A Darley-bred son of top Australian shuttle stallion Exceed And Excel (by Danehill), Group 2 sprint scorer Kuroshio shuttled to Overbury Stud and covered 33 mares in that season. He is by the sire of Helmet and Excelebration, who have the top-level winners when Thunder Snow and Barney Roy, respectively, among their first three-year-olds.
The Exceed And Excel stallions Bungle Inthejungle and Burwaaz also have their first yearlings in Europe in 2017.
Kuroshio is a full-brother to a pattern-winning sprinter in Australia and she, Believe'n'Succeed, is the dam of Bounding (by Lonhro). A prolific blacktype scorer from five and a half to seven furlongs in Australia and New Zealand, including the Group 1 Railway Stakes over six furlongs at Ellerslie, that sprint ace has been classic-placed at a mile.
Their dam, Arctic Drift (by Gone West), won once and is out of the top US filly November Snow (by Storm Cat), winner of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes and Grade 1 Test Stakes, both at Saratoga, and a full-sister to Grade 3 winner and somewhat successful blacktype sire Scatmandu.
Kuroshio was a Group 3 scorer at two and a Group 2 winner at three, and from the handful of European mares he has covered, this well-connected sprinter should be capable of getting some useful sprinters and milers.
KUROSHIO (AUS) – b/br.2010 – Exceed And Excel – Arctic Drift, 3 wins inc Mitty's Ian McEwan Trophy Stakes (Gr2), Blue Diamond Prelude (Gr3), Maribyrnong Trial (L), 2nd Blue Diamond Preview (L), 3rd Schillaci Stakes (Gr2), Debutants Stakes (L). Sire in Australia & England. First foals in 2016.
bf - Bold Love (by Bold Edge) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £800
bc - Cross Current (by Sakhee) Goffs UK Aug £13,000
bc - Fair Maiden (by Carnegie) Goffs UK Aug £15,000
bf - Madame Rouge (by Major Cadeaux) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £7,500
bf - Phantom Spirit (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept not sold
bc - Speedy Utmost Meg (by Medicean) Goffs UK Aug £15,000
bf - Spin A Wish (by Captain Rio) Goffs UK Aug £22,000
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