Caspar Netscher dam to visit Seattle
Local broodmare Bella Cantata was in the news this weekend, when her son, Caspar Netscher, won the Gr2 Nearctic Stakes, a $300 000 contest, in Canada on Sunday.
A 5yo son of Dutch Art (by Medicean), Caspar Netscher has now won five pattern races and earned over £449,000 in stakes.
One of the leaders of his generation at both two and three, when his wins included the Group 2 Mehl-Muhlens Rennen (German 2000 Guineas), Caspar Netscher was originally intended to stand at stud in 2013 but proved infertile and returned to training. The Nearctic was his first victory since returning from stud.
His dam, Bella Cantata, is an exceptionally well bred mare. She is out of the top-class Bellypha mare Bella Colora, who won the Group 2 Prix de L’Opera (now a Group 1 race) and ran third to champion Oh So Sharp in the 1000 Guineas. At stud, Bella Colora continued her good form, and produced the high-class stakes winners Stagecraft (G2 Prince of Wales Stakes), Hyabella (Atalanta Stakes), Balalaika (Dahlia Stakes) and Summerhill Stud’s resident sire Mullins Bay (G3 Strensall Stakes).
Bella Cantata’s second dam is the important Meon Valley tap root mare Reprocolour, winner of the Group 3 Lancashire Oaks, and dam of five stakes winners including Group 1 winner and producer Colorspin.
By leading sire Singspiel, Bella Cantata is one of a number high class broodmares pencilled in to visit Ascot Stud’s in form young stallion Sail From Seattle. She has a 2yo filly, by champion sire Silvano, named Bella Sonata.