Duke Of Marmalade has enjoyed a tremendous run of success throughout 2015, and, while the Flat season is coming to an end, his stock continue to find the winners enclosure on racecourses around the world!
Latest Duke Of Marmalade two-year-old to impress is Tiptree, who broke her maiden in stylish fashion at Newmarket on Saturday.
The Luca Cumani trained filly, who was dropping back to 1400m, was always prominent in the 1400m EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes and ran on well to deny hotpot favourite Swiss Range by one and a half lengths.
Tiptree is one of a number of promising juveniles representing champion Duke Of Marmalade this season. Others include the James Fanshawe trained Zest (a winner at just the second time of asking), and Nomadic. The latter ran a cracking third in Sunday’s G3 Prix Miesque and looks an exciting prospect for 2016.
Duke Of Marmalade, whose classic winning son Nutan is set to stand his first season at stud in 2016, has had an unbelievable year in 2015.
His four classic winners include Simple Verse (G1 Ladbrokes St Leger), Star Of Seville (G1 Prix de Diane), Nutan (G1 Deutsches Derby) and Sound Of Freedom (G3 Premio Regina Elena). The latter also ran second in both the G1 Premio Longines Lydio Tesio and G2 Derby Italiano.
Duke Of Marmalade has been represented by stakes winners the world over in 2015, with his progeny capturing black type races in all of Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa and the United States. At the time of writing, “The Duke” has been represented by 18 black type performers over all.
Another star sired by Duke Of Marmalade is the tough and uber game Big Orange, who ran such a cracking race, when fifth in Tuesday’s G1 Emirates Melbourne Cup. Winner of both the G2 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes and G2 Goodwood Cup earlier in the year, Big Orange has now four stakes wins to his credits.