Stallion Watch

Six for Frosted

New first season sire winners

Frosted – Darley stallion Frosted (Tapit) brought up his sixth individual winner on Saturday when Likeable (2 c ex Dashing Debby by Medaglia d’Oro) took out a mile maiden at Belmont. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Likeable raced right away for an eight and a quarter length victory over debutant Rational Choice (Candy Ride) with Engrave (Flatter) third. Frosted, who stands this season at Darley’s Northwood Park in Victoria for $22,000 (inc GST), will have his first Australian runner tomorrow when The Globe – who hails from the Bint Marscay (Marscay) family – steps out in the Darley Spring Preview (900m) at Flemington, Melbourne’s first two-year-old race of the season.


Pride Of Dubai – Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry) sired his 20th individual winner when Malaysian (2 f ex Booker by Mastercraftsman) built on a promising debut to score at the second time of asking in a mile maiden at Cork on Wednesday. The Jessica Harrington-trained filly, who finished eight lengths behind subsequent Group 1 winner Shale (Galileo) on her first outing, beat the Lloyd Williams-owned newcomer Belmont Avenue (Zoffany) by a head, with Always Waitin (Tamarkuz) three lengths away in third. Pride Of Dubai stands for $38,500 at Coolmore Australia in 2020. 


Scissor Kick – Former Arrowfield resident Scissor Kick (Redoute’s Choice) sired his sixth individual winner when Angelino (2 c ex Angel Of Harlem by Holy Roman Emperor) got off the mark in a claiming event over 1800 metres at Compiegne in France on Thursday. The juvenile, who was racing for the fifth time, beat Melandros (Charming Thought) and Flash Tempo (Rajsaman) by a neck and the same. Scissor Kick stood at Arrowfield Stud for four seasons and shuttled to Haras d’Etreham in France where he now permanently resides. 


Shalaa – Arrowfield Stud shuttler Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) sired his 11th individual winner when My Swallow (2 c ex Green Swallow by Green Tune) ran out a comfortable winner of a seven-furlong novice contest at Sandown for the Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore partnership. Having his second start, the juvenile beat Bullace (Toronado) by two lengths, with Ebnzaidoon (Speightstown) another half a length away in third. My Swallow is a half brother to four winners, including Group 2 victor Yellow And Green (Monsun). Shalaa stands at Arrowfield for a fee of $33,000 (inc. GST) in 2020. 


New Group/Grade 1 winners

Atlante – Late Mapperley Stud stallion Atlante (Fastnet Rock) registered his first Group 1 winner on Saturday when Callsign Mav (4 g ex Raadisi by Volksraad) took out the Tarzino Trophy (Gr 1, 1400m) in a major upset at Hastings. Sent out at 80-1, the John Bary-trained Callsign Mav tracked up behind a strong tempo set by Deerfield (Falkirk). Switched off the fence by Jonathan Riddell, the four-year-old chased through strongly before holding off the late surge of Supera (Savabeel) to win by three-quarters of a length. Favourite Avantage (Fastnet Rock) finished third, a further nose away. Callsign Mav is the first stakes winner out of three-time 1400-metre victor Raadisi (Volksraad), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner The Party Stand (Thorn Park). Purchased for just NZ$3,000 as a weanling out of the Windsor Park Stud draft at the 2017 NZB National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Sale, Saturday’s win took Callsign Mav’s earnings to NZ$188,000. Atlante died in late 2016, having served two seasons at Mapperley Stud.


Galileo – Magic Attitude (3 f ex Margot Did by Exceed And Excel) became Galileo’s 89th individual Group 1 winner when taking out the Belmont Oaks (Gr 1, 10f) on her USA debut, comfortably defeating Antoinette (Hard Spun) by two and a quarter lengths, with the same distance back to Neige Blanche (Anodin) in third. Magic Attitude is the second foal to race from Group 1-winning dam Margot Did (Exceed And Excel), who was victorious in the Nunthorpe Stakes (Gr 1, 5f) at York in 2011, and a sister to French Group 2 winner Mission Impassible, who also ran second in the QEII Challenge Cup Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) at Keeneland. Eleven-time Champion Sire Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) stands for a private fee at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. 


Nyquist – Kentucky Derby (Gr 1, 10f) winner Nyquist (Uncle Mo) recorded his second Grade 1 winner from his first crop on Sunday when Gretzky The Great (2 c ex Pearl Turn by Bernardini) took out the Summer Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Woodbine, earning a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr 1, 8f) in the process. Ridden by Japanese sensation Kazushi Kimura, the Mark Casse-trained Gretzky The Great prevailed after a speed-stalking trip, scoring by three and a quarter lengths over Ready To Repeat (More Than Ready) with a further length to Dolder Grand (Candy Ride) in third. “He is such an amazing horse,” said Kimura, who recorded his first Grade 1 win in the Summer Stakes. “He’s an easy horse—I mean to control. If I want to do something, I can do anything. When I came to the final turn then came through the final stretch, he had a tremendous explosion. He sometimes was a little bit lugging in, but he’s just still a baby.” Nyquist stands at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for USD$40,000 (approx. AUD$55,000).


Speightstown – WinStar Farm’s Speightstown (Gone West) recorded Grade 1 winner number 19 on Sunday when Lady Speightspeare (2 f ex Lady Shakespeare by Theatrical) – a half-sister to Shakespear’sgalley (Galileo), who has his first Australian trial at Warwick Farm this morning – took out the Natalma Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Woodbine on Sunday. The Chuck Fipke homebred, trained by Roger Attfield, remained unbeaten from two starts, overcoming barrier issues to score by three-quarters of a length over Alda (Munnings), with a further two and three-quarter lengths away to Seasons (Tapit) in third. “That’s always nice to see. When you break your maiden and you’re going into a race like this off of going wire-to-wire, you really haven’t had any education or anything going into something like this, so it was nice to see that for sure,” Attfield said of the Emma-Jayne Wilson-ridden Lady Speightspeare, indicating the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Gr 1, 8f) is a likely target. Speightstown stands at WinStar Farm for USD$70,000 (approx. AUD$96,400).


New stakes winners

Australia – Coolmore stallion Australia (Galileo) sired his 15th individual stakes winner when Epona Plays (3 f ex New Plays by Oratorio) landed the Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 1.5f) at Gowran Park by a cosy-looking neck from Etnaya (Siyouni), with Cerro Bayo (Dansili) over five lengths further back in third. Owned and bred by Renzo Forni, Epona Plays is a half-sister to connections’ Athasi Stakes (Gr 3, 7f)  winner Dolce Strega (Zoffany) and Stakes performer Bumbasina (Canford Cliffs). Australia stands at Coolmore Stud in Ireland for €27,500 (approx. AUD$44,500).


Awesome Again – There was a 69th individual stakes winner for Awesome Again (Deputy Minister) at Woodbine in Canada on Saturday when Count Again (5 g ex Count To Three by Red Ransom) took out the Singspiel Stakes (Gr 3, 1m1f), defeating Sir Sahib (Fort Larned) and Say The Word (More Than Ready). Count Again is a half brother to dual Bing Crosby Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) winner Ransom The Moon (Malibu Moon). Awesome Again retired from stud duties in 2019. 


Bungle Inthejungle – Winter Power (2 f ex Titian Saga by Titus Livius) built on her promise shown this season to claim the Harry Rosebery Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Ayr, becoming the fifth stakes winner for her sire Bungle Inthejungle (Exceed And Excel). The King Power Racing-owned filly defeated Nomadic Empire (Kodiac) by half a length with First Company (Fast Company) in third. Bungle Inthejungle stands for €12,000 (approx. AUD$19,500) at Rathasker Stud in Ireland.


Dawn Approach – Former Darley shuttler Dawn Approach (New Approach) sired his 12th individual stakes winner when Winning Partner (5 g ex Lady Frere by Johannesburg) landed Wednesday’s Balaklava Cup (Listed, 1600m). The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained five-year-old was winning for the fifth time in 22 starts when beating Analytica (Shocking) by a length and a half. Savatoxl (Kuroshio) was a further length and a quarter away in third. A $110,000 purchase at the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale by McEvoy Mitchell Racing, Winning Partner is the third winner from three foals out of Lady Frere (Johannesburg), who herself is a half-sister to dual Listed winner General Peekay (General Nediym). Dawn Approach stood at Darley’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland for a fee of €10,000 (approx AUD$16,200) in 2020.


Dubawi – Fonthill Abbey (4 f ex Fair Fill by New Approach) swooped on the outside to claim victory in the Prix Bergand de Tarragon (Gr 3, 1800m) at Chantilly in France as hot favourite Tickle Me Green (Sea The Moon) found herself on the fence with nowhere to go in finishing fifth. Fonthill Abbey, who became the 189th stakes winner for her sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium), defeated Thalyia (Motivator) by half a length with Suphala (Frankel) a further three-quarters of a length back in third. The Godolphin-owned filly is out of the unraced Fair Hill (New Approach) who is a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner and Darley Stallion Teofilo (Galileo) as well as Group winners Poetic Charm (Dubawi) and Bean Feasa (Dubawi). 


Dutch Art – Exceptional (3 f ex Expressive by Falbrav) lived up to her name as she stayed on strongly to win the Scottish Sprint EBF Fillies Stakes (Listed, 5.5f) at Ayr on Friday. A two-year-old winner, this was her third career success and first at stakes level, providing Cheveley Park sire Dutch Art (Medicean) with a 40th stakes winner. Exceptional defeated Last Empire (Pivotal) by a length with Dandy’s Beano (Dandy Man) a further length and a quarter back in third. A homebred for Cheveley Park Stud, she is the fifth foal from Expressive (Falbrav), who is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Echelon (Danehill) and dual Group 2 winner Chic (Machiavellian). Dutch Art stood for a private fee in 2020. 


Footstepsinthesand – The ever-reliable Footstepsinthesand registered a 64th stakes winner on Sunday when Hateya (5 m ex Selfsame by Dansili) took out the Lanwades Stud Stakes (Listed, 1600m) at Bro Park in Sweden. The well-travelled Hateya, who began her season in Dubai and then has campaigned in the UK over the summer, returned to Bro Park for the Lanwades Stud Stakes for the third time, having finished fifth in 2018 and third in 2019. Ridden by Pat Cosgrave, the Jim Boyle trainee defeated Eesha My Flower (English Channel) by a length and a half with a head to favourite Silent Night (Night Of Thunder) in third. Footstepsinthesand stood at Coolmore’s Castle Hyde Stud for €15,000 (approx. AUD$24,300) in 2020.


Frankel – Juddmonte star Frankel (Galileo) sired his 59th individual stakes winner when Majestic Noor (3 f ex Nouriya by Danehill Dancer) registered the third victory of her career with a win in Wednesday’s John Musker Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Yarmouth. The John Gosden-trained filly was bouncing back from her disappointing effort when sent off favourite for a Group 3 race in France last time out, as she beat Black Lotus (Declaration Of War) by a length and a half. Festive Star (Golden Horn) was a further neck away in third. A 650,000 gns purchase at Tattersalls in 2018, Majestic Noor is the fifth foal out of the Listed winning Nouriya (Danehill Dancer). Frankel stood for a fee of £175,000 (approx AUD$310,400) in 2020.  


Kingman – Kingman (Invincible Spirit) was another Juddmonte sire among the winners on Wednesday when victory for Posted (4 f ex Time Away by Darshaan) in Sandown’s Fortune Stakes (Listed, 1m) provided him with his 25th individual stakes winner. The Richard Hannon-trained four-year-old was winning for the third time as she defeated favourite Montatham (Showcasing) by three lengths. Lavender’s Blue (Sea The Stars) was another half a length away in third. Posted is a half sister to five winners including Group 2 scorer Time On (Sadler’s Wells) and Time Control (Sadler’s Wells), the dam of Moyglare Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) winner Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor). Further back this is the family of Time Charter (Saritamer). Kingman stood for a fee of £150,000 (approx AUD$266,000) in 2020.


Per Incanto – Little Avondale Stud’s Per Incanto (Street Cry) brought up individual stakes winner number 16 when Miss Aotearoa (3 f ex Danex by Danasinga) took out the Gold Trail Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Hastings. The Jamie Richards-trained filly endured a wide berth but swept home to win by a neck over Sweet Anna (Tavistock), racing in the famous Sir Patrick Hogan colours, with favourite Babylon Berlin (All Too Hard) a further head away in third. Bred by Tony Rider, Miss Aotearoa is the third stakes winner out of New Zealand Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m) fourth Danex (Danasinga), who has already produced Group 2 winner Oceanex (Ocean Park) – guaranteed a run in this year’s Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) courtesy of her win in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes (Listed, 2800m) – as well as Group 3 victor Amexed (Pentire). Per Incanto stands for NZ$15,000 (plus GST) at Little Avondale Stud in 2020.


Sacred Falls – The late Sacred Falls (O’Reilly) registered his first stakes winner on Friday when All Saints’ Eve (4 m ex Halloween by Encosta De Lago) won the Tibbie Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Newcastle. Sent out as favourite, the John O’Shea-trained All Saints’ Eve finished off powerfully under James McDonald to defeat Yamazaki (Real Saga) by three-quarters of a length with a further half-length to Wandabaa (Wandjina) in third. “She’s a talented mare with a bright future and hopefully we can pick up another race over the spring,” O’Shea said, indicating the Angst Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) was a likely next target for the Waikato Stud and Rosemont Stud-owned filly. “She definitely wants further so we’ll just keep spacing her runs and see how we go.” All Saints’ Eve is the seventh of ten foals produced by Halloween (Encosta De Lago), who died late last year. Her best foal is New Zealand 1000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) heroine Hasahalo (Savabeel). A four-time Group 1 winner, including back-to-back victories in the Doncaster Mile (Gr 1, 1600m), Sacred Falls stood for five seasons at Waikato Stud before his death late last year.


Savabeel – First starter Shezzacatch (3 f ex Elusive Nature by O’Reilly) caused an upset in the Sir Colin Meads Trophy (Listed, 1200m), giving New Zealand’s Champion Sire Savabeel (Zabeel) his 102nd individual stakes winner. The Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen-trained Shezzacatch jumped well but was restrained by Craig Grylls as she tossed the head around wildly. She travelled back in the field and on the rail by the time the field made the swing for home, but despite racing greenly throughout, she showed plenty of talent to sweep up and score. At the line, she had three-quarters of a length to spare over Suffused (Choisir) with Alchemia (Per Incanto) a further half-neck away in third. Bred by owner Tony Rider, Shezzacatch is the second foal – and the first stakes winner – for the unraced mare Elusive Nature (O’Reilly), a half-sister to New Zealand Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m) placegetter Savvy Dreams (Savabeel). Savabeel stands at Waikato Stud for NZ$100,000 (plus GST) in 2020.


Sepoy – Sepoy (Elusive Quality) sired his 19th individual stakes winner on Sunday when Leopoldina (3 f ex Lady’s Art by Verglas) landed the Grosser Preis der Burckhardt Metall Glas (Listed, 1600m) at Hannover in Germany, defeating Lips Eagle (Gleneagles) and Nona (Pastorius). Leopoldina is the fourth foal to race out of Lady’s Art, and a half sister to dual winner Lola’s Theme (Iffraaj). She was a 15,000gns purchase for Gestut Idee at the 2017 Tattersalls December Foal Sale. Sepoy stands at Darley’s Northwood Stud in Victoria for $7,700 in 2020. 


Shamardal – The late Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) sired his 149th individual stakes winner when All Rumours (4 f ex Aquamarine by Deep Impact) landed the Grand Prix de Fontainebleau (Listed, 2000m) on Wednesday evening. The four-year-old was winning for the third time in six starts when beating favourite Romanciere (Dansili) by three-quarters of a length, with a gap of another three and a half lengths to Nausha (Kingman) in third. 


Shanghai Bobby – Former Coolmore stallion Shanghai Bobby (Harlan’s Holiday) brought up his 33rd stakes winner on Sunday when Pirate’s Punch (4 c ex Catch The Moon by Malibu Moon) took out the Salvator Mile (Gr 3, 8f) at Monmouth Park. Pirate’s Punch could be bound for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Gr 1, 8f) after he scored a belated first stakes win, having been disqualified last month after finishing first past the post in the Philip Iselin Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f). On Sunday, it was never in doubt, scoring by two lengths over Top Line Growth (Tapizar), with a head back to Bal Harbour (First Samurai) in third. “The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile is definitely our plan based on these last two races,” his Kentucky-based trainer Grant Forster said. “For us here in Kentucky, it’s a home game this year. He does have one race at Keeneland when he ran very well as he was just starting to improve last fall. I know the owners and I are on board. I guess we have to put our money where our mouth is and give a horse the chance to show what he can do on the national stage.” Shanghai Bobby, who stood five seasons at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud, is now based at Arrow Stud in Japan.


Unencumbered – Former Three Bridges Thoroughbreds stallion Unencumbered (Testa Rossa) brought up his second individual stakes winner on Saturday when Felicia (4 m ex Los Feliz by Shamardal) took out the How Now Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Caulfield. Sent out as second favourite, the Dean Binaisse-trained Felicia raced clear to score by two lengths over Broadwayandfourth (Smart Missile) with a further long head to Fiesta (I Am Invincible) in third. It was a first Group winner for an excited Binaisse: “It’s been a super ride. I’ve just got to thank the owners for sticking and giving me the opportunity. This is my first Group or Listed winner. I keep running seconds or thirds in them. It drives me nuts. It’s good to get the monkey off the back. It’s probably a gorilla that just went past.” Felicia is the first stakes winner for the unraced mare Los Feliz (Shamardal). Unencumbered died in March, 2018, having served four books of mares.


Written Tycoon – Woodside Park Stud and Arrowfield Stud’s Written Tycoon (Iglesia) registered stakes winner number 35 on Saturday when Odeum (3 f ex Movie by Red Ransom) took out the Jim Moloney Stakes (Listed, 1400m). Owned by a collective led by top bloodstock agent Sheamus Mills, the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Odeum sprinted powerfully to defeat favourite Aidensfield (Dissident) by a length and a half with a further length to Mozzie Monster (Sebring) in third. “That’s fantastic,” Price said. “We thought she could run a place today but to win like that by a big margin, ears pricked, that was awfully impressive. She ran today like the mile would suit her. Obviously the Thousand Guineas is now on the agenda. It’s fantastic, a nice problem to have.” Purchased for $420,000 by Mills at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Odeum is the second stakes winner for Listed placegetter Movie (Red Ransom), after Listed victor Goodfella (Snitzel). Written Tycoon stands for $77,000 (inc GST) at Arrowfield Stud in 2020.