Dorcas Lane was bred at the Elms Stud of TBA Chief Exec Louise Kemble and her husband. She won twice in a successful three-year-old campaign including the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes and being placed in three group races the Lancashire Oaks, Ribblesdale and Prix Psyche when trained by Lucy Wadham. She was bought by Bjorn Nielson at the 2011 December Sales and became one of the first group of mares to be covered by Frankel. The family contains the 1000 Guineas winner Harayir, Winter Derby winner Tryster and traces back to the 1983 Irish Joint Champion three-year-old filly Give Thanks.
The dam is an unraced sister to the group winners Rosinka and King’s Drama, whilst Dark Angel had another great year with Mecca’s Angel and Gutaifan leading the way. He was purchased from Tattersalls Book 2 by Charlie Gordon Watson.
Casement is from the first crop of the Racing Post Trophy (G1) and Beresford (G2) winner Casamento (Shamardal). The dam won and has bred three winners from five runners. She traces back to the Royal Stud’s Highlight.
Clemento has joined us from Richard Hughes’ Lambourn yard. He was a 2015 Tattersalls Book 1 purchase by Tony Nerses for Blue Diamond Stud. He has had one run in a September Salisbury maiden. The family goes back to the Listed winner As You Desire Me and includes the likes of Luas Line, Lost In The Moment, Intimate Guest, Donavitum and Kingsfort.
Bought by Amanda Skiffington at Tattersalls in Ireland. Comrade Conrad is from the second crop of Canford Cliffs. The dam traces back to the Juddmonte mare Dockage. Canford Cliffs had a good year with his two-year-olds with Painted Cliffs and Most Beautiful leading the way.
This filly was bought by us at Tattersalls Book 2. She is the first foal of Bristol Fashion who is out of the Listed winner Approach. The family traces through Last Second back to Kirsten Rausing’s Lanwades foundation mare Alruccaba.
Discovered is a Tattersalls Book 1 graduate, from the first crop of Beckhampton favourite Bated Breath. The dam is a winner and has bred two winners. The pedigree is very much Juddmonte tracing back to their 1986 Keeneland purchase Lost Virtue to whom the likes of Passage of Time, Time Test, Timepiece, Twice Over and many more trace. The family has done well with Dansili.
Ventoux is by Galileo and won over 12 furlongs in France. She is a half-sister to the English and French Guineas (G1) winner Special Duty and traces through Viviana to Juddmonte’s 1987 Keeneland purchase Nijinsky Star.
Sepoy was a champion at two and three in Australia over 5 and 6 furlongs. Esprit De Corps is from his first UK crop. Corps De Ballet won twice and has bred five winners. Further back in the pedigree is the Beckhampton favourite Cap Juluca.
Ronaldsay won four races including the Warwickshire Oaks (Listed) and was placed 13 times. She has bred two winners notably the Jersey Stakes (G3) winner Gale Force Ten (Oasis Dream) who stands at the Irish National Stud.
African Rose was one of the speedier mares sent to Frankel. She won three races at two and three over six and seven furlongs when trained in France by Criquette Head-Maarek including the Haydock Sprint Cup (G1). African Rose has an interesting pedigree containing some staying influences including the Beckhampton-trained Derby winner Quest For Fame, but the Mr Prospector speed came to the fore. It will be interesting to see which side of Frankel’s pedigree this combines with.
A full brother to the stable’s most recent G1 winner and star Al Kazeem who won 11 races during his time at Beckhampton including four Group 1 races including the Eclipse, Prince of Wales’s Stakes and the Tattersalls Gold Cup twice. He also won twice at Group 2 and twice at Group 3 level. He is now standing at Oakgrove Stud near Chepstow.
Hector’s Girl won at two and was placed in the Nell Gwyn. She has bred five winners including G3 winner Class is Class and traces to Scarcely Blessed who is from a family developed by the Holland Martin family at Overbury Stud.
Hypoteneuse won over 11.5 furlongs at Bath. Maths Prize is a half-brother to Pythagorean who was trained at Beckhampton in 2012/13, was rated 97 and went down short nose in a nice handicap at Glorious Goodwood.
Dusting is out of Housekeeper who won twice over seven and eight furlongs when she was here at Beckhampton. She later won another three races when she was sent to race in America. She has bred four winners. This filly from the first crop of Bated Breath was bought by Amanda Skiffington at Tattersalls in Ireland.
A rare yearling purchase by Juddmonte, she was bought at Tattersalls Book 1 by Lord Grimthorpe for 600,000 gns from Watership Down Stud doubling the price she made as a foal when sold by Newsells Park Stud. She was the highest priced filly, second overall yearling sold from the first crop of the Eclipse (G1) and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) winner Nathaniel. She is closely related to the Turama colt and the Amber Queen filly from a family that includes Spinning Queen (G1), Labeeb (G1) and several other black type performers.
Ply is the first foal of Polygon who was by the Roberto horse, Dynaformer. Polygon raced for three seasons winning her maiden at three and two Listed races at four. The family traces back through the Freedman mare Guillotina to the Aga Khan mare Tina.
Quiet was trained at Beckhampton and won first time out. Her family traces to the Juddmonte foundation mare Lost Virtue. Quiet is a half-sister to the dams of Twice Over, Timepiece and Passage of Time.
Nantyglo won twice, was placed in the G2 Mill Reef at 2, and has bred a winner. This is the family of Solo De Lune who bred the likes of Cerulean Sky, Moonstone and L’Ancresse. Solar Cross was purchased by Amanda Skiffington at Tattersalls Book 1.
Time Test’s full sister tracing to Juddmonte foundation mare Lost Virtue. Her best winner for Juddmonte was her 1989 filly All At Sea (Riverman) who won five races over eight to 10-and-a-half furlongs. She won the Moulin (G1) and Musidora (G3) and was second in the Oaks and Juddmonte International. It is Lost Virtue’s 1991 filly Quandary (Blushing Groom) who has left the biggest mark on the Juddmonte stud book though. She won three races at four over nine and 10 furlongs. Her first foal was Clepsydra who was by Sadler’s Wells and won once over 12 furlongs. She has done much better at stud and is the dam of seven winners notably Passage of Time who won the G1 Criterium De Saint Cloud, Father Time and Timepiece, Falmouth Stakes (G1). Quandary’s second foal Double Crossed (Caerleon) bred the dual Champion Stakes (G1), Eclipse (G1) and Juddmonte International (G1) winner Twice Over now at stud in South Africa. Time Chaser’s dam Passage of Time won five races over seven to 10-and-a-half furlongs and is the dam of Time Test who has won four races including the Royal Ascot Tercentenary Stakes (G3) and the Joel Stakes (G2) and remains in training here at Beckhampton. Her first foal was Retirement Plan who won twice over 11 and 12 furlongs.
Magical Romance ran nine times winning three, including the Cheveley Park. She has bred five winners from six foals to race. This is the family of Souk and Shouk which has been doing very well for the last decade.
From the first crop of the great Frankel, the dam Turama is an unraced half sister to Spinning Queen who won the Sun Chariot (G1) and is the dam of Trade Commissioner and Gallipot, out of Our Queen of Kings. The next dam bred several group performers notably Labeeb.
Two great efforts from Eynhallow and Gavota to be second at Newmarket Gavota ran another best effort to be second, beaten a neck by a filly that came into it on her blind side. She had a ding dong battle with the O’Brien pair up the middle and saw them …
It has been a tremendous week with 5 winners from the last 6 runners The relentless Cribbs Causeway improved her record further at Newmarket last Saturday with a dominant performance to win the valuable the EBF Breeders ‘Fillies’ series handicap. Hav …