Monday 21 February 2011

Roger Charlton's two-year-olds for 2011

Roger Charlton's two-year-olds in training and recent blog updates.

Ali Hope

Bishop Roko

Captain Cat (Ire)

Clowance Estate (Ire)






Fast Fox (Ire)




Priceless Jewel

Rex Imperator

Rosie Probert

Rosslyn Castle

Sea Of Light (Ire)

Supreme Quest

That's Dangerous

Tiger Cub

Valiant Girl



Singspiel ex Around

Mizzen Mast ex Red Dot

Three Valleys ex Magic Number

Dansili ex Bionic

Latent Heat ex Danzante

Mizzen Mast ex Skiable

Beat Hollow ex Marching West

Oasis Dream ex Rustic

Three Valleys ex Biloxi

Rail Link ex Widescreen

Jeremy ex Graceful Air

Kyllachy ex Elegant Times

Green Desert ex Avessia

Authorized ex Kazeem

Montjeu ex Minnie Habit

Recent 2yo updates from Roger Charlton's Website

Posted on 20 Feb 2011 WEDNESDAY

Luckily the yard is starting to look fuller and everyone has plenty to do as the season approaches, with only a month to Cheltenham and two months to the Craven meeting, the tempo and excitement is starting to rise. There are 4 Juddmonte two-year-old's arriving from Ferrans on Friday evening, which is their Irish farm near Kilcock.

A colt by Three Valleys (USA) ex Magic Numbers (Dansili) who won a race over 12 furlongs in France for Pascal Bary. Magic Numbers is a half sister to Conference Call who won 2 races, was second in the Prix Marcel Boussac Gr.1, and is from Danehill's family.

A colt by Dansili ex Zante (Zafonic) who is a half brother to Korithi an unraced Oasis Dream three-year-old filly in the yard. Zante won 3 races including a Listed race and she comes from a very good family that goes back to Monroe, Peeping Fawn, El Gran Senor, Xaar and more recently both Cityscape and Bated Breath.

A filly by Beat Hollow ex Total Devotion (Desert Prince) who is a grand daughter of the amazing broodmare Slightly Dangerous, who was the dam of Commander In Chief, Warning and my first ever winner Deploy, at Haydock in April 1990. Prince Khaled Abdullah's Rainbow Quest who won the Coronation Stakes and The Prix De L'Arc DeTriomphe when trained by Jeremy Tree also comes from this illustrious family.

A filly by Three Valleys (USA) ex Biloxi (Caerleon) who was unraced, but is a daughter of Wemyss Bight. This is another very good Juddmonte family that also includes the Gr.1 winners Sorbus, Zenda, Reefscape, Oasis Dream and Beat Hollow. It will be very interesting to see how Three Valley's first crop perform over the next few months as the reports from various sources seem to be encouraging and I am certainly pleased with the 2 other colts that we already have here (different ownership) in That's Dangerous and Ali Hope.

Three Valleys(USA) won his maiden in May and went on to break the two-year-old course record when he won the Coventry Stakes in a canter by 8 lengths at Royal Ascot, a performance that was described by the Racing Post as '' simply stunning''. His dam Skiable (Niniski) is a half sister to arguably the best broodmare in the world in Hasili (Kahyasi), who is the dam of no less than 5 Gr.1 winners as well as Dansili.

Posted on 08 Feb 2011 TUESDAY

Two more two-year-old fillies arrived from Malcolm Bastard's yard yesterday that were bred at Waddesdon Stud. Tiger Cub is by Dr Fong out of Clouded Leopard (Danehill). Clouded Leopard is an unraced half-sister to Pounced who won the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf in 2009. Dogstar by Nayef is out of Dolma (Marchand De Sable) who was a very tough sprinter who was trained in France to win 6 of her 20 starts.

Posted on 02 Feb 2011
Four new and exciting two-year-olds that were bred at Waddesdon Stud arrived here this morning, having been ' broken in' by Malcolm Bastard at his yard near Marlborough.

Rosslyn Castle a colt by Selkirk ex Margarula / Doyoun, is a full brother to Marywell (BHA 87), who won her maiden at Warwick for John Gosden in the summer and remains in training. Their dam won the Irish Oaks for Jim Bolger in 2002 together with three other races. Selkirk is one of my favourite stallions being the sire of Border Patrol and Cityscape.

Waterclock a colt by Notnowcato ex Waterfall One / Nashwaan, is a half brother to three winners and from the family of Spout and Spoken. Notnowcato (remember Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther !) is by Inchinor who was trained at Beckhampton, and was a very tough racehorse like his sire. Notnowcato won three Gr.1s which included beating Authorized and George Washington in the Eclipse, and Dylan Thomas in the Tattersals Gold Cup in 2007. This is his first crop of two-year-olds.

Mince a filly by Medicean ex Strut / Danehill Dancer. Strut was trained here and developed in to a very speedy filly who won the St Hugh's Stakes (Listed) at Newbury over 5 furlongs as a 2 year old in 2005.

Lovage a filly by Exceed And Excel ex Name Of Love / Petardia, is a half sister to Love Match and four other winners. Exceed And Excel by Danehill was a top class Australian sprinter and a prolific source of smart two-year-olds with over 50 two-year-old winners in 2009 and 2010.

Posted on 05 Jan 2011

The horses are now getting back into a normal routine after Christmas and the New Year. They are doing plenty of cantering on the grass and AW gallops. The only addition to the yard has been the arrival of Border Patrol's 2 year old half brother who is by Green Desert. He is a neat and fairly mature looking colt who is bred to be speedy and he ought to be running this year. He has been named Daffyd continuing the welsh theme as he is out of Ffestiniog.