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Breeding briefs from Champions Day
on 18 October 2014
First Group 1 winner for Lanwades Stud stallion Archipenko, and other stories

Kirsten Rausing's homebred Madame Chiang (by Archipenko) won the Group 1 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes over 12 furlongs at Ascot on Saturday, giving her sire a first Group 1 winner from his first crop.

A leading eight to 10 furlong performer, whose five pattern successes included the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin, Archipenko (by Kingmambo) comes from the famous stallion producing family of Sadler's Wells, Nureyev, and Fairy King. His first crop also includes the Group 1 placed French stakes winner Lady Penko, and his second includes last month's Group 2 Beresford Stakes runner-up Clonard Street.

Madame Chiang is out of the middle-distance winner Robe Chinoise (by Robellino), she is a half-sister to a pair of multiple winners, and her grandam is the talented Kiliniski (by Niniski), whose offspring include the 14 furlong stakes winner Kiswahili (by Selkirk).

Champion Stakes goes to Frankel's full-brother

Noble Mission (by Galileo), who has been transformed this year by the adoption of front-running tactics, held off a determined challenge from Al Kazeem to win the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance) over 10 furlongs at Ascot.

This is a third Group 1 success for the Juddmonte homebred, a five-year-old who is trained by Lady Cecil. He is out of the Listed scorer Kind (by Danehill), and that makes him a full-brother to the great Frankel, whose 14th and final win came in the 2012 edition of the Champion Stakes.

Galileo (by Sadler's Wells) stands at Coolmore Stud.

Charm Spirit now a triple Group 1 star

Charm Spirit (by Invincible Spirit), whose only time out of the frame is his fifth place finish in the Group 1 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in May, is now a triple Group 1 star having taken the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by Qipco (British Champions Mile) at Ascot.

The Freddy Head trained three-year-old was bred by Ecurie des Monceaux, he is a €140,000 Arqana graduate, and he is the third foal out of the middle-distance scorer L'Enjoleuse (by Montjeu). The mare is a half-sister to the Group 3 Athasi Stakes third Megac Bliss (by Soviet Star), and she is out of a half-sister to seven blacktype earners, including the Group 2 winning sprinters Russian Bond (by Danzig) and Snaadee (by Danzig).

Invincible Spirit (by Green Desert) stands at the Irish National Stud.

More pattern success for Gordon Lord Byron

Triple Group 1 winning sprinter Gordon Lord Byron won the Group 2 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes over six furlongs at Ascot on Saturday, his eleventh win from 43 starts, and his fifth pattern success.

A son of the former Darley and Woodlands Stud stallion Byron (by Green Desert), he was bred by Roland Alder, he made just €2,000 when sold in Goffs as a foal, he is out of the unraced Boa Estrela (by Intikhab), and his dam is a half-sister to the Group 3 scorer Cheyenne Star (by Mujahid).

His grandam Charita (by Lycius) won a Listed contest over a mile at Naas, and she is a half-sister to the Group 1 placed, Group 2 winning miler Stanott (by Mukaddamah).

Moyglare homebred wins stayers' Group 2

Forgotten Rules (by Nayef), easy winner of a Punchestown bumper and a 14 furlong contest at Galway on his only prior outings, stepped up to pattern company and took the Group 2 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup over two miles on heavy ground at Ascot on Saturday.

Moyglare Stud's homebred four-year-old is trained by Dermot Weld. He is a gelded son of the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas fourth Utterly Heaven (by Danehill), he is a half-brother to last month's 12 furlong Listowel Listed scorer Vintage Nouveau (by Montjeu), and his grandam is the pattern scorer Epicure's Garden (by Affirmed).

This is the famous family of Group/Grade 1 stars such as Dress To Thrill (by Danehill), Trusted Partner (by Affirmed), Gallante (by Galileo), and Talking Picture (by Speak John).

Nayef (by Gulch) stands at Nunnery Stud.

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