Last Train, one of the best runners by Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe scorer Rail Link (by Dansili), won the Group 3 Prix de Barbeville, he was runner-up in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris, and he covered his first mares at Haras de l'Abbaye in France.
He is one of four stakes winners out of the Group 3 Lancashire Oaks heroine Rainbow Lake (by Rainbow Quest) and although they include the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and Grade 1 Arlington Million scorer Powerscourt (by Sadler's Wells) – whose handful of stakes-winning progeny includes US Grade 1 victor and Californian-based stallion Finnegans Wake (first foals in 2018) – it is one of the others who has made the most notable contribution.
Two of the talented quartet are fillies and the better one on the track was Riposte (by Dansili). She won the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot before going on to add a pair of Grade 2 contests in the USA.
The other one, however, is Kind (by Danehill), the pattern-placed dual listed race winner whose first five foals are, in birth order, Bullet Train (by Sadler's Wells), Frankel (by Galileo), Noble Mission (by Galileo), Morpheus (by Oasis Dream) and Joyeuse (by Oasis Dream).
Frankel, of course, needs no introduction and the Timeform 147-rated superstar has already sired 13 individual pattern winners from his first two crops, including Japanese champion and classic heroine Soul Stirring and dual Derby-placed runaway Group 2 scorer Cracksman.
Group 3 scorer Bullet Train is a blacktype sire with his first three-year-olds, multiple Group 1 star Noble Mission and non-blacktype earner Morpheus have their first yearlings now, and pattern-placed dual stakes-winning sprinter Joyeuse is a young broodmare.
Last Train was neither as precocious, talented nor speedy as his better-known relations and he has not received anything like the support that they have done. It seems likely that his best runners may be National Hunt horses.
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