£8,000 for the pair
Sire: ROYAL APPLAUSE (GB)
Dam: SILVER RHAPSODY (USA)
Dam Sire: SILVER HAWK (USA)
Currently in foal: no
Foal at foot: yes
Details: by Charming Thought
The Royal Applause mare Glittering Stage is up for sale. Her filly foal by Charming Thought, who was foaled on the 16th March, is also offered as part of the same deal - just £8,000 for the pair.
Glittering Stage was unraced due to injury but hails from a smart family that produces many winners. Her dam Silver Rhapsody won the Grp-3 Princess Royal Stakes, as well as placing in pattern company on numerous occasions, including when finishing third in the Grp-1 Yorkshire Oaks. Silver Rhapsody, who is herself one of six winners out of Sister Chrys, has gone on to produce the four-time winner Algernon Talmage.
It is also worth noting the developing record of Royal Applause as a broodmare sire. In recent times his daughters have produced the outstanding dual Grp-1 winning sprinter Blue Point, the Grp-1 winner Laganore and the dual Grp-2 winner and sire Adaay. As outlined above Glittering Stage, who has already produced a grey yearling filly by Outstrip that has already been sold to a client in Ireland, is offered with her filly foal by Charming Thought in tow.
The sire won the Grp-1 Middle Park Stakes for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby in 2014, defeating Ivawood, Muhaarar, Cappella Sansevero and Kool Kompany in the process. His subsequent racecourse appearances were restricted, but he boasts a stallion's pedigree as a son of renowned sire of sires Oasis Dream out of a Listed-winning Indian Ridge mare.
The pairing of Royal Applause mares with Oasis Dream or his stallion sons has already resulted in the Grp-3 winner and sire Cappella Sansevero and the Listed placed Mirage, so there is heightened expectation that this foal will prove a useful sort in a couple of years' time.
Charming Thought's first yearlings will enter the sales ring later this year and, after some encouraging foal sales in 2018, his offspring are expected to prove commercially viable. He boasts a similar profile to paternal half-brother and sire sensation Showcasing, so is expected to be a popular choice amongst agents in the next couple of years.
Glittering Stage is a six-year-old mare out of a Grp-1 placed dam, who has many good breeding years ahead of her. Combine that with the fact that she is offered alongside a promising and well-made foal by an exciting young sire whose covering fee currently stands at £6,000, and it is fair to say that this rare multi-horse deal rates an exceptional bargain offer!
Glittering Thought has been seen to crib bite. She is fit and healthy and ready to be covered again if desired.
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