Some of the early Invincible Spirit (by Green Desert) stallions are doing well and that augurs well for the prospects of those by his three-parts brother Kodiac (by Danehill). The latter has an increasing number of sons going to stud and dual Group 2 scorer Adaay, who stands at Whitsbury Manor Stud, is among them,
A €54,000 Goffs foal who made 240,000gns at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, the William Haggas-trained colt made a winning debut over six furlongs at Newbury in mid-May of his juvenile season, beating subsequent Group 2 star Kodi Bear, another who had his first foals this year.
He followed that with victory over the same trip at Yarmouth, was unplaced in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Ascot and then finished third to Limato in the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes. He was off the track until the following April, when he was again placed behind Limato, and he followed that effort with wins in the Listed Carnarvon Stakes and Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes, in the latter beating his old rival and subsequent Group 1 star by a length.
Although unplaced behind Muhaarar in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup, he bounced back two months later to beat Coulsty – another with first foals in 2018 – by half a length in the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes, his first start over seven furlongs.
Adaay is the best of six winners from the first six foals out of Lady Lucia (by Royal Applause), a mare who was herself only placed as a juvenile. The sextet include nine-times scorer Pour La Victoire (by Antonius Pius), five-times winner Bushcraft (by Bushranger), and the multiple stakes-placed sprinter Mullionmileanhour (by Mull of Kintyre) who has been siring winners from few opportunities.
Lady Lucia is a half-sister to the pattern-placed winner Creative Mind (by Danehill Dancer), she is out of the dual juvenile scorer Inventive (by Sheikh Albadou) and her grandam, two-time winner Ingenuity (by Clever Trick), was a half-sister to the prolific stakes winner Empire Pool (by Sharrood). This is a weak pedigree for a stallion prospect, so it will be interesting to see how he turns out.
There are 92 registered foals in Adaay's first crop, so he won't be short on representation, and he looks a likely candidate to get sprinters and milers, some who stay 10 furlongs, and potentially some smart juveniles in the second half of the season.
ADAAY (IRE) – b.2012 – Kodiac – Lady Lucia, 5 wins inc Hungerford Stakes (Gr2), Sandy Lane Stakes (Gr2), Carnarvon Stakes (L), 2nd Criterion Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Park Stakes (Gr2), Pavilion Stakes (Gr3), Rose Bowl Stakes (L). Sire in England. First foals in 2018.
Bc - Ahwahnee (by Compton Place) Tattersalls November 24,000gns
Bf - Amaze Me (by Aqlaam) Tattersalls December not sold
Bc - Anna Barkova (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs November €31,000
Bf - Blue Lightning (by Machiavellian) Goffs November €21,000
Bc - Blue Oyster (by Medicean) Tattersalls December 40,000gns
Bc - Camelopardalis (by Tobougg) Tattersalls December not sold
Bc - Cards (by Tobougg) Goffs UK December not sold
Bf - Copy-Cat (by Lion Cavern) Tattersalls November 40,000gns
Bc - Dolly Colman (by Diamond Green) Tattersalls November 67,000gns
Bc - Dubai Legend (by Cadeaux Genereux) Tattersalls November 22,000gns
Bf - Eolith (by Pastoral Pursuits) Tattersalls November 12,000gns
Bf - Fair Maiden (by Carnegie) Tattersalls December 11,000gns
Bc - Flemish School (by Dutch Art) Tattersalls November 38,000gns
Bc - Gilt Linked (by Compton Place) Tattersalls November 16,000gns
Bf - Hairicin (by Hurricane Run) Goffs November €5,500
Bf - Huwayit (by Dalakhani) Tatts IRE Ascot November not sold
Bf - Huwayit (by Dalakhani) Goffs UK December withdrawn
Bc - Kandykaine (by Montjeu) Goffs November not sold
Bf - Khaki (by Key Of Luck) Tattersalls November 11,000gns
Bc - Kuriosa (by Rip Van Winkle) Tattersalls December 35,000gns
Bf - Lady Macduff (by Iffraaj) Tattersalls November not sold
Bc - Lamentation (by Singspiel) Tattersalls November 55,000gns
Bc - Leonica (by Lion Cavern) Tattersalls December 48,000gns
Bf - Letterfromamerica (by Ghostzapper) Tattersalls November not sold
Bf - Lotus Roots (by Whipper) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Malelane (by Prince Sabo) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Mary’s Prayer (by Champs Elysees) Tattersalls November withdrawn
Bf - Miss Wells (by Sadler’s Wells) Tattersalls November not sold
Bf - Miss Wicklow (by New Approach) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bf - Mount Lavinia (by Montjeu) Goffs November withdrawn
Bf - Mutoon (by Erhaab) Tattersalls November not sold
Bc - Mystic Jade (by Raven’s Pass) Tattersalls November 16,000gns
Bf - Never Change (by New Approach) Tattersalls December not sold
Bc - Ocean Bluff (by Dalakhani) Goffs November €16,000
Bf - Oilinda (by Nayef) Tattersalls November 22,000gns
Bc - Olympic Medal (by Nayef) Tattersalls December 15,000gns
Bc - Onlyyouknowme (by Martino Alonso) Tattersalls December 5,715gns (p/s)
Bf - Pelican Key (by Mujadil) Tattersalls November 35,000gns
Bc - Place In My Heart Tattersalls November 180,000gns
Bf - Pointed Arch (by Rock Of Gibraltar) Tattersalls November not sold
Chf - Rockme Cockney (by Cockney Rebel) Tattersalls November not sold
Bc - Sunny York (by Vale Of York) Tattersalls November 20,000gns
Bf - Tinshu (by Fantastic Light) Tattersalls November withdrawn
Bc - Touching (by Kheleyf) Tattersalls November 10,000gns
Bc - Winifred Jo (by Bahamian Bounty) Tattersalls December 19,000gns
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