This first-crop son of Timeform 140-rated superstar and leading sire Sea The Stars (by Cape Cross) made €850,000 when sold in Goffs as a foal, but the John Oxx-trained colt only ran twice. He made a five-length winning debut over 12 furlongs at Roscommon in July of his four-year-old season and was short-headed by Hidden Cyclone over two furlongs farther at Killarney 12 months later. His official handicap mark was 90.
Whytemount Stud's new recruit looks likely to be popular with National Hunt breeders because he is a half-brother to the runaway Group 1 Irish Derby hero and notably successful dual-purpose stallion Soldier Of Fortune (by Galileo) and also to Group 3 Meld Stakes winner Heliostatic (by Galileo), who has sired a flat Grade 1 scorer in South America.
His siblings also include the listed-race winner Carriglawn (by Rock of Gibraltar) and his pattern-placed stakes-winning dam Affianced (by Erins Isle) is a half-sister to the classic-placed Group 1 scorer and leading dual-purpose sire Sholokhov (by Sadler's Wells). The mare's siblings also include Zavaleta (by Kayhasi), the stakes-winning dam of Group 1 winner and somewhat successful sire Intense Focus (by Giant's Causeway).
There are many other blacktype horses to be found under the second, third and earlier generations of this family, but it is the strong records of his closer relations that suggest that Affinisea will be both popular and successful in his new role.
AFFINISEA (IRE) – br.2011 – Sea The Stars – Affianced, 1 win. Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2018.
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