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Carlton House on the gallops - 19.05.2011

Carlton House: he was a gift from Sheikh Mohammed to the Queen

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)  

Sheikh gives Queen two more colts by Street Cry

A PAIR of colts by Street Cry are among the latest batch of yearlings who have been gifted to the Queen by Sheikh Mohammed.

The colts share their sire with the Queen’s Derby third Carlton House, also a gift from Sheikh Mohammed, and are in training with Sir Michael Stoute. Both hold entries in the 2013 Derby.

The first year of the arrangement proved to be highly successful
for the Queen, with Carlton House carrying her colours to victory in the Dante Stakes before finishing third as 5-2 favourite in the Derby.

Chepstow handicap winner Abergeldie, a Street Cry filly from the family of Barathea and Gossamer, and Universe, a half-sister to Amadeus Wolf, were also part of the deal.

A similar arrangement between the Queen and the Aga Khan yielded this season’s Galtres Stakes heroine Set To Music.

The Street Cry colt out of Dream Ticket will mark a return to familiar territory for the Queen in that he descends from her 1974 1,000 Guineas winner Highclere, later the dam of her 1979 Derby starter Milford as well asHeight Of Fashion, who produced Nashwan, Unfuwain and Nayef for Hamdan Al Maktoum.

The colt is a three-parts brother to Grade 3 winner Magic Mission, while his dam is a winning daughter of Danzig.

Stoute has also taken charge of a Street Cry colt out of Grade 3 winner Showlady, a Theatrical sister to Irish Group 2 winner Humbel and half-sister to US champion Escena. He is a half-brother to two winners, including French scorer Fashion School.

 

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