Dual Derby hero Galileo has done what seemed impossible during the career of his phenomenal sire Sadler's Wells (by Northern Dancer) – he has become an even greater sire of racehorses than was his father. His early stallion sons have showed plenty of potential, several of them already have at least one top-level winner to their name, and New Approach is one of the best of them.
The juvenile star became a Derby and Champion Stakes hero at three. His first crop included a trio of Royal Ascot-winning blacktype two-year-olds, and by the end of the following season that initial group of offspring featured the Group 1 2000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach, the Group 1 Oaks winner and Group 1 St Leger runner-up Talent, and the Group 1 Derby runner-up Libertarian.
The latter, who won the Group 2 Dante Stakes and finished fourth (no blacktype) to Leading Light in the Group 1 St Leger, is now among the early Galileo grandsons at stud and this Knockhouse Stud stallion, who is being marketed for the National Hunt sector, has some of his first foals on offer.
A half-brother to the Group 1-placed pattern scorer Prince Siegfried (by Royal Applause) and to the French listed race winner Bigzam (by Zamindar), Libertarian is out of Intrum Morshaan (by Darshaan), a winning half-sister to the US Grade 3 scorer Coney Kitty (by Lycius).
His stakes-placed third dam, Midnight Child (by Manado), was a half-sister to the multiple listed-placed Never A Lady (by Pontifex) and that mare's descendants include the prolific Group 1 star and classic sire Halling (by Diesis).
The Sadler's Wells sire line has had a tremendous impact on both the flat and National Hunt sectors and so it is a fair bet that Libertarian will eventually join its roll of honour as a sire of blacktype-winning hurdlers and chasers.
LIBERTARIAN (GB) – b.2010 – New Approach – Intrum Morshaan, 2 wins inc Dante Stakes (Gr2), 2nd Derby (Gr1). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
brf – Baldrica (by Lost World) Tattersalls IRE NH Nov not sold
bc – Be Donn (by Brian Boru) Tattersalls IRE NH Nov €2,600
bc – Benefit Lodge (by Beneficial) Tattersalls IRE NH Nov €7,500
bc - Cluain Easa (by Accordion) Goffs Dec €8,000
bc – Elegant Plaisir (by Grand Plaisir) Tattersalls IRE NH Nov not sold
grc - Gallery Gale (by Portrait Gallery) Goffs Dec withdrawn
chc – Golden Ard (by Beneficial) Tattersalls IRE NH Nov €8,500
bc - Golden Belief (by Gold Well) Goffs Dec not sold
bc – Lady Eile (by Presenting) Tattersalls IRE NH Nov €11,000
b/brf – Lilly's John (by Double Trigger) Tattersalls IRE NH Nov withdrawn
bf – Moynihan's Lady (by Anshan) Tattersalls IRE NH Nov not sold
bc – Simplyonelady (by Old Vic) Tattersalls IRE NH Nov not sold
chc - Star Seventeen (by Rock City) Goffs Dec €2,800
bc - Supreme Magical (by Supreme Leader) Goffs Dec not sold
chf - That's Amazing (by Marignan) Goffs Dec €1,000
Sires of Stallions