Hoof It: one of two black-type performers out of Forever BondPICTURE: Getty Images
Repeat of fruitful mating for Bond's star mare
REG BOND’S fine broodmare Forever Bond was on Sunday covered by the same owner’s stallion Monsieur Bond – a repeat of the mating that has produced two high-class sprinters – having produced a Frankel colt foal last month.
Forever Bond, a 15-year-old daughter of Danetime, is the dam of Haydock Sprint Cup third Hoof It and triple Group 3 winner Ladies Are Forever, both by Monsieur Bond, a son of Danehill Dancer who carried Bond’s silks to victory in the Duke of York Stakes and now stands at Norton Grove Stud for £5,000. Her other three runners have won between five and eight races each.
“We’re very pleased with the Frankel colt, everything is correct and he has a white star like his father,” said Bond’s son Charlie. “He’s built like a sprinter – very compact, but the mare usually throws them like that.”
Ladies Are Forever, who won the Summer Stakes at York three times, has been retired and will visit Frankel.
“She was retired as we thought Monsieur Bond was doing well enough at stud without her advertising him as well,” said Charlie Bond.
Monsieur Bond was last year represented by his second Prix de l’Abbaye winner when Move In Time emulated Gilt Edge Girl’s victory in the race four years earlier.
Move In Time, bred and co-owned by Reg Bond, is out of the Machiavellian mare Tibesti. The dam has a yearling sister to Move In Time and is back in foal to Monsieur Bond on a cover last year.