Group 1 star and leading sire Oasis Dream (by Green Desert) has made a promising start with his stallion sons. Showcasing, Arcano, Aqlaam, Captain Gerrard, Approve and Power have all sired blacktype winners. Having covered 108 mares in his first season at Bucklands Farms & Stud in Gloucestershire, there will be many who expect to see Coach House add his name to that list.
His first foals made up to 38,000gns.
He was trained by Aidan O'Brien, finished runner-up in a Curragh maiden in early April of his two-year-old season, then ran away with a similar contest on soft ground at Tipperary before taking the Listed Marble Hill Stakes on fast ground back at Ireland's headquarters.
He then chased home No Nay Never in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, was a beaten odds-on favourite when only third to Sudirman in the Group 2 Railway Stakes nine days later, and was not seen out again.
Coach House, whom Timeform rated 107, is a half-brother to current two-year-old Butterscotch (by Galileo), an Aidan O'Brien-trained filly who won her maiden by five lengths at the Curragh in late June and then chased home Clemmie in the Group 3 Grangecon Stud Stakes over the same course and distance just four days later.
He is the first foal out of the six-furlong Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes winner Lesson In Humility (by Mujadil), a six-time scorer whose tally also included listed contests at Goodwood and Nottingham. She was beaten by just a neck when runner-up in another listed contest, by a head when runner-up to Serious Attitude in the Group 3 Summer Stakes at York, and her placings also included third in both the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes and Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest.
Her half-sister Boastful (by Clodovil) won a mile listed contest at Goodwood and was placed in both the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes over six and in the Group 3 Fairy Bridge Stakes over seven and a half furlongs.
Their three-year-old sibling is the Andrew Balding-trained Poet's Vanity (by Poet's Voice) who was fourth in the maiden won by Wuheida, then romped home by 10 lengths at Salisbury before taking the Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes. She has run three times so far in 2017, finishing third to Daban in the Group 3 Nell Gwyn Stakes, unplaced behind Winter in the 1000 Guineas and then fourth to Harry Angel in the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes.
Vanity (by Thatching), the grandam of Coach House, was placed a few times and the best of her siblings is Ffestiniog (by Efisio), the stakes-winning dam of the pattern-winning sprinter Eisteddfod (by Cadeaux Genereux), the Group 3-winning milers Border Patrol (by Selkirk) and Boston Lodge (by Grand Lodge), and also of the Grade 2-placed Brecon Beacon (by Spectrum).
It looks a fair bet that some of Coach House's offspring will be speedy and precocious, and with his pedigree profile it is possible that he could get some talented sprinters and milers, at all ages.
COACH HOUSE (IRE) – b.2011 – Oasis Dream – Lesson In Humility, 2 wins inc Marble Hill Stakes (L), 2nd Norfolk Stakes (Gr2), 3rd Railway Stakes (Gr2). Sire in England. First foals in 2016.
chc - Bengers Lass (by Orientate) Goffs UK Aug £10,000
chf - Bird Key (by Cadeaux Genereux) Goffs Sept €68,000
bc - Blissamore (by Kyllachy) Tattersalls Oct 28,000gns
bf - Bookiesindexdotnet (by Piccolo) Tattersalls Oct not sold
chc - Bustling Darcey (by Assertive) Goffs UK Aug withdrawn
bc - Circadian Rhythm (by Lujain) Goffs UK Aug not sold
chf - Concentration (by Mind Game) Tattersalls Feb 3,000gns
chc - Cocabana (by Captain Rio) Goffs UK Aug £13,000
bf - Debutante Blues (by Dubawi) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £3,500
bc - Ella Rosie (by Dubai Destination) Tattersalls Oct not sold
chf - First Term (by Acclamation) Goffs UK Aug withdrawn
bc - Funny Enough (by Dansili) Tattersalls Oct 125,000gns
bc - Gumhrear (by Kodiac) Tattersalls IRE Sept withdrawn
bc - Gumhrear (by Kodiac) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc - Kummel Excess (by Exceed And Excel) Goffs UK Aug £24,000
chc - Lady Le Quesne (by Alhaarth) Goffs UK Aug £18,000
bc - Lily Lily (by Efisio) Tattersalls Oct 10,000gns
chc - Mandy Layla (by Excellent Art) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept not sold
chc - Martha (by Alhaarth) Goffs UK Aug £16,000 (p/s)
bc - Microwave (by Fastnet Rock) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £18,000
bc - Minnola (by Royal Applause) Goffs UK Aug £22,000
bf - Moss Likely (by Clodovil) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £9,000
chf - Numanthia (by Barathea) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £1,200
bc - Pelican Key (by Mujadil) Tattersalls Oct 50,000gns
bf - Poulaine Bleue (by Bertolini) Tattersalls Oct 12,000gns
bc - Really Ransom (by Red Ransom) Goffs UK Aug withdrawn
bc - Really Ransom (by Red Ransom) Goffs Oct withdrawn
bf - Right Rave (by Soviet Star) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £21,000
bc - Satin Braid (by Diktat) Goffs UK Aug £2,500
bf - Spia (by Diesis) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £2,000
bf - Style Award (by Acclamation) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £3,000
bf - Sunny Side Up (by Refuse To Bend) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept not sold
bc - Tekhania (by Dalakhani) Tattersalls IRE Sept €14,000
bc - With Charm (by Dubawi) Tattersalls Feb 11,000gns
bc - With Charm (by Dubawi) Tattersalls IRE Sept €14,000
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