The Group 2 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes, run over 10 furlongs at Leopardstown, has an excellent record of producing top-class horses since the turn of the century, and although Battle Of Marengo did not go on to win at the highest level afterwards, he was Group 2-placed at Royal Ascot, and was beaten by less than two lengths when finishing fourth to Ruler Of The World in the Derby at Epsom. Timeform rated him 117.
The Ballyhane Stud stallion, who covered 117 mares in his first season, was also a leading juvenile (Timeform 116p). He was third over seven furlongs at Leopardstown on his debut in August, followed that with an 11-length score over the same trip at Gowran Park and then beat subsequent Irish Derby star Trading Leather by one and three-quarter lengths in a mile listed contest at Leopardstown before easily winning the Group 2 Beresford Stakes over the same trip in heavy ground at the Curragh.
His first foals made up to 55,000gns.
Battle Of Marengo is by the dual Derby hero and great stallion Galileo (by Sadler's Wells) and so he is by the sire of the northern hemisphere classic stallions Teofilo, New Approach and Frankel. Other Galileo sons who have got at least one top-level winner to their name, so far, are Cima De Triomphe, Heliostatic, Rip Van Winkle, Roderic O'Connor, Sixties Icon, and Soldier Of Fortune.
He is a full-brother to the Group 2 Debutante Stakes runner-up Perhaps, he is out of the Listed Victor McCalmont Stakes winner Anna Karenina (by Green Desert), and his dam's blacktype siblings include Windsor Palace (by Danehill Dancer), the Group 3 Mooresbridge Stakes winner who picked up third place in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup. The mare's siblings also include the dam of Group 3 Round Tower Stakes scorer Rabatash (by Johannesburg).
Simaat (by Mr Prospector), the winning grandam of Battle Of Marengo, is out of the listed-placed six-times US scorer Satiety (by Our Native) and that mare was a full-sister to 1979's US juvenile champion Rockhill Native. The triple Grade 1 star's three-year-old form included a win in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes and third place in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes.
There are other blacktype winners to be found under these first four generations of the family, but nothing that gives us any clues as to Battle Of Marengo's stallion potential.
Being a high-class son of Galileo, and out of a stakes-winning Green Desert (by Danzig) mare, has attracted plenty of support for him, and although some of his first crop will win as two-year-olds, it is likely that his best results will come with three-year-olds and older horses, from a mile and upwards.
BATTLE OF MARENGO (IRE) – b.2010 – Galileo – Anna Karenina, 5 wins inc Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes (Gr2), Beresford Stakes (Gr2), Ballysax Stakes (Gr3), Golden Fleece Stakes (L), 2nd King Edward VII Stakes (Gr2). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2016.
bc - Autumn Tide (by Jeremy) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf - Award (by Tamayuz) Goffs Oct
bf - Beat The Stars (by Verglas) Goffs Oct
bc - Biasca (by Erhaab) Goffs UK Aug withdrawn
bc - Biasca (by Erhaab) Goffs Oct
bc - Boschendal (by Zamindar) Goffs Feb withdrawn
bc - Boschendal (by Zamindar) Goffs Oct
bc - Compassion (by Tiger Hill) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
bf - Edmondstown Lass (by Imperial Ballet) Goffs Oct
bc - Effige (by Oratorio) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £1,000
bf - Fashion Central (by Dubawi) Tattersalls IRE Sept €6,000
bf - Few Words (by Fraam) Goffs Sept €8,000
bc - Flying Fantasy (by Monsun) Goffs Feb €1,800
bc - Flying Fantasy (by Monsun) Tattersalls IRE Sept €5,000
bf - Foot Perfect (by Footstepsinthesand) Goffs Oct
bc - Green Chorus (by Oratorio) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bf - Happy Flight (by Titus Livius) Tattersalls IRE Sept €3,000
bc - How Sweet It Is (by Kodiac) Tattersalls Oct 20,000gns
bc - Intricate Dance (by Aptitude) Tattersalls Oct 20,000gns
bc - Kawaha (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls IRE Sept €50,000
bf - Kind Regards (by Unfuwain) Goffs Feb withdrawn
bf - Kind Regards (by Unfuwain) Goffs Oct
bc - Lost Highway (by Danehill Dancer) Goffs UK Aug £85,000
bc - Margie (by Marju) Tattersalls Oct 4,500gns
bf - Market Hill (by Danehill) Goffs Oct
bc - Mikes Baby (by Key of Luck) Goffs Sept €22,000
bc - Misrepresent (by Distorted Humor) Goffs Sept €85,000
bf - Namora (by General Assembly) Goffs Oct
bf - Orafinitis (by Oratorio) Goffs Oct
bf - Passaggio (by Pivotal) Goffs Sept €20,000
bc - Pescia (by Darshaan) Goffs Oct
bc - Pitullie (by Rockport Harbor) Tattersalls IRE Sept €18,000
bc - Princess Wanda (by Polish Precedent) Goffs Feb not sold
bc - Princess Wanda (by Polish Precedent) Tattersalls IRE Sept €15,000
bc - Quail Landing (by Mark of Esteem) Goffs UK Aug £65,000
bc - Rocksee (by Rock Of Gibraltar) Goffs Feb €4,000
bc - Rocksee (by Rock Of Gibraltar) Goffs Sept €4,000 (p/s)
bf - Rose Buck (by Acclamation) Goffs Oct
bf - Ruby Jane (by Halling) Goffs Oct
bf - Setting Forth (by Daggers Drawn) Goffs Feb withdrawn
bc - Sidney Girl (by Azamour) Goffs UK Aug £28,000
bf - Silk Cocoon (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Oct 1,000gns (p/s)
bf - Silken Waters (by Halling) Goffs Oct
bc - Stereo Love (by Champs Elysees) Goffs UK Aug £30,000
bf - Swingsky (by Indian Ridge) Goffs UK Aug £15,000
bc - Ten Commandments (by Key Of Luck) Goffs Feb not sold
bf - Vayenga (by Highest Honor) Goffs Feb withdrawn
bf - Westcote (by Gone West) Goffs Sept €18,000
bc - Wildcrafting (by Exceed And Excel) Arqana Feb withdrawn
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