Way To Paris and Yafta Have Their First Mares In Foal

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Way To Paris | Scoop Dyga

Group 1 winner Way To Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) has his first mares scanned in foal, Coolagown Stud announced on Monday. The winner of the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud covered Cliff Avenue (Ire) (Canford Cliffs {Ire}), herself out of G3 Prix de Lutece victress Street Shaana (Fr) (Darshaan {GB}); Greatest Dancer (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}), a half-sister to stakes-placed Perfect Casting (Diesis {GB}); and MSW Trip To Glory (Fr) (Where Or When {Ire})'s daughter Wadacre (GB) (Camelot {GB}), with the trio carrying to the charismatic grey.

“Way To Paris has settled into his new home and taken to his job very well, and is showing particularly good libido,” said Coolagown's David Stack. “He has proven very popular and has a high number of bookings, which isn't surprising as he's a big, good-walking horse. Everyone who has seen him has loved him.”

Also a winner of a brace of Group 2s, Way To Paris stands for €3,500 at Coolagown in 2021.

Another first-season sire with his first mares in foal is Group 3 hero Yafta (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}) at Haras de Saint Arnoult. Idiosa (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}), from the family of German Group 1 winner Temida (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}); and the French stakes-placed Marvellous Night (Fr) (Captain Marvelous {Ire}) were both scanned in foal, the stud announced on Monday.

“It's surprising to see that a new stallion such as Yafta, who is one could say a “budget” sire, manages to attract mares of such high quality for his first covering season,” said Haras de Saint Arnoult's Larissa Kneip of the €2,500 first-season sire. “There is quantity, with over 50 bookings by now, as well as quality. Yafta has got the looks, the pedigree and the performances which a speed sire needs all rolled into one-and that attracts breeders more and more here in France.”

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