Like Es Que Love, who also has his first yearlings this year, Gregorian is a Group 2-winning son of the classic miler Clodovil (by Danehill). Both were bred by Rathasker Stud, both are members of that farm's stallion roster, although Gregorian stands for them at the National Stud in Newmarket.
He covered 119 mares in his first season and his first foals made up to 47,000gns.
He won a seven-furlong Doncaster maiden on the last of three starts as a juvenile, he won twice at three and was placed in both the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat and Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes, and got his best results at the ages of four and five, rated 122 by Timeform in both those campaigns.
In addition to his Group 1 mile placings at three, the grey was also placed in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes and in the Group 1 July Cup. His best wins came in the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes over seven at Newbury, in the Group 3 Criterion Stakes over the same trip at Newmarket, and in the Group 3 Diomed Stakes over the extended mile at Epsom.
This grandson of Danehill (by Danzig) is a full-brother to the stakes-placed filly Manderley and he is out of Three Days In May (by Cadeaux Genereux), a winning half-sister to the Group 1-placed dual stakes-winning sprinter Balmont Mast (by Balmont).
Her siblings also include the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes runner-up Crazee Mental (by Magic Ring) and that grand-daughter of Green Desert (by Danzig) is best-known as being the dam of Premio Loco (by Prized). A five-times Group 2-scorer whom Timeform rated 122 at his peak, that gelding's record also includes Group 1 placings in the Lockinge Stakes and Sussex Stakes.
Corn Futures (by Nomination), the winning grandam of Gregorian, was a half-sister to the dam of the Group 2-placed stakes winner and leading National Hunt sire Midnight Legend (by Night Shift), and the next dam, Hay Reef (by Mill Reef), could be described as being a three-parts sister to the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas scorer Wassl. Like most by his great sire, he was a poor stallion.
Wassl's dam, Hayloft (by Tudor Melody), was a half-sister to Hay Reef. She won the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes, was third in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes, and her descendants also include the dual Group 1-winning sprinter Twilight Son (by Kyllachy), who covered a large first book of mares at Cheveley Park Stud in 2017, Group 1-placed pattern scorer and Throckmorton Court Stud stallion Music Master (by Piccolo), whose first foals arrive this year, and the prolific Group 1 star and multiple South African champion What A Winter (by Western Winter).
GREGORIAN (IRE) – gr.2009 – Clodovil – Three Days In May, 6 wins inc Hungerford Stakes (Gr2), Diomed Stakes (Gr3), Criterion Stakes (Gr3), 2nd Prix Jean Prat (Gr1), Hungerford Stakes (Gr2), Spring Trophy Stakes (L), 3rd July Cup (Gr1), Queen Anne Stakes (Gr1), St James's Palace Stakes (Gr1), Park Stakes (Gr2-twice). Sire in England. First foals in 2016.
brf - Ach Alannah (by Marju) Goffs UK Aug £6,500 (p/s)
bf - Aegean Mystery (by Dr Fong) Tattersalls Oct not sold
grf - Alushta (by Royal Applause) Goffs UK Aug £12,000
grf - Anazah (by Diesis) Tattersalls Oct 45,000gns
grc - Avoidance (by Cryptoclearance) Tattersalls Oct 32,000gns
bf - Bahama Bay (by Bahamian Bounty) Tattersalls IRE Sept withdrawn
b/grc - Beautiful Lady (by Peintre Celebre) Tattersalls Oct 36,000gns
bc - Crinklelini (by Bertolini) Tattersalls Nov 4,000gns
grf - Empress Livia (by Paco Boy) Goffs UK Aug not sold
bf - Etymology (by Rail Link) Goffs Oct not sold
bc - Evanesce (by Lujain) Goffs Oct not sold
grc - Green Vision (by Green Desert) Goffs Sept €17,000
bf - Jackie's Opera (by Indian Ridge) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £10,000
bc - Kazalla (by Footstepsinthesand) Tattersalls Oct 20,000gns
brc - La Gifted (by Fraam) Tattersalls IRE Sept €22,000
grc - Lady Spangles (by Starspangledbanner) Goffs Feb withdrawn
grc - Lady Spangles (by Starspangledbanner) Tattersalls IRE Sept €4,000 (p/s)
grc - Lifetime Romance (by Mozart) Goffs Oct €19,000
bc - Maya De La Luz (by Selkirk) Goffs Feb €5,000
bc - Meredith (by Medicean) Tattersalls Feb 1,000gns
bf - Milly's Secret (by Sakhee's Secret) Goffs UK Aug withdrawn
bf - Milly's Secret (by Sakhee's Secret) Goffs Oct €3,000
bc - Miskin Diamond (by Diamond Green) Tattersalls Oct 34,000gns
grc- Morena Park (by Pivotal) Tattersalls IRE Sept €20,000
grc - Movie Star (by Barathea) Tattersalls IRE Sept €8,500
bc - Nafa (by Shamardal) Goffs Feb withdrawn
bc - Nafa (by Shamardal) Goffs Sept €46,000
blc - Namoos (by Sahm) Goffs Sept €20,000
bf - Night Princess (by Desert Prince) Arqana Aug €6,000
b/grf - Noble Nova (by Fraam) Tattersalls Oct 22,000gns
brc - Pachanga (by Inchinor) Tattersalls IRE Sept €40,000
bc - Palkin (by Singspiel) Goffs Sept €25,000
bf - Peneia (by Nureyev) Tattersalls Oct 7,000gns
grc - Perfect Cover (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls Nov 24,000gns
bf - Premiere Dance (by Loup Solitaire) Tattersalls Oct 3,500gns
b/grc - Purple Silk (by Holy Roman Emperor) Goffs UK Aug £12,000
br/grc - Raajis (by Dark Angel) Tattersalls Oct 23,000gns
grc - Regal Velvet (by Halling) Goffs Sept €60,000
bf - Reveille (by Sakhee's Secret) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf - Rhal (by Rahy) Tattersalls Oct 10,000gns
brf - River Song (by Siphon) Goffs UK Aug £11,000
bf - Romany Gypsy (by Indesatchel) Tattersalls Oct 6,000gns
bf - Sampers (by Exceed And Excel) Goffs Oct €12,000
br/grf - Saratoga Slew (by Footstepsinthesand) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
br/grc - Shadow of The Sun (by Red Ransom) Goffs UK Aug £10,000
bf - Sitting Pritty (by Compton Place) Goffs UK Aug £15,000
grf - Skylight (by Acclamation) Goffs Oct €1,600
grc - Sleeping Princess (by Dalakhani) Goffs Sept €15,000
bf - Smoken Rosa (by Smoke Glacken) Goffs Oct €8,000
b/grc - Tabrina (by Fasliyev) Tattersalls IRE Sept €23,000
grc - Takarna (by Mark of Esteem) Goffs UK Aug not sold
br/grc - Tia Mia (by Dr Fong) Goffs UK Aug £16,000
br/grc - Winterbourne (by Cadeaux Genereux) Goffs UK Aug £37,000
By a classic-winning son of Danehill (by Danzig), Es Que Love represents one of the most powerful male lines in Europe, although is an early stallion son for his sire, Clodovil. That grey won the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains, has sired two winners at the highest level, and also has the Group 2 scorer Gregorian as a son with first yearlings in 2016.
Es Que Love's first foals made up to €28,000.
Es Que Love won over five furlongs in late May of his two-year-old season, earned his first piece of blacktype when runner-up to Slade Power in the Listed Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock, and his first blacktype success at the age of five. That was a neck defeat of Toormore in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes over seven furlongs at Goodwood.
His overall tally was just five wins and 14 places from 51 starts, the latter included second in the Group 3 Abernant Stakes, third in the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes and third in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes, and Timeform rated him 118.
Es Que Love stands alongside his sire at Rathasker Stud, he covered 68 mares in his first season, and represents a prolific blacktype family. His dam, Es Que (by Inchinor), got her only win in France as a three-year-old and her progeny also include the Grade 1 Hong Kong Vase winner Dominant (by Cacique), stakes-placed Zhui Feng (by Invincible Spirit), and this year's Group 2 Prix de Mallaret runner-up Listen In (by Sea The Stars).
His grandam Bellona (by Bering), who won the Listed Prix Rose de Mai and was third in the Group 3 Prix Penelope, is also the grandam of the listed scorer Glorious Sinndar (by Sinndar), and his third dam is the Group 3 Prix de Royaumont winner Bellarida (by Bellypha), a mare whose progeny also include pattern-placed stakes winner Bayourida (by Slew O' Gold) and Group 3 Prix de Flore scorer In Clover (by Inchinor).
The latter, who is closely related to Es Que, is the dam of the listed race winning full-sisters Dream Clover (by Oasis Dream) and Incahoots, but is better known as being the dam of the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera heroine We Are (by Dansili). That high-class filly has a similar pedigree to that of Es Que Love as they are both by sons of Danehill and have dams that are closely related.
Also of note under the third generation of the family is Noyelles (by Docksider) as that half-sister to Bellona and In Clover is the dam of the Group 3 Chartwells Fillies' Stakes winner and Group 1 Matron Stakes runner-up Lily's Angel (by Dark Angel) and of the Group 2-placed stakes winner Zurigha (by Cape Cross).
Es Que Love looks likely to get his best results in the six to 10-furlong range, mostly with three-year-olds and older horses. Some will win at two, of course, but he won just one from nine at that age, he improved with age, and the aptitude of his juveniles will likely depend on what the mare contributes.
ES QUE LOVE (IRE) – br.2009 – Clodovil – Es Que, 5 wins inc Lennox Stakes (Gr2), 2nd Abernant Stakes (Gr3), Sandy Lane Stakes (L), 3rd Duke of York Stakes (Gr2), Hackwood Stakes (Gr3). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2016.
bc - Ajig Dancer (by Niniski) Goffs UK Aug £62,000
bc - Anamundi (by Rock Of Gibraltar) Goffs UK Aug withdrawn
bc - Anamundi (by Rock Of Gibraltar) Goffs Oct withdrawn
chf - Apple Brandy (by Cox's Ridge) Goffs Oct €1,200
bc - Beguiler (by Refuse To Bend) Goffs Sept €36,000
chf - Bintalreef (by Diesis) Tattersalls Sept €6,000
chf - Dirtybirdie (by Diktat) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
bf - Dora Carrington (by Sri Pekan) Tattersalls Oct 26,000gns
chc - Dubai Pearl (by Refuse To Bend) Goffs Feb withdrawn
chc - Dubai Pearl (by Refuse To Bend) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
bf - French Doll (by Titus Livius) Goffs Feb not sold
bf - French Doll (by Titus Livius) BBAG Oct not sold
bc - Gold Blended (by Goldmark) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £22,000
bf - Hot To Rock (by Kalanisi) Goffs Feb withdrawn
bf - Howareyabelle (by Sir Percy) Goffs Feb withdrawn
bc - Itzakindamagic (by Indian Haven) Goffs Feb €6,000
bc - Kathy Sun (by Intikhab) Goffs UK Aug £37,000
bc - Larghetto (by Giant's Causeway) Goffs Sept €10,500
bf - Lucky Leigh (by Piccolo) Goffs UK Aug £28,000
bc - Matadora (by Kris) Goffs Sept €7,000
chc - Nakara (by Arakan) Goffs Feb not sold
bc - Off Stage (by Danehill Dancer) Goffs Feb €1,000
bf - Onomatomania (by Mr Greeley) Tattersalls Oct 28,000gns
chc - Prima (by Primo Dominie) Tattersalls Sept not sold
bf - Purple Vision (by Rainbow Quest) Goffs Feb withdrawn
bf - Purple Vision (by Rainbow Quest) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
bf - Ra Hydee (by Rahy) Goffs Feb €1,000
brc - Ruby Ridge (by Acatenango) Goffs Feb withdrawn
bf - Spirit of Grace (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls IRE Sept €2,500
bc - Sunblush (by Timber Country) Tattersalls Sept withdrawn
bf - Tallassee (by Indian Ridge) Goffs UK Aug £10,000
bc - Welsh Diva (by Selkirk) Goffs Sept €16,000
bc - Windsor Queen (by Windsor Knot) Goffs Sept not sold
chc - Wordsaplenty (by Thousand Words) Goffs Feb €1,000
chc - Wordsaplenty (by Thousand Words) Goffs Oct €7,500
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