Where Did They Come From?


At 1.2-million gns, Snow was the most expensive auction purchase in this lineup | Racing Post


G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks

CAYENNE PEPPER (IRE) (Australia {GB}-Muwakaba, by Elusive Quality)
Bred by G H S Bloodstock & J C Bloodstock, Cayenne Pepper was offered by Bumble Mitchell as a foal at Tattersalls December, where she was selected by Harriet Jellet for Jon Kelly for 195,000gns. Last year's G3 Flame Of Tara S. winner now races in the colours of Kelly's wife Sarah. Cayenne Pepper is inbred 4×3 to Allegretta, her third dam Saleela (Nureyev) being a half-sister to Urban Sea and King's Best.

ENNISTYMON (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}-Lahinch {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire})
Evie Stockwell purchased Ennistymon's dam Lahinch as a yearling and, under the care of Aidan O'Brien, she was a listed winner at two and three and Group 2-placed. Ennistymon is her 10th and most recently reported foal and she is a three-quarter sister to G3 Ballyogan S. winner Liscanna (Ire) (Sadler's Wells), who threw for Stockwell the G1 Cheveley Park S. winner Brave Anna (War Front) and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf victor Hit It A Bomb (War Front). Lahinch has also left behind the G3 Kilternan S. winner The Bogberry (Hawk Wing) and the G2 Kilboy Estate S. second Lahinch Classics (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

EVEN SO (IRE) (Camelot {GB}-Breeze Hill {Ire}, by Danehill)
Bred by Lynch Bages and campaigned by Susan Magnier and Linda Shanahan with G1 Irish 2000 Guineas-winning trainer Ger Lyons, the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas fifth and last-out Listed Naas Oaks Trial winner Even So is out of Breeze Hill, a half-sister to Derby winner Dr Devious (Ire) who raced for Robert Sangster in Ireland and later New Zealand before beginning her broodmare career in the antipodes. Breeze Hill's siblings also include the stakes winners Shinko King (Ire), Archway (Ire) and Royal Court (Ire) as well as Rain Flower (Ire), the dam of G1 Investec Oaks and G1 German Oaks victress and dual stakes producer Dancing Rain (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}). Dancing Rain's three-quarter sister Sumora (Ire) produced the G1 Moyglare Stud S. scorer Maybe (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), in turn the dam of the 2018 G1 2000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}).

LABURNUM (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}-Secret Garden {Ire}, by Danehill)
Second to Even So in the Naas Oaks Trial, Laburnum was bred by Swettenham Stud and races for the Coolmore triumvirate. The 11th foal out of the listed-winning Secret Garden (Ire) (Danehill), she is a full-sister to G1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Roderic O'Connor (Ire) and Listed Salsabil S. scorer Dazzling (Ire). Secret Garden has been mated exclusively with Galileo since 2008 and she has a yearling filly.

NEW YORK GIRL (IRE) (New Approach {Ire}-Annee Lumiere {Ire}, by Giant's Causeway)
Bred by P F & Peter Kelly, New York Girl was selected by Cathy Grassick for 32,000gns as a Tattersalls December Foal from the Ballybin Stud consignment and now carries the colours of Healthy Wood Co Ltd. New York Girl is out of the French listed-placed Annee Lumiere, who is a half-sister to the dam of the talented American mare More Chocolate (Malibu Moon).

PASSION (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}-Dialafara (Fr), by Anabaa)
Bred by Lynch Bages and Camas Park Stud, Passion was hammered down for 800,000gns at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale to SackvilleDonald and now races for the Coolmore partners. The winner of one of her six starts, Passion is a full-sister to G1 Irish Derby and G1 St Leger victor Capri (Ire) and G3 Loughbrown S. scorer Cypress Creek (Ire). The dam, Dialafara, was bought for €175,000 from Arqana December in 2010, the ticket signed by Mags O'Toole.

SNOW (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}-Chelsea Rose {Ire}, by Desert King {Ire})
Bred by Barronstown Stud and bought by MV Magnier for 1.2-million gns at Tattersalls October, the last-out G3 Munster Oaks winner Snow is out of G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Chelsea Rose, who was a €450,000 purchase from breeder Airlie Stud at Goffs November in 2012 with BBA Ireland signing the ticket. Chelsea Rose's eventual G3 Prix de Ris-Organis winner and G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest second Thawaany (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}) was a 2-year-old at the time and she has since produced the 2018 G1 St Leger, G2 British Champions Long Distance Cup and G2 Queen's Vase winner Kew Gardens (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

YAXENI (FR) (Maxios {GB}-Kithonia {Fr}, by Sadler's Wells)
SBA Racing's Yaxeni was bred by the Niarchos Family and sold through Norelands Stud to Gaelic Bloodstock as a yearling for €8,000 at Goffs February. Her listed-placed dam is out of a half-sister to G1 Prix du Jockey Club winner Hernando (Fr) (Niniski) and G1 Prix Lupin victor Johann Quatz (Fr) (Sadler's Wells).

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