PEDIGREE NOTES: This week's pattern winners – 14th to 20th September
Dr Sieglinde McGee
on 21 September 2015
Group 2 success Dylan Thomas and Iffraaj; Group 3 wins for Champs Elysees, Deportivo, Doyen, Galileo, Hawk Wing, High Chaparral, Kodiac, and Verglas
SUNDAYDylan Mouth, unplaced in two visits to Ascot, extended his unbeaten record in Italy to 10 with an easy win in the Group 2 Premio Federico Tesio over 11 furlongs at San Siro. The classic and dual Group 1 star was bred by Azienda Agricola Mariano, he is trained by Stefano Botti, and he is a son of Castle Hyde Stud stallion Dylan Thomas (by Danehill). He is the first foal out of Cottonmouth (by Noverre), a 10 furlong Group 3 scorer from a branch of the family of Shergar (by Great Nephew).Jack Naylor won the Group 3 Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes over nine and a half furlongs at Gowran Park, a second pattern success for the classic placed daughter of Banstead Manor Stud stallion Champs Elysees (by Danehill). A half-sister to several winners, the Oliver Costello-bred three-year-old is trained by Jessica Harrington. Her stakes winning dam Fashionable (by Nashwan) is out of a half-sister to the champion and Grade 1 star Wandesta (by Nashwan).Virginia Sun won the Group 3 Grosser Preis von DSW21 Deutsches St Leger over 14 furlongs at Dortmund, a first pattern success for Gestut Auenquelle's homebred daughter of Sunnyhill Stud stallion Doyen (by Sadler's Wells). The Jens Hirschberger-trained four-year-old is out of Valdina (by Lomitas), which makes her a half-sister to the 2008 Group 3 Deutsches St Leger scorer Valdino (by Black Sam Bellamy).Bank Of Burden won the Group 3 Mr Ascot Stockholm Cup International over 12 furlongs at Taby, in Sweden, a tenth pattern success for the son of Hawk Wing (by Woodman) and his 16th blacktype win overall. The eight-year-old was bred by Bjarne Minde, he is trained in Norway by Niels Petersen, and he is a half-brother to the dual stakes-winning filly Rock Of Ridd (by Antonius Pius). His dam Wewantitall (by Pivotal) is out of a half-sister to the multiple US Grade 1 star Majesty's Prince (by His Majesty).
SATURDAYRibchester, who was runner-up in the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes last month, opened his winning account in the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury. The Richard Fahey-trained juvenile is a son of Darley stallion Iffraaj (by Zafonic) who has completed a first season at Dalham Hall Stud following many years at Kildangan Stud. The €105,000 Goffs Orby Sale graduate is the first foal out of Mujarah (by Marju), and he is a direct descendant of the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Mehthaaf (by Nureyev).The Corsican won the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup (registered as the Arc Trial) over 11 furlongs at Newbury, a first pattern success for the son of multiple champion sire Galileo (by Sadler's Wells) and his fifth win overall from nine starts. Fitri Hay's homebred four-year-old is trained by David Simcock, he is a full-brother to the unbeaten Group 3 Tyros Stakes winner Deauville, and his dam Walklikeanegyptian (by Danehill) is a pattern-placed three-parts sister to the Group 2 Oaks d'Italia scorer Contredanse (by Danehill Dancer). The next dam is a half-sister to the Group 1 winning miler Maroof (by Danzig).Shaden became the latest blacktype scorer for Tally-Ho Stud stallion Kodiac (by Danehill) when taking the Group 3 William Hill Firth of Clyde Stakes over six furlongs at Ayr. It is a third win from five starts for the Lady Cecil-trained juvenile. She was bred by Deerpark Stud, she is a 40,000gns Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Book 2) graduate, and the half-sister to multiple scorer I'll Be Your Clown (by Aqlaam) is out of the stakes-placed Lady Avenger (by Namid), who comes from the family of the Group 1-winning miler Lahib (by Riverman).Steps narrowly won the Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy over five furlongs at Newbury, a tenth win for the Roger Varian-trained son of late Irish National Stud stallion Verglas (by Highest Honor), his third blacktype success, and his first one at pattern level. The seven-year-old was bred by Eamon Beston, his dam Killinallan (by Vettori) is a half-sister to the pattern scorer Deep Finesse (by Reprimand), and he is also related to the Group 1 star Dick Turpin (by Arakan).Karaktar won the Group 3 Prix du Prince d'Orange over 10 furlongs in heavy ground at Longchamp, a second pattern success for the Aga Khan's homebred son of dual Derby hero High Chaparral (by Sadler's Wells). The three-year-old is trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre, he is out of Karawana (by King's Best), and his grandam is a half-sister to the pattern scorers Kasthari (by Vettori), Kargali (by Invincible Spirit), and Karasta (by Lake Coniston).
FRIDAYGailo Chop won the Group 3 La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte over 10 furlongs on heavy ground, a fourth pattern success for the Group 1-placed son of Haras de Saint Vincent stallion Deportivo (by Night Shift). The Antoine de Watrigant-trained gelding is a half-brother to several winners, and his dam Grenoble (by Marignan) is a middle-distance scorer fom the family of the multipel Group 2 scorer Cresta Rider (by Northern Dancer).
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