A Darley-bred son of top Australian shuttle stallion Exceed And Excel (by Danehill), Group 2 sprint scorer Kuroshio shuttled to Overbury Stud and covered 33 mares in that first season. He is by the sire of Helmet, who got his first top-level winner when Thunder Snow ran away with the Group 1 Criterium International over seven furlongs at Saint-Cloud on Sunday, and he is a full-brother to a pattern-winning sprinter in Australia.
That one is Believe'n'Succeed and she is the dam of Bounding (by Lonhro), a prolific blacktype scorer from five and a half to seven furlongs in Australia and New Zealand, including the Group 1 Railway Stakes over six furlongs at Ellerslie, and she has been classic-placed at a mile.
Their dam, Arctic Drift (by Gone West), won once and is out of the top US filly November Snow (by Storm Cat), winner of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes and Grade 1 Test Stakes, both at Saratoga, and a full-sister to Grade 3 winner and somewhat successful blacktype sire Scatmandu.
Kuroshio was a Group 3 scorer at two and a Group 2 winner at three, and with the European mares he has covered, this well-connected sprinter should be capable of getting some sprinters and milers.
KUROSHIO (AUS) – b/br.2010 – Exceed And Excel – Arctic Drift, 3 wins inc Mitty's Ian McEwan Trophy Stakes (Gr2), Blue Diamond Prelude (Gr3), Maribyrnong Trial (L), 2nd Blue Diamond Preview (L), 3rd Schillaci Stakes (Gr2), Debutants Stakes (L). Sire in Australia & England. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf – Bold Love (by Bold Edge) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Fair Maiden (by Carnegie) Tattersalls Nov 15,000gns
brf – Sonnellino (by Singspiel) Tattersalls Nov 5,500gns