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PEDIGREE NOTES: The Bank Holiday weekend's blacktype action
on 06 April 2015
New Group/Grade 1 scorers for Westerner, Tamure and Teofilo; new graded / pattern winners for 10 other stallions

Gilgamboa: A son of the Castle Hyde Stud stallion Westerner (by Danehill), the Enda Bolger-trained seven-year-old won the Grade 1 Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase over two and a half miles at Fairyhouse on Sunday, his first win at the highest level.

He was bred by Kieran McManus, he is a half-brother to a couple of winners, and his dam Hi Native (by Be My Native) is an unraced full-sister to the prolific Grade 1 star Native Upmanship.

Bitofapuzzle: Third at the Cheltenham Festival last month, the Grade 2 winning mare has now succeeded at the highest level following her four and a quarter length score in the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final over two and a half miles at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

The Harry Fry-trained seven-year-old was bred by Robert and Shirley Carter, and she was born at Beech Tree Stud in Somerset, which is where her Derby-placed sire Tamure (by Sadler's Wells) stood up to his death last month. He was 23.

She is out of Gaelic Gold (by Good Thyne), comes from the immediate family of the talented performers Bells Life (by The Parson) and Indian Tonic (by Ovac), and her pedigree was reviewed in The Irish Field on 24 January.

Thunder And Roses: The Sandra Hughes-trained seven-year-old won the Grade A Boylesports Irish Grand National over three miles, five furlongs at Fairyhouse on Monday, his second win from only seven starts over fences.

He was bred by William O'Gorman, he is a €130,000 graduate of the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale, and he is a son of Glenview Stud's multiple champion sire Presenting (by Mtoto). He is out of the two and three-quarter mile winning hurdler Glen Empress (by Lancastrian) and each of that mare's five winners is a blacktype horse.

Shirley Casper (by Presenting) won a Grade 2 bumper and Grade 3 contest over hurdles, Oligarch Society (by Moscow Society) won a listed novices hurdle at Limerick, Wrath Of Titans (by Oscar) has been Grade 3 placed over hurdles this season, and Lonesome Dove (by Milan) was listed placed over hurdles four years ago.

Shaneshill: A Grade 1 bumper star last year and runner-up in the Grade 1 Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham last month, Shaneshill scored an odds-on success in the Grade 2 Coolmore NH Sires Leading Light & Ocovango Novice Hurdle over two and a half miles at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old was bred by Declan Johnson, he made €33,000 in Goffs as a foal, and is a son of the Group 1 winner and late Ballylinch Stud stallion King's Theatre (by Sadler's Wells). He is out of Darabaka (by Doyoun), and his siblings include the Group 3 Doncaster Cup scorer Far Cry (by Pharly), who was beaten a head by Kayf Tara in the Group 1 Gold Cup at Ascot.

On His Own: The dual Grade A Thyestes Chase hero added the Grade 3 Imperial Call Chase over three miles at Cork on Sunday, his fifth graded success in a 26-race career.

The Willie Mullins-trained 11-year-old was bred by Margaret Treacy, he is a son of the multiple champion sire and Glenview Stud stallion Presenting (by Mtoto), and he is out of Shuil Na Mhuire (by Roselier). He is the best horse in the most recent generations of his family, but there is another branch from his fourth dam that leads to the multiple Grade 1 star Joncol (by Bob's Return).

Kalsa: A lightly-raced four-year-old trained by Robert Collet, this Citadel Stud-bred filly won the Group 3 Prix Edmond Blanc over a mile at Saint-Cloud on Sunday, her second blacktype success.

She is a daughter of the multiple Group 1 star and Haras du Mezeray stallion Whipper (by Miesque's Son) and she is out of Sovana (by Desert King). That makes her a full-sister to the classic-placed seven furlong pattern scorer Topeka. Her dam was third in the Group 3 Prix Minerve, over 12 and a half furlongs, and is a half-sister to the pattern winning sprinter Perugina (by Highest Honor).

Fly With Me: A Group 2 scorer over 15 and a half furlongs at Longchamp last year, the Eric Libaud-trained five-year-old added the Listed Prix Right Royal over the same trip at Saint-Cloud on Sunday.

He was bred by SCEA Haras de la Barbottiere, he is a son of the Ballylinch Stud stallion Beat Hollow (by Sadler's Wells), and he is out of the stakes placed 11-times winner Bird Of Paradise (by Highest Honor). His grandam Kaldance (by Kaldoun) was a listed scorer on the flat and over hurdles, and others of note in the family include the high-class chaser Rajdhani Express (by Presenting).

Spirit Of Xian: The former Richard Hannon-trained filly missed out on blacktype in five attempts last year but, now with Richard Mandella, scored a narrow victory in the Grade 3 Providencia Stakes over nine furlongs on turf at Santa Anita on Saturday.

The three-year-old was bred by Brian Kennedy, she is a €115,000 graduate of the Goffs Orby Sale, and she is the second foal out of Gold Again (by Touch Gold). Her half-sister Tout Va Bien (by Verglas) has won claimers in France, and her dam raced unsuccessfully at up to seven furlongs.

Her grandam Miss Insync (by Miswaki) is the dam of the stakes winning sprinter Watchfull (by Notebook) and of the mile listed scorer Sweet Sixteen (by Montbrook), and she is a winning daughter of the Grade 2 placed stakes winner Syncopating Lady (by In Reality).

Spirit Of Xian is the fourth pattern winner among 15 blacktype scorers for the Tally-Ho Stud stallion Kodiac (by Danehill).

Lady Dutch: Immobiliare Casa Paola SRL's homebred four-year-old notched up her second blacktype success with victory in the Listed Betfred Mobile Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes over a mile on polytrack at Kempton on Saturday. It is a fifth win from 14 starts for the Marco Botti-trained bay.

She is a daughter of the Cheveley Park Stud sire Dutch Art (by Medicean) and she is out of Monjouet (by Montjeu), which makes her a half-sister to the stakes placed Wiston (by Hawk Wing). Her grandam is the pattern placed Alberelle (by Rudimentary) and her fourth dam is the pattern placed Listed Oak Tree Stakes winner Royal Loft (by Homing).

Massinga: H H the Aga Khan's homebred chesnut took her record to three wins from four starts with a two and three-quarter length success in the Listed Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Noblesse Stakes over 12 furlongs at Cork on Saturday.

The four-year-old is a daughter of the Group 1 winning miler and long-time Lanwades Stud flag-bearer Selkirk (by Sharpen Up), and she is the second foal out of the middle-distance scorer Masiyma (by Dalakhani). Her dam is a winning half-sister to the Group 1 Irish St Leger runner-up Massiyn (by Zamindar), her third dam is the classic placed pattern scorer Masmouda (by Dalsaan), and she comes from a branch of the family of the runaway Group 1 National Stakes winner Manntari (by Doyoun).

Ballyadam Approach: A winner once from seven starts over hurdles, the Terence O'Brien-trained 10-year-old was a maiden over fences until taking the Grade B BoyleSports Novice Handicap Chase over two miles, one furlong at Fairyhouse on Sunday, his seventh attempt at the larger obstacles.

He was bred by N J Connors, he is a son of the late Burgage Stud stallion Bob Back (by Roberto), and he is a €52,000 graduate of the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale. He is a half-brother to the dual hurdle and triple chase winner Outlaw Tom (by Luso), and his dam Timely Approach (by Good Thyne) is an unraced half-sister to the talented and prolific Adamant Approach (by Mandalus).

This is the family of standout performers such as Approaching (by Golden Vision), Ballyhane (by Crash Course), Bewleys Berry (by Shernazar), Harwell Lad (by Over The River), and Feathered Gale (by Strong Gale).

Pacchia: A juvenile daughter of the Group 1 star and Glenview Stud stallion Shirocco (by Monsun), this filly ran away with the Grade 3 Grande Premio Emerald Hill over seven furlongs at Cidade Jardim, in Brazil, on Saturday, taking the seven furlong contest by 12 and a quarter lengths.

She was bred by Haras Santarém, she is out of the triple winner Bossa Nova (by Choctaw Ridge), and she is a half-sister to the pattern placed Market Corner (by Fahim). Her grandam Rap Music (by Thundering Force) won six times.

Misty Lady: The John Cullen-trained six-year-old notched up her first blacktype success in the Grade C Easter Handicap Hurdle over two miles, three furlongs at Cork on Sunday. It is a third win from 16 starts over obstacles for the James Canty-bred mare.

She is by the Grange Stud stallion Oscar (by Sadler's Wells) and out of Lady Sam (by Topanoora), which makes her a half-sister to the four-times chase scorer Milosam (by Milan). Her dam is a half-sister to the Grade 1 placed, Grade 2 winning chaser Lord Sam (by Supreme Leader) and she comes from the family of high-class performers such as Can't Buy Time (by Supreme Leader), Potato Merchant (by Bluerullah), and the Galway Plate hero Stroll Home (by Tale Quale).

Sir Scorpion: The Tom Mullins-trained six-year-old made it two from five over obstacles with victory in the Grade C Gleesons Butchers Novice Handicap Hurdle over two miles at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

He was bred by Aisling Fitzpatrick, he is a son of the classic winner and Castle Hyde Stud stallion Scorpion (by Montjeu), and he is a €14,500 graduate of the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale. His dam Lady Goldilocks (by Mister Lord) is a half-sister to a couple of winners and is out of a half-sister to the Grade 1 placed Vanilla Man (by Buckskin).

Kermadec: Previously a Group 1 placed pattern scorer trained by Chris Waller, the New Zealand-bred three-year-old won the Grade 1 The Star Doncaster Mile, a handicap, at Randwick on Monday.

He was bred by Llanhennock Trust, he is out of the stakes winner Hy Fuji (by Fuji Kiseki) and his grandam Hysterical (by Wolverton) was a pattern placed Australian stakes winner who was successful from five and a half furlongs to a mile.

Kermadec is the seventh Group 1 winner for the Kildangan Stud stallion Teofilo (by Galileo).

Mongolian Khan: The Group 1 New Zealand Derby hero added the Group 1 BMW Australian Derby at Randwick on Monday. He was bred by Grenville Stud, is trained by Murray Baker, and is out of Centafit (by Centaine). He is a half-brother to the Group 1 winning stayer Young Centaur (by Jeune).

His sire Holy Roman Emperor (by Danehill) stands at Coolmore Stud.

Silverwave: A first-crop son of the Haras de la Hetraie stallion Silver Frost (by Verglas), the Alain Couetil-trained three-year-old won the Group 3 Prix La Force over 10 furlongs at Longchamp on Monday, extending his unbeaten record to four.

He was bred by the partnership of Marie-Laurie Collet, Jean Collet and Marylene Collet. He made €420,000 at the Arqana Deauville Autumn Mixed Sale in November, when a winner of two starts over eight and a half furlongs on the artificial track at Pornichet La Baule, and his dam Miss Bio (by River Mist) is also responsible for the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat scorer Stormy River (by Verglas).

Al Kazeem: John Deer's homebred triple Group 1 star made a winning return to action in the Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt over 10 furlongs at Longchamp on Monday. It is his ninth win from 21 starts and his sixth pattern success.

The stallion is a son of Dalham Hall Stud's ace Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium), he is out of Kazeem (by Darshaan), and his grandam is the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks runner-up and Group 3 scorer Kanz (by The Minstrel). It is the family of the Group 1 winners such as Catella (by Generous), Diamond Shoal (by Mill Reef), Ensconse (by Lyphard), and Glint Of Gold (by Mill Reef).

Al Kazeem spent an aborted season at the Royal Studs and was returned to training due to low fertility. His first foals are arriving now.

Buiseness Sivola: The Willie Mullins-trained four-year-old opened his winning account in Ireland with victory in the Grade 3 REA Grimes Property Consultants Hurdle over two miles at Fairyhouse on Monday. He was bred by the partnership of Gilles Trapenard, Ecurie Manuel Garcia, et al.

He is a gelded son of the French-based stallion Archange D'Or (by Danehill), he is the first foal out of the middle-distance flat winner Louve Orientale (by Red Ransom), and he is a direct descendant of the classic star Lupe (by Primera).

Dedigout: The Tony Martin-trained nine-year-old won the Grade 2 Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle over two and a half miles at Fairyhouse on Monday, his sixth graded success.

He was bred by Stone Electrical Ltd, he is a son of the late Burgage Stud stallion Bob Back (by Roberto), and he is the best of several winners out of Dainty Daisy (by Buckskin). His grandam is the talented mare Winning Nora (by Northfields), and his pedigree was reviewed in The Irish Field on 21 February.

Great Minds: The lightly-raced gelding made it three wins from seven starts with an easy success in the Listed Cork Stakes over six furlongs at Cork on Monday. The five-year-old was bred by the partnership of Pier House Stud and Martinstown.

He is a gelded son of the notable National Stud stallion Bahamian Bounty (by Cadeaux Genereux), and he is the first foal out of Raja (by Pivotal), a sprint-winning half-sister to the Group 1 star Pipalong (by Pips Pride).

Sempre Medici: A French-born son of the Cheveley Park Stud stallion Medicean (by Machiavellian), the Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old won the Grade 2 Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Novice Hurdle over two miles at Fairyhouse on Monday. It is his second win from five starts under National Hunt rules.

He was a listed-placed winner on the flat, he is out of Sambala (by Danehill Dancer), and he is a half-brother to the Group 3 placed handicapper Ed De Gas (by Peintre Celebre). He comes from the family of Group 1 stars such as Chief Contender (by Sadler's Wells) and Spinning World (by Nureyev), with many others further away in the pedigree.

Vroum Vroum Mag: The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old extended her unbeaten record over fences to five with victory in the Grade 3 John & Chich Fowler Memorial European Breeders Fund Mares Chase over two and a half miles at Fairyhouse on Monday.

The AQPS mare is a daughter of Voix Du Nord (by Valanour), and she was bred by Count Antoine-Audoin Maggier and Antonia Maggiar. She is out of Naiade Mag (by Kadalko), her Nick Williams-trained half-sister Brise Vendeenne (by Dom Alco) was third in a listed hurdle race at Aintree in December, and her pedigree was reviewed in The Irish Field on 13 December.

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