Hot Streak is one of the most fascinating individuals of this cohort of stallions and has the potential to become one of its more successful members. A high-class sprinter at two and three years of age, and pattern-placed at four, his top Timeform rating was the 120 he got as a juvenile, he is a son of a leading international stallion from the Gone West (by Mr Prospector) line, and comes from a family that has produced several stallions of note.
He is the best of several winners out of Ashirah (by Housebuster) and that unraced half-sister to the Grade 1-placed US Grade 3 scorer Mustanfar (by Unbridled), and to dual English listed scorer Tadris (by Red Ransom), it out of Manwah (by Lyphard), a daughter of Height Of Fashion (by Bustino).
That Group 2 Princess of Wales’s Stakes heroine was out of classic star Highclere (by Queen’s Hussar) and she was the dam of Nayef (by Gulch), Nashwan (by Blushing Groom), and Unfuwain (by Northern Dancer), among others of note. Each of that trio was a top-class racehorse, and each went on to sire Group 1 winners.
Their siblings include Sarayir (by Mr Prospector), who is the stakes-winning dam of classic-winning miler Ghanaati (by Giant’s Causeway), and the many other notable descendants of Height Of Fashion include Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf star Lahudood (by Singspiel), Argentine Grade 1 scorer Il Fornaio (by Orpen), and classic-placed Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes winner Maqaasid (by Green Desert).
Tweenhills Farm & Stud team member Hot Streak had 76 foals in his first crop and he looks likely to get talented two-year-olds plus those who do well in the broad five to 10-furlong range as three-year-olds and older horses. It would be no surprise to see him get at least one or two Group 1 winners.
HOT STREAK (IRE) - ch.2011 - Iffraaj - Ashirah, 4 wins inc Temple Stakes (Gr2), Cornwallis Stakes (Gr3), Roses Stakes (L), 2nd Middle Park Stakes (Gr1), 3rd King’s Stand Stakes (Gr1), Mill Reef Stakes (Gr2), Palace House Stakes (Gr3), Prix de Saint-Georges (Gr3). Sire in England. First foals in 2017.
Chc - A Great Beauty (by Acclamation) Goffs UK August withdrawn
Chc - A Great Beauty (by Acclamation) Goffs UK October £10,000
Chc - Abbakova (by Dandy Man) Tatts IRE Ascot September £17,000
Bf - Acid (by Clodovil) Goffs UK August £42,000
Roc - Acquaint (by Verglas) Goffs UK August £37,000
Chc - Acquiesced (by Refuse To Bend) Tattersalls October 42,000gns
Chf - Acts Of Folly (by King's Best) Tattersalls October not sold
Chc - Atheera (by Shamardal) Tattersalls October 62,000gns
Chc - Bahamamia (by Vettori) Tattersalls October 200,000gns
Bc - Belle Isle (by Pastoral Pursuits) Tattersalls October 45,000gns
Chc - Bestfootforward (by Motivator) Tattersalls October 27,000gns
Bc - Billie Eria (by Tamayuz) Goffs October €11,000
Chc - Bossanova Lady (by Street Boss) Tattersalls October 220,000gns
Bf - Breedj (by Acclamation) Goffs October €88,000
Chc - Birch Cove (by Shamardal) Tatts IRE Ascot September not sold
Chf - Columella (by Kyllachy) Tatts IRE Ascot September £3,000
Chf - Crown (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Chf - Crown (by Royal Applause) Goresbridge October €3,000
Bc - Dangerous Moonlite (by Acclamation) Goffs UK August £24,000
Bf - Darwell (by Zamindar) Tatts IRE September €3,500
Chf - Descriptive (by Desert King) Goffs UK August withdrawn
Bf - Dora’s Sister (by Dark Angel) Goffs UK August £30,000
Bc - Dream Of Wunders (by Cape Cross) Goffs UK August £18,000
Bc - Enchanted Princess (by Royal Applause) Goffs UK August £32,000
Chc - Excellent Show (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Chc - Hanella (by Galileo) Tattersalls October 24,000gns
Bc - Heliograph (by Ishiguru) Tatts IRE September €7,000
Bc - Irishstone (by Danehill Dancer) Goffs UK August £105,000
Bf - Joshua’s Princess (by Danehill) Goffs UK August £18,000
Chf - Just Emma (by Bertolini) Goffs UK August withdrawn
Bc - Lady Suesanne (by Cape Cross) Goffs UK August £80,000
Bc - Lahqa (by Tamayuz) Goffs UK August £62,000
Chf - Liberty Lady (by Statue Of Liberty) Goffs UK August £19,000
Chc - Lomapamar (by Nashwan) Tattersalls October not sold
Chf - Magic Colour (by Awesome Again) Goffs February not sold
Chf - Magic Colour (by Awesome Again) Goffs November withdrawn
Chf - Maid In Heaven (by Clodovil) Tatts IRE September €16,000
Bc - Midnight Flower (by Haafhd) Goffs UK August £20,000
Chc - Never In (by Elusive City) Tattersalls October 200,000gns
Chc - No Song (by Zamindar) Tatts IRE Ascot December not sold
Chf - Paradise Place (by Compton Place) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Bc - Park Law (by Fasliyev) Goffs UK August £28,000
Bc - Perfect Act (by Act One) Tatts IRE September €18,000
Chc - Positivity (by Monsieur Bond) Tatts IRE Ascot September £15,000
Chc - Poulaine Bleue (by Bertolini) Tatts IRE September €27,000 (p/s)
Bc - Poyle Dee Dee (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls October 150,000gns
Bf - Qatar Princess (by Marju) Tatts IRE Ascot September £20,000
Bf - Rate (by Galileo) Tatts IRE September €26,000
Bf - Respondez (by Oasis Dream) Goffs UK August £16,000
Bc - Rohesia (by High Chaparral) Goffs UK August £16,000
Bc - Rose Ransom (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls October 40,000gns
Bf - Royal Obsession (by Val Royal) Tattersalls October not sold
Chc - Royal Sister Two (by Teofilo) Goffs October not sold
Chc - Royal Sister Two (by Teofilo) Tattersalls November 18,000gns
Bc - Saddlers Bend (by Refuse To Bend) Tatts IRE September €1,650 (p/s)
Bc - Shannon Spree (by Royal Applause) Tatts IRE Ascot September £12,500
Chf - Signoret (by Naaqoos) Arqana August not sold
Bc - Sleep Dance (by Sleeping Indian) Tatts IRE September €10,000
Bf - Sparkling Eyes (by Lujain) Tattersalls October 14,000gns
Bf - Speed Date (by Sakhee's Secret) Tattersalls October 5,000gns
Chf - Stagecoach Jade (by Peintre Celebre) Tatts IRE September not sold
Bf - Steal The Curtain (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls October not sold
Chf - Stroll Patrol (by Mount Nelson) Goffs October €100,000
Chf - Sunburnt (by Haafhd) Tatts IRE Ascot September £2,000
Chc - Swirling (by Galileo) Goffs October withdrawn
Bc - Talqaa (by Exceed And Excel) Goffs UK August £40,000
Bf - Tell The Wind (by Mujadil) Goffs UK August £10,000 (p/s)
Bc - Touriga (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls October 30,000gns
Bc - Tut (by Intikhab) Tatts IRE September not sold
Chf - Vintage Steps (by Bahamian Bounty) Tattersalls October 18,000gns
Chf - Vivid Blue (by Haafhd) Goffs UK August £20,000
Benvenue, a 12-furlong Group 1 scorer in Italy, stands in that country and it seems likely that most of his offspring will race there too.
He is a son of notable international sire Iffraaj (by Zafoninc) – whose early stallion sons include classic sire Wootton Bassett – and he is out of the pattern-placed Guest Harbour (by Be My Guest).
That mare’s siblings include the stakes-winning stayer Cutting Reef (by Kris), the dam of Grade 2-winning hurdler Sure Reef (by Choisir), and the third dam of Benvenue is Peace (by Klairon).
This means that he comes from a branch of the prolific blacktype family of Group 1 Coronation Cup winner Quiet Fling (by Nijinsky), US Grade 1 star Wandesta (by Nashwan), and dual Group 1 sprint ace Continent (by Lake Coniston), among others of note.
BENVENUE (IRE) - ch.2009 - Iffraaj - Guest Harbour, 4 wins inc Gran Premio di Milano (Gr1), Premio Conte Felice Scheibler (L), 2nd Premio Marchese Giuseppe Ippolito Fassati (L). Sire in Italy. First foals in 2017.
Bf - Goingaround (by Gold Sphinx) SGA September not sold
Bc - I’m Sensational (by Selkirk) SGA September €7,000
Chc - Noor (by Elusive City) SGA September €7,000
Chf - Serata di Gala (by Footstepsinthesand) SGA September not sold
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