A pattern-placed stakes-winner at two, Group 1-placed Group 2 scorer over seven furlongs at three, and Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest star at four, Cheveley Park Stud stallion Garswood was understandably popular in his first season, covering 100 mares.
He is a son of that farm's classic-placed Group 1 winner Dutch Art (by Medicean), as is the dual Group 1-winning sprinter and first-foals sire Slade Power, and so represents the Machiavellian branch of the Mr Prospector (by Raise a Native) line.
The first foal out of the unraced Penchant (by Kyllachy), he is out of a mare who could be described as being a three-parts sister to Infallible (by Pivotal). She won the Group 3 Nell Gwyn Stakes, she was runner-up in both the Group 1 Coronation Stakes and Group 1 Falmouth Stakes, and in addition to the pattern-placed stakes-winning filly Intimation (by Dubawi), she is the dam of Group 2 Summer Mile Stakes scorer and Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes third Mutakayyef (by Sea The Stars).
A full-sister to the blacktype-placed sprinters Watchable and Remarkable, Infallible is out of Irresistible (by Cadeaux Genereux), a listed race winner who was runner-up in the Group 3 Brownstown Stakes. That mare, the grandam of Garswood, is, in turn, out of Polish Romance (by Danzig) and that makes her a half-sister to several dams of stakes winners.
Her grandsons include the listed scorer and Group 1 Prix Morny third Parliament Square (by Acclamation) and her grand-daughters include Group 3 Prix du Calvados winner Queen Bee (by Le Havre), German listed scorer Tickle Me Blue (by Iffraaj), and current three-year-old Eternally (by Dutch Art), who won a seven-furlong listed contest at Ascot at the start of October.
The fourth dam of Garswood is another notable as she, Some Romance (by Fappiano), won the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes and Grade 1 Matron Stakes and was placed in each of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks, Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes, Grade 1 Monmouth Oaks and Grade 1 Ashland Stakes. Her Grade 1-winning half-brother Vilzak (by Green Dancer) sired several stakes winners.
Garswood should be capable of getting sprinters and milers among all age groups and it seems likely that there will be some stakes and pattern winners among them, including a few who can perform with credit at the highest level.
GARSWOOD (GB) – b.2010 – Dutch Art – Penchant, 4 wins inc Prix Maurice de Gheest (Gr1), Lennox Stakes (Gr2), European Free Handicap (L), Harry Rosebery Stakes (L), 2nd Criterion Stakes (Gr3), Cornwallis Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Prix de la Foret (Gr1). Sire in England. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Abandon (by Rahy) Goffs Nov €38,000
bc – Authoritative (by Diktat) Tattersalls Nov 1,000gns
bf – Caramel Sundae (by Oratorio) Goffs Nov €17,000
bc – Cheeky Girl (by College Chapel) Tattersalls Nov 5,000gns
bc – Delta Diva (by Victory Gallop) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Desert Shine (by Green Desert) Tattersalls IRE Nov withdrawn
bf – Dora's Sister (by Dark Angel) Goffs Nov €10,000
bc – Flare of Firelight (by Birdstone) Goffs Nov €80,000
bf – Gerash (by Layman) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Heliograph (by Ishiguru) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Hightime Heroine (by Danetime) Tattersalls Nov 48,000gns
bc – Light Hearted (by Green Desert) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Malea (by Oratorio) Goffs Nov not sold
chc – Marmot Bay (by Kodiac) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – Multi Fours (by Medicean) Tattersalls Nov 1,000gns
bc – Nightunderthestars (by Observatory) Tattersalls Nov 13,000gns
bc – Oasis Mirage (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls Nov 75,000gns
bf – Presto Levanter (by Rock of Gibraltar) Tattersalls Nov 7,000gns
bf – Primo Lady (by Lucky Story) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – Red Halo (by Galileo) Tattersalls Nov not sold
chf – Ring of Love (by Magic Ring) Tattersalls Nov 31,000gns
bf – Rise (by Polar Falcon) Tattersalls IRE Nov withdrawn
chc – Sadowa Destination (by Dubai Destination) Tattersalls Nov 10,000gms
bc – She Mystifies (by Indesatchel) Tattersalls Nov 20,000gns
bc – Shibara (by Whipper) Tattersalls Nov 20,000gns
bc – Snake's Head (by Golden Snake) Tattersalls Nov 20,000gns
bc – Star Kodiak (by Kodiac) Tattersalls Nov 31,000gns
bc – Swanky Lady (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls Nov 43,000gns
bc – Sweet Wind Music (by Zamindar) Tattersalls Nov 25,000gns
bc – Topflightcoolracer (by Lujain) Tattersalls Nov 70,000gns
roc – Valen (by Acclamation) Goffs Nov €58,000
bf – Verge (by Acclamation) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bf – Wedding Party (by Groom Dancer) Tattersalls Nov 15,000gns