamond Diva by Dansili) brought up Heart’s Cry (Sunday Silence) 52nd individual stakes winner when she won the Ireland Trophy Fuchu Himba Stakes (Gr 2, 1800m) at Tokyo on Saturday. Trained by Makoto Saito, the five-year-old mare managed to hold off the challenge of Andraste (Orfevre) by a neck with Maltese Diosa (Kizuna) a further one and a quarter lengths back in third. Bred by Northern Racing,  Shadow Diva is the fourth foal out of Grade 2-winning mare Diamond Diva (Dansili), 


Kodiac – The Aidan O’Brien-trained Glounthaune (2 c ex Khaimah by Nayef) landed the Killavullan Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Leopardstown on Saturday and provided his sire Kodiac (Danehill) with his 77th individual stakes winner. Bred by Tally-Ho Stud, Glounthaune was purchased by MV Magnier for 350,000 guineas at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale last year. Glounthanune led in the final 110 yards and ran on well to win by half a length from Pennine Hills (Kodiac) while I Am Magic (Magician) was a further half a length back in third. Glounthaune is out of an unraced Nayef (Gulch) half-sister to French Classic-placed Motamarris (Le Havre) and from the family of Group 1 winners Tamayuz (Nayef) and Santiago (Authorized). Kodiac stood at Tally-Ho Stud where his fee in 2021 was advertised as €65,000 (approx. AU$101,965).


Niagara – There You Go (3 f ex Not A Dancer by Not A Single Doubt) handed Niagara (Encosta De Lago) his third individual stakes winner when she won the John Grigg Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Ashburton on Saturday. Trained by Tony Pike, the three-year-old filly broke her maiden in easy fashion over 1400 metres at Riccarton earlier this month and she went on to dominate this race from the front holding off Art De Triomphe (Vadamos) by a comfortable two lengths with I Wish I Win (Savabeel) a further two lengths back in third. There You Go is a fourth foal out of seven-time-winning mare Not A Dancer (Not A Single Doubt) and is a sister to winner Drexler. 


Noble Mission – Buffalo River (6 g ex Fashion Insider by Indian Charlie) made a welcome return to the winners’ enclosure when landing his maiden stakes success in the Moonga Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday and in doing so became the eighth individual stakes winner for Noble Mission (Galileo). Buffalo River defeated King Magnus (Magnus) by three-quarters of a length, with Justacanta (Per Incanto) third, two lengths behind the winner. Buffalo River was a 180,000 guineas purchase for Paul Moroney Bloodstock at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale in 2018. The US-bred is out of a sister to Grade 2-winning pair Bwana Charlie (Indian Charlie) and My Pal Charlie (Indian Charlie). Famed for being the brother of unbeaten champion Frankel, Noble Mission stands at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky for a fee of $20,000 (approx. AU$27,000). 


Pride Of Dubai – In winning the Ladies’ Day Vase (Gr 3, 1600m) at Caulfield on Wednesday, the Symon Wilde-trained Sirileo Miss (4 m ex She’s Sirius by Galileo) became the 13th individual stakes winner for the Coolmore Stud-based sire Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry). The four-year-old mare stayed on bravely to beat Foxy Frida (Foxwedge) by a neck with Harmony Rose (Glass Harmonium) the same distance away in third. A winner of four of her previous eight career starts, Sirileo Miss was purchased by her trainer for $60,000 at the 2019 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the Miranda Park draft and is out of dual winner She’s Sirius (Galileo), making her a half-sister to six winners, including the stakes-placed Sophia’s Choice (Fastnet Rock). Pride Of Dubai is standing at Coolmore Stud for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST). 


Sebring – The late Widden Stud stallion Sebring (More Than Ready) struck for a stakes double on Saturday courtesy of two fillies from his final crop, which saw his total number of stakes winners climb to 73. The first of leg of the double came at Caulfield when the The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Daisies (3 f ex Tigress Lily by Snitzel) ran out an impressive winner of the Ethereal Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m), then 15 minutes later Fangirl (3 f ex Little Surfer Girl by Encosta de Lago) saluted in the Reginald Allen Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Randwick. Sebring’s stakes winners are headed by six top-flight winners. He died of a heart attack in 2019. 


Sweet Orange – Sweet Clementine (5 m ex Wealth Star by Senor Pete) provided Sweet Orange (War Front) with a first individual stakes winner when successful in Sunday’s Staphanos Classic (Listed, 1950m) at Rotorua. The Richard Collett-trained five-year-old, who is from the second crop of Sweet Orange, defeated Beaudz Well (Zed) by a head with River Run (Pour Moi) the same distance back in third after a blanket finish. Bred by Brent Gillovic of Highview Stud and his son, Kurtis, Sweet Clementine is out of the unraced Senor Pete (Green Dancer) mare, Wealth Star, a half-sister to the Australian Group 1-placed sprinter Wealth Princess (San Luis). Sweet Clementine was a $75,000 purchase for Collett from the 2018 NZB Karaka yearling sale. Sweet Orange, who has stood six seasons at Highview Stud, was sold to China earlier this year. 


Tavistock – The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Gunstock (3 c ex Zeranti by Zabeel) turned the tables on El Patroness (Shamus Award) to bounce back to winning ways in Saturday’s Caulfield Classic (Gr 2, 2000m). The son of Tavistock (Montjeu) suffered a shock defeat when finishing third in the Super Impose Stakes (Listed, 1800m), but in stepping up to 2000 metres for his fourth career start, the three-year-old delivered by a cosy length and three-quarters over El Patroness (Shamus Award), with Teewaters (Dundeel) a further length back in third. Gunstock, who became the 32nd individual stakes winner for the late Cambridge Stud-based sire Tavistock, was a graduate of the Inglis Ready 2 Race sale last year when purchased for $135,000 by Import Racing from Ohukia Lodge. Ohukia Lodge purchased the colt as a yearling for $80,000 from the  New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka National Yearling Sale from the Cambridge Stud draft. 


Toronado – The consistent Bois D’Argent (4 g ex Madonna Lily by Daylami), who has not been out of the places in eight previous starts, stepped into stakes company for the first time and duly obliged for Francis Graffard in the Prix du Ranelagh (Listed, 1600m) at Longchamp on Sunday. The four-year-old became the 18th individual stakes winner for shuttle sire Toronado (High Chaparral) as he beat Jeri (Lawman) and Breizh Eagle (Bow Creek) to take his tally to four wins from nine starts. He is a half-brother to recent Prix Jean Romanet (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Grand Glory (Olympic Glory), out of Madonna Lily (Daylami) and from the family of Alzao (Lyphard). Toronado shuttles to Swettenham Stud where his fee for this season is $49,500 (Inc GST).

Zarak –
Lizaid (2 f ex Litaara by Wiener Walzer) remained unbeaten in Sunday’s Preis die Winterkönigin (Gr 3, 1600m) at Baden-Baden and became the first stakes winner from the first crop of Zarak (Dubawi). Tracking the pace, she picked up in the closing stages to win by two and a quarter lengths from Rondina (Intello) while Barina (Gleneagles) was a short head away in third. Trained by Peter Schiergen, she is out of Litaara (Wiener Walzer), who was placed in the Diana-Trial (Gr 2, 1m 2f) and is herself a half-sister to multiple Group winner Liang Kay (Dai Jin). Zarak, a Group 1-winning son of Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) and Zarkava (Zamindar), stands at the Aga Khan Stud’s Haras de Bonneval in France where his fee this year was €12,000 (approx. AU$18,700).