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Crowded House and B Meehan for splash

Crowded House, with trainer Brian Meehan, won the Racing Post Trophy

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Debut for Crowded House half-brother

A THREE-YEAR-OLD half-brother to 2008 Racing Post Trophy scorer Crowded House makes his debut in the 1m1f maiden at Wolverhampton today.

Harry Lime is trained by Mark Johnston for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum. He is by Ouija Board and Sea The Stars’ sire Cape Cross and was bought by John Ferguson for 115,000gns at the 2009 Tattersalls October yearling sale.

Crowded House, a son of Rainbow Quest, and Harry Lime were bred by Car Colston Hall Stud out of the 19-year-old Woodman mare Wiener Wald.

Wiener Wald’s tally of black-type progeny stands at four. Aside from Crowded House, she has produced On Reflection (also by Rainbow Quest), a 1m3f Listed winner at four in France, and Royal Applause sisters Forest Crown, Listed-placed over 1m at three last season and a fair fourth in the Group 2 Balanchine at Meydan on Friday, and Riotous Applause, Listed-placed over 6f at four.

Another of Wiener Wald’s daughters, Argent Du Bois, by Silver Hawk, produced Ticker Tape, winner of the American Oaks and Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.

WienerWald was produced by Group 1 performer Chapel Of Dreams, a three-parts sister to top US sire Storm Cat.

Wiener Wald has a two-year-old filly by Act One, a yearling filly by Montjeu, and was covered last season by Galileo.




Galileo £10,649,102
Dark Angel £3,012,277
Dubawi £2,934,398
Kodiac £2,222,880
Acclamation £2,088,768
Frankel £1,960,614
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Sea The Stars £1,873,321
Iffraaj £1,752,926
Invincible Spirit £1,694,010