Tamayuz (near): the superbly bred son of Nayef stands at DerrinstownPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
First runner is a winner for freshman Tamayuz
DERRINSTOWN Stud's first-season sire Tamayuz got his stallion career off to the perfect start on Wednesday when his first runner Sir Prancealot won with authority in a 5½f maiden at Bath on his debut.
Sir Prancealot, trained by Richard Hannon for Andrew Tinkler, scored by two lengths from the Piccolo colt Strong Conviction.
He was bought by Hannon's regular talent scouts Peter and Ross Doyle for €140,000 from last year's Goffs Orby yearling sale, having been pinhooked as a foal in the same ring by Gormanstown Stud for €52,000.
Dermot Cantillon and Forenaghts Stud bred Sir Prancealot out of the Listed-winning Catrail mare Mona Em, making him a half-brother to Listed winner Nice Applause.
Mona Em is a half-sister to Desmond Stakes third Maumee from the family of Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial winner Bufalino and Phoenix Stakes runner-up Maledetto.
Tamayuz was trained by Freddy Head to win the Prix Jean Prat (with Raven's Pass in second) and Prix Jacques le Marois (from Natagora) for his owner-breeder Hamdan Al Maktoum.
Tamayuz's pedigree unifies the influences of two of the best broodmares of modern times. He is by Nayef, a son of Height Of Fashion and thus a half-brother to Nashwan and Unfuwain, and out of Al Ishq, a winning daughter of a half-sister to Urban Sea, the dam of Galileo and Sea The Stars.
Tamayuz stands at a fee of €15,000 at Derrinstown Stud.