Coolmore Buys Aylmerton Half Share

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Aylmerton | Bronwen Healy

Coolmore has bought half of G2 Todman S. winner Aylmerton (Aus) (Siyouni {Fr}), who lines up as a 16-1 chance in Saturday’s G1 Golden Slipper. Trained by Jean Dubois, Aylmerton won on debut at Canterbury on Feb. 21 for owner/breeder Woodpark Stud before taking the Todman 11 days ago over stakes winner Ef Troop (Aus) (Spirit of Boom {Aus}). Those also listed as new owners in the colt include John Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds, Emmaroo Bloodstock, Ramsey Pastoral and Clairden Racing.

Aylmerton, out of the Smart Strike mare Aloona, is from the family of The Queen’s G2 Hardwicke S. winner Dartmouth (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and GI Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arcangues (Sagace {Fr}), G1 Prix de Diane winner Aquarelliste (Fr) (Danehill) and GI Charles Whittingham Memorial S. winner Artiste Royal (Ire) (Danehill). He was conceived in France and is the lone runner Down Under for Siyouni, who stands at the Aga Khan Studs and was France’s leading sire last year.

“A lot of people don’t know about this stallion from France but he is very, very good and the leading stallion over there,” Coolmore spokesman Michael Kirwan told Sydney Morning Herald. “Alymerton caught our eye when he won at Canterbury and the Todman has always been a good guide to the Golden Slipper. He is a magnificent type and has the formula to go on and become a very good horse. He ticked all the boxes for us.”

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