Dual Derby hero Galileo has done what seemed impossible during the career of his phenomenal sire Sadler's Wells (by Northern Dancer) – he has become an even greater sire of racehorses than was his father. His early stallion sons have showed plenty of potential, a growing number of them already have at least one top-level winner to their name, and New Approach is one of the most notable members of that list.
The juvenile star became a Derby and Champion Stakes hero at three. His first crop included a trio of Royal Ascot-winning blacktype two-year-olds, and by the end of the following season that initial group of offspring featured the Group 1 2000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach, the Group 1 Oaks winner and Group 1 St Leger runner-up Talent, and the Group 1 Derby runner-up Libertarian.
The latter, who won the Group 2 Dante Stakes and finished fourth (no blacktype) to Leading Light in the Group 1 St Leger, is now among the early Galileo grandsons at stud and the first foals of this Knockhouse Stud stallion, made up to €11,000. He is being marketed for the National Hunt sector.
A half-brother to the Group 1-placed pattern scorer Prince Siegfried (by Royal Applause) and to the French listed race winner Bigzam (by Zamindar), Libertarian is out of Intrum Morshaan (by Darshaan), a winning half-sister to the US Grade 3 scorer Coney Kitty (by Lycius).
His stakes-placed third dam, Midnight Child (by Manado), was a half-sister to the multiple listed-placed Never A Lady (by Pontifex) and that mare's descendants include the prolific Group 1 star and classic sire Halling (by Diesis).
The Sadler's Wells sire line has had a tremendous impact on both the flat and National Hunt sectors and so it is a fair bet that Libertarian will eventually join its roll of honour as a sire of blacktype-winning hurdlers and chasers.
LIBERTARIAN (GB) – b.2010 – New Approach – Intrum Morshaan, 2 wins inc Dante Stakes (Gr2), 2nd Derby (Gr1). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2016.
bc - Annesbanker (by Anshan) Goffs Feb €3,000
bc - Balla Brack (by Brian Boru) Goffs Feb not sold
bc - Beneficials Gold (by Beneficial) Goffs Feb €5,000
bf - Lilly's John (by Double Trigger) Tattersalls IRE Jan €1,600
bf - Miss Artic (by Vertical Speed) Goresbridge July €625
bf - Miss Liz (by Beneficial) Goffs Feb €1,000
bc - No Ordinary Love (by Expelled) Tattersalls IRE Jan withdrawn
chc - Ravelo (by Shantou) Tattersalls IRE Jan €5,000
bc - Sarah Ponsonby (by Royal Anthem) Tattersalls IRE Jan €4,800
bf - Secret Serenade (by Desert King) Tattersalls IRE Jan not sold
bf - Westies Pet (by Westerner) Goresbridge July €650
bf - Westies Pet (by Westerner) Tattersalls IRE Jan withdrawn
Sires of Stallions