Sunnyhill Stud stallion Lucky Speed (by Silvano) represents a blending of three of the most influential sire lines in the National Hunt sector and that makes this Group 1 Deutsches Derby winner a promising prospect. There were 32 foals in his first crop.
He is by the leading South African sire Silvano (by Lomitas), which makes him a representative of the Nijinsky (by Northern Dancer), he is out of the pattern-placed 10-furlong winner Lysuna, who is a daughter of the outstanding German stallion Monsun (by Konigsstuhl), and his grandam is a daughter of runaway Derby hero Slip Anchor (by Shirley Heights), a grandson of the mighty Mill Reef (by Never Bend).
Two of his siblings have proven to be notable performers under National Hunt rules, with Grade 2-placed Lyvius (by Paolini) having won the Listed Gerry Feilden Hurdle and, earlier this year, Lyonell (by Montjeu) having taken a two-and-a-half-mile Grade 2 contest over hurdles in the USA.
What’s more, Lucky Speed also has the attraction of being from the family of a successful stallion as his third dam – La Luna (by Lyphard) – is a winning full-sister to multiple pattern-winning miler Bellypha, whose stakes-winning offspring include Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) heroine Silvermine, Group 1 Oaks d’Italia winner Lady Bentley, and classic-placed Group 2 scorer Bella Colora, just one of her sire’s notable broodmare daughters.
LUCKY SPEED (IRE) - b.2010 - Silvano - Lysuna, 4 wins inc Deutsches Derby (Gr1), Bavarian Classic (Gr3), American St Leger (Gr3), 2nd Fruhjahrs-Preis des Bankhauses Metzler (Gr3), 3rd Grosser Preis von Berlin (Gr1), Grosser Preis der Badischen Unternehmer (Gr2). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2017.
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