Group 1 star and leading sire Oasis Dream (by Green Desert) has made a promising start with his stallion sons. Showcasing, Arcano, Aqlaam, Captain Gerrard, Approve and current freshman Power have all sired blacktype winners. Having covered 108 mares in his first season at Bucklands Farms & Stud in Gloucestershire, there will be many who expect to see Coach House add his name to that list.
He was trained by Aidan O'Brien, finished runner-up in a Curragh maiden in early April of his two-year-old season, then ran away with a similar contest on soft ground at Tipperary before taking the Listed Marble Hill Stakes on fast ground back at Ireland's headquarters.
He then chased home No Nay Never in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, was a beaten odds-on favourite when only third to Sudirman in the Group 2 Railway Stakes nine days later, and was not seen out again.
Coach House, whom Timeform rated 107, is the first foal out of the six-furlong Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes winner Lesson In Humility (by Mujadil), a six-time scorer whose tally also included listed contests at Goodwood and Nottingham. She was beaten by just a neck when runner-up in another listed contest, by a head when runner-up to Serious Attitude in the Group 3 Summer Stakes at York, and her placings also included third in both the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes and Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest.
Her half-sister Boastful (by Clodovil) won a mile listed contest at Goodwood and was placed in both the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes over six and in the Group 3 Fairy Bridge Stakes over seven and a half furlongs.
Their two-year-old sibling is the Andrew Balding-trained and classic-entered filly Poet's Vanity (by Poet's Voice) who was fourth in the maiden won by Wuheida at Newmarket in August, then romped home by 10 lengths at Salisbury before taking the recent Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes.
Vanity (by Thatching), the grandam of Coach House, was placed a few times and the best of her siblings is Ffestiniog (by Efisio), the stakes-winning dam of the pattern-winning sprinter Eisteddfod (by Cadeaux Genereux), the Group 3-winning milers Border Patrol (by Selkirk) and Boston Lodge (by Grand Lodge), and also of the Grade 2-placed Brecon Beacon (by Spectrum).
It looks a fair bet that some of Coach House's offspring will be speedy and precocious, and with his pedigree profile it is possible that he could get some talented sprinters and milers, at all ages.
COACH HOUSE (IRE) – b.2011 – Oasis Dream – Lesson In Humility, 2 wins inc Marble Hill Stakes (L), 2nd Norfolk Stakes (Gr2), 3rd Railway Stakes (Gr2). Sire in England. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
chf – Allmost Inti (by Intilkhab) Tattersalls Nov 1,000gns
chf – Amary (by Acclamation) Tattersalls Nov not sold
chc – Bengers Lass (by Orientate) Tattersalls Nov not sold
chf – Bird Key (by Cadeaux Genereux) Tattersalls Nov 23,000gns
bc – Blissamore (by Kyllachy) Goffs Nov €42,000
bc – Circadian Rhythm (by Lujain) Tattersalls IRE Nov €11,000
bc – Classic White (by Red Ransom) Tattersalls Nov not sold
b/grf – Debutante Blues (by Dubawi) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc – Ella Rosie (by Dubai Destination) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bc – Funny Enough (by Dansili) Tattersalls Nov 30,000gns
bc – Gumhrear (by Kodiac) Tattersalls Nov 32,000gns
bf – Isobel Rose (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls Nov 2,000gns
bc – Kummel Excess (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls Nov 11,000gns
chc – La Tinta Bay (by Compton Place) Tattersalls IRE Nov €10,000
bc – Lady Bonanova (by Haatef) Tattersalls Nov not sold
chc – Lady Le Quesne (by Alhaarth) Tattersalls Nov 9,000gns
bc – Lily Lily (by Efisio) Tattersalls Nov 12,000gns
chc – Martha (by Alhaarth) Tattersalls Nov 9,000gns
bc – Microwave (by Fastnet Rock) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc – Minnola (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bf – Moss Likely (by Clodovil) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc – Pelican Key (by Mujadil) Tattersalls Nov 38,000gns
bf – Poulaine Bleue (by Blue Indigo) Tattersalls Nov 22,000gns
bc – Really Ransom (by Red Ransom) Tattersalls Nov 6,500gns
bf – Right Rave (by Soviet Star) Tattersalls Nov 3,000gns
bc – Slap And Tickle (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn