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Country Reel - York 21 August 2002.

Country Reel: sired his fourth stakes winner in Dont Teutch

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New juvenile stakes winner for Country Reel

THE good run enjoyed by Haras du Logis stallions continued at Vichy on Tuesday when Dont Teutch won the 5f Listed Prix des Reves d'Or from Sotka, a Dutch Art half-sister to Sole Power.

The two-year-old filly, bred by Mme V. Becquart and R. Schlienger, is the fourth stakes winner for Country Reel, who stands alongside Slickly - sire of last week's Grand Prix de Paris winner Meandre - at Haras du Logis in France.

The most accomplished of that quartet is Baine, a Listed winner who turned in a personal best to run third in last year's Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (she was later promoted to second upon the disqualification of Liliside).  She owns an interesting pedigree pattern being inbred 4x3 to Country Reel's fourth dam, Bamieres.

Country Reel is also the sire of Absolutly Yes, the winner of this season's Group 3 Prix de Guiche.

By Danzig out of a Listed-winning half-sister to Anabaa, Country Reel lived up to his family connections by winning the 2002 Gimcrack Stakes for David Loder and running fourth in the 2004 Golden Jubilee Stakes for Godolphin. He stands for €4,000.

The first stakes winner out of a mare by Haras du Hoguenet resident Panis, Dont Teutch is the first foal out of dual French winner Simonkikou. She is the only known foal out of her dam, minor winner Number One Chope.

Dont Teutch is the first stakes winner within three generations of her female family.




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