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Aristotle: the Group 1 winner is closely related to St Nicholas Abbey

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Aristotle purchased to stand in County Wexford

ARISTOTLE, the winner of the Racing Post Trophy in 1999, has been purchased to stand as a jumps stallion at Don Cashman's Steeple Stud in County Wexford next season.

The son of Sadler's Wells had stood at Lynden Park Stud in Victoria in Australia since 2002, and is the sire of more than 20 winners. He had been catalogued to sell at Goresbridge in July but was withdrawn.

Aristotle's pedigree has received a significant upgrade in 2009, as champion two-year-old elect St Nicholas Abbey is out of his half-sister Leaping Water and by Sadler's Wells' son Montjeu.

Trained by Aidan O'Brien for Coolmore, Aristotle won the Racing Post Trophy on his second start and finished third in the Prix Greffulhe at three.

Subsequently sold to race in Singapore, he won the Singapore New Year 2000 and was runner-up in the Singapore Derby under the name Our Aristotle.

Cashman said: "Aristotle was very popular in Australia, and enjoyed a 34 per cent winners to runners strike rate. But he covered small books and possibly didn't get as many two-year-old winners, which are so important in Australia.

"We are delighted to stand him. He is absolutely gorgeous and was very classy. He is a typical Sadler's Wells, and will be the only Group 1-winning son of his sire to stand in County Wexford."

Aristotle will stand at Steeple Stud at a fee of €2,000 alongside Lacantun and Well Made.






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