£3,500 No VAT
Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 08 Mar 2017
Sire: Worthadd (IRE)
Dam: Vote Early (GB)
Dam Sire: Dansili (GB)
A promising March 2017-foaled colt by Worthadd out of a Dansili mare from the same family as the multiple Grp-1 winner Leading Light (IRL) - champion three-year-old stayer in Europe in 2013 and now a Coolmore Stallion.
The youngster is out of the Dansili mare Vote Early, who was unraced but hails from a good Juddmonte family. Her dam Reel Style was a lightly-raced half-sister to the Grade-3 placed Midnight Mischief, whilst another of her siblings would go on to produce the Listed winner and Grp-1 placed Green Supreme.
Reel Style is in turn out of the Listed-placed Western Reel, a full-sister to the US Grade-2 winner Dance Parade, who would herself go on to produce the Grp-1 St Leger and Grp-1 Ascot Gold Cup winning sire Leading Light. Other near relations include the Grp-1 winner and sire Toylsome.
In addition, Dansili is beginning to make a significant impact in the broodmare sire division. His mares have provided the Grade-1 Breeders' Cup Mile hero Expert Eye, Grp-1 Prix Royal-Oak victor Ice Breeze and the Grp-1 winning fillies Nezwaah, Uni and Capla Temptress within the last two years.
The sire Worthadd, a tremendously good-looking and well-related son of Dubawi, was a top-level performer in his native Italy. He won the Derby Italiano at three, before demonstrating his quality on the international stage when second in the Grp-1 Lockinge Stakes behind Canford Cliffs the following year. He won five pattern events in total, over a range of distances, and continued racing at a high level until the age of five.
Initially retired to the Irish National Stud in 2014, Worthadd has been afforded only a handful of opportunities to date. That said, his two crops of racing age have featured the 93-rated three-time winner Desert Wind and Bustam, who was the sale-topper at the 2017 Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Breeze-Up Sale, realising £130,000.
It must be noted that the impressive breezer Bustam was also out of a Dansili mare, which bodes well for the potency of this pairing between Worthadd and Vote Early.
We at Tagunnan Stud like this colt a lot, and think he has the potential to succeed at the highest level. It is worth noting that a good lunging session takes very little out of this colt, indicating a big heart and lungs. The youngster in question is attractively priced for one with such an exciting future.
Anyone travelling from the UK to view the colt can avail of free overnight accommodation at the renound Mountpleasant Country House, which is attached to Tagunnan Stud. To arrange dates please contact Noreen O'Leary at Tagunnn Stud, Killinick Co. Wexford Ireland Phone: Landline 353 539135631 Mobile and text 353879607529.