Luckily the yard is starting to look fuller and everyone has plenty to do as the season approaches, with only a month to Cheltenham and two months to the Craven meeting, the tempo and excitement is starting to rise. There are 4 Juddmonte two-year-old's arriving from Ferrans on Friday evening, which is their Irish farm near Kilcock.
A colt by Three Valleys (USA) ex Magic Numbers (Dansili) who won a race over 12 furlongs in France for Pascal Bary. Magic Numbers is a half sister to Conference Call who won 2 races, was second in the Prix Marcel Boussac Gr.1, and is from Danehill's family.
A colt by Dansili ex Zante (Zafonic) who is a half brother to Korithi an unraced Oasis Dream three-year-old filly in the yard. Zante won 3 races including a Listed race and she comes from a very good family that goes back to Monroe, Peeping Fawn, El Gran Senor, Xaar and more recently both Cityscape and Bated Breath.
A filly by Beat Hollow ex Total Devotion (Desert Prince) who is a grand daughter of the amazing broodmare Slightly Dangerous, who was the dam of Commander In Chief, Warning and my first ever winner Deploy, at Haydock in April 1990. Prince Khaled Abdullah's Rainbow Quest who won the Coronation Stakes and The Prix De L'Arc DeTriomphe when trained by Jeremy Tree also comes from this illustrious family.
A filly by Three Valleys (USA) ex Biloxi (Caerleon) who was unraced, but is a daughter of Wemyss Bight. This is another very good Juddmonte family that also includes the Gr.1 winners Sorbus, Zenda, Reefscape, Oasis Dream and Beat Hollow. It will be very interesting to see how Three Valley's first crop perform over the next few months as the reports from various sources seem to be encouraging and I am certainly pleased with the 2 other colts that we already have here (different ownership) in That's Dangerous and Ali Hope.
Three Valleys(USA) won his maiden in May and went on to break the two-year-old course record when he won the Coventry Stakes in a canter by 8 lengths at Royal Ascot, a performance that was described by the Racing Post as '' simply stunning''. His dam Skiable (Niniski) is a half sister to arguably the best broodmare in the world in Hasili (Kahyasi), who is the dam of no less than 5 Gr.1 winners as well as Dansili.
Three Valleys (USA) with Richard Hughes winning The Coventry