France Galop has approved the four French filly names.
War Command - Azafata : is Attendante. She is in training with Yann Durepaire Dabirsim - Salzburg: is Salzengel. She is in training with Jane Soubagne Dabirsim - Alma Thomas: is Cafe Alma. She is in training with Henri-Alex Pantall Camelot - Martinette: is Heliabel. She is in training with Simone Brogi. Hooper
Last Edit: Oct 1, 2020 15:36:40 GMT -5 by UpInClass
Post by tenfurlongs on Jan 24, 2019 18:40:10 GMT -5
Nice. I really like the Camelot filly, she has a bit of pedigree power. Will be following their progress with keen interest, as Colleen and I are now minority owners in all four!
Hooper very generously gave us a small slice of these gals, so we can now say "yeah, we've got a few fillies in training" whenever anyone asks us in the paddock at the Spa. Super excited about this! Colleen may have to sign a recusal form, however, giving up her rights to root against Brady and the Patriots for several seasons. Negotiations continue...
UIC has allowed us to meet some fine folks with varied interests in the game, and we couldn't have asked for a better group of racetrack friends. I've known some of you for over fifteen years now, and I treasure all the good times we've shared. I wish all UICers could get together for a day at the races, and experience the camaraderie first-hand. If you can ever find your way to Saratoga, you'll always have a warm welcome!
"Over time, your quickness with a cocky rejoinder must have gotten you many punches in the face." ~ Al Swearengen
HELIABEL, the 2-year-old Camelot filly bought last October in Deauville and now trained by Simone Broggi, “is a very nice, very athletic filly, with a good action--absolutely no problems with her,” said the trainer. “I was just thinking that a break for a few weeks to let her down a bit might just help her, as she is quite backward and does not figure to race in the first half of the season.” B. Irwin agreed, so the classic-looking filly will be sent to a farm for awhile before she resumes training.
FRENCH FILLIES juvenile Attendante will have her 3yo half sister Fleeting contest this weekend’s Group 1 English One Thousand Guineas at Newmarket. She is co-ninth choice in the betting at odds of 25 to 1 for Aidan O’Brien. Last season she won the Group 2 May Hill Stakes going a mile.
SALZENGEL is reported going well and the Dabirsim juvenile filly is scheduled to breeze on the grass this month, which bodes well for an early summer outing this season.
SALZENGEL, reports Jane Soubagne, “is in hard work now and she is able to maintain a very good attitude. We continue to like her very much. She is not that far off a run.” The filly is likely to debut next month in the South of France.
For those that might have interest in some of the family highlights. Hooper
Siskin is the third group/grade 1 winner by First Defence, after his near relation Close Hatches and another Juddmonte color bearer in Antonoe. The sire—by Unbridled's Song out of Honest Lady, a grade 1-winning half sister to celebrities Chester House and Empire Maker —was sent out by Bobby Frankel to a wide-margin win in the Forego Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course in 2008.
First Defence formerly stood at Juddmonte Farm in Kentucky but was sold to Saudi Arabia at the end of 2016, so Siskin hails from his last Kentucky-bred crop.
Siskin is the second foal out of Bird Flown, who won over seven furlongs on soft ground at Clairefontaine as a 2-year-old for Andre Fabre. The dam is a half sister to listed Carey Group Buckhounds Stakes winner and Hardwicke Stakes (G2) runner-up Barsanti and to Rising Tornado, who produced Close Hatches, a five-time grade 1 winner in the US, as well as grade 2 winner and grade 1-placed Lockdown.
Close Hatches in turn got her broodmare career off to an almost perfect start as her first foal is this year's Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and Wood Memorial Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G2) winner Tacitus, who also placed in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1).
Bird Flown is out of Silver Star, a listed-placed sister to champion 2-year-old Xaar and fellow stakes winners Diese and Masterclass; Diese is the dam of dual grade 1 scorer Senure.
Silver Star, meanwhile, is out of Monroe, a group 3-winning daughter of Sir Ivor and blue hen Best In Show.
Best In Show features as ancestress of numerous top-class runners. Her Kentucky Oaks (G1)-winning daughter Blush With Pride founded a fruitful family that includes the Belmont Stakes-winning siblings Jazil and Rags To Riches, as well as Peeping Fawn and her half brother Thewayyouare.
Best In Show's daughter Minnie Hauk is the taproot of a family that includes group/grade 1 winners Aldebaran, Aviance, Chief Contender, Chimes of Freedom, Denon, Good Journey, Lizzie L'Amour, Pathfork, Saddex, Spinning World, and War of Will.
Another of Best In Show's daughters, Sex Appeal, produced champions El Gran Senor and Try My Best and is ancestress of Almond Eye, Chinchon, and Domedriver.
Best In Show's daughter Show Lady has proved highly influential in Australasia thanks to her daughter Dancing Show, who the likes of Al Maher, Hurricane Sky, Manhattan Rain, Redoute's Choice, Shoals, and Umatilla all trace back to.
Besides Siskin, Close Hatches, and Xaar, the Monroe tribe also includes the high-class half brothers Bated Breath and Cityscape and grade 1-placed Requete.
SALZENGEL is starting to come fast now that she has dropped her belly and can be expected to be the first runner for the Valor French Venture of current juvenile fillies bought last year in October at the Arqana yearling sale. Her trainer, Jane Soubagne is very happy with the filly’s improved look.