Izzi Top’s first foal makes debut at Nottingham
Izzi Top's first foal makes debut at Nottingham
By Chris Hill 6:11PM 4 OCT 2016
NOTTINGHAM hosts a number of well-related juveniles on Wednesday, none more so than the Oasis Dream colt Dreamfield who will be making his debut for John Gosden in the first division of the 6f maiden at 1.30pm.
Bred by Meon Valley Stud, Dreamfield is the first foal produced by Gosden's 2012 Pretty Polly Stakes and Prix Jean Romanet heroine Izzi Top, a Pivotal half-sister to Jazzi Top who landed last year's Group 2 Prix de la Nonette for Gosden before finishing a narrow runner-up in the Prix de l'Opera.
Dreamfield hails from one of Meon Valley Stud's most successful families with his third dam, the 1986 Irish Oaks heroine Colorspin, being a daughter of one of the Hampshire nursery's foundation mares, Reprocolor.
Colorspin has proved a magnificent broodmare herself, producing multiple Group 1 winners Kayf Tara and Opera House as well as Prix de l'Opera victress Zee Zee Top, the dam of Izzi Top.
Given his stellar pedigree, it was little surprise that Dreamfield made seven figures when offered by Meon Valley Stud at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. John Ferguson Bloodstock secured the colt on behalf of Godolphin for 1.1 million guineas, the fifth highest price of last year's sale.
On Tuesday, a Dansili half-brother to Dreamfield was bought by the China Horse Club, Mayfair Speculators and Peter and Ross Doyle for 325,000gns at this year's edition of Book 1.
Half-brother to Aussie Rules set for Nottingham
The second division of the 6f maiden sees the debut of another son of Oasis Dream with Tom Dascombe introducing Dream Reversion, a half-brother to 2006 Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile hero Aussie Rules, at 2pm.
Dream Reversion is the 15th and final foal produced by the Alzao mare Last Second, who won the Nassau and Sun Chariot Stakes in 1996 and has produced ten winners.
From the family of multiple Group 1 winners Albanova and Alborada, Dream Reversion is also a half-brother to Listed scorer Approach – the dam of Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial winner Midas Touch – and the dual Listed-placed Intrigued, dam of Listed winner Michelangelo.
The juvenile colt has twice been through the sales ring, firstly when purchased by MC Bloodstock for 75,000gns at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale before Salcey Forest Stud picked him up for £40,000 at this year's Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale.
Three-parts brother to top-class Winsili in action at Kempton
Later in the day at Kempton, a couple of homebred colts take the eye in the second division of the 7f maiden, with Melting Dew and Radjash making their debuts for Sir Michael Stoute and Charlie Appleby respectively at 6.20pm.
Melting Dew, a son of Cacique, will carry the colours of Khalid Abdullah, just as his three-parts sister Winsili did when successful in the 2013 Nassau Stakes and Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial over 1m2f.
Out of the Pivotal mare Winter Sunrise, a dual 1m2f-winning half-sister to Group 2 Prix Greffulhe victor Ice Blue, Melting Dew is also a half-brother to the Scandinavian scorer Backcountry and shares his page with top-class colts Meteor Storm and Polish Summer.
Radjash is the second foal produced by Godolphin's 2010 Fillies' Mile heroine White Moonstone, a Dynaformer half-sister to the Listed Pride Stakes winner and Group 2 Lancashire Oaks third Albasharah.
Bred by Darley, the son of Shamardal is a half-brother to the Dubawi colt Dufay who won a 7f maiden in France earlier this season on his first start for Henri-Alex Pantall.
Plenty of blue-bloods set to debut at Navan
Just days after the remarkable achievement of training the first three home in the Arc, Aidan O'Brien has the chance to replicate the feat – this time with three-year-old sons of champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock rather than offspring of Galileo – in Navan's 2m maiden at 3.05pm.
Candle Rocks is out of the Mr Prospector mare Monevassia, a placed daughter of the great Miesque and therefore a sister to the top-class Kingmambo and half-sister to triple Group 1 winner East Of The Moon.
Monevassia's most recent foal, Candle Rocks is a three-parts brother to dual Group 1-winning juvenile Rumplestiltskin – the dam of 2014 Yorkshire Oaks winner Tapestry – and a half-brother to Group 3 victress I Am Beautiful and to the unraced dam of this season's Group 1 DP World Dubai Turf hero Real Steel.
Santa Anita is also a sibling to a top-class filly in 2013 Oaks heroine and St Leger runner-up Talent, a daughter of New Approach.
Bred by Ashbrittle Stud and Mark Dixon out of the Peintre Celebre mare Prowess, a winner over 1m4f and third in the 2006 Listed Cheshire Oaks, Santa Anita was purchased by Demi O'Byrne for 320,000gns at the 2013 Tattersalls December Foal Sale.
If anything, O'Brien's third contender, Sugarloaf Mountain, has an even better pedigree than his two stablemates being a half-brother to 2014 Irish Oaks heroine Bracelet, Group 2 Rockfel Stakes winner Wading and dual Listed-placed Simply A Star.
All four are out of the Green Desert mare Cherry Hinton, a Group 3-placed daughter of the phenomenal Urban Sea, who is the dam of eight black-type winners including champion colts Galileo, Sea The Stars and Black Sam Bellamy and US Grade 1 victress My Typhoon.
Navan debut for son of classy Punctilious
The mile maiden for colts and geldings at 4.05pm features the Jim Bolger-trained colt Clongowes, a son of New Approach who the trainer prepared to secure five victories at the highest level including the 2008 Derby.
A Darley homebred out of the Danehill mare Punctilious, whose greatest victories came over 1m4f when successful in the 2005 Yorkshire Oaks and 2004 Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes, Clongowes is a half-brother to three winners from 6f to 1m2f including triple scorer Pallister.
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