Bolger breeding storms Future Champions day
JIM BOLGER took the plaudits on Newmarket's Future Champions day on Saturday, training his fifth Dewhurt Stakes in seven years and saddling the the Autumn Stakes winner too.
What makes the achievement all the more stunning is that Bolger also bred both horses, and they are by two of those earlier Dewhurst winners.
Dawn Approach emulated New Approach by completing the National Stakes-Dewhurst double with a convincing victory over stablemate and fellow Bolger-bred Leitir Mor in the Dewhurst.
Dawn Approach hails from New Approach's first crop and he is out of the unplaced Phone Trick mare Hymn Of The Dawn, a half-sister to Futurity Stakes runner-up Galantas.
He is descended from blue hen Kittiwake, whose highflying descendants include Coronation Stakes winner Magic Of Life and her Lowther Stakes-winning daughter Enthused, Royal Lodge Stakes winner Joshua Tree, Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Prince Of Andros and Coronation Stakes runner-up Nova Hawk.
Leitir Mor is by Holy Roman Emperor and is also a grandson of Galileo, as his dam Christmas Letter is by the sire.
Trading Leather marked himself down as a potential Derby contender for next year with a gutsy victory over the strong-travelling Montiridge (Ramonti) in the Autumn Stakes.
He is from the second crop of two-year-olds sired by Teofilo, already the sire of Bolger's Dewhurst winner last year, Parish Hall.
Bolger bred Trading Leather out of the unraced Sinndar mare Night Visit, herself a daughter of a winning sister to 1,000 Guineas and Champion Stakes winner Hatoof.