The Green Desert branch of the mighty Danzig (by Northern Dancer) line is developing three splits of its own, and although the Invincible Spirit one looks strongest so far, the Oasis Dream one is showing promise.
A member of the Banstead Manor Stud team, the sprint star has 17 individual Group 1 winners to his name on the track – including recent new additions Polydream and Pretty Pollyanna – and his early stallion sons include the blacktype sires Aqlaam, Arcano, Power, and Approve.
The last of those was a Group 2 scorer on the track, as was the standout horse among the Oasis Dream stallions to date: Showcasing. That Whitsbury Manor Stud resident is responsible for sprint ace Quiet Reflection and recent Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes winner Advertise.
The younger Oasis Dream stallions include Bearstone Stud’s Fountain Of Youth who had 70 foals in his first crop.
He was an odds-on winner of a five-furlong Tipperary before finishing a three-quarter-length fourth to Extortionist in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes, earning a Timeform rating of 103p.
He was then off the track for 11 months, was well-beaten in a trio of blacktype events over seven furlongs and a mile, then dropped back to the minimum trip to take the Group 3 Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh, beating old rival Extortionist by a head. He finished that year on a Timeform rating of 111.
Fountain Of Youth is a half-brother to Group 2-placed pattern winner Elarqam (by Frankel) and so is out of the dual champion and five-time Group 1 star Attraction (by Efisio). Her top-level wins came in the 1000 Guineas, Irish 1000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes, Matron Stakes and Sun Chariot Stakes, and Timeform rated her 125.
Attraction is a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Federation (by Motivator) and also to the dam of listed scorer Titi Makfi (by Makfi), and she is out of Flirtation (by Pursuit Of Love), an unraced half-sister to Group 2-placed middle-distance stakes winner Carmita (by Caerleon) and also to the dam of Group 3 Polar Cup scorer You Never Know (by Diaghlyphard).
Juvenile seven-furlong Group 1 winner Lord Of Men (by Groom Dancer), Japanese champion and mile Group 1 heroine Major Emblem (by Daiwa Major), and several Argentine-bred Grade 1 winners appear under the branches of the fourth generation of the pedigree, while the fifth dam is July Cup heroine Lucasland (by Lucero), whose descendants also include Timeform 129-rated miler Sonic Lady (by Nureyev).
Fountain Of Youth looks a likely type to get some early-season juveniles but then establish himself as a source of sprinters and milers of all age groups.
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (IRE) - b.2011 - Oasis Dream - Attraction, 2 wins inc Sapphire Stakes (Gr3). Sire in England. First foals in 2017.
Bf - Albertina Rose (by Namid) Goffs UK October not sold
Bf - Amouage Royale (by Mr Greeley) Tattersalls October 1,000gns
Bc - Art Of Gold (by Excellent Art) Goffs UK August £18,000 (p/s)
Bf - Bereka (by Firebreak) Goffs UK August £25,000
Bf - Big Sky (by Fastnet Rock) Tatts IRE Ascot September £15,000
Bf - Bombalarina (by Barathea) Tattersalls October 800gns
Bf - Bravo (by Indian Charlie) Goffs UK October not sold
Bf - Cadeaux Power (by Major Cadeaux) Tattersalls October 15,000gns
Bc - Cards (by Tobougg) Goffs UK August £10,000
Bc - Catmint (by Piccolo) Goffs UK August £50,000
Brc - Charcoal (by Primo Valentino) Tatts IRE Ascot September £5,000
Bc - Choisette (by Choisir) Goffs UK August £35,000
Bf - Citron (by Reel Buddy) Tattersalls October 10,000gns
Bc - Clodianna (by Clodovil) Goffs UK October not sold
Bc - Crystal Malt (by Intikhab) Goffs October €8,000
Bc - Day By Day (by Kyllachy) Tatts IRE September €30,000
Bc - Dayville (by Dayjur) Goffs UK August £26,000
Bc - Equinox (by Medicean) Goffs UK October £800
Bc - Fantacise (by Pivotal) Tattersalls October 28,000gns
Bf - Find The Answer (by Vital Equine) Goffs UK October £2,000
Bc - Harryana To (by Compton Place) Goffs February €5,500 (p/s)
Bc - Harryana To (by Compton Place) Goffs UK August £15,000
Bc - Hip Flask (by Motivator) Tattersalls October 18,000gns
Bc - Ice Mayden (by Major Cadeaux) Goffs UK August £18,000
Bf - Irrational (by Kyllachy) Goffs UK August £6,000
Bf - Island Rhapsody (by Bahamian Bounty) Tattersalls October 4,500gns
Bc - Jive (by Major Cadeaux) Tattersalls October 16,000gns
Bf - Kyllarney (by Kyllachy) Goffs UK August not sold
Bf - La Zamora (by Lujain) Goffs UK October not sold
Grc - Lone Angel (by Dark Angel) Goffs UK August £24,000
Bc - Mad Annie (by Anabaa) Goffs UK August not sold
Bc - Margrets Gift (by Major Cadeaux) Tattersalls October 40,000gns
Bf - Millinsky (by Stravinsky) Tattersalls October not sold
Bf - Mortitia (by Dansili) Tattersalls October not sold
Bc - Nellie Ellis (by Compton Place) Tatts IRE September not sold
Bf - Period Piece (by Intikhab) SGA September €10,000
Bf - Punchie (by Lucky Story) Tattersalls October 5,000gns
Bf - Quiet Elegance (by Fantastic Light) Tattersalls October 800gns
Bf - Razzle (by Green Desert) Goffs UK August £9,000
Bc - Rememberance Day (by Major Cadeaux) Tattersalls October 5,000gns
Bc - Rosabee (by No Excuse Needed) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Bc - Say A Prayer (by Indesatchel) Tatts IRE September €5,500 (p/s)
Bf - So Discreet (by Tragic Role) Goffs UK October not sold
Bc - Some Diva (by Dr Fong) Tattersalls October 20,000gns
Brc - State Anthem (by Royal Applause) Goffs October €7,500
Brc - Sukuma (by Highest Honor) Goffs UK August £12,000
Bc - Symphonic Dancer (by Smart Strike) Tattersalls October 3,000gns
Bf - Virtuality (by Elusive Quality) Goffs UK October £5,000
Bf - Wether Girl (by Major Cadeaux) Goffs UK August £32,000
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