A growing number of the Oasis Dream (by Green Desert) stallions are siring stakes winners, which represents a promising start, and in 2016 they included Showcasing, sire of the dual Group 1-winning sprint star Quiet Reflection, and leading freshman sire Power. His younger sons include Gale Force Ten, who Timeform rated 115 at two and 118 at three.
The Irish National Stud stallion covered 160 mares in his first season, so he will not be short of representatives. He was a £280,000 yearling, he won a six-furlong maiden in very soft ground at the Curragh in June of his two-year-old season, was runner-up to Reckless Abandon in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot shortly afterwards, and finished third behind that same rival in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.
At three, he won the seven-furlong Listed Patton Stakes at Dundalk and the Group 3 Jersey Stakes on fast ground at Ascot, and he chased home Magician in the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas. The best of his subsequent form were a sixth-place finish behind Lethal Force in the Group 1 July Cup and fourth behind Maxios in the Group 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp.
Gale Force Ten is the first foal out of the Listed Warwickshire Oaks winner Ronaldsay (by Kirkwall) and that mare's siblings include Crackle (by Anshan), dam of the dual US Grade 3 scorer Pickle (by Piccolo). That filly, in turn, is the dam of the prolific listed sprint scorer Gusto (by Oasis Dream).
His grandam, Crackling (by Electric) won at three and four years of age but her two best siblings we best as juveniles. Bianca Nera (by Salse), Ireland's two-year-old filly champion of 1996, won the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes and she is the grandam of the multiple Group 1 star Postponed (by Dubawi), of Grade 1-placed Grade 3 scorer Turning Top (by Pivotal) and of Group 3 Winter Derby winner Robin Hoods Bay (by Motivator).
The other of Crackling's notable siblings is Hotelgenie Dot Com (by Selkirk), who is a little more closely related to Ronaldsay than is Bianca Nera. She was runner-up in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes and third in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile, her classic-placed daughter Simply Perfect (by Danehill) took both the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes and Group 1 Fillies' Mile, and her grandson Bondi Beach (by Galileo) is a Group 1 St Leger-placed dual 14-furlong pattern scorer.
Birch Creek (by Carwhite) is the third dam of Gale Force Ten, she earned her blacktype when finishing third in the Group 3 Premio Royal Mares, and her blacktype siblings include Great Deeds (by Forzando), a Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes winner who was runner-up in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes.
Gale Force Ten's pedigree represents a mixture of speed and stamina, he was a classic-placed seven-furlong Group 3 scorer, he represents the Green Desert sire line, and he has been popular with breeders. The distance preferences of his offspring may depend on what their dams contribute, and although he can be expected to get some useful two-year-olds, his best results may come with his three-year-olds and older horses.
GALE FORCE TEN (GB) – b.2011 – Oasis Dream – Ronaldsay, 3 wins inc Jersey Stakes (Gr3), Patton Stakes (L), 2nd Irish 2000 Guineas (Gr1), Norfolk Stakes (Gr2), 3rd Middle Park Stakes (Gr1). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Altogether (by King's Best) Goffs Nov €52,000
chc – Ashdali (by Grand Lodge) Goffs Nov €10,000
bc – Aubusson (by Montjeu) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bf – Best Be Careful (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls IRE Nov withdrawn
chf – Blue Daze (by Danzero) Goffs Nov €2,500
bc – Blue Lightning (by Machiavellian) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – City Vaults Girl (by Oratorio) Goffs Nov €28,000
bf – Dalliefour (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Diminish (by Raven's Pass) Goffs Nov €6,000
bc – Douro (by Manduro) Tattersalls Nov 14,000gns
chc – Drastic Measure (by Pivotal) Goffs Nov (p/s) €4,500
bf – Evening Dress (by Medicean) Tattersalls Nov 3,000gns
bc – Faanan Aldaar (by Authorized) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Fancy Feathers (by Redback) Goffs Nov €34,000
bf – Fondant Fancy (by Falbrav) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Impasse (by Dansili) Goffs Nov €12,500
bf – Issarose (by Ishiguru) Goffs Nov €4,500
chc – Jimmy's Girl (by Equiano) Goffs Nov €4,200
bc – Kapera (by Linamix) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bc – Ksenia (by Tejano Run) Goffs Nov €3,000
chf – La Sibilla (by Fantastic Light) Goffs Nov €1,000
bc – Lafite (by Robellino) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Let Me Shine (by Dixie Union) Goffs Nov €12,500
bc – Liesl (by Iffraaj) Goffs Nov €7,000
bc – Luxuria (by Kheleyf) Tattersalls Nov 16,000gns
bc – Mahatta (by Halling) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc – Main Opinion (by Ivan Denisovich) Tattersalls IRE Nov withdrawn
bc – Mandy Lexi (by Dark Angel) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Night Cam (by Night Shift) Goffs Nov €3,000
bc – Ocean Bluff (by Dalakhani) Goffs Nov €5,000
bc – Our Jo Jo (by Soviet Star) Goffs Nov (p/s) €5,000
chf – Parabola (by Galileo) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc – Paris Glory (by Honour And Glory) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Perfect Blossom (by One Cool Cat) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Peryzat (by Mastercraftsman) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Popocatepetl (by Nashwan) Tattersalls Nov 4,500gns
bc – Reina de Luz (by Echo of Light) Goffs Nov €5,500
bc – Rhythm of The Sea (by Bushranger) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Robin Alexandra (by Danehill Dancer) Goffs Nov €10,000
bc – Rosa Grace (by Lomitas) Tattersalls Nov 18,000gns
bc – Sapphire Spray (by Viking Ruler) Goffs Nov €21,000
bf – Sense of Greeting (by Key of Luck) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Sinead (by Irish River) Tattersalls IRE Nov withdrawn
chf – Sli Na Fiarana (by Dr Fong) Goffs Nov not sold
chc – Sweet Times (by Riverman) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Tides (by Bahamian Bounty) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Viola da Gamba (by Alhaarth) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bc – Zaziyra (by Dalakhani) Goffs Nov €17,000