Roger Charlton - In Depth Two-Year-Old Review

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AlI HOPE (IRE) 

ch.c.  Three Valleys – Alexander Duchess (Desert Prince). 
May 4.  Fourth foal.  24,000Y.  Tattersalls October Book 2.  Kern/Lillingston.  Half-brother to the quite useful triple 5f winner Scarlet Rocks (by Chineur).  The dam, a useful dual 7f winner, is a sister to the listed 14f March Stakes winner Jadalee and a half-sister to 4 winners including the dual Group 3 Noblesse Stakes winner Grace O’Malley.  The second dam, Lionne (by Darshaan), is an unraced half-sister to 5 winners including the Derby and Dewhurst Stakes winner Sir Percy. (De La Warr Racing).  “I had an order to buy a horse that looked like Three Valleys for less than 25,000 and I got this colt with 1,000 to spare.  He’s actually got quite an interesting pedigree in that the dam was rated 103 and won twice as a 2-y-o and last year’s 2-y-o Scarlet Rocks won three times. Having said that, the Derby winner Sir Percy is in there as well.  All in all he’s got a nice pedigree for his purchase price.  A good mover, he was a May foal so he’s likely to be a June/July type horse over six/seven furlongs”. 

BISHOP ROKO

b.c.  Rock Of Gibraltar – Kirk (Selkirk). 
February 28.  Sixth foal.  58,000Y.  Tattersalls October Book 1.  Amanda Skiffington.  Half-brother to the fairly useful dual 10f winner (including at 2 yrs) and Group 2 Lancashire Oaks third Natalie Jane (by Giant’s Causeway), to the fair 1m winner Battlemaiden (by Shamardal) and a winner in Greece by Fasliyev.  The dam, a fair 1m winner, is closely related to the smart Group 2 placed Carmelite House and a half-sister to 6 other winners.  The second dam, Sancta (by So Blessed), was a useful winner of 3 races at 3 yrs and is a half-sister to the dam of Kris and Diesis.  (M Pescod).  “A fine, big, strong colt, he’s a good-moving horse but definitely one for the autumn over staying trips and in theory he’ll be a better three-year-old”. 

CAPTAIN CAT (IRE)

b.c.  Dylan Thomas – Mother Of Pearl (Sadler’s Wells). 
May 1.  Eighth foal.  125,000foal.  Tattersalls December.  Seasons Holidays.  Closely related to the French listed 10f winner Danehill’s Pearl (by Danehill Dancer) and half-brother to the useful 1m and 10f winner Pearly King, the moderate 1m winner Pearl Island (both by Kingmambo) and a 3-y-o winner in Japan by Fusaichi Pegasus.  The dam won both her starts at 2 yrs including the Group 3 1m Prix Saint-Roman and was placed in the Group 3 Prix de la Nonette and the Group 3 Musidora Stakes.  She is a closely related to the high-class colt Turtle Island, winner of the Group 1 6f Heinz “57” Phoenix Stakes, the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the Group 2 6f Gimcrack Stakes.  The second dam, Sisania (by High Top), won two races in Italy at around 10f and is a half-sister to 3 winners.  (Seasons Holidays). “At 16 hands he’s a big horse and he’s out of a Sadler’s Wells mare, so hopefully he’ll run a few times in the autumn but he’s much more of a 3-y-o type. An attractive horse, I’m pleased with him and his half-brothers Danehill’s Pearl and Pearly King were rated 103 and 105 respectively.  A nice, long-term prospect”. 

CLOWANCE ESTATE (IRE) 

b.c.  Teofilo – Whirly Bird (Nashwan). 
May 8.  Third foal.  115,000Y.  Tattersalls December.  Roger Charlton.  Half-brother to the quite useful dual 7f winner Whirly Dancer (by Danehill Dancer).  The dam, a useful 9.5f to 11f winner of 5 races, is a half-sister to 4 winners including the very useful 12f listed Galtres Stakes winner Inchiri and the very useful 2-y-o 8.3f winner and Oaks fourth Inchberry.  The second dam, Inchyre (by Shirley Heights),  a useful 1m winner and listed-placed over 12f, is a half-sister to 7 winners including the very smart and tough triple Group 3 7f winner Inchinor and the listed winner Ingozi (dam of the Canadian Grade 2 winner Miss Keller).  (Seasons Holiday).  “I saw quite a lot of Teofilo yearlings at the sales and I thought they all looked nice, attractive horses and I was pleased to buy this horse.  He’s from the family of Inchinor, but his dam stayed 12 furlongs and I would imagine this colt will be a ten to twelve furlong type next year.  He was a May foal but I would hope that from July onwards we’ll see him out.  He’s a nice horse and I like him”. 

DAFFYD 

b.c.  Green Desert – Ffestiniog (Efisio). 
March 6.  Closely related to the quite useful 5f and 6f winner Oceans Apart (by Desert Prince) and half-brother to the Group 3 1m Solonaway Stakes winner Border Patrol (by Selkirk), to the smart sprint winner of 11 races (including the Group 3 Prix de Meautry) Eisteddfod (by Cadeaux Genereux), the useful 2-y-o 5f to 7f winner Brecon Beacon (by Spectrum), the useful dual 7f (at 2 yrs) and UAE Group 3 1m winner Boston Lodge (by Grand Lodge), the fairly useful 2-y-o 6f winner Harlech Castle (by Royal Applause) and the quite useful 2-y-o dual 7f winner Tredegar (by Inchinor).  The dam, a fairly useful 2-y-o listed 7.3f and 3-y-o 1m winner, is a half-sister to several winners.  The second dam, Penny Fan (by Nomination), was placed once over 5f at 3 yrs, is closely related to the listed 5f Scarborough Stakes winner Rivers Rhapsody and a half-sister to the Group 3 5f Prix d’Arenburg winner Regal Scintilla.  (Elite Racing Club).  “A half-brother to lots of good horses, he’s a very strong, neat horse.  A very powerfully made 2-y-o type, I hope he can do as well as the rest of the family.  He’s had a touch of sore shins so we’re going slightly easy with him at the moment, but he’ll be racing from June onwards over six furlongs”. 

DAWN GLORY 

b.f.  Oasis Dream – Fairy Godmother (Fairy King). 
May 13.  Half-sister to the smart triple 10f winner and Group 3 placed Kingdom Of Fife (by Kingmambo) and to the useful dual 1m winner (including at 2 yrs) and Group 3 1m Autumn Stakes third Four Winds (by Red Ransom).  The dam, a listed 10f winner, is a half-sister to several winners including the Group 2 12f Jockey Club Stakes winner Blueprint.  The second dam, Highbrow (by Shirley Heights), a very useful 2-y-o 1m winner, was second in the Group 2 12f Ribblesdale Stakes, is closely related to the good middle-distance colt Milford and a half-sister to the Princess of Wales's Stakes winner Height of Fashion - herself the dam of Nashwan, Nayef and Unfuwain.  (The Queen).  “A late foal so she’ll need time but she has a nice pedigree and she’s attractive.  Although some Oasis Dreams can be small and strong and definitely 2-y-o’s, most of this mare’s progeny need time and I imagine this filly will be the same”. 

DOGSTAR (IRE) 

b.f.  Nayef – Dolma (Marchand de Sable). 
March 5.  Third foal.  The dam won 6 races over 6f and 7f (including at 2 yrs), notably 3 listed events at 3 yrs.  The second dam, Young Manila (by Manila), was listed placed over 10f and is a half-sister to Fabulous Hostess, a winner of three Group 3 events from 11f to 13f.  (Lady Rothschild).  “A nice filly, I’ve had a two out of the mare before but this is by far the nicest.  A very good mover out of a tough mare who ran 20 times and won 6 races, she looks like a six/seven furlong filly for the mid-summer onwards and I like what I see”. 

ESTRELA 

b.f.  Authorized – Wannabe Grand (Danehill).
May 6.  Eighth foal.  57,000foal.  Tattersalls December.  Seasons Holidays.  Half-sister to the useful 7f to 10f winner King Of Argos (by Sadler’s Wells), to the useful 7f (at 2 yrs) to 9f winner of 4 races Wannabe King (by King’s Best), the fairly useful triple 7f winner (including at 2 yrs) and subsequent Hong Kong winner Walkonthewildside (by Giant’s Causeway), the fairly useful 2-y-o 5f winner Bachelor Of Arts (by Stravinsky), the fair 12f winner Wannabe Free (by Red Ransom) and a winner in Japan by Selkirk.  The dam won the Group 1 6f Cheveley Park Stakes and the Group 3 6f Cherry Hinton Stakes and is a half-sister to 4 winners including the useful 2-y-o dual 1m winner and Group 3 second Wannabe Posh.  The second dam, Wannabe (by Shirley Heights), a quite useful 1m and 10f winner, is a half-sister to 3 winners including the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes second Tanami.  (Seasons Holidays).  “A late foal, she’s a rangy, good-moving filly. It’s difficult to know how far she’ll stay because Wannabe Grand won the Cheveley Park and we don’t know what to expect from the sire as this is his first season.  She’ll be one for the second half of the season and probably over seven furlongs or a mile, but you wouldn’t know.  She’s done well because a lot of the mare’s progeny have been small, whereas this is a big filly”. 

EXCAVATOR 

b.c.  Bahamian Bounty – Digger Girl (Black Minnaloushe). 
February 1.  Third foal.  Doncaster Premier.  £25,000Y.  Amanda Skiffington.  Half-brother to the unplaced 2010 2-y-o Spade (by Halling).  The dam ran once unplaced and is a half-sister to 5 winners including the listed 14f winner and Group 3 second Art Eyes.  The second dam, Careyes (by Sadler’s Wells), is an unraced half-sister to 2 minor winners.  (Beckhampton 1).  “He’ll hopefully start his career in April and he’s quite an attractive horse that moves well.  He looks quite speedy and is a six furlong horse to run quite soon”. 

FAST FOX (IRE)

b.c.  Dynaformer – Molasses (Machiavellian). 
April 29.  Seventh foal.  170,000Y.  Tattersalls October Book 1.  Blandford Bloodstock.  Half-brother to the Group 3 12f Prix d’Hedouville winner and Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris third Magadan (by High Chaparral), to the modest 7f winner Rock Of Tarik (by Rock Of Gibraltar) and to Musique Magique (by Mozart), a quite useful Irish 2-y-o 7f winner on her only start.  The dam is an unraced half-sister to 7 winners including the Oaks winner Light Shift, the champion older mare and Group 1 10.5f Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Shiva and the Group 2 12f Prix Jean de Chaudenay winner Limnos.  The second dam, Lingerie (by Shirley Heights), was placed 6 times in France and is a half-sister to 7 winners.  (B E Nielsen).  “A colt with a nice pedigree, he was bought-back by his owner at the sales and he’s big and strong but not that backward.  A July type 2-y-o over seven furlongs and I like him”. 

GULF PORT 

b.f.  Three Valleys – Biloxi (Caerleon). 
April 14.  Fifth foal.  Half-sister to the quite useful Irish 7f winner (on her only start) Parlour (by Dansili) and to a hurdles winner by Sadler’s Wells.  The dam is an unraced sister to the useful 10f winner Yaralino and a half-sister to the 1m (at 2 yrs) and Group 1 10f Grand Prix de Paris winner Beat Hollow.  The second dam, Wemyss Bight (by Dancing Brave), won 5 races including the Group 1 12f Irish Oaks, the Group 2 12f Prix de Malleret, the Group 3 10.5f Prix Cleopatre and the Group 3 10.5f Prix Penelope.  (Khalid Abdulla).  “She’ll need time and is one for the end of the season because she’s still weak and hasn’t been here that long.  She might come to hand but she’s not in the drive position yet”. 

HABITA 

b.f.  Montjeu – Minnie Habit (Habitat). 
February 9.  Fifteenth foal.  160,000Y.  Tattersalls October Book 1.  Amanda Skiffington.  Closely related to the Irish 2-y-o listed 9f winner On The Nile, the Irish listed 1m winner In The Limelight, the fair 10f winner Maganda (all by Sadler’s Wells) and the Singapore Gold Cup and Gran Premio del Jockey Club winner Kutub (by In The Wings) and half-sister to the 2-y-o 6f winner Child Prodigy (by Ballad Rock) and the Irish 14f winner Blue Bit (by Bluebird) - both quite useful.  The dam, an Irish 4-y-o 9f winner, is closely related to the 5f Curragh Stakes and 6f Railway Stakes winner Bermuda Classic (herself dam of the Coronation Stakes winner Shake The Yoke and the Phoenix Sprint Stakes winner Tropical) and a half-sister to 6 winners.  The second dam, Minnie Tudor (by Tudor Melody), won over 6f (at 2 yrs) and 1m in Ireland.  (Mr John Deer).  “An attractive filly, she’s not that backward and she should be running over seven furlongs or a mile from the middle of the summer onwards.  She’s a sweet filly but it’s been a long time since any of the family won a Group race.  She’s out of an old mare, but doesn’t look it and I’d say that she’s a nice-looking filly with a good temperament”. 

HINT OF PROMISE 

b.f.  Beat Hollow – Marching West (Gone West). 
April 29.  Closely related to the fairly useful 7f (including at 2 yrs) and 1m winner Marching Time (by Sadler’s Wells).  The dam, a 2-y-o 6f winner in France, was fourth in the Group 1 5.5f Prix Robert Papin and is a sister to the champion 2-y-o and 3-y-o and sire Zafonic and to the smart Group 3 6f Prix de Cabourg winner and sire Zamindar.  The second dam, Zaizafon (by The Minstrel), won twice over 7f at 2 yrs, was placed in the Group 1 1m Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at 3 yrs and is a half-sister to the unraced Modena, herself dam of the Eclipse Stakes and Phoenix Champion Stakes winner Elmaamul.  (Khalid Abdulla).  “A fairly late foal, she’s a big, strong filly and I quite like her.  The sire seems to be doing well and the dam is out of a full sister to Zafonic and Zamindar.  A good-bodied filly, she’s not one to rev up yet.  One for the second half of the season and she’s OK”. 

INCHINA 

b.f.  Montjeu – Incheni (Nashwan). 
April 11.  Third foal.  360,000Y.  Tattersalls October Book 1.  Not sold.  The dam, a useful 7f (at 2 yrs) and listed 10f winner, is a sister to the very useful 2-y-o 7f winner Inchlonaig and a half-sister to 6 winners including the triple Group 3 7f winner and sire Inchinor.  The second dam, Inchmurrin (by Lomond), a very useful winner of three races at 2 yrs over 5f and three races at 3 yrs including the Child Stakes, was second in the Group 1 1m Coronation Stakes and is a half-sister to 7 winners including the Mill Reef Stakes winner Welney.  (A E Oppenheimer).  “She’s a very powerful, strong filly, well-made and with good quarters.  I imagine she’ll be suited by seven furlongs to a mile in the second half of the year.  She’s bred in a very similar way to the dam of Clowance House, as they’re from the same family and both by Montjeu out of Nashwan mares.  The Montjeu fillies haven’t been so popular or successful as the colts but they can be temperamental and also some of them can be small and a bit ‘hot’.  This filly is far from being small and she has a good temperament, I’m pleased to report”. 

LA BOCCA (USA)

b.f.  Latent Heat – Danzante (Danzig). 
April 8.  Twelfth foal.  Half-sister to the US Grade 1 9.5f Eddie Read Handicap winner Monzante, to the fair 2010 2-y-o 1m winner Marzante (both by Maria’s Mon), the useful French 2-y-o 7f winner Alpha Plus (by Mr Prospector), the fairly useful 2-y-o triple 5f winner and listed-placed Tentative (by Distant View), the 10f winner Roman Villa (by Chester House), the 7f winner Dance West (by Gone West) and the 2-y-o 5f winner Forante (by Forty Niner) – all quite useful.  The dam, a sprint winner in France and in the USA, is a half-sister to the Breeders Cup Classic winner Skywalker and to the French Group 3 7f winner Nidd.  The second dam, Bold Captive (by Boldnesian), was a sprinter.  (Khalid Abdulla).  “She’s probably the last foal out of Danzante and I’ve trained quite a lot of them.  The sire won the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes over seven furlongs.  This filly is small and a bit weak, but because of her size she’ll have to be a 2-y-o. She had a bit of a setback and I don’t know a lot about her yet.  We’ll press on with her when we can”. 

LOVAGE 

b.f.  Exceed And Excel – Name Of Love (Petardia). 
April 12.  Closely related to the fair 7f winner Love Match (by Danehill Dancer) and half-sister to the US Grade 3 8.5f placed Perilous Pursuit (by Lemon Drop Kid) and the fair 9.5f winner Almavara (by Fusaichi Pegasus).  The dam, a very useful 2-y-o Group 3 7f Rockfel Stakes and listed 7f Oh So Sharp Stakes winner, is a half-sister to 3 winners including the useful 7f winner (at 2 yrs) and 9f listed placed Annapurna.  The second dam, National Ballet (by Shareef Dancer), is an unraced half-sister to 7 winners including the listed winners Broken Wave, Guarde Royale, Clifton Chapel and Saxon Maid.  (Lady Rothschild).  “The mare was a good 2-y-o and she’s had winners but they’ve been a bit disappointing.  I would say that having trained most of them that this is the most attractive out of the mare.  She’s a good prospect, the sire is a good influence for speed and I’m happy with her.  A nice filly, she’s not small but she looks the type to make a 2-y-o over six furlongs because she looks mature and I’ll certainly press on with her”. 

MINCE 

ch.f.  Medicean – Strut (Danehill Dancer). 
January 27.  Second foal.  The dam, a 2-y-o listed 5.2f winner, was Group 3 placed twice and is a half-sister to the quite useful 2-y-o 5f winner Brag (by Mujadil). The second dam, Boast (by Most Welcome), a useful 5f and 6f winner, is a half-sister to 6 winners including the fairly useful 2-y-o 5f and 4-y-o 1m winner Great Bear.  (Lady Rothschild).  “The dam was a huge, strong, speedy filly by Danehill Dancer and this filly looks a bit like her because she’s got very big quarters on her and is a powerful filly.  She has a bit of growing to do and she had a small setback a month ago so I don’t know as much about her as the others.  She does look like a 2-y-o prospect though”. 

NIMBLE THIMBLE 

ch.f.  Mizzen Mast – Skiable (Niniski). 
April 3.  Half-sister to the 2-y-o Group 3 6f Coventry Stakes and disqualified Group 1 6f Middle Park Stakes winner Three Valleys (by Diesis), to the quite useful triple 10f winner Ski Jump (by El Prado), the quite useful 2-y-o 6f winner Morzine (by Miswaki), the fair 1m winner Lahberhorn (by Affirmed), the modest 12f winner Back Pass and to the French 12f winner Grail (both by Quest For Fame).  The dam won four times at up to 9f in France and the USA and is out of a half-sister to the smart sprinter So Factual.   (Khalid Abdulla).  “Quite a strong, deep filly, she’s not as eye-catching a mover as her half-brother Three Valleys but she’s a stronger filly than her half-sister Morzine who I also trained.  She’s in the second wave of horses to run so I’ll be pressing her soon.  It’s a mixed pedigree because the dam is by Niniski and you wouldn’t know how strong the stamina influence will be, but we’ll see and I quite like her”. 

PICK THREE

ch.c.  Three Valleys – Magic Number (Dansili). 
March 16.  First foal.  The dam, a minor French 12.5f winner, is a half-sister to the French 2-y-o 7f and 1m winner and Group 1 Prix Marcel Bousac second Conference Call.  The second dam, Phone West (by Gone West), was placed over 1m at 3 yrs in France.  (Khalid Abdulla).  “A big, rather backward and very relaxed horse – unlike his father who wasn’t particularly relaxed.  Again, the Danehill influence is there and it’s a typical Juddmonte family.  In reality, this horse is probably more about stamina than speed.  He doesn’t show me any speed at the moment and he seems quite sleepy – hopefully he’ll wake up shortly!  Sometimes they can”. 

PRICELESS JEWEL

b.f.  Selkirk – My Branch (Distant Relative). 
May 22.  Half-sister to the Group 1 6f Haydock Sprint Cup winner Tante Rose (by Barathea), to the useful 2-y-o listed 7f winner Bay Tree (by Daylami), the useful 1m winner and listed-placed Melodramatic (by Sadler’s Wells), the quite useful 2-y-o 5.7f winner Rosie’s Posy (by Suave Dancer) and the quite useful 3-y-o 7f winner Future Flight (by Polar Falcon).  The dam, a very useful winner of the listed 6f Firth Of Clyde Stakes (at 2 yrs) and the listed 7f Sceptre Stakes, was fourth in the 1,000 Guineas and third in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.  The second dam, Pay The Bank (by High Top), a quite useful 2-y-o 1m winner, stayed 10f.  (B E Nielsen). “Her half-sister Tante Rose unfortunately died having a Pivotal foal, so there’s a lot hanging on this filly.  She’s attractive but she’s also a late foal by Selkirk who you wouldn’t associate with siring precocious types.  So it’s hard to read, but if you didn’t know all that you‘d think she could be running by July because she doesn’t look backward.  So she ought to make a 2-y-o by mid-summer”. 

REX IMPERATOR 

b.c.  Royal Applause – Elidore (Danetime). 
March 27.  First foal.  75,000Y.  Tattersalls October Book 2.  Amanda Skiffington.  The dam, a fairly useful 6f and 7f winner at 2 yrs, also won twice over 1m at 4 yrs and is a half-sister to 4 winners including the listed 6f winner Bright Edge.  The second dam, Beveled Edge (by Beveled), won once at 4 yrs and is a half-sister to 2 winners.  (M Pescod).  “He has a lot of speed in his pedigree and he’s a powerful horse who didn’t do quite as well as some of the others in the early spring but he’s catching up now.  He could be running in May or June, he shows good promise and is a typical Royal Applause 2-y-o”. 

ROSSLYN CASTLE 

ch.c.  Selkirk – Margarula (Doyoun). 
March 9.  Fourth foal.  Brother to the quite useful 11f winner Marywell and half-brother to the fair 12f winner Set The Scene (by Sadler’s Wells).  The dam, a 1m (at 2 yrs) and Group 1 12f Irish Oaks winner, is a half-sister to the Irish 2-y-o listed 9f winner Wild Heaven.  The second dam, Mild Intrigue (by Sir Ivor), a fairly useful 10f winner, is a half-sister to the useful listed 10f winner Grimesgill, the US stakes winner Determined Bidder and the dam of the South African Grade 1 winner Milleverof.  (Lady Rothschild).  “A more typical Selkirk than the 2-y-o Priceless Jewel, he’s one for the autumn and next year.  His dam won the Irish Oaks but she hasn’t produced much as yet.  This is her first colt though, I like him and he seems to go well.  Some Selkirk 2-y-o’s can be quite narrow and weak-looking, but he’s a well-made colt”.

SUPREME QUEST 

ch.f.  Exceed And Excel – Spanish Quest (Rainbow Quest). 
March 2.  Fifth foal.  Doncaster Premier.  £18,000Y.   Roger Charlton.  Half-sister to the fair 2-y-o 7f winner Hey Up Dad (by Fantastic Light).  The dam is an unraced half-sister to 2 winners including the listed winner Spanish Don.  The second dam, Spanish Wells (by Sadler’s Wells), won at 3 yrs in France and is a full or half-sister to 6 winners including the Irish Oaks winner Wemyss Bight (dam of the Group 1 winner Beat Hollow) and the dams of the Group 1 winners Oasis Dream, Zenda and Reefscape.  (Messrs Inglett, Allen, Carter & Kennedy).  “I particularly liked her at the sale, she’s sharp, has a nice temperament and is a very good mover.  A typical Exceed And Excel, she’ll want fast ground and she should be running in late April or early May.  It’s a very good pedigree and although the mare has been disappointing this filly could be OK, she goes well and for what she cost I’m happy”.  TRAINERS’ BARGAIN BUY

THAT’S DANGEROUS 

ch.c.  Three Valleys – St Edith (Desert King). 
April 9.  Sixth foal.  9,000Y.  Doncaster Premier.  Amanda Skiffington.  The dam is an unplaced half-sister to several winners.  The second dam, Carnelly (by Priolo), an Irish 9f winner, was listed-placed and is a sister to the winner and Group 3 placed Wenda.  (Mr D Carter & Mr P Inglett).  “I was looking at yearlings by Three Valleys for obvious reasons and I thought this colt looked like him, he walked well and looked quite attractive.  He’s actually got quite a bit of stamina in his pedigree, but he’s a tough little horse and was ready to run early.  Not a flying machine but he’s OK”.  This colt finished second on his debut in early April. 

TIOMAN LEGEND 

b.c.  Kyllachy – Elegant Times (Dansili). 
February 12.  Second foal.  82,000Y.  Tattersalls October Book 2.  Charlie Gordon-Watson.  The dam, a modest 6f winner, is a half-sister to 6 winners including the Group 2 7f Hungerford Stakes and Group 3 6f Bentinck Stakes winner Welsh Emperor, the very useful listed 5f winner Majestic Times and the useful 6f and 7f winner and Group 3 6f third Brave Prospector.  The second dam, Simply Times (by Dodge), ran twice unplaced at 2 yrs and is a half-sister to 5 winners including the US 2-y-o stakes winner Bucky’s Baby.  (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah).  “He’s powerful, strong, has a good temperament and he could run in the next few weeks.  He’ll start at five furlongs and I don’t think he’ll be inconvenienced by soft ground, being by Kyllachy.  He’s OK I think – so far so good”. 

TOP OFFER 

b.c.  Dansili – Zante (Zafonic). 
March 29.  Half-brother to the modest 10f winner Kefalonia (by Mizzen Mast).  The dam, a very useful 1m and listed 10f winner, is a half-sister to the 11f winner and dual US Grade 1 second Requete.  The second dam, Danthonia (by Northern Dancer), a quite useful 2-y-o 5f winner, is closely related to the Group 3 1m Prix Quincey winner Masterclass and a half-sister to the Group 3 10.5f Prix Corrida winner Diese.  (Khalid Abdulla).  “The mare has been a bit disappointing but this is her first colt.  It’s a very good family and he’s a very attractive horse – probably our nicest at this stage.  He just looks very nice-natured, strong, well-grown and he moves very well.  He’s sixteen hands, he’s a nice horse and if I could only keep one of my 2-y-o’s I’d keep him”. 

WATERCLOCK (IRE) 

ch.c.  Notnowcato – Waterfall One (Nashwan). 
February 2.  Fourth foal.  Half-brother to the unplaced 2010 2-y-o Waterborne (by Diktat) and to the fair 2-y-o 7f winner Water Biscuit (by Bertolini).  The dam is an unplaced half-sister to 3 winners.  The second dam, Spout (by Salse), was a very smart winner of the Group 3 12f John Porter Stakes and the Group 3 Lancashire Oaks and is a half-sister to numerous winners including the French listed winner Mon Domino.  (Lady Rothschild).  “He’s from the first crop of Notnowcato and he’s a good-looking, good-moving horse but I think he’s going to need time.  We should see him out the second half of the season, but he’ll want middle distances next year.  So he wouldn’t be in the top flight, but he’s an attractive looking horse”. 

ZAMARELLE

b.f.  Zamindar – Kardelle (Kalaglow). 
February 24.  Eighth living foal.  20,000Y.  Tattersalls October Book 2.  Not sold.  Half-sister to the 6f (at 2 yrs) to 1m and subsequent US winner and Group 1 National Stakes second King’s County (by Fairy King), to the quite useful 1m, 8.5f and subsequent UAE winner Airbuss (by Mozart), the modest 6f winner Deuxieme (by Second Empire), a winner in Italy by Grand Lodge and a multiple winner in Hong Kong by Salse.  The dam, a quite-useful middle-distance placed maiden, is a half-sister to 6 winners including the John Porter Stakes and Lancashire Oaks winner Spout and the French listed winner Mon Domino.  The second dam, Arderelle (by Pharly), a quite useful 3-y-o 10f winner, is a half-sister to 8 winners including the Group 2 Prix Greffulhe winner Arokar.  (Beckhampton Stables Ltd).  “I bred this filly, she went to the sales where I bought my partner out and I’m glad I did.  She’s very strong – I think the sire has put some strength into a rather backward family.  She’s a very good mover, shows a little bit of temperament at times but for a filly that’s got a lot of stamina in the pedigree and for a filly that’s over sixteen hands, I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll have some fun with her this year”. 

UNNAMED

b.c.  Dansili – Bionic (Zafonic). 
January 25.  Half-brother to the Group 3 9f Earl Of Sefton Stakes winner Phoenix Tower (by Chester House), to the quite useful 2-y-o 7f winner Winter Bloom (by Aptitude) and the quite useful 2-y-o 5f winner Krynica (by Danzig).  The dam, a very useful 2-y-o 7f winner, is a half-sister to the multiple Group 3 middle-distance winner and French Derby fourth Day Flight.  The second dam, Bonash (by Rainbow Quest), a very useful filly, won 4 races in France from 1m to 12f including the Prix d’Aumale, the Prix Vanteaux and the Prix de Malleret and is a full or half-sister to 4 winners.  (Khalid Abdulla).  “An enormous horse – he’s 16.2 hands and strong with it.  The dam looked like being very good for Henry Cecil, but unfortunately broke a pelvis.  She’s produced some good horses though and as regards this colt if you were Nicky Henderson or Paul Nicholls you’d be looking forward to running him in a bumper!  A sweet-natured, kind horse but it’s much too early to judge him.  You couldn’t be pressing him yet and patience is the order of the day with him”. 

UNNAMED 

b.c.  Jeremy – Graceful Air (Danzero). 
March 22.  Fourth foal.  31,000Y.  Tattersalls October Book 2.  Not sold.  Half-brother to the useful 2010 2-y-o 5f and 6f winner Forjatt (by Iffraaj) and to the quite useful 6f winner of 4 races (including at 2 yrs) Amenable (by Bertolini).  The dam, a fair 8.3f and 10f winner, is a half-sister to 3 winners including the very useful 2-y-o 5f winner and Group 2 6f Mill Reef Stakes second Mystical Land.  The second dam, Samsung Spirit (by Statoblest), a fair dual 6f winner (including at 2 yrs), is a half-sister to 7 winners and to the placed dam of the Group 2 6f Mill Reef Stakes winner Indian Rocket.  (R A Pegum).  “A big, strong horse, he has a bit of a knee action so he might prefer some cut in the ground.  He has a nice temperament and there’s a bit of speed in the pedigree.  He’s quite big, so he won’t be early but he’s OK and his pedigree is quite interesting because he has Danehill on both sides.  I’m happy with him”. 

UNNAMED

b.c.  Mizzen Mast – Red Dot (Diesis). 
January 23.  Third foal.  The dam is an unraced half-sister to 4 winners including the Grade 1 9f Kentucky Oaks and the Grade 1 10f Alabama Stakes winner Flute. The second dam, Rougeur (by Blushing Groom), a winner over 10f in France and 12f in the USA, was Grade 2 placed and is a half-sister to the Park Hill Stakes winner and good broodmare Eva Luna.  (Khalid Abdulla).  “I like him and he seems to go quite nicely.  This is the family of Workforce, whose dam is out of Eva Luna.  I would guess that this colt should stay well.  He doesn’t look the type I should be revving up any time soon, but he’s slowing filling out and maturing and he goes OK without being a champion”. 

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