Nine for Bobby’s Kitten
New first season sire winners
Former Twin Hills Stud shuttler Bobby’s Kitten (Kitten’s Joy) sired his ninth individual winner when Silvestris (2 c ex Heading North by Teofilo) ran on well to take out a Chelmsford novice contest over seven furlongs on Thursday evening. The Mark Johnston-trained colt, who was racing for the seventh time, beat Baba Reza (Garswood) by half a length, with Absolute Scenes (Dawn Approach) a further length and a quarter away in third. Bobby’s Kitten now permanently resides at Lanwades Stud in England, where he stood for a fee of £8,000 in 2020.
Palamos (2 c ex Unrevealed by Forest Wildcat) could be set for the Karaka Million (RL, 1200m) at Ellerslie in January after the Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) colt won his first start at Te Rapa on Saturday and provided his Newgate Farm-based sire with his maiden first crop winner. Later, Tiger Of Malay (2 c ex Sambar by More Than Ready) won at Randwick to provide Extreme Choice’s second first crop winner. Extreme Choice stands for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) at Newgate Farm.
First season Arrowfield shuttler Mikki Isle (Deep Impact) sired his first Australian winner when the Gillian Heinrich-trained Oriental Princess (2 f ex Anadan by Anabaa) scored at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday on her first start. A $150,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase by Winners Bloodstock from the Arrowfield Stud draft, Oriental Princess showed speed to press forward and held off the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained favourite Oblique (I Am Invincible) who charged home from back in the field to run second, one and three-quarter lengths away. Whistling Lauren (Vancouver) was another head away in third. Mikki Isle, who is not shuttling to Australia this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the sire of Japanese Grade 3 winner Meikei Yell from his first crop of two-year-olds.
Pride Of Dubai
Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry) sired his 35th individual winner and his 11th from his first northern hemisphere crop when Colfer Kay (2 f ex Thistlestar by Lion Heart) got off the mark by taking out the opening maiden over five and a half furlongs at Navan on Thursday. The Ken Condon-trained filly, who was having her sixth start, beat Mickey The Steel (Hot Streak) by half a length, with Hala Joud (Belardo) another three quarters of a length away in third.
Former reverse shuttler Pride Of Dubai stands at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $38,500 (inc GST).
The Roberto Biondi-trained Sadalsuud (2 f ex Ephigenie by Groom Dancer) broke her maiden on her third start at Milan on Saturday to become the 16th individual winner from the first crop of Darley shuttler Territories (Invincible Spirit). Ridden by Andrea Mezzatesta, she took out the 1600-metre contest by a length and a quarter from Devolvido (Desert Prince), while there was a further seven lengths back to Sopran Aragorn (Coulsty) in third. Territories has also produced two stakes winners, one of which was placed in the Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr 1, 1600m), and a further four stakes performers. He stands at Darley’s Kelvinside for a fee of $11,000 this season.
New Group or Grade 1 winners
US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) sired his second elite level winner when Van Gogh (2 c ex Imagine by Sadler’s Wells) provided his trainer Aidan O’Brien with a fifth win in the Criterium International (Gr 1, 1600m) at Saint-Cloud on Saturday. Already placed three times in Group company, the juvenile was winning for the second time in seven starts as he beat Normandy Bridge (Le Havre) by a comfortable four lengths. Favourite Jadoomi (Holy Roman Emperor) was another neck away in third. Van Gogh is the 12th foal out of Classic heroine Imagine (Sadler’s Wells) and is a half-brother to nine winners including Group winners Horatio Nelson (Danehill), Viscount Nelson (Giant’s Causeway) and Kitty Matcham (Rock Of Gibraltar. American Pharoah stands at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $55,000 in 2020.
Coolmore’s Camelot (Montjeu) sired his sixth individual elite level winner when Sir Dragonet (5 h ex Sparrow by Oasis Dream) triumphed in the 100th running of the Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Formerly trained in Ireland by Aidan O’Brien, he was last seen running second to Magical (Galileo) in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Gr 1, 1m2f) and was winning for the third time in ten starts as he made a successful debut for the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace team. He took the honours by a length and a quarter from the O’Brien runner Armory (Galileo) whilst Russian Camelot (Camelot) was third. Sir Dragonet hails from a potent European family, being a son of the stakes-placed, juvenile winner Sparrow (Oasis Dream), who is a half-sister to Cheshire Oaks (Listed, 1m 3.5f) winner Wonder Of Wonders (Kingmambo), while his third dam is Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Urban Sea (Miswaki), who is the dam champions Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) and Galileo (Sadler’s Wells). Former shuttler Camelot now resides permanently at Coolmore in Ireland where his fee in 2020 was €40,000 (approx. AUD$66,500).
A wonderful afternoon for Jim Bolger culminated in the victory of his homebred Mac Swiney (2 c ex Halla Na Saoire by Teofilo) in Saturday’s Futurity Trophy Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Doncaster. Bolger, who also bred Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Gear Up, also trains and owns Mac Swiney. The colt outran his odds of 12-1 to defeat favourite One Ruler (Dubawi) by three quarters of a length, with Baradar (Muhaarar) another two and a quarter lengths away in third. Mac Swiney, who is from the extended family of Teofilo’s (Galileo) Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) winner Parish Hall, who was also owned and trained by Bolger, was winning for the third time in six starts. New Approach stood at Darley Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £30,000 (approx. AUD$54,850) in 2020.
British raider Gear Up (2 c ex Gearanai by Toccet) ran out a surprise winner of Saturday’s Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr 1, 2000m) to provide his sire Teofilo (Galileo) with a 19th individual elite level winner. The Mark Johnston-trained two-year-old defied his odds of 28-1 to register a third win in four starts when just edging out Botanik (Golden Horn) by a short head. Favourite Makaloun (Bated Breath) was another length and three quarters behind in third. A €52,000 purchase at Goffs last year, Gear Up is a full-brother to Group 3 winner Guaranteed. Teofilo’s wonderful weekend continued when Subjectivist (3 c ex Reckoning by Danehill Dancer) struck in Sunday’s Prix Royal-Oak (Gr 1, 3100m) at Longchamp to provide the Darley sire with his 20th individual elite-level winner. The three-year-old, who races in the colours of Hong Kong-based Dr Jim Walker, was winning for the fourth time in 15 starts having finished in midfield in the St Leger Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 6.5f) on his most recent outing. Favourite Valia (Sea The Stars) was two lengths behind the winner in second spot, with another two and a half lengths away to Holdthasigreen (Hold That Tiger) in third. The victory also brought up a second Group 1 winner in France in as many days for British trainer Johnston. A 62,000gns purchase from Tattersalls Book 2 in 2018, Subjectivist is the year younger half-brother of Group 3 winner Sir Ron Priestley (Australia) who finished second in last season’s St Leger. Teofilo stood at Darley’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland for a fee of €40,000 (approx. AUD$66,500) in 2020.
New stakes winners
All Too Hard
Forbidden Love’s (3 f ex Juliet’s Princess by More Than Ready) victory in the Reginald Allen Handicap (Listed, 1400m) on October 17 gave Vinery Stud’s All Too Hard (Casino Prince) his 17th individual stakes winner. The Richard and Michael Freedman-trained Forbidden Love, a one-time ANZ Bloodstock News Maiden of the Week, led all the way under Tommy Berry to produce a strong victory, defeating Joviality (I Am Invincible) by a neck with favourite Elizabeel (Power) a further head away in third. Forbidden Love is the first stakes winner, from two foals to race, out of American-bred mare Juliet’s Princess (More Than Ready), a four-time Morphettville winner who notably won a two-year-old event on debut in May, 2011, despite conceding six months to her rivals. All Too Hard stands for $27,500 (inc GST) at Vinery in 2020.
Directa (3 f ex Misdirect by Darshaan) sprung a surprise by impressively landing the Prix Vulcain (Listed, 2500m) at Deauville on Wednesday under Theo Bachelot, bringing up Anodin’s (Anabaa) fourth individual stakes winner. Despite being sent off at 23-1, the Joel Boisnard-trained Directa comfortably pulled away from her rivals to win by three and a half lengths. Sheraz (Sea The Stars) took second under Christophe Soumillon, narrowly ahead of Best Win (Red Dubawi) in third. The Andre Fabre-trained favourite, Ocean Atlantique (American Pharoah), could only manage fifth position. Directa has now won four times in nine starts. Anodin stood at Haras du Quesnay for a fee of €12,000 (approx. AUD$20,000) in 2020.
Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr 1, 10f) hero Bayern (Offlee Wild) sired his second stakes winner when his daughter Biddy Duke (3 f ex Ghostslayer by Ghostzapper) came out on top in a tight finish to the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (Gr 3, 5.5f) on the Santa Anita turf on Saturday. The Doug O’Neill-trained filly was winning for the seventh time on her 20th start as she pipped Jo Jo Air (Scat Daddy) by a head. An Eddie Surprise (Square Eddie) was a length back in third. Bred in Kentucky by Machmer Hall and D + J Racing, Biddy Duke became the first stakes winner for her winning dam Ghostslayer (Ghostzapper). She is one of the dam’s two foals of racing age, the other of which, two-year-old Ghostlyprince (Cairo Prince), is unplaced in two starts. Bayern will stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms for US$7,500 (approx. AUD$10,500) in 2021 it was announced over the weekend.
William Wallace (8 g ex Huluava by Pins) made the breakthrough in stakes company on start 34 at the age of eight when landing Saturday’s Christchurch Casino Spring Classic (Listed, 2000m) at Riccarton. The Adrian Bull-trained gelding beat Communique (Redwood) and Who Dares Wins (Iffraaj) to become the 49th individual stakes winner for Darci Brahma (Danehill) who stands at The Oaks Stud for a fee of NZ$15,000 (plus GST) in 2020.
A late decision to let Portland Sky (3 c ex Sky Rumba by Shrewd Rhythm) take his chance on a wet track paid dividends as the Matt Laurie-trained colt won for the second time in four starts when landing Saturday’s Red Anchor Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Moonee Valley. Winning jockey Ben Melham revealed after the three quarters of a length success over Bella Nipotina (Pride Of Dubai) that it was only an intervention on his behalf which led to the winner lining up/ Portland Sky became the sixth individual stakes winner for Deep Field (Northern Meteor) with Saturday’s victory. Deep Field stands at Newgate for a fee of $55,000 (inc GST) in 2020.
Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) sired his 162nd individual stakes winner when his son Vin De Garde (4 c ex Skia by Motivator) made the breakthrough in graded company by taking out the Fuji Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) on the Tokyo turf on Saturday. The Hideaki Fujiwara-trained four-year-old was winning for the fifth time in 13 starts when beating Lauda Sion (Real Impact) by a length and a quarter with Keiai Nautique (Deep Impact) the same margin away in third. Deep Impact, a seven-time Grade 1 winner during his career and subsequently multiple champion Japanese sire, sadly died last year having stood at Shadai Stallion Station.
Yes Baby Yes (3 f ex Exabelle by Exceed And Excel) proved to be a cut above her rivals when leading throughout to bag Saturday’s Fillies’ Classic (Gr 2, 1600m) at Moonee Valley. Trained by Leon and Troy Corstens, Yes Baby Yes registered her second win in nine starts when beating Ecumenical (Zebedee) by three and three quarter lengths with another two lengths back to Miss Inbetween (Fighting Sun) in a spaced out field. Yes Baby Yes became the second stakes winner for Newgate resident Dissident (Sebring) who stands for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) in 2020.
Magical Dream (3 f ex Mystic Hour by Redoute’s Choice) stretched her unbeaten run to three with victory in Saturday’s Belgravia Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Ascot. Trained in partnership by Grant and Alana Williams, the filly maintained her perfect record when beating Mystical View (Canford Cliffs) and Watch Me Dance (I’m All The Talk) by just over a length and a quarter. Saturday’s victory provided former shuttler Dream Ahead (Diktat) with his 29th individual stakes winner. Dream Ahead stood at Haras de Grandcamp for a fee of €12,000 (approx. AUD$19,950) in 2020.
Tara Stud first season sire Estidhkaar (Dark Angel) was represented by his first stakes winner when Belcarra (2 f ex Bellacoola by Lomitas) took out Sunday’s Sea The Moon-Rennen (Listed, 1400m) at Hannover for Markus Klug. Runner-up on debut earlier this month, Belcarra, who is a half-sister to two stakes performers, charged home to get the better of Nottingham (Excelebration) by a neck while Dibujaba (Soldier Hollow) was third. Dual Group 2-winning two-year-old Estidhkaar raced in the colours of Sheikh Hamdan and stood for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AUD$8,300) in 2020. He is also responsible for the Listed-placed The King Geremia and has produced seven winners from 33 runners to date.
Sneaky Five (2 f ex Small Minds by Canny Lad) repaid Rosemont Stud for its investment in the Fastnet Rock (Danehill) filly with a debut win in Saturday’s $500,000 Inglis Banner (RL, 1000m) at Moonee Valley. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly, who was purchased for $305,000 from the Goldin Farms at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, became the 161st stakes winner for Coolmore’s champion stallion Fastnet Rock who stands for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST) this year. Ridden by Jamie Kah, Sneaky Five defeated stablemate The Art Of Flying (Flying Artie) by one and a quarter lengths, with the Robbie Griffiths and Mathew de Kock-trained Tempest Charm (Trust In A Gust) a neck away in third.
Princess Calla (3 f ex Princess Royal by Captain Al) won her second race in three starts when landing the Western Cape Fillies’ Championship (Gr 2, 1400m) at Kenilworth on Saturday. The Group 1-placed filly, who is trained by Anton Marcus, beat Trickster (What A Winter) by two lengths with Zarina (Master of My Fate) another three quarters of a length away in third. Princess Calla became the 25th individual stakes winner for her sire Flower Alley (Distorted Humor).
Super sire Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) added another stakes winner to his tally, this time number 332, when Amma Grace (3 f ex Polished Gem by Danehill) landed the Trigo Stakes (Listed, 1m2f) at Leopardstown on Saturday. The Dermot Weld-trained filly, who was winning for the second time in seven starts, beat Numerian (Holy Roman Emperor) by a neck, with Elizabethofaragon (Galileo) another four and a quarter lengths away in third. She is out of Polished Gem (Danehill), making her sister to dual Irish St Leger (Gr 1, 1m 6f) heroine Search For A Song and half-sister to Group 1 winner and sire Free Eagle (High Chaparral). Galileo stood at Coolmore in Ireland for a private fee in 2020.
Unbeaten in four previous starts since being gelded in the summer, Baron Samedi (3 g ex Dame Shirley by Haafhd) took a trip to France for his first crack at stakes company and kept his winning streak in tact when landing Sunday’s Prix du Conseil de Paris (Gr 2, 2200m) at Longchamp for Joseph O’Brien. Baron Samedi was winless in his first five starts but he continued his progression following his last start Premier Handicap victory at Listowel (1m4f) to beat Mare Australis (Australia) by a head, while Eudaimonia (Vision d’Etat) was a further length and a quarter back in third. He becomes the fourth stakes winner for former shuttler Harbour Watch (Acclamation), who was retired from covering duties in 2017 on veterinary advice.
I Am Invincible
I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) sired his 59th individual stakes winner when his daughter La Mexicana (3 f ex Cailin Miss by Domesday) took out Saturday’s Crockett Stakes (Listed, 1200m) under in form Jamie Kah. The Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained three-year-old was winning for the third time in four starts when narrowly edging out Twain’s Express (Helmet), while Highly Discreet (Street Boss) was two and a half lengths away in third. I Am Invincible stands for a fee of $209,000 (inc GST) in 2020.
Kingman (Invincible Spirit) sired his 28th individual stakes winner when his daughter Love Is You (2 f ex Fallen For You by Dansili) won her second race in as many starts with a comfortable success in Saturday’s Radley Stakes (LIsted, 7f) at Newbury. Trained by Roger Charlton for Normandie Stud, the filly beat Gift List (Bated Breath) by three and a half lengths with a gap of another seven and a half lengths to Little Rollright (Dutch Art) in third. Kingman stood at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £150,000 (approx. AUD$274,150) in 2020.
Lope De Vega
Lope De Vega (Shamardal) sired his 77th individual stakes winner when his son Parchemin (2 c ex Hint Of Pink by Teofilo) extended his winning record to two with a victory in the Prix Isonomy (Listed, 1600m) at a soggy Deauville on Wednesday. The Andre Fabre-trained colt, who had won on debut on heavy ground at Compiegne earlier in the month, again showed his ability to handle testing conditions when edging out Colosseo (Street Boss) by a short neck. The front two pulled well clear of the remainder, with Mouillage (Toronado) some 13 lengths away in third. A 110,000 gns purchase from Tattersalls Book 2 last year, Parchemin is the second foal out of the unraced Teofilo (Galileo) mare Hint Of Pink. Lope De Vega stood at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland for a fee of €100,000 (approx. AUD$167,300) in 2020.
The in-form Believe In Love (3 f ex Topka by Kahyasi) notched her fifth win of the season and a first in stakes company when making a successful cross Channel raid to take out the Prix Belle de Nuit (Gr 3, 2800m) at Saint-Cloud on Saturday. Trained in Newmarket by Roger Varian, the filly defeated Pontille (Whipper) by three quarters of a length, with Palomba (Lope De Vega) another length and three quarters away in third. Believe In Love became the fifth stakes winner for her sire Make Believe (Makfi) who stood at Ballylinch Stud for a fee of €12,000 (approx. AUD$19,950) in 2020.
Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) sired his second stakes winner when Mujbar (2 c ex Madany by Acclamation) posted his second win in four starts with victory in Saturday’s Horris Hill Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Newbury. The Charlie Hills-trained juvenile overcame a troublesome passage to beat Percy’s Lad (Sir Percy) by a length with Saint Lawrence (Al Kazeem) another length and a half away in third. Mujbar is a half brother to Group 1 winner Eqtidaar (Invincible Spirit) and Group 2 winner Massaat (Teofilo). Muhaarar stood at Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud for a fee of £20,000 (approx AUD$36,500) in 2020.
A victory for Vis A Vis (2 c ex Annaelia by Intense Focus) in Sunday’s Gran Criterium (Gr 2, 1500m) at Milan provided multiple Italian champion sire Mujahid (Danzig) with his 30th individual stakes winner. The juvenile was winning for the third time in four starts when he beat Aria Importante (Twilight Son) and Sardasht (Isfahan). The former shuttler was pensioned from covering duties in 2018 at the age of 22.
The Bopper (3 g ex Chicago by Artie Schiller) moved his career tally to three wins from four starts as he made a successful debut in stakes company with victory in Saturday’s Brian Crowley Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Randwick. The Kris Lees-trained three-year-old was following up wins at Tamworth and Scone by beating Tommy Gold (Sacred Falls) by a length and three quarters. On The Lead (I Am Invincible) was another two and three quarter lengths away in third. Lees will consider targeting The Bopper at The Hunter (1300m) in Newcastle next month, or spelling him with a view to an early autumn campaign. Saturday’s success meant The Bopper became the 20th individual stakes winner for Widden Stud’s Nicconi (Bianconi) who this year stands for a fee of $27,500 (inc GST).
Pride Of Dubai
Jim Bolger enjoyed further big race success, this time closer to home, when Flying Visit (2 c ex Fionnuar by Teofilo) made a successful debut in stakes company by landing the Eyrefield Stakes (Gr 3, 1m1f) at Leopardstown on Saturday. The two-year-old, who was winning for the second time in ten starts, beat Wuqood (Dubawi) by a head, with the highly-touted Carlisle Bay (Galileo) another three quarters of a length away in third. Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry) stands at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $38,500,
Cambridge visitor Vitesse Bo (3 f ex Cissy Bowen by Colombia) caused a minor upset when she defeated some well credentialled classic contenders when taking out Saturday’s War Decree Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Riccarton. The younger half-sister to Levin Classic (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Travelling Light (El Roca) was having just her third start as she registered career victory number one with a dogged performance, beating Marine (Ocean Park) and Unition (Fastnet Rock) with just three quarters of a length separating the first three home. In winning on Saturday, Vitesse Bo became the second stakes winner for her sire Proisir (Choisir) who stands at Rich Hill Stud for a fee of NZ$9,000 (plus GST).
Confrontational (3 c ex Zastava by Encosta De Lago) took out Wednesday’s Geelong Classic (Listed, 2200m) in impressive fashion to bring up Redoute’s Choice’s (Danehill) 175th individual stakes winner. Positioned five-wide from the fence when entering the home straight under Noel Callow, the Jason Warren and Dean Krongold-trained $21 chance pulled away from his rivals to defeat Azaly (Dundeel) by a length, with fellow outsider Vilanculos (Crowded House) close behind in third.Three-time champion sire Redoute’s Choice stood at Arrowfield Stud before he died aged 22 last year.
A love affair with the Te Rapa track continued on Saturday when course specialist De La Terre (3 f ex Veva Girl by Fastnet Rock) took out the Waikato Stud Soliloquy Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m). The Team Rogerson-trained three-year-old had won three of her four starts at the venue leading into the race and added a fourth victory with a gritty front-running performance and an inch perfect ride by jockey Ryan Elliot. The younger sister of Group 1-placed mare Aalaalune (Reliable Man), De La Terre has now won four of her 11 career starts and over $100,000 in prize-money. She was a $55,000 purchase from the Westbury Stud draft at the 2019 Book 1 Yearling Sale at Karaka. In winning on Saturday, De La Terre became the 14th individual stakes winner for Westbury Stud’s Reliable Man (Dalakhani) who this year stands for a fee of NZ$15,000 (plus GST).
Cornerstone shuttler Sir Prancealot sired his ninth individual stakes winner when Prince Lancelot (2 c ex Rainbow Vale by Moss Vale) proved too strong for his seven rivals in Tuesday’s Prix Zeddaan (Listed, 1200m) at Deauville. Trained by Fabrice Chappet, Prince Lancelot moved his tally on to two wins in four starts when beating Frontgate (War Front) by two and a half lengths. Izumi (Showcasing) was another half a length away in third. Sir Prancealot stands at Cornerstone in South Australia for a reduced fee of $9,900 (inc GST) in 2020.
So You Think
Knights Order (6 g ex Lamanka Lass by Woodman) provided So You Think (High Chaparral) with his 29th individual stakes winner with victory in Saturday’s City Tattersalls Cup (Listed, 2400m) at Randwick. Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, the six-year-old was winning for the fifth time in his 11th start when beating Rondinella (Ocean Park) by half a length. So You Think stands at Coolmore for a fee of $38,500 this year.
Just two days after his first stakes victory as a Darley stallion, Territories (Invincible Spirit) added a maiden Group 3 success when his classy daughter Rougir (2 f ex Summer Moon by Elusive City) won Tuesday’s Prix des Reservoirs (Gr 3, 1600m) at Deauville. The Cederic Rossi-trained juvenile was winning for the third time in six starts when she kept on strongly to defeat Cirona (Maxios) by a neck. Sky Sister (Maxios) was the same margin away in third. Rougir was sold for €55,000 at Arqana last August and is out of Elusive City (Elusive Quality) mare Summer Moon, who was only narrowly denied her own Listed victory during a career with Jean-Claude Rouget. Territories stands at Kelvinside for a fee of $11,000 in 2020.
Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) sired his 68th individual stakes winner when Lipizzaner (2 c ex Irish Lights by Fastnet Rock) kept on well to take out Saturday’s Doncaster Stakes (Listed, 6f), The Aidan O’Brien-trained juvenile, who has already raced at the highest level, was winning for the second time in seven starts when defeating Just Frank (Epaulette) by a length and three quarters. Favourite Zamaani (Night Of Thunder) was another three quarters of a length away in third. A US$650,000 purchase at Keeneland last year, Lipizzaner is the fifth foal out of 2009 Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) heroine Irish Lights (Fastnet Rock). Uncle Mo stood at Coolmore America for a fee of US$175,000 (approx. AUD$245,175) in 2020.
Coolmore’s Zoffany (Dansili) sired his 38th individual stakes winner when Pythagoras (2 c ex Alegra by Galileo) came out on top in a tight finish to the Silver Tankard Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Pontefract last Monday. The Richard Fahey-trained colt was winning for the third time in five starts when beating Mystery Angel (Kodi Bear) and The Rosstafarian (Starspangledbanner) by a neck and a short head. Former shuttler Zoffany stood for a fee of €22,500 (approx. AUD$37,350) in 2020.