Poule d'Essai des Pouliches: Where did they come from?

Cachet | Steven Cargill 


Homebreds hold the upper hand in the fillies' Classic, but the Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale, delayed from August and renamed in the first year of the pandemic, is well represented with graduates at ParisLongchamp on Sunday. Notably, Blue Diamond Stud bought the dams of both Mangoustine (Fr) and Sicilian Defense (GB) on the same day at the Arqana December Sale of 2019.


ROSACEA (IRE), Soldier Hollow (GB)–Relizane (GB) (Zamindar)
Owner/Breeder: Haras De La Perelle
Trainer: Stephane Wattel
Pedigree insight: She is the third foal out of Relizane (GB) (Zamindar), a winner in France and half-sister to the Canadian Grade I winner Reggane (Red Ransom).


TIMES SQUARE (FR), Zarak (Fr)–See You Always (GB) (Siyouni {Fr})
Owner: Allan Belshaw
Breeder: Times Of Wigan Ltd
Pedigree insight: The dam is an unraced half-sister to the useful sprinter Direct Times (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), who is out of a winning half-sister, Elegant Times (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), to Group 2 scorer Welsh Emperor (Ire) (Emperor Jones) and listed-winning sprinter Majestic Times (Ire) (Bluebird).


ACER ALLEY (GB), Siyouni (Fr)–Willow View (Lemon Drop Kid)
Owner/Breeder: Merry Fox Stud Limited
Trainer: Francis Graffard
Pedigree insight: A half-sister to nine-furlong Grade I winner Digital Age (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), this filly's unraced dam is a half-sister to G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor).


JUMBLY (GB), Gleneagles (Ire)–Thistle Bird (GB) (Selkirk)
Owner: Emmy Rothschild and Partner
Breeder: Emily Rothschild
Trainer: Roger and Harry Charlton
Pedigree insight: A half-sister to three winners, she is the fourth foal out of the classy race mare Thistle Bird (GB), who won the G1 Pretty Polly S. at the Curragh in 2014.


TOY (IRE), Galileo (Ire)–You'resothrilling (Ire) (Storm Cat)
Owner: D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, Westerberg
Breeder: Coolmore
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien
Pedigree insight: From an outstanding family, she is a sister to seven black-type performers, including dual Guineas and St James's Palace S. winner Gleneagles (Ire), and Irish 1000 Guineas winner Marvellous (Ire). You'resothrilling was also a classy race mare and won the G2 Cherry Hinton S.


DAISY MAISY (GB), Wootton Bassett (GB)–Shasta Daisy (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB})
Owner: Mme Gitte Poulsen-Allaire & Philippe Allaire
Breeder: Gestut Zur Kuste Ag
Trainer: Yann Barberot
Sales history: Bought for €240,000 at the Arqana Select Yearling Sale at Deauville (Yann Barberot).
Pedigree insight: Her dam Shasta Daisy (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) is out of a winning stakes-placed sister to Juddmonte-bred sires Showcasing (GB) and Camacho (GB).


ZELDA (FR), Zelzal (Fr)–Hortensia (Ity) (Orpen)
Owner: Infinity Nine Horses, Ecurie Castillon Bloodstock and Ecurie Jeffroy
Breeder: SCEA des Prairies, Ecurie De Castillon et al
Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget
Pedigree insight: From the first crop of Zelzal, her half-brother Chez Pierre (Fr) (Mehmas {Ire}) is unbeaten in France and recently won a stakes race in the U.S. Her dam is a half-sister to the dam of Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Vale Of York (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).


MANGOUSTINE (FR), Dark Angel (Ire)–Zotilla (Ire) (Zamindar)
Owner: Infinity Nine Horses, Ecurie des Monceaux et al
Breeder: Ecurie des Monceaux, Lordship Stud & Qatar Bloodstock Limited
Trainer: Mikel Delzangles
Sales history: Bought for €46,000 at the Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale (David Redvers).
Pedigree insight: She is out of a half-sister to the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Flotilla (Fr) (Mizzen Mast). Granddam Louvain (Ire) (Sinndat {Ire}) is a half-sister to the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner G Force (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}). This is the same family as Lassaut (Fr), who runs in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains.


HEAT OF THE MOMENT (GB), Bobby's Kitten–Heat Of The Night (GB) (Lear Fan)
Owner/Breeder: Kirsten Rausing
Trainer: Jane Chapple-Hyam
Pedigree insight: Her half-sister Here To Eternity (Stormy Atlantic) has produced the Hong Kong Group 1 winners Time Warp (GB) and Glorious Forever (GB), both by Archipenko, and was herself a listed-winning miler.


CACHET (IRE), Aclaim (Ire)–Poyle Sophie (GB) (Teofilo {Ire})
'TDN Rising Star'.
Owner: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Wild Flower
Breeder: Hyde Park Stud
Trainer: George Boughey
Sales history: Unsold at the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, she reappeared at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-up Sale in April 2021 and was bought by Highclere for 60,000gns.
Pedigree insight: While she was bred by Hyde Park Stud, it was the late Cecil Wiggins who did the mating, and nurtured the family for generations. Poyle Sophie formed part of a dispersal of his stock when she sold carrying Cachet for just 3,000gns to John Bourke of Hyde Park Stud at the Tattersalls December Sale. Poyle Sophie is a half-sister to four winners.


MQSE DE SEVIGNE (IRE), Siyouni (Fr)–Penne (Fr) (Sevres Rose {Ire})
Owner: Baron Edouard De Rothschild
Breeder: Sc Ecurie De Meautry
Trainer: Andre Fabre
Pedigree insight: A half-sister to five winners including German Group 1 scorer Meandre (Fr) (Slickly {Fr}), her dam was listed-placed in France.


SEA OF ASH (FR), Wooton Bassett (GB)–Sea Of Leaves (Stormy Atlantic)
Owner: Albert Frassetto
Breeder: Johayro Investments Limited
Trainer: Gianluca Bietolini
Sales history: Sold for €55,000 at the Arqana Deauville Select Sale (Marco Bozzi Bloodstock).
Pedigree insight: A half-sister to two winners, she is her twice-winning dam's sixth foal, and is from the family of American Grade I winners Aptitude (A.P. Indy) and Sleep Easy (Seattle Slew).


OSMOSE (FR), Zoffany (Ire)–Meseika (Medaglia d'Oro)
'TDN Rising Star'.
Owner: H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani
Breeder: Al Shahania Stud
Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget
Pedigree insight: Her dam is an unraced half-sister to dual American Grade I winner Unique Bella (Tapit), whose dam, Unrivaled Belle (Unbridled's Song), won the GI Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic in 2010.


SICILIAN DEFENSE (GB), Muhaarar (GB)–Manasarova (More Than Ready)
Owner: Benjamin Teboul
Breeder: Haras de Saint Pair
Trainer: Yann Barberot
Sales history: Sold for €35,000 from Saint Pair in a private sale at the Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale.
Pedigree insight: She is the second foal out of the listed-placed 2-year-old winner Manasarova, who is out of an unraced half-sister to a US Grade II winner Shakis (Machiavellian), and from the family of Singspiel (Ire) (In the Wings {GB}) and Rahy (Blushing Groom {Fr}).


WHO KNOWS (FR), Siyouni (Fr)–Zain Al Boldan (GB) (Poliglote {GB})
Owner: Teruya Yoshida
Breeder: S.A.S Gerard Larrieu, S.A. Aga Khan & Sarl Haras De Saint-Faust
Trainer: Stephane Wattel
Sales history: Sold at the Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale for €150,000 (Gerard Larrieu).
Pedigree insight: A half-sister to the Group 2 winner Poetic Dream (Ire) (Poet's Voice {GB}) and black-type performer Chevalier Cathre (Fr) (Sea The Moon {Ger}), her dam, Zain Al Boldan (GB) (Poliglote {GB}) was a listed winner in Britain.

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