The earliest stallion sons of Shamardal (by Giant's Causeway) with runners include Group 1 sire Lope De Vega and his early success augurs well for the prospects of those in earlier stages of their second career.
Haras de Saint Arnoult's Sommerabend is among them, he covered 71 mares in his first season, and his first foals made up to €20,000 from just a handful offered.
The high-class miler was prolific, his blacktype wins featured the Group 2 Prix du Muguet at Saint-Cloud and the Group 2 Grosse Europa Meile at Munich, and Timeform rated him 120 at the age of seven.
His dam, Sommernacht (by Monsun), was runner-up in the Group 3 Premio Primi Passi over six furlongs at San Siro as a juvenile, but his siblings include the 11-furlong Group 3 scorer Sommertag (by Tiger Hill), 10-furlong listed race winner Sinnerman (by Tiger Hill), and the stakes-placed middle-distance filly Sommerflora (by Pivotal).
His grandam, Shona (by Windwurf), was a stakes winner in Germany and her descendants also include the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Berlin scorer Sirius (by Dashing Blade).
He should be capable of getting some two-year-old winners, even though he was not precocious, and his racing and pedigree profile suggest that, depending on the contribution from the mares, his best results may come in the broad six to 12-furlong range, with three-year-olds and older horses.
SOMMERABEND (GB) - b.2007 - Shamardal - Sommernacht, 12 wins inc Prix du Muguet (Gr2), Grosse Europa Meile (Gr2), Prix de la Porte Maillot (Gr3), Prix Edmond Blanc (Gr3), Prix Luthier (L), Prix Jacques de Bremond (L), Grand Prix Anjou-Bretagne (L), 2nd Prix du Palais-Royal (Gr3), Prix Perth (Gr3-twice), 3rd Prix Daniel Wildenstein (Gr2), Prix du Pin (Gr3-twice). Sire in France. First foals in 2016.
bf - Arkova (by Zamindar) BBAG Sept withdrawn
bf - Arkova (by Zamindar) BBAG Oct €9,500
bf - Calima Mon Amour (by Shirocco) Arqana Oct not sold
chc - Caphira (by Singspiel) Osarus Sept €5,000
bf - Chiaravalle (by Rock Of Gibraltar) Arqana Oct not sold
bc - Fedora (by Cape Cross) Osarus Sept €17,000
bf - Giraldina (by Xaar) Arqana Oct €5,000 (p/s)
bc - Mahyara (by Lomitas) Osarus Sept €14,000
bc - Marisa Merz (by Lend A Hand) Arqana Feb €6,000
bc - Marisa Merz (by Lend A Hand) Osarus Sept €12,000
bc - Mon Zamin (by Zamindar) BBAG Sept not sold
bf - Mystic Smile (by Danehill Dancer) Osarus Sept not sold
bf - Mystic Smile (by Danehill Dancer) BBAG Oct withdrawn
bf - New Style (by Tertullian) Osarus Sept not sold
bf - No Charge (by Lawman) Tattersalls Oct 1,500gns
bc - Pepperose (by Big Shuffle) BBAG Sept not sold
bc - Sakkara Star (by Mozart) Arqana Oct €45,000
bc - Waajida (by Dubawi) BBAG Sept not sold
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