A classic star who notched up six wins and three Group 1-placings from just nine starts, Intello was among the most sought-after stallions at the recent Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale and it can be expected that his stock will also be popular at all of the other major auctions of the year. He spent his first two seasons at Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket, stood at Haras du Quesnay in 2016, and there are 80 known individuals in his first crop.
Intello won both his starts as a juvenile, mile contests at Longchamp and Maisons-Laffitte in the autumn, his classic success was a two-length defeat of Morandi in the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby), he was third in a blanket finish for the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas), third to the brilliant Moonlight Cloud in the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois, and rounded off his career with a third place finish behind the outstanding pair Treve and Orfevre in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
In addition to being a son of one of the world's greatest stallions, a horse whose early sire sons include the leading pair Teofilo and New Approach, he also has the attraction of representing one of the most famous families in the stud book.
He is the second foal out of Impressionnante (by Danehill), who won the Group 2 Prix de Sandringham and was runner-up in both the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) and Group 1 Prix d'Astarte, and his grandam is the Group 1 Prix de la Foret and Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest heroine Occupandiste (by Kaldoun).
That champion has three other blacktype winners to her name and one of that trio is Mondialiste (by Galileo), last year's Grade 1 Woodbine Mile winner and Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Mile runner-up who added to his tally with victory in the Grade 1 Arlington Million earlier this month.
Occupandiste's daughter Only Answer (by Green Desert) was a high-class sprinter, who won the Group 3 Prix de Saint-Georges and Group 3 Prix du Petit Couvert, and her dam, Only Seule (by Lyphard), is out of the Group 2 Prix d'Astarte scorer Elle Seule (by Exclusive Native).
That makes her a half-sister to Group 1 July Cup champion and blacktype sire Elnadim (by Danzig) and also to Mehthaaf (by Nureyev), the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine whose descendants include this year's classic-placed Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois star Ribchester (by Iffraaj).
Khulood (by Storm Cat), who won the Group 3 Nell Gwyn Stakes, is also a half-sister to Only Seule and her three-year-old Adool (by Teofilo) has a return to pattern company in her sights following a recent listed success at Gowran Park. The Dermot Weld-trained chestnut has won two of her three starts, her only defeat being a third place finish against the older Decorated Knight in the Group 3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown last month.
The fifth dam of Intello is, of course, the Grade 1 Matron Stakes winner Fall Aspen (by Pretense), one of the most celebrated broodmares of all time. In addition to the Group/Grade 1 winners Hamas (by Danzig; blacktype sire), Timber Country (by Woodman; Grade 1 sire), Northern Aspen (by Northern Dancer) and Fort Wood (by Sadler's Wells; Group 1 sire), she came up with the Group 2 scorers Bianconi (by Danzig; Group 1 sire) and Colorado Dancer (by Shareef Dancer; dam of Timeform 140-rated superstar Dubai Millennium), and others of note.
There are no guarantees in this industry, and the better stallions are some way back in his pedigree, but there is every reason to hope that classic star Intello can become another top-class stallion son of the mighty Galileo (by Sadler's Wells).
INTELLO (GER) – b.2010 – Galileo – Impressionnante, 6 wins inc Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1), Prix Messidor (Gr3), Prix du Prince d'Orange (Gr3), Fielden Stakes (L), 3rd Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Gr1), Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Gr1), Prix Jacques le Marois (Gr1). Sire in England & France. First foals in 2015.
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bc - Changeable (by Dansili) Arqana Oct withdrawn
bc – Claxon (by Caerleon) Tattersalls Oct not sold
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bf – Decision (by Kentucky Dynamite) Arqana Aug not sold
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bf – Ecume Du Jour (by Hawk Wing) Arqana Aug €95,000
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bc - Fine And Mellow (by Lando) Arqana Oct (p/s) €95,000
bc – Finella (by Kingsalsa) Arqana Aug not sold
bc – Fraloga (by Grand Lodge) Tattersalls Oct 125,000gns
bf – Gertrude Versed (by Manduro) Tattersalls Oct not sold
chc – Hannda (by Dr Devious) Tattersalls Oct 300,000gns
bc – Hooray (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls Oct 200,000gns
chf – Idilic Calm (by Indian Ridge) Goffs Oct withdrawn
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bc – Jubilant Girl (by Henrythenavigator) Arqana Aug not sold
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bc – Linea (by King's Best) Goffs UK Aug £55,000
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bf – Lunduv (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Oct 21,000gns
chc – Marika (by Marju) Tattersalls Oct not sold
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bc – Mischief Making (by Lemon Drop Kid) Tattersalls Oct 280,000gns
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chf – Nouvelle Lune (by Fantastic Light) Tattersalls Oct not sold
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bc - Of Course Darling (by Dalakhani) Goffs Nov €13,500
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bc - Parisian Elegance (by Zilzal) Tattersalls Nov 20,000gns
chc – Pivotting (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bf – Platonic (by Zafonic) Arqana Aug €360,000
bc – Poppets Sweetlove (by Foxhound) Tattersalls Oct 40,000gns
bc – Quezon Sun (by Monsun) Arqana Aug €90,000
bc – Red Bloom (by Selkirk) Tattersalls Oct 210,000gns
bf - Rocaille (by Anabaa) Arqana Aug not sold
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bc – Ruse (by Diktat) Tattersalls Oct 52,000gns
bc – Sauvage (by Sri Pekan) Tattersalls Oct not sold
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bc – Soft Centre (by Zafonic) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
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bc – Summer Night (by Nashwan) Goffs Oct €30,000
bc – Traou Mad (by Barathea) Tattersalls Oct 100,000gns
bf – Ultra Appeal (by Lawman) Goffs Oct €24,000
bc – Vassaria (by Rock of Gibraltar) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc - Vassaria (by Rock of Gibraltar) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – Vizinga (by Marju) Arqana Aug €110,000
bc – Voie De Printemps (by Della Francesca) Arqana Aug €60,000
bf - Wait And See (by Montjeu) Arqana Oct €120,000
chc – Welsh Cake (by Fantastic Light) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bc – Whazzis (by Desert Prince) Tattersalls Oct 125,000gns
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