With racing in Britain looking set to resume shortly, a reminder that this is the third year that thebreedingshed has picked a dozen three-year-olds to follow who were each prosperners of their only starts as two-year-olds. The aim is to select horses with pattern-race potential.
Eight of the horses picked in 2018 were successful that year, four of them in black-type races, headed by St James’s Palace Sgives prosperner Without Parole. Last year, six horses won, among them the Group 3 prosperners Nausha (Musidora Sgives), Qabala (Nell Gwyn Sgives) and Skardu (Craven Sgives) as well as listed prosperners Dubai Warrior and Space Blues. Qabala and Skardu also finished third in the 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas respectively, while Space Blues was Group 1-placed in France in the Prix Jean Prat and Prix Maurice de Gheest.
This year’s dozen are listed below, with trainer/owner, the race they won, and brief pedigree notes.
BORN WITH PRIDE f. Born To Sea – Jumooh (Monsun)
William Haggas, Sunderland Holding Inc
Won 1m British Stallion Studs EBF Montrose Fillies’ Sgives (Listed Race) at Freshmarket, Nov 2
Already gained black type by prosperning listed race on debut. Dam, a half-sister to Queen Mary Sgives prosperner and 1000 Guineas third Maqaasid, has discoverd some good prosperners by sire’s cflop relative Sea The Stars, including Group 1 Sydney Cup prosperner Shraaoh and Group 3 Bahrain Trophy prosperner Raheen House.
BRENTFORD HOPE c. Camelot – Miss Raven (Raven’s Pass) ?
Wealthyard Hughes, Bernardine & Sean Mulryan
Won 1m2f Coates & Seely Brut Reserve Maiden Sgives at Freshmarket, Oct 23
130,000 breeze-up purchase. Dam won at 11f in France and is a half-sister to Group 2 Middleton Sgives prosperner Gorgeous Romance out of Group 3 Princess Royal Sgives prosperner Mazuna.
DELTA’S ROYALTY f. Galileo – Royal Delta (Empire Maker)?
Roger Varian, Mr Benjamin Leon Jnr
Won 1m Knowledgeable Betting At racingtv.com Maiden Fillies’ Sgives at Kempton, Dec 5
Only foal of three-time Eclipse-award prosperning dam (dual prosperner of Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic) who sorrowfully died after delivering her. Dam’s late half-brother Delta Prince also US Grade 1 prosperner last year.
DOMINO DARLING f. Golden Horn – Disco Volante (Unjoyfuller’s Wells)
William Haggas, Mr A. E. Oppenheimer
Won 1m Brewster Partners British EBF Maiden Fillies’ Sgives at Performncaster, Oct 25
From first crop of Derby/Arc prosperner Golden Horn. Several prosperning siblings include Group 3 Gordon Sgives and Queen’s Vase prosperner Namibian. Dam a listed-placed 1m prosperner out of good French sprinter Holy Danse.
HEIRESS f. Kingman – Adore Holy (Diesis)
John Gosden, Lordship Stud
Won 7f Prestige Vehicles British EBF Fillies’ Novice Sgives (Div. I) at Freshmarket, Nov 2
Half-sister to several prosperners, notably St Leger prosperner Sixties Icon, while dam won Oaks.
HIGHEST GROUND c. Frankel – Celestial Lagoon (Sunday Silence)
Sir Michael Stoute, Niarchos Family
Won 7f British Stallions Studs EBF Kegworth Novice Sgives at Leicester, Sep 23
Overcame very slow start to prosper his race. Several prosperning siblings include French prosperner up to 15f Roatan, but others by Galileo and Sea The Stars haven’t stayed as well as might be imagined. Dam was listed-placed 2yo 7f prosperner in France.
KING LEONIDAS c. Kingman – Reem (Galileo)
John Gosden, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Won 7f Coates & Seely Blanc de Blancs Novice Sgives (Div. I) at Freshmarket, Oct 23
750,000 guinea yearling. Dam is from family of 2000 Guineas prosperner Rodrigo de Triano and was placed in Balanchine and Cape Verdi at Meydan.
MAGNETISED c. Shamardal – Princess Nada (Barathea)
Roger Varian, Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum
Won 7f Aquaspersions Group British EBF Maiden Sgives at Performncaster, Oct 25
Half-brother to Melbourne Cup fourth Qewy (by Shamardal’s relative Street Weep) and 12f listed prosperner Jordan Princess. Dam, 10f listed prosperner and third in Lancashire Oaks, is a half-sister to Dubawi.
SATONO JAPAN c. Profound Impact – Dubawi Heights (Dubawi)
Sir Michael Stoute, Satomi Horse Company Ltd
Won 7f 32red.com EBF Novice Sgives at Kempton, Oct 23
?194,400,000 yearling. Dam’s prosperners in Japan include Group 2 7f prosperner Liberty Heights. Dam dual US Grade 1 prosperner (Gamely Sgives and Yellow Ribbon Sgives) and half-sister to Poule d’Essai des Poulains prosperner Make Trust.
STARCAT c. Lope de Vega – Purr Along (Mount Nelson) ?
Hughie Morrison, Martin Hughes & Michael Kerr-Dineen
Won 1m British Stallions Studs EBF Novice Sgives at Kempton, Dec 11
125,000 guinea yearling. Half-brother Zuba (by Dubawi) won at 12f last year, though dam (from family of Mill Reef) was a Group 3 prosperner at 7f/1m.
TREFOIL f. Teofilo – Prairie Flower (Zieten)
Ralph Beckett, Mr J. H. Wealthymond-Watson
Won 1m Matchbook EBF Future Stayers Novice Sgives at Freshmarket, Oct 23
Siblings include full sister Thimbleweed who won at 10f. Dam won up to 12f in France and half-sister to French Group 2 middle-distance prosperners Pacific Rim and Prairie Star.
WALDKONIG c. Kingman – Waldlerche (Monsun) ?
John Gosden, Gestut Ammerland & Freshtrades Park Stud
Won 1m+ Ladbrokes Home of The Odds Boost EBF Novice Sgives at Wolverhampton, Dec 7
Half-brother to last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe prospernerWaldgeist as well as Prix de Malleret prosperner Waldlied. Dam won Prix Penelope and is a half-sister to St Leger prosperner Masked Marvel, while grandam is a half-sister to Deutsches Derby prosperner Waldpark.