At Flemington in Melbourne, 6YO UK-bred entire Harlem (Champs Elysees-Casual, by Nayef) caused a huge 50-1 upset when finding a gap close to the rails in the final furlong to claim the $1.5 million Gr1 Australian Cup (2000m) for 3YO+, defeating fellow imports Gailo Chop & Ventura Storm. In doing so, the Lindsay Park training team of Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig became the first trainers since Lee Freedman in 2005 to claim the rare double of the Newmarket & Australian Cup. What added an even more extraordinary dimension to the result was that only hours earlier the same silks also took away the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap. Harlem was an expensive £520,000 2016 Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale purchase from the draft of Juddmonte Farms and in claiming the Australian Cup improved his record to 4 wins (including the Listed Prix Frederic la Lagrange & Gr3 Naturalism Stakes) and 4 placings (including the Gr3 Prix d'Hedouville, Gr3 Prix de Chantilly, Gr2 Blamey Stakes & Gr3 TS Carlyon Cup) from 20 starts for $1,354,208 in earnings. Harlem is the best performed galloper of the Danehill sire Champs Elysees, a winner of the Gr1 Hollywood Turf Cup.
At Caulfield in Melbourne, 7YO French-bred gelding Gailo Chop (Deportivo-Grenoble, by Marignan) looks set for a lucrative autumn campaign after resuming with an impressive front-running win in the $150,000 Gr3 TS Carlyon Cup (1600m) for 4YO+, defeating Harlem & Lord Fandango. Owned by OTI Racing, Gailo Chop improved his record to 11 wins (including the Gr1 Caulfield Stakes, Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes, Gr3 La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte & Listed Penny Edition Stakes) and 5 placings (Gr1 Prix d'Ispahan) from 24 starts for $2,468,047 in earnings.
Amelie's Star has avoided a penalty for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups following her win in last Saturday's Gr3 The Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington, reports racing.com. The Darren Weir-trained mare has been allocated 51kg in both races. "Amelie's Star will meet Almandin on the same weight terms in the Melbourne Cup as she did on Saturday [5.5kg less] and is 1.5kg worse off against Harlem," said Racing Victoria's Executive General Manger of Racing, Greg Carpenter. "Her Melbourne Cup weight will be 51kg, the same weight Almandin was given after he won The Bart Cummings in 2016 before going on to win the Melbourne Cup [with 52kg]." Amelie's Star will seek to join Brew and Almandin as just the third horse to claim the Bart Cummings-Melbourne Cup double since 2000.
At Caulfield in Melbourne, 6YO UK-bred entire Harlem (Champs Elysees-Casual, by Nayef) earned himself an automatic entry in the Caulfield Cup when posting his first stakes victory since arriving in Australia in the $150,000 Gr3 MRC Foundation Cup (2000m) for 3YO+, defeating Samovare & Stampede. Harlem, who was a £520,000 purchase at the 2016 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, improved his record to 3 wins (inclcuding the Listed Prix Frederic de Lagrange) and 3 placings (including the Gr2 MRC Blamey Stakes) from $289,708 in earnings. "We thought this might be short still for him. His form over in Europe was over further," co-trainer Ben Hayes told racing.com. "Look out Caulfield Cup." The $3.15 million Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) will be run at Caulfield on 21 October.
The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the showpiece event of The Championships – the $4 million weight-for-age Gr1 Queens Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) – to be run at Royal Randwick this Saturday, 8 April. The race takes on special significance as the final autumn appearance of champion mare Winx, who will be chasing her 17th consecutive victory and an incredible 12th at Gr1 level. The world's equal highest rated horse (alongside Arrogate) has drawn perfectly in barrier three and will be partnered by her regular rider Hugh Bowman. Such is Winx's dominance that she is rated a $1.10 chance with Tab, practically rendering the Queen Elizabeth a non-betting affair except for those intrepid punters with Mariana Trench-like pockets. Winx's nearest market rival, Hartnell ($11), will jump from barrier one. The final field is:
At Flemington in Melbourne, unbeaten European Champion juvenile & dual Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Teofilo (Galileo-Speirbhean, by Danehill) added a Group success when 4YO entire Palentino (Teofilo-Palatine Hill, by Palace Music) scored by 3.25 lengths for trainer Darren Weir in the $200,000 Gr2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) foe 3YO+, over 6YO Japanese-bred entire and stable-mate Tosen Stardom (Deep Impact-Admire Kirameki, by End Sweep) & 5YO UK-bred entire Harlem (Champs Elysees-Casual, by Nayef). The Sun Stud-owned Palentino, who was purchased by Darren Weir for $85,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale from the draft of Macleay Thoroughbred Stud, improved his record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 Makybe Diva Stakes, Gr1 Australian Guineas & Listed Hilton Resorts & Hotels Stakes) and 3 placings (including the Gr2 MVRC Alister Clark Stakes) from 17 starts for $1,170,110 earnings.
Phenomenal trade continued on day three of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale where the international buying bench once again contributed to significant increases across all key metrics. The top two lots realised the highest prices at this sale for six years whilst a total of 20 lots topped six figures. The Juddmonte draft was among the highlights with a total of 32 horses selling for 2,257,500 guineas, including the 520,000 guineas sale-topper Harlem (Champs Elysees - Casual, by Nayef). A total of 286 lots sold on day three for 9,653,300 guineas at an average of 33,753 guineas and a median of 17,000 guineas. The clearance rate was a remarkable 95%. Harlem became the highest priced lot sold at the Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale since 2010. Offered as part of the Juddmonte draft, the son of Champs Elysees was knocked down to Alastair Donald of SackvilleDonald who was standing with Australian-based agent Louis Le Metayer of Astute Bloodstock. Formerly trained by Andre Fabre, the 4YO won 2 of his 8 starts, including the Listed Prix Frederic de Lagrange and was also placed three times in Group company. Boasting a 'Timeform' rating of 118, Harlem will continue his career in Australia. "He is for a Hong Kong-based client, who is determined to win the Sydney Cup," said Donald. "It is worth A$2 million and is part of the ATC Championships series. I bought Spillway for the client and he won the Australia Cup. That horse was trained by David Hayes and he will train this horse too."
Two alumni of the Karaka sale ring played a starring role as champion expat New Zealand trainer Chris Waller enjoyed a record-breaking treble at Rosehill on Saturday. Waller went into the meeting with 166 metropolitan wins in Sydney this season, needing another two to beat the record of 167.5 that he himself set in 2012-13. Win number 167 came courtesy of the Premier Sale graduate Harlem Lady (Zabeel), who won by a length in a Benchmark 85 event over 1500m. Pioneering (Sebring) became Waller's 168th winner two races later, and then the Karaka weanling sale graduate Marenostro (Duelled) capped the day with a tenacious victory in the feature race – the Listed Winter Challenge over 1500m. Ridden by Tye Angland, Marenostro raced close to the pace before throwing down a challenge to the leader Oxford Poet more than 500 metres from home and outgunning that rival down the straight to win by half a length. "We're very proud of the record," said Waller, a familiar face on the Karaka buyers' bench. "Our staff are just doing a fantastic job 52 weeks of the year. It's the last Saturday of the season today but they'll be there tirelessly tomorrow and they'll be there Monday for the start of the new season." He added: "So I'm proud for them and obviously proud of the support we get. It's a big thing. We're all here every Saturday doing our best, as all the other trainers are, and the competition is so great in Sydney."
The upcoming New Zealand Bloodstock Winter Mixed Bloodstock Sale at Karaka features a number of mares who are carrying foals by some of the country's hottest young stallions. Few fit that description better than Tavistock (Montjeu), whose first two crops to race have included Gr1 winners Volkstok'n'barrell (NZ), Tarzino (NZ), Tavago (NZ) and Werther (NZ). Three mares in the Winter Sale catalogue are in foal to the Cambridge Stud sensation:
Lot 18 is the winning mare Valtier. By Fastnet Rock, she is closely related to the multiple Singapore stakes winner Moon Shadow (Bellotto).
Lot 27 is Coral Reef, a winning mare by the global supersire Galileo. She has already produced a winner from two foals to race, and she is a descendant of the Irish Oaks winner Knight's Baroness.
Lott 44 is the Black Minnaloushe mare Jazzella (NZ). A three-time stakes winner, Jazzella is already the dam of talented Sydney mare Harlem Lady (Zabeel).
Other prized lots include:
Lot 12 - Sunalta (Rock Of Gibraltar), an unraced daughter of legendary mare Sunline.
Lot 13 - Sunset Stripper (Volksraad), a half-sister to the dam of Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther (Tavistock). Sunset Stripper is in foal to Albrecht.
Lot 50 - Pins mare Melodic in foal to Shamexpress. Melodic is already the dam of two winners from four foals to race. She comes from the family of Gr1 winners Black Mamba, Tully Thunder, and Roman Emperor.
A total of 83 horses will go through the Karaka sale ring, starting at 12pm on Friday 29 July. Click here to view the online catalogue.
At Chantilly in France, Coolmore's Gr1-winning son of Danehill and former champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a European Group success when 4YO Irish-bred entire One Foot In Heaven (Fastnet Rock-Pride, by Peintre Celebre) scored by 0.75-length for trainer Alain De Royer Dupre in the Gr2 Prix de Chantilly (2400m), over 5YO gelding Garlingari (Linngari-Garlinote, by Poliglote) & 4YO UK-bred entire Harlem (Champs Elysees-Casual, by Nayef). One Foot In Heaven improved his record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Prix d'Hedouville & Listed Prix Lord Seymour) and 1 placing from 7 starts. The beautifully bred One Foot In Heaven is the fourth foal to race for former champion French mare Pride, winner of three Gr1 races namely the Prix de Saint-Cloud, British Champion Stakes & Hong Kong Cup. She was also runner-up to Rail Link in the 2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. One Foot In Heaven is also a direct descendent of influential US mare Miss Disco, best known as the dam of champion racehorse and legendary breed-shaping sire Bold Ruler. Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre said One Foot In Heaven would now be spelled with a view to targeting Gr1 races later in the year. “He gets better and has that fantastic turn of foot of his mother and adapts to everything,” de Royer-Dupre said. "Still I feel he needs a little break now, so he will not go to the Gr1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and will instead come back in September.”
At Saint-Cloud in France on Sunday, Coolmore's Gr1-winning son of Danehill and former champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a European Group success winner when 3YO Irish-bred colt One Foot In Heaven (Fastnet Rock-Pride, by Peintre Celebre) scored by 1-length for trainer Alain De Royer Dupre in the Gr3 Prix d'Hedouville (12 furlongs) for 3YO+, over fellow 3YO colt Harlem (Champs Elysees-Casual, by Nayef) & 4YO entire Grey Lion (Galileo-Grey Lilas, by Danehill). One Foot In Heaven advanced his record to 4 wins (including the Listed Prix Lord Seymour) and 1 placing from 6 starts for €95,250 earnings. The beautifully bred One Foot In Heaven is the fourth foal to race for former champion French mare Pride, winner of three Gr1 races namely the Prix de Saint-Cloud, British Champion Stakes & Hong Kong Cup. She was also runner-up to Rail Link in the 2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. One Foot In Heaven is also a direct descendent of influential US mare Miss Disco, best known as the dam of champion racehorse and breed-shaping legendary sire Bold Ruler.
At Caulfield in Melbourne, Coolmore's Gr1-winning Danehill stallion Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a Group success when 3YO filly Serene Majesty (Fastnet Rock-Custard, by Lonhro) scored by 1.5-lengths for trainers Peter & Paul Snowden in the $150,000 Gr3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow 3YO fillies Secret Agenda (Not a Single Doubt-Negotiate, by Red Ransom) & Harlem River (Fastnet Rock-Harlem Heat, by Xaar). This was the first stakes victory for Serene Majesty who took her record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 4 starts for $133,450 earnings. Serene Majesty was purchased by Kitchwin Hills for $400,000 at the 2104 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Segenhoe Stud Australia.
At the Gold Coast in Queensland, Coolmore's Gr1-winning son of Danehill Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a black-type success when 2YO filly Harlem River (Fastnet Rock-Harlem Heat, by Xaar) scored by 1-length for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $100,000 Listed Tattersall's Stakes (1400m) for 2YOs, over fellow 2YO filly Star Of Night (Wicked Style-Daunting Thought, by Just Awesome) & 2YO gelding Falloch (Falvelon-Retirement Day, by Pompeii Court). This was the first stakes victory for the Coolmore-owned Harlem River who took her record to 1 win and 2 placings (including the Listed BRC Lancaster Stakes & Listed Woodlands Stakes ) from 3 starts for $113,500 earnings. Harlem River, who hails from the family of stakes winning sprinters Flaming Hot and Hot As Hell, was a $180,000 purchase by bloodstock agent Anthony Penfold at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud.
At Doomben in Queensland, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed stallion Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a black-type success when 2YO filly Flippant (Hinchinbrook-Lady Beckworth, by General Nediym) scored by 1.3-lengths for trainers Peter & Paul Snowden in the $100,000 Listed Lancaster Stakes (1200m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow fillies Harlem River (Fastnet Rock-Harlem Heat, by Xaar) & Opinionated (Markane-Legal Tune, by Piccolo). Flippant, who was purchased for $220,000 by McKeever Bloodstock at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Bell River Thoroughbreds, took her record to 3 wins (including the Listed Woodlands Stakes) and 1 placing from 5 starts for $172,710 earnings. Flippant is out of the well related General Nediym mare Lady Beckworth, a half-sister to superstar mare Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock) and Gr1 Thousand Guineas winner Commanding Jewel (Commands).
At Scone in the NSW Hunter Valley, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed stallion Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) celebrated his first stakes winner when 2YO filly Flippant (Hinchinbrook-Lady Beckworth, by General Nediym) scored an easy 2.3-length win for trainers Peter & Paul Snowden in the $140,000 Listed Woodlands Stakes (1100m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow fillies Harlem River (Fastnet Rock-Harlem Heat, by Xaar) & Miss Antaeus (I Am Invincible-Crestfallen, by Rivotious). Flippant, who was purchased for $220,000 by McKeever Bloodstock at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Bell River Thoroughbreds, took her record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 4 starts for $108,201 earnings. Flippant is out of the well related General Nediym mare Lady Beckworth, who is a half-sister to superstar mare Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock) and Gr1 Thousand Guineas winner Commanding Jewel (Commands).
In the UK at Redcar, NZ Westbury Stud shuttler Captain Rio (Pivotal-Beloved Visitor, by Miswaki) added a black-type success when juvenile filly Body & Soul (Captain Rio–Goodwood March, by Foxhound) scored by 2.75-lengths for trainer Tim Easterby in the £221,100 Listed Redcar 2YO Trophy (6 furlongs) for 2YOs, over the colts Hototo (Sleeping Indian–Harlem Dancer, by Dr Devious) & Annunciation (Proclamation–Rockburst, by Xaar). Winning his 1st stakes race, Body And Soul took her record to 4 wins & a placing from 6 starts.
Also overnight at Goodwood, Darley's dual Gr1-winning former Australian champion 1st-season sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a UK juvenile group success (and quinella) when the colt Bungle Inthejungle (Exceed And Excel-License To Thrill, by Wolfhound) scored by a head for trainer Mick Channon over favoured fellow juvenile colt Morawij (Exceed And Excel-Sister Moonshine, by Piccolo) & the colt Hototo (Sleeping Indian-Harlem Dancer, by Dr Devious) in the £40,000 Gr3 Molecomb Stakes (5 furlongs) for 2YOs. Bungle Inthejungle took his record to 3 wins from 6 starts.
Adena Springs general manager Eric Hamelback announced US multiple Gr1-winning & multiple Gr1-placed 8YO stallion Tiago (who stands for Adena Springs at McMahon Of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York) "is likely to miss" the 2012 breeding season because he is still recuperating from colic surgery performed last week at Rood And Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington. Tiago (Pleasant Tap-Set Them Free, by Stop the Music) is the 2nd stallion standing for Adena Springs at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds that may miss this year's breeding season: Harlem Rocker (Macho Uno-Freedom Come, by Lit de Justice) recently underwent surgery "to alleviate symptoms of spinal cord compression" & is also still recuperating. Tiago's 1st foals are yearlings, while Harlem Rocker's 1st foals will arrive this year.
Franck Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky announced Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Awesome Again will continue to stand at his 2011 service fee of US$50,000 for the 2012 breeding season. Adena Springs is also holding its other stallions at their 2011 fee levels.
NEW YORK: McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
CALIFORNIA: Magali Farms
In Malaysia, 12 Australian-bred gallopers scored at Penang:
New York (McMahon Of Saratoga)
California (Magali Farms)
Adena Springs announced it will relocate 5 stallions - Alphabet Soup, Harlem Rocker, Silent Name, Tiago & Touch Gold - to Joe & Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York for the 2011 breeding season. Joe McMahon declared: "It is a tremendous honor to welcome Adena Springs, a 5-time Eclipse Award-winning breeder, and its stallions to our Saratoga Springs farm. In all of my 45 years in the New York industry, there has never been a group of Gr1 horses assembled the likes of these. This is a grand opportunity for breeders to qualify their foals for what will arguably be the best purses & awards available anywhere in the US." Adena director of sales Dermot Carty added: "Naturally, the slots initiative in the state of New York is very compelling. The prospect of improved purses, as well as stallion & breeders' awards, was a strong motivation for Adena to support the New York State program with our stallions." Touch Gold & Tiago stood at Adena Springs Kentucky in 2010; Alphabet Soup & Silent Name stood at Adena Springs/Gardiner Farms in Canada; & Harlem Rocker (who last raced in May) has been retired to enter stud next year.
In Malaysia, 16 Australian-bred gallopers scored at Perak:
Former prominent owner-breeder John Kluge "who owned Morven Stud in Virginia & once was listed as the richest person in the US, died at his Charlottesville home aged 95," reported bloodhorse.com. Kluge purchased Morven in 1988, after which he raced 9 stakes-winners in the farm name, including Gr1-winners Buy The Firm & Unaccounted For, plus Gr1 runner-up Lady In Silver. Kluge was born in Germany & moved with his family to the US as a youth; he graduated from Columbia University & worked in US Army intelligence during World War II. His business interests include Metromedia, the Harlem Globetrotters & the Ice Capades. He dispersed his thoroughbred stock in 2000 & later donated Morven Stud & additional acreage to the University Of Virginia.
In Europe, dual Gr1-winning freshman sire & Coolmore shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill-L'On Vite, by Secretariat) recorded his 15th 1st-crop winner when French-bred 2YO filly Angel Of Harlem (Holy Roman Emperor-Music Express, by Compton Place) scored over 1300m at Vittel in France for trainer Eoghan O'Neill. Angel Of Harlem was a €42,000 (A$60,000) yearling at the 2009 Arqana October Sale.
In Singapore, 9 Australian-breds scored at Kranji (click on the horse name to watch each race):
Also in the US, Coolmore shuttler Tale Of The Cat (Storm Cat-Yarn, by Mr Prospector) added a Gr1 triumph when Charles Fipke's home-bred 3YO colt Tale Of Ekati (Tale Of The Cat-Silence Beauty, by Sunday Silence) scored against older rivals in the US$300,000 Gr1 Hill N Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (8 furlongs) at Aqueduct in New York. In a bobbing-heads finish, Tale Of Ekati (ridden by Edgar Prado for trainer Barclay Tagg) was actually 2nd-across-the-line behind Canadian-bred fellow 3YO colt Harlem Rocker (Macho Uno-Freedom Come, by Lit De Justice), but stewards reversed the placings for interference in the straight; French-bred 5YO gelding Bribon (Mark Of Esteem-Rowat Arazi, by Arazi) finished 3rd. Last start, Kentucky-bred Tale Of Ekati won October's Gr2 Jerome Handicap (8 furlongs) at Belmont Park & previously this season he also won April's Gr1 Wood Memorial Stakes (9 furlongs) at Aqueduct, as well as finishing 3rd in March's Gr2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds & 4th in May's Gr1 Kentucky Derby. And during 2007 he won the Gr2 Futurity Stakes (7 furlongs) at Belmont Park & finished 2nd in the Gr2 Sanford Stakes (6 furlongs) at Saratoga. Overall Tale Of Ekati now has 5 wins & a runner-up from 12 starts for US$1,172,758 earnings.
Coolmore shuttler Tale Of The Cat (Storm Cat-Yarn, by Mr Prospector) added a US group success when Charles Fipke's home-bred colt Tale Of Ekati (Tale Of The Cat-Silence Beauty, by Sunday Silence) scored a 1-length victory in the US$160,000 Gr2 Jerome Handicap (8 furlongs) for 3YOs at Belmont Park. Tale Of Ekati (ridden by Cornelio Velasquez for trainer Barclay Tagg) defeated fellow colts You And I Forever (A.P.Indy-You, by You And I) & Canadian-bred Harlem Rocker (Macho Uno-Freedom Come, by Lit De Justice). Previously this season Kentucky-bred Tale Of Ekati won April's Gr1 Wood Memorial Stakes (9 furlongs) at Aqueduct & finished 3rd in March's Gr2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds, before running 4th in May's Gr1 Kentucky Derby. And during 2007 he won the Gr2 Futurity Stakes (7 furlongs) at Belmont Park & finished 2nd in the Gr2 Sanford Stakes (6 furlongs) at Saratoga. Overall Tale Of Ekati now has 4 wins from 11 starts for US$992,758 earnings.
Also in Ireland overnight, ill-fated former Coolmore shuttler & multiple champion sire Danehill (Danzig-Razyana, by His Majesty) added a group quinella when Alexander Of Hales (Danehill-Legend Maker, by Sadler's Wells) scored by a half-length in the €80,000 (A$128,000) Gr3 Gallinule Stakes (10 furlongs) for 3YOs at the Curragh. Alexander Of Hales (ridden by Seamus Heffernan for trainer Aidan O'Brien) defeated stable-mate Spanish Harlem (Danehill-Sleepytime, by Royal Academy) & Eyshal (Green Desert-Ebadiyla, by Sadler's Wells).
Demi O'Byrne also out-bid trainer John Gosden & paid 360,000 guineas (A$936,000) for a 1st-crop Dalakhani colt (out of Lurina, a half-sister to Sleepytime's dam Alidiva) consigned for Montana-based breeder Shirley Taylor (who breeds as W Lazy T) from Brian Grassick's Newtown Stud. The price equalled the previous sale record & O'Byrne (who confirmed he too will head to Ballydoyle to race for the Coolmore partnership) told racingpost.co.uk: "He was a great mover, a great looker & it's a very good pedigree. The dam's by Lure & I loved that. I bought Spanish Harlem, Sleepytime's yearling, last year & he won a Curragh maiden for Aidan (O'Brien)."