Third for Bolt D’Oro

New winners

Bolt D’Oro – Bolted In (2 g ex Fonteyne Lane, by Mint Lane) became the third individual southern hemisphere-bred winner for his former shuttle sire Bolt D’Oro (Medaglia D’Oro) when winning on debut in a two-year-old plate over 1200 metres at Balaklava. Trained by Murray Bridge-based handler Matthew Seyers, Bolted In won by a neck ahead of Even Sharper (More Than Ready), one of four contenders in the race for Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas. A $40,000 buy for his trainer from the Willow Grove Stud draft at the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, Bolted In is the first winner out of Fonteyne Lane, herself a half-sister to Listed winner Bacchanal Woman (Encosta De Lago). Bolt D’Oro, who has had eight runners in Australia, now stands permanently at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky, for a fee in the 2023 season of US$35,000 (approx. AU$51,819). 

Brave Smash (pictured above) – Yarraman Park’s new recruit Brave Smash (Tosen Phantom) continued his late season charge of winners when Yamabushi (2 g ex Unswerving by Commands) became the stallion’s eighth individual first-crop winner when scoring at Tuncurry. The Kris Lees-trained gelding finished half-length ahead of three-year-old filly Bubbles For Me (Sebring), with the pair drawing two and a half lengths clear of the remaining field. Passed in at last year’s Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Yamabushi is raced by an Australian Bloodstock syndicate. He is one of eight winners from nine runners out of Commands (Danehill) mare Unswerving. Brave Smash, who has had 22 starters, will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST).

Omaha Beach – Former Spendthrift Farm shuttler Omaha Beach (War Front) chalked up his first winner as a stallion when the Tom Morley-trained Cynane (2 f ex Burning Arch by Arch) shed her maiden tag at the first time of asking at Belmont. The two-year-old filly scooted clear to beat Sam’s Treasure (Munnings) by two and three-quarter lengths, while Marco T (Kantharos) was a further seven and a half lengths away in third. Omaha Beach has been represented by one other runner. The stallion shuttled to the now defunct Spendthrift Farm in Australia in 2020 and 2021, where he covered 209 mares at a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).

New Group / Grade 1 winners

Dundeel – Dundeel (High Chaparral) sired his seventh individual Group 1 winner and second this season when Dunkel (3 g ex Kudamm by Cape Cross) claimed the South Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) at Morphettville. Trained by Patrick Payne, Dunkel defeated race favourite Promises Kept (Cluster) by three-quarters of a length, with Aberfledie Boy (So You Think) finishing a further two and a half lengths back in third. A $40,000 yearling when purchased from the Pencarrow Stud draft by Steven Ramsey, Dunkel was traded through the Ohukia Lodge draft as a two-year-old, fetching $100,000 at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run sale to the bid of Kevin Myers on behalf of Payne. Arrowfield Stud resident Dundeel, the sire of this season’s dual juvenile Group 1 winner Militarize, will stand for an increased fee of $82,500 (inc GST) in 2023. He has had 431 individual runners for 259 winners.

Frankel – Jannah Rose (3 f ex Sophie Germain by Indian Ridge) became the 27th individual Group 1 winner for Juddmonte Farms stallion Frankel (Galileo) when she readily scored in the Prix Saint-Alary (Gr 1, 2000m) at Longchamp. Ridden by Christophe Soumillon for trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias, the three-year-old filly travelled ominously well heading into the closing stages and quickened nicely to lead inside the final furlong before being pushed out to defeat Elusive Princess (Martinborough) by three-quarters of a length, with a further short-head back to Crown Princesse (Zarak) in third. A €650,000 purchase for owner Al Shira’aa Farms at the 2021 Goffs Orby Yearlings Sale, Jannah Rose is the fifth foal out of the unraced Indian Ridge (Ahonoora) mare Sophie Germain and is closely related to Group 2 scorer Creggs Pipes (Rip Van Winkle) and a half-sister to stakes-placed winner Silver Spear (Clodovil). Frankel, who has had 703 starters, stands at Banstead Manor Stud for a fee of £275,000 (approx. AU$516,150).

Muhaarar – Marhaba Ya Sanafi (3 c ex Danega by Galileo) ran out a shock 26-1 winner of the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Gr 1, 1600m) at Longchamp, providing his sire Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) with a second elite-level winner. Also providing the Haras des Faunes stallion with a 22nd individual stakes scorer, the Andreas Schütz-trained colt was one of the first to come off the bridle rounding the home bend, but stuck to his task gamely to deny the Brian Meehan-trained raider Isaac Shelby (Night Of Thunder) by a neck at the line with a further two lengths back to the third-placed Breizh Sky (Pedro The Great). The Yann Barberot-trained American Flag (Wootton Bassett), who was sent off the odds-on favourite following his two and a half length defeat of Marhaba Ya Sanifa in the Prix de Fontainebleau (Gr 3, 1600m) last month, finished fourth, beaten two and a half lengths by the winner. Marhaba Ya Sanafi, now a best-priced 10-1 for the Prix du Jockey Club (Gr 1, 2100m), is the fourth foal out of the Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Danega, making him a half-brother to winner Mofridge (Iffraaj). Muhaarar stands for a fee of €7,500 (approx. AU$12,350) and has had 341 starters.

Pure Prize – Red Knight (9 g ex Isabel Away by Skip Away) provided his sire Pure Prize (Storm Cat) with an 18th elite-level winner when landing the Man o’War Stakes (Gr 1, 11f) at Belmont Park. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr for trainer Michael Maker, the gelded nine-year-old made a sustained effort inside the final furlong and asserted his dominance toward the finish to score by one and a half lengths over Soldier Rising (Frankel). The Michael Lauer-trained Strong Tide (English Channel) finished a further head back in third place. A brother to winner Birchwood Road and half-brother to stakes winner Macagone (Artie Schiller), Red Knight is out of the winning Skip Away (Skip Trial) mare Isabel Away. Pure Prize has had 1433 starters.

New stakes winners

Arrogate – The Jena Antonucci-trained Arcangelo (3 c ex Modeling by Tapit) became the eighth individual stakes winner for the ill-fated Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song) when scoring in the Peter Pan Stakes (Gr 3, 9f) at Belmont Park. Ridden by Javier Castellano, the three-year-old colt defeated the favourite Bishops Bay (Uncle Mo) by a head, with the pair pulling eight and three-quarter lengths ahead of the third-placed Henry Q (Blame). Out of the unraced Tapit (Pulpit) mare Modeling, Arcangelo is a half-brother to winner Montmarte (Distorted Humor). Arrogate, who has had 136 starters, died in 2020.

Cracksman – Dalham Hall Stud resident Cracksman (Frankel) sired his fifth individual stakes winner courtesy of a victory for Weracruz (3 f ex Winnemark by Lando) in the Grosser Preis der Sparkasse (Listed, 2000m) at Hanover. Trained by Peter Schiergen, the filly was winning for the second time in three starts as she defeated June (Sea The Stars) and Dalvida (Lord Of England) by a length and a half and three-quarters of a length. Weracruz is out of the Group-placed mare Winnemark (Lando), who herself is out of stakes winner Winterthur (Alkalde), making her a half-sister to the German 1,000 Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) runner-up Wolkenburg (Big Shuffle), among six other winners. Darley’s Cracksman stands for a fee of £17,500 (approx. AU$32,790) and has had 90 starters.

Distorted Humor – Anarchist (4 c ex Vicarious Won by Elusive Quality) provided his sire Distorted Humor (Forty Niner) with a 168th individual stakes winner when landing the Jacques Cartier Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Woodbine. Making his stable debut for trainer Josie Carroll, the four-year-old entire took up the lead rounding the home bend under a confident Luis Contreras and was not to be caught by the closers, beating Ice Chocolat (Goldikovic) by three-quarters of a length with the same distance further back to the third-placed Old Chestnut (Speightstown). Out of the stakes-placed winning Elusive Quality (Gone West) mare Vicarious Won, Anarchist is a half-brother to winners Dawn Lightning (The Factor), Union Rally (Union Rags) and Greener Pastures (Lea). Distorted Humor, who has had 1596 starters, was pensioned by WinStar Farm in 2021.

Dubawi – San Antonio (3 c ex Rain Goddess by Galileo) became the 254th individual stakes winner for Darley’s flagship stallion Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) when scoring in the Dee Stakes (Listed, 1m 2.5f) at Chester. Providing his trainer Aidan O’Brien with a tenth success in the contest, the Ballydoyle colt was always handy under Ryan Moore and, after taking up the outright lead with two furlongs to go, had enough in hand to hold the late challenging favourite Alder (Australia) to win by one and three-quarter lengths. Local Dynasty (Dubawi) finished a further two and a quarter lengths behind in third. A half-brother to winner Maffeo Barberini (Caravaggio), San Antonio is the second foal out of the Group 3 winner and Irish Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) runner-up Rain Goddess (Galileo), herself a granddaughter of English 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) heroine Virginia Waters (Kingmambo). San Antonio is now as short as 14-1 for the Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) on June 3. Dubawi, who has had 1576 starters, stands at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £350,000 (approx. AU$653,640).

Dynasty – Time Flies (4 f ex Right And Ready by Whipper) became the 85th individual stakes winner for the late Dynasty (Fort Wood) when she landed the East Coast Cup (Listed, 1800m) at Greyville. The Brett Crawford-trained filly moved her own tally on to five wins from nine starts as she beat Dawnofanewday (Futura) by a neck. Virginia Sweet (William Longsword) was a further length and half away in third. Former South African Horse of the Year and champion sire Dynasty died in 2019 at the age of 19. He has had 704 starters.

Encryption – Eureka Stud’s first-season stallion Encryption (Lonhro) earned his first individual stakes winner when Cifrado (2 c ex Madame Fly by Excites) came out best in a thrilling finish to the Spirit Of Boom Classic (Gr 2, 1200m) at Doomben. Trained by Toowoomba-based handler Rex Lipp, Cifrado won by a head at odds of $26 from the Chris Waller-trained Armed Forces (I Am Invincible) and Appin Girl (Capitalist), who finished the same margin further away in third. The colt was a $320,000 yearling buy from the Eureka draft at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Encryption, who is the sire of two individual first-crop winners from 14 starters, will stand the 2023 breeding season for an unchanged fee of $13,200 (inc GST).

Frankel – Galileo’s son Frankel moved on to individual stakes winner number 115 as he sired a stakes double last week, beginning when his son Arrest (3 c ex Nisriyna by Intikhab) won the Chester Vase (Gr 3, 1m 4.5f). Owned by Juddmonte Farms, where Frankel stands, Arrest won by six and a half lengths ahead of Adelaide River (Australia) and Hadrianus (Galileo), who finished a further ten lengths back in third. Sent off the 10-11 favourite, Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr 1, 2000m) runner-up Arrest takes his race record to three wins from five starts and is now the favourite for the English Derby next month. He was a €440,000 buy for Juddmonte from the 2020 Goffs November Foal Sale. Arrest is one of six winners from as many runners out of the unraced Nisriyna (Intikhab), who has also produced Group 3 winner and Group 1 placegetter Dinozzo (Lilbourne Lad). Frankel also looks to have a serious contender for Epsom Derby honours in the shape of Military Order (3 c ex Anna Salai by Dubawi) who provided him with his 115th individual stakes winner when landing the Derby Trial (Listed, 1m 4f) at Lingfield. The Charlie Appleby-trained colt backed up his return win at Newbury with a length-and-a-quarter victory over Waipiro (Australia), the front two pulling more than four lengths clear of the remainder, who were led home by Circle Of Fire (Almanzor). A homebred for Godolphin, Military Order is out of the Dubawi mare Anna Salai, making him a brother to, among others, Adayar, who finished second in the corresponding race two years ago before going on to taste Classic success at Epsom. Superstar sire Frankel stands at Banstead Manor Stud for a fee of £275,000 (approx. AU$515,550).

Galileo – The late Galileo sired his 361st and 362nd individual stakes winners last week, starting with Savethelastdance (3 f ex Daddys Lil Darling by Scat Daddy) who romped to victory in the Cheshire Oaks (Listed, 1m 3.5f) at Chester. Savethelastdance scored by 22 lengths ahead of There’s The Door (Starspangledbanner), as the 8-11 favourite. Third was Emesinde (Golden Horn), who finished more than 25 lengths from the winner in third. Backing up her maiden win at Leopardstown last month, Savethelastdance takes her record to two wins from three starts. The Coolmore-owned filly is the first foal out of American Oaks (Gr 1, 10f) winner Daddys Lil Darling, who was a US$3.5 million purchase for MV Magnier from the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Mixed Sale. Galileo’s 362nd individual stakes winner arrived courtesy of the victory of Peking Opera (3 c ex Bugle by War Front) in the Yeats Stakes (Listed, 1m 5f) at Navan. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Peking Opera made it two wins from three starts as he beat Etna Rosso (Decorated Knight) and Covent Garden (Galileo) by half a length and the same. Peking Opera is the second foal out of Bugle (War Front) who herself is a sister to Group 1 winner and former Coolmore stallion Air Force Blue. Galileo, who has had 2461 starters, died in 2021.

Justify – Coolmore Stud shuttler Justify (Scat Daddy) further enhanced his record in Australia when Air Assault (2 c ex Elegant Eagle by Zabeel) provided him with a fifth winner in Australia, third southern hemisphere-bred stakes winner and tenth worldwide when he won the South Australian Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m). Trained by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, the colt led from start to finish, denying race favourite Nodachi (No Nay Never), who finished within a long-head on the line. Passed in at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Air Assault is a half-brother to Group 1 winner Go Indy Go (Bernardini) and Group 3 winner Essay Raider (Bernardini), being the tenth foal out of three-time winner Elegant Eagle (Zabeel). After missing the 2022 season, Justify will this year return to Coolmore Australia, where he will command a fee of $77,000 (inc GST). He has had 122 starters.

Lord Kanaloa – Red Mon Reve (4 c ex Last Groove by Deep Impact) took out the Keio Hai Spring Cup (Gr 2, 1400m) at Tokyo and in the process became the 41st individual stakes winner for Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha). Trained by Masayoshi Ebina, the colt was winning for the fifth time in nine starts as he beat Win Marvel (I’ll Have Another) by a half-length. Daddy’s Vivid (Kizuna) finished three-quarters of a length behind the winner in third. Red Mon Reve is the fifth foal out of the winning Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) mare Last Groove who herself is a sister to Group 3 winner Gullveig. Lord Kanaloa, who has had 1013 starters, stands at Shadai Stallion Station for a fee of ¥12,000,000 (approx. AU$133,135).

Morpheus – Incantatrice (5 m ex Red Trance by Soviet Star) provided her sire Morpheus (Oasis Dream) with a second individual stakes winner when scoring in the Premio Tadolina (Listed, 1600m) at Rome. The Danilo Pierdomenico-trained five-year-old mare beat Deadline (Desert Prince) with Swipe Up (Holy Roman Emperor) back in third place. The 11th foal out of the winning Soviet Star (Nureyev) mare Red Trance, Incantatrice is a half-sister to six winners including the stakes-placed Desilva (Zebedee), Koda Da Capo (Kodiac), and Red Hearts (Red Clubs). Morpheus stands at Allevamenti della Berardenga in Italy for a fee of €3,500 (approx. AU$5,760). He has had 147 starters.

No Nay Never – No Nay Hudson (3 c ex Raw Silk by Malibu Moon) provided Coolmore stallion No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) with a 48th individual stakes winner when landing the William Walker Stakes (Listed, 5.5f) at Churchill Downs. The Wesley Ward-trained three-year-old colt was settled in a final trio before being angled out to challenge entering final furlong, leading inside the final 125 yards and asserting to beat Two Of A Kind (Overanalyze) by one and a half lengths with a further head back to the odds-on favourite Gaslight Dancer (City Of Light) in third. The eighth foal out of the Grade 3-winning Malibu Moon (A.P. Indy) mare Raw Silk, No Nay Hudson is a half-brother to the stakes-placed winner Tailor’s Row (Street Cry) and winners Filament Of Gold (Street Cry) and Wedding Dress (Medaglia D’Oro). No Nay Never, who has had 613 starters, stands at Coolmore Stud for a fee of €175,000 (approx. AU$288,210).

Ocean Park – The Kurtis Pertab-trained Poser (5 m ex Wannabe by Pins) landed the Rotorua Cup (Listed, 2200m) at Arawa Park and in the process handed Waikato Stud-based sire Ocean Park (Thorn Park) his 20th individual stakes winner. Last seen running seventh in the New Zealand Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m), the five-year-old mare stayed on strongly to beat Leitrim Lad (Tavistock) by a long neck, while Happy Star (Fabulous) finished another four and a quarter lengths further back in third. Bred by Mary Chittick, Poser is out of Wannabe (Pins) and is closely related to Lowland Stakes (Gr 3, 2100m) winner Sahrhys (Oak Ridge). Ocean Park, who has had 390 starters, will stand the upcoming season for a fee of NZ$30,000 (plus GST).

Ribchester – Godolphin’s Red Card (3 f ex Penalty by Street Cry) continued to build an eye-catching record when claiming a first stakes win in the Denise’s Joy Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Scone and in doing so handed Ribchester (Iffraaj) with his seventh individual stakes winner. Trained by James Cummings, the filly took her record to four wins from nine starts when defeating Written In Code (I Am Invincible) by two and a half lengths, with the winner’s stablemate Ojai (Exceed And Excel) finishing three and three-quarter lengths from the winner in third. The filly is the first foal out of winning mare Penalty (Street Cry), herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Amercement (Lonhro) with the pair both being out of Group 2 runner-up Forfeiture (Commands). Ribchester stood the 2022 season for a fee of NZ$15,000 (plus GST) at Haunui Farm and has had 186 starters.

Sea The Moon – Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) sired his 27th individual stakes winner when his daughter Muskoka (3 f ex Morning Mist by Peintre Celebre) landed the Henkel-Stutenpreis (Listed, 1600m) at Dusseldorf. Trained by Henk Grewe, Muskoka moved her career record on to two wins and two seconds from four starts when she beat Maliparmi (Ribchester) by half a length. Leona Playa (Footstepsinthesand) was the same margin away in third. Muskoka is out of the unraced Peintre Celebre (Nureyev) mare Morning Mist who herself is a half-sister to dual French Classic winner Brametot (Rajsaman). Sea The Moon, who has had 343 starters, stands at Lanwades Stud for a fee of £25,000 (approx. AU$46,870).

Shooting To Win – Oakland Park Stud stallion Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor) sired his tenth individual stakes winner when Majestic Shot (5 m ex Curtesy by Viscount) won the Bright Shadow Stakes (Listed, 1110m) at Doomben. The five-year-old mare finished a long neck ahead of Extremist (Extreme Choice), who in turn finished a length and a half clear of Comrade Rosa (Capitalist) in third. Trained by Grant Allard, Majestic Shot took her record to six wins from 23 starts. The fourth winner out of the unraced Curtsey (Viscount), Majestic Shot was an $11,000 purchase for Grand Syndicates and John Price at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in 2019. Shooting To Win stood the 2022 season for a fee of $9,000 (inc GST) and has had 299 starters.

Snitzel – The regally bred Hip Hip Hurrah (2 f ex Pure Elation by I Am Invincible) chalked up a first stakes win and maintained her unbeaten run when winning the Woodlands Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Scone. Bred and raced by Sir Owen Glenn’s Go Bloodstock, the filly is out of stakes-winning mare Pure Elation (I Am Invincible), who is herself a daughter of Listed winner Members Joy (Hussonet). Ridden by Brett Prebble and trained by Michael Freedman, the filly held off a late challenge from Godolphin’s flying filly Dipsy Doodle (Lonhro) who looked to emulate her Group 1-winning stablemate In Secret’s (I Am Invincible) win from 12-months ago. Yesterday’s victory gave Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) his 135th individual stakes winner and 52nd stakes-winning two-year-old. The stallion will stand the upcoming breeding season for an increased fee of $247,500 (inc GST) and has had 1434 starters.

So You Think – Party Princess (3 f ex Khandallah by Kitten’s Joy) earned Coolmore stallion So You Think (High Chaparral) a 52nd individual stakes winner when she produced a dominant performance to win the Adelaide Guineas (Listed, 1600m) at Morphettville. The half-sister to Group 2 winner and Group 1 placegetter Dalasan (Dalakhani), Party Princess won by three lengths ahead of Wine Barron (Vadamos) and Balon D’Or (Lord Of The Sky) who finished another half length away in third. Trained by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, Party Princess was a $300,000 purchase for her trainers from the Mill Park Stud draft at the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. She is one of four winners from as many runners out of the multiple stakes-placed Khandallah (Kitten’s Joy). So You Think, who has had 805 runners, will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of $99,000 (inc GST).

Sweynesse – Special Swey (3 g ex Mia Mamma by Per Incanto) handed his Novara Park Stud-based stallion Sweynesse (Lonhro) a sixth individual stakes winner when claiming the Rough Habit Plate (Gr 3, 2000m) at Doomben. Earning a start in the race as the first emergency, Special Sway produced a shock result, winning at $26, a length and a half a length ahead of $3.60 favourite The Vowels (Better Than Ready). Stroke Of Luck (Fastnet Rock) finished a further length back in third. Owned by Tony Muollo, the brother of Novara Park Stud principal Luigi, the colt was having his first start for Chris Waller, having broken his maiden for his former trainer Stephen Ralph at Matamata last time out. Special Swey, who was passed in as a two-year-old, is the first foal out of three-time winner Mia Mamma (Per Incanto). Sweynesse, who has had 131 runners, will stand the upcoming season for a slightly higher fee of NZ$10,000 (plus GST).

Teofilo – A victory for Eternal Hope (3 f ex Voice Of Truth by Dubawi) in the Oaks Trial (Listed, 1m 4f) at Lingfield provided Darley’s Teofilo (Galileo) with his 111th individual stakes winner. The Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin homebred, who has yet to race on the turf, won for the second time in three starts as she ran on well to beat favourite Be Happy (Camelot) by a length and three-quarters. Ferrari Queen (Decorated Knight) was a further three-quarters of a length away in third. Eternal Hope is the second foal out of the winning Dubawi mare Voice Of Truth who herself is a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Rio De La Plata (Rahy). Teofilo, who has had 1209 starters, stands at Kildangan Stud for a fee of €30,000 (approx. AU$49,410).

Time For War – Time For War (Snitzel) chalked up his fourth and fifth individual stakes winners last week, beginning when the Cameron Crockett-trained Commando Hunt (5 g ex Misasio by Strategic) landed the Scone Cup (Listed, 1600m). Sent off at $19, the gelding held on at the line to beat the Kris Lees-trained duo, Luncies (Iffraaj) by a head, while Acquitted (Night Of Thunder) was a further quarter of a length away in third. Purchased by Sheamus Mills Bloodstock for $30,000 at the 2019 edition of Inglis Scone Yearling Sale, Commando Hunt was winning for the fifth time in his career. Time For War added his fifth stakes winner when  It’sourtime (5 g ex Zedoble by Zeditave) claimed a first stakes victory at start 17 when winning the Straight Six (Listed, 1200m) at Flemington. Trained by Danny O’Brien, It’sourtime won by half a length ahead of D’Jumbuck (Starspangledbanner) and Prowling (Wolf Cry), who finished another neck away third. It’sourtime, who now has four wins and a further nine placed efforts to his name, finished third in the 2021 Autumn Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) won by Poland (So You Think). It’sourtime is one of four winners out of the unraced Zedoble (Zeditave). Time For War, who has had 87 starters, died at Kitchwin Hills in 2016 after covering only two books of mares.

Turn Me Loose – Windsor Park Stud-based sire Turn Me Loose (Iffraaj) added a seventh individual stakes winner to his record when the Andrew Forsman-trained Wessex (3 f ex Trepidation by Falkirk) took out the Rotorua Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Arawa Park. The three-year-old scooted clear to beat On The Prowl (Contributer) by a length and three-quarters, while Sumi (Atlante) finished another two lengths away in third. Purchased by Ben Kwok and her trainer for NZ$150,000 at the 2021 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale from the draft of Windsor Park, Wessex is the fourth foal out of the Group 1-placed mare Trepidation (Falkirk). Turn Me Loose, who has had 121 starters, will stand the 2023 season for a slightly reduced fee of NZ$18,000 (plus GST) having stood the 2022 season for NZ$20,000 (plus GST).

War Command – Kalapour (5 g ex Kaladena by Daylami) became the 11th individual stakes winner for his sire War Command (War Front) when winning the JRA Chairman’s Handicap (Gr 3, 2000m) at Doomben. Sent off the $3.80 favourite, Kalapour beat Dune Forty Five (Americain) by a half-length, while Cepheus (Sea The Stars) finished a further neck back in third. Trained by Kris Lees, Kalapour is the second stakes winner out of Irish-bred mare Kaladena (Daylami), making him a half-brother to Listed winner Kalaxana (Rock Of Gibraltar). War Command, who has had 353 runners, stands for a fee of €2,800 (approx. AU$4,611) at Haras de Gelos in France.

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