A talented sprinter whom Timeform rated 117, American Devil was a talented performer from two to five years of age, he stands at Haras de Grandcamp and he covered 55 mares in his first season.
He won the Listed Prix Roland de Chambure and finished third in the Group 3 Prix La Rochette as a juvenile, was listed-placed over six furlongs at four, and he won the Group 3 Prix du Palais Royal, over seven furlongs, at the age of five. He was also placed in the Group 3 Prix de la Porte Maillot and Group 3 Prix du Pin that season, both over that same trip.
American Devil is a son of the classic-winning miler American Post (by Bering) and so is by the sire of Group 1 star Robin Of Navan and of the unfortunate Liliside, who was disqualified after finishing first past the post in the 2010 edition of the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas).
He is a half-brother to Lion D'Anvers (by Kentucky Dynamite), who was a pattern-placed stakes winner over nine furlongs in France before moving to Qatar, and he is out of Alcestes Selection (by Selkirk), who won over 12 furlongs, a furlong farther than the distance over which her half-sister Belle Isnarde (by Desert Prince) picked up a listed contest in Italy.
Attitre (by Mtoto), his grandam, was multiple blacktype-placed in Europe, notably when a one-length runner-up to Nicole Pharly in the Group 1 Oaks d'Italia, before crossing the Atlantic where she won a listed handicap.
Her lightly raced half-sister Alpenglow (by Ezzoud) was twice listed placed over a mile in England, another sibling is the US blacktype scorer Silca Key Service (by Bering), while the once-raced Shadowglow (by Shaadi) was the dam of prolific dual-purpose gelding Holy Orders (by Unblest), whose flat wins featured the Listed Ballycullen Stakes and Listed Vintage crop Stakes.
Their dam, Aquaglow (by Caerleon), who also won over a mile, was a half-sister to a pair of Italian stakes winners – Life On Light (by Arctic Tern) and Spend A Penny (by Glint Of Gold) – and their siblings also included an unraced mare called Light Of Erin (by Palace Music), who did her part for the family by coming up with the talented Barbaricus (by Lion Hunter), an Australian Group 2 scorer who finished third in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup.
Most of American Devil's early runners are likely to be in France, and although some of them may win at two, it seems likely that his best results will come with three-year-olds and older horses, potentially over a wide range of distances.
AMERICAN DEVIL (FR) - b.2009 - American Post - Okapina, 4 wins inc Prix du Palais Royal (Gr3), Prix Roland de Chambure (L), 2nd Prix de la Porte Maillot (Gr3), Prix Servanne (L), 3rd Prix La Rochette (Gr3), Prix du Pin (Gr3). Sire in France. First foals in 2016.
bc - Goldfieber (by Medaaly) Osarus Sept not sold
blf - Okapina (by Okawango) Arqana Aug not sold
bc - Pearl Argyle (by Oasis Dream) Osarus Sept €15,000
bf - Solosole (by Gulch) Arqana Nov €7,500
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