High-class stayer Walzertakt begins his new career at Haras de la Hetraie in France. He is a son of outstanding classic sire Montjeu (by Sadler's Wells), who has been having quite an impact on both the flat and National Hunt sectors, and he is a half-brother to the Group 1 Deutsches Derby hero Wiener Walzer (by Dynaformer).
His half-sister Walzertraum (by Rahy) won the Group 3 Bavarian Classic over 10 furlongs at Munich, and half-brother Port Douglas (by Galileo) won the Group 2 Beresford Stakes at two but was last seen in action when fifth behind Harzand in the Group 1 Irish Derby at the Curragh in June.
He is out of Walzerkoenigin (by Kingmambo), who won the Group 2 Euro Cup over 10 furlongs at Frankfurt and the Group 2 Premio Emilio Turati over a mile at San Siro before going on to be runner-up in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont Park, and his grandam is a half-sister to several horses of note.
Play It Safe (by Red Alert) won the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac, Providential (by Run The Gantlet) won the Grade 1 Washington DC International, and their siblings also include the Group 2-placed multiple Irish stakes winner Prudent Manner (by Cure The Blues) and Population (by General Assembly), dam of the Group 1 scorer Saratoga Springs (by El Gran Senor).
This is also the family of St Leger winner Hethersett (by Big Game), whose progeny included Derby hero and sire Blakeney, and of the Oaks runner-up Netherton Maid (by Nearco). She was the dam of St James's Palace Stakes winner Pirate King (by Prince Chevalier), of Deep Run's sire Pampered King (by Prince Chevalier), and of classic-placed performer and successful New Zealand sire Chatsworth (by Chanteur), and she is the fifth dam of Walzertakt.
WALZERTAKT (GER) – b.2009 – Montjeu – Walzerkoenigin, 4 wins inc Prix Maurice de Nieuil (Gr2), Prix Gladiateur (Gr3), 3rd Prix Kergorlay (Gr2), Oleander Rennen (Gr3), Silbernes Band (L). Sire in France. First foals in 2018.
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