Lot 75 EVER THE OPTIMIST (IRE) May 6th, 2008 Bay Gelding (Third Produce)
From Stef Higgins Racing The Property of Mr D Gilbert Cape Cross (IRE) Have Faith (IRE) (2001)
Green Desert Park Appeal Machiavellian Fatefully
(With VAT) Danzig Foreign Courier Ahonoora Balidaress Mr Prospector Coup de Folie Private Account Fateful
EVER THE OPTIMIST (IRE), 16.2 h.h. (approx.): ran 3 times at 3 years, 2011. Had 3 runs now and very nicely handicapped. Shows immense ability in his first run and at home. But soft ground/too fresh hindered his 2 runs this year. Very exciting prospect (Info on: 07887 991292). Tie Forward. Sold as he stands as per condition 9 (conditions of sale). 1st dam HAVE FAITH (IRE): winner at 2 years and £8502 and placed twice; Own sister to Opportunist (IRE); dam of 2 winners from 3 runners: Faithful One (IRE) (2007 f. by Dubawi (IRE)): 3 wins, £28,488: 2 wins at 3 years, 2010 and £18,143 and placed 9 times; also winner at 4 years, 2011 in France and £10,345. Congregation (GB) (2006 c. by Cape Cross (IRE)): winner at 3 years, 2009 in Qatar and £6504 and placed 3 times. Ever The Optimist (IRE) (2008 g. by Cape Cross (IRE)): see above. She also has a yearling filly by Selkirk (USA) and a foal filly by Acclamation (GB). 2nd dam FATEFULLY (USA): 4 wins at 3 years and £59,601 inc. Rosemary Rated H., Ascot, L. and Bonusprint October S., Ascot, L.; dam of 4 winners inc.: FAVOURABLE TERMS (GB) (f. by Selkirk (USA)): 6 wins at 3 to 5 years and £310,092 inc. Vodafone Nassau S., Goodwood, Gr.1; dam of a winner: Semester (GB): winner at 3 years, 2011 in France and £14,138. MODERN HISTORY (IRE) (c. by Shamardal (USA)): 2 wins at 3 years, 2011 in France and £40,486 inc. Prix F.B.A-Aymeri de Mauleon, Toulouse, L. Opportunist (IRE) (c. by Machiavellian (USA)): 8 wins in U.A.E. and in U.S.A. and £188,086 3rd Derrinstown Stud Burj Nahaar, Nad Al Sheba, Gr.3. 3rd dam FATEFUL (USA): 2 wins at 2 and 3 years and £7319; dam of 7 winners inc.: POINTS OF GRACE (USA): 7 wins at 3 to 5 years, 2010 in Canada and in U.S.A. and £323,058 inc. Dance Smartly S., Woodbine, Gr.2. Dark Mile (USA): 6 wins, £89,907: winner at 3 years and £6698; also 5 wins in France and £83,209; dam of winners inc.: Lutece Eria (FR): 7 wins at 2 to 4 years, 2010 in France and £123,403, 3rd Prix Zeddaan, Fontainebleau, L. Western Fate (USA): unraced; dam of winners inc.: Minister's Fate (USA): winner, 2011 in U.S.A. Old West (USA): winner, 2011 in U.S.A. 4th dam FATE'S REWARD (USA): 4 wins at 2 to 4 years in U.S.A.; dam of 3 winners inc.: Happenchance (USA): 4 wins at 3 to 5 years in U.S.A. and £58,783, 2nd Moonlight Jig S., Laurel; dam of winners. CLASS (USA): won Monongahela H., Charles Town, Hildene S., Colonial Downs. Opening Dance (USA): 4 wins, £28,505: 3 wins at 3 and 4 years in U.S.A.; also winner over jumps at 5 years in U.S.A., 2nd Noel Laing H. Hurdle, Montpelier, L. Lovely Later (USA): unraced; dam of winners. LOVELY AFTERNOON (USA): won Arlington Breeders' Cup Oaks, Gr.3. WITH PATIENCE (USA): won Oakley S., Colonial Downs, Somethingroyal S., Colonial Downs, Lambholm South Brookmeade S., Colonial Downs, 2nd Royal North H., Woodbine, Gr.3, 3rd Athenia H., Aqueduct, Gr.3.