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Recital - Leopardstown - 08.05.2011Recital  continued a great run for his sire Montjeu at Leopardstown  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (  

Hurricane Run first crop starting to come good


After Pour Moi won the Prix Greffuhle yesterday, Recital continued a fine run for Montjeu that also includes the return to form of St Nicholas Abbey in the Group 3 Ormonde Stakes at Chester.

Find out more about the pedigree for this half-brother to Prix Ganay winner Corre Caminos- and the other Group races from Leopardstown -  in tomorrow's paper in our new bloodstock analysis in the results section.

The theory that Hurricane Run's first crop would start to prove themselves at three is starting to look a correct one. After his daughter Don't Hurry Me gave him a first Group winner in France last month, longshot Ballybacka Lady carried on the promising trend when taking the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial.

Famous Name added to his sire Dansili's black-type haul when winning the Group 3 Amethyst Stakes.


A big result for  sire Lando, who produces the first three home in the Group 2 Gerling-Preis at Cologne, headed by last year's Group 1 Preis von Europa winner Scalo, owned and bred by Gestut Ho IfIttlingen, where Lando stands. The stud also bred his half-sister by Danehill Dancer, Sexy Lady, who won the Prix Chloe in 2006 on the disqualification of Mandesha.


Away from the Derby action, Dynaformer, the sire of 1,000 Guineas winner Blue Bunting, struck at Grade 3 level with his home-bred daughter Star Billing, whose unraced dam is a half-sister to Godolphin's Grade 1 winner Stellar Jayne.


The Group 1 SA Derby at Morphetville saw a Kentucky-style shock with the 20-1 victory of Shadows In The Sun, a son of the Danehill horse Dane Shadow who stands at the Hobartville Stud, which bred Shadows In The Sun, in New South Wales.

As is so often the case in Australia, the Danehill line secured a notable double when Fastnet Rock's daughter Lone Rock won the card's other Group 1 race, the Goodwood Stakes. She is the  only winner from her unraceddam, the Lion Cavern mare Pride Of Pine, Lone Rock


The influence of the Yoshida family on international racing continues. Not only does Shadai Farm own the dam of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and her two-year-old colt by Mr Greeley, Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm bred the winner of the Grade 1 NHK Mile at Tokyo, Grand Prix Boss. Although he is by Sakura Bakushin O, a grandson of Tesco Boy, Grand Prix Boss has the obligatory presence in his pedigree of Sunday Silence, sire of the winner's dam Rosy Mist.

Grand Prix Boss was sold by Northern Farm for Yen27,000,000 (£204/787/ €234,238) at the 2008 JRHA Foal Sales.

Northern Farm also bred and raced Sunday's Grade 3 winner Sacred Valley, who shares the same sire as top racemare Vodka in the Brian's Time horse Tanino Gimlet.





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