Monday, 22 August 2011

19th August

CASPAR NETSCHER (Dutch Art x Bella Cantata) ran out a comfortable winner of the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York today with the Breeders Cup being talked about as a possible last race of the season.  He has now won two races and been placed in  his other five (including 4 Stakes races) and earnt over £100,000.  Not bad for a horse sold at last year's October Book 2 yearlings for only 25,000 guineas.

His unraced dam could have been picked up last year for only 22,000 guineas.  Meon Valley retained her winning sister, Siren Sound, however, and her first foal, a February colt by Rock of Gibraltar, is offered as Lot 1090 in Book 2 this year.

13 August

Midnight Oil (Motivator x One So Marvellous) made it two wins from his last three starts with victory at Newmarket in a mile and half handicap.  Midnight Oil is the first runner out of One So Marvellous, a lightly raced winning full sister to ONE SO WONDERFUL.  She is the seventh filly bred by Someone Special and five older siblings have all produced black-type performers.  She has a yearling colt by New Approach (Lot 266) at Tatteralls Book One - just before ONE SO WONDERFUL's Danehill Dancer colt goes though the ring (Lot 267)