Date of Birth: 20 Apr 2017
Sire: Coach House (IRE)
Dam: Athwaab (GB)
Dam Sire: Cadeaux Genereux
A strong, sharp filly by Coach House is offered for sale.
Bred to sprint, she is out of the prolific Cadeaux Genereux mare Athwaab, who won seven races and was placed a further 18 times over sprint distances. Athwaab won her first race in the September of her juvenile campaign and was still running with credit at the age of seven, proving her temperament, constitution and ability in the process.
She has had two foals to race so far, including Rosselini who showed a little promise on debut earlier this year but sadly died shortly after.
Athwaab is a sibling of six winners, out of a winning daughter of the dual Listed winner Ashraakat. This is an enduring Shadwell family of the highest quality, and Ashraakat counts amongst her brothers and sisters the Grp-1 July Cup winner and sire Elnadim and the Grp-1 Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Mehthaaf.
The extended family is one of the finest in the Stud Book and continues to churn out high-class performers, including Grp-1 winners that remain fresh in the memory such as Ribchester, Mondialiste and Intello.
Athwaab's sire Cadeaux Genereux remains an enormous force in the broodmare sire division, his daughters this year alone accounting for two Classic winners in the shape of Grp-1 Preis der Diana heroine Well Timed and the Grp-1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Teppal. Other Grp-1 winners from this source in recent seasons include Harry Angel and Dream Ahead.
The sire of this youngster, Coach House, won the Listed Marble Hill Stakes for Aidan O'Brien, and also finished second in the Grp-2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot behind the subsequent Grp-1 winner No Nay Never. He boasts a stallions pedigree, as a son of Grp-3 winning sprinter Lesson In Humility, and has churned out several winners from his maiden crop this year.
This filly hails from a family with enormous levels of speed and quality. Although Athwaab has yet to take off as a broodmare, it is surely only a matter of time.