Ascot Stud, the home of both G1 sire Bold Silvano and exciting Galileo stallion Global View, has some exceptionally well credentialled mares on the farm.
Few, however, are from hotter families than the Kyllachy daughter Grand Mary, whose progeny already include the smart performers Grand Silvano (5 wins) and Mary O’ Reilly (2nd Lady’s Pendant).
Currently in foal to Global View, and dam of a Global View filly foal this year, Grand Mary is a half-sister to G1 Falmouth Stakes winner Rajeem, whose progeny include the very talented sprinter Invincible Army (by Invincible Spirit).
Already a multiple group winner, Invincible Army took his tally to four when running out a smooth Unibet Cammidge Trophy Stakes recently, and this James Tate trained colt holds an entry for the upcoming G2 Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes next month.
Invincible Army, however, is not the only member of this family to shine in British pattern race company.
Dandhu, the courageous winner of Saturday’s G3 Dubai Duty Free Stakes (registered as the G3 Fred Darling Stakes), is out of Poldhu –a Cape Cross half-sister to Grand Mary herself!
Also runner up in the G2 Rockfel Stakes last year, the Dandy Man sired Dandhu is now likely to run in next month’s G1 Qicpo 1000 Guineas where a win there would be yet another feather in the cap of this increasingly successful family.
Grand Mary was not the only Ascot mare whose relatives made headlines this weekend however.
The farm’s regally bred Mark Of Esteem mare Miss Respect, the granddam of 2018 G1 Middle Park Stakes runner up Jash –a leading G1 hope in 2019, made news when her Captain Al 2yo Victoria Paige made a scintillating debut, in open company, when she came from last to win the R250 000 HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Maiden Plate at Turffontein on Saturday.
Ascot Stud are, needless to say, very excited to be offering Victoria Paige’s Dynasty half-sister Miss Holly (Lot 148) on next week’s National Yearling Sale!
A half-sister to G1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes winner Hibaayeb (the dam of G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Wuheida), Miss Respect is bred on very similar lines to 1000 Guineas winner Ameerat (a daughter of Mark Of Esteem who shares her fourth dam Oh So Fair (dam of champion filly Oh So Sharp) with Miss Respect.)