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Caspar Netscher - Newbury 17.09.2011

Caspar Netscher (centre): the son of Dutch Art wins the Mill Reef Stakes

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First-season sires rule juvenile Group races

FIRST-SEASON sires provided the first two home in both the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury and the Group 3 Firth Of Clyde Stakesat Ayr on Saturday.

Caspar Netscher, the cosy winner of the Mill Reef Stakes, is by Cheveley Park Stud resident Dutch Art, a son of Medicean.

Caspar Netscher was bred by Meon Valley Stud out of the unraced Singspiel mare Bella Cantata, a grandaughter of the operation's outstanding broodmare Reprocolor.

Lingfield Oaks Trial winner Reprocolor found fame by producing Irish Champion Stakes hero Cezanne and Irish Oaks winner Colorspin, who was in turn dam of champions Kayf Tara and Opera House.

The family has been bang in-form this season: also on Saturday, another Reprocolor descendant in Poet won the Listed Doonside Cup at Ayr, and Reprocolor is ancrestress of three other stakes winners in 2011 - Izzi Top, Lyric Of Light and Rockatella.

Another descendant of Reprocolor is Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains runner-up Havane Smoker.

Caspar Netscher was bought  for 65,000gns by Alan McCabe and Tom Malone at the TattersallsCraven Breeze-up Sale, having been pinhooked by jockey Katie Walsh for 25,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

Redact, a fast finishing second to Caspar Netscher in the Mill Reef Stakes, is also by a first-seasonsire: Coolmore's Strategic Prince, a son of Dansili. 

The Firth Of Clyde Stakes was won impressively by Roger Sez and gives late Tally-Ho Stud sireRed Clubs a second stakes winner after Italian Group 3 scorer Vedelago.

Roger Sez was bred by Brian Kennedy out of  the Robellino mare Stately Princess, the winner of two races including over 5f at two. She has bred five other winners, including Cottingham, a useful dual-purpose performer for Richard Lee.

Roger Sez was purchased by his trainer Tim Easterby for the relatively inexpensive sum of £13,000 at last year's DBS Premier Yearling Sale. He had been bought as a foal for 5,000gns.

Runner-up to Roger Sez was the consistent filly Miss Work Of Art, another fine advertisement for Dutch Art.





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