Ten for Harry Angel
Harry Angel – Darley shuttler Harry Angel (Dark Angel) sired his ninth and tenth individual winners this week, beginning with Ange De L’Amour’s (2 f ex Ocelot by Poet’s Voice) maiden win at Nottingham. Trained by Robyn Brisland, the filly was sent off as favourite and kept on well to beat Hi Clare (Kodiac) by three-quarters of a length with a further neck back to the winner’s stablemate Sanguis Diamond (Camacho) in third. Ange De L’Amour is the first foal out of the winning Poet’s Voice (Dubawi) mare Ocelot, herself a half-sister to Listed winner Nufoos (Zafonic). First season sire Harry Angel stands at Kelvinside for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST). Harry Angel then sired his tenth individual winner when his son Shade (2 c ex Occagnes by Invincible Spirit) got off the mark at the second time of asking to take out a conditions race over 1600 metres at Royan. Trained by Ludovic Gadbin, the juvenile beat Deau Coeur (Herald The Dawn) by a length and a half with Miss Arlet (Pedro The Great) a further half a length back in third. Harry Angel, who has had 39 starters, stands at Kelvinside for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST).
Justify – US Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy) sired his eighth individual winner when his daughter Im Just Kiddin (2 f ex Khancord Kid by Lemon Drop Kid) built on her promise of last month’s debut second to take out a maiden special weight over five and a half furlongs at Saratoga. Trained by John Kimmel she beat Highway Harmony (Mo Town) by a length with Three Unions (Unified) and two and three-quarter lengths away in third. Im Just Kiddin is a daughter of the Lemon Drop Kid (Kingmambo) mare Khancord Kid, making her a half-sister to Bar of Gold (Medaglia D’Oro), winner of the 2017 running of the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gr 1, 7f). Justify’s first southern hemisphere two-year-olds are due to run this season. He stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for a fee of US$100,000 (approx. AU$142,277) and has now had 23 starters.
Saxon Warrior – Coolmore first season sire Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) sired a double this week as he took his individual winners tally to nine. Behind The Scenes (2 f ex Doors To Manual by Royal Academy) got the ball rolling when she ran out an impressive winner of a fillies novice at Kempton on her debut. Trained by James Tate and running in the famous colours of Saeed Manana, the filly picked up well in the closing stages down the outside of the field and ran on well to beat Quantum Light (Kodiac) by three-quarters of a length with a further half-length back to Cell Sa Beela (Kingman) in third. The sixth foal out of the unraced Royal Academy (Nijinsky) mare, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Marchand De Sable (Theatrical), Behind The Scenes is a half-sister to UAE Group 2 winner Safety Check (Dubawi). Just 15 minutes later, the stallion sired his second winner of the week when the Aidan O’Brien-trained Victoria Road (2 c ex Tickled Pink by Invincible Spirit) deservedly got off the mark at the fifth attempt in a Gowran Park maiden. Having shown improved form with each start, the colt dug deep and found plenty to see off the late challenge of the promising Johnny Murtagh-trained filly Clounmacon (Kodi Bear) to win by half a length with a further three lengths back to The Wild Grazer (Gustav Klimt) in third. A 115,000gns (approx. AU$207,725) purchase as a yearling by M V Magnier at Book 1 of last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Victoria Road is the fifth foal out of the Group 3-winning Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) mare Tickled Pink, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Halfway To Heaven (Pivotal). He is a half-brother to four winners including Corps Des Pages (Frankel) and Nom De Plume (Shamardal). Saxon Warrior, who has had 31 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €20,000 (approx. AU$29,135).
Sioux Nation – Coolmore’s first season sire Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) sired an impressive five winners this week to take his individual winners tally to 25. Dream Or Reality (2 f ex Dream Can True by Marju) got the ball running with a win in a seven-and-a-half-furlong maiden at Varese. Trained by Diego Dettori, the filly came home a wide-margin winner of the contest, beating Emperor Jade (Holy Roman Emperor) by eight lengths with a further seven lengths back to Sopran Polluce (Footstepsinthesand) in third. Dream Or Reality is the third foal out of the Listed-placed winning Marju (Last Tycoon) mare Dream Can True, herself a half-sister to Italian Listed winner Verde E Rosa (Zoffany) and Italian Listed-placed winner Art Of Dreams (Dutch Art). Sioux Nation was provided with winner number 22 when Minnesota Lad (2 c ex Lady Sandy by Dandy Man) came home a ready winner of a maiden at Beverley. The Richard Fahey-trained colt built upon two promising third-placed efforts to go two places better in the five-furlong contest, keeping on well to beat Turbo Tiger (Markaz) by one and three-quarter lengths with the pair a further six and a half lengths clear of Breath Catcher (Bated Breath) in third. A €31,000 (approx. AU$45,250) purchase for the trainer, Minnesota Lad is the first foal out of the placed Dandy Man (Mozart) mare Lady Sandy, herself a half-sister to winner She’s A Babe (Kodiac) out of a half-sister to Group 1 winner Peniaphobia (Dandy Man) and Listed winner Rapacity Alexander (Dandy Man). The sire was the provided with his 23rd winner when Fort Dodge (2 c ex Spiritual Flame by Invincible Spirit) ran out a neck winner of a maiden at Ovrevoll in Norway. The colt beat Brazuca (Kessaar) with a further four lengths back to Jojo Trick (Deceptor) in third. Tiger Paw ( 2 g ex Rhiannon by High Chaparral) then became the 24th winner for Sioux Nation when getting off the mark at the third time of asking at Cork. Having his first start since being gelded, the Aidan O’Brien-trained juvenile landed the five-furlong maiden by a short head from favourite Silmaniya (Expert Eye) with Borletti (Kodiac) finishing three and a quarter lengths behind the winner in third. A €160,000 (approx. AU$232,000) purchase out of the Goffs Orby yearling sale, Tiger Paw is the fifth foal out of the High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) mare Rhiannon. The stallion’s fifth and final winner of the week arrived when Mazyuna (2 f ex Sharp Relief by Galileo) came out on top in a close finish to a seven-furlong novice event at Southwell. The Kevin Philippart de Foy-trained juvenile was all out to beat Hey Lyla (Oasis Dream) by a short head with the third home, Double March (Kodiac), just another nose away in third. A 60,000gns (approx. AU$108,290) breeze-up buy, Mazyuna is fourth winner from seven foals out of the Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Sharp Relief. Sioux Nation, who shuttled to Swettenham Stud for one season, stood for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$14,400) at Coolmore in Ireland during the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season. He has now had 62 starters.
Zoustar – Wholetthedogsout (2 f ex Serafina Sunset by Foxwedge) showed improvement to win a handicap at Ffos Las and in the process provided Widden shuttle stallion Zoustar (Northern Meteor) with his fourth northern hemisphere winner and third in the UK. Trained by David Evans, the filly ran on well in the closing stages to lead on the line, beating Queen’s Eyot (Belardo) by and short-head with a further head back to Gumais (Buratino) in third. A £70,000 purchase as a yearling by Kevin Ross Bloodstock, Wholetthedogsout runs in the colours of owners Paul and Clare Rooney. She is the second foal out of the unraced Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock) mare Serafina Sunset, herself a half-sister to Listed-placed winners Clear Impression (Danehill) and Al Fareej (Iffraaj). Zoustar, who has had 503 starters, stands at Widden Stud for a fee of $198,000 (inc GST).
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Dubawi – Darley’s Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) sired his 52nd individual elite-level winner when Rebel’s Romance (4 g ex Minidress by Street Cry) triumphed in the Grosser Preis Von Berlin (Gr 1, 2400m) at Hoppegarten. Trained by Charlie Appleby, last year’s UAE Derby (Gr 2, 1900m) was winning in stakes company in a third different country as he just got the better of Nerik (Ruler Of The World) by a neck. Ardakan (Reliable Man) finished two lengths behind the winner in third. Bred by Godolphin, Rebel’s Romance is the fourth foal out of the Listed-placed Minidress (Street Cry). Dubawi, who has had 1,509 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £250,000 (approx, AU$425,925).
Pastorius – German Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Pastorius (Soldier Hollow) sired his first elite-level winner when Dalika (6 m ex Drawn To Run by Hurricane Run) ended a losing spell stretching back over a year by taking out the Beverly D Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Albert Stall, the six-year-old mare won her eighth race, and fifth in stakes company, when she put in a determined effort to defeat Princess Grace (Karakontie) by half a length. Family Way (Uncle Mo) was a further two lengths away in third. Bred by Gestut Ammerland, Dalika was raced by her breeders in Europe initially, but has been in the US for more than three years now. She is the sole stakes winner among five winners from seven foals produced by the Hurricane Run (Montjeu) mare Drawn To Run. Her unraced foals are a two-year-old filly by Iquitos (Adlerflug) named Drawn To Dream and a yearling colt by Waldgeist (Galileo). Pastorius, who has had 118 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de la Hetraie for a fee of €5,800 (approx. AU$8,350).
New stakes winners
Almanzor – Cambridge Stud shuttler Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) sired his third individual stakes winner when the highly tried Lassaut (3 c ex Lady Family by Sinndar) picked up the Prix Nureyev (Listed, 2000m) at Deauville. Dropping back from Group 1 company, the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained colt proved to be too smart for his six rivals as he beat Jack Darcy (Gleneagles) by two and a half lengths. Athabascan (Almanzor), sporting the colours of OTI Racing, was another neck behind in third. Lassaut is the third foal out of the unraced Lady Family (Sinndar) who herself is a half-sister to the Group 2-winner Family One (Dubai Destination). Almanzor, who has had 116 starters, stands for a fee of NZ$50,000 (plus GST).
American Post – French 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner American Post (Bering) sired his 28th individual stakes winner when Polish raider Hipop De Loire (5 h ex Louve Rose by Muhtathir) landed the Steher-Preis (Listed, 2800m) at Hoppegarten by beating Nubius (Dylan Thomas) and Nacido (Tertullian). American Post has had 389 starters.
Barbados – Ducatoon Park’s Barbados (Redoute’s Choice) earned a third individual stakes winner when his son Calypso Reign (6 g ex Rainbird Blue by Bluebird) won the Spring Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Morphettville. Calypso Reign won by two and a quarter lengths ahead of Pindaric (Fastnet Rock) with Pimm’s Party (Street Boss) a neck further back in third. Behemoth (All Too Hard), the $2.70 favourite, could only finish 11th in his attempt to win the race for a third year in a row. Six-year-old Calypso Reign was a $17,000 buy for Grand Syndicates and trainer David Jolly from the Ducatoon Park draft at the 2018 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale. Calypso Reign is the final foal of 12 out of the stakes-placed mare Rainbird Blue (Bluebird), making him a half-brother to Listed winner La Fantastique (Fantastic Light). Barbados, who has had 88 starters, will stand the upcoming season for a fee of $4,400 (inc GST).
Dark Angel – Dark Angel (Acclamation) sired his 90th and 91st individual stakes winners this week, beginning with a victory by Mutasarref (4 g ex Mulkeyya by Mawatheeq) in Cork’s Platinum Stakes (Listed, 7f). The Ger Lyons-trained four-year-old was winning for the third time in succession, and fifth in total, as he pulled three lengths clear of Cigamia (Karakontie) for a comfortable success. San Andreas (Dark Angel) was another half a length away in third. Mutasarref is the second foal out of Mulkeyya (Mawatheeq) who herself is a half-sister to the Group 2 winner Mustajeeb (Nayef). Dark Angel’s 91st stakes winner came when British raider Mysterious Night (2 c ex Mistrusting by Shamardal) kept on well to land the Prix Francois Boutin (Gr 3, 1400m) at Deauville. Already twice placed in stakes company, the Charlie Appleby-trained juvenile was winning for the second time in his five starts to date as he beat Bolshkinov (Camacho) by half a length. Montesilvano (Holy Roman Emperor) finished a length and a quarter behind the winner in third. Bred by Godolphin, Mysterious Night is the fourth foal out of Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) mare Mistrusting, making him a brother to dual US Grade 1-winner Althiqa. Dark Angel, who has had 1,272 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Yeomanstown Stud for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$86,400).
Deep Field – Cheers Brothers (5 g ex Balmoral Baby by Red Ransom) came from last to first for a remarkable success in the Macau Derby (Listed, 1800m), providing Newgate Farm stallion Deep Field (Northern Meteor) with his 15th individual stakes winner. The Joe Lau-trained five-year-old stumbled badly turning for home and nearly unseated his jockey Eric Cheung before picking up again and running home best of all to get up close to home, beating Bygone Era (Bull Point) and and Yuanno (Pierro) by a length and two and a half lengths respectively. Out of the winning Red Ransom (Roberto) mare Balmoral Baby, Cheers Brothers is a half-brother to winners Bella Chica (Sizzling) and Count Of Sancerre (Astern). Deep Field, who has had 415 starters, stands for a fee of $88,000 (inc GST).
Dubawi – Darley’s star sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) sired his 237th individual stakes winner when his son Victory Dance (2 c ex Dane Street by Street Cry) ran out a smooth winner of the Denford Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Newbury. Already Group 2-placed, the Charlie Appleby-trained juvenile made it two wins in three starts as he beat Ferrari Queen (Decorated Knight) by a length and a quarter under a hands and heels ride from William Buick. Candle Of Hope (Cable Bay) finished another head away in third. A 700,000gns purchase for Godolphin at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, Victory Dance is the fifth foal out of the winning Street Cry (Machiavellian) mare Dane Street, making him a half-brother to Group 1 winner Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy). Dane Street herself is a half-sister to Group 1 winner and Ballylinch Stud stallion Intense Focus (Giant’s Causeway). Dubawi, who has had 1,509 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall for a fee of £250,000 (approx. AU$425,925).
Girvin – Ocala Stud resident Girvin (Tale Of Ekati) sired his second stakes winner when his son Damon’s Mound (2 c ex San Antonio Stroll by Stroll) stretched his unbeaten record to two with a clear-cut win in the Saratoga Special Stakes (Gr 2, 6.5f). The Michelle Lovell-trained colt came home three and a quarter lengths clear of his nearest pursuer, the favourite Gulfport (Uncle Mo) with a gap of another seven lengths back to the third home, Super Chow (Lord Nelson). Bred by his owner Cliff Love, his dam, San Antonio Stroll (Stroll), has since produced back-to-back full-siblings to Damon’s Mound, and was bred back to Girvin for a 2023 foal. Haskell Invitational Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) winner Girvin stood for a fee of US$6,000 (approx. AU$8,420) during the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season. He has had 17 starters.
Gregorian – Princess Shabnam’s (3 f ex Green Vision by Green Desert) consistent run of form was rewarded when she landed a first black-type win with a victory in the Flying Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Pontefract. Trained by Sean Woods, the filly was winning for the fourth time as she beat Gale Force Maya (Gale Force Ten) by a length and three-quarters with the favourite Chil Chil (Exceed And Excel) another head behind in third. The victory provided Rathasker Stud resident Gregorian (Clodovil) with his seventh individual stakes winner. Princess Shabnam is the sixth foal out of Green Vision (Green Desert) who herself is a granddaughter of English 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Hatoof (Irish River). Gregorian, who has had 136 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €4,500 (approx. AU$6,480).
Havana Grey – Havana Grey (Havana Gold), the runaway leader in the race to be crowned champion first season sire in Britain by both winners and earnings, sired his second individual stakes winner when Cuban Mistress (2 f ex Secret Romance by Sakhee’s Secret) ran out a surprise winner of the St Hugh’s Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Newbury. The Rod Millman-trained juvenile was sent off a 16-1 chance having won just one of her previous six starts but she made a mockery of those odds when beating Union Court (Havana Grey) by three-quarters of a length with Woolhampton (Camacho) the same margin away in third. Cuban Mistress is the fifth foal, and third winner, out of the juvenile winner Secret Romance (Sakhee’s Secret) who herself is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Pearl Secret (Compton Place). Havana Grey, who has had 68 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Whitsbury Manor Stud for a fee of £6,000 (approx. AU$10,235).
Into Mischief – Naughty Gal (2 f ex Conway Two Step by Spanish Steps) provided Spendthrift Farm stallion Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday) with a 112th individual stakes winner when coming home a comfortable winner of the Adirondack Stakes (Gr 3, 6.5f) at Saratoga. The D. Wayne Lukas-trained two-year-old filly stayed on well to beat Janis Joplin (California Chrome) by two and a half lengths with a further head back to Sabra Tuff (Cross Traffic) in third. Out of the stakes race-winning Spanish Steps (Lope De Vega) mare Conway Two Step, Naughty Gal is a sister to winner Good Clean Fun and a half-sister to winners Hakumokuren (Shanghai Bobby), Twitty City (Honor Code) and Unbridled Glitter (Strong Mandate). Into Mischief, who has had 1,059 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$250,000 (approx. AU$358,500).
Invincible Spirit – Irish National Stud resident Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) sired his 141st individual stakes winner when his daughter Kindred Spirit (4 f ex Pontenuovo by Green Tune) struck in the Flieger-Preis (Listed, 1200m) at Hoppegarten. Now trained by Francis Graffard, the well-travelled four-year-old was winning for the third time as she beat Fauvette (Dark Angel) by a head with Irish Action (Zoffany) finishing third, a length behind the winner. Kindred Spirit is the fifth foal out of the Group 3-winner Pontenuovo (Green Tune). Invincible Spirit, who has had 1,792 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$86,400).
Kingman – Tempus (6 g ex Passage Of Time by Dansili) provided Juddmonte Farms stallion Kingman (Invincible Spirit) with his 47th individual stakes winner when he produced a gutsy performance to win the Sovereign Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) at Salisbury. Trained by Archie Watson, the six-year-old gelding followed up his comfortable handicap win at Ascot last month when gamely getting the better of the Godolphin favourite Modern World (Shamardal) by three-quarters of a length with a further two and a half lengths back to Sinjaari (Camelot) in third. The seventh foal out of the Group 1-winning Dansili (Danehill) mare Passage Of Time, Tempus is a half-brother to Group 2 winner and National Stud stallion Time Test (Dubawi) as well as useful winners Retirement Plan (Monsun) and Time Chaser (Dubawi). Kingman, who has had 423 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for £150,000 (approx. AU$257,390).
Kurofune – Maria Elena (4 f ex Tenderly Voice by Deep Impact) provided Kurofune (French Deputy) with a 36th individual stakes winner when running out a clear-cut winner of the Kokura Kinen (Gr 3, 2000m). Trained by Naohiro Yoshida, the four-year-old beat Hindu Times (Harbinger) by five lengths, with the favourite Geraldina (Maurice) just a nose behind the runner-up in third. Maria Elena is the first foal out of the Listed winner Tenderly Voice (Deep Impact) who herself is a sister to the Japanese Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Wagnerian. Kurofune, who has had 1,721 starters, died in January last year.
Muhaarar – Haras des Faunes stallion Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) sired his 12th and 13th individual stakes winners this week, beginning with Rousay (3 f ex Ronaldsay by Kirkwall) as she narrowly held on to win the Upavon Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Salisbury. Trained by Richard Hannon, the three-year-old filly stayed on well in the closing stages to lead in the final strides, beating multiple Group 3 winner Rose Of Kildare (Make Believe) by a neck with the pair pulling a further one and a quarter lengths clear of By Starlight (Sea The Stars) in third. A 25,000gns (approx. AU$45,337) purchase as a yearling from Book 2 of the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Rousay is the ninth foal out of the Listed-winning Kirkwall (Selkirk) mare Ronaldsay and is closely related to Group 3 winner Gale Force Ten (Oasis Dream), while also being a half-sister to three winners including the useful Eynhallow (Nathaniel) and Ulster (Intello). Muhaarar sired his 13th stakes winner when Paris Peacock (3 f ex Weekend Fling by Forest Wildcat) ran out a narrow victor of the Hurry Harriet Stakes (Listed, 1m 1.5f) at Gowran Park. Trained by Jessica Harrington, the three-year-old filly kept on well in the closing stages to lead towards the finish, beating Didn’thavemuchtodo (Highland Reel) by a neck with a further half-length back to Show Of Stars (Showcasing) in third. The ninth foal out of the winning Forest Wildcat (Storm Cat) mare Weekend Fling, Paris Peacock is a half-sister to five winners including Group 3 scorer Craftsman (Mastercraftsman) and winners Royal Empress (Holy Roman Emperor), My Dad Syd (Acclamation) and J P’s Pride (Arch). Muhaarar, who has had 294 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €5,000 (approx. AU$7,280).
Nathaniel – Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) entry Zechariah (3 c ex Nancy O by Pivotal) became the 28th individual stakes winner for Nathaniel (Galileo) when he got the better of his elders with an all-the-way win in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 5.5f) at Newbury. The sole three-year-old in the field registered his third win in nine starts, and boosted the form of fellow Cup entry Deauville Legend (Sea The Stars), as he ran on well to beat Universal Order (Universal) by three and a half lengths. Outbox (Frankel) was a further two and three-quarter lengths behind in third. Trained by Freddie and Martyn Meade, Zechariah is owned by Aquis Farm and is the fourth foal out of the Canadian stakes-placed winning mare Nancy O (Pivotal) who herself is out of EP Taylor Stakes (Gr 1, 10f) winner Arravale (Arch). Nathaniel, who has had 524 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Newsells Park Stud for a fee of £15,000 (approx. AU$25,550).
New Bay – Ballylinch Stud resident New Bay (Dubawi) sired his seventh individual stakes winner when Jumby (4 c ex Sound Of Guns by Acclamation) ran out a comfortable winner of the Hungerford Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at Newbury. Winless in his previous five starts this season, all in handicap company, the Eve Johnson Houghton-trained four-year-old added to his tally of four wins when he burst through at the furlong marker before scoring by an eased down length and three-quarters from Dubai Poet (Lope De Vega). Wings Of War (Dark Angel) finished third, a short head behind the runner up. Bought by his trainer and Highflyer Bloodstock for 45,000gns out of Book 2 at Tattersalls Yearling Sale, Jumby is the third foal out of the Group-placed winning mare Sound Of Guns (Acclamation). French Derby (Gr 1, 2100m) winner New Bay, who has had 144 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €37,500 (approx. AU$54,000).
Night Of Thunder – A victory from Mauiewowie (2 f ex La Chapelle by Holy Roman Emperor) in the Curragh Stakes (Listed, 5f) provided Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) with his 32nd individual stakes winner. Already placed in black-type company, the Ger Lyons-trained juvenile made it two wins from three career starts as she edged out Treasure Trove (Siyouni) by a short head. Funny Money Honey (Bungle Inthejungle) finished two and a half lengths behind the winner in third. A 155,000gns purchase out of Book 2 at Tattersalls Yearling Sale, Mauiewowie is a half-sister to three winners out of the once-raced La Chapelle (Holy Roman Emperor) who herself is closely related to Man O’War Stakes (Gr 1, 11f) winner Zhukova (Fastnet Rock). Night Of Thunder, who has had 278 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Kildangan Stud for a fee of €75,000 (approx. AU$108,000).
Oasis Dream – Techno Music (4 f ex Techno Queen by Manduro) became the 132nd individual stakes winner for Juddmonte stallion Oasis Dream (Green Desert) when she landed the Jubilaumspreis 200 Jahre Deutscher Galop (Listed, 1800m) at Hoppegarten. The Peter Schiergen-trained filly was notching her fourth win in 11 starts as she beat Penja (Camelot) and Stella (Neatico). Oasis Dream, who has had 1,418 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £20,000 (approx. AU$34,075).
Rubick – Swettenham Stud sire Rubick (Encosta De Lago) sired his fifth individual stakes winner when Bound For Home (3 f ex Homebird by Rothesay) won the Quezette Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m) at Caulfield. Bound For Home won by a long neck ahead of Ojai (Exceed And Excel) and I’mlovin’ya (Capitalist) who was more than two lengths behind the winner in third. The Archie Alexander-trained filly took her record to two wins from three starts since her $50,000 purchase for her trainer and Rogers Bloodstock from the Erinvale Thoroughbreds draft at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. She is the first foal out of Rothesay (Fastnet Rock) mare Homebird, who was last purchased by David Brown’s Miscellany Bloodstock for $60,000 at the 2019 Inglis Broodmare Sale. Her Toronado (High Chaparral) yearling colt sold as a weanling last year for $160,000 at Magic Millions to Baystone Farm. She is due to foal to Impending (Lonhro). Rubick, who has had 313 starters, will stand for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) in Victoria this season.
Scissor Kick – Former Arrowfield stallion Scissor Kick (Redoute’s Choice) landed a second individual stakes winner when Giga Kick (3 g ex Rekindled Applause by Royal Applause) produced an impressive performance to win the Vain Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m) at Caulfield. The Clayton Douglas-trained gelding ran down Alpha One (Super One) to win by a neck at the line, with Zoustar (Northern Meteor) colt Millane two and a half lengths behind the winner in third. Giga Kick is now unbeaten in three starts for Douglas and his owner, Jonathan Munz’s Pinecliff Racing, having dominantly won his maiden at Sale in February before adding another two-year-old win at Flemington last month. He is out of the imported mare Rekindled Applause (Royal Applause) and a half-brother to stakes placegetters Rekindled Power (Redoute’s Choice) and Shuffle Up (Redoute’s Choice), as well as Lago Ovation (Encosta De Lago), the dam of Group 1 winner Alabama Express (Redoute’s Choice). Scissor Kick, who has had 143 starters, did not return to Arrowfield for the 2020 breeding season, staying in France where he stood until 2021.
Snitzel – Four-time champion sire Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) got the new season up and running with a 124th individual stakes winner courtesy of his son Zoukerino (3 c ex Walk With Attitude by Hussonet) in The Rosebud (Listed, 1100m) at Rosehill. The John O’Shea-trained colt won by a head in beating Godolphin duo Spacewalk (Exosphere) and Troach (Epaulette), who was a length and a quarter behind the winner in third. Zoukerino is unbeaten in two starts having won on debut on the Kensington track at Randwick last month, earning ANZ Bloodstock News’ Maiden of the Week accolade on what was his only start as a two-year-old. Zoukerino was purchased by Suman Hedge for $500,000 when topping the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale last year and is owned by a group that includes Iskander Racing and Milburn Creek Stud, who bred and sold the colt. The colt, a brother to Group 3 placegetter Spend, is out of Listed winner Walk With Attitude (Hussonet), herself a daughter of the stakes-winning Danehill (Danzig) mare Hillfa. Zoukerino’s third dam is the stakes-placed Fayfa (Slip Anchor), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Rafha (Kris), dam to four stakes winners including I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit). Snitzel, who has had 1,362 starters, will stand at Arrowfield for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST).
Zoffany – Point King (3 c ex Loved by Galileo) provided late sire Zoffany (Dansili) with a 53rd individual stakes winner when readily coming clear of his rivals in the Vinnie Roe Stakes (Listed, 1m 6f) at Leopardstown. The Lloyd Williams-owned three-year-old colt has been a rapid improver in three starts this season, winning at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown before this rise in class. Trained by Joseph O’Brien, Point King faced a challenge inside the final two furlongs but ran on well to come home a comfortable winner, beating Simply Glorious (War Front) by two and a quarter lengths with a further one and a half lengths back to Shajak (Zarak) in third. Point King, who is now as short as 14-1 with northern hemisphere bookmakers for the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m), is the third foal out of the winning Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Loved, herself a sister to Group 2 winner Battle Of Marengo, Group-placed winner Perhaps and Listed-placed winner Precious Stone. Former Coolmore stallion Zoffany, who has now had 1,037 starters, died in January last year.