Dual classic star Lope De Vega (by Shamardal) reached a notable milestone in his stallion career when his first crop son Belardo won the Group 1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, giving him a first winner at the highest level.
The Roger Varian trained bay was previously a Listed scorer whose only defeats were a pair of fourth place finishes in Group 2 company. He was bred by Ballylinch Stud, which is where his sire stands.
Belardo, a €100,000 Arqana graduate, is out of Danaskaya (by Danehill), and so is a half-brother to the Group 3 scorer Berling (by Montjeu).
Lope De Vega also struck on Friday when his daughter Royal Razalma won the Group 3 Dubai Cornwallis Stakes over five furlongs at Newmarket. All four of his first crop stakes winners have been successful in pattern company.
Royal Razalma is trained by Jonathon Portman, and she was bred by Eileen Farrelly, who sold her for 24,000gns in the foal section of the Tattersalls December Sale in Newmarket. A half-sister to the multiple scorer Visterre (by Noverre), the filly has now won two of her six starts. She is out of the stakes placed Twiggy's Sister (by Flying Spur), and she comes from the family of the high-class sprinter and somewhat successful stallion Vaigly Great (by Great Nephew).
Quick blacktype double for Together Forever
Together Forever (by Galileo), an easy winner of the Listed Staffordstown Stud Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, followed up with victory in the Group 1 Dubai Fillies' Mile at Newmarket just five days later.
Trained by Aidan O'Brien, and bred by Vimal and Gillian Khosla, she is a €680,000 Goffs Orby Sale graduate, and her Sea The Stars (by Cape Cross) yearling half-sister made €1.1 million at that same venue earlier this month. She is out of Green Room (by Theatrical), which also makes her a half-sister to the Group 1 winner and Irish National Stud stallion Lord Shanakill (by Speightstown).
This is the family of Group/Grade 1 stars such as Spanish Fern (by El Gran Senor), Al Bahathri (by Blushing Groom), and Haafhd (by Alhaarth).
A detailed review of Together Forever's pedigree will be in Saturday's edition of The Irish Field, and available online from 10pm tonight.
Charming Thought a new Group 1 winner for Oasis Dream
Charming Thought (by Oasis Dream), a 625,000gns graduate of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, narrowly won the Group 1 Vision.ae Middle Park Stakes over six furlongs at Newmarket on Friday.
Owned by Godolphin, and trained by Charlie Appleby, he is bred by Merry Fox Stud, who also bred Sunday's Curragh Listed scorer Second Step, and this year's Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Cursory Glance.
Charming Thought is the first foal out of the mile Listed scorer Annabelle's Charm (by Indian Ridge), and his grandam Kylemore (by Sadler's Wells) is a full-sister to the Group 1 winners Aristotle and Ballingarry.
Oasis Dream (by Green Desert) stands at Banstead Manor Stud.
Another new stakes winner for Dalakhani
Gilltown Stud stallion Dalakhani (by Darshaan) brought his tally of stakes winners to 39 when Mireille won the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr over seven furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte on Friday afternoon.
Ballygallon Stud's homebred three-year-old is trained by Pia Brandt, she is out of the Group 3 scorer Australie (by Sadler's Wells), and she comes from the family of Group 1 stars such as Arcangues (by Sagace) and Cape Verdi (by Caerleon).
Danehill Dancer gelding now a dual Group 2 scorer
Here Comes When (by Danehill Dancer), who won the Group 2 Darley Oettingen-Rennen over a mile at Baden-Baden last month, added the Group 2 Vision.ae Challenge Stakes over seven furlongs at Newmarket on Friday afternoon.
The four-year-old is trained by Andrew Balding, he was bred by Old Carhue & Graeng Bloodstock, and he is a €170,000 Goffs Orby Sale graduate. His dam Quad's Melody (by Spinning World) is a Group 3 winning half-sister to the US Grade 2 scorer Bonapartiste (by Kendor).
Danehill Dancer (by Danehill) stood at Coolmore Stud, and is now retired.
Mount Nelson colt returns with Group 3 success
Berkshire, who won the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket last year, added the Group 3 Darley Stakes over nine furlongs at the same venue on Friday, his first start since finishing down the field behind Kingman in the Group 3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury in April.
The Paul Cole trained three-year-old was bred by Newsells Park Stud, which is where his Group 1 Eclipse Stakes winning sire Mount Nelson (by Rock Of Gibraltar) stands.
A 60,000gns graduate of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, he is out of the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera heroine Kinnaird (by Dr Devious), who is a half-sister to the Group 3 scorer Mickdaam (by Dubawi).
New stakes winner for Teofilo
Chance To Dance (by Teofilo) became a new stakes winner for his sire when he was awarded the Listed Carlingford Stakes at Dundalk on Friday night. This extended ten and a half furlong contest is a fifth win in 13 starts for the four-year-old, a gelding who has won two premier handicaps, and who did not begin his racing career until late April of this year.
His only time out of the first three is his fourth place finish in the Group 3 Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown in August, he finished third behind Free Eagle in the Group 3 KPMG Enterprise Stakes at that venue last month, and was a half-length runner-up to Second Step in the Listed Finale Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
Bred and trained by Jim Bolger, he is out of Crystal Ballet (by Royal Academy), who is a non-winning half-sister to the classic and multiple Group 1 star Rodrigo De Triano (by El Gran Senor).
Teofilo (by Galileo) stands at Kildangan Stud.