Monsun stallion Salutino to stand at Whytemount
MOMENTUM behind Monsun as a force in the jumps sphere has grown again with the acquisition of his son Salutino by Ronnie O’Neill to stand at Whytemount Stud in County Kilkenny.
Monsun is the paternal grandsire of outstanding chasers Rubi Light and Sprinter Sacre (both by Network) and smart hurdler Pearl Swan (Gentlewave), while the first crops of other Monsun jumps stallions in Ireland – Arcadio, Getaway and September Storm – have proved popular at the sales.
Salutino, who previously stood at stud in Germany, was trained by Andre Fabre for owner-breeder Gestüt Schlenderhan to finish second in the Gran Premio del Jockey Club and Grand Prix de Chantilly. He was also third in the Deutschland-Preis and the Preis von Europa.
Salutino is out of the Listed-placed Sadler’s Wells mare Saderlina, a half-sister to Prix de Diane winner Caerlina. His brother Sereth was a Listed winner in Germany and won a novice hurdle for Barney Curley.
“Salutino is a nicely made horse with a good pedigree and these Monsun stallions are rightly very popular with jumps breeders at the moment,” O’Neill said. “They’re hard to get hold of, too.”
Salutino will stand at Whytemount alongside the busy Stowaway and Ascot Gold Cup winner Mr Dinos. Fees will be announced at a later date.