The Group 2-winning sprinter Acclamation (by Royal Applause) has become a surprise source of successful stallion sons and he has a growing number of grandsons who either began stud careers of their own in 2017 and 2018 or who are already in the early years of their new careers.
The former group includes Strath Burn, who is a first stallion son for the dual Group 1-winning sprinter Equiano, the sire of top-class sprinter The Tin Man. Strath Burn stands at Bridge House Stud in Co Westmeath and there are 14 registered foals in his first crop.
He was a Timeform 106-rated and Group 2-placed juvenile, and at three he followed his Group 3 Hackwood Stakes victory with a short-head defeat by Twilight Son in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock, raising his Timeform figure to 123.
This pattern of form suggests that, although some of his progeny will be successful at two, they are likely to be better at three and older. His pedigree gives him the chance to get milers as well as sprinters.
He is the best of seven winners out of Irish Light (by Irish River), his siblings include the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes third Polar Force (by Polar Falcon), and his dam is a half-sister both to the Grade 3-placed stakes winner Solar Bound (by Boundary) and to the notable broodmare Bintalreef (by Diesis).
She is the dam of the Group 2 Futurity Stakes winner First Cornerstone (by Hurricane Run) and also of the pattern-placed dual listed scorer Buxted (by Dynaformer).
Solar Star (by Lear Fan), the grandam of Strath Burn, is a winning half-sister to the triple graded-winning sprinter Gold Land (by Gone West) and also to the dams of the speedy stakes winners Resplendent Cee (by Polar Falcon) and Pausanias (by Kyllachy), and she is out of an unraced half-sister to the dual Group 1 Lockinge Stakes hero Soviet Line (by Soviet Star).
His fourth dam is the Group 1 Oaks fourth Shore Line (by High Line), a full-sister to Group 2 Park Hill Stakes winner Quay Line and to Group 2 Premio Dormello scorer Ancholia, but Strath Burn was all about speed and it is likely that it is that quality that he will pass on to his offspring.
STRATH BURN (GB) – b.2012 – Equiano – Irish Light, 2 wins inc Hackwood Stakes (Gr3), 2nd Sprint Cup (Gr1), Prix Robert Papin (Gr2), Cornwallis Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Westow Stakes (L). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2018.
Chc - Cape Elizabeth (by Invincible Spirit) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - Sky Ranger (by Bushranger) Tattersalls December withdrawn
Sires of Stallions