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Crius Newmarket 22/09/2011

Crius: became a first Group race winner for his Galileo sire Heliostatic

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Heliostatic gets his first Group race winner

HELIOSTATIC, this year's first-season Oak Lodge Stud sire, got his Group race winner today, courtesy of Crius's victory in the Somerville Tattersalls Stakes (G3) at Newmarket. The colt had previously been Listed placed.

Heliostatic is a son of Galileoand the Coolmore sire is already beginning to look as though he could become a potent influence as a sire of sires - his two sons at stud to have had runners are both already sires of Group winners: Teofilo got the ball rolling with Remember Alexander's Tyros Stakes (G3) victory earlier this season, before Heliostatic followed up today.

Heliostatic's fee for 2009 was €6,500, a price which was reduced to €5,000 for 2011. He has had four winners so far.

Trained by Jim Bolger, Heliostatic won the Meld Stakes (G3) and is the year-younger brother of Soldier Of Fortune, an Irish champion three-year-old of 2007. His second dam, La Meilleure, is dam of Sholokhov, winner of the Gran Criterium (G1) and a multiple Group 1-placed runner.

The extended family can boast of a Dewhurst Stakes (G1) winner in the shape of Intense Focus, a son of Giants' Causeway who stands at Ballylinch Stud.

Crius was bred by Oak Lodge and is a first foal out Fearless Flyer, a two-year-old winner in Ireland and sucessful in the Natalma Stakes (G3) in Canada.

Oak Lodge offered Crius as a Goffs foal in 2009, but he failed to sell. He was reoffered as a yearling at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale where he was bought by Howard Barton Stud for €18,000.

Fearless Flyer herself was offered by Oak Lodge at the Tattersalls December Sale. She had no takers and the farm bought her back for 12,000gns.

She has filly foal by Oratorio and is in foal to Arcano, which is due in January.

 

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