Lot 126 OPTIMISTIC DUKE (IRE) March 17th, 2007 Chesnut Gelding (Second Produce)
From Folly House Bachelor Duke (USA) Gronchi Rosa (IRE) (2001)
Miswaki Gossamer Nashwan Anna Grassi
(With VAT) Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Seattle Slew Lisaleen Blushing Groom Height of Fashion Bound For Honour Beb Italia
OPTIMISTIC DUKE (IRE): placed 3 times at 3 years, 2010; also placed 3 times over hurdles at 3 and 4 years, 2011. Ideal Maiden Point to Pointer. Easy to do in all aspects. Can be seen prior to sale. Sold to dissolve a partnership. Sold as he stands as per condition 9 (conditions of sale). 1st dam GRONCHI ROSA (IRE): 2 wins at 2 and 3 years in Italy and £6475 and placed 4 times; dam of a winner from 2 runners: Cavendish Road (IRE) (2006 g. by Bachelor Duke (USA)): 5 wins at 2 to 4 years, 2010 and £16,383 and placed 7 times. Optimistic Duke (IRE) (2007 g. by Bachelor Duke (USA)): see above. 2nd dam ANNA GRASSI (ITY): 4 wins at 2 years in Italy and £44,765 inc. Premio Repubbliche Marinare, Rome, L., placed 3rd Criterium Femminile, Rome, L.; dam of 3 winners: Euribor (IRE) (c. by Indian Ridge): 2 wins at 2 and 3 years in Italy and in U.S.A. and £93,241 and placed 9 times inc. 2nd Prix de Cabourg, Deauville, Gr.3, Premio Primi Passi, Milan, Gr.3, Premio Alberto Giubilo, Rome, L. and Oceanside S., Del Mar, L. Gronchi Rosa (IRE): see above. Re Bingo (IRE): winner at 2 years in Italy and £8930 and placed 6 times. Eurirs (FR): ran on the flat in Italy; dam of winners: DEMATIL (IRE): 2 wins at 2 and 3 years in Italy and £38,973 inc. Criterium di Pisa, L., 2nd Criterium Varesino, Varese, L. and 3rd Criterium Labronico, Livorno, L. Charlemagne Wood (IRE): 5 wins at 2 and 3 years, 2011 in Italy and £53,671 and placed 7 times inc. 3rd Premio d'Estate C. Naz, Milan, L. 3rd dam Beb Italia: 4 wins at 3 years in Italy and £7901, placed 4th Premio Buontalenta, Rome, Gr.3; dam of 7 winners inc.: ANNA GRASSI (ITY): see above. Daniela Grassi (GB): 2 wins at 2 and 3 years in Italy, £25,003; dam of winners inc.: LIBANO (IRE): 5 wins at 2 and 3 years, 2009 at home and in Italy and £139,962 inc. P. Parioli Mem. L Brogi (2000 Guineas), Rome, Gr.3, Knockaire S., Leopardstown, L. and Premio Daumier, Rome, L. SLAPPER (ITY): 8 wins at home and in Italy and £137,402 inc. Premio Pisa, Pisa, L. and Premio Giuseppe de Montel, Milan, L., 2nd Premio Enrico Camici, Pisa, L., 3rd Premio Parioli (2000 Guineas), Rome, Gr.2 and Criterium di Pisa, Pisa, L. 4th dam GINGER: winner at 2 years and placed 5 times; dam of 3 winners inc.: Beb Italia: see above. Hostess: 2 wins at 2 and 3 years and £5085; dam of winners inc.: Lady Ounavarra (IRE): winner at home and in Italy, 2nd EBF Orby S., Leopardstown, L., Premio Minerva, Rome, L., 3rd EBF Park S., Curragh, Gr.3. The next dam HEDGEROW: ran twice at 3 years; dam of 5 winners inc.: Karoo: 5 wins, £6461: 4 wins at 2 and 3 years and £6461; also winner in France. Akbar: 3 wins: winner in Italy; also 2 wins over jumps in Italy. Pink Rose: winner at 3 years and placed twice; dam of winners inc.: GOOD RULER: 4 wins, £7521: 2 wins at 3 years and placed twice; also 2 wins over hurdles at 3 years inc. Finale Junior Hurdle, Chepstow, L.