Like Es Que Love, who also has his first foals this year, Gregorian is a Group 2-winning son of the classic miler Clodovil (by Danehill). Both were bred by Rathasker Stud, both are members of that farm's stallion roster, although Gregorian stands for them at the National Stud in Newmarket. He covered 119 mares in his first season.
He won a seven-furlong Doncaster maiden on the last of three starts as a juvenile, he won twice at three and was placed in both the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat and Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes, and got his best results at the ages of four and five, rated 122 by Timeform in both those campaigns.
In addition to his Group 1 mile placings at three, the grey was also placed in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes and in the Group 1 July Cup. His best wins came in the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes over seven at Newbury, in the Group 3 Criterion Stakes over the same trip at Newmarket, and in the Group 3 Diomed Stakes over the extended mile at Epsom.
This grandson of Danehill (by Danzig) is a full-brother to the stakes-placed filly Manderley and he is out of Three Days In May (by Cadeaux Genereux), a winning half-sister to the Group 1-placed dual stakes-winning sprinter Balmont Mast (by Balmont).
Her siblings also include the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes runner-up Crazee Mental (by Magic Ring) and that grand-daughter of Green Desert (by Danzig) is best-known as being the dam of Premio Loco (by Prized). A five-times Group 2-scorer whom Timeform rated 122 at his peak, that gelding's record also includes Group 1 placings in the Lockinge Stakes and Sussex Stakes.
Corn Futures (by Nomination), the winning grandam of Gregorian, was a half-sister to the dam of the Group 2-placed stakes winner and leading National Hunt sire Midnight Legend (by Night Shift), and the next dam, Hay Reef (by Mill Reef), could be described as being a three-parts sister to the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas scorer Wassl. Like most by his great sire, he was a poor stallion.
Wassl's dam, Hayloft (by Tudor Melody), was a half-sister to Hay Reef. She won the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes, was third in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes, and her descendants also include the dual Group 1-winning sprinter Twilight Son (by Kyllachy), who will stand at Cheveley Park Stud in 2017, Group 1-placed pattern scorer and Throckmorton Court Stud stallion Music Master (by Piccolo), whose first foals will arrive in the spring, and the prolific Group 1 star and multiple South African champion What A Winter (by Western Winter).
GREGORIAN (IRE) – gr.2009 – Clodovil – Three Days In May, 6 wins inc Hungerford Stakes (Gr2), Diomed Stakes (Gr3), Criterion Stakes (Gr3), 2nd Prix Jean Prat (Gr1), Hungerford Stakes (Gr2), Spring Trophy Stakes (L), 3rd July Cup (Gr1), Queen Anne Stakes (Gr1), St James's Palace Stakes (Gr1), Park Stakes (Gr2-twice). Sire in England. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
brf – Ach Alannah (by Marju) Goffs Nov (p/s) €7,250
blf – Alpha Spirit (by Sixties Icon) Tattersalls Nov 800gns
bc – Amandian (by Indian Ridge) Tattersalls Nov 5,500gns
grc – Avoidance (by Cryptoclearance) Goffs Nov withdrawn
b/brc – Beautiful Lady (by Peintre Celebre) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – Bridie Ffrench (by Bahamian Bounty) Tattersalls Nov 3,000gns
br/grc – Donna Giovanna (by Mozart) Tattersalls Nov 4,700gns
bc – Evanesce (by Lujain) Tattersalls Nov 3,000gns
grc – Forrest Star (by Fraam) Tattersalls IRE Nov €1,800
grc – Godwit (by Noverre) Tattersalls Nov not sold
grc – Green Vision (by Green Desert) Goffs Nov €25,000
bc – Kasalla (by Footstepsinthesand) Tattersalls Nov 15,000gns
brc – La Gifted (by Fraam) Tattersalls Nov 5,000gns
grc – Lifetime Romance (by Mozart) Tattersalls Nov 4,000gns
b/brc – Maya de La Luz (by Selkirk) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Meredith (by Medicean) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Miskin Diamond (by Diamond Green) Tattersalls Nov 47,000gns
grc – Morena Park (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Nov 12,500gns
grc – Movie Star (by Barathea) Tattersalls Nov 12,000gns
blc – Namoos (by Sahm) Tattersalls IRE Nov not sold
brc – Pachanga (by Inchinor) Tattersalls Nov 14,000gns
bc – Palkin (by Singspiel) Tattersalls IRE Nov €8,000
bf – Petaluma (by Teofilo) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bf – Premiere Dance (by Loup Solitaire) Tattersalls Nov not sold
br/grc – Raajis (by Dark Angel) Tattersalls Nov not sold
grc – Regal Velvet (by Halling) Tattersalls IRE Nov €11,000
bf – Reveille (by Sakhee's Secret) Tattersalls Nov 3,000gns
br/grf – Saratoga Slew (by Footstepsinthesand) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bf – Silken Terms (by Nayef) Tattersalls Nov not sold
grc – Sleeping Princess (by Dalakhani) Goffs Nov €14,000
b/grc – Tabrina (by Fasliyev) Tattersalls Nov 7,000gns
br/grc – Winterbourne (by Cadeaux Genereux) Tattersalls Nov 14,000gns