Two of the first stallion sons of Shamardal (by Giant's Causeway) are Group 1 sire Lope De Vega and successful 2016 freshman Casamento and that augurs well for the prospects of Bow Creek, a new addition to the team at Haras du Logis.
He won two of his seven starts as a juvenile but improved considerably at the age of three, taking both the Group 2 Boomerang Mile at Leopardstown and Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood and earning a 119 rating from Timeform. A move to Australia saw him add further Group 2 success, this time over nine furlongs at Caulfield.
Bow Creek is the best of several winners out of the Group 3 Dahlia Stakes scorer Beneventa (by Most Welcome), a mare whose dam, Dara Dee (by Dara Monarch), was a half-sister to the Group 3 Brownstown Stakes winner and Group 2 Pretty Polly Stakes third Bay Empress (by Empery).
That filly became the dam of pattern-placed listed scorer Bela-M (by Ela-Mana-Mou) and grandam of the pattern-placed stakes winners Belle Syrienne (by Golan) and Brisk Breeze (by Monsun), and she is a half-sister to the dam of the Group 2 Vintage Stakes scorer Orizaba (by Orpen).
There are also plenty of blacktype horses to be found under the various branches of the fourth generation of the family, but nothing as talented as Bow Creek was. He is part of Darley's Club offer and he could become a source of useful mile to 10 furlong horses.
BOW CREEK (IRE) – b.2011 – Shamardal – Beneventa, 6 wins inc Boomerang Mile (Gr2), Celebration Mile (Gr2), St George Stakes (Gr2), International Trial Stakes (L), 2nd Crystal Mile (Gr2), Dee Stakes (L), 3rd Thoroughbred Stakes (Gr3). Sire in France. First foals in 2018.
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