Garswood the latest first-season sire to field a runner
Garswood becomes the latest first-season sire to be represented when his son Bengali Spirit lines up in the four-runner novice stakes over the minimum trip at Musselburgh (4.10) on Saturday.
Trained by Richard Fahey and to be ridden by Paul Hanagan, Bengali Spirit was purchased for €24,000 by his trainer at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, and has an attractive pedigree being a sibling to two winners, out of a five-time winning daughter of Italian 1,000 Guineas scorer Sadowa.
Garswood, an eight-year-old son of Dutch Art, won in stakes company at two, three and four and his most notable victories came in the Lennox Stakes at three and the Prix Maurice de Gheest at four.
The high-class sprinter-miler was retired to Cheveley Park Stud at a fee of €7,000, which was clipped to €5,000 in his second year, and €4,000 for the past two breeding seasons.
His most expensive offspring sold at public auction to date was a 140,000gns Book 2 yearling, a half-brother to Son Of Rest, who was third to Caravaggio in last year's Flying Five Stakes, out of the winning Danetime mare Hightime Heroine.
Carlisle (first race 1.40)
Kempton (AW) (2.00)
Chelmsford (AW) (5.45)
Next sale: April 4
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First-season sires with runners
Lippy Lady Musselburgh 4.10 - NR
Bengali Spirit Musselburgh 4.10
Worldwide stakes races
Better Odds With Matchbook Magnolia Stakes - Listed, Kempton (AW)
Kia Tancred Stakes - Gr.1, Rosehill
Vinery Stud Stakes - Gr.1, Rosehill
Senor Santa Stakes - Gr.2, Turffontein
Colorado King Stakes - Gr.2, Turffontein
Sycamore Sprint - Gr.3, Turffontein
Al Quoz Sprint - Gr.1, Meydan
Dubai Turf - Gr.1, Meydan
Dubai Gold Cup - Gr.2, Meydan
Longines Dubai Sheema Classic - Gr.1, Meydan
Dubai World Cup - Gr.1, Meydan
Godolphin Mile - Gr.2, Meydan
UAE Derby - Gr.2, Meydan
Dubai Golden Shaheen - Gr.1, Meydan
San Francisco Mile S. - Gr.3, Golden Gate Fields
Xpressbet.com Florida Derby - Gr.1, Gulfstream Park
Hardacre Mile Gulfstream Park H. - Gr.2, Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park Oaks - Gr.2, Gulfstream Park
Honey Fox S. - Gr.2, Gulfstream Park
Plus 10 races
What to read
"If Poet's Word were to go on to score in the Dubai Sheema Classic it'd be a timely first top-level performer for his late sire"
"Previous graduates of the sale include Fiesolana and Music Show, both of whom won top-tier mile contests for fillies and mares"
What to watch
Kodiac smashed the previous worldwide record when siring 61 individual juvenile winners last year.
The half-brother to Invincible Spirit looks to have continued where he left off, with the Charlie Fellowes-trained Snazzy fending off Burwaaz filly Harparelle to land the valuable two-year-old conditions stakes at Newcastle on Friday.
Snazzy completed a double on the card for her sire, with Cowboy Soldier landing the novice stakes earlier in the day, which also happened to be run over the minimum trip.
Kodiac also had a good innings at the All-Weather Championships at Lingfield, with Reckless Endeavour second in the Apprentice Handicap and Second Thought runner-up in the Mile.