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Teofilo heads Stan James first season sire market

CHAMPION two-year-old Teofilo hasbeen priced up as the 4/1 favourite by Stan James to be the leading first season sire by number of winners in 2011.

Teofilo and Jim Bolger

Teofilo is 4/1 to be leading first season sire with Stan James

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The confidence shown in Teofilo by Stan James is stronger than that of Paddy Power and Boylesports, who offered 15/2 and 8/1 about the son of Galileo when they released their markets last month.      

However, there is agreement that the Irish National Stud's Amadeus Wolf will be a prominent player. Paddy Power made the stalliontheir favourite at 4/1 while Boylesports offered 9/2 for the Middle Park Stakes winner alongside Dark Angel and Red Clubs. Stan James has priced the trio at 5/1.

Unbeaten Dewhurst Stakes winner Teofilo stood his first season at Kildangan Stud in Ireland for €40,000. He was the commercial leader among the first-crop sires last year with his first yearlings selling for an average of 87,096gns and up to €400,000.

He has over 110 two-year-olds to represent him including half-siblings to theGroup 1 winners Allegretto, Blue Canari, Dilshaan, Folk Opera, Independence, Nightime and Sixties Icon.

Odds for each stallion will be updated throughout the season by Joseph Burke of Stan James.

Stan James first-season sire betting

    4  Teofilo
Amadeus Wolf
    5  Red Clubs
    Dark Angel
    6  Dylan Thomas
    6  Excellent Art
    7  Dutch Art
  10  Strategic Prince
  14  Lawman
  16  Three Valleys
  16  Moss Vale
  18  Manduro
  25  Authroized
  28 Sir Percy
  40  Jeremy
200  Rail Link
200  Multiplex
250  Echo Of Light
500  Misu Bond
500  Baltic King
500  Notnowcato

Others on request




Galileo £11,526,615
Dark Angel £3,698,431
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,697,844
Kodiac £2,224,685
Acclamation £2,088,768
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,301
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882