2016 b.c. by Intello (Ger) ex Ship’s Biscuit (GB) (Tiger Hill (Ire))
SADLERS WELLS (USA)
URBAN SEA (USA)
SHIP’S BISCUIT (GB)
TIGER HILL (IRE)
THE FILLY (GER)
Cochise From a late maturing family who stay well, he is an unraced half-brother to the progressive Mekong and Pow Wow who won three times for us a couple of years ago. We have taken our time with him and he probably won’t come into his own until the second half of this year. He will start off over a mile or ten furlongs.
Creationist A nice horse who has been progressive on the all-weather during the winter winning over a mile at Kempton and Newcastle. The form is difficult to assess but the handicapper has given him a mark of 86. I hope he will continue to improve and he ought to stay further.
He was bought at the Goresbridge breeze up sale by Nick Bradley. He is from the first crop of Frankel’s brother Noble Mission.
2016 b.g. by Champs Elysees (GB) ex Dylanesque (GB) (Royal Applause (GB))
FIELDS OF DREAMS
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB)
ROYAL APPLAUSE (GB)
FLYING MELODY (IRE)
VENTURA HIGHWAY (GB)
Fields Of Dreams was bought by Amanda Skiffington at Tattersalls December Yearling Sale. His dam won over 6f at two when trained by Michael Jarvis. She descends from Meon Valley Stud’s Reprocolor family.
Headman comes from Juddmonte’s family of the moment and he is from the first crop of Kingman. Headman’s dam Deliberate is a half sister to Flintshire and the second dam Dance Routine is a full sister to Concentric the dam of Enable. Deliberate won at 3 in France and has bred three winners from four runners.
A big imposing colt with a lovely action, he looked very impressive when winning on his debut at Newcastle in early November. He couldn’t have won any easier and the runner-up is rated 85. We took a view afterwards that if he was going to be a Guineas horse he needed to have another run for experience purposes, plus he ought to be good enough to cope with a drop back to seven furlongs. While I was disappointed at the time when he finished second, his wide draw didn’t help, the winner was from a strong yard and he was conceding seven pounds. There is every chance he will still be given a Guineas entry but I think he is more likely to be suited by a step up to ten furlongs. He has always been a well-balanced horse and, given his size he did well to win as a two year old. He has potential.
Imperium Unraced, he is well bred being by Frankel out of an Oaks winner. His dam has produced Flying Cross who was third in an Irish St Leger and he looks like being a staying horse. An unknown quantity, he is a big scopey horse.
Lady Adelaide is from the first crop of Australia. her dam won in France at 3
A deep strong filly who ran two good races as a two year old. Beaten a neck on her debut at Newbury it was in tough conditions against more experienced rivals. She confirmed the promise next time at Kempton winning narrowly. The form of her win isn’t easy to assess but she is owner bred and we are keen to get some black type. A big scopey filly, she could be guided towards an Oaks trial in the spring.
Mystiquestar‘s dam Magique won three times and was placed 6 times in a three season career. She won over 8.5f at 2, 8f at 3 and 9f at 4. The next dam Misskinta bred six winners including Miss Jacques wonderful horse Grandeur who won 10 races and was placed 8 times from 31 starts. In all he raced for 5 seasons winning at Brighton (7f), Goodwood (10f four times), Newbury (9f), Santa Anita Gr.2 (9f), Hollywood Park Gr.2 (12f), and Lingfield AW (10f twice). He also raced at Arlington Park, Belmont Park and Sha Tin. Quite something to live up to. The family traces through the Aga Khan’s studs to a family started by that great French breeder Marcel Boussac.
2016 ch.f. by Bated Breath (GB) ex New Orchid (USA) (Quest For Fame (GB))
Glentree Pastoral Pty. Ltd
BATED BREATH (GB)
DISTANT VIEW (USA)
NEW ORCHID (USA)
QUEST FOR FAME (GB)
RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
Orchidia was purchased at Goffs Orby sale by Badger’s Bloodstock. She is well related her dam New Orchid is the dam of the Juddmonte mare’s African Rose and Helleborine. the former is the dam of the promising Herculean.
Qarasu is by the successful French stallion Le Havre who stands at the Haras de Montfort and Preaux. He is from a family that has had good results in the last few years. It derives from Souk, notable members are Puce, Pongee, Prudenzia, Chicquita and Golden Sword. Another daughter Shouk is responsible for the 2006 champion filly Alexandrova, the Cheveley Park winner Magical Romance, Washington Irvine and Masterofthehorse. Bella Qatara (Dansili) ran four times in France winning at Pornichet-La Baule over 10.5 furlongs, she is out of Alexandrova.
Half-brother to Aspetar, I was pleased with his debut run at Newbury finishing a close second. He was bullied a bit and didn’t get the smoothest of runs before staying on. I thought it was therefore a good run against more experienced opponents. Like his brother and a lot of his sire’s progeny, he seems to enjoy slow ground. We will look for a novice over a mile or ten furlongs in the spring.
Red Impression stems from the Juddmonte foundation mare Nijinsky Star the dam of Viviana , dam of Sightseek, Tates Creek and the lovely mare Willstar the dam of Etoile Montante. Her dam Purissima , by the Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, has bred three winners to date.
A very promising filly and a very fast one, too. She looked good when winning on her debut at Kempton and the form has worked out well. We then took her to Lingfield and the race went perfectly with the Godolphin runner going very quickly early on and she travelled well throughout. It turned out to be a course record and she won by six lengths. I think six furlongs will be her trip but she may stay an extra furlong in time. Her first target is a new Listed races for three year old fillies over six furlongs at Chelmsford in early May. We will then find out whether the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot (21st June) is a realistic target. A strong filly, she has yet to race on the turf but she gives the impression she will be suited to fast ground.
Royal Star She is a big filly who ran very promisingly on her debut at Newbury on slow ground in late October. A full-sister to September Stars and a half-brother to Teodoro, she is from a progressive family who stay well. She did well to run last season because she is a big rangy filly who ought to make a better three year old. We will start her off in a ten furlongs novice or maiden and she could be aimed at one of the fillies’ trials. She will stay a mile and a half.
2016 b.f. by Lope De Vega (Ire) ex Sail (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE)
GIANTS CAUSEWAY (USA)
LADY VETTORI (GB)
LADY GOLCONDA (FR)
SADLER’S WELLS (USA)
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
PIEDS DE PLUME (FR)
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
Sailing was bought at Tattersalls Book 2 by Lord Grimthorpe. Her dam Sail won the Cheshire Oaks at 3 and is a full sister to Fermion and Rave Reviews. She traces back to the Wertheimer mare Featherhill.
Tempus A half-brother to Time Test, he is potentially a nice horse who may need some cut in the ground. We purposely took our time with him last year withdrawing him at Newmarket in September because of fast ground. We let him take his chance nearly a fortnight later at Nottingham on ground which was marginal. Having travelled well and looking like winning, he got run out of it late on and was beaten narrowly. It was a pleasing run though and he starts his three year old career as a maiden. His sire did very well last year and he has the pedigree to develop into a useful horse. We will start him off over a mile but he’s bred to stay ten furlongs.
Young Merlin is the third foal of Zelloof who won at two over seven furlongs on the All Weather. Her dam Belle Genius was Jt Champion 2yr old in Ireland in 1994. She is by the little known Canadian sire Beau Genius.
A big rangy gelding by Camelot, he is a good moving horse who ran well on his second outing at Chelmsford. Qualified for handicaps following three runs, he is the sort to progress when step up in trip this year. He will stay a mile and a half.
The 2019 Flat season is nearing its end and with fifty-seven winners on the board at a strike rate of 19% (well ahead of last year’s total) the campaign has been a very satisfactory one. The highlight was undoubtedly a Fillies Mile win for Quadrilatera …
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