US Grade 1 win for Dansili; Acclamation, Azamour, Big Bad Bob, Clodovil, Fracas, Kodiac, Le Havre, Pivotal, Saddex, Sagamix and Selkirk also represented among the winners
SUNDAYSiljan's Saga won the Group 2 Lucien Barriere Grand Prix de Deauville over 12 and a half furlongs on very soft ground at Deauville, a second win at that level for the five-year-old daughter of Sagamix (by Linamix). She is trained by Jean-Pierre Gauvin, she is bred by Antoinette Ouvry, and she is out of the middle-distance winner Humoriste (by Saint Cyrien), who is a half-sister to the Group 3 scorer Yvecrique (by Epervier Bleu).Shining Emerald won the Group 2 145th Goldene Peitsche Powered by Burda@Turf over six furlongs at Baden-Baden, a second pattern success of the season for the Andreas Wohler-trained four-year-old. A gelded son of Rathasker Stud stallion Clodovil (by Danehill), he was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock Ltd, he is out of Janayen (by Zafonic), and his grandam is the triple listed scorer Saafeya (by Sadler's Wells).Smash Williams maintained his unbeaten record with victory in the Group 3 Round Tower Stakes over six furlongs at the Curragh. The son of Cahermorris Stables stallion Fracas (by In The Wings) is trained by Jim Bolger. He was bred by Marguerite Joyce, he is the first foal out of Take Flight (by Pivotal), and his dam is a winning full-sister to the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Saoire.Bocca Baciata was an easy winner of the Group 3 Dance Design Fillies Stakes over nine furlongs at the Curragh, a first pattern success for the previously Group 2-placed stakes winner. The Jessica Harrington-trained three-year-old was bred by Citadel Stud, who also struck on Sunday with easy French Group 3 scorer Johnny Barnes. She is by the Irish National Stud stallion Big Bad Bob (by Bob Back), she is out of Sovana (by Desert King), and she is a half-sister to the Group 3 scorers Kalsa (by Whipper) and Topeka (by Whipper).
Bocca Baciata's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 25th April edition of The Irish Field.So Beloved won the Group 3 Doom Bar Supreme Stakes over seven furlongs at Goodwood, a first pattern success for the David O'Meara-trained son of Banstead Manor Stud stallion Dansili (by Danehill). The Juddmonte Farms-bred gelding is a five-year-old half-brother to the Group 2-winning sprinter Deportivo (by Night Shift) and his dam Valencia (by Kenmare) is a half-sister to the Grade 1 star Wandesta (by Nashwan).Johnny Barnes was an easy winner of the Group 3 Prix Quincey Barriere over a mile at Deauville, a third win from seven starts for the Group 1-placed son of Rathbarry Stud stallion Acclamation (by Royal Applause). The John Gosden-trained three-year-old was bred by Citadel Stud, he is a half-brother to the Group 3 scorer Albisola (by Montjeu), and also to Tonnara (by Linamix), the non-winning dam of Group 1 winners Most Improved (by Lawman) and Ectot (by Hurricane Run). His dam Mahalia (by Danehill) is a stakes-winning half-sister to a string of blacktype horses, including the Group 3 scorer Muroto (by Busted).Suedois won the Group 3 Prix de Meautry Barriere over six furlongs at Deauville, a first pattern success for the first-crop son of classic star and Haras de la Cauviniere stallion Le Havre (by Noverre). Elisabeth Vidal's homebred four-year-old is trained by Christian Baillet, he is the first foal out of Cup Cake (by Singspiel), and his grandam Gold Mark (by Mark Of Esteem) is a half-sister to the Group 1-placed juvenile pattern scorer Honours List (by Danehill).
SATURDAYFlintshire won the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Stakes over 12 furlongs at Saratoga, his third win at the highest level, each of which has come on a different continent. The Juddmonte Farms-homebred is a five-year-old son of Banstead Manor Stud ace Dansili (by Danehill) and he is trained by Andre Fabre. He is out of the Group 2 scorer Dance Routine (by Sadler's Wells) and so is a full-brother to the Group 2-placed dual stakes winner Dance Moves.Kodi Bear was an easy winner of the Group 2 Doom Bar Celebration Mile at Goodwood. The Clive Cox-trained three-year-old was bred by William Fox of Commane Stud in Co Cork and he is a son of the Tally-Ho Stud stallion Kodiac (by Danehill). A €20,000 Goffs foal and 62,000gns Tattersalls yearling in Newmarket, his dam Hawattef (by Mujtahid) comes from a branch of the family of the Group 1 star Esoterique (by Danehill Dancer).
Kodi Bear's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 2nd October 2014 edition of The Irish Field.Hawksmoor got up on the line to take the Group 3 888sport Prestige Stakes over seven furlongs at Goodwood, a second win from three starts for the daughter of late Gilltown Stud stallion Azamour (by Night Shift). The Hugo Palmer-trained juvenile was bred by Tenuta Genzianella. She is an €80,000 graduate of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale and her dam, Bridal Dance (by Danehill Dancer), is a half-sister to the US Grade 1-placed Grade 3 scorer Millennium Dragon (by Mark Of Esteem).Racing History made it three wins from four starts when taking the Group 3 Unibet Winter Hill Stakes over 10 furlongs at Windsor. The Darley-bred three-year-old is trained by Saeed bin Suroor, he is a son of Cheveley Park Stud's Pivotal (by Polar Falcon), and he is out of the Group 1 scorer Gonbarda (by Lando). That makes him a full-brother to the dual Group 1 star Farhh, a Dalham Hall Stud stallion whose first foals arrived this year.Pas De Deux won the Group 3 Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe over 10 furlongs at Baden-Baden, a first pattern success for Dirk Von Mitzlaff's homebred five-year-old. Trained by Yasmin Almenrader, he is a son of the dual Group 1 scorer Saddex (by Sadler's Wells) and his dam, Palucca (by Big Shuffle), is out of the Group 2 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) winner Puntilla (by Acatenango).
THURSDAYTested scored a repeat success in the Group 3 Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes over seven and a half furlongs at Tipperary, a fifth win from 10 starts for the Dermot Weld-trained four-year-old. Bred by Juddmonte Farms, she is a daughter of the ace miler and long-time Lanwades Stud flag bearer Selkirk (by Sharpen Up) who died in 2013. Her Group 3-winning dam Prove (by Danehill) is a full-sister to the pattern scorers Vortex and Danefair (dam of Group 3 winner and sire Trade Fair, by Zafonic), and she is a half-sister to the dam of four-times Grade 1 star Ventura (by Chester House).
Tested's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 6th September 2014 edition of The Irish Field.