ONLY FULL BROTHER TO BLACK CAVIAR AT STUD
Champion Victorian First Season Sire
A leading third crop sire with over 60 individual winners
Stakes performers inc. MOSHKI, MOSHWAY, EL VENETIAN & FENG CHU
By Champion Australian Sire BEL ESPRIT & closely related to MAGNUS
|BEL ESPRIT (AUS)
GW 8 wins
f:1158 r:936 w:638 SW:24
GW 4 wins
f:2482 r:2134 w:1500 SW:167
GW 11 wins
f:850 r:654 w:473 SW:156
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GW 7 wins
f:11 r:8 w:7 SW:4
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f:14 r:12 w:8 SW:1
GW 12 wins
f:631 r:498 w:395 SW:46
GW 4 wins
f:5 r:4 w:2 SW:1
f:6 r:4 w:4 SW:2
SP 3 wins
f:982 r:860 w:507 SW:32
GW 5 wins
f:1125 r:962 w:644 SW:89
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SP 3 wins
f:10 r:8 w:7
GW 4 wins
f:12 r:9 w:7 SW:4
GW 9 wins
f:828 r:739 w:602 SW:57
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|Song of Norway
f:12 r:11 w:11 SW:4
3 wins from 5 starts & $86,201 in prizemoney; won debut by 6 lengths in 56.95 seconds (just 0.6 seconds outside course record established in 1999)
MVRC Mayoral Charity Community Plate (1000m) at Moonee Valley
BJC Monaco Sound Plate (1000m) at Bendigo by 6 lens in 56.95 secs
Golden Slipper runnerup Decision Time)
BEL ESPRIT 8 wins-5 at 2-to 1350m, A$2,073,600, BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.2, MRC Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), Gr.3, Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L, Pierre Fontaine Trophy, L, 2d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, MRC Invitation S., Gr.1, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, 3d AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.2. He entered stud in Aust. in 2003. Leading Aust. Sire of Winners in 2012-13. Sire of 936 progeny to race, 637 winners (68.0%), earnings of over $62 million, 24 stakes winners, 26 stakes placegetters, inc.
BLACK CAVIAR (06f, Desert Sun, Snippets). Horse of the Year in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Joint Head of the 2013 World Thoroughbred Rankings. Head of the 2011 & 2012 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Sprint). Champion Sprinter in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Champion Older Female Sprinter in GB in 2012.25 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, £283,550, A$6,922,550, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1-twice, BRC BTC Cup, Gr.1, MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1-twice, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, Robert Sangster S., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1-3 times, Patinack Classic, Gr.1-twice, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2-twice, MVRC Schweppes S., Gr.2-twice, Stanley Wootton S., Gr.2-twice, VRC Danehill S., Gr.2, MRC Blue Sapphire S., L, MVRC William Crockett S., L, VRC Cromwell H.
BEL SPRINTER (07g, Snippets, Miswaki). 8 wins to 1200m, A$916,825, S$202,500, ATC Galaxy H., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, MVRC Ian McEwen S., Gr.3, MRC WJ Adams H., L, Regal Roller S., L, MVRC Craigieburn Sporting Club H., VRC King Island Dairy H., 2d Singapore TC Krisflyer International Sprint, Gr.1, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, 3d ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, 4th ATC Challenge S., Gr.2-twice.
BEL MER (04f, At Talaq, Sir Dapper). 4 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$599,575, SAJC Robert Sangster S., Gr.1, MRC Quezette S., L, JRA S., L, Heath S., L, 2d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, MVRC Schweppes S., Gr.2, Champagne S., Gr.3, MRC Le Tan S., L, Yalumba Masters H., 3d VRC RDA Victoria S., L, MVRC Interest Me Savings Account 2YO H.
KEEN ARRAY (12g, Zabeel, Bluebird). 7 wins at 1000m, 1200m to 2017-18, A$915,950, VRC Gilgai S., Gr.2, MRC Blue Sapphire S., L, Testa Rossa S., L, Italktravel S., L, MVRC William Hill P., 2d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, MRC Italktravel S., L, MVRC SAJ Fruit Supply S., L, MRC VOBIS Gold Sprint, TROA National Jockeys Trust P., 3d MVRC Ascend Trophies Premium P., 4th VRC Tab.com.au S., Gr.2, MRC Inglis 2YO Premier, RL, MVRC Carlyon S., L.
SWEET SHERRY (13f, Revoque, Sir Tristram). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2016-17, A$658,300, SAJC Euclase S., Gr.2, MVRC William Crockett S., L, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, MVRC Cleanaway P., 3d MVRC Atlantic Jewel S., L, 4th VRC Incognitus S., L.
AFLEET ESPRIT (11f, Danewin, Luskin Star). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$428,870, MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.2, VRC Cap d’Antibes S., L, MRC GRC Function & Event Centre 2YO H., MVRC Simpson Construction P., MRC Pancare Foundation H., 2d MVRC National Jockeys Celebration Day H., 3d VRC Mrs Mac’s Family Bakery Sprint H., Auckland Racing Club H., 4th MRC Kevin Hayes S., Gr.3.
SE SAUVER (10f, Giant’s Causeway, Secretariat). 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m, A$192,725, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, 2d MRC Swettenham Stud Dash For Cash 2YO H., 4th MRC Quezette S., Gr.3.
GABBIDON (04f, Scenic, Denizen). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$233,090, MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, SAJC Jansz S., Gr.3, MRC Bourke Street TAB H., 2d SAJC Manihi Classic, L, 4th SAJC South Australia S., L.
VIVACIOUS SPIRIT (04f, Snippets, Last Tycoon). 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$254,810, MRC How Now S., Gr.3, Sandown Park UK H., 2d MRC Perri Cutten Cup, Gr.2, SAJC Yallambee Classic, Gr.2, MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, Starcraft P., 3d MRC Kevin Hayes S., L, MVRC Old England Hotel H.
OREGON SPIRIT (07g, Oregon, Imperial Seal). 8 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$434,613, MRC (Mornington) Lord S., L, SAJC Dominant H., VRC Flight Lieutenant Peter Armytage H., Bendigo JC Southern Cross Austereo H., MVRC Printhouse Group H., 2d MRC Mornington Cup Prelude, L, Swan Hill Cup, MVRC Dominant H., MRC Perri Cutten H., MVRC Pendragon Tour of Victoria Final H., Direct Alarms Supplies H., Sportingbet H., 3d MRC Chase Hotel H., VRC Flight Lieutenant Peter Armytage H., Von Costa de Hero 2YO H., Wodonga Gold Cup, Bairnsdale Cup, MVRC 1300 Australia Premium H., 4th SAJC RA Lee S., Gr.3, Balaklava Cup, L.
LADY ESPRIT (12f, Bellotto, Snaadee). 6 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m to 2017-18, A$352,275, MRC WJ Adams H., L, Crown Lager H., Thanks Pumper H., MVRC Schweppes Indian Tonic H., Essendon Nissan H., 2d MRC Doveton S., L, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L, MVRC Inglis 55 Second Challenge Heat H., Total Collision Repairs H., 3d MVRC Carlyon S., L, MRC Sheen Group P., VRC Living Legend TJ Hughes H., MVRC Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge H.
ANGELS BEACH (09f, Zeditave, Marauding). 6 wins to 1200m, A$342,200, SAJC Manihi Classic, L, Cranbourne TC Apache Cat Classic, VRC Mrs Mac’s Beef Pie Sprint H., MRC Browns Sawdust & Shavings H., Schweppes H., 2d ATC Maurice McCarten S., Gr.3, MRC Sir John Monash S., Gr.3, MVRC Carlyon S., L, MRC ALH Group P., VRC Simone Montgomerie Tribute H., 3d MVRC Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat 1 H.
LOVEYAMADLY (08f, Danehill Dancer, Lord Seymour). 6 wins to 1200m, A$319,338, MVRC Abell S., L, MRC City Of Glen Eira H., VRC Mrs Mac’s Beef Pie Sprint P., MVRC Chandler MacLeod H., 2d MRC Geoffrey Bellmaine S., Gr.3, Doveton S., L, VRC Mark Taylor H., 3d MVRC Printhouse H.
AUDACIOUS SPIRIT (07g, Zeditave, Snippets). 6 wins at 1200m, 1350m, A$382,200, BRC Lough Neagh S., L, Qld Tatt’s RC Hardy Brothers Jewellers H., BRC Channel Seven H., Padua College P., Brc.com.au H., 2d ATC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, BRC Dalrello P., L, XXXX Gold H., 3d BRC Keith Noud H., L, Lightning H., L, Qld Tatt’s RC Australia Post S., L, BRC OLHC Family & Friends 2YO H., Better Build Constructions H., 4th BRC George Moore S., Gr.3, GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic, L.
STRIKE THE TIGER (07g, Straight Strike, Great Wall). 6 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, A$214,390, TTC Gold Sovereign S., L, Silver Ingot 2YO H., BRC Brc.com.au H., 2d TTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic, MVRC Corporate Interiors Australia H., Essendon Mazda 55 Second Challenge Heat H., 3d TTC Colours Weddings H.
BELTROIS (05g, Noalcoholic, Comeram). 6 wins to 1200m, A$397,185, MRC LT Cleary S., L, MVRC Alternate Railway Safeworking H., VRC Red Tempo H., Highpoint H., MRC Danzero at Arrowfield H., 2d VRC Standish H., Gr.3, Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, Henry Bucks Best Dressed H., 3d VRC Aurie’s Star H., Gr.3, MRC Bert Bryant H., Blazing Saddles H., 4th SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1.
ICONIC (10g, Danehill, Snippets). 5 wins-2 at 2-at 900m, 1000m to 2017-18, A$509,050, MVRC Carlyon S., L, Bendigo JC VOBIS Gold Rush 2YO S., MRC Nine West P., SAJC James Boag’s Premium H., 2d MRC Rubiton S., Gr.2, SAJC National S., Gr.3, WH Wylie H., L, VRC Schweppes Flemingtonfling P., 4th MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, SAJC Matrice S., L.
CITY OF SONG (08f, Umatilla, Snippets). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$339,993, MRC Blue Sapphire S., L, Race-Tech 2YO H., MVRC Silver Thomas Hanley H., VRC Melbourne Citymission H., MVRC Jeep Don’t Hold Back H., 2d MVRC Construction Engineering H., MRC D’Urban P., 3d MRC Swettenham Stud 2YO H., MVRC Chandler Macleod 2YO H., Christmas at the Valley H., 4th BRC Bright Shadow H., L, Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, L.
PEACH TREE (06f, Naturalism, Sir Tristram). 5 wins from 1000m to 2200m, A$220,450, WATC Belmont Classic, L, Bonaire Sprint H., Westspeed 3YO H.-twice, Carbon Sports Bar H., 2d WATC Belmont Oaks, L, Matchmaker Classic, L, 3d WATC Playeronline.com.au H., Perth Racing Members H.
SILVER BULLION (05g, Desert King, Noalcoholic). 5 wins to 1200m, A$273,000, VRC Kensington S., L, MVRC Gillies Famous Pies H., Sportingbet Premium H., TRC Cheaper Furniture P., 2d MRC Snitzel H., TRC Raine & Horne Eastern Shore H., 3d BRC Gallopers Sports Club H., VRC Tasman H., Flemington 1840-2010 H.
WORK THE ROOM (05g, Grand Lodge, Law Society). 5 wins from 1100m to 1700m, A$168,851, Qld Tatt’s RC Tattersall’s Mile, L, BRC Better Build Constructions H., MRC Flying Spur H., Royal Charter H., 2d VRC George Watson H., Qld Tatt’s RC Hamilton Hotel H., 3d BRC Kids Infront H.
HONEY FLOWER (08f, Picnicker, Copper Kingdom). 4 wins to 1200m, A$215,375, VRC GH Mumm S., L, Geelong RC Black Pearl H., 2d MRC (Mornington) Happy 60th Birthday Mark Ivory H., 3d SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, MVRC Silver Thomas Hanley H.
KEN AROK (05g, At Talaq, Sir Dapper). 4 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$4,000, 16,335Rgt., S$297,232, Singapore TC 3YO Challenge (1st Leg), L, Kranji C S., Class 4 H., 2d Singapore TC Open H., Class 2 H.-twice.
BELCENTRA (04f, Centaine, Khairpour). 3 wins to 1400m, A$219,200, VRC Desirable S., L, MVRC NHP Electrical H., 2d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3, 3d MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, 4th MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L.
Architect (10g, Nashwan, Beau Genius). 8 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$456,050, BRC Zouki H., Coke Zero H., Willis H., Qld Tatt’s RC Hardy Brothers Jewellers H., BRC Kirks H., GCTC Flan & Emily Jade Pay Your Bills H., Ipswich TC XXXX Gold Grange 2YO P., 2d Qld Tatt’s RC Falvelon H., L, BRC Charity Admin 2YO H., Cardno H., Gormans Removals H., Brisbane Marriott Hotel H., GCTC Carbine Club Gold Coast S., Ipswich TC Schweppes TL Cooney H., BRC Brisclean H., GCTC Magic Millions P., 3d BRC BJ McLachlan S., Gr.3, Mick Dittman P., L, Mastec 2YO H., Aitkenvale Health Centre H., Ambassador Travel H., Construction Skills Queensland H., 4th BRC Queensland Day P., L.
Cascabel (05g, Kala Dancer, Sound Reason). 6 wins to 1500m, A$403,705, Bendigo JC Blue Ribbon Foundation CRV Championship H., MRC Noel Rundle H., Jim Moloney H., 2d VRC Standish H., Gr.3, MRC Christmas S., L, BMW H., Jimjoca P., VRC Shaftesbury Avenue H., ACG Security H., Dorevitch Pathology H., MRC Betfair H., SAJC Distinctive Homes H., VRC Zouki H., 3d MRC Heading Out Hair & Beauty S., L, CFV Nightingales H., Bensons Property Group P.H., MVRC Members Equity Bank H., MRC Snitzel H., VRC Volunteer Fire Brigades H., 4th VRC Swisse Vitamins S., L.
Tollesprit (06g, Alzao, Habitat). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$242,150, MVRC Schweppervescence P., VRC Schweppes H., Flemington Green Fields 2YO H., 2d MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, 3d VRC All Victorian Sprint Series Heat H., 4th VRC Poseidon S., L.
True Persuasion (06c, Brief Truce, Bletchingly). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$492,963, MVRC Pulse Pharmacy H., Top Cat Electrics 2YO H., Bingham Freight Systems H., Essendon Fields H., 2d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, Black Caviar 25 March H., Schweppervescence P., Pulse Pharmacy H., VRC Flight Lieutenant Peter Armytage H., MVRC Mercedes-Benz CV Somerton H., 3d MVRC Schweppes S., Gr.2, MRC Redoute’s Choice at Arrowfield Stud H., MVRC Inglis 2YO Bonus H., VRC Auckland Racing Club H.
Belflyer (11g, Rubiton, Brigand). 12 wins from 1000m to 1600m to 2017-18, A$264,455, 2d Clarence River JC Ramornie H., L, 3d Tamworth Showcase Cup, BRC Pink Sports Day H., Superior Pak H., Ipswich TC XXXX Summer H., MRC Grand Hotel Frankston H.
Esprit de Bullet (05g, Bite the Bullet, Gildoran). 12 wins to 1100m, A$380,028, MVRC City Jeep Compass H., SAJC Schweppes H., McGrath Foundation H., VRC Red Tempo H., MVRC Essendon Mazda 55 Second Challenge Heat H., SAJC Sloans Sands H., Adelaide Galvanising H., CFMEU H., Evright.com H., 2d SAJC Manihi Classic, L, 3d SAJC Manihi Classic, L, Irish Day August 21st H.
His sire sons include Moshe, Esprit de Corps, Hangang Ruby, Beldify, Professor Brown, etc.
DESERT SUN 3 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 9f, Doncaster Variety Club Sunshine Coach S., Sun Princess S., Hollywood Park Allowance Race, 2d Newmarket Craven S., Gr.3, Golden Gate Fields Breeders’ Cup H., L, 3d Hollywood Park Bel Air H., Gr.2, Sandown Mile S., Gr.2, Royal Ascot Jersey S., Gr.3. Champion Aust. Sire (AEI) in 1998-99, 1999-2000, second in 2000-01, 2001-02. Second on NZ Sire List (Aust. & NZ figures combined) in 1999-2000, 2000-01, third in 1998-99, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04. Third on NZ Sire List in 2001-02. Sire of winners of over $56 million – 32 stakes winners, inc. SUNLINE, LA BELLA DAMA, OUR EGYPTIAN RAINE, LACEY UNDERALL, MORALEE, SALFORD CITY, DESERT ACE, THEE OLD DRAGON, DANCEINTHESUN, STRIKELINE, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $43 million – 23 stakes winners, inc. BLACK CAVIAR, ROCKDALE, ALL TOO HARD, GRANDEUR, MEGABLAST, LA ROCKET, SISTA, ZABISCO, SUPREME PROFIT, EGYPTIAN SYMBOL.
HELSINGE, by Desert Sun. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to Song of the Sun, half-sister to MAGNUS, SCANDIVA, WILANDER, ARCTIC FLIGHT, Lionhearted, Danavia (dam of ICONIC). Dam of six named foals, four to race, all winners, inc:-
BLACK CAVIAR (f. by Bel Esprit). Horse of the Year in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Joint Head of the 2013 World Thoroughbred Rankings. Head of the 2011 & 2012 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Sprint). Champion Sprinter in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Champion Older Female Sprinter in GB in 2012. 25 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, £283,550, A$6,922,550, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1-twice, BRC BTC Cup, Gr.1, MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1-twice, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, Robert Sangster S., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1-3 times, Patinack Classic, Gr.1-twice, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2-twice, MVRC Schweppes S., Gr.2-twice, Stanley Wootton S., Gr.2-twice, VRC Danehill S., Gr.2, MRC Blue Sapphire S., L, MVRC William Crockett S., L, VRC Cromwell H. Producer.
ALL TOO HARD (c. by Casino Prince). Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2012-13. 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$2,288,200, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, ATC All Aged S., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, CF Orr S., Gr.1, ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, VRC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.2, Talindert S., L, 2d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, ATC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1, 3d ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3, 4th ATC George Main S., Gr.1. Sire.
SCANDINAVIA, by Snippets. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$438,575, QTC Cup, Gr.2, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, MVRC Burt Bacharach H., 2d SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, VRC Salinger S., Gr.1, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, MVRC Norman Carlyon S., Gr.2, VATC Chirnside S., Gr.2, VRC Red Roses S., L, 4th SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to Bit of a Ride (dam of BOOM TIME), half-sister to FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, MIDNIGHT SUN, RUSSIAN TEA ROOM, Song of the Sun, McHappy (dam of GLAD). Dam of 12 named foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-
MAGNUS (Flying Spur). 4 wins to 1200m, £23,000, A$1,086,610, S$202,500, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, VRC Age Classic S., Gr.2, STC Big Sports Breakfast H., 2d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, AJC Shorts H., Gr.3, SAJC WH Wylie H., L, Singapore TC Krisflyer International Sprint, L, MRC BSB Packaging P., 3d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, Royal Ascot King’s Stand S., Gr.2, MRC Heath S., L, 4th VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, Galaxy H., Gr.1. Sire.
WILANDER (Exceed and Excel). Third on 2008-09 Australasian 3YO Classification (sprint). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$351,825, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L, 2d MRC Biscay H., 4th VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire.
SCANDIVA (Fastnet Rock). 2 wins at 2, A$242,580, ATC Magic Night S., Gr.2, Emerald Hills Estate 2YO P., 2d ATC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1.
ARCTIC FLIGHT (Flying Spur). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$314,358, Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, L, VRC Flt Lt Peter Armytage H., MRC Sandown Park (UK) H., 2d Hawkesbury RC Darley Crown, L, 3d BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2, ATC Sheraco S., Gr.3, 4th SAJC Proud Miss S., L.
Lionhearted (Fastnet Rock). Winner at 1000m, A$76,385, in 2016-17, 2d ATC Skyline S., Gr.2, 4th ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, MRC Thoroughbred Club Cup, L.
Danavia. Placed at 2, 2d VRC Reganza 2YO H. Dam of-
ICONIC (Bel Esprit). 5 wins-2 at 2-at 900m, 1000m, A$509,050, to 2017-18, MVRC Carlyon S., L, Bendigo JC VOBIS Gold Rush 2YO S., MRC Nine West P., SAJC James Boag’s Premium H., 2d MRC Rubiton S., Gr.2, SAJC National S., Gr.3, WH Wylie H., L.
Baltics. Raced once. Dam of-
Badcoe (Wanted). 2 wins at 1200m to 2017 in Aust. and Malaysia, 2d Perak TC Charity Cup, L.
SONG OF NORWAY, by Vain. Unraced. Half-sister to Song of Kingston (dam of MUIRFIELD VILLAGE). Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, all winners, inc:-
SCANDINAVIA (Snippets). 4 wins. See above.
MIDNIGHT SUN (Western Symphony). 4 wins from 1900m to 2400m, A$109,260, STC Winter Cup, L, MVRC Sorbent H., STC Toohey’s New H., 2d TTC Tasmanian Oaks, L, AJC Harvey Norman H., 3d TRC Strutt S., L, VATC Slixpix P.H. Producer.
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (Christmas Tree). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 800m, 1000m, A$85,260, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L, VRC Elounda Bay H., Zabeel H., 2d MVRC Southern Cross Apartments S., L, VATC WJ Adams H., 3d VRC Andersen Consulting S., L, 4th VATC HDF McNeil S., L.
RUSSIAN TEA ROOM (Raise a Cup). Winner at 2, VATC Rancher S., L, 3d VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3.
McHappy. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-
GLAD (Pins). 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, WRC Anniversary H., L, ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., Taranaki RC Waterfront Hotel H., 3d Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, 4th ARC Sunline Vase, L.
The brilliantly speedy Moshe is the only brother to the legendary Black Caviar. Moshe is also half-brother to Champion All Too Hard, and is out of a daughter of Scandinavia, the dam of four stakes winners, including Group One winning sprinter Magnus.
Moshe’s half-brother All Too Hard is out of a mare by Casino Prince, a son of Flying Spur (also sire of Group One winner Magnus out of the granddam of Moshe), and from the Danehill line. We can also note that Moshe’s sire, Bel Esprit, has stakes winners out of a mares by Danehill sons Desert King and Danehill Dancer (sire of Choisir). This suggests trying Moshe with other Danehill sources such as Redoute’s Choice (sire of Snitzel, Stratum and of Not a Single Doubt, who would give inbreeding to the dam of Snippets), Exceed and Excel (sire of Group stales winner Willander out of the granddam of Moshe), Fastnet Rock (sire of Group stakes winner Scandiva out of the granddam of Moshe), Fastnet Rock (giving inbreeding to Royal Academy), Danewin and Commands. It could also be worth considering mares by Magnus to double Moshe’s granddam, Scandinavia. From other Danzig line mares, Bel Esprit has sired stakes winner Work The Room out of a mare by Grand Lodge (by Chief’s Crown, also sire of Beautiful Crown and Be My Chief).
Bel Esprit has also done well with mares from other branches of the Northern Dancer line. From the Sadler’s Wells branch of Northern Dancer, Bel Esprit has the multiple Group stakes winner Gabbidon, out of a mare by Scenic (sire of Blevic), suggesting trying mares by such as Galileo (sire of New Approach and Teofilo), Montjeu, Barathea, High Chaparral, Carnegie and Singspiel, as well as mares by Encosta de Lago, who is by Sadler’s Wells’ brother, Fairy King (also sire of Falbrav and Helissio). Royal Academy, the grandsire of Moshe, has sired two stakes winners out of mares by The Minstrel (a three-parts-brother to Nijinsky II) and a Group stakes winner out of a mare by Palace Music (sire of Naturalism),which also suggests Bakharoff and Masterclass. A very similar pattern could be achieved with mares descending from Storm Bird. The Storm Cat branch (available through such as Hennessy, Johannesburg, Tale of the Cat, Giant’s Causeway, Statue of Liberty, Catrail and High Yield), would be particularly interesting as Storm Cat is a close relative to Royal Academy. This cross might also work through Bluebird (who appeals strongly on pedigree and who is sire of Lake Coniston, Dolphin Street and Blues Traveller). Royal Academy has done well with Northern Dancer through Lyphard, and a good source for Moshe might be Alzao. Bel Esprit has also sired a stakes winner out of a mare Noalcoholic (by Nonoalco, like Northern Dancer, as son of Nearctic).
Bel Esprit is sire of Group One winner Bel Sprinter and Group winner Vivacious Spirit out of mares by Snippets (who also appears as sire of the second dam of two Bel Esprit stakes winners, including Black Caviar) and also a stakes winner out of a mare by Picknicker .This also suggests mares by Pins, Snippetson, Snowland and Spartacus, all sons of Snippets.
Bel Esprit has sired two stakes winners, including the Group One winning, Bel Mer, out of mares by At Talaq, a son of Roberto. Royal Academy sired stakes winner out of mares descending from Roberto through Lear Fan (brother to Pirate Army) and Robellino. Bel Esprit should also work well with the Roberto line through Red Ransom (who would be particularly interesting through Domesday, and is also sire of Sri Pekan, Intikhab and Charge Forward), Brocco, Prized and Touching Wood. From the same Hail to Reason line as Roberto, Royal Academy has sired three stakes winner out of mares descending from Halo, including a Group winner out of a mare by Don’t Say Halo and a stakes winner out of mare by Oregon. Halo might also work well through More Than Ready and Sunday Silence (available in Australia through Fuji Kiseki, Genuine and Tayasu Tsuyoshi). The Stop the Music branch of Hail to Reason may work well here and could be tried through Sackford and Squill. Hail to Reason is by Turn-to, from whom also descends Sir Tristram. Royal Academy and his sons have sired six stakes winners out of Sir Tristram line mares, with Marauding providing the dams of four of them. Sir Tristram may also work well here through Zabeel (sire of Octagonal, Reset, Don Eduardo and Savabeel, and grandsire of Lonhro).
Out of mares from the Mr. Prospector line, Bel Esprit is sire of stakes winners from daughters of Straight Strike (broodmare sire of the Sir Tristram line sire, Lonhro), and Umatilla (by Miswaki, also sire of the second dam of a Bel Esprit stakes winner). Royal Academy has also done well with mares from this line, and has stakes winners out of mares by Woodman (sire of Hector Protector, Woodborough and Timber Country), Bellotto, Geiger Counter, Unbridled (who could be brought in through Unbridled’s Song), Rhythm, Gone West (who would work well through Zafonic and his son, Xaar, and is also available through Elusive Quality and his son, Elusive City), Seeking the Gold (available through Dubawi, Lujain and Secret Savings/Dash For Cash) and Thunder Gulch.
Although Vain – the broodmare sire of Bel Esprit – is not likely to be found very frequently in the male line of the broodmare population, we can note four of Bel Esprit’s stakes winners – two of the Group One scorers – are inbred to that strain, and he is definitely worth bringing in when possible. Sources of Vain include Centaine (broodmare sire of a stakes winner by Bel Esprit), Stratum, and Testa Rossa. Bel Esprit should be well worth trying with mares by Blushing Groom, who is good under Nijinsky II in general, and who is in the broodmare sire line of 11 Royal Academy line stakes winners). Blushing Groom sources including Quest For Fame, Spectrum, Fantastic Light and Nassipour.