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Godolphin July Sale lots 2017

    Welcome to a new Racing Post sponsored blog, highlighting Godolphin’s up and coming lots for sale at the Tattersalls July Sale.

     

    We will include a short summary of each horse for sale with updates to follow over the coming days. We have also added useful links to make each horse’s Racing Post form and/or progeny history readily available.

     

    The Tattersalls July Sale takes place July 12th - 14th. 

     
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    Lot 158
    FALCON'S SONG (USA)
     
    (U S Ranger (USA) - Saudia (USA), Bay or Brown Mare 2012)

    Highest RPR: 76

    Highest OR: 70

    Covered by in 2017: Exceed and Excel (AUS), April 5th; believed in foal

    Falcon’s Song is a winner from just five career starts. She is out of the Gone West mare Saudia, which makes her a half-sister to the Group 2 Superlative Stakes winner Red Duke. She is also related to the American Group 3 winner Mr Ryder and the French Listed placed The West’s Awake.

     

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    Lot 160
    SLEEPTALKER (USA)
     

    (Street Cry (USA) - Suez (GB), Bay Mare 2013)

    Highest RPR: 35

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered by in 2017: Belardo (IRE), May 25th; believed in foal

    Sleeptalker is out of the Listed winning and Group 1-placed Green Desert mare Suez. The dam has produced four winners from five runners. Her best runner to date, Lyric Of Light, is a full-sister to Sleeptalker. Lyric Of Light’s best performance came when she took the scalp of future Group 1 winners Samitar and Fallen For You in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. This is the wider family of Meon Valley’s blue hen, Reprocolor.

     

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    Sleeptalker
     
    Lot 162
    CATENARIA (USA)
     

    (Bernardini (USA) - Arch Support (USA), Bay or Brown Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    This unraced daughter of Bernardini is out of a Grade 3 placed daughter of Arch, called Arch Support. She is the first foal out of Arch Support, but she is followed by a 2016 colt by More Than Ready and a 2017 colt by Bernardini. Catenaria’s second dam, Two Ninety Jones, is the dam of eight winners from eight runners to date.

     

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    Lot 163
    SNOWSTAR (IRE) - WITHDRAWN
    Lot 167
    SPINWHEEL (GB)
     

    (Pivotal (GB) - Angel's Tears (GB), Chestnut Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: 76

    Highest OR: 74

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Spinwheel is a dual 7f winner by Pivotal, out of the young Seeking The Gold mare Angel’s Tears, who has since produced a 2015 filly by Farhh and a 2016 colt by Invincible Spirit. Angel’s Tears is a half-sister to Angel Falls, dam of 2016 French champion two-year-old colt National Defense.

     

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    Lot 168
    CAMARGUE (GB)
     

    (Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Chaqauiras (USA), Bay Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: 84

    Highest OR: 73

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    This well related filly is one of three winners from three runners for her dam Chaquiras. She broke her duck in a two-year-old maiden at Ascot and went on to show her durability by running a further eight times at two. She has a two-year-old half-sister by Exceed And Excel. Her dam is a full-sister to Dubai Millennium, which makes Camargue’s third dam none other than the great Fall Aspen. This is the wider family of Group 1 winners Hamas, Fort Wood, Timber Country, Northern Aspen, Mehthaaf, Elnadim, and, now, multiple Group 1-winning miler, Ribchester.

     

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    Lot 169
    EMIRATES FLIGHT (GB)
     

    (New Approach (IRE) - Flying Clouds (IRE), Chestnut Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: 70

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Emirates Flight has placed once from two starts. She is a daughter of Group 1 placed Flying Cloud, whose finest hour came when winning the 2009 edition of the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot. Flying Start has a 2016 colt by Dansili and 2017 filly by Dubawi. This is the wider family of Group 1 winner Laverock as well as Australian champion two-year-old colt and young sire, Pierro.

     

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    Dam, Flying Cloud winning Gr.2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot 18/06/2009
     
    Lot 171
    MRS CARTWRIGHT (USA)
     

    (Hard Spun (USA) - Lady Bonanza (USA), Bay Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Mrs Cartwright is an unraced daughter of Hard Spun and Japanese stakes placed mare, Lady Bonanza. The third dam is none other than Natalma, dam of the incomparable Northern Dancer, making this the wider family of the likes of Danehill, Coup De Folie, Machiavellian and Coup De Genie.

     

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    Lot 172
    DAL RIATA (IRE)
     

    (Raven's Pass (USA) - Dinka Raja (USA), Brown Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: 75

    Highest OR: 70

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Dal Riata best performance to date was finishing second, beaten a head, in a two year old maiden at Newbury. Dal Riata is a half-sister to Cheveley Park winner Carry On Katie. This is the wider family of Group 1 winners Kostroma and Ariege as well as last season’s Prix Djebel winner, Ride Like The Wind.

     

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    Half sister to Gr.1 winner Carry On Katie
     
    Lot 173
    WILD MINT (USA)
     

    (Medaglia d'Oro (USA) - Violent Beauty (USA), Bay or Brown Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Wild Mind is an unraced daughter of Medaglia d’Oro out of the Gone West mare Violent Beauty. The same mating produced her full-brother, Group 1 winner and freshman sire, Violence. This is also the wider family of young sires Tale Of Ekati and Point Of Entry.

     

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    Wild Mint
     
    Lot 174
    PORTRAYAL (USA) - WITHDRAWN

     

     
    Lot 176
    RAW SILK (USA)
     

    (Malibu Moon (USA) - Silken Sash (IRE), Bay Mare 2005)

    Highest RPR: 106

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: Dawn Approach (IRE), February 20th; believed in foal

    This American bred mare won three times, including when successful in the Grade 2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park. She has produced three winners from three runners to date and they have all posted RPRs in the mid 80s. She has a 2015 filly by Elusive Quality and a 2016 filly by Shamardal.

     

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    Lot 180
    STOLEN TANGO (USA)
     

    (Bernardini (USA) - Late Romance (USA), Bay Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    This three-year-old unraced daughter of Bernardini is out of the Listed-placed Storm Cat mare Late Romance. Late Romance has bred one winner from one runner and has a two-year-old by Animal Kingdom, a yearling by Medaglia d’Oro and a foal by Dubawi. She is a half sister to the Group 2 Cherry Hinton winner Gamilati.

     

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    Lot 183
    CROZET ISLANDS (USA)
     

    (Medaglia d'Oro (USA) - Blue Petrel (GB), Bay Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Crozet Islands is an unraced three-year-old by Medaglia d’Oro. She is out of Blue Petrel, a placed daughter of Distorted Humor. Blue Petrel has bred one other foal of racing age, an unraced two-year-old filly by Elusive Quality, and she is followed by a 2017 brother to Crozet Island. The third dam in this family is Flagbird, the Champion older mare in Ireland in 1995.

     

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    Lot 184
    WILD BUD (USA) - WITHDRAWN
    Lot 187
    PIVOTAL MISSION (GB)
     

    (Pivotal (GB) - Magic Mission (GB), Bay Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Pivotal Mission is one of only six of daughters of Pivotal in this sale. She is out of the Grade 3-winning Machiavellian mare Magic Mission. Magic Mission has produced five winners from five runners - her best being her 2013 colt by Medaglia d’Oro, Talismanic, who is a triple Listed winner and Group 2-placed.

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    Pivotal Mission
     
    Lot 188
    PRIM (USA)
     

    (Elusive Quality (USA) - Ever so (USA), Bay Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Prim is an unraced daughter of Elusive Quality out of the young unraced Medaglia d’Oro mare Ever So. Ever so is a half sister to the Grade 1 winner and Grade 1 sire, Yes It’s True. Her other stakes winning half-sister, Honest Dancer, has produced a stakes placed runner. Ever So has a 2015 filly by Animal Kingdom and a 2016 colt by Street Boss still to run for her.

     

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    Lot 190
    DUALITY (IRE)
     

    (Shamardal (IRE) - Double Vie (IRE), Bay Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    This unraced daughter of Shamardal is out the Listed placed daughter of Tagula, Double Vie. She has produced two winners from three runners, the most notable of which is Big Note, who posted a career best RPR of 102.

     

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    Lot 191
    INDRAHAR (IRE)
     

    (Raven's Pass (USA) - Viz (IRE), Bay Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: 93

    Highest OR: 90

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Indrahar is a dual winning daughter of Raven’s Pass who posted a career high RPR of 93 on the all weather. She is out of the Darshaan mare Viz, which makes her a half sister to the speedy multiple Group winner Viztoria. Viz has an unraced two-year-old by Galileo named Freetown.

     

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    Lot 256
    LA PATRIA (GB)
     

    (Dubawi (IRE) - Evil Empire (GER), Chestnut Mare 2013)

    Highest RPR: 91

    Highest OR: N/A

    Covered in by 2017: Belardo (IRE), March 29th; believed in foal

    La Patria is a Listed placed daughter of Dubawi. She finished third in the Prix Coronation at Saint Cloud where one length covered the first three home. She is out of the Group 3 winner and multiple stakes placed mare Evil Empire. Evil Empire has produced seven winners from eight runners with several gaining black-type, headed up by Empire Day, who finished third in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud and also won the Listed Zetland Stakes at Newmarket.

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    La Patria
     
    Lot 258
    ZAMANI (IRE)
     

    (Teofilo (IRE) - Zam Zoom (IRE), Chestnut Mare 2012)

    Highest RPR: 81

    Highest OR: 75

    Covered in by 2017: Sepoy (AUS), March 15th; believed in foal

    Zamani was a winner at three and placed a further three times from five lifetime starts. She is out of the Dalakhani mare Zam Zoom, who has produced three winners from three runners to date. Her best offspring is Nichols Canyon, who is a dual Listed winner on the level and a multiple top flight winner over hurdles. She has also produced Bright Approach, a Listed-winning daughter of New Approach.

     

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    Lot 263
    BOATER (IRE)
     

    (Helmet (AUS) - Cercle d'Amour (USA), Bay Filly 2014)

    Highest RPR: 83

    Highest OR: 78

    Covered in by 2017: N/A

    Boater was a tough and precocious first crop daughter of Helmet. She won her maiden first time out in March of her juvenile career, which included seven starts in total. She showed that she trained on by winning again as a three-year-old. The highlight of her career came in the Listed Marygate Stakes at York when she finished second. She is out of the Storm Cat mare, Cercle D’Amour, who has produced four winners from four runners. She is a full-sister to Royal Tigress. Royal Tigress won the Listed 1,000 Guineas trial at Leopardstown and has produced two Grade 3 winners in America.

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    Boater winning her maiden (DIV I)(Plus 10 Race), Kempton 26/03/2016
     
    Lot 267

    NETWORKING (GER)

    (Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Nina Celebre (IRE) Bay Filly 2014)  

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    This unraced daughter of Invincible Spirit is out of the Peintre Celebre mare Nina Celebre, who spent her racing career in Germany and was a four time winner there, with two of these wins coming at Listed level. Since retiring to stud Nina Celebre has not only a 100% record with winners to runners, but also a 100% record with stakes performers to runners. Her son by Shamardal, Pakistan Star, finished second in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin and her winning daughter by Tertullian, Ninas Terz, finished second and third in two Listed events in Germany.

     

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    Lot 268

    CATAMARAN (IRE)

    (Shamardal (USA) - Katla (IRE) Chestnut Filly 2014)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: 55

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Catamaran is a Shamardal mare out of Katla, who is a multiple Listed winning daughter of the Royal Applause stallion, Majestic Missile. Katla was an admirably consistent performer who ran 28 times during her three-season career. The highlights were her three Listed wins, in addition to her Group 3 placed effort and numerous other Listed places. The top class two-year-old and exciting young French based sire Wootton Bassett is found under the third dam.

     

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    Lot 269

    TRAVEL WRITER (IRE)

    (New Approach (IRE) - Grain Of Truth (GB) Bay Filly 2014)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Travel Writer is an unraced daughter of New Approach out of the three time Listed placed mare, Grain Of Truth. Since retiring to stud she has produced four winners from four runners and they are headed up by her Listed placed son Iptisam. Grain Of Truth herself is out of a Champion filly in Pure Grain. She was a Classic and dual Group 1 winner and she is directly responsible for six stakes performers since retiring to stud.

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    Travel Writer
     
    Lot 270

    WEIGELIA (GB)

    (Raven’s Pass (USA) - Spring Oak (GB) Chestnut Filly 2014)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    This unraced daughter of Raven’s Pass is out of the Mark Of Esteem mare Spring Oak. Spring Oak was a winner at two and three but it was really as a three-year-old that she came into her own by winning the Group 3 Prix Cleopatre at Saint-Cloud, and also finishing third in two Grade 1 contests in Canada and America. She is a half sister to Fragrant Hill, who is the dam of five stakes winners headed up by the Group 1 winners Fragrant Mix and Alpine Rose.

     

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    Lot 276

    MORSIAN (GB)

    (Dubawi (GB) - Misheer (GB) Chestnut Mare 2013)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: 56

    Covered by in 2017: Dawn Approach, March 10; believed in foal

    Morsian is a Dubawi mare out of Cherry Hinton Stakes winner and Cheveley Park Stakes runner-up, Misheer, making her a half-sister to Listed winner Mistrusting. This is the wider family of Middle Park Stakes winner First Trump.

     

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    Lot 277

    ISOBEL ARCHER (GB)

    (Oasis Dream (GB) - Straight Lass (IRE) Bay Mare 2007)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: 71

    Covered by in 2017: Iffraaj, March 10; believed in foal

    Isobel Archer is a winning Oasis Dream sister to Group 1 winner and sire Naaqoos. Isobel Archer is the dam of one winner from two runners, with her winner, Bow And Arrow, posting a best RPR of 98. Isobel Archer is carrying a full sibling to Bow And Arrow, by Iffraaj. This is the wider family of French sire Barastraight and Australian Group 1 winner Sir John Hawkwood.

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    Isobel Archer
     
    Lot 278

    YOU’RE BACK (USA)

    (Street Cry (IRE) - Nawaiet (USA) Bay Mare 2013)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: 97

    Covered by in 2017: Belardo, March 11; believed in foal

    You’re Back is a Listed placed daughter of Street Cry out of the multiple stakes producing mare Nawaiet. She is a three-parts sister to Group 1 winner and Dubai World Cup runner-up Capponi and Queen Anne Stakes winner No Excuse Needed. Nawaiet’s dam is Queen Mary Stakes winner and July Cup third Greenland Park.

     

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    Lot 279

    HAALAN (GB)

    (Sir Percy (GB) - Fin (GB) Bay Mare 2012)

    Official Rating: 92

    Highest RPR: 97

    Covered by in 2017: Night Of Thunder, April 24; believed in foal

    Haalan is a three-time winning daughter of the stakes winning Groom Dancer mare Fin. The dam is out of the Grade 1 Yellow Ribbon Invitational Handicap heroine Bonne Ile. The wider family includes Classic-placed Ile De Ninsky and Lockinge runner-up Mac Love.

     

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    Lot 281

    NASIMI (GB) -WITHDRAWN

    Lot 282

    ASTRAY (USA)

    (Bernardini (USA) - Away (USA) Bay Filly 2014)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: 65

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Astray is a three year old filly by Bernadini out of the Dixieland Band mare, Away. Astray, who has made just two career starts to date in France, is a half-sister to both the ill-fated Eight Belles, runner-up to Big Brown in the Kentucky Derby, and the useful stakes performer Escape Route.

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    Astray
     
    Lot 283

    HOLIDAY GIRL (IRE)

    (Acclamation (GB) - Bikini Babe (IRE) Bay Filly 2014)

    Official Rating: 85 (AW 82)

    Highest RPR: 84

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Holiday Girl is a three-year-old daughter of Acclamation out of the Stakes performing Montjeu mare Bikini Babe. Rated 85, Holiday Girl has made four career starts. Her best performance to date came on her second start, where she split stakes performers Rain Goddess and Key To My Heart at Leopardstown over seven furlongs. This is the family of Caulfield Cup runner-up Scottish  and Geoffrey Freer Stakes winner Royal Empire.

     

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    Lot 284

    PANNONIA (USA)

    (Street Cry (IRE) - Panty Raid (USA) Bay Filly 2014)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Pannonia is an unraced three-year-old daughter of Street Cry out of the Grade 1 Spinster Stakes winning mare Panty Raid. Pannonia’s full-brother, Hunting Ground, is a useful performer (RPR 105). The wider family includes Panty Raid’s full-sister, Kentucky Oaks runner-up St. John’s River.

     

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    Lot 285

    LAKSHMIBAI (AUS)

    (Sepoy (AUS) - Cataclysm (AUS) Chesnut Filly 2013)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Lakshmibai is an unraced daughter of Sepoy, out of the Stakes winning mare, Cataclysm. She is a half-sister to Champion Australian two-year-old filly Earthquake and stakes winning filly Palomares. The first three dams boast no fewer than 12 individual stakes performers.

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    Lakshmibai
     
    Lot 289

    NATURAL BLUES (GB)

    (New Approach (IRE) - Nahoodh (IRE) Bay Filly 2014)

    Official Rating: N/A

    Highest RPR: N/A

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Natural Blues is an unraced three year old daughter of the Falmouth and Lowther heroine, Nahoodh, by New Approach.

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    Natural Blues
     
     
    Lot 290

    SEA OF SNOW (USA)

    (Distorted Humor (USA) - Snow Ballerina (GB) Chesnut Filly 2014)

    Official Rating: 79

    Highest RPR: 86

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Sea of Snow is a dual winning two-year-old and stakes placed granddaughter of the Oaks winner and champion producer, Snow Bride. Snow Bride was, of course, the dam of champion European three-year-old and Derby winner Lammtarra, as well as granddam of two further Group 1 winners, Aesop’s Fables and Polarisation.

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    Lot 291

    TIME CHECK (USA)

    (Shamardal (USA) - Alizes (NZ) Chesnut Mare 2012)

    Official Rating: 80

    Highest RPR: 84

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Time Check is a winner over 6 furlongs from just four career starts by Shamardal out of the Group 2 winning Rory’s Jester mare, Alizes, Time Check is closely related to Australian Group 1 winner and new sire, Astern. Second dam, La Baraka, was a Group 1 winner whose own dam, Triscay, was a Champion in Australia at two and three.

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    Time Check
     
    Lot 292

    SCATTERED STARS (GB)

    (Dubawi (IRE) - Midnight Angel (GER) Bay Filly 2013)

    Official Rating: 79

    Highest RPR: 83

    Covered by in 2017: N/A

    Scattered Stars is a winner from five career starts. By Dubawi, out of the German Oaks winner, Midnight Angel, Scattered Stars hails from the wider family of dual Japanese Group 1 winner Eishin Flash.

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    Scattered Stars
     
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