Intrepid Jack: bred by Fonthill Stud out of a half-sister to NicobarPICTURE: Getty
Intrepid Jack joins relative Nicobar at stud
MATHIEU COUTIN'S Ecuries de la Daudaie in the Maine-et-Loire region of western France, home of Melbourne Cup hero Dunaden's sire Nicobar, has a new addition for the upcoming breeding season: Nicobar's sprinter nephew Intrepid Jack.
Intrepid Jack was bred by Fonthill Stud out of the Primo Dominie mare Maria Theresa, a half-sister to Group 2-winning miler Nicobar. Intrepid Jack is by Compton Place, a son of Nicobar's sire Indian Ridge.
A 20,000gns Doncaster yearling, Intrepid Jack was saddled by Hughie Morrison to win five races including the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes, in which he beat Corrybrough and Balthazaar's Gift by two lengths.
Coutin said: "It's a family we know well and we think Intrepid Jack will be popular as his family has a lot of speed."
Intrepid Jack will stand at a fee of €1,000. Nicobar has always stood at €1,000 at Daudaie, yet Dunaden, originally bought for just €1,500 as a foal, has earned more than £3 million thanks to victories in the Melbourne Cup and Hong Kong Vase.