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Saticon: the Alan King-trained hurdler is one of a number of smart jumpers to emerge by Group 1 winner Act One

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Act One relocates to Wood Farm Stud

ACT ONE will stand as a dual-purpose stallionat Bill Bromley's Wood Farm Stud in Shropshire next season at a fee of £2,000 (1st Oct).

The ten-year-old son of In The Wings formerly stood at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in Norfolk, latterly for £6,000.

From four crops of racing age, Act One has been represented by four stakes winners including the South African superstar Dancer's Daughter, who captured five Group 1 races during her career, and the dual Listed winner Suzi's Decision. He is also the sire of this season's Chester Cup winner Daraahem.

A small number of runners under NH Rules has already yielded Saticon, who ran third in last season's Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle, Listed DBS Mares Bumper winner Dayia, Grade 3-placed Irish hurdler Miss Fancy Pants and Titus Andronicus, who won a bumper at Market Rasen by 35 lengths earlier this year.

David Minton of Highflyer Bloodstock helped broker the move, and said: "It is a great boon for jumps breeders that Shadwell and the other shareholders have allowed him to move to Bill Bromley's. His sire, In The Wings, has been a great influence over jumps in recent years with the likes of Inglis Drever, Landing Light and Westender. With Act One already getting some good jumpers, it's all very exciting."

Act One was a leading performer of his generation for trainer Jonathan Pease and the late Gerald Leigh, taking five of six starts including the Criterium International and Prix Lupin. He met his only defeat when second to Sulamani in the Prix du Jockey-Club.

Act One will stand alongside Lucarno and Erhaab at Wood Farm Stud, and will be appearing at the Cheltenham National Hunt Stallion Parade.




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