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Wootton Bassett - York 19.08.10

Wootton Bassett: the star performer from Iffraaj's first crop wins at York

  PICTURE: MARK CRANHAM  

Darley sire Iffraaj extends first-crop record

RECORD-BREAKING first-season sire Iffraaj improved his tally to 38 on Thursday when odds-on favourite If You Whisper took the Bet SP+ In December At totesport.com Maiden Auction Stakes at Southwell.

The gelding was offered at Tattersalls' Guineas Breeze-Up but was bought back by his vendor Grove Stud for 2,000gns. His dam, Little Whisper, by Be My Guest, was second in a Listed race at two.

A son of Zafonic, Iffraaj's first-crop was topped by Wootton Bassett, unbeaten in five starts culminating inthe Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at the Arc meeting. He also took the valuable DBS Premier Yearling Stakes at York and the Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes at Doncaster. His fee has been increased to €15,000 from €6,000.

 

 

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