Ballyhane Stud Adds Asymmetric To Roster For 2024

Asymmetric | Ballyhane Stud

Group 2-winning 2-year-old Asymmetric (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) has been retired to stand at Ballyhane Stud for 2024 and will command a fee of €7,000.

A high-class juvenile for Alan King, Asymmetric fetched a six-figure prize-tag at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale before landing the G2 Richmond S. in tremendous fashion.

That victory was described in the Sporting Life as “a highly impressive performance”, with Asymmetric accounting for a quality field, which included subsequent Group 1 winners Perfect Power (Ire) and Ebro River (Ire), as well as the G2 Flying Childers winner Caturra (Ire).

Jockey Martin Harley described Asymmetric to be in possession of an “incredible turn of foot”, which was evident when the colt ran a gallant race to finish third in the G1 Prix Morny in 2021.

Ballyhane Stud owner Joe Foley commented on his new acquisition, “With Soldier's Call (GB) joining Dullingham Park, we are delighted to welcome another son of Showcasing to Ballyhane. We've seen what they can do, with Soldier's Call's exciting first crop in 2023, and another son of Showcasing being responsible for the high-class sprinter Bradsell (GB).

“Asymmetric is made very much in that mould, and is a tremendously good-looking colt. With his speed, class and pedigree I am confident that he will be a popular choice with breeders.”

Asymmetric added more black type to his record during a season in America before spending his 4-year-old campaign in France. On a memorable day in Deauville in August, he won the Listed Prix du Cercle just half an hour before his younger half-brother Mill Stream (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) won the Listed Prix Moonlight Cloud. Mill Stream returned to France at the end of that month to win the G3 Prix de Meautry.

Asymmetric and Mill Stream are the first and second foals of their dam Swirral Edge (GB) (Hellvelyn {GB}), herself an extremely fast dual winner. The mare's listed-winning half-sister Fashion Queen (GB) (Aqlaam {GB}) is already a black-type producer, and the strong sprinting elements of the pedigree are further enhanced by the presence in the family of Flying Childers and G3 Molecomb S. winner Wunders Dream (Ire) (Averti {Ire}), herself now also a black-type producer.

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