Coolmore to Purchase Half of Sottsass

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Sottsass | Scoop Dyga

Coolmore has agreed to purchase a 50% interest in last year's G1 Prix du Jockey Club winner Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), who stays in training this year with trainer Jean-Claude Rouget. The news was first reported by Paris-Turf.

Bred by Ecurie des Monceaux out of Starlet's Sister (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), Sottsass was a €340,000 purchase at the 2017 Arqana August Yearling Sale by Peter Brant through Michel Zerolo's Oceanic Bloodstock. Racing in the green silks of Brant's White Birch Farm, Sottsass won at second asking at two. He took the Listed Prix de Suresnes second out at three before beating the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Persian King (GB) (Kingman {GB}) by two lengths in the Jockey Club.

Sottsass won the G2 Prix Niel after a summer break and was the first 3-year-old home in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe when last seen behind Waldgeist (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}).

Sottsass is a half-brother to Brant's 2018 Eclipse champion and GI Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}), a seven-time Grade I winner, as well as the G3 Prix Bertrand de Tarragon winner My Sister Nat (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}). My Sister Nat was purchased privately by Brant following her Group 3 win and, like Sistercharlie, remains in training with Chad Brown in the U.S. She was second in the GIII Long Island S. on Nov. 30.

Brant also purchased through Oceanic Bloodstock Starlet's Sister's current 3-year-old Radiant Child (Ire) (Charm Spirit {Ire}) for €400,000 at Arqana August in 2018, and last year the mare's yearling colt by Fastnet Rock (Aus) was bought by David Redvers for €700,000.

The Coolmore partners purchased another son of Siyouni, Le Brivido (Fr), after he had won the G3 Jersey S. at Royal Ascot in 2017. Le Brivido enters stud at Overbury Stud this year.

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