Mauritzfontein’s well performed young sire Byword has an impressive female line. Out of the outstanding broodmare Binche (who has a Frankel yearling colt in 2015), Byword is a half brother to the multiple G1 winning filly Proviso, who earned over $1.7 million on the track.
Byword’s first five dams are all multiple stakes producers, and this family has produced such outstanding performers as Continent (Champion Sprinter), Wandesta (Champion Turf Mare), Quiet Fling (G1 Coronation Cup), Zambezi Run (G1 Grand Prix de Paris), and former successful South African sire Peacetime.
This is also the family of this season’s talented 3yo filly Jack Naylor, who ran second in the Irish Oaks.
Further back, this family has produced such classic winners as Ambiguity, Sodium and subsequent champion sire Court Martial, as well as legendary South African champion Horse Chestnut.
Byword, a former G1 Prince of Wale’s Stakes winner, had yet another boost to his female line when So Beloved (by Dansili) landed the spoils in Sunday’s G3 Doom Bar Supreme Stakes at Goodwood.
The 5yo made all to land the 1400m contest by a head, showing grim determination to hold off a late challenge from G2 Challenge Stakes winner and favourite Here Comes When for trainer David O’Meara and jockey Daniel Tudhope. The latter said after the race, “We didn’t go out with a game plan, just to go out there, and wherever he jumped off just let him travel. After his win in a big handicap here, we thought he’d turn out to be a Group horse and he has got his reward today. He loves this track.
“The other horse probably helped me, as he had been in front for a long way. When he came upside he he did get headed, but he pulled it out when it mattered most.”
The gelding, who won the Betfred Mile two starts back, has now won 6 of 20 outings. So Beloved (whose sire Dansili is also responsible for Byword’s G1 winning sister Proviso), is out of a Kenmare half sister to champion Wandesta, a triple G1 winner who earned over $1.6 million in stakes.
His third dam is the great mare Peace – fourth dam of Bywword.
Byword, the Highweight Older Male in France in 2010, will be represented by his first yearlings in 2016.