Juddmonte lends its stallion squad strong home support
Frankel and Kingman in line for some outstanding producers
Juddmonte will this year once again support its dual world champion Frankel with several members of its outstanding broodmare band.
Frankel – who supplied six Group winners in his first crop of two-year-olds last year – will cover Haydock Sprint Cup heroine African Rose, who has already clicked with the stallion to produce Princess Margaret Stakes winner Fair Eva, and dual Grade 1 winner Heat Haze, the dam of Frankel's promising maiden scorer Mirage Dancer.
Also in Frankel's book this year are Arabesque, the dam of top young stallion Showcasing; Binche, the dam of Group 1 winners Byword and Proviso; Emollient, a four-time Grade 1 winner in the US; Argumentative, the dam of Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Epicuris; Winter Sunrise, the dam of Nassau Stakes winner Winsili; and Group 2 winners Lucky Kristale and Treat Gently.
Banks Hill has already produced Group 1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Romantica to Galileo, while Midday's Group 3-winning son Midterm is also by the Coolmore kingpin.
Dansili, who stands alongside Frankel at Banstead Manor Stud and the sire of 20 top-level winners, has also been selected to cover a number of notable Juddmonte mares including Soviet Moon, the dam of Derby hero Workforce, and Rostova, a daughter of Arch who won a Listed contest at Chantilly in October.
Another Banstead Manor stalwart, Oasis Dream, is also receiving strong home support with four-time Grade 1 winner Ventura and Listed scorers Emergency and Entree set to visit him, along with Milford Sound, the dam of three-year-old colt Sound Bar, an impressive winner of a Newbury maiden in October.
Champion miler Kingman, whose first yearlings go through the ring this year, “has some particularly nice Juddmonte-bred youngsters out of Dansili mares”, according to a statement by the stud, and he will cover Exemplify, a half-sister to Special Duty, All Time, a sister to Passage Of Time, Group 3 winner Sense Of Joy and Winter Silence, the dam of Snow Sky – all Dansili mares returning to the sire because of their impressive young offspring.
JUDDMONTE MARES GOING TO FRANKEL
African Rose - Haydock Sprint Cup winner, dam of Fair Eva
Arabesque - Listed winner and dam of Group 1 sire Showcasing
Argumentative - dam of Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Epicuris
Binche - dam of Group 1 winners Byword and Proviso
Emollient - four-time Grade 1 winner
Heat Haze - dual Grade 1 winner and dam of Mirage Dancer
Lucky Kristale - won Lowther Stakes and Duchess of Cambridge Stakes
Treat Gently - won Group 2 Prix de Malleret and Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay Stakes
Winter Sunrise - dam of Nassau Stakes winner Winsili
Bated Breath, who made a promising start with his first two-year-old runners last year, will cover Bouvardia, an Oasis Dream sister to Showcasing, as well as Tarocchi and Winter Solstice, mares who have produced Group winners to Bated Breath's sire Dansili.
Juddmonte-bred Prix du Jockey Club winner New Bay, starting his career at Ballylinch Stud this year, is being supported with a number of good mares including Very Good News, a daughter of blue hen Hasili, and black-type performer Midweek.
New Bay is by Dubawi out of a Zamindar mare and Juddmonte will replicate that cross by sending the Darley flagbearer its Zamindar mares Timepiece, winner of the Falmouth Stakes, and Zenda, the Classic-winning dam of Kingman. Dubawi also receives Romantica.
Invincible Spirit, the sire of Kingman, will cover another interesting Zamindar mare in Mechanism, a sister to Timepiece.
Two exciting young stallion talents in France are also in line for some top Juddmonte mares, with Zaminast, a Listed-winning half-sister to Famous Name, set to visit Le Havre, and dual Listed scorer Caponata to be covered by Siyouni.
Juddmonte has been rewarded for its strong home support in the past, and the operation can claim a third of its homebred Group/Grade 1 winners being by its own stallions.