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Juddmonte announces mating plans for top-notch American-based broodmare band

Among the sires being used are Constitution, Into Mischief and Tapit

Close Hatches: the dam of Tacitus will visit Constitution
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Juddmonte has announced mating plans for their American-based broodmare band, including multiple Grade 1 winner and top producer Close Hatches. 

Close Hatches, a daughter of First Defence and the winner of five top-level contests including the Personal Ensign Stakes, is the dam of the multiple Graded winner Tacitus - who will run in next month's Saudi Cup - and will visit the exciting Constitution. 

Constitution, whose son Tiz The Law struck in the Belmont Stakes and now stands at Ashford Stud, will also receive Spring In The Air, a Grade 1-winning daughter of Spring At Last and the dam of the promising Make Believe colt Third Kingdom. 

Close Hatches' dam, Rising Tornado, has been pencilled in for a visit to Tapit alongside Paulassilverlining, a daughter of Ghostzapper who won twice at the highest level. 

Soothing Touch, the dam of four-time Grade 1 winner Emollient and the stakes-winning Hofburg, is set for a date with leading sire Curlin, while her daughter will visit Into Mischief.

Other Juddmonte mares set to visit Spendthrift Farm's outstanding sire include Hachita, the dam of four Graded horses including Prix Jean Romanet victress Announce

Antonoe, winner of the Grade 1 Just A Game Stakes at Belmont for Chad Brown, has been booked in for a mating with Speightstown. The daughter of First Defence, who has a two-year-old War Front colt named Parade Square, was also a Group 3 winner in France for Pascal Bary. 

Other stallions set to be visited by Juddmonte mares include Quality Road, War Front, Munnings, Not This Time and Violence. 


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Soothing Touch, the dam of four-time Grade 1 winner Emollient and the stakes-winning Hofburg, is set for a date with leading sire Curlin
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