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Pyro - 01.05.08

Pyro: the Darley Japan sire's fee has been set at 1.5 million yen for 2012

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Commands sits out 2012 Darley Japan shuttle 

JAPANESE Horse of the Year Admire Moon heads a roster of five stallions set to stand at Darley Japan in 2012.

With Alkaased, Fantastic Light and Rule Of Law having returned to Europe and Commands, who stood for 5 million yen in 2011, set to remain at Darley's Kelvinside base in Australia for the northern hemisphere season, the roster has been reduced significantly from last year's figure of nine.

Admire Moon, a son of End Sweep who won the 2007 Dubai Duty Free and Japan Cup, has had his fee raised from 3.5 million yen to 4 million yen (£32,769/€39,266) following a successful first crop which comprises 15 winners including stakes scorers Leo Active and Fine Choice.

Champion Stakes hero Storming Home will stand for 1.5 million yen (£12,287/€14,722), the same figure he commanded in 2011.

The remaining three stallions have had their fees cut. Champion Japanese three-year-old colt Deep Sky, whose first crop will be yearlings in 2012, has been dropped from 3 million yen to 2.5 million yen (£20,478/€24,541) while fellow third season sire,Grade 1 Forego Stakes winner Pyro, will stand for 1.5 million yen (£12,287/€14,722), down from his 2011 fee of 1.8 million yen.

Former Kildangan Stud resident Xaar has been dropped from
1 million yen to 500,000 yen (£4,094/€4,907).

As reported previously, St Leger winner Rule Of Law is set to continue his career at Kedrah House Stud in County Tipperary.

Plans for Japan Cup winner Alkaased and champion Fantastic Light, both of whom are back in Newmarket, are undecided.





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