Montjeu: the son of Sadler's Wells made a big impact at stud in AustralasiaPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Montjeu one-two in New Zealand Group 1
COOLMORE sire Montjeu got his 18th individual Group 1 winner on the board today when his son Wall Street landed the Thorndon Mile at Trentham in New Zealand.
Wall Street fought out the finish with his paternal half-brother Tavistock to give Montjeu a one-two in the race.
Five-year-old gelding Wall Street was bred by C. W. Yong out of the 14-year-old British-bred Grand Lodge mare Villa Wanda. The grand-dam, Gisarne, won the Listed Lupe Stakes for trainer John Dunlop in 1993.
Wall Street was purchased for NZ$100,000 from the draft of Te Mania Thoroughbredsat the 2006 NZB Premier Yearling Sale.
Montjeu shuttled to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand from 2001 until 2004 and has left an impressive legacy in the southern hemisphere.
The son of Sadler's Wells is sire of two Group 1 Australian Derby winners, Nom Du Jeu and Roman Emperor, plus Group 1 Avondale Gold Cup scorer Sharvasti and Tavistock, winner of the Group 1 Mudgway Partswold Stakes.