Monsieur Chevalier: Chevalier's highest-rated performer to datePICTURE: Mark Cranham
Chevalier sold to stand at stud in India
CHEVALIER, sire of last year's Molecomb Stakes winner Monsieur Chevalier, has been sold to Ruia Stud Farms in Maharashtra, India, in a deal brokered by Ian Deane of Centaur Bloodstock.
The 10-year-old son of Danehill, a brother to Group 3 Gallinule Stakes winner Alexander Of Hales and a half-brother to 1,000 Guineas heroine Virginia Waters, will stand alongside Warrshan, Mr Mellon and Chatham Strait.
Chevalier, who raced only three times, all at two, broke his maiden by six lengths and then ran second, beaten only a neck by subsequent Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Dalakhani, in the Group 1 Criterium International.
Chevalier was retired to stud at Tally Ho Stud in County Westmeath, and was advertised at a fee of €3,500 there last year.
From three crops of racing age his headline performer is Monsieur Chevalier, who marked himself down as one of last year's fastest juveniles with wins in the Molecomb Stakes and Weatherbys Super Sprint.
Significantly for his future career in India, he is also sire of Calcutta Derby winner Ascriptive.