2021 Juddmonte Mating Plans Revealed

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Frankel | Bronwen Healy

The 2021 mating plans for the Juddmonte broodmare band were announced by the nursery on Monday. The list was approved by the late Prince Khalid Abdullah prior to his death last week. Juddmonte will stand five stallions in 2021 led by Frankel.

The undefeated wunderkind and Group 1 sire Frankel became the fastest European stallion ever to reach 40 group winners and celebrated another Group 1 winner in 2020-Grenadier Guards (Jpn). An even two dozen Juddmonte mares are booked on his dance card, among them MG1SW Ventura (Chester House), the dam of Group 3 winner Fount (GB) (Frankel {GB}); G1SW Emulous (GB) (Dansili {GB}); Bird Flown (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), the dam of MG1SW and Classic hero Siskin (First Defence); and Group 1 winner Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB})'s dam Nimble Thimble (Mizzen Mast). His book is enhanced by Group 2 winners Soffia (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}) and Modern Look (GB) (Zamindar), as well as Group 3 winners Big Break (GB) (Dansili {GB]), Dandhu (GB) (Dandy Man {Ire}) and Visit (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}).

Other mares that will be covered by the 13-year-old are: the dam of Group 2 winner Threat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}), Flare of Firelight (Birdstone); Ruscombe (GB) (Dansili {GB}), the dam of 'TDN Rising Star' Petricor (GB) (Frankel {GB}); a half-sister to Classic hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in Sleep Walk (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}); Atone (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), a full-sister to G1SW Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}); Tendu (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), herself a full-sister to Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}); MGSW & G1SP Restiadargent (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr})'s full-sister Tiadargent (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}); Very Good News (Empire Maker), out of Juddmonte blue hen Hasili (Ire) (Kahyasi {Ire}) and who has already foaled the Classic-placed Weekender (GB) to Frankel; and two half-sisters to fellow Juddmonte sire Kingman in Panzanella (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and Present Tense (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}).

A total of 20 Juddmonte mares will be sent to Kingman (GB), led by dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Kind (GB) (Danehill), the dam of Frankel (GB). The sire of three Group 1 winners in 2020, Kingman will also welcome top-flight winners Capla Temptress (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), Passage of Time (GB) (Dansili {GB}), Romantica (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), Samba Inc (Arg) (Include), and Special Duty (GB) (Hennessy). There are also a pair of Group 2 winners visiting the high-class miler in Lucky Kristale (GB) (Lucky Story), herself a half-sister to the dual Classic heroine Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), and Riposte (GB) (Dansili {GB}); while Group 3 winners Hot Snap (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) and Sun Maiden (GB) (Frankel {GB}); and Helleborine (GB) (Observatory), the dam of the brilliant Calyx (GB) are also booked. Rounding out Kingman's 2021 partners are Scuffle (GB) (Daylami {Ire}), the dam of G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and her daughter Battlement (GB) (Dansili {GB}).

The first foals of Group 1-winning miler Expert Eye (GB) are now yearlings and Juddmonte continues to support the GI Breeders' Cup Mile winner at stud. The Group 1-placed Principal Role (Empire Maker) and fellow listed winners Scottish Jig (Speightstown), and Swiss Range (GB) (Zamindar) will visit the bay son of Acclamation (GB). Kilo Alpha (GB) (King's Best), the dam of the GSW & G1SP Juliet Foxtrot (GB) (Dansili {GB}); Photographic (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), herself the dam of Group 3 winner Shutter Speed (GB) (Dansili {GB}); a full-sister to Showcasing (GB) in Palmette (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}); and Strelka (GB) (Kingman {GB}), a half-sister to Derby/Arc hero Workforce (GB) (King's Best); are also slated to be covered by Expert Eye.

The developing sire Bated Breath (GB) sired Group 1 winner Viadera (GB) last term and he also has His Highness The Aga Khan's homebred GSW and G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud placer Makaloun (Fr) to go to bat for him in 2021 as a leading G1 French Derby hope. Viadera's dam, Sacred Shield (GB) (Beat Hollow {GB}), Group 1 winner Proportional (GB) (Beat Hollow {GB}), Group 3 winner Tested (GB) (Selkirk) and listed winners Alocasia (GB) (Kingman {GB}), and Rostova (Arch) and the unraced Meridiana (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) will all be covered by Bated Breath this year. The last-named is out of Group 1 winner Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}).

Oasis Dream (GB) has now sired 200 stakes performers and is becoming a broodmare sire of note with four Group 1 winners in 2020. Juddmonte is sending the winning pair of Bonne Idee (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Its a Given (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), as well as Occurrence (GB) (Frankel {GB}), an unraced daughter of Arrive (GB) (Kahyasi {Ire}), a full-sister to Hasili (GB) (Kahyasi {Ire}). Shared Account (GB) (Dansili {GB}) will also return to Oasis Dream and she has already produced the Group 2-placed Sand Share (GB) and Group 3-winning Pocket Square (GB) to the roster veteran.

Naturally, some of Juddmonte's blueblooded broodmares are also visiting outside stallions, with Enable's dam Concentric (GB) (Sadler's Wells) returning to her sire Nathaniel (Ire), while her half-sister, the GSP Entitle (GB) (Dansili {GB}), will consort with Sea The Stars (Ire). Group 1 winners African Rose (GB) (Observatory) goes to Dark Angel (Ire); Announce (GB) (Selkirk) will be covered by Pinatubo (Ire); and three mares will visit Coolmore stallions–Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) to No Nay Never, Promising Lead (GB) (Danehill) to Calyx (GB), and Proviso (GB) (Dansili {GB}) to Wootton Bassett (GB). A trio of mares will hold court with Dubawi (Ire)-Group 1 winner Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), Goldikova (Ire) (Anabaa)'s daughter Goldika (Ire) (Intello {Ger}), and listed winner Franconia (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Night of Thunder (Ire) receives Timepiece (GB) (Zamindar), while Golden Horn (GB) will cover Winsili (GB) (Dansili {GB]). Three mares will also visit Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) in France-Group 2 winner Obligate (GB) (Frankel {GB}), Deliberate (GB) (King's Best)-the dam of MGSW Headman (GB) (Kingman {GB})-and black-type winner Mori (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a daughter of the aforementioned Midday.

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