PEDIGREE NOTES: Graded winners for the week ending 13th December
Dr Sieglinde McGee
on 13 December 2015
Flat Group 1 wins for Dandy Man and Galileo; National Hunt Grade 2 success for Jeremy, King's Theatre, Notnowcato, Presenting and Sir Harry Lewis
SUNDAYHighland Reel notched up his second win at the highest level when taking the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Vase over 12 furlongs at Sha Tin. The Aidan O'Brien-trained son of Coolmore great Galileo (by Sadler's Wells) is a half-brother to the Group 1-placed Valdemoro (by Encosta De Lago). He was bred by the Hveger Syndicate, his dam Hveger (by Danehill) is a full-sister to the Group 1 star Elvstroem, and she is also a half-sister to the Group 1 winner Haradasun (by Fusaichi Pegasus).Peniaphobia became the first Group 1 scorer for Ballyhane Stud stallion Dandy Man (by Mozart) when winning the Longines Hong Kong Sprint over six furlongs at Sha Tin. The Tony Cruz-trained four-year-old was bred by Aidan Fogarty, he made €11,000 in Goffs as a foal and £20,000 in Doncaster as a yearling. The gelding is a half-brother to the blacktype-placed Safari Sunset (by Fayruz) and comes from a branch of the family of the 12 furlong Group 1 scorer Benvenue (by Iffraaj).Bellshill maintained his unbeaten record over obstacles with victory in the Grade 2 Navan Novice Hurdle over two and a half miles. The Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old was bred by Frank Motherway. He is a €21,000 graduate of the foals section of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale, he is by the late Ballylinch Stud stallion King's Theatre (by Sadler's Wells), and he comes from a branch of the family of Grade 1 star One Man (by Remainder Man).Ttebbob made it two from two over fences when trouncing a pair of rivals to take the Grade 3 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Klairon Davis Novice Chase over two miles, one furlong at Navan. The Jessica Harrington-trained six-year-old is a son of Grange Stud stallion Milan (by Sadler's Wells), he was bred by Neil Tyrrell, and he is a first winner for the hurdles scorer Our Dream (by Bob Back). His dam is a half-sister to the Grade 2-winning chaser Sparky Gayle (by Strong Gale).Rossvoss won the Grade B Tara Handicap Hurdle over two and a half miles at Navan, a first blacktype success for the Ted Walsh-trained seven-year-old. A son of Cheveley Park Stud stallion Medicean (by Machiavellian), he was bred by Charlie Wyatt, his siblings include the Group 2 Royal Whip Stakes runner-up Dixie Music (by Montjeu), and his dam Dixielake (by Lake Coniston) is a half-sister to the mile listed scorer Lady Fairfax (by Sharrood).Fine Rightly won the Grade C Foxrock Handicap Chase over two and a half miles at Navan, a third blacktype success for Patricia Duffin's homebred son of Shade Oak Stud stallion Alflora (by Niniski). The seven-year-old is trained by Stuart Crawford, he is out of the bumper winner Bealtaine (by Zaffaran), and he is a half-brother to Grade 2-placed chase scorer Aibrean (by Winged Love). His dam is a full-sister to the four-mile Cheltenham Festival winner Another Rum.
SATURDAYOld Guard won the Grade 2 stanjames.com International Hurdle over two miles, 179 yards at Cheltenham, a second recent graded success for the Paul Nicholls-trained son of Knockhouse Stud stallion Notnowcato (by Inchinor). The four-year-old was bred by Lord Rothschild, he is out of the flat stakes winner Dolma (by Marchand De Sable), and he is a half-brother to the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes heroine Thistle Bird (by Selkirk).Unowhatimeanharry made it three in a row with victory in the Grade 2 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (registered as the Bristol Novices' Hurdle Race) over three miles at Cheltenham. The Harry Fry-trained seven-year-old is a son of the late Wood Farm Stud stallion Sir Harry Lewis (by Alleged) and he was bred by R J Smith. His four-times hurdle-winning dam Red Nose Lady (by Teenoso) is a half-sister to the hurdle, chase, and multiple point-to-point scorer Colquhoun (by Rakaposhi King).Southfield Royale won the Grade 2 bet365 December Novices' Chase over three miles at Doncaster, a second win from three starts over fences for the Neil Mulholland-trained son of Glenview Stud's multiple champion sire Presenting (by Mtoto). Owned and bred by Angela Yeoman, he is out of the blacktype-placed hurdler and chaser Chamoss Royale (by Garde Royale), and his siblings include the Grade 2 scorer Southfield Theatre (by King's Theatre).Who Dares Wins was a 20-length winner of the Grade 2 bet365 Summit Juvenile Hurdle over two miles and half a furlong at Doncaster, a second win from just two starts over obstacles for the Alan King-trained son of late Garryrichard Stud stallion Jeremy (by Danehill Dancer). He was bred by Mount Coote Stud, he is a half-brother to the Italian Group 2-winning miler Saint Bernard (by Three Valleys), and his dam Savignano (by Polish Precedent) is a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix de la Foret heroine Field Of Hope (by Selkirk).Village Vic won the Grade 3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup over two miles, five furlongs at Cheltenham. The Philip Hobbs-trained eight-year-old was bred by Tom Curran and he is a son of the late Sunnyhill Stud stallion Old Vic (by Sadler's Wells). A half-brother to the chase and dual hurdles scorer Be Definite (by Definite Article), he is out of the French flat and jumps winner Etoile Margot (by Garde Royale), a half-sister to the prolific chaser Spring Margot (by Kadalko).
FRIDAYAachen won the Grade 3 Ryman Stationery Handicap Chase over three miles, two furlongs at Cheltenham, a first blacktype success for the Venetia Williams-trained 11-year-old. A son of the late Banstead Manor Stud star Rainbow Quest (by Blushing Groom), he was bred by Darley, he is out of the Group 3 Park Hill Stakes winner Anna Of Saxony (by Ela-Mana-Mou), and his siblings include pattern scorer Anna Palariva (by Caerleon).
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