FRESH from staking her classic credentials with victory in the Group 3 Ballylinch Stud-sponsored 1000 Guineas Trial Stakes at Leopardstown by a length from last year’s Group 2 winner and Group 1 runner-up Agartha, the Moyglare Stud-owned and bred Homeless Songs stepped up a couple of gears and was a most impressive winner of the Group 1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh.
Homeless Songs had more than five lengths to spare over the Newmarket classic-placed Tuesday, and she now heads to Royal Ascot for the Group 1 Coronation Stakes with high hopes of landing that feature. The three-year-old bay is a daughter of the 2021 champion sire Frankel (Galileo), and is his coming-of-age Group 1 winner, a glorious 21st. Ten of these have been fillies.
The new classic winner, a second in the Irish 1000 Guineas for Moyglare after Trusted Partner, is also the second stakes winner in as many foals for the Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) mare Joailliere. She, like Sunday’s winner, was trained by Dermot Weld who sent her to Germany as a four-year-old to gain what would prove to be invaluable blacktype, capturing the Listed German Owners’ and Breeders’ Sprint Trophy at Dortmund, on what would be the last of her seven career starts.
Joailliere raced twice at three, winning a maiden on her debut over seven furlongs and by seven lengths, starting at long odds-on in a field of 13. The word must have been very positive beforehand. She faced the starter on five occasions at four when her placed efforts included running second to Jet Setting (sold for £1.3 million) in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes at Tipperary on her penultimate outing.
Joailliere’s first produce is the four-year-old Reve De Vol (Siyouni), and he was sent to Australia to be trained towards the end of last year. When he was in the care of Ger Lyons he beat Patrick Sarsfield in the Listed Orby Stakes at the Curragh at two, and last year chased home Earlswood in the Group 3 Royal Whip Stakes. He was Group 2-placed as a juvenile also. At the end of October he lined up for what has been his sole start down under, beaten less than five lengths when mid-division in the A$7.5 million Golden Eagle.
In the wings
The third offspring of Joailliere’s is Time Tells All, a two-year-old son of Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) in training with Dermot Weld, and he is joined by a yearling full-brother by Frankel. After missing out on a year, Joailliere is now safely in foal this year to St Mark’s Basilica (Siyouni).
This is a Moyglare Stud family going back a number of generations now. Joailliere and her half-sister Carla Bianca (Dansili) are two of the seven winners out of the unraced Majestic Silver (Linamix). Carla Bianca was a late developer and her five wins at three and four included a pair of Group 3s and a pair of listed races, at four different Irish racecourses – the Curragh, Leopardstown, Gowran Park and Naas. She is the dam of Emilie Gray (Dubawi) who came close to a listed win in Hanover at the beginning of this month.
There are very few opportunities to buy into this family, but the new Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association chairman Cathy Grassick struck for Joailliere’s half-sister Mia Maria (Dansili) in 2020, carrying to Lope De Vega (Shamardal). That three-year-old winner cost the agent 450,000gns, acting for Carisbrooke Stud, and a filly was the outcome. Last year the mare was among the chosen to be covered by Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) and this spring she had another filly.
The daughters of Majestic Silver (Linamix) in the Moyglare broodmare band are Joailliere, Carla Bianca, and the winning Tina Angelina (Dansili). Carla Bianca had a filly foal by Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) and visited Sea The Stars, while the maiden Tina Angelina was covered by Dark Angel (Acclamation).
This is a female line that has many members at Moyglare. Homeless Songs’ third dam Diamond Trim (Highest Honor) was a stakes winner at the Curragh and her 18-year-old multiple Group 3 winning daughter, and runner-up in the Group 1 The Irish Field St Leger, Profound Beauty (Danehill) is alive and well in Maynooth and visited Night Of Thunder (Shamardal) this year. Also at stud is Profound Beauty’s stakes-winning daughter Rose De Pierre (Dubawi) who welcomed a Kingman (Invincible Spirit) colt this spring.
In Anticipation (Sadler’s Wells), the fourth dam of Homeless Songs and a Moyglare homebred, was foaled in 1991 and won two of her four starts. Her eight winners were headed by Irresistible Jewel (Danehill), winner of the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot and runner-up at Group 1 level in France, and she has been a huge success too in the breeding shed.
Irresistible Jewel’s son Royal Diamond won the Group 1 Irish St Leger, her daughter Princess Highway (Street Cry) won the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot and was placed in the Group 1 Irish Oaks, while her Group 3 winning daughter Mad About You (Indian Ridge) was placed four times at Group 1 level, including being runner-up in the Irish 1000 Guineas.