Public comeback for subfertile Cacique
CACIQUE, who has made such a strong start at stud despite a limited number of representatives, will once again be available to use by breeders at Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket next season. His fee has been set at £12,000.
However, the brother to Dansili will be restricted to a book of 50 mares due to sub-fertility. He covered 49 mares last season.
From a first crop of 31 foals bred in 2008, Cacique sired eight stakes performers including the Prix Jean Prat winner Mutual Trust. And a second crop of just four foals yielded this year's Prix de Chaudenay winner Canticum.
Another Juddmonte stallion Observatory, sire of the admirable Twice Over as well as the Group 1-winning sprinter African Rose, will also be available to use even though he has been semi-retired by the operation.
"Observatory is living in retirement at Banstead Manor," said Philip Mitchell, general manager of Juddmonte, "but he will still be available to any breeders wishing to use him next year."