Pattern winner over eight and a half furlongs at two, Neatico reached his peak at the age of six, the season in which he won four pattern events, one of them by seven lengths, and headed by the Group 1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis over 10 furlongs at Munich, which he took by a length and a quarter from Diametric.
He is a son of the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes and Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes star Medicean (by Machiavellian) and so he is by the sire of the successful English stallion Dutch Art.
He could be described as being a three-parts brother to the Grade 2-winning miler Beautyandthebeast (by Machiavellian), and their dam, Nicola Bella (by Sadler's Wells), is a winning full-sister to Sister Bella, who finished third to Ramruma in the Group 1 Irish Oaks.
His third dam, Virunga (by Sodium), won the Group 3 Prix de Mallaret and was placed in each of the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks), Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks, and Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary, and she crops up in the pedigree of many good horses.
Her son Vin De France (by Foolish Pleasure) won the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois, his half-brother Vacarme (by Lyphard) won the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes and took second place in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes, and their male siblings also included Video Tape (by Cannonade), a Grade 1 winner over hurdles in France.
Virunga's daughters include Vosges (by Youth), who is the Group 1-placed dam of Group 1 Prix du Cadran heroine and successful broodmare Victoire Bleue (by Legend Of France); Vahine (by Alysheba), who is the dam of Group 2 scorer and Irish-based National Hunt stallion Vendangeur (by Galileo); and also Venise (by Nureyev).
That unraced mare is the dam of Group 2 Prix du Muguet scorer Vetheuil (by Riverman) and of classic-placed Group 2 Prix de l'Opera heroine Verveine (by Lear Fan), and her descendants include the Group/Grade 1 stars Volga (by Caerleon), Vallee Enchantee (by Peintre Celebre), Vespone (by Llandaff), and Maids Causeway (by Giant's Causeway).
Neatico looks likely to get his best results with three-year-olds and upwards, both at a mile and over middle-distances.
NEATICO (GER) - b.2007 - Medicean - Nicola Bella, 7 wins inc Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (Gr1), Preis der Deutschen Einheit (Gr3), Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft (Gr3), Hamburg Trophy (Gr3), Grosser Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen (Gr3), Henkel-Meile (L), 2nd Badener Meile (Gr3-twice), Fruhjahrsmeile (Gr3), Hessen Pokal (Gr3), Preis Ilse und Heinz Ramm Erinnerungsmeile - Premium Dreierwette (L), Grosser Canon-Preis Handicap (L), 3rd Grosse Europa Meile (Gr2), Preis der Sparkassen (Gr3), Grosser Preis der Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf (Gr3), Badener Meile (Gr3), Belmondo-Preis (Gr3), Excelsior Hotel Ernst Meile (L). Sire in Germany. First foals in 2016.
bf - Astia (by Sakhee) BBAG Oct withdrawn
chf - Bella Kathina (by Kalatos) BBAG Oct €10,000
bc - Best Tune (by King's Best) BBAG Oct not sold
bf - De Havilland (by Groom Dancer) BBAG Oct not sold
bc - Piatessa (by Law Society) BBAG Oct not sold
bf - Red Diva (by Zinaad) BBAG Oct €30,000
Sires of Stallions