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Weekend breeding briefs
on 13 October 2014
Es Que Love retires to Rathasker Stud, Hasili family strikes again, and other stories

Group 2 Lennox Stakes winner Es Que Love (by Clodovil) will take up stallion duties at Rathasker Stud in 2015.

The grandson of Danehill is a half-brother to the Hong Kong Grade 1 scorer Dominant (by Cacique), and he comes from the family of We Are (by Dansili), the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera heroine who famously lost the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary, due to the effects of an ovarian tumor, earlier this year.

Es Que Love won five times, from five furlongs to a mile, was runner-up in the Group 3 Abernant Stakes and in the Listed Sandy Lane Stakes, and third in both the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes and in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes.

Another pattern winner for the Hasili family

Commemorative (by Zamindar) looked full of promise when winning the Group 3 Betfred Goals Galore Autumn Stakes over a mile at Newmarket on Saturday, a second win in three starts for the Charles Hills trained juvenile.

Bred by Juddmonte Farms, the chesnut is the first foal out of Revered (by Oasis Dream), a winning full-sister to the Group 3 scorer Visit, and a half-sister to the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Promising Lead (by Danehill).

His grandam Arrive (by Kahyasi) is a stakes winning full-sister to Hasili, the stakes winner and phenomenal broodmare who produced the Group/Grade 1 winners Banks Hill, Cacique, Champs Elysees, Heat Haze, and Intercontinental, in addition to the Group 2 scorer and leading sire Dansili. Of those six, all but the Green Desert (by Danzig) filly Heat Haze are by Danehill (by Danzig).

Grade 1 success for Royal Delta sibling

Crown Queen (by Smart Strike), a half-sister to the six times Grade 1 star Royal Delta (by Empire Maker), won the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes over nine furlongs on soft turf at Keeneland on Saturday.

The Bill Mott trained three-year-old, a Grade 2 scorer on her previous outing, was bred by Palides Investments N V Inc.

Their dam Delta Princess (by A.P. Indy) is a Grade 3 winning daughter of the Group 2 Nassau Stakes scorer Lyphard's Delta (by Lyphard), and she is both a full-sister to the Grade 1 winner Indy Five Hundred, and a half-sister to the Group 1 Gran Criterium scorer Biondetti (by Bernardini).

Listed success for Lord Shanakill sister

Together Forever (by Galileo) gave her future paddocks value a tremendous boost when winning the Listed Staffordstown Stud Stakes over a mile at the Curragh on Sunday afternoon.

This is a second win in five starts for the previously stakes placed juvenile. She was bred by Vimal and Gillian Kholsa, she is trained by Aidan O'Brien, and she is out of Green Room (by Theatrical).

The €680,000 Goffs Orby Sale graduate is a half-sister to the Group 1 winning miler, and Irish National Stud stallion Lord Shanakill (by Speightstown). Her dam is a half-sister to the Grade 1 scorer Spanish Fern (by El Gran Senor), and she comes from the family of the classic stars Al Bahathri and Haafhd.

Third stakes winner for Lope De Vega

Ballylinch Stud's dual classic star Lope De Vega (by Shamardal) notched up a third stakes winner from his first crop of juveniles when Hero Look took the Group 2 Gran Criterium over seven and a half furlongs on soft ground at San Siro on Sunday.

His other two are the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes winner Burnt Sugar and the Listed scorer Belardo.

Hero Look is trained by Stefano Botti, and he was bred by Kilfrush Stud. A £62,000 graduate of the Doncaster 2yo Breeze Up Sale, he is the third foal out of the stakes placed Roscoff (by Daylami), and he comes from the immediate family of high-class performers such as Josr Algarhoud, Sainte Marine, and Pont-Aven.

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