Milan: the son of Sadler's Wells easily won the St Leger in 2001PICTURE: Getty Images
Monday double extends Milan's January bonanza
COOLMORE jumps stallion Milan sired a brace of winners on Monday to take his tally for January to an impressive 14.
The stallion's six-year-0ld son Storm Survivor kicked off the double when he landed a class 4 handicap hurdle at Plumpton.
This was Storm Survivor's second career win. Trained by Jonjo O'Neill for JP McManus, he is out of the Presenting mare Lindas Present, from the family of Midlands National winner Another Excuse.
Lord Wishes completed the double for Milan when winning a 2m bumper at Ayr on his career debut.
Saddled by James Ewart for Leeds Plywood and Doors, five-year-old Lord Wishes is a half-brother to six-time winner William's Wishes out of the bumper-placed Strong Gale mare Strong Wishes.
Milan's haul of 14 jumps winners in January has come from 80 starters during the month. He has also sired 14 runners-up - including Gullinbursti in the Grade 2 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle and Crash in the Grade 2 Woodlands Park 100 Club Novice Chase - as well as seven third place finishers.
MIlan, by Sadler's Wells, won the Great Voltigeur Stakes before running out a wide-margin winner of the St Leger in 2001.
He stands under the Coolmore National Hunt banner at Grange Stud at a fee of €5,000. His best jumps performers are Ballyrock and Duke OfLucca.