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Hurricane Run - Ascot 29.07.2006

Hurricane Run: the son of Montjeu stands at Coolmore

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Hurricane Run sires first Group-race winner

COOLMORE'S second-season sire Hurricane Run has got his first Group-race winner on the board as a sire, thanks to his daughter Don't Hurry Me's victory in Thursday's Group 3 Prix Penelope over 1m2½f at Saint-Cloud.

Don't Hurry Me, trained by Jean-Claude Rouget for owner Jean-Francois Gribomont, made all the running and stayed on strongly to run out a never-challenged one-and-a-half length winner over Pirika, a daughter of Monsun and Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Pirika.

Don't Hurry Me was not sold for €8,000 as a foal at the Arqana December sale and was purchased by Agence FIPS for €32,000 at the following year's Arqana October yearling sale.

She won two races last year, including a conditions race at Bordeaux le Bouscat by 15 lengths.

Hurricane Run,  a son of Montjeu, was retired to Coolmore after a career which saw himwin the Irish Derby, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Tattersalls Gold Cup and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

He sired 18 individual two-year-old winners from his first crop last year including Group 2 Rockfel Stakes second Cochabamba and stakes-placed Hurricane Havoc and Kreem.

Don't Hurry Me was bred by Gerard Rollain out of the unraced Bering mare Beringold, who was not sold as a yearling for FFr1 million as a yearling in Deauville and is a half-sister to Gold And Steel, a triple Grade 2 winner over 1m-1m1f in the US.

This is the family of Group 3 Prix du Bois winner and brilliant broodmare Kanmary, who produced Racing Post Trophy winner Commander Collins, Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Lit De Justice, Royal Lodge Stakes winner City Leader, 2,000 Guineas and Derby third Colonel Collins and Brigitta, dam of Group 2 scorer Emerald Commander.

1986 Prix du Jockey Club winner Bering is compiling an impressive record as a broodmare sire. His daughters have also produced Group 1 winners Gentoo, Harbinger, Special Ring and Torrestrella.

Bering's best son Pennekamp was no great shakes as a sire but he is also leaving his mark through his daughters. They have produced Group 1 winners Lily Of The Valley and Jan Vermeer, and Jan Vermeer's Group 1-placed three-parts sister Together.

Jan Vermeer is by Montjeu and so is bred along similar lines to Don't Hurry Me.




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