Cheveley Park Stud's homebred Garswood (by Dutch Art) won the Listed Harry Rosebery Stakes at two, the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at three and the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at four before taking up stallion duties alongside his sire and grandsire at the famous Newmarket farm.
His initial yearlings made up to 140,000gns, he already has several winners to his name, and one of them is Little Kim, the Karl Burke-trained filly who landed the Group 3 Prix du Bois over five furlongs at Deauville on Tuesday.
This was a third start for the mid-February-born bay, all of which have come in the past month. She made a winning debut at Carlisle and was only beaten by two lengths when eighth to Signora Cabello in a blanket finish to the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The fourth that day, So Perfect, has also won a pattern race since, and Chelsea Cloisters, who finished three-parts of a length behind Little Kim, was the one-length runner-up at Deauville.
Little Kim was bred by Gary Hodson and Peter Moule, and well done to them as the most striking thing about the catalogue page of this filly is how the first four generations fit in easily, with room to spare. Aside from her dam and half-sister, there is no blacktype to be seen until a minor stakes-placed US winner under a branch of the fourth dam.
She is the second foal out of Primo Lady (by Lucky Story), who won the Listed Marygate Stakes at York as an early-season juvenile, and that makes her a half-sister to Out Of The Flames (by Showcasing), who finished third in last year's Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes.
Little Kim's grandam, Lady Natilda (by First Trump), won once as a juvenile and has produced several winners, third dam Ramajana (by Shadeed) won at two and four years of age in Germany and came up with a strike-rate of four winners from five foals, while fourth dam Reyah (by Young Generation) is the dual winning dam of seven winners.
If you go back to the sixth dam, Balista (by Baldric), then you will find a branch of the family that leads to the Group 1 Prix Morny heroine Silca's Sister (by Inchinor) and her classic-placed, dual Group 2-winning full-sister Golden Silca, but those stars are so far removed from the recent Deauville scorer to have any relevance to her ability or potential.
It remains to be seen just how good Little Kim is, and being a daughter of Garswood you would expect her to show some improvement as she ages. She is a capable young sprinter and it would be no surprise to see her pick up some more blacktype.