Rail Link: Arc hero sired his ninth winner on SundayPICTURE: Getty Images
New winners for
Rail Link and Teofilo
ARC hero Rail Link got off the mark for the year on Sunday when Wild Wolf captured the Premio Mario Bosi over 2,000m at Pisa.
The colt, trained by Stefano Botti, is Rail Link's ninth winner overall and continues the good run enjoyed by the stallion in Italy; in addition to Wild Wolf, Rail Link is also the sire of talented Italian three-year-old Bugie d'Amore, who was successful in the Group 3 Premio Dormello last October.
Bred in Ireland by Ascagnano S P A, Wild Wolf is a half-brother to the Group 3-placed Mary Peka, dam of the Listed winner Mantissa. He was purchased by Effevi SNC for €30,000 at the SGA Yearling Sale.
Rail Link was rated the champion three-year-old of 2006 after landing five of seven starts for Andre Fabre led by the Arc, in which Pride, Hurricane Run and Deep Impact finished in arrears. The son of Dansili was also successful in the Grand Prix de Paris.
Rail Link stands at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket for £6,000.
Teofilo: sired his 19th winner on MondayPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
At Wolverhampton on Monday, Teofilo was represented by his 19th winner when the former Godolphin colour-bearer Enery ran down Island Melody to win the 1m1 1/2 f handicap for Mark Johnston.
Bred by Ceka Ireland Limited, Enery was sold to David McGreavy for 60,000gns as a foal but picked up by Con Marnane for only 10,000gns at last year's inaugural Brightwells Breeze-up Sale. He made his debut for Mahmood Al Zarooni three months later.
He is the first foal out of Anee Lumiere, a Listed-placed Giant's Causeway half-sister to Grade 2 winner Little Treasure.
Champion two-year-old Teofilo, whose first crop is headed by Dewhurst Stakes winner Parrish Hall, stands at Kildangan Stud for €25,000.