Making Waves: Frankel Filly Stars In Florida

Wide West | Ryan Thompson


   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Wide West (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) in the Roar S. at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.


Golden Number 10 For Frankel

The Roar S. went to Frankel's Wide West for Craig Bernick's Glen Hill Farm and trainer Tom Proctor (video). The homebred is the first foal out of her dam, Deer Valley (Speightstown), who won Monmouth's Crank It Up S.

Besides Wide West, Deer Valley has the juvenile colt King Julien (Kingman {GB}) and was bred to both Candy Ride (Arg) and Quality Road last spring. She is a half-sister to GI Santa Anita Oaks winner Crisp (El Corredor)–herself the dam of Listed Japan Dirt Derby winner Danon Pharaoh (American Pharoah)–and GI Futurity S. winner and sire Whywhywhy (Mr. Greeley) is under the third dam.

Juddmonte's Frankel now has 118 stakes winners internationally with Wide West's victory. From 43 runners in the U.S., 25 have won (58%), 15 are stakes horses (35%) and 10 are stakes winners (23%). His quartet of American graded winners are led by GI Belmont Oaks heroine McKulick (GB).


Anodin Filly Victorious At Churchill

Chervenell Thoroughbreds, LLC's Frivole (Fr) (Anodin {Ire}) won at Churchill in her first U.S. start last week (video). Trained by Graham Motion, the 4-year-old was previously well-tried in France for breeder Wertheimer & Frere and trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias.

Knocked down to Gary Chervenell for €155,000 at Arqana's December Breeding Stock Sale, the bay is a half-sister to the dam of listed winner and dual group-placed Around Midnight (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}), to G2 Prix de Malleret runner-up Fuse (Fr) (Teofilo {Ire}), and the yearling filly Bourrasque (Ghostzapper). Her dam, Houleuse (Dynamformer), was covered by Uncle Mo in 2022 and is distant kin to G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud heroine Plumania (GB) (Anabaa).

Anodin, who stands at Haras de la Haie Neuve, has an 80% winners-to-runners ratio with his four U.S. winners coming from a pool of five runners. His first American stakes winner is Neige Blanche (Fr).


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