A son of the top-class miler and long-time Lanwades Stud stallion Selkirk (by Sharpen Up), who sired 96 stakes winners, Cityscape was a pattern-placed winner at two, pattern-placed again at three, and a leading international performer as an older horse.
He is based at Overbury Stud, has 56 known progeny in his first crop, and is arguably the best-placed of all of his sire's sons to have a chance of making it as a stallion, prospects that are greatly enhanced by the strong distaff side of his pedigree.
He is out of the pattern-placed dual stakes winner Tantina (by Distant View) and that makes him a half-brother to multiple Group 1-placed Group 2-winning sprinter and Banstead Manor Stud stallion Bated Breath (by Dansili), a freshman who is getting a lot of winners in 2016.
Their stakes-placed half-sister Scuffle (by Daylami) is the dam of the pattern-placed US stakes winner Suffused (by Champs Elysees), their grandam is the Grade 1-placed Grade 2 Dahlia Handicap scorer Didina (by Nashwan), and their third dam is Didicoy (by Danzig), a pattern-placed half-sister to juvenile champion and successful sire Xaar (by Zafonic).
This is a branch of the family whose stallions include El Gran Senor (by Northern Dancer), Try My Best (by Northern Dancer), Redoute's Choice (by Danehill) and many others who got at least one Group 1 winner at stud, and although those horses are remotely related to Cityscape, it is his combination of race record and kinship to Bated Breath that makes him interesting.
CITYSCAPE (GB) – ch.2006 – Selkirk – Tantina, 6 wins inc Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Gr1), Prix Perth (Gr3), Solonaway Stakes (Gr3), Joel Stakes (Gr3), Superior Mile (L), 2nd Prix Jacques le Marois (Gr1), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Gr1), Hong Kong Mile (Gr1), Premio Vittorio di Capua (Gr1), Bet365 Mile (Gr2), Royal Lodge Stakes (Gr2), Greenham Stakes (Gr3), Paradise Stakes (L), 3rd Woodbine Mile Stakes (Gr1), Queen Anne Stakes (Gr1). Sire in England. First foals in 2016.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
chf – Ayun (by Swain) Tattersalls Oct 20,000gns
bc - Bavarica (by Dansili) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Dec not sold
bc – Baylini (by Bertolini) Tattersalls Oct 4,000gns
chc – Careless Freedom (by Bertolini) Tattersalls IRE Sept
bc - Casa Tua (by Oasis Dream) Goffs UK Aug not sold
chc – Celebrity (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Oct 11,000gns
bf – Dansante (by Champs Elysees) Tattersalls Oct 1,500gns
bf - Diamond Surprise (by Mark Of Esteem) Arqana Oct not sold
bc – Dictatrix (by Diktat) Arqana Aug €52,000
bc – Didbrook (by Alzao) Goffs Oct not sold
chg - Even Hotter (by Desert Style) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Dec not sold
bf – Firebelly (by Nicolotte) Tattersalls Oct 68,000gns
chf - Habdab (by Halling) Goffs UK Oct not sold
bf – Jasmeno (by Catcher In The Rye) Tattersalls Oct 9,000gns
chc - Las Vital Spark (by Verglas) Goffs UK Oct £800
chf – Miss Appricot (by Indian Ridge) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf – Moonlight Applause (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls Oct 5,500gns
bc - Narla (by Nayef) Tattersalls Nov 15,000gns
bf – Peace Concluded (by Bertolini) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc – Prospera (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls IRE Sept €6,000
bf - Rapid Revalation (by Bianconi) Goffs UK Oct £4,000
chc – Romantic Retreat (by Rainbow Quest) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
chf - Speedy Utmost Meg (by Medicean) Goffs UK Oct £800
chc – Suelita (by Dutch Art) Tattersalls IRE Sept €7,000
chc – Symphony Star (by Amadeus Wolf) Tattersalls IRE Sept
chc – Tipsy Girl (by Haafhd) Tattersalls Oct 17,000gns
bc – Vita Mia (by Central Park) Goffs Feb €11,000
bc – Vita Mia (by Central Park) Goffs Oct not sold
bc - Willmar (by Zafonic) Tattersalls Nov 5,500gns
Sires of Stallions