Stallion Watch

23 for Churchill

New Winners

Churchill (pictured) – Coolmore Stud shuttler Churchill (Galileo) chalked up his 23rd individual winner courtesy of Friday Night’s (2 f Churchill – Whipcla by Whipper) victory over 1800 metres at Milan. Making her career debut, the Salvatore Sulas-trained two-year-old defeated Valzer (Buratino) into second with Flash Of The Blade (Mondaliste) further back in third. The filly is out of the winning Whipper (Miesque’s Son) mare Whipcla, making her a half-sister to four winners headed by Group 3 scorer Chasedown (Nathaniel) and stakes-placed pair Keep And Love (Lope De Vega) and Wild Explosion (The Gurkha). Whipcla herself is a half-sister to the dam of Group 1-winning trio Crackerjack King (Shamardal), Awelmarduk (Almutawakel) and Jakkalberry (Storming Home), who stood at Novara Park until his untimely death in 2018. Churchill is standing at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST). 

 

Overshare – Spendthrift Farm first season sire Overshare (I Am Invincible) landed his first winner from his first runner when the Annabel Neasham-trained Lady Laguna (2 f ex Catalina De Lago by Encosta De Lago) won the QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap (1000m) at Eagle Farm. Lady Laguna won by half a length over Goddess Of Peace (Caravaggio), with Mishani Mistress (Kobayashi) two and a quarter lengths behind the winner in third as first season sires filled the places. Racing in the OTI silks, Lady Laguna is the second foal out of New Zealand winner Catalina De Lago, a half-sister to Group 2 winner She Will Be Loved (Strategic) as well as the stakes-placed pair Mya (Desert King) and Thorn Dancer (Thorn Park). Lady Laguna is one of 55 foals from the first crop of Overshare who stands this season for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) at the Victorian stud. 

 

New Group 1 / Grade 1 winners

Dubawi – It was a very good week for Dubawi (Dubai Millenium) as he brought up elite-level winners number 47 and 48. Modern Games (2 c ex Modern Ideals by New Approach) claimed a surreal renewal of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr 1, 8f), with the Godolphin colt initially scratched but then reinstated following an incident at the barriers. The Charlie Appleby-trained juvenile defeated Tiz The Bomb (Hit It A Bomb) by one and a half lengths with Mackinnon (American Pharoah) a neck third. Modern Games, who is out of a half-sister to Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Gr 1, 1400m) winner Ultra (Manduro) and Group 3 winner Synopsis (In The Wings), became the 47th individual elite-level winner for his Darley stallion Dubawi. Not long after, Yibir (3 g ex Rumh by Monsun) produced an emphatic victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (Gr 1, 12f) to give Dubawi his 48th elite-level winner. Yibir, who won the Bahrain Trophy (Gr 3, 1m 5f) and the Great Voltigeur Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 4f) in the UK before shipping stateside, had won the third leg of New York’s Turf Triple, the Jockey Club Derby (Listed, 12f) at Belmont in September, following in the footsteps of Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) winner State Of Rest (Starspangledbanner) who took out the second leg, the Saratoga Derby (Gr 1, 9.5f), in August. Kept in the United States, he targeted the Breeders’ Cup Turf, with the Charlie Appleby trainee showing that he will be a globetrotting force for years to come with a half-length victory that does little to reflect his dominance. Broome (Australia) bounced back to form after a disappointing Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr 1, 2400m) display, finishing second, while Prix Vermeille (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Teona (Sea The Stars) was a further length and a half away in third. Darley is yet to announce their European stallion fees for 2022.

 

Fastnet Rock – Fastnet Rock (Danehill) added another landmark accolade to his glittering stallion career as he sired his first Breeders’ Cup winner through Juvenile Fillies Turf (Gr 1, 8f) scorer Pizza Bianca (2 f ex White Hot by Galileo) at Del Mar. The filly became the 42nd individual elite-level winner for Coolmore sire Fastnet Rock, and his 182nd individual stakes winner. Pizza Bianca finished runner-up to British raider Wild Beauty (Frankel) in the Natalma Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Woodbine in September on her previous outing, but went one better in defeating Malavath (Mehmas) by half a length with Haughty (Empire Maker) a neck further back in third. Pizza Bianca is out of the unraced Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare White Hot, a half-sister to Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Pour Moi (Montjeu) and dual Group 3 winner Gagnoa (Sadler’s Wells), as well as a sister to stakes winners Kissed and Dawn Patrol. A homebred for Bobby Flay, Pizza Bianca takes her record to two wins from three starts. Champion Sire Fastnet Rock stands for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST) at Coolmore this year. 

 

Hard Spun – Darley stallion Hard Spun (Danzig) registered his 15th individual Grade 1 winner when Aloha West (4 c ex Island Bound by Speightstown) caused a minor upset in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Gr 1, 6f) at Del Mar. Second favourite Dr Schivel (Violence) looked home for all money, kicking well clear late into the stretch, but Aloha West flew from nowhere to make it a photo on the wire. After minutes of deliberation, the Wayne Catalano-trained Aloha West – who races in the same Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners colours as 2017 VRC Oaks (Gr 1, 2500m) winner Pinot (Pierro) – was announced as the winner. It was a first stakes victory for Aloha West, having been beaten at his previous two attempts against black-type company. Hard Spun will stand at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for $35,000 (approx. AU$46,900) next season.

 

Into Mischief – A third straight title as North America’s leading sire awaits Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday) after the Spendthrift stallion brought up his 11th individual Grade 1 winner when the WinStar Farm and China Horse Club-owned Life Is Good (3 c ex Beach Walk by Distorted Humor) blitzed his Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Gr 1, 8f) rivals at Del Mar. Sent off as one of the hottest favourite of the championship meeting, the Todd Pletcher-prepared Life Is Good never looked in any doubt, leading all the way to record an emphatic five and three-quarter length success over Ginobili (Munnings) with outsider Restrainedvengeance (Hold Me Back) running a gallant third having tossed his head up at the start. Life Is Good is likely to target the US$20 million Saudi Cup (Gr 1, 1800m) before attempting to follow 2020 Dirt Mile winner Knicks Go (Paynter) in taking out the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr 1, 10f) this time next year. Into Mischief will stand for 250,000 (approx. AU$335,000) in 2022.

 

Kermadec – Willowy (3 f ex Dextrous by Quest For Fame) became the second individual Group 1 winner for her sire Kermadec (Teofilo) when winning the VRC Oaks (Gr 1, 2500m) at Flemington. The James Cummings-trained filly landed the Classic under Damien Oliver by a head from Douceur (No Nay Never) in second, with a further two lengths back to Biscayne Bay (Sebring) in third. The Godolphin homebred debuted in August and broke her maiden at start four. She followed that breakthrough with a half-length score in the Wakeful Stakes (Gr 2, 2000m) as a lead-in to her Oaks triumph. Willowy is the last of 11 foals, all winners, out of the 2002 Sandown Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) winner Dextrous (Quest For Fame). The mare has also produced the Group 1-winning two-year-old Skilled (Commands) and the Group 2 winners Sidestep (Exceed And Excel) and Ambidexter (Commands). Kermadec has also produced the triple Group 1-winning mare Montefilia. The Doncaster Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) winner stands at Darley’s Northwood Park in Victoria for a 2021 fee of $11,000 (inc. GST).

 

Orfevre  – Japanese cult hero Orfevre (Stay Gold) finally brought up the Group 1 win on the world stage that had eluded him in his racing days when his daughter Marche Lorraine (5 m ex Vite Marcher by French Deputy) scored an upset victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Gr 1, 9f) at Del Mar, becoming his third elite-level winner in the process. Marche Lorraine has made her name on the second-tier NAR circuit in Japan, winning four stakes races, but the Breeders’ Cup Distaff loomed as a different test entirely against most of the best mares on the surface in the United States. As a result, she was sent off at 50-1 on the local parimutuel tote, although much bigger prices were available with bookmakers abroad. However, under a daring Oisin Murphy ride, Marche Lorraine made an early bid before holding off the late surge of the luckless Dunbar Road (Quality Road) to win by a nose with Kentucky Oaks (Gr 1, 9f) heroine Malathaat (Curlin) a further half-length away in third. It was a second win on the card for Cox Plate-winning trainer Yoshito Yahagi after Loves Only You (Deep Impact) took out the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr 1, 11f). Orfevre will stand at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan for ¥3,500,000 (approx. AU$41,350) in 2022.

 

Savabeel – An impressive display from Te Akau Racing’s Noverre (3 c ex Magic Dancer by Rip Van Winkle) saw the colt become the 25th individual Group 1 winner for his Waikato Stud sire Savabeel (Zabeel), as he claimed the New Zealand 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) at Riccarton. Noverre stormed home from the rear of the field under Opie Bosson to win by a convincing two and three-quarter lengths over Meritable (Snitzel) and Field Of Gold (Starspangledbanner). An $800,000 buy for David Ellis from the NZB Karaka Yearling Sale, Noverre is the first foal from Group 3 winner Magic Dancer. Champion sire Savabeel, whose tally of seven individual stakes winners in Australasia this season is second to only Snitzel’s (Redoute’s Choice) eight, stands for a fee of $100,000 (Plus GST) this season.

 

Uncle Mo – Golden Pal (3 c ex Lady Shipman by Midshipman) avenged his dam’s narrow defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr 1, 5f) in 2015 by taking out the feature at Del Mar, giving Coolmore’s Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) his tenth individual Grade 1 winner. The Wesley Ward-trained Golden Pal, who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (Gr 2, 5.5f) last year at Keeneland, carried Irad Ortiz Jr in the Coolmore navy blue to victory in a sustained demonstration of speed, defeating last-start Grade 2 winner Lieutenant Dan (Grazen) by a length and a quarter with a gap of three and a half lengths between the runner-up and third-placed Charmaine’s Mia (The Factor). Uncle Mo, who is expecting his tenth crop of foals in the new year, will stand for $160,000 (approx. AU$214,400) at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky in 2022.

 

New stakes winners

Cotai Glory – Purciaretta (2 f ex Sharqawiyah by Dubawi) won her first two starts at Rome over this course and distance and she returned to break through at stakes level on her seventh start in the Premio Divino Amore (Listed, 1000m). She became the second individual stakes winner from the first crop of Tally-Ho sire Cotai Glory (Exceed And Excel), after dual Group scorer Atomic Force. Ridden by Dario Tocco, Purciaretta was a decisive three-and-a-quarter-length winner over Stay Kitten (Smokem Kitten) while Fighting King (Bobby’s Kitten) was a further length behind in third. Sold for £3,000 as a yearling at Goffs, Purciaretta is a half-sister to Group 3 scorer Abby Hatcher (Acclamation) out of the winning Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) mare Sharqawiyah, while it is the further family of Group 1 winner and sire Poet’s Word (Poet’s Voice). Cotai Glory stood this year for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$7,800).

 

Declaration Of War – It was a good week for Declaration of War (War Front) as he sired his 38th and 39th individual stakes winners. Cheval Prometteur (6 g ex Shibina by Kalanisi) built on the promise of his run in the Livamol Classic (Gr 1, 2040m) on his most recent start with a victory in the Balmerino Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) at Te Rapa. Now trained by Catherine Cameron, the well-travelled gelding won for the fifth time on his 20th start when beating Concert Hall (Savabeel) and Robusto (Zed). Cheval Prometteur is the sixth foal out of the Kalanisi (Doyoun) mare Shibina who herself is a half-sister to the Irish Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) third Shalapour (Darshaan). Declaration of War stands at Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan. Electric Girl (5 m ex Electra by Zizou), won the Hot Danish Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) at Flemington to give the sire his 39th individual stakes winner. The Team Hawkes-trained Electric Girl ran out a half-length winner over favourite Rocha Clock (Pierro), with Madam Rouge (Zoustar) a further long neck away in third. A homebred for Superhorse Trust, Electric Girl was winning for the sixth time in her 20-start career. She is the second foal out of the unplaced Electra, whose third dam is South African Grade 2 winner Autumn Lodge (Grand Lodge). Declaration Of War stands for a fee of US$25,000 (approx. AU$33,500) at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. 

 

Divine Prophet – See You In Heaven (2 f ex Shine On Anna by Anabaa) earned a debut win in the Ottawa Stakes (Gr 3, 1000m) at Flemington to become the first stakes winner for her sire Divine Prophet (Choisir). The Richard and Chantelle Jolly-trained juvenile scored by a length and a quarter under Craig Williams, with Satin Love (Snitzel) second and Bohemian Daisy (Hellbent) third. “She’s got really nice speed. The only thing about her characteristics is that she likes to kick other horses.That’s the only thing I had to deal with pre-race, that she didn’t injure anyone else,” Williams said. “She’s very professional, has very good ability and everyone could see that today.” The Jollys paid $90,000 for See You In Heaven at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale when offered by Alexia Fraser Bloodstock, the filly having initially been bought by Kestrel Thoroughbreds for $27,000 out of the Aquis draft at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale. She is the fifth winner and first stakes scorer out of her dam Shine On Anna, whose own dam Shine On Me (Machiavellian) was Listed placed in France. Divine Prophet stands at Aquis Farm at a fee of $16,500 (inc. GST). 

 

Extreme Choice – Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) earned his sixth individual stakes winner as a sire when Espiona (3 f ex Dahooil by O’Reilly) took her career record to two from two in the Desirable Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington. The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old debuted with a three-and-a-half-length success at Warwick Farm on October 13 and bettered that this time under James McDonald when charging six and a half lengths clear of second-placed Star Of Chaos (Zoustar), with the third-placed Star Waltz (Snitzel) a further head behind in third. Torryburn Stud offered Espiona at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale and she sold to Star Thoroughbreds and Randwick Bloodstock Agency for $150,000. The filly is the first foal out of Dahooi (O’Reilly), a sister to the stakes winner Bonny O’Reilly (O’Reilly), whose dam Pretty (Pins) is a half-sister to the Group 1 winners Vision And Power (Carnegie) and Glamour Puss (Tale Of The Cat). Extreme Choice stands at Newgate Farm for a private fee.

 

Fastnet Rock – The step up in trip worked the oracle for Atzeco (3 c ex Examinee by Monsun) as he won the St Leger Italiano (Gr 3, 3000m) at Rome and gave Fastnet Rock (Danehill) his 181st individual stakes winner. Having twice placed in Listed contests in the summer, the Alduino Botti-trained three-year-old was ridden by Dario Vargiu to a three-quarter length success over Tangut (Adlerflug) with Unique Diamond (English Channel) a further two and a half lengths back in third. The third foal out of unraced mare Examinee (Monsun), who herself is a sister to the Group 3 winner Energizer, Atzeco is a half-brother to winners Bobby Ewing (Charm Spirit) and Pass Mark (Raven’s Pass). Multiple Champion Sire Fastnet Rock stood at Coolmore’s Jerrys Plains in 2021 for a fee of $165,000. 

 

Foxwedge – The Stephen Marsh-trained outsider Raposa Rapida (7 g ex Bardego by Barathea) led home a stable quinella in the Legacy Lodge Sprint (Listed, 1200m) at Te Rapa. The seven-year-old second-crop foal was sent off a $35 chance, with stablemate and runner-up Run To Perfection (Sepoy) the $3.90 favourite. However, Raposa Rapida held off his rival to win by a neck, with Mascarpone (Shooting To Win) a further half-length in arrears to take third. “I just thought Raposa might need it a bit, while Run To Perfection had two runs under his belt,” Marsh said. “I was very happy with them both but when we drew wide with Raposa I did think that Run To Perfection was most likely my best chance … He (Raposa Rapida) has run some ripping races throughout his career and this could be his best campaign.” The Go Racing-owned gelding, who was a $150,000 purchase from the Inglis Easter yearling sale, is a brother to Group 1 winner Volpe Veloce and becomes the 23rd individual stakes winner for his sire Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock), who stands at Woodside Park Stud for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST).

 

Frankel – Outsider Vesela (3 f ex Arabesque by Zafonic) outran her 22-1 odds to land the Gillies Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Doncaster for Juddmonte. The Ralph Beckett-trained homebred travelled well under Rob Hornby, led in the final furlong and kept on well to win by three quarters of a length from Something Enticing (Fascinating Rock), while there was the same distance back to Lady Hayes (Kodiac) in third. Vesela broke her maiden on her second start last term on her only other start on soft going. She has twice been placed in Listed company this term from four other starts and this was her first stakes success and she became the 81st individual stakes winner for her sire Frankel (Galileo). Vesela is a half-sister to Group 2 winner and sire Showcasing (Oasis Dream) and stakes winner and sire Camacho (Danehill), as well as four other stakes performers produced by the Flying Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 6f) scorer Arabesque (Zafonic). Frankel stands at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket where his fee this year was £175,000 (Approx. AU$319,000).

 

Galileo – The late Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) sired a 345th individual stakes winner at Dundalk  when the unfancied Friendly (3 f ex Massarra by Danehill) won the Cooley Fillies Stakes (Listed, 1m) on the all-weather. Sent off a 33-1 chance, Friendly beat Surrounding (Lilbourne Lad) by two and a half lengths, with So I Told You (Gleneagles) a nose third. The 12th foal out of Listed winner Massarra, Friendly is a half-sister to Italian Group 1 winner Nayarra (Cape Cross), as well as a sister to Group 2-winning juvenile Gustav Klimt. 

 

Gleneagles – Lajoscha (3 c ex Lady Linda by Torrential) gave Gleneagles (Galileo) an 18th individual stakes winner when he caused a boil over in the Grand Prix Du Nord (Listed, 2000m) at Chantilly. The three-year-old colt made all from the outset and quickened clear to comfortably beat the Listed-placed In Crowd (Dubawi) with favourite Baratti (Frankel) back in third. A 115,000gns purchase by Litex Commerce AD out of Britton House Stud at the Tattersalls Book 1 Sale in 2019, Lajoscha’s win was a timely boost for connections as the colt is entered in the upcoming Arqana Deauville Autumn Sale on November 15. The 11th foal out of Group 3-placed mare Lady Linda (Torrential), Lajoscha is closely related to winner Top Fox (Frankel) and is a half-brother to nine winners including German Oaks (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Penelopa (Giant’s Causeway). Gleneagles stood at Coolmore Stud in 2021 for a fee of €25,000 (approx. AU$38,800).

 

Golden Horn – Shandoz (4 g ex Shabyt by Sadler’s Wells) gave Darley’s Golden Horn (Cape Cross) his eighth individual stakes winner when he took out the Floodlit Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at Kempton. Trained by Roger Varian and ridden by David Egan, the four-year-old showed good improvement on his first foray into stakes grade to beat the Godolphin-owned pair Desert Fire (Cape Cross) and Dubai Future (Dubawi) by a length and a neck respectively. Bred by Hesmonds Stud and owned by Nurlan Bizakov, the gelding is the fifth foal out of unraced mare Shabyt (Sadler’s Wells), who herself is closely related to Group 1 winners Japan (Galileo) and Mogul (Galileo) and the Group 2 winner Secret Gesture (Galileo). Shandoz is a half-brother to winners Shymkent (Pivotal), Shaherezada (Dutch Art) and Shagalla (Lawman). Golden Horn stood at Dalham Hall Stud in 2021 for a fee of £20,000 (approx. AU$36,300).

 

He’s Remarkable – Age Of Chivalry (6 g ex Onyx by Kaapstad) finally broke through for a first stakes success at start 23, despite having been twice Group 1-placed in his career. The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained six-year-old battled well to take the Chatham Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) ahead of Crosshaven (Smart Missile). The winning margin was a long neck, with last-start Group 2 winner Justacanta (Per Incanto) a length from the winner in third. Age Of Chivalry, who became the second individual stakes winner for He’s Remarkable (Pentire), was landing a first win since August 2019 when he took out a Caulfield handicap. His next two starts saw him run second in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) and third in the Toorak Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m), but he had drawn a blank in 11 subsequent starts. A NZ$50,000 two-year-old buy for Henry Plumptre, he was first bought as a yearling for just NZ$4,000 by Suncroft Bloodstock. 

 

I Am Invincible – Yarraman Park’s I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) sired his 67th individual stakes winner courtesy of victory for Quantico (5 g ex Hoss Amor by General Nediym) in the concluding MSS Security Sprint (Listed, 1200 metres) at Flemington. The John O’Shea-trained gelding was winning for the sixth time in ten starts as he beat Sirius Suspect (Wanted) by a length and a half. Prime Candidate (Denman) was a further length behind the runner-up in third. A $1,050,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Yarraman Park draft for China Horse Club/John O’Shea Racing/Boomer Bloodstock, Quantico runs for a syndicate that includes his co-breeders Yarraman Park and Jason Abrahams. He is one of two winners from the stakes-winning mare Hoss Amor (General Nediym) who has a yearling filly by Hellbent (I Am Invincible) and a colt foal by the same sire. She has now been covered by Bivouac (Exceed And Excel). I Am Invincible stands for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST).

 

Into Mischief – Spendthrift stallion Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday) reached a landmark century of stakes winners at the start of last month, and he added stakes winner number 101 at Belmont on Friday when Gerrymander (2 f ex Ruby Lips by Hard Spun) won the Tempted Stakes (Listed, 8f). The Klaravich Stables-owned filly finished a distant runner-up to Echo Zulu last time out in the Frizette Stakes, and that form proved too good for her rivals, with Gerrymander defeating Magic Circle (Kantharos) by half a length, while Nest (Curlin) finished a neck further away in third. Into Mischief will stand for an increased fee of $250,000 (approx. AU$335,000) in 2022, having last year commanded the most expensive stud fee in the US at $225,000. 

 

Niagara – The Oaks Stud’s Niagara (Encosta De Lago) earned a fourth individual stakes winner courtesy of Mr Intelligence (6 g ex All Knowledge by Knowledge), who prevailed in the Metropolitan Trophy Handicap (Listed, 2500m) at Riccarton. Mr Intelligence defeated Beaudz Well (Zed), part-owned by New Zealand rugby star Beauden Barrett, by one and a half lengths, with Madam De Soir (Raise The Flag) two and a quarter lengths behind the winner in third. The six-year-old struck at stakes level for the first time at start 29, with this a sixth career success. The gelding was bought by trainers Nikki and Barrie Blatch for $4,750 from the Gavelhouse platform in 2018. Niagara stands for a fee of $5,000 (plus GST) in 2021. 

 

Not A Single Doubt – Flying Evelyn (3 f ex Champagne Run by More Than Ready) gave her pensioned sire Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) his 78th individual stakes winner when successful in the Red Roses Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m) at Flemington. The Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained filly lifted late to take the contest under Brett Prebble by half a length from A Very Fine Red (Deep Field), with third-placed Seradess (Astern) a further head behind. Flying Evelyn relished the straight track sprint as she sealed her second career win at her sixth start, having nailed a maiden win on debut in February. Between times, the filly earned a Group 3 placing last term when second in the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m), also at Flemington. Offered by her breeder Arrowfield at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Flying Evelyn sold to John Sadler Racing for $500,000. She is the fourth foal to race, and fourth winner, out of her dam, who is a daughter of the Group 1 winner Bollinger (Dehere) and a half-sister to the Group/Grade 2 winners Villermont (All Too Hard) and Friesan Fire (A.P. Indy). The third dam is the Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Bint Marscay (Marscay). 

 

Not This Time – Taylor Made Farm stallion Not This Time (Giant’s Causeway) sired his 14th individual stakes winner when Howling Time (2 c ex Werewolf by Arch) won the Street Sense Stakes (Listed, 8.5f) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Joseph Talamo, the two-year-old colt was settled in fourth before making a move on the home bend, ranging up to then leader Red Danger (Orb) and drawing clear from that rival to win by three and a quarter lengths with Red Knobs (Union Rags) a further four lengths back in third place. Now with two wins from his two starts, Howling Time was a $200,000 purchase for the Albaugh family out of the Paramount Sales’ consignment at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Bred by Springhouse Farm, the colt is the second foal and second winner for his dam Werewolf (Arch), whose third foal is a weanling colt by Air Force Blue (War Front). Werewolf was bred to Bolt D’Oro (Medaglia D’Oro) for the 2022 season. Not This Time will stand for a fee of $45,000 in 2022.

 

Lord Kanaloa – King Hermes (2 c ex Stellar Lead by Special Week) returned a convincing winner of the Keio Hai Nisai Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) at Tokyo, providing his sire Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha) with a 33rd individual stakes winner. The Yoshito Yahagi-trained colt defeated Toshin Macau (Big Arthur) by a length and a quarter with Lovely Your Eyes (Logotype) two lengths from the winner in third as favourite Carolline (Daiwa Major) ran fourth. King Hermes is the fourth winner out of Listed winner Stellar Lead (Special Week), making him a half-brother to Grade 3-placed filly Pallas Athena (Rulership). Lord Kanaloa stands at Shadai Stallion Station where his 2021 fee was listed as ¥15,000,000 (approx. AU$178,865).

 

Olympic Glory – Tourbillon Diamond (5 g ex Modave by Montjeu) claimed a first stakes success in the Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse (Gr 3, 1800m) at Sha Tin, after he prevailed in a thrilling blanket finish, with the first five home separated by just three-quarters of a length. Carrying the lightest weight of the field, the Danny Shum-trained five-year-old held off the battling Ka Ying Star (Cityscape) by a short-head, with Reliable Team (Reliable Man) a neck third. A $7,000 buy out of the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale for Neil Douglas, Tourbillon Diamond earned four wins and a Group 1 placing in the Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) prior to his export for trainer Stuart Kendrick, when named Eric The Eel. The victory added a second success in Hong Kong for the five-year-old. Former shuttler Olympic Glory (Choisir) stands at Al Shaqab’s Haras de Bouquetot for a fee of €4,000 (approx. AU$6,250). 

 

Puissance De Lune – A victory for Spirit Of Gaylard (3 c ex White Dove by High Chaparral) in the TAB Trophy (Listed, 1800m) at Flemington provided Swettenham Stud’s Puissance De Lune (Shamardal) with his third individual stakes winner. Carrying the colours of 2015 Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner Prince Of Penzance (Pentire), the Mitch Freedman-trained three-year-old was given a perfectly timed ride by Jordan Childs to defeat Blushing Tycoon (Written Tycoon) by a half-head. Maracana (Shamexpress) was just a half-neck back in third. Purchased by Phill Cataldo Bloodstock and Mitch Freedman for $120,000 out of the Berkley Stud draft at the 2020 NZB Karaka Yearling Sale Book 2, Spirit Of Gaylard is the sole winner from two to race out of the five-time winner White Dove (High Chaparral), who herself was purchased for $32,000 at the 2018 Inglis Great Southern Sale when carrying Spirit Of Gaylard. White Dove has a yearling filly by War Decree (War Front) and was covered by him again last season. Puissance De Lune stands for a fee of $19,800 (inc GST).

 

Pyro – Meisho Hario (4 c ex Meisho Ohi by Manhattan Cafe) struck for a first stakes success in the Miyako Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) at Hanshin, becoming the seventh individual stakes winner for his sire Pyro (Pulpit). Exploding from the pack in the closing stages, Meisho Hario held off the late challenge of Lord Bless (Danon Ballade) to win by a nose, with early leader Another Truth (I’ll Have Another) holding on for third, two and a half lengths adrift of the leading duo. The Inao Okada-trained four-year-old takes his record to five wins from 13 starts. Meisho Hario is out of Manhattan Cafe (Sunday Silence) mare Meisho Ohi, who herself is a half-sister to Grade 2-placed colt Meisho Kadomatsu (Daiwa Major). Pyro stands at Darley’s Japanese Stallion Complex. 

 

Reliable Man – German raider Ardakan (2 c ex Alaskakonigin by Sternkonig) broke his maiden in style on his third start and became the 17th individual stakes winner for Westbury Stud shuttler Reliable Man (Dalakhani) when taking out the Premio Guido Berardelli (Gr 3, 1800m) at Rome. Placed on his first two outings for Markus Klug, Ardakan hacked up by six lengths from Crystal Drake (Full Drago) while Wonka Willy (Estidkhaar) was a close third. Ardakan is a half-brother to the Diana Trial- (Listed, 2000m) placed Alaskasonne (Soldier Hollow) out of the stakes winner Alaskakonigin (Sternkonig). Reliable Man, sire of Group 1 winners Miami Bound and Inspirational Girl, stands at Gestut Rottgen where his fee this year was €6,500 while he is available at Westbury Stud for a fee of NZ$17,500 (Plus GST) this year.

 

Safeguard – Safeguard (Exceed and Excel) joined the ranks of stakes-winning stallions when the consistent Buzzoom (3 f ex Xaar Boom by Xaar) notched her latest victory in the Burgess Queen Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Ascot. The Daniel Morton-trained filly was winning for the third successive time as she beat Searchin’ Roc’s (Awesome Rock) and Flying Missile (Cable Bay). Safeguard, a dual Group 3-winning juvenile for Godolphin, stands at Mogumber Park in WA for a fee of $4,400 (inc GST).

 

Snitzel – Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) continued his excellent season with his three-year-old crop as Bend The Knee (3 c ex Kneeling by Encosta De Lago) became the seventh individual stakes winner this campaign from his 2018-born produce and his 116th individual stakes winner overall in winning The Amanda Elliott (Listed, 1400m). Kicking off a Group 1-winning day at Flemington for owner Carl Holt, Bend The Knee prevailed in a thrilling duel with Port Louis (Maurice), whose wait for a first win continues despite now being placed twice at stakes level. The margin was a neck, with a one-and-a-half-length gap back to Daily Bugle (Press Statement) in third. Bend The Knee was a $300,000 buy for his trainer John O’Shea from the Arrowfield draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He is the third foal and third winner out of the dual Listed scorer Kneeling (Encosta De Lago), a half-sister to stakes winners That’s A Good Idea (Flying Spur) and Winner’s Way (Starcraft). The mare has a two-year-old filly by Snitzel named Dashing Legend, a $380,000 buy for Bon Ho at this year’s Inglis Easter sale, while she also has a yearling filly by The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice) and was not served last year. Snitzel stands at Arrowfield for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST). 

 

Take Charge Indy – A G Indy (4 m ex Hong Kong Silver by Badge Of Silver) struck for success at the Breeders’ Cup held at Del Mar, winning the opening Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (Listed, 5f). The four-year-old defeated Time Limit (Bustin Stones) by a neck, Hear My Prayer (The Big Beast) a further half a length away in third. A G Indy became Florida Derby (Gr 1, 8.5f) winner Take Charge Indy’s (A.P. Indy) 14th individual stakes winner. The stallion will stand the 2022 season at WinStar Farm for a fee of $12,500 (approx. AU$16,750). 

 

Tapit – Subconscious (3 g ex Sweet Dreams by Candy Ride) became the 150th individual stakes winner for Gainesway stallion Tapit (Pulpit) when he landed the Twilight Derby (Gr 2, 9f) at Santa Anita. Now a winner of his last three starts, the three-year-old gelding stayed on well to beat Cathkin Peak (Alhebayeb) by a length and a quarter with Beyond Brilliant (Twirling Candy) a further half-length back in third. A $380,000 purchase as a weanling at the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Subconscious is the third foal out of Canadian stakes-placed mare Sweet Dreams (Candy Ride), herself a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Strike Charmer (Smart Strike). Tapit will stand for a fee of $185,000 (approx. AU$246,500) in 2022.

 

Winning Rupert – Newgate Farm’s Winning Rupert (Written Tycoon) scored a first crop stakes winner as It’sarayday (3 g ex Wild Soiree by Fusaichi Pegasus) headed a Simon Miller-trained quinella to win the Fairetha Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Ascot. The three-year-old takes his record to an eye-catching three wins from four starts, with his only blemish a second placing in the Belgravia Stakes (Listed, 1200m) on his previous outing when behind Searchin’ Roc’s (Awesome Rock), and he could now target the WA Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) later this month. It’sarayday defeated his stablemate Stay Safe (Safeguard) by one and a quarter lengths with Pale Rider (Rommel) a neck further back in third. A seventh foal and seventh winner for US-bred mare Wild Soiree (Fusaichi Pegasus), who herself is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Musidora (Rock Of Gibraltar), It’sarayday was an $80,000 buy from the Inglis Classic Sale for his trainer. Winning Rupert, who has also sired the stakes-placed pair Tonneofgrit and Bolsonaro, stands for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) this year. 

 

Zoustar – Big-money buy Brereton (2 c ex Fuddle Dee Duddle by Red Ransom) provided Widden Stud resident Zoustar (Northern Meteor) with his 25th individual stakes winner when building on the promise of his debut second to take out the Maribyrnong Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) at Flemington. The Peter Moody-trained juvenile, who was beaten just a nose in the Debutant Stakes (Listed, 1000m), prevailed by that same margin as he got the better of Renosu (Exceed And Excel). Le Gagneur (Shalaa) was two and three-quarters away in third. Brereton, who was purchased for $1 million from this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and marks the first winner and stakes winner for the Victorian Alliance colts syndicate, which was first active at yearling sales last year. He was bred by Widden in partnership with Saconi Thoroughbreds. He is the third winner from three foals to race from Group 3 winner Fuddle Dee Duddle (Red Ransom), who herself is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Hallowell Belle (Starcraft) and Bella Orfana (Star Witness), dam of the Group 1-placed Bella Nipotina (Pride Of Dubai). Fuddle Dee Duddle has a yearling colt by Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) and produced a filly foal this spring by Zoustar, who stands for a fee of $154,000 (inc GST).