New first season sire winners
Armidale Stud’s Alpine Eagle (High Chaparral) got off the mark with a first winner on Sunday, and did so in some style, as Alpine Wolf (2 g ex Copper Dancer by West Quest) cruised to a four-length win at Devonport. The Mark Ganderton-trained juvenile was making his debut following a trial win at Devonport on June 8, and defeated Lacerate (Charge Forward) by the wide margin. He is the second named foal out of three-time winning mare Copper Dancer (West Quest), who has a yearling filly by the stallion and was placed back in foal to Alpine Eagle last year. Alpine Eagle, a winner of the Autumn Classic (Gr 2, 1800m) in his track career, will stand at Armidale Stud for a fee of $6,050 in 2021.
Searchin’ Roc’s (2 f ex Still Searchin’ by Trade Fair) comfortably took out the 1200-metre two-year-old plate at Belmont on Saturday to earn first season sire Awesome Rock (Fastnet Rock) his second individual winner. The David Harrison-trained filly finished fifth on debut at Belmont earlier this month but improved from that performance to defeat Wise Words (Zoustar) by one and a half lengths, with Vogue’s Choice (Patronize) another one and a quarter lengths back in third. Awesome Rock, who is also the sire of the Listed-placed Diamond Blue, stands at Gold Front Thoroughbred Breeding for $6,500 (inc. GST).
Tympanist (2 g ex Anaween by More Than Ready) provided first season shuttle sire Belardo (Lope De Vega) with his fourth southern hemisphere winner when landing the 1400-metre maiden at Hawkesbury on Tuesday. Sent off a $14 shot, the David Payne-trained gelding improved significantly from his three previous unplaced efforts to score by one and a quarter lengths over Vyner (Snitzel). Favourite Armour Force (Fastnet Rock) was another short-head back in third. Tympanist is one of two winners from as many to race out of winning mare Anaween (More Than Ready). Belardo, the sire of five northern hemisphere stakes winners, will return to Haunui Farm later this year where he will stand for NZ$10,000 (plus GST).
Sniper Legend (2 g ex Lady Sniper by Snippetson) continued Capitalist’s (Written Tycoon) dominance at the top of the first season sires by winners table when getting off the mark at Hawkesbury on Tuesday. The Matthew Vella-trained gelding landed the 1100-metre maiden to become Capitalist’s 18th Australian success this season, and 19th overall. Sniper Legend was making his second start after finishing runner-up on debut at Wyong in January. Sent off a $3.80 chance under Jason Collett, Sniper Legend defeated A Land Of (Foxwedge) by one and a half lengths, with Charlemagne (Real Impact) another two and three-quarter lengths back in third. Bought by Bon Ho for $550,000 from the Inglis Sydney Ready to Race Sale in October, Sniper Legend is the first foal out of stakes winner Lady Sniper (Snippetson), who was purchased at the recent Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale for $240,000. Capitalist will stand at Newgate Farm for $99,000 this season.
Orazio (2 c ex Lady Fashion by Oasis Dream) provided former shuttle sire Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) with his eighth individual winner when impressively landing the six-furlong Novice Stakes at Windsor on Saturday. The Charlie Hills-trained colt eased to the front with two furlongs to run and skipped clear under PJ McDonald to score by a comfortable three lengths from City Runner, who provided Caravaggio with the quinella. Burning Bush (Fulbright) was a length and a half further back in third. Purchased for £215,000 from the Goffs Ireland Orby Yearling Sale last year, Orazio is the fifth winner from as many to race out of Lady Fashion (Oasis Dream), who is the dam of Listed winner Suits You – Sunny Way (H.K.) (Youmzain). Caravaggio, who shuttled to Australia for one season in 2018, stands at Ashford Stud in Kentucky for US$25,000 (approx. AU$32,951).
Encountered (2 c ex Enrol by Pivotal) became the fourth winner for Coolmore’s first season shuttle sire Churchill (Galileo) with an impressive make-all win in the EBF Novices’ Stakes (7f) at Doncaster on Friday. The Marco Botti-trained juvenile enjoyed an easy lead under Daniel Muscutt who shook up his mount with two furlongs to go when pressed by his fellow 2-1 market leader Implore (Ulysses). The youngster quickened away to a four-length verdict over Implore with Atrium (Holy Roman Emperor) a further three and three-quarter lengths behind in third. Encountered races in the colours of Hong Kong-based owner Ben Wong. Agent Suzanne Roberts purchased the Rabbah Bloodstock-bred colt for 160,000gns out of Book 1 at Tattersalls in October 2020. His dam, the Cheveley Park Stud-bred Enrol (Pivotal), was Listed placed and is out of a half-sister to Group 3-placed Battle Chant (Coronado’s Quest) from the family of high-class miler Emperor Jones (Danzig). Churchill will again stand at Coolmore Australia in 2021 for a fee of $22,000.
The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Preemptory (2 c ex Tears by Stromberg Carlson) became first season sire Winning Rupert’s (Written Tycoon) eighth individual winner when he landed the 1200-metre maiden handicap at Newcastle on Saturday. Unplaced in his two previous efforts on the track, Preemptory improved under Keagan Latham to defeat Mirror One (Iffraaj) by a head, with Borsalina (Dane Shadow) the same distance further behind in third. Preemptory, a $180,000 buy from the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, is the third foal out of Tears (Stromberg Carlson), who has produced one other winner. Winning Rupert will stand at Newgate Farm for $11,000 this year.
New Group/Grade 1 winners
Wishformore (5 g ex Fleur En Fleur by Hernando) took the Oslo Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) at Ovrevoll in Norway on Saturday to become the first stakes winner for Center Divider (Giant’s Causeway). The Niels Petersen-trained gelding took the lead inside the final 300 metres and stayed on well to defeat Learn By Heart (Frankel) by three-quarters of a length, with favourite Jet Action (Camelot) the same distance further behind in third. One of nine winners from as many runners out of Fleur En Fleur (Hernando), Wishformore is a half-brother to fellow Group 3 winner Suspicious Mind (Appel Au Maitre).
Competitive Edge (Super Saver) sired his first elite-level winner on Saturday when Estacional (2 c ex Indy Station by Indy Dancer) won the Premio Tanteo de Potrillos (Gr 1, 1500m) at Hipodromo Chile. A winner of his last two starts, the two-year-old colt took the step up to Group 1 company in his stride with a half-length defeat of Vivir Con Alegria (Flyer). Waiwen (The Lumber Guy) was two lengths behind the winner in third. Estacional is one of three winners from as many to race out of Group 2 winner Indy Station (Indy Dancer). Competitive Edge stands at Ashford Stud in Kentucky for US$5,000 (approx. AU$6,590).
Hurricane Lane (3 c ex Gale Force by Shirocco) provided Frankel (Galileo), Godolphin and Charlie Appleby with a Derby double when landing the Irish Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) at the Curragh on Saturday. The colt, who finished third behind stablemate Adayar (Frankel) in the Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) earlier this month, ran down long-time leader Lone Eagle (Galileo) in the final stages to score by a neck. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Wordsworth (Galileo) was another seven lengths back in third, while his well-fancied stablemate High Definition (Galileo) finished a disappointing tenth. Hurricane Lane is the second foal out of Listed winner Gale Force (Shirocco), who is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Seal Of Approval (Authorized). The win provided Frankel, who was the leading sire at Royal Ascot last week, with his 16th individual elite-level winner. He stands at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud for £175,000 (approx. AU$320,267).
Having finished runner-up at Group 1 level on two of her past three starts, Queen Liz (6 m ex Queen Pasion by Orientate) ran out a deserving winner of the Gran Premio Estrellas Sprint (Gr 1, 1000m) at Palermo on Saturday, becoming the fourth elite-level winner for Lizard Island. The Daniel Bordon-trained six-year-old defeated Luthier Blues (Le Blues) by a length, with Sanson Greeley (Horse Greeley) another two lengths back in third. Queen Liz is one of three winners out of stakes winner Queen Passion (Orientate).
Che Capanga (4 c ex Lucidezza by Orpen) took out the Gran Premio Estrellas Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) at Palermo on Saturday to earn Manipulator (Unbridled) his seventh individual elite-level winner. The four-year-old colt was sent off favourite under William Pereyra and defeated Bouquet Key (Key Deputy) by half a length. Es Torrent (Sidney’s Candy) finished two lengths behind the winner in third.
Reina De Mollendo (3 f ex Royal Top by Giant’s Causeway) landed the Premio Pamplona (Gr 1, 2000m) at Monterrico in Peru on Saturday to become the 16th individual elite-level winner for Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer). Making her second start at the top level, the three-year-old filly won by half a length over Quinta Nota (Tale Of Ekati), with Salmation (Jaguar Star) another neck back in third. Mastercraftsman stands at Coolmore in Ireland for €15,000 (approx. AU$23,600).
Night Of Thunder
The Joseph O’Brien-trained Thundering Nights (4 f ex Cape Castle by Cape Cross) showed plenty of heart in the final stages to land the Pretty Polly Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f) at the Curragh on Sunday and provide former Darley shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) with his second individual elite-level winner. Having pulled clear inside the final furlong under Shane Crosse, Thundering Nights began to drift left, leaving room for Santa Barbara (Camelot) to pull upsides on her inner. However, when it looked as though Santa Barbara was about to scoot clear entering the last half-furlong, Thundering Nights gathered herself and battled back to score by a neck over Ryan Moore’s mount. Favourite Cayenne Pepper (Australia), who was another two and a half lengths back in third. Thundering Nights is the first foal out of four-time winner Cape Castle (Cape Cross). Night Of Thunder, who last month sired Queensland Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Kukeracha, stands at Kildangan Stud in Ireland for €75,000 (approx. AU$118,000).
Mahagonny (3 f ex Mira Vos by Afleet Alex) took out the Gran Premio Estrellas Distaff (Gr 1, 2000m) at Palermo on Saturday to provide Storm Embrujado (Bernstein) with his third individual elite-level winner. Placed in Group 1 company on her last two starts, it was third time lucky for Mahagonny on Saturday as she won by three-quarters of a length over Marquesa Key (Key Deputy), with Soviet Catch (Catcher In The Rye) five lengths further back in third.
Lindalevesolta (2 f ex Truth Seeking by Seeking The Gold) added to Super Saver’s productive weekend when she landed the Gran Premio Estrellas Juvenile Fillies (Gr 1, 1600m) at Palermo to become his sixth individual elite-level winner, and 30th stakes success. The two-year-old filly finished runner-up in Group 1 company on her last start and went one better on Saturday, defeating short-priced favourite Carta Embrujada (Storm Embrujado) by head. Agua Maxima (Interdetto) was another length back in third. Out of winning mare Truth Seeking (Seeking The Gold), Lindalevesolta is a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Emerging Talent (Broken Vow).
New stakes winners
Irish import Abby Hatcher (4 f ex Sharqawiyah by Dubawi) got off the mark in stakes company in the Chicago Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Arlington Park on Saturday, providing Acclamation (Royal Applause) with his 58th individual stakes winner. Abby Hatcher, a winner at Dundalk before being transferred to Anna Meah in America, defeated Club Car (Malibu Moon) by half a length, with favourite Dreamalildreamofu (Commissioner) the same distance further behind in third. Acclamation stands at Rathbarry Stud in Ireland for €27,500 (approx. AU$36,246).
Ricla (3 f ex Highphar by Highest Honor) landed the Prix de Thiberville (Listed, 2400m) at Longchamp on Thursday to become the 19th individual stakes winner sired by Adlerflug (In The Wings). The filly’s success followed on the heels of a fine second to Thunder Drum (Dubawi) in the Prix de Royaumont (Gr 3, 2400m) at Chantilly two weeks prior, having broken her maiden at the fourth attempt, at Le Mans in May. Ricla settled midfield in the eight-runner Longchamp contest before being switched out at the top of the straight. She was shaken up to soon lead under Olivier Peslier who kept her up to her task to win by a short neck over Forever Be (Dubawi) with Rainband (Medaglia D’Oro) a further two lengths behind in third. Ricla, bred and raced by Dario Hinojosa’s Darpat France, is a half-sister to two-time Group 1 winner Recoletos (Whipper) and Group 2 winner Castellar (American Post). She is out of Highphar (Highest Honor), an unraced daughter of Pharatta (Fairy King), winner of the Belmont Garden City Handicap (Gr 2, 9f). Pharatta raced for Hinojosa, having been bought out of the Barronstown Stud draft at Goffs in November 1995 by Chevington Stud for IR£15,000. Adlerflug stands at Gestut Schlenderhan at a fee of €16,000 (approx. AU$25,000).
Air Force Blue
Coolmore’s Air Force Blue (War Front), who shuttled to Australia for once season in 2017, was represented by his first black-type winner on Saturday, when Fighting Force (3 c ex No Splits by Smart Strike) galloped to victory in the Not Surprising Stakes (Listed, 8f) at Gulfstream Park. Air Force Blue, who was crowned champion juvenile in Europe in 2015, was retired to Ashford in Kentucky for the 2017 breeding season after a winless three-year-old campaign. Fighting Force received a dream trip in the mile contest at Gulfstream, benefiting from an extended speed duel between the favourites before surging to the lead at the top of the stretch and drawing clear by three and a half lengths under Samy Camacho. Air Force Blue, the sire of Cinderella Stakes (Listed, 1050m) runner-up Roxy Blue, stands at Ashford for US$10,000 (approx. AU$13,180).
Fourhometwo (3 g ex Missy O’ Gwaun by King’s Best) improved on his second in the Glencairn Stakes (Listed, 1m) last start to take out the Celebration Stakes (Listed, 1m) at the Curragh on Saturday and provide former shuttle sire Ajaya (Invincible Spirit) with a first individual stakes winner. Ridden by Ben Coen, the Johnny Murtagh-trained gelding produced a late burst up the inside rail to defeat Khartoum (Pioneerof The Nile) by half a length, with State Of Rest (Starspangledbanner) a nose further back in third. Fourhometwo is the first stakes winner out of Missy O’ Gwaun (King’s Best), who is a sister to Group 3 winner Cosmo Meadow and a half-sister to further two Group winners in Beauty O’ Gwaun (Rainbow Quest) and Knight To Behold (Sea The Stars). Ajaya shuttled to Chatswood Stud in Australia for one season in 2017, where he produced 16 live foals from the 61 mares he covered. He was later retired from stud duties due to fertility issues.
American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) notched his 19th individual stakes winner as a sire when Willow (3 f ex Peeping Fawn by Danehill) landed the EBF Naas Oaks Trial (Listed, 1m 2f) at Naas on Wednesday evening. The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly raced in second until she joined the leader, April Showers (Galileo) with two furlongs to go. The three-year-old edged ahead and maintained a narrow advantage through the final furlong to win by half a length from La Petite Coco (Ruler Of The World), with April Showers a further length and three quarters behind in third. Willow broke her maiden at her third and final start as a juvenile last year, over a mile at Leopardstown, and this was her first win at the fourth attempt this season, having trailed home last of 14 behind Snowfall (Galileo) in the Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) at Epsom the time before. The Coolmore homebred is out of the brilliant filly Peeping Fawn (Danehill) who won four Group 1 races to round out her three-year-old season and has also produced the Group 1-placed Chesham Stakes (Listed, 7f) winner September (Deep Impact) and the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) third Sir John Hawkes (Henrythenavigator). Peeping Fawn is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Thewayyouare (Kingmambo), out of Fillies’ Mile (Gr 1, 1m) second Maryinsky (Sadler’s Wells). American Pharoah will stand at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $49,500 this year.
Stepping into stakes company for the first time on his 22nd start, consistent four-year-old Narcos (4 c ex Hesperian by Iffraaj) took out the Grand Prix de Lyon (Listed, 2400m) on Sunday for Jean-Pierre Gauvin and became the seventh individual stakes winner for his sire Anodin (Anabaa). This was the colt’s seventh win overall while he was placed on nine of his other starts. Ridden by Mickaël Forest, Narcos missed the break and was settled at the rear of the field. He picked up smartly in the closing stages down the outside to snatch victory on the line by a quarter of a length from Ateem (Dark Angel) and there was a further three-quarters of a length back to Or Gris (Gris De Gris) in third. Bred by Elevage Des Loges, Narcos changed hands for €15,000 at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale and he is out of an unraced half-sister to Masaka Stakes (Listed, 1m) runner-up Lucky Date (Halling), while his second dam Hesperia (Slip Anchor) was successful at that level in Italy. Anodin, a Group 3-winning and multiple Group 1-placed miler who is a brother to champion Goldikova, stands at Haras du Quesnay where his fee for 2021 was €7,000 (approx. AU$11,000).
Merveillo (3 c ex Merville by Montjeu) became his late sire Archipenko’s (Kingmambo) 23rd individual stakes winner with a front-running success in the Derby du Languedoc (Listed, 2400m) at Toulouse on Thursday. The Wertheimer et Frere homebred took his tally to three wins from seven starts for trainer Christophe Ferland. Enzo Corallo dictated fractions on the three-year-old, shook him up when pressed at the top of the straight and drove him clear to hold the runner-up Sa’Ad (Tamayuz) by a length, with Esop (Galiway) a further half-length behind in third. His dam, Merville (Montjeu), has produced four winners from as a many runners and is a winning half-sister to St James’s Palace Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) victor Most Improved (Lawman) and a three-parts sister to Ectot (Hurricane Run), a top-level winner in France and the US. Archipenko (Kingmambo) stood at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket until his passing due to laminitis at age 13, and sired Group 1 winners in Europe, South America and Asia, notably Time Warp, successful in the Hong Kong Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) at Sha Tin.
Stormbringer (6 g ex Riva Royale by Royal Applause) landed the Prix Hampton (Listed, 1000m) at Chantilly on Friday to give Dutch Art (Medicean) his 42nd individual stakes winner as a sire. The Gavin Hernon-trained gelding made it a hat-trick of wins for the season and bettered his previous second place in the grade over six furlongs at York in September 2018. Stormbringer slipstreamed the leader, ducked inside to the fence with a quarter of a mile to race and forged on to lead inside the final furlong. The winning margin was a length over Berneuil (Lope De Vega), with Ken Colt (Kendargent) a further short-neck behind in third. Stormbringer, who races in the colours of Charles Wentworth, is a half-brother to the stakes-placed Hong Kong winners Exciting Dream (Bertolini) and Let Me Fight (Hawk Wing), as well as the Listed-placed River Rhapsody (Hawk Wing). Bred by the Riva Royale Partnership, Strombringer was sold as a yearling at Tattersalls October Book 2 to Church Farm for 50,000gns, having been offered by Pier House Stud. Church Farm and Horse Park Farm, Ireland offered him at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-up the following spring when Paul Harley Bloodstock landed a successful bid of 190,000gns. Dutch Art stands at Cheveley Park Stud for a private fee.
Exceed And Excel
Darley’s Exceed And Excel (Danehill) sired his 185th individual stakes winner on Saturday when Chil Chil (5 m ex Tiana by Diktat) landed the Chipchase Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Newcastle. The Andrew Balding-trained mare defeated Good Effort (Shamardal) by three-quarters of a length under Silvestre De Sousa, with Diligent Harry (Due Diligence) another half-length back in third. Out of the stakes-placed mare Tiana (Diktat), Chil Chil is a half-sister to 2019 Queen Anne Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) runner-up Beat The Bank (Paco Boy), who won five times in Group 2 company. Exceed And Excel will stand at Darley in NSW for $132,000 later this year.
Runaway Rumour (3 f ex Elusive Rumour by Elusive Quality) took her unbeaten run to three wins when landing the Wild Applause Stakes (Listed, 8f) at Belmont on Saturday. Tested for the first time in stakes company, the Jorge Abreu-trained filly defeated favourite Minaun (Zoffany) by half a length to earn Flintshire (Dansili) his second individual stakes winner. Nevisian Sunrise (War Front) finished a length behind the winner in third. A half-sister to stakes winner Myhartblongstodady (Scat Daddy), Runaway Rumour is out of stakes-placed mare Elusive Rumour (Elusive Quality). Flintshire stands at Hill ‘N Dale Farms in Kentucky for $10,000 (approx. AU$13,180).
Outbox (6 g ex Emirates Queen by Street Cry) upset 2019 St Leger (Gr 1, 1m 6.5f) winner Logician (Frankel) to land Saturday’s Fred Archer Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at Newmarket, providing Juddmonte’s Frankel (Galileo) with his 72nd individual stakes winner. Sent off at 6-1 under Hollie Doyle, Outbox controlled proceedings to score by a length over odds-on favourite Logician, who has been unable to replicate his three-year-old form over the past two seasons. Pablo Escobarr (Galileo) was another three and three-quarter lengths back in third. Out of Group 2 winner Emirates Queen (Street Cry), Outbox is a half-brother to the stakes-placed Royal Champion (Shamardal).
Colin Keane made all on the Aidan O’Brien-trained Amhran Na Bhfiann (4 c ex Alluring Park by Green Desert) to land the Curragh Cup (Gr 2, 1m 6f) on Sunday, which provided Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) with his 338th individual stakes winner. The four-year-old colt ran third to Serpentine (Galileo) in the Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) last year but did not break his maiden until April this term when striking over a mile and a half at Dundalk. He has run twice since, including when beaten 54 lengths in the Gold Cup (Gr 1, 2m 4f) earlier this month when attempting to make all before weakening over the last three furlongs. Putting up an impressive performance on Sunday, Amhran Na Bhfiann scored by seven lengths from Bendigo Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr 3, 2600m) runner-up Pondus (Sea The Moon) while the winner’s stablemate Passion (Galileo) was a further three lengths back in third. Amhran Na Bhiann now has quotes of 40-1 for the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m). Bred by Lodge Park Stud, Amhran Na Bhfiann was a 1,300,000gns Tattersalls yearling buy to MV Magnier. He is a brother to Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Was and two other stakes winners, out of the Listed-placed Alluring Park (Green Desert), who is a half-sister to Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner and sire New Approach (Galileo). Champion sire Galileo stands at Coolmore for a private fee.
System (2 f ex Spiritual Air by Royal Applause) caused an upset in the Empress Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newmarket on Saturday, with her victory earning first season sire Galileo Gold (Paco Boy) his second individual stakes winner. Sent off at 22-1 after finishing runner-up on debut at Salisbury earlier this month, the Richard Hannon-trained System got up to defeat Desert Dreamer (Oasis Dream) by a neck, with favourite Cachet (Aclaim) a length behind the winner in third. System is out of winning mare Spiritual Air (Royal Applause), who is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Fourth Way (Iffraaj). Galileo Gold, who has five winners to his name including Listed winner Ebro River, stands at Tally Ho Stud for a €5,000 (approx. AU$7,866) fee.
Only four went to post in the Airlie Stud Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) for two-year-old fillies at the Curragh on Sunday and Fairyhouse maiden winner Velocidad (2 f ex Astrantia by Dansili) remained unbeaten on her second start to become the 14th individual stakes winner for Gleneagles (Galileo). Ridden by Declan McDonogh for Joseph O’Brien, in the colours of his mother Anne-Marie, she tracked the pace, joined the leader Yet (War Front) at the two-furlong marker and drew clear in the final furlong to win by two and a quarter lengths. Yet stayed on for second, while Queen Mary Stakes (Gr 2, 5f) third and favourite Cheerupsleepyjean (Starspangledbanner) was third ahead of Missing Matron (Vocalised). Purchased for 25,000gns at Tattersalls October Book 1, Velocidad is out of a sister to dual Group 3 winner and sire Strategic Prince and stakes winner Yorkshire (Generous). Her second dam Ausherra (Diesis) won the Oaks Trial (Listed, 1m 3.5f) and is a sister to Irish Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Ramruma, while it is also the family of multiple Group 1 scorer Montefilia (Kermadec). Gleneagles, who was recording his fifth Group winner this year including Royal Ascot winner Loving Dream, stands at Coolmore for a fee of €25,000 (approx. AU$39,300).
Go Bears Go (2 c ex In Dubai by Giant’s Causeway) proved the form of the Norfolk Stakes (Gr 2, 5f) at Royal Ascot with victory in the Railway Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at the Curragh on Saturday. The David Loughnane-trained and Amo Racing-owned colt finished a head second in the Royal Ascot juvenile feature behind Perfect Power (Ardad), and defeated Castle Star (Starspangledbanner), who was chasing a third consecutive win at stakes level, by a length and a quarter, with the same margin back to Masseto (Territories), who finished fourth in the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Royal Ascot, in third. A 150,000gns breeze up purchase, Go Bears Go is out of winning mare In Dubai (Giant’s Causeway), a half-sister to Group 1 winner Nahrain (Selkirk). Kodi Bear stands at Rathbarry Stud for a fee of €6,000 (approx. AU$9,400).
Fambrus (6 g ex Sunsemperchi by Montjeu) got off the mark in stakes company when landing the Coppa D’Oro (Listed, 3000m) at Milan on Sunday, becoming the 125th individual stakes winner for Oasis Dream (Green Desert). Having placed at his three previous attempts at Listed level, the six-year-old gelding went one better when defeating Northsea Star (Sea The Stars) into second, with Vernasca (Blue Canari) back in third. Out of Group 3-placed mare Sunsemperchi (Montjeu), Fambrus is a half-brother to stakes winners Faciascura (Oratorio) and Finidaprest (Dylan Thomas). Oasis Dream stands at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud for £20,000 (approx. AU$36,584).
Romantic Proposal (5 m ex Playwithmyheart by Diktat) justified favouritism to land the Dash Stakes (Listed, 6f) at the Curragh on Saturday and become the 37th individual stakes winner for Raven’s Pass (Elusive Quality). Ridden by Chris Hayes, the Edward Lynam-trained mare, who was second in the Ballyogan Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) last start, got off the mark in stakes company with a one-and-a-half-length win over Teresa Mendoza (Territories). Quarantine Dreams (Make Believe) was another half-length back in third. Romantic Proposal is one of three winners out of Playwithmyheart (Diktat), who is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Toylsome (Cadeaux Genereux). Raven’s Pass stands at Darley’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland for €7,500 (approx. AU$11,789).
Zayydani (4 m ex Ruqqaya by Van Nistelrooy), a half-sister to Group 1 winner Grunt (O’Reilly), backed up a win at Class 4 level at the Gold Coast and a Listed placing at Morphettville to claim a first stakes success in the Tattersall’s Gold Crown (Listed, 2137m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The four-year-old mare, who finished fourth in the South Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) behind Russian Camelot (Camelot) last year, became the 115th individual stakes winner for Waikato Stud Stallion Savabeel (Zabeel), and his 19th individual stakes winner just this season. Retained to race by breeders Brent and Cherry Taylor of Trelawney Stud, the four-year-old mare landed a fourth career success from 13 starts, defeating Walking Flying (Tavistock) by two and three-quarter lengths, with Windermere (All Too Hard) a neck further back in third. She is out of maiden winner Ruqqaya (Van Nistelrooy), who saw a Tivaci (High Chaparral) colt sell for $500,000 to Bruce Perry Bloodstock last year. Named Gmork, the unraced two-year-old features Waikato Stud’s Mark Chittick, Jamieson Park and Rosemont Stud in his ownership, and is in training with Danny O’Brien. The mare has a yearling sister to Zayydani and was placed in foal to Super Seth (Dundeel) last year. Savabeel will again stand at Waikato Stud for a fee of $100,000 (Plus GST) in 2021.
Sea The Moon
Padovana (4 f ex Praise Dancing by Blame) recorded her third win on the bounce and broke through at stakes level in the Grand Prix Anjou Bretagne (Listed, 1600m) at Nantes on Tuesdayto take her tally to four wins from seven starts, as well as a placing in the Prix de Thiberville (Listed, 2400m) last July. Trained by Francis-Henri Graffard, the four-year-old was ridden by Olivier Peslier and she got the better of Caliste (Intense Focus) and Ultramarine (Siyouni) to become the 16th individual stakes winner for her sire Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars). Padovana is out of the unraced Praise Dancing (Blame) while her second dam was the stakes winner Prianca (Diktat). German Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Sea The Moon stands at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket where his fee for 2021 was £22,500 (approx. AU$41,700).
Sea The Stars
Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) racked up his 80th individual stakes winner as Shiraz (4 g ex Shemiyla by Dalakhani) delivered a deserved black-type success in landing the Prix La Moskowa (Listed, 3000m) at Chantilly on Friday. The Aga Khan Stud-owned gelding had finished placed in stakes races his last five runs, but his stakes win came in style as he defeated Karlstad (Stormy River) by four and a half lengths, with Lord Achilles (Rio De La Plata) third, a further length behind. Sea The Stars stands a Gilltown Stud for a fee of €150,000 (approx. AU$235,000).
Incentivise (4 g ex Miss Argyle by Iglesia) continued wreaking destruction in Queensland as he stepped up to Group 3 level for a 12-length romp in the Tattersall’s Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. It was a sixth win in succession for Incentivise, who backed up wins of seven and a quarter, nine, and nine and a half lengths on his last three starts to assert dominance once more for trainer Steve Tregea and new connections Brae Sokolski and Ozzie Kheir. He is yet another class prospect for Rosemont Stud’s Shamus Award (Snitzel) this season, who celebrated Group 1 success with Duais, Media Award and Mr Quickie this campaign. Incentivise, a homebred for Tregea, is out of the deceased placed mare Miss Argyle (Iglesia), with Incentivise now her fourth stakes winner after Group 3 winner turned Waikato Stud stallion Ardrossan (Redoute’s Choice) and Listed winners Bergerac (Drumbeats) and Cheyenne Warrior (Not A Single Doubt). Shamus Award will stand at Rosemont for a fee of $33,000 in 2021.
Amo Racing’s Meu Amor (3 f ex Enraptured by Oasis Dream), who has been placed in stakes company on two of her last three starts, broke through to gain a deserved win in the Eternal Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Carlisle on Wednesday and became the 48th individual stakes winner for her sire Siyouni (Pivotal). The Ralph Beckett-trained three-year-old tracked the pace under Richard Kingscote, hit the front at the two furlong marker and drew clear to win by two and three quarter lengths from Thunder Beauty (Night Of Thunder), while the favourite Cloudy Dawn (Kodiac) was a further two and a quarter lengths back in third. Meu Amor won as a juvenile and ran a close second in the Bosra Sham Fillies Stakes (Listed, 6f) in October, as well as fourth in the Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) on her return in May and third in the Surrey Stakes (Listed, 7f) last time out. She was an 80,000gns Tattersalls yearling and £300,000 Arqana breeze-up purchase by Alex Elliott. Bred by Lady Bamford, she is out of the juvenile winner Enraptured (Oasis Dream) who is a half-sister to Group 3 scorers Pincheck (Invincible Spirit) and Valeria Messalina (Holy Roman Emperor). Siyouni stands at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval in France where his fee this year was €140,000 (Approx AU$220,400).
Souper Stonehenge (5 g ex Onepointhreekarats by Medaglia D’Oro) landed the Jacques Cartier Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Woodbine last Sunday to earn Speightstown (Gone West) his 124th individual stakes winner. The Mark Casse-trained gelding finished third in the Carter Handicap (Gr 1, 7f) at Aqueduct last start and took advantage of a drop down in class to score a comfortable four-length victory over favourite Pink Floyd (Old Forester), with Malibu Secret (Malibu Moon) another three-quarters of a length back in third. A half-brother to stakes winner and Grade 1 runner-up Tap It To Win (Tapit), Souper Stonehenge is the first foal out of stakes-winning mare Onepointhreekarats (Medaglia D’Oro), who is a half-sister to another three stakes winners. Speightstown stands at WinStar Farm in Kentucky for a $90,000 (approx. AU$119,829) stud fee.
Double Thunder (2 c ex Rattataptap by Tapit) landed the Bashford Manor Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Churchill Downs on Saturday to provide Super Saver (Maria’s Mon) with his 29th individual stakes winner. The Phoenix Thoroughbreds-owned colt won on debut earlier this month and followed that up with a comfortable four-and-three-quarter-length success over Vodka N Water (Fed Biz) on Saturday. Glacial (Frosted) was a head further back in third. Double Thunder is the first foal out of winning mare Rattataptap (Tapit), who was also placed in Grade 3 company and is a sister to stakes winner My Miss Tapit. Super Saver, who also sired a Group 1 winner in Argentina on Saturday, stands at the Jockey Club of Turkey for €12,500 (approx. AU$19,665).
The Tony Pike-trained Tutukaka (2 g ex Meleka Belle by Iffraaj) cruised to victory in the Tattersall’s Life Member Stakes (Listed, 1830m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday to provide the late Tavistock (Montjeu) with his 31st individual stakes winner. Placed in the Phoenix Stakes (Listed, 1500m) earlier this month, the two-year-old gelding got off the mark in stakes company with a four-length defeat of Balmaurice (Maurice). General Wolffe (Wolf Cry) was three and a quarter lengths further back in third. A half-sister to champion mare Melody Belle (Commands), Tutukaka is one of three winners out of Meleka Belle (Iffraaj). He was purchased by Pike for $250,000 from last year’s NZB National Yearling Sale from the Haunui Farm draft. Melody Belle, who was bought for $2.6 million at last month’s Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, will be served by Yulong’s Written Tycoon (Iglesia) later this year.
Former Lynward Park Stud shuttler, the late Trade Fair (Zafonic), notched a 15th individual stakes winner when his daughter Naughty By Nature (4 m ex Catrenza by Star Way) finally got her head in front for a black-type win after five stakes placings in her career. The Jason Miller-trained mare won by three-quarters of a length over Uni Time (Universal Ruler), with Dance Music (War Chant) two lengths behind the winner in third. The four-year-old mare had finished second in the WA Oaks (Gr 3, 2400m) and La Trice Classic (Gr 3, 1800m) prior to this breakthrough success. A $26,000 purchase for her trainer from the Toreby Park draft at the 2018 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, she is out of the unraced Star Way (Star Appeal) mare Catrenza. Her eighth foal is a yearling by Vert De Grece (Verglas) while she was covered by Sessions (Lonhro) last year. Trade Fair, a Group 3 winner and Group 1 placed in the UK, died in 2018 having covered 11 books of mares.
First season sire Unified (Candy Ride) sired his first stakes winner on Saturday when the unbeaten Behave Virginia (2 f ex She’s Behaving by Mineshaft) took the Debutante Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Churchill Downs. An impressive winner on debut at Churchill Downs last start, Behave Virginia followed that up with a one-length success over favourite Ontheonesandtwos (Jimmy Creed). Wicked Halo (Gun Runner) was a half-length further back in third. Behave Virginia is the only winner so far from the first crop of Grade 2 winner Unified, who stands at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky for US$10,000 (approx. AU$13,180).
Masqueparade (3 c ex Cry War Eagle by Any Given Saturday) landed the Ohio Derby (Gr 3, 9f) at Thistledown on Saturday to become the second individual stakes winner for Upstart (Flatter). Sent off favourite under Miguel Mena, the three-year-old saw off King Fury (Curlin) by half a length, with Keepmeinmind (Loaban) a nose further back in third. Masqueparade is the second foal and sole winner out of Cry War Eagle (Any Given Saturday), who is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Actin Good (Yes It’s True). Upstart stands at Airdrie Stud Inc in Kentucky for a $10,000 (approx. AU$13,180) fee.