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HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani

ASPETAR

2015 b.g. by Al Kazeem (GB) ex Bella Qatara (Ire) (Dansili (GB))

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani

PEDIGREE
ASPETAR (FR) AL KAZEEM (GB) DUBAWI (IRE) DUBAI MILLENNIUM
1996
2002 ZOMARADAH
1995
2008 KAZEEM DARSHAAN
1981
1998 KANZ (USA)
1981
2015 BELLA QATARA (IRE) DANSILI (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1996 HASILI (IRE)
1991
2010 ALEXANDROVA (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
2003 SHOUK
1994
PROFILE

Aspetar is from the first crop of Al Kazeem, 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.

Gelded during the winter, he is suited by soft ground and a mile and a half plus . A winner of his first two races, including the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood, I thought he ran well in the Listed Doonside Cup Stakes at Ayr considering he had been off for a while and came from off the pace. Third again at Newbury last time, he will be aimed at Listed and Group 3 races in the UK and abroad, if necessary. Not over big, he remains lightly raced and I hope he will progress.

 

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K Abdullah

BLUE MIST

2015 b.g. by Makfi (GB) ex Namaskar (GB) (Dansili (GB))

K Abdullah

PEDIGREE
BLUE MIST (GB) MAKFI (GB) DUBAWI (IRE) DUBAI MILLENNIUM
1996
2002 ZOMARADAH
1995
2007 DHELAAL GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
2002 IRISH VALLEY (USA)
1982
2015 NAMASKAR (GB) DANSILI (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1996 HASILI (IRE)
1991
2007 NAMASTE ALZAO (USA)
1980
2000 BAHAMIAN (IRE)
1985
PROFILE

Blue Mist is a half-brother to Countermeasure who spent time as Time Test’s pacemaker but is now racing in his own right, he won a maiden last year, was 4th in the Eclipse (G1) and 3rd in the Skybet York Stakes (G2) and remains in training here. Obedient his half sister was Listed placed and 4th in a G3. This is a family developed by Juddmonte from one of their foundation mares Bahamian recently best known for New Bay.

Progressive last season, he handles soft ground and is arguably a better horse on a straight track rather than a turning right-handed one like Kempton. An impressive winner at Ascot in October, he finished second behind subsequent Cambridgeshire and dual Listed winner Wissahickon over ten furlongs at Chelmsford. He might stay further but I think he’s at his best over a strongly run mile and the Lincol could be a starting point.

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CASUAL REPLY

2016 b.f. by Frankel (GB) ex Passing Parade (GB) (Cape Cross (Ire))

Merry Fox Stud Limited

PEDIGREE
CASUAL REPLY (GB) FRANKEL (GB) GALILEO (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1998 URBAN SEA (USA)
1989
2008 KIND (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
2001 RAINBOW LAKE (GB)
1990
2016 PASSING PARADE (GB) CAPE CROSS (IRE) GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
1994 PARK APPEAL (IRE)
1982
2010 MODEL QUEEN (USA) KINGMAMBO (USA)
1990
1998 MODEL BRIDE (USA)
1985
PROFILE

Casual Reply From the family of Regal Parade, she has an attractive pedigree and has done a lot of growing since last year. Unraced, she is an unknown quantity.

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COCHISE

2016 b.c. by Intello (Ger) ex Ship’s Biscuit (GB) (Tiger Hill (Ire))

Philip Newton

PEDIGREE
COCHISE INTELLO (GER) GALILEO (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1998 URBAN SEA (USA)
1989
1998 IMPRESSIONNANTE DANEHILL (USA)
1986
2003 OCCUPANDISTE (IRE)
1993
2016 SHIP’S BISCUIT (GB) TIGER HILL (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1995 THE FILLY (GER)
1981
2007 THREEFOLD (USA) GULCH (USA)
1984
1999 TRIVITA (USA)
1992
PROFILE

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.

 

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Saleh Al Homaizi

EXTRA ELUSIVE

2015 ch.c. by Mastercraftsman (Ire) ex Nessina (USA) (Hennessy (USA))

Imad Al Sagar

PEDIGREE
EXTRA ELUSIVE (GB) MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1993 MIRA ADONDE (USA)
1986
2006 STARLIGHT DREAMS (USA) BLACK TIE AFFAIR (IRE)
1986
1995 REVES CELESTES (USA)
1979
2015 NESSINA (USA) HENNESSY (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
1983
1993 ISLAND KITTY (USA)
1976
2008 DIDINA NASHWAN (USA)
1986
1992 DIDICOY (USA)
1986
PROFILE

Extra Elusive is from a family well known at Beckhampton through the likes of Cityscape, Bated Breath and Scuffle. The dam Nessina is a half-sister to their dam Tantina and was bought by Tony Nerses for Blue Diamond Stud at Tattersalls December Sales carrying her first foal Ajaya who won the G2 Gimcrack Stakes.

A big scopey horse who progressed nicely last season winning two of his four starts at Nottingham and Kempton. Perhaps a bit below form in Group company at Newbury on his final run in September, I am hoping he will prove good enough for that level in the future. Despite the fact he won on soft ground at Newbury as a two year old, I am not sure he wants it because he ran well on fast ground winning at Nottingham and finishing runner-up at Ascot. We will probably start him off over ten furlongs.

 

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FORBIDDEN PLANET

2015 by Pivotal (GB) ex Aiming (GB) (Highest Honor (Fr))

Kingwood Stud

PEDIGREE
FORBIDDEN PLANET (GB) PIVOTAL (GB) POLAR FALCON (USA) NUREYEV (USA)
1987
1987 MARIE D’ARGONNE (FR)
1981
1993 FEARLESS REVIVAL (GB) COZZENE (USA)
1980
1987 STUFIDA (GB)
1981
2015 AIMING (GB) HIGHEST HONOR (FR) KENMARE (FR)
1975
1983 HIGH RIVER (FR)
1978
2000 SWEEPING (GB) INDIAN KING (USA)
1978
1986 GLANCING (GB)
1979
PROFILE

Forbidden Planet A brother to Listed winner Princess Loulou, he arrived here quite late last year and he has won twice at Lingfield during January. A big strong horse with scope, he has benefited from stepping up to ten furlongs and is suited by a level track and he may not be at home on undulating ones.

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HEADMAN

2016 b.c. by Kingman (GB) ex Deliberate (GB) (King's Best (USA))

K Abdullah

PEDIGREE
HEADMAN KINGMAN (GB) INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE) GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
1997 RAFHA (GB)
1987
2011 ZENDA (GB) ZAMINDAR (USA)
1994
1999 HOPE (IRE)
1991
2016 DELIBERATE (GB) KINGS BEST (USA) KINGMAMBO (USA)
1990
1997 ALLEGRETTA (GB)
1978
2006 DANCE ROUTINE (GB) SADLER’S WELLS (USA)
1981
1999 APOGEE (GB)
1990
PROFILE

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.

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IMPERIUM

2016 ch.g. by Frankel (GB) ex Ramruma (USA) (Diesis (GB))

Weston, Brook Farm & Bromfield

PEDIGREE
IMPERIUM FRANKEL (GB) GALILEO (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1998 URBAN SEA (USA)
1989
2008 KIND (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
2001 RAINBOW LAKE (GB)
1990
2016 RAMRUMA (USA) DIESIS (GB) SHARPEN UP (GB)
1969
1980 DOUBLY SURE (GB)
1971
1996 PRINCESS OF MAN (IRE) GREEN GOD (IRE)
1968
1975 WHITE LEGS (GB)
1957
PROFILE

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.

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MYSTIQUESTAR

2016 b.f. by Sea The Stars (Ire) ex Magique (Ire) (Jeremy (USA))

Miss Yvonne Jacques

PEDIGREE
MYSTIQUESTAR SEA THE STARS (IRE) CAPE CROSS (IRE) GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
1994 PARK APPEAL (IRE)
1982
2006 URBAN SEA (USA) MISWAKI (USA)
1978
1989 ALLEGRETTA
1978
2016 MAGIQUE (IRE) JEREMY (USA) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)
1993
2003 GLING IN HER EYE (USA)
1996
2010 MISSKINTA (IRE) DESERT SUN (GB)
1988
2003 DARABAKA (IRE)
1990
PROFILE

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.

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OSCAR’S RIDGE

2015 b.g. by Galileo ex Posterity

Merry Fox Stud Limited

PEDIGREE
OSCAR’S RIDGE GALILEO SADLER’S WELLS NORTHERN DANCER
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE
1975
1998 URBAN SEA MISWAKI
1978
1989 ALLEGRETTA
1978
2015 POSTERITIY INDIAN RIDGE AHONOORA
1975
1985 HILLBROW
1975
2003 PERSIAN SECRET PERSIAN HEIGHTS
1985
1993 RAHAAM
1987
PROFILE

Oscar’s Ridge

The dam has bred three winners including Future Generation

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QARASU

2016 br.g. by Le Havre (Ire) ex Bella Qatara (Ire) (Dansili (GB))

H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani

PEDIGREE
QARASU LE HAVRE (IRE) NOVERRE (USA) RAHY (USA)
1985
1998 DANSEUR FABULEUX (USA)
1982
2006 MARIE RHEINBERG (GER) SURAKO (GER)
1993
2002 MARIE D’ARGONNE (FR)
1981
2016 BELLA QATARA (IRE) DANSILI (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1996 HASILI (IRE)
1991
2010 ALEXANDROVA (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
2003 SHOUK (GB)
1994
PROFILE

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.

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TEMPUS

2016 b.c. by Kingman (GB) ex Passage Of Time (GB) (Dansili (GB))

K Abdullah

PEDIGREE
TEMPUS KINGMAN (GB) INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE) GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
1997 RAFHA (GB)
1987
2011 ZENDA (GB) ZAMINDAR (USA)
1994
1999 HOPE (IRE)
1991
2016 PASSAGE OF TIME (GB) DANSILI (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1996 HASILI (IRE)
1991
2004 CLEPSYDRA (GB) SADLER’S WELLS (USA)
1981
1997 QUANDARY (USA)
1991
PROFILE

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.

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HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah

TRUE DESTINY

2015 ch.g. by Mastercraftsman (IRE) ex Holy Dazzle (GB) (Sunday Break (Jpn))

HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah

PEDIGREE
TRUE DESTINY MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1993 MIRA ADONDE (USA)
1986
2006 STARLIGHT DREAMS (USA) BLACK TIE AFFAIR (IRE)
1986
1995 REVES CELESTES (USA)
1979
2015 HOLY DAZZLE SUNDAY BREAK (JPN) FORTY NINER (USA)
1985
1999 CATEQUIL (CAN)
1990
2010 BELLE ALICIA (FR) SMADOUN (FR)
1990
2004 SMALL PARTIE (FR)
1988
PROFILE

True Destiny is out of Holy Dazzle who won twice in France at two over 7 furlongs and was placed in the Prix Imprudence (G3) and Prix Miesque (G3). This is her first foal and was purchased from Tattersalls Book 1 by Charlie Gordon Watson.

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WITHHOLD

2013 b.g. by Champs Elysees (GB) ex Coming Back (GB) (Fantastic Light (USA))

Tony Bloom

PEDIGREE
WITHHOLD (GB) CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) DANEHILL (USA) DANZIG (USA)
1977
1986 RAZYANA (USA)
1981
2003 HASILI (IRE) KAHYASI (IRE)
1985
1991 KERALI
1984
2013 COMING BACK FANTASTIC LIGHT (USA) RAHY (USA)
1985
1996 JOOD (USA)
1989
2006 RETURN (USA) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1997 SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS (USA)
1979
PROFILE

Withhold was bought by Tony Bloom at Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale. He was previously trained by Charlie Hills and ran eight times  winning twice, over 1m 5f and two miles and being placed four times. He is from a Juddmonte family that traces back to Slightly Dangerous.

He won the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle on his reappearance and the rest of his season was geared towards the Melbourne Cup. Unfortunately, he broke a blood vessel in the Geelong Cup in October which ruled him out. Given a break since returning from Australia, we have to manage the situation. All in all, it was a very frustrating season. We haven’t made any plans but I suppose the Sky Bet Ebor at York in August has to come into the reckoning and remain a horse with great potential.

 

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YOUNG MERLIN

2016 b.g. by Camelot (GB) ex Zelloof (Ire) (Kheleyf (USA))

Daniel Macauliffe & Anoj Don

PEDIGREE
YOUNG MERLIN CAMELOT (GB) MONTJEU (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1996 FLORIPEDES (FR)
1985
2009 TARFAH (USA) KINGMAMBO (USA)
1990
2001 FICKLE (GB)
1996
2016 ZELLOOF (IRE) KHELEYF (USA) GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
2001 SOCIETY LADY (USA)
1990
2006 BELLE GENIUS (USA) BEAU GENIUS (CAN)
1985
1992 TIME AND TIDE (USA)
1984
PROFILE

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.

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