A high-class miler by a leading sire son of Danzig (by Northern Dancer), Anodin stands at Haras du Quesnay and he covered 138 mares in his first season. Those credentials would be enough to make him an interesting member of this group of stallions, but being a full-brother to the brilliant miler Goldikova is arguably his strongest selling point.
Goldikova was Timeform-rated 101p at two, 129 at three, 133 at four and five years of age, and 129 at six. Her 17 wins included the Queen Anne Stakes, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Prix Jacques le Marois, Falmouth Stakes, Prix de la Foret, four editions of the Prix Rothschild, two of the Prix d'Ispahan and three Breeders' Cup Miles – all Group/Grade 1 - and her string of top-level placings included two classics and another edition of the Breeders' Cup Mile.
Anodin, whom Timeform rated 124 as a four-year-old, is out of Born Gold (by Blushing Groom), a winning full-sister to the classic-placed Group 1 Coronation Stakes and Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac scorer Gold Splash. In addition to the triple European champion, his siblings also include the classic-placed Group 1 Prix Vermeille heroine Galikova (by Galileo), and Group 3 scorers Gold Sound (by Green Tune) and Gold Round (by Caerleon), the latter dam of three flat blacktype scorers of her own.
His grandam Riviere D'Or (by Lyphard) won the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary and was runner-up in the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks), his third dam, Gold River (by Riverman), was European champion in 1981 and the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine's seven wins also featured the Group 1 Prix du Cadran and Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak.
There are a variety of pattern winners under these first three branches of the family and, with regard to Anodin's stallion potential, the one who catches the eye is Goldneyev (by Nureyev). A classic-placed stakes-winning half-brother to Riviere D'Or, he had a few shining moments in his stud career, most notably through the exploits of his sons Gold Away and Dananeyev.
There is no doubt that Anodin was one of the best-bred racehorses of recent years, which is not always the same thing as being one of the best bred to achieve sire success at stud, but with Goldneyev on the page that offers encouragement that at least some of his progeny will become pattern winners and even Group 1 horses.
ANODIN (IRE) – b.2010 – Anabaa – Born Gold, 2 wins inc Prix Paul de Moussac (Gr3), 2nd Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr1), Prix Jacques le Marois (Gr1), Prix d'Ispahan (Gr1), 3rd Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Gr1), Queen Anne Stakes (Gr1). Sire in France. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf - Abondante (by Thunder Gulch) Arqana Dec (p/s) €7,000
bc - Ahdaaf (by Bahri) Arqana Dec €8,000
chc - Always Taff (by Dubawi) Arqana Dec €4,000
bc – Aunt Julia (by In The Wings) Tattersalls IRE Nov €10,000
bc - Chattleya (by Desert King) Arqana Dec not sold
bc - Fongagain (by Dr Fong) Arqana Dec not sold
bc – Kshanti (by Diesis) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bf - Le Muguet (by Indian Ridge) Arqana Dec not sold
bc - Narva (by Grand Slam) Arqana Dec €40,000
chc – Pink Ivory (by Sakhee) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc - Princess Argenta (by Successful Appeal) Arqana Dec not sold
bc - Rebecca's Filly (by Elusive City) Arqana Dec €23,000
chf – Standout (by Robellino) Tattersalls Nov 9,500gns
bf - Sunrise Song (by Invincible Spirit) Arqana Dec €35,000