Group 1-winning miler Havana Gold (by Teofilo) stands at Tweenhills Farm & Stud and he has made a promising start to his stallion career with several talented early juveniles to his name. These include Qatar Racing Ltd's Treasuring, a 32,000gns graduate of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale.
The Ger Lyons-trained chestnut got off the mark at the second attempt, with a five-furlong success at Navan in early June, was out of the frame behind Heartache in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot 18 days later, but then suffered a surprise defeat at Down Royal a month after that.
She bounced back from that second-place finish to defy 9st 8lbs in a Tipperary nursery and then, just nine days later, added the Group 3 Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Curragh Stakes on soft ground at the Curragh, beating Goodthingstaketime and Sirici by a half-length and the same.
It remains to be seen what she achieved in winning that race, but she has given her future paddocks value a tremendous boost, as well as proving a fine advertisement for her young sire.
She was bred by the Pocock Family, she is the first foal of You Look So Good (by Excellent Art), and she is out of a winning half-sister to the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche scorer Electric Beat (by Shinko Forest).
Her dam is also a full-sister to the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes third Gray Pearl and her third dam, the unraced Grey Patience (by Common Grounds), is a half-sister to four blacktype performers. One of those is the Listed Easter Stakes winner Regiment (by Shaadi) and the other is the classic-placed dual listed scorer Cape Town (by Desert Style), a talented miler.
Those capable siblings also have three half-sisters that produced blacktype scorers at stud but, by a long way, the most notable of them is the top-class son of dual winner Tappen Zee (by Sandhurst Prince) as he is none other than Paco Boy (by Desert Style).
Winner of the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, Group 1 Lockinge Stakes, and Group 1 Prix de la Foret, he has been recently exported to Turkey but began his stallion career at Highclere Stud in England, shuttled to New Zealand, and his early offspring feature Group 1 2000 Guineas and Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes hero Galileo Gold.
Treasuring has a lot of progress to make if she is going to be up to taking on the best of her generation, but she has plenty of ability and may be capable of staying up to a mile next year.