The past stallion's week has been rich in results. Crillon and Norse Dancer were honored in the Gr.1 of the Aintree Festival thanks to their respective products, the "FR" Buveur d'Air and Yanworth. The young promising stallion It's Gino also won a Gr.2 during this same festival as well as the very confirmed Network and Poliglote. While Kapgarde and Vision d'Etat won Gr.3, Dream Ahead, Le Fou, Manduro and Myboycharlie won Listed contests.
Jameka won her 3rd Gr.1 this week in Rosehill, Australia. Naturally, this filly allows to place his sire Myboycharlie in the first place of this new stallon's week. Myboycharlie is nevertheless followed by Manduro and Martaline, both sire of Gr.2 winners. The first over flat in Meydan thanks to his son Vazirabad, the second in Newbury via Snow Leopardess, a 5-Y-O mare.
This stallions' week gave the best part to the national hunt stallion. Martaline won a Gr.3 in Auteuil as well as Network in Naas in Ireland without forgetting to speak about Kapgarde, victorious in a Listed at Sandown over flat. In this discipline precisely, Palace Episode and Vision of State aligned a first victory in Listed contests.
The stallion Authorized is definitely a producer of winners and this at the best level. This son of Montjeu proved it again thanks to the victory of his son Prize Money, a Gr.2 winner at Meydan last Saturday. Hurricane Cat imitated it but this sire one no longer cover mares in France being sold in Argentina. On the other hand, Poliglote won a new Gr.3 at Auteuil thanks to his son Device. And let us also mention the three Gr.3 places of Califet on Sunday's card at Auteuil.
The French stallions shown all over the globe this past week, following the example of Moss Vale who, through his son Izzthatright, won a Gr.3 over the sprint at Doha at the international meeting. Kapgarde was honored at Naas in a Gr.3 and Authorized in a Listed in New Zealand. Group places were taken by Zanzibari in Gr.1 in Hong Kong, by Fine Grain, Saint des Saints and Siyouni in Gr.2 and finally by Barastaraight and Manduro in Gr.3.
Once is not custom, two brothers won a Gr.1 in Ireland. These are Coastal Road and his elder brother Martaline. The first through the AQPS Bacardys, the second with the thoroughbred Disko. On the same day at Leopardstown, Balko and Poliglote also took places in Gr.1. A few levels lower, but still in the black-type register, Siyouni and Spanish Moon won a Listed at Cagnes-sur-Mer and Newbury, both on the flat. Finally, let's signal the 8 victories in one week for Authorized.
My goodness, the french stallions are really the best. We write this objectively, of course! Look at their past week and their results of the tracks. Poliglote became the sire of a new Gr.1 horse via his son Top Notch, winning at the highest level in Sandown. Le Havre won its first Gr.3 in the US with Rysmka and Slickly another Gr.3 in India. No fewer than 6 stallions have won Listed across the globe this week. These are Ballingarry, Barastraight, Blue Bresil, Crillon, Martaline and Peer Gynt. Finally, speaking of great results, we can mention the Gr.1 places for Blue Bresil in England and Zanzibari in Hong Kong.
The 2017's Grand Prix de Pau (Gr.3) was for Forthing, a son of Barastraight standing at the Haras des Sablonnets. During the new stallion's week, we can also mention the Gr.1 and Gr.3 places for Elusive City and his 5 wins over the past week. Over fences, Poliglote and Turgeon distinguished themselves by taking places in Gr.2 and Gr.3 contests. Over flat, let us evoke the Listed place for the stallion Cima de Triomphe and Kheleyf's 7 wins.
This last stallion's week was rather calm. Two of our French stallions produced black type horses : the confirmed Motivator and the young Spanish Moon. Modus, a son of Motivator, won a Listed at Kempton on the hurdles which made him the 57th Stakes horse of Treve's sire ! As for the youngest Spanish Moon, he signed a first group performance thanks to the AQPS Crack Mome from his first crop. This colt was 2nd in a Gr.2 at Punchestown. Spanish Moon starts the new year very well after his first black type with Daphne du Clos, 2nd in a Listed at Cheltenham on January 1st.
The Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice (Gr.3), registeref as the Cagnes-sur-Mer Gold Cup, returned to the daughter of Falco Mallorca. In Cagnes-sur-Mer as well, Manduro won the Grande Course de Haies des 4 ans thanks to his son Mondieu. In England and Ireland, the young Montmartre and the highly experienced Turgeon were honored in Gr.1. Their respective products Capitaine and Turcagua took each a second place in Gr.1. Finally, the very good and regular Dream Well, the young Never On Sunday as well as Vision d'Etat and Youmzain, which rise in power, have all 4 taken places in Listed in the French National Hunt program.
National Hunt stallions' shone particularly at the end of the year. Al Namix, Davidoff and Norse Dancer each won a Gr.1 at Leopardstown and Kempton. A multitude of other stallions have taken places in Gr.1 contests such as Authorized, Dream Well, Elusive City, Kapgarde, Martaline, Poliglote and Saint des Saints. By he way, Martaline also shone in a Gr.2 and Poliglote in a Gr.3. Kapgarde and Turgeon won a Listed.
Ascot Racecourse centralized the attention this week during for the French stallions' performances as Montmartre and Poliglote both signed a Gr.2 victory thanks to their respective sons Capitaine and Politologue. The 4 and 5-Y-O geldings, won on hurdles for the first one and on the fences for the second. Two of the Haras du Logis' stallions were not outdone as Authorized and Manduro won a Listed. Finally, we can mention the performance of Puerto Escondido, a son of Hurricane Cat who was 2nd in the Premio Carlos Pellegrini (Gr.1), the biggest race in Argentina.
Hurricane Cat, from the Haras de la Haie Neuve, asserts itself day after day. Last October, this son of Storm Cat gave a new Gr.1 winner with El Benicio. This week, Hurricane Cat gave the Gr. 2 winner Legion Cat, his 14th Stakes performer this year. On jumps, Kapgarde won a Listed at Auteuil for the last dayeting of the year. Davidoff, Martaline and My Risk, took each a Gr.1 place on the English and Irish programs.
The honorable son of Kahyasi Khalkevi won his first Gr.1 this week in the Prix Jacques de Vienne thanks to his son Delirant, which means crazy! This 3-Y-O AQPS is now a classic winner by 4 lengths for his second race only. Another AQPS grabbed a Gr.2 success in England, the 4-Y-O Clan des Obeaux, a son of Kapgarde, signed a first victory at this level. In Gr.3, Montmartre and Poliglote were again the strongest. The same Poliglote also signed a Listed victory over the fences, imitated by Doctor Dino and Saint des Saints.