Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas: Where Did They Come From?

Can Native Trail give Godolphin a third Guineas victory of the year? | Tattersalls

The European champion 2-year-old of 2021, Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), is clearly the class act of the field as he bids to go one better than his runner-up finish in the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas. Should he do so, he would give his trainer an unprecedented third European Guineas victory with three different horses in the same season. Also represented is last year's winning owner/breeder/trainer combination of Jim and Jackie Bolger, while, at 420,000gns, Amo Racing's Malex (GB) (Kodiac {GB}) was the most expensive of the field to have been sold at auction.


NATIVE TRAIL (GB), Oasis Dream (GB)–Needleleaf (GB) (Observatory)
Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Le Haras d'Haspel
Trainer: Charlie Appleby
Sales history: €50,000 Arqana December foal (Sam Sangster), 67,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale (Mags O'Toole/Oak Tree Farm), 210,000gns Tattersalls Crave Breeze-up Sale (Godolphin).
Pedigree notes: His unraced Juddmonte-bred dam is a sister to the top-class sprinter African Rose (GB) and Group 3-winning miler Helleborine (GB), both of whom are now stakes producers, the latter as the dam of Coolmore sire Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}).


ATOMIC JONES (FR), Wootton Bassett (GB)–Loyale (Fr) (Turtle Bowl {Ire})
Owner: Beauty Stable
Breeder: Gestut Zur Kuste & Riviera Equine
Trainer: Ger Lyons
Sales history: €75,000 Arqana December foal (BBA Ireland), 95,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale (Gaelic Bloodstock).
Pedigree notes: His dam is a half-sister to four black-type performers from a Wildenstein family which has fared well on both sides of the Atlantic and includes the four-time Group 1 winner Bigstone (Ire) (Last Tycoon).


IVY LEAGUE (IRE), Galileo (Ire)–Timbuktu (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus})
Owner: Westerberg, Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith
Breeder: Coolmore
Trainer: Alan O'Brien
Pedigree notes: His full-brother Ontario (Ire) was runner-up in the G2 Royal Lodge S., while his dam is a half-sister to Chesham S. winner Tha'Ir (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) and seven-furlong listed winner Flashing Colour (Ger) (Pivotal {GB}). The family traces back to the Meon Valley blue hen Reprocolor (GB), who is this colt's fourth dam.


BUCKAROO (GB), Fastnet Rock (Aus)–Roheryn (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})
Owner: Qatar Racing Ltd
Breeder: The Roheryn Partnership
Trainer: Joseph O'Brien
Pedigree notes: Dam Roheryn was a listed winner over 1 1/2 miles and is a daughter of the dual six-furlong Group 3 winner La Chunga (More Than Ready). Buckaroo's half-siblings by Kingman (GB) and Harbour Watch (Ire) have both won over 1 1/2 miles and one is a winning hurdler.


DUKE DE SESSA (IRE), Lope De Vega (Ire)–Dark Crusader (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire})
'TDN Rising Star'.
Owner/Breeder: Newtown Anner Stud
Trainer: Dermot Weld
Sales history: Bought back for €60,000 at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale.
Pedigree notes: His dam was a Group 3-placed multiple winner over 1 3/8 miles to 1 3/4 miles and is a half-sister to the listed winner Naughty Or Nice (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Ire}). Granddam Monty's Girl (Ire) (High Chaparral {Ire}) is a three-parts-sister to the G2 King Edward VII S. and American Grade I winner Subtle Power (Ire) (Sadler's Wells).


MALEX (GB), Kodiac (GB)–Trois Lunes (Fr) (Manduro {Ger})
Owner: Amo Racing Limited
Breeder: Haras de Saint Pair
Trainer: Michael O'Callaghan
Sales history: 420,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale.
Pedigree notes: A half-brother to Group 3 winner Trais Fluors (Fr) (Dansili {GB}), their dam won the nine-furlong G3 Prix Vanteaux and is out of the listed-winning miler Trip To The Moon (GB) (Fasliyev).


NEW ENERGY (IRE), New Bay (GB)–For Joy (GB) (Singspiel {Ire})
'TDN Rising Star'.
Owner: John Lavery
Breeder: Anne Hallinan & John O'Connor
Trainer: Sheila Lavery
Sales history: £65,000 Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale (Durcan Bloodstock/Sheila Lavery).
Pedigree notes: His half-sister Victoria Regina (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) won an Italian Group 3 over a mile, and their dam is a sister to the G3 Henry II S. winner Gloomy Sunday (Fr) and G3 Autumn S. winner Abjer (Fr).


WEXFORD NATIVE (IRE), Teofilo (Ire)–Yes Oh Yes (Gone West)
'TDN Rising Star'.
Owner: Jackie Bolger
Breeder/Trainer: Jim Bolger
Pedigree notes: Full-brother Theodorico (Ire) is a four-time winner over seven furlongs and their unraced dam is a half-sister to Aaroness (Distorted Humor), who was fourth in the G1 Moyglare Stud S. Yes Oh Yes has also produced the six-furlong Naas maiden winner Western Dawn (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}).


IMPERIAL FIGHTER (IRE), The Gurkha (Ire)–Endure (Ire) (Green Desert)
Owner: Michael Blencowe
Breeder: Lynn Lodge Stud
Trainer: Andrew Balding
Sales history: £30,000 Goffs Orby Yearling Sale (held in the UK, private sale to Andrew Balding).
Pedigree notes: Half-brother Bunker (Ire) (Hurricane Run {Ire}) won the Listed Prix Francois Boutin, beating future GI Breeders' Cup Mile winner Karakontie (Jpn) (Bernstein), and he is one of nine winners and three black-type performers for their twice-raced dam, who has three listed-winning half-siblings, all by Alzao.

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