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Le Beau Bai - Chepstow 27.12.2011

Le Beau Bai: bred by Gaetan Gilles, who also produced Exotic Dancer

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Le Beau Bai another cracker by Cadoudal

A round-up of the pedigrees behind the Grade 1 action at Leopardstown and Welsh National day at Chepstow

Coral Welsh National (Grade 3) Chepstow

LATE French sire Cadoudal served another reminder of why he can be considered one of the most important jumps sires of recent times when his son Le Beau Bai was the valiant winner of the Coral Welsh National on Tuesday.

Cadoudal, a Prix Hocquart-winning son of Green Dancer, stood at the Haras de Mortree until his death aged 28 in 2007. He is also the sire of exceptional staying hurdler Big Buck's, reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Long Run and other high-class jumpers including Fadalko, Korelo, Lacdoudal and The Nightingale.

The Richard Lee-trained Le Beau Bai was bred by Gaetan Gilles, who also produced other top chasers Exotic Dancer and Mid Dancer, as well as Prix du Jockey Club winner Vision D'Etat. He is out of the Pampabird mare Dame Blonde, a winner over middle distances on the Flat, and also over hurdles, in France.

Bloodstock agent Hubert Barbe picked up Le Beau Bai as a two-year-old store for €30,000 at the then Goffs France in 2005. He won three races for David Pipe before Lee bought him for just £6,500 at Doncaster in May 2008.

Finale Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) Chepstow

JUDDMONTE sire Beat Hollow has produced plenty of top Flat winners headed by Proportional and Sea Moon, but he also does a good sideline in high-class jumpers, as Hollow Tree demonstrated with a determined victory in the Grade 1 Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow.

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Donald McCain: trains Hollow Tree

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Beat Hollow, a Group 1-winning son of Sadler's Wells and Irish Oaks winner Wemyss Bight, is also sire of this year's Aintree Grade 3 hurdle winner Battle Group and Donald McCain's promising novice hurdler Cinders And Ashes.

Hollow Tree, also trained by McCain, was bred by Mount Coote Stud out of the Listed-winning Slip Anchor mare Hesperia, whose other progeny includes the Listed-placed mare Lucky Date.

Hollow Tree was originally trained by Andrew Balding, who had bought him for 20,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. Balding saddled the gelding two win two handicaps at Sandown in the Summer.

Beat Hollow stands at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket at a fee of £5,000 in 2012.

Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase (Grade 1) Leopardstown

GRAND two-mile chaser Big Zeb landed his tenth Graded chase and his sixth at the highest level with a one-and-a-quarter-length victory over Noble Prince (Montjeu) in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown.

Big Zeb

Big Zeb: bred by Lyle Buttimer

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The ten-year-old gelding is trained by Colm Murphy for Patrick Joseph Redmond.

Big Zeb is the flagbearer for his sire Oscar, a son of the late, legendary Sadler's Wells who finished runner-up in the Prix du Jockey Club and stands at Coolmore's Grange Stud.

Oscar is sire of a long list of jumps Grade 1 scorers: Peddlers Cross, Oscar Whisky, Minella Class, Black Jack Ketchum, Silent Oscar, Oscars Well, Refinement, Oscar Dan Dan, Offshore Account and Casey Jones.

Big Zeb was bred by County Cork smallholder Lyle Buttimer out of his winning Deep Run mare Our Siveen, whom he purchased privately from her breeder David Magnier for Ir£7,500 in 1989. The mare died in 2007.

Future Champions Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) Leopardstown

SULAMANI can nowcall himself a sire of top-flight winners both on the Flat and over jumps, after his Edward O'Grady-trained son Cash And Go landed the Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown.

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Edward O'Grady: on the mark

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The six-time Group 1-winning son of Hernando sired 2009 St Leger hero Mastery in his first crop and four-year-old Cash And Go hails from his second crop.

Cash And Go's victory is a huge boost to Yorton Farm Stud in Shropshire, where Sulamani moved to this year after three seasons at Haras du Logis in Normandy. He had spent his first three season athis owner Darley's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket.

Sulamani's stud fee at Yorton Farm has been set at £2,500 in 2012.

Cash And Go was bred by Gestut Erlenhof out of the winning Konigsstuhl mare Calcida, making him a half-brother to Catch Me, who has won nine races over jumps for O'Grady including the Grade 1 Hatton's Grace Hurdle in 2008 and four Grade 2 hurdles.

Cash And Go was not sold at €30,000at the 2008 BBAG yearling sale.








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