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CAULFIELD ON TEPPAL: “The Poule d’Essai des Pouliches heroine is the ninth Group winner descending from Bellarida. Significantly, several of the others were also sired by sons of Danehill” broodmare. This daughter of Galileo has enjoyed Group 1 success at the ages of two, three and four, in addition to finishing second in the 1,000 Guineas and Oaks. Rhododendron’s ability to win a Group 1 over a mile as a four-year-old surely owes a lot to the speed elements in the bottom half of her pedigree. Her first two dams, Halfway To Heaven and Cassandra Go, are respectively daughters of the sprinters Pivotal and Indian Ridge. Daughters of Pivotal now have eight black-type winners from 31 foals of racing age by Galileo, which equates to a remarkable 26%. Rhododendron’s brother Flying The Flag was a Group 3 ten-furlong winner and her Group-winning younger sister Magical failed by only a short head to win the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes. Their dam Halfway To Heaven won the Irish 1,000 Guineas before stretching her stamina to win the Group 1 Nassau Stakes over ten furlongs. Cassandra Go was a specialist sprinter, fast enough to win the King’s Stand, Temple and King George Stakes. Speed was also the main asset of Cassandra Go’s Group 3-winning daughter Theann. When Theann was mated to Galileo, she produced Photo Call, who was sold for $3 million after becoming a Grade 1 winner in the USA. Cassandra Go’s half-sister Persian Secret was a Listed winner over a mile but her son Do The Honours was a very smart sprinter. Cassandra Go was also a half-sister to Verglas, a Coventry Stakes winner. 43 TATTERSALLS IRISH 2000 GUINEAS G1 CURRAGH. May 26. 3yoc&f. 8f.

1. ROMANISED (IRE) 9-0 £206,195 b c by Holy Roman Emperor - Romantic Venture (Indian Ridge) O-Mr Robert Ng B-Mrs M. Aherne TR-K. J. Condon 2. U S Navy Flag (USA) 9-0 £68,142 b/br c by War Front - Misty For Me (Galileo) O-Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor B-Misty For Me Syndicate TR-Aidan O’Brien £32,743 3. Gustav Klimt (IRE) 9-0 b c by Galileo - Massarra (Danehill) O-Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith B-Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt TR-Aidan O’Brien Margins 2.25, 1.25. Time 1:38.93. Going Good to Firm. Age Starts Wins Places Earned 2-3 6 2 1 £227,201 Sire: HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR. Sire of 74 Stakes winners. In 2018 - ROMANISED Indian Ridge G1, BEAUTY ONLY Ali-Royal G2, WELL TIMED Cadeaux Genereux G2, DUCA VALENTINOIS Fruits of Love G3, HOLY LEGAL Minstrel Glory G3. 1st Dam: ROMANTIC VENTURE by Indian Ridge. 2 wins. Own sister to SIGHTS ON GOLD. Dam of 6 winners:

2004: 2005:

2006: 2008: 2009: 2010:

LIFETIME JOURNEY (c Thunder Gulch) Winner at 5 in Kingdom of Saudi Ara. FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (f Stravinsky) 6 wins at 3 to 6, Ire.Field Leger Trial Ballycullen S LR, SIS Live Fenwolf S LR. Broodmare. TIMELY PRODUCTION (c Peintre Celebre) 4 wins at 3 in Sweden. SAMARKAND (g Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3. Black Romantic (c Singspiel) ROCK OF ROMANCE (c Rock of Gibraltar) 5 wins at 3 to 6 in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Premio St Leger Italiano G3.

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2015: 2016:

ROMANISED (c Holy Roman Emperor) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas G1, 2nd BetBright Solario S G3. Roman Venture (f Holy Roman Emperor) unraced to date.

2nd Dam: Summer Trysting by Alleged. Dam of DESIGNS ON ROME (g Holy Roman Emperor: The Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup G1 (twice), Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup G1, Longines Hong Kong Cup G1, 2nd Goffs Vincent O’Brien National S G1), SIMPLE EXCHANGE (c Danehill: American Derby G2), SIGHTS ON GOLD (g Indian Ridge: Brigadier Gerard S G3, Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial G3, 2nd Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase G1). Grandam of EL NINO. Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 98 Stakes winners. In 2018 - LANCASTER BOMBER War Front G1, ROMANISED Holy Roman Emperor G1, ARCTICA Captain Al LR. The Holy Roman Emperor/Indian Ridge cross has produced: ROMANISED G1, Ahlan Emarati G2.

ROMANISED b c 2015 Danzig

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Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols


Swing Easy Golden City


Hoist The Flag Princess Pout

Seasonal Pickup

The Minstrel Bubinka

Danehill HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR b 04 L’On Vite

Indian Ridge ROMANTIC VENTURE ch 97 Summer Trysting

Back in 2012, Holy Roman Emperor sprang a considerable surprise when his second-crop daughter Homecoming Queen ran away with the 1,000 Guineas at odds of 25-1. The son of Danehill was responsible for another 25-1 Classic winner when Romanised wore down US Navy Flag to take the Irish 2,000 Guineas. This was only the second win from six starts for Romanised, whose best previous effort was arguably his second to Masar in the Group 3 Solario Stakes. Romanised is the third black-type winner for his dam Romantic Venture. Although Romantic Venture is a daughter of the sprinter Indian Ridge, Romanised’s predecessors were both stayers. One, Fictional Account, gained her Listed wins over 14 and 16 furlongs, even though she was by the sprinter Stravinsky, and the other, Rock Of Romance, won the Group 3 St Leger Italiano, even though he was a son of the miler Rock Of Gibraltar. As Rock Of Gibraltar shares the same sire, Danehill, as Holy Roman Emperor, Romanised must have reasonable prospects of staying middle distances. The explanation for the stamina in Romantic Venture’s first two stakes winners is that she is out of Summer Trysting, a stoutly-bred mare sired by Alleged from a daughter of The Minstrel. Summer Trysting produced middle-distance Group winners to three fast horses, including Romantic Venture’s smart brother Sights On Gold, who stayed a mile and a half, and Romanised’s close relative Designs On Rome, a Holy Roman Emperor who became a star in Hong Kong. Designs On Rome’s four Group 1 successes were all gained over a

mile and a quarter. We never learned the extent of Holy Roman Emperor’s stamina. Officially rated Europe’s second-best two-year-old of 2006, just 1lb below his narrow Dewhurst Stakes conqueror Teofilo, Holy Roman Emperor was retired early to substitute for Danehill’s sub-fertile son George Washington at Coolmore. 44 TATTERSALLS GOLD CUP G1 CURRAGH. May 27. 4yo+. 10f 110yds.

1. LANCASTER BOMBER (USA) 4 9-3 £156,637 b c by War Front - Sun Shower (Indian Ridge) O-Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier B-Sun Shower Syndicate TR-Aidan O’Brien 2. Cliffs of Moher (IRE) 4 9-3 £50,442 b/br c by Galileo - Wave (Dansili) O-Mrs John Magnier B-Wave Syndicate TR-Aidan O’Brien 3. Defoe (IRE) 4 9-3 £23,894 gr c by Dalakhani - Dulkashe (Pivotal) O-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum B-Darley Stud Management Company Ltd TR-Roger Varian Margins 2, 1.5. Time 2:14.05. Going Good to Firm. Age Starts Wins Places Earned 2-4 18 2 9 £1,098,377 Sire: WAR FRONT. Sire of 60 Stakes winners. In 2018 LANCASTER BOMBER Indian Ridge G1, FIRE AWAY Unbridled G3, LULL Tiznow G3, HOMESMAN Red Ransom LR. 1st Dam: Sun Shower by Indian Ridge. Dam of 5 winners:


2007: 2008:

2009: 2010: 2011:

2012: 2014:

2015: 2017:

MULL OF KILLOUGH (g Mull of Kintyre) 9 wins at 3 to 8, Weatherbys Earl of Sefton S G3 (twice), Darley S G3, 2nd F.Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile S G2 (twice) Tashzara (f Intikhab). Broodmare. EXCELEBRATION (c Exceed And Excel) Champion 3yr old colt in Germany in 2011, Champion older horse in Ireland in 2012. 8 wins at 2 to 4 at home, France, Germany, Qipco Queen Elizabeth II S G1, Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp G1, P. Fresnay le Buffard Jacques Le Marois G1, 2nd JLT Lockinge S G1, Queen Anne S G1, Qipco Queen Elizabeth II S G1, 3rd St James’s Palace S G1. Sire. ASCOT MAGIC (c Strategic Prince) 2 wins at 3 in India. (f Rebuttal). Died as a foal. SHIVALIK SHOWERS (c Dancing Forever) 13 wins at 3 to 7, 2018 in India, D. Khaitan Memorial Calcutta Gold Cup LR, RWITC Ltd Turf Championship LR, Maharaja Jiwajirao Scindia Trophy LR, C N Wadia Gold Cup LR, Idar Gold Trophy LR, Irish TB & Goffs R.W.I.T.C. Ltd Gold Cup LR. Rainfall Radar (f Rebuttal) LANCASTER BOMBER (c War Front). 2 wins at 2 and 4, Tattersalls Gold Cup G1, 2nd Dubai Dewhurst S G1, St James’s Palace S G1, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf G1, Breeders’ Cup Mile G1, Ricoh Woodbine Mile S G1, 3rd Al Shaqab Lockinge S G1. Chief of War (c War Front) unraced to date. (c War Front)

Broodmare Sire: INDIAN RIDGE. Sire of the dams of 98 Stakes winners. In 2018 - LANCASTER BOMBER War Front G1, ROMANISED Holy Roman Emperor G1, ARCTICA Captain Al LR.

LANCASTER BOMBER b c 2014 Northern Dancer

Nearctic Natalma

Pas de Nom

Admiral’s Voyage Petitioner


Fappiano Ruby Slippers

Lara’s Star

Forli True Reality


Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols


Swing Easy Golden City


Known Fact Slightly Dangerous

Sarah Siddons

Le Levanstell Mariel

Danzig WAR FRONT b 02 Starry Dreamer

Indian Ridge SUN SHOWER br 01 Miss Kemble

As recently as 2008, roughly seven months after she had produced a colt by Exceed And Excel, Indian Ridge’s seven-year-old daughter Sun Shower was sold cheaply. Sun Shower had failed to win in six attempts in France, with her best placing - a second over 11 furlongs coming at the little-known Gemozac track. Consequently, she had started her broodmare career with visits to comparatively inexpensive stallions, such as Mull Of Kintyre, Intikhab, Exceed And Excel and Strategic Prince. Following her sale in 2008 she was exported to India, where she produced a colt by Strategic Prince in 2009 and a colt by Dancing Forever in 2011. By then her Exceed And Excel colt Excelebration was busily establishing himself as one of Europe’s top milers and her Mull Of Kintyre gelding, Mull Of Killough, had developed into a useful miler. Sun Shower was transferred in foal to the USA and has since become a regular visitor to War Front, whose sire Danzig was also the grandsire of Exceed And Excel. The oldest of Sun Shower’s War Front foals is Lancaster Bomber, who became his dam’s second Group 1 winner when he led throughout in the Tattersalls Gold Cup. Remarkably, this was only the second win for Lancaster Bomber from 18 starts, but no fewer than 14 of them were in Group 1 contests and he had finished second in five of them, including in the Dewhurst, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, the St James’s Palace and the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Lancaster Bomber is War Front’s eighth Group 1 winner trained by Aidan O’Brien. Lancaster Bomber’s second dam, the once-raced Miss Kemble, comes from a top middle-distance family. A half-sister to the high-class middledistance performers Princess Pati (Irish Oaks) and Seymour Hicks (Great Voltigeur Stakes), Miss Kemble was out of Sarah Siddons, a winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Yorkshire Oaks. Sarah Siddons in turn was a daughter of Mariel, winner of the Pretty Polly Stakes after finishing second in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Mariel was herself out of a smart half-sister to the brilliant St Leger and King George winner Ragusa. This is also the family of Wicklow Brave, the Irish St Leger winner who is also a Grade 1 winner over jumps, and of Leggera, winner of the Prix Vermeille and second in the Arc. 45 TATTERSALLS IRISH 1000 GUINEAS G1 CURRAGH. May 27. 3yof. 8f.

1. ALPHA CENTAURI (IRE) 9-0 £206,195 gr f by Mastercraftsman - Alpha Lupi (Rahy) O-Niarchos Family B-The Niarchos Family TR-Mrs J. Harrington 2. Could It Be Love (USA) 9-0 £68,142 b f by War Front - Playa Maya (Arch) O-Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith B-Playa Maya Syndicate TR-Aidan O’Brien


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