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Arcano: the son of Oasis Dream is related to Big Audio and Gilt Edge Girl

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Prix Morny hero Arcano retired to Derrinstown

THE IRISH stallion ranks have gained their first son of young sire sensation Oasis Dream, with the news that Prix Morny winner Arcano has been retired to his owner Hamdan Al Maktoum's Derrinstown Stud in County Kildare.

A 90,000gns yearling purchase, Arcano was trained by Brian Meehan to land a 6f Newbury maiden on his debut. Runner-up was subsequent Gimcrack winner Showcasing.

After adding the July Stakes to his resume he was purchased by Sheikh Hamdan and then won a hot renewal of the Group 1 Prix Morny, with Special Duty and Canford Cliffs behind and breaking the Deauville course record for 6f in the process.

This year Arcano finished third in the Greenham Stakes and last in a conditions race in just two runs, in a season curtailed by a series of minor setbacks.

Meehan said: "He’s such a special horse with a wonderful temperament; so kind and easy to deal with. It's so disappointing that we couldn’t get him right this year.”

Arcano is out of Tariysha, an unraced Daylami half-sister to the dam of Flying Childers Stakes winner Godfrey Street and Ballyogan Stakes winner Gilt Edge Girl, and to the dam of Chesham Stakes winner Big Audio.

Derrinstown general manager Stephen Collins said: "He ticks all the boxes as far as I’m concerned; he’s a superb looker who showed exceptional speed on the racecourse and is by the hottest young stallion in Europe.

"His distaff side is also strong and I think it’s a real coup for Irish breeders – and for Derrinstown – to have him standing here.”

Arcano's stud fee will be announced at a later date.

 

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