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Winker Watson: the son of Piccolo has his first mares scanned in foal

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Three new stallions have mares in foal

THREE new stallions for 2010, Intense Focus, Myboycharlie and Winker Watson, have all had their first mares scanned in foal for the season.

A Dewhurst winner by Giant's Causeway, Intense Focus has seven of his first eight mares covered reported as in foal. He stands at Ballylinch Stud for a fee of €6,500.

Ballylinch managing director John O'Connor said: "Intense Focus has proven to be extremely popular with breeders and he is due to cover an outstanding first book of mares. To have his fertility proven so early is an added bonus for everyone"

Myboycharlie was also a Group 1-winning two-year-old, taking the Prix Morny at Deauville from Natagora. He is by the ill-fated Danetime.

He stood at Vinery Stood in Australia for the southern hemisphere breeding season where his fertility rate was 96 per cent. Now at the National Stud, he commands £5,500 this year.

Brian O'Rourke, managing director of the National Stud, said: "It is always a little nerve racking waiting for the first scan result from a new horse but we were confident with this horse that he would perform well and he has not let usdown.

"His list of attributes as a stallion continues to grow; he has pedigree, speed and now fertility on his side."

Winker Watson was an unbeaten juvenile whose three wins included two Group 2s, the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot and the July stakes at Newmarket. He is a son of Piccolo and he stands at Norman Court Stud for £3,500.

 

 

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