He's back! Jack Hobbs, the Timeform 129-rated star who was a five-length winner of the Group 1 Irish Derby at the Curragh two years ago, easily beat Seventh Heaven and Postponed to take the Group 1 Longines Dubai Sheema Classic in style over 12 furlongs at Meydan this afternoon.
One of a growing number of top-level winners who began their racing careers on the all-weather tracks, Godolphin's five-year-old made his debut in an eight and a half furlong contest at Wolverhampton in late December of his juvenile year and followed that with a hugely impressive 12-length victory in a 10-furlong handicap on turf at Sandown four months later.
Such was the impression he created that day that he shot to prominence in the ante-post markets for the Group 1 Investec Derby, and after losing his unbeaten record when runner-up to Golden Horn in the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York next time out, he chased home that same star at Epsom before his easy classic success in Ireland.
After the Curragh, Jack Hobbs won the Group 3 September Stakes on the polytrack at Kempton, he finished third to Fascinating Rock and Found in the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot, but then apparent disaster struck when he was pulled-up and dismounted over a furlong from home in the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket on his four-year-old reappearance.
The injury was a stress fracture of his pelvis and not only did he make it back to the track just five and a half months later, but his first run after the absence was a third place finish to Almanzor and Found in the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.
Today's victory brings his record to five wins from 10 starts and the manner of it suggests that he could be one of the brightest stars of 2017.
Jack Hobbs was bred by Willie Carson's Minster Stud, he is the best of four Group 1 stars and three millionnaires by the late Dalham Hall Stud stallion Halling (by Diesis), and he is out of a three-time US winner called Swain's Gold (by Swain).
The mare has produced three other multiple winners, including Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes third Niceofyoutotellme (by Hernando), and she is out of the prolific Golden Pond (by Don't Forget Me), a seven-time scorer who was a listed race winner in France before going on to add the Grade 2 Orchid Handicap and Grade 3 Suwanee River Handicap in the USA.
Golden Pond's offspring also include Brazilian (by Stravinsky), who is the stakes-winning dam of the dual listed scorer La Malaguena (by English Channel), and she was one of four winners out of an unraced mare called Golden Bloom (by Main Reef).
The quartet also included Group 3 Chester Vase third Golden Wells (by Sadler's Wells), but is is their non-winning half-sister Ceanothus (by Bluebird) who is most notable and that is because of her record at stud.
The most prolific of her progeny is the eight-time scorer Competitor (by Danzero), but Pollenator (by Motivator) won the Group 2 May Hill Stakes as a two-year-old and Wedding Party (by Groom Dancer), who was runner-up in the Listed Radley Stakes at that age, is the dam of three blacktype earners, one of whom is last year's Group 3 Firth of Clyde Stakes runner-up Rosebride (by Mayson).
These are the highlights of the first three generations of the pedigree of Jack Hobbs, but if you go back another step then you will find that he is not the only Group 1 star in the family.
That's because, in addition to being a half-sister to the Group 3 Matron Stakes winner Spring Daffodil (by Pharly), Golden Bloom was a half-sister to the Group 1 Australian Derby winner Dance The Day Away (by Seattle Dancer), and her dam, Daffodil Day (by Welsh Pageant), was a half-sister to Connaught (by St Paddy).
One of many top horses who ran in the famous Jim Joel colours, Connaught chased home Sir Ivor in the Derby at Epsom, he took the Eclipse Stakes in record time, won two editions of the Prince of Wales's Stakes, and also had the King Edward VII Stakes and Great Voltigeur Stakes on his tally, achieving a career-best Timeform rating of 130 at the age of five.
His offspring included the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks winner Connaught Bridge, Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois scorer Lirung, Guineas and Derby-placed pattern scorer Remainder Man, and the high-class filly Sauceboat, to name just a few, and this success augurs well for the prospects of Jack Hobbs when he eventually takes up his place at stud.
Nagaika (by Goyama), who was the dam of Connaught, is the fifth dam of Jack Hobbs, her wins included the Solario Stakes, Princess Royal Stakes and Lonsdale Stakes, and she was rated 117 by Timeform.
It is great to see Jack Hobbs back in action at the highest level and this dual Group 1 star should be one of the top contenders for all of the best middle-distance events in Europe in 2017. Given all that he has achieved, it is remarkable to think that he made just 60,000gns from Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
Three Troikas (by Lyphard) was both Horse of the Year and champion three-year-old in Europe in 1979 following an outstanding season in which she swept the Group 1 series of Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas), Prix Saint-Alary, Prix Vermeille and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. She was also runner-up in the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks).
The Timeform 133-rated filly easily beat Le Marmot and Troy in the Arc, she won the Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt at four in a season that paled in comparison with her classic year yet earned her a Timeform mark of 128, and she went to stud with high expectations.
She produced only four winners from seven foals, headed by the Group 3 Prix des Reservoirs winner and Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary runner-up Three Angels (by Halo), she is the grandam of the listed race winners Thames (by Fabulous Dancer) and Three Wrens (by Second Empire), but one of her great-grandsons played a starring role at Meydan this afternoon.
The Right Man, who is trained in France by Didier Guillemin, narrowly won the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Azizi Developments, beating 66/1 Long On Value by a nose in the six-furlong turf event and with big-race favourite Ertijaal one and a quarter lengths farther back in third, a nose ahead of Jungle Cat.
The five-year-old is a gelded son of Group 1 star and Ballylinch Stud stallion Lope De Vega (by Shamardal), he was bred by Anita Wigan and he is a €32,000 graduate of the Arqana October Yearling Sale in Deauville.
Today's win was his ninth, he was third to Jungle Cat in a six-furlong conditions event at Meydan on his seasonal reappearance earlier this month, and he rounded off 2016 with victories in the Listed Prix de Bonneval over five and a half furlongs and Group 3 Prix de Seine-et-Oise over six, both at Maisons-Laffitte.
The Right Man is the best of six winners out of one-time scorer Three Owls (by Warning), three of those siblings are multiple scorers, and two are blacktype earners, with the more notable of the latter being Listed Pretty Polly Stakes runner-up Three Moons (by Montjeu) because she is the dam of the Group 3-placed Listed Godolphin Stakes winner Tashaar (by Sea The Stars).
Three Terns (by Arctic Tern), the grandam of The Right Man, was one of Three Troikas' four winners on the track. Oregon (by Halo) was another, and he was runner-up in the Grade 3 Nashua Stakes at Aqueduct, but one of their unplaced siblings deserves a mention too.
Three Secrets (by Secretariat) shared none of the considerable ability of her famous parents, but her granddaughter Thanks Note (by Sakura Bakushin O) won the Group 2 Keio Hai Spring Cup over seven furlongs at Tokyo as a five-year-old.
Today's victory makes The Right Man an interesting contender for Europe's top sprints of 2017 and it made him the third winner at the highest level for his young sire, following Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Jemayel and new Kildangan Stud stallion Belardo, who won the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes and Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes.
The stayers' division in Europe looks set for a competitive season if we are to judge its prospects from the outcome of the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors at Meydan this afternoon.
Beautiful Romance, who has excelled since moving up to longer trips, looked set for victory when going clear in the straight, but Vazirabad and Sheikhzayedroad were closing steadily, with the former catching the mare close to the finish to win by a neck.
There was a gap of one and a quarter lengths back to Sheikhzayedroad in third with Big Orange another half-length behind in fourth, and they finished four and a half lengths and more clear of the rest. The race was over two miles and the turf was yielding.
This was an alteration to the placings from when the first three met in last month's Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy over 14 furlongs at the same venue as, on that occasion, Vazirabad failed to catch Beautiful Romance, who had again taken up the running three from home. She landed the spoils by one and a half lengths and Sheikhzayedroad was again third, that time finishing three and a quarter lengths behind the Aga Khan's homebred gelding.
Vazirabad is trained in France by Alain de Royer-Dupre and he has now won 10 of his 15 starts. These include last year's Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup, in which he beat Big Orange by a neck, plus two editions of the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak, among other pattern events.
The millionaire is a son of the top-class international performer Manduro (by Monsun), who stands at Haras du Logis, and he is both the seventh foal and one of seven winners out of the talented Visorama (by Linamix).
She won the Group 3 Prix de Flore and Listed Prix Charles Laffitte, she was runner-up in the Group 2 Prix Corrida and third in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, and her successful septet also includes the pattern-placed stakes-winner Visoriyna (by Dansili).
That filly, who is a year older than Vazirabad, is also a member of the Aga Khan's powerful broodmare band and her first foal is a Sea The Stars (by Cape Cross) filly born 14 months ago. Visorama, on the other hand, did not have a foal between the arrival of Vazirabad and of a Sinndar (by Grand Lodge) colt born in early February 2016.
There is no surprise that Visorama has done well at stud as she is one of six blacktype horses among nine winners for her own dam, Visor (by Mr Prospector), a roll of honour that is headed by the Group 1 Prix de la Foret scorer Varenar (by Rock Of Gibraltar).
Half-brother Visindar (by Sinndar) won the Group 2 Prix Greffulhe, Visorama's stakes-winning full-brother Visionary was third in the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas), and Visionnaire (by Linamix) notched up a string of pattern-race placings that included third in both the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) and Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary.
Visionnaire is also carrying on the family's good name at stud as she is responsible for the Group 3 Prix La Rochette and dual listed race winner Visionario (by Spinning World) and for the pattern-placed pair Visiyani (by Rock Of Gibraltar) and Vison Celebre (by Peintre Celebre), as well as being the grandam of last year's Group 3 Prix La Force runner-up Viserano (by Rock Of Gibraltar).
Visor, who is a half-sister to a dual listed race winner in the USA, is also the dam of Viyadana (by Azamour), who is the unraced dam of last year's Japanese nine-furlong Group 3 scorer Danon Major (by Daiwa Major).
Look (by Spectacular Bid), the winning third dam of Vazirabad, is out of the Grade 3 Long Island Handicap and Grade 3 Chrysanthemum Handicap winner Tuerta (by Forli) and that makes her a half-sister to the tragically ill-fated US champion three-year-old Swale (by Seattle Slew).
He was a leading juvenile of 1983, when he won the Grade 1 Futurity Stakes, Grade 1 Young America Stakes, Grade 2 Breeders' Futurity and Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes, and he secured his championship title with victories in the Grade 1 Florida Derby, Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and Grade 1 Belmont Stakes the following year. But just a week after the latter success, the Claiborne Farm homebred had a fatal heart attack.
The European turf season has begun again and Saint-Cloud hosted three blacktype events on Sunday, with the Group 3 Prix Exbury being the highlight. Cloth Of Stars, who was running for the first time in eight months, won the 10-furlong contest comfortably, giving 4lbs and a one and a quarter-length beating to Star Victory. Godolphin's four-year-old is trained by Andre Fabre.
He beat Vedevani by one and three-quarter lengths in the Group 3 Prix des Chenes over a mile at Longchamp and chased home Robin Of Navan in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud as a juvenile and was also a Group 1-placed dual winner from four starts at three.
That campaign began with an odds-on success in the Group 3 Prix La Force over 10 furlongs on heavy and then he beat Robin Of Navan by two and a half lengths in the Group 2 Prix Greffulhe over the same course and distance, this time on good ground.
He was among the market leaders when finishing unplaced behind Harzand in the Group 1 Investec Derby at Epsom and then finished third to Mont Ormel (now known as Helene Charisma) and Red Verdon in the Group 1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, beaten by one and a quarter lengths and a neck.
Cloth Of Stars was bred by Peter Anastasiou and he is among 34 stakes winners that have come from the early crops of Timeform 140-rated champion Sea The Stars (by Cape Cross), whose offspring also include the aforementioned dual Derby hero Harzand plus additional Group 1 aces Sea The Moon, Taghrooda, Vazira, and Zelzal.
The Aga Khan-homebred Harzand has joined his sire at Gilltown Stud, Sea The Moon is at Lanwades Stud (yearlings in 2017) and it can be expected that a stallion role will be found for the dual Group 1-placed Group 2 winner Cloth Of Stars whenever his racing days come to an end.
He is a 400,000gns graduate of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, he is inbred 4x3 to Mr Prospector (by Raise a Native) and is the third foal of an unraced mare called Strawberry Fledge (by Kingmambo).
She is a full-sister to Light Shift, who beat Peeping Fawn by half a length in the Group 1 Oaks at Epsom, chased that star home in the Group 1 Irish Oaks and finished third to her in the Group 1 Nassau Stakes.
Light Shift was represented on the track last year by her Group 3 Gordon Stakes-winning son Ulysses (by Galileo), a Sir Michael Stoute-trained chestnut who was unplaced in the Derby but rounded off his year with an honourable fourth to Highland Reel in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita.
The classic heroine is a half-sister to the Hector Protector (by Woodman)-sired pair Shiva and Limnos. The former was a champion older mare and Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup scorer, while the latter got his best wins in the Group 2 Prix Foy and Group 2 Prix Jean de Chaudennay.
Their non-winning dam Lingerie (by Shirley Heights) is also responsible for the Group 2-placed stakes winner Burning Sunset (by Caerleon), dam of the Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt winner Smoking Sun (by Smart Strike), who was runner-up to Dan Excel in the Group 1 Singapore Airlines International Stakes at Kranji, and also of the Group 2-placed stakes winner Zhiyl (by Henrythenavigator).
Burning Sunset is arguably better known as being the grandam of the Group 1 Derby runner-up and subsequent US champion and four-time Grade 1 star Main Sequence (by Aldebaran), a gelded son of her pattern-placed daughter Ikat (by Pivotal). The horse he chased home at Epsom was Camelot.
Lingerie is also the grandam of the Group 1-placed pattern scorer Magadan (by High Chaparral), a French-based stallion who is off the mark with his first crop, and she is a half-sister to the dam of the Brazilian Grade 1 stars Nonno Luigi (by Dubai Dust) and Jeune-Turc (by Know Heights), the latter a champion three-year-old.
The third dam of Sunday's Group 3 scorer is Northern Trick (by Northern Dancer), Europe's three-year-old filly champion of 1984 when she won the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) and Group 1 Prix Vermeille and was runner-up to Sagace in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
With such a strong middle-distance pedigree behind him, it is no surprise that Cloth Of Stars has done so well on the track. If he lives up to the potential he has shown so far then he could go on to success at the highest level, something that would give his prospects of a good future stud career another boost.
Every year produces some shocks and surprises on the track and the loss by 2/5 favourite Postponed in the recent Group 2 Dubai City of Gold Sponsored by Emirates SkyCargo at Meydan will certainly not be the last unexpected result of 2017.
The Group 1 star was somewhat fractious before being loaded into the stalls, he did not have a clear passage at a key stage of that 12-furlong contest and his finish came too late: Prize Money got the verdict by a neck.
The winner is a Darley-bred four-year-old in the Saeed bin Suroor stable and he has won three of his four starts since being gelded last August. He had, to that point, been listed and Group 3 placed from six starts.
His stronger profile began with victory in a valuable 12-furlong handicap at Doncaster in November, raising his rating from 107 to 113. He was runner-up in a handicap over the same trip at Meydan in January, won a similar contest last month, and went into the Dubai City of Gold rated 115.
Prize Money will need to improve again if he is going to be able to win at the same level in Europe, but he is a son of Derby hero and Haras du Logis stallion Authorized (by Montjeu) and out of a half-sister to a champion and classic heroine, so further big-race success may indeed be within his compass.
He is out of the juvenile winner Dresden Doll (by Elusive Quality) and his siblings include Dubai One (by Exceed And Excel), a useful late-season two-year-old in 2016 and whose career path appears to be going in to quite a different direction to that of her brother.
Although he is a high-class middle-distance horse, she is a sprinter and her only time out of the frame in six starts is when she was fifth of six at Newmarket in a race for which she was favourite. She dropped to the minimum trip for her final two starts, winning at Newcastle and Wolverhampton, and she finished the year on a mark of 88.
Dresden Doll is among 10 winners out of the one-time juvenile scorer Crimson Conquest (by Diesis) and those siblings include Group 2 Lancashire Oaks runner-up Local Spirit (by Lion Cavern), Group 3 Chester Vase scorer Dutch Gold (by Lahib), and best of all, champion filly Crimplene (by Lion Cavern).
She won the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas, Group 1 Coronation Stakes, Group 1 Nassau Stakes and Group 2 Henkel Rennen (German 1000 Guineas), and although this ace miler has not produced anything at stud with her level of talent, she is the dam of the Group 3-placed Crimson Sun (by Danzig) and grandam of Group 2 runner-up Gold City (by Pivotal).
Her dam's tally of 10 winners from 14 foals was beaten by the total of 11 from 15 achieved by her stakes-placed grandam, Sweet Ramblin Rose (by Turn-To), and that string included the US Grade 2 winners Rambin Guy (by Ogygian) and Sword Blade (by Damascus).
Prize Money has a long way to go if he is to be able to overtake his 'aunt' Crimplene as being the brightest star in the recent generations of his family, but he clearly has ability and there should be some more good pots to be won with him.
Decorated Knight was a Group 2-placed miler when he left Roger Varian's stable to join the Roger Charlton team last year. He started off well from his new base, winning two of his four starts, but was not seen out again after his victory in the Group 3 Meld Stakes over nine furlongs at Leopardstown in mid-July.
The chestnut made a successful return to action in the Listed Betway Winter Derby Trial Stakes over 10 furlongs on the polytrack last month, increasing his official rating to 113, and he looks set for another raise following his win in the Group 1 Jebel Hatta Sponsored by Emirates Airline over nine furlongs at turf at Meydan this afternoon.
He is a 63rd winner at the highest level for Coolmore Stud's prolific champion sire Galileo (by Sadler's Wells) and, as he could be described as being a brother-in-blood to two classic stars, in addition to being out of a full-sister to a multiple champion sire, an eventual future role as a stallion has probably been on the cards at least since his victory in a 10-furlong listed contest at Goodwood 10 months ago.
With a Group 1 success to his name, the odds of that new career becoming a reality are surely odds-on and what remains to be discovered is where that will be and the strength of support he will receive.
He will need to do more to enhance his record on the track and, hence, his profile as a prospective stallion, but, with a top-level success on his CV, it just got a whole lot easier to market him as a less expensive alternative to two of his most famous relations.
Decorated Knight is out of Pearling (by Storm Cat) and that mare's string of blacktype siblings includes Giant's Causeway, You'resothrilling, and Freud, all of whom are also by Storm Cat (by Storm Bird).
Giant's Causeway was a Group 1 star at two, went on to become a Breeders' Cup Classic and dual Guineas-placed winner of the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes, Group 1 Eclipse Stakes, Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes, Group 1 Sussex Stakes, and Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes at three, before going on to become a triple US champion sire.
His current tally of 168 stakes winners includes 31 Group/Grade 1 scorers of whom Footstepsinthesand (52 SW inc 5 G1W), Ghanaati, Penelopa, and Shamardal (108 SW inc 18 G1W) have been European classic stars.
Group 2-placed sprinter Freud has been the leading New York-based stallion for a long time and his tally of 51 stakes winners includes the Grade 1 Prioress Stakes victress Franny Freud, Argentine Grade 1 scorer Must Go On, and the tragically ill-fated Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes winner Giant Ryan.
You'resothrilling won the Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes and her first three foals are the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Marvellous, dual mile classic star and exciting young Coolmore stallion Gleneagles, and the Grade 1-placed pattern-winning filly Coolmore. They are all by Galileo, as is last year's Group 3 Killavullan Stakes third Taj Mahal.
The grandam of Decorated Knight is the Grade 1-placed Grade 2-winner Mariah's Storm (by Rahy), her offspring also include the blacktype sires Tumblebrutus (by Storm Cat) and Tiger Dance (by Storm Cat), and unraced Love Me Only (by Sadler's Wells), the dam of Storm The Stars (by Sea The Stars).
He won the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes, chased home Jack Hobbs in the Group 1 Irish Derby, and finished third in both the Golden Horn's Group 1 Derby at Epsom and Erupt's Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp before spending a year Australia, where he picked up Group 2 placings at eight and 10 furlongs. It was reported in December that he is to be trained by Andreas Wöhler in 2017, in advance of a stallion career.
Panoramic (by Rainbow Quest), the Grade 1-placed Group 2-winning half-brother to Mariah's Storm, enjoyed some success as a dual-purpose sire – most notably with his Grade 1 Ramona Handicap-winning daughter Tuzla – and other descendants of their Grade 3-winning dam, Immense (by Roberto), include the US Grade 2 scorers Guys Reward (by Grand Reward) and Quest Star (by Broad Brush).
Decorated Knight still has improvement to make if he is to be able to win a well-contested Group 1 event in Europe, but he is clearly on the upgrade and it will be fascinating to see how the rest of his career turns out, both on the track and, eventually, at stud.
The first English pattern event of 2017 was the Group 3 Betway Winter Derby Stakes over 10 furlongs on the polytrack at Lingfield last week and it provided the Juddmonte Farms-bred Convey with a second blacktype success.
The five-year-old was a multiple pattern-placed mile listed race winner in 2016 and his recent success came on his first start since being gelded in November. He was rated 111 before Lingfield, down from a peak of 113, and it will be interesting to see how the Sir Michael Stoute-trained bay performs throughout the year.
Convey is a 67th pattern winner, among 116 individual stakes winners, for Banstead Manor Stud's outstanding stallion Dansili (by Danehill) and he is one of three blacktype scorers for his dam, Insinuate (by Mr Prospector).
She won a mile listed contest at Ascot, her son Stronghold (by Danehill) won the Group 3 Supreme Stakes over seven furlongs at Goodwood, and her daughter Take The Hint (by Montjeu) won the Listed Pretty Polly over 10 furlongs at Newmarket.
Imroz (by Nureyev), a Grade 3-placed half-sister to Insinuate, is the grandam of the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat scorer Mutual Trust (by Cacique), and the talented sisters are out of the Group 1 star All At Sea (by Riverman).
That chestnut got her top-level success when beating Brief Truce by a neck in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, her stamina gave out when chasing home User Friendly in the Group 1 Oaks at Epsom, and she also had to second for second place against Rodrigo De Triano in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York.
All At Sea's half-brother Over The Ocean (by Super Concorde) won the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron and Group 3 Prix Perth, her listed-winning half-sister Full Virtue (by Full out) is the third dam of the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes heroine Hilda's Passion (by Canadian Frontier), and her winning half-sister Quack A Doodledoo (by Quack) is the grandam of champion and prolific Grade 1 star Banshee Breeze (by Unbridled).
The most notable of her siblings, however, is Quandary (by Blushing Groom). She won the Listed James Seymour Stakes at Newmarket as a four-year-old before becoming the dam of seven winners, two of whom have become important broodmares.
Double Crossed (by Caerleon) won the Listed Oaks Trial at Lingfield and her major contribution is her top-class son Twice Over (by Observatory). His dozen wins included the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes, Group 1 Eclipse Stakes, and two editions of the Group 1 Champion Stakes, and he took up stallion duties in South Africa.
Quandary's daughter Clepsydra (by Sadler's Wells) won just once but is the dam of the Breeders' Cup-placed Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Passage Of Time (by Dansili), of Group 1 Falmouth Stakes heroine Timepiece (by Zamindar), and of Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes scorer Father Time (by Dansili) among four stakes-winning offspring.
Passage Of Time, of course, is the dam of the high-class Time Test (by Dubawi), the Group 2 York Stakes and Group 2 Joel Stakes winner who finished third to Hawkbill in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown last July.