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shamardal 14 june 05

Shamardal: extended his good record for German breeders at Nantes

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Listed winners for Beat Hollow and Shamardal

MONDAY'S racing at Nantes saw Banstead Manor Stud stallion Beat Hollow and Kildangan Stud sire Shamardal represented by new stakes winners.

Beat Hollow got his ninth black-type winner on the board courtesy of Nature Spirits in the Listed Derby de l'Ouest.

A three-year-old filly trained by Dominique Sepulchre, Nature Spirits won by two lengths from the Green Tune colt Opera Vert, with the Cape Cross colt Last Attempt in third.

Nature Spirits is a Niarchos family homebred. She is out of the placed Darshaan mare Apsara, a half-sister to Prix du Jockey Club winner and Group 1 sire Hernando and to Prix Lupin winner Johann Quatz.

Apsara has already produced Group 2 Beresford Stakes winner Curtain Call by Beat Hollow's sire Sadler's Wells.

Beat Hollow has also been on the mark this season with Listed Sandringham Handicap scorer Rhythm Of Light and narowly beaten Pontefract Castle Stakes runner-up Ted Spread.

The stallion's fee this year is £5,000.

Shamardal's 29th stakes winner came via Sommerabend in the Listed Grand Prix Anjou-Bretagne.

A four-year-old colt trained in Germany by Uwe Stoltefuss for Stall Bedford Lodge, Sommerabend won by two lengths from the Okawango filly Baroness.

He was bred by Gestut Schlenderhan out of the Group 3-placed Monsun mare Sommernacht, whose other foals include Baden-Baden Group 3 winner Sommertag (by Tiger Hill) and Listed-placed Sommerflora (Pivotal).

Shamardal has a good record for German breeders: Gestut Ammerland's Dietrich von Boetticher bred his dual French Classic-winning son Lope De Vega, Gestut Wittekindshof bred German Oaks runner-up Elle Shadow by him, and Gestut Fahrhof bred his Group 2-winning son Zazou.

Shamardal stands at a fee of €50,000 this year.





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