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Stotsfold - Sandown 02.07.10

Stotsfold holds on from Prince Siegfried to win the Mouton Cadet Gala Stakes at Sandown on Friday

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham 

Gala joy for Harris' Barathea gelding

Mouton Cadet Gala Stakes (Listed), Sandown, 1m2f

STOTSFOLD (7 g Barathea - Eliza Acton by Shirley Heights) Breeder: Pendley Farm

PETER Harris' homebred seven-year-old Stotsfold showed up the younger generation in style to takethis Listed race in cosy fashion from Prince Siegfried.

Stotsfold is one of a number of high-class runners bred on the magical Sadler's Wells - Shirley Heights cross, which in turn has played its part in the successful stud career of the late Barathea. Among the other notable horses by Barathea out of a Shirley Heights mare is Cheveley Park Stakes winner Magical Romance, 2,000 Guineas third Barathea Guest andthe Group 3 winners Apsis and Shield.

Stotsfold is the best foal out of Eliza Acton, a winning half-sister to the high-class stayer Top Cees and Harris' Grade 1-placed Supreme Sound. She is out of the Lancashire Oaks winner Sing Softly, who is also the granddam of Harris' Group 3 winner Leporello.

Eliza Acton, who is the dam of two other minor winners, has a yearling filly by Motivator and colt foal by Invincible Spirit.




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