IT was a very rewarding season for Coulsty’s first crop of two-year-olds in 2020, as he sired 20% stakes performers to runners, all the more creditable as his stud fee is a modest €4,000.

This son of Kodiac has already sired Santosha, who scored in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot and was third in the Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket. In Italy Suicide Squad took the Listed Premio Repubbliche Marinare, and Sopran Aragorn carried off the Listed Premio Rumon, also at Rome.