Darley-homebred Assizes (2 c Teofilo – Requesting, by Rainbow Quest) became the 16th winner for shuttle-sire Teofilo (Galileo) when winning at Newbury on Friday.
Travelling strongly passing halfway in the 1600m event, Assizes strode away over the concluding stages of the Bet at Bluesq.com Maiden to win by two and a quarter lengths over Halling’s Comet (Halling).
Bred by Darley, Assizes is a half-brother to G3-colt Dr Faustus. His dam, Requesting also has a yearling filly by New Approach, a full-sister filly foal by Teofilo and has been scanned in foal again to New Approach. Requesting is from a top-class family that includes Aussie Rules, Alborada, Yesterday and Quarter Moon.
Assizes is bred similarly to Teofilo’s Gr 1 winner Parish Hall, whose granddam is by Rainbow Quest son Quest For Fame, and Gr 3 Tyros Stakes winner Remember Alexander, whose granddam is by Blushing Groom, ¬†Assizes is looking likely to be better suited over longer trips as a three-year-old.
Parrish Hall emulated his sire Teofilo to win the seven furlong ¬†Group 1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. The Jim Bolger trained colt is the first Group 1 winner for his sire, also trained by Bolger, and is the fourth stakes winner so far from the unbeaten Teofilo’s first crop.
Parrish Hall (2 c Teofilo – Halla Siamsa, by Sadler’s Wells) ¬†came through strongly along the outside rail in a driving finish to defeat Power (Oasis Dream) by half a length with Most Improved (Lawman) close up third.
“It’s a very nice achievement,” trainer Jim Bolger, who was winning the race for the fourth time, said. “He’s done a lot in 12 months, but has been running on soft ground and he can’t handle that. He’s very good on top of the ground.”
“He’s in their [Bolger's Dewhurst winners] league and is a very solid horse so I’d look on him as an Epsom horse.” Bolger said, refering to previous winners Teofilo, New Approach and Intense Focus.
“They went a nice even gallop, not overly fast, and he picked up out of the dip.” jockey Kevin Manning said. “I think seven furlongs is the minimum for him – that’s why I rode him like that.”
Teofilo stands at Darley Kelvinside in NSW.
Darley shuttle stallion Teofilo (Galileo) enjoyed a new stakeswinner from his first-crop when Black Arrow (2 c Fann, by Diesis) won the 1600m Winterfavorit Trial (Listed) at Cologne on Sunday. Black Arrow defeated Pastorius (Soldier Hollow) by a head.
It was the second win in as many starts for the Andreas Wohler-trained colt. Wohler also won the Kolner Stutenpreis (Gr 3) later on the same card with Kapitale, a new stakes winner for another Darley stallion Dubawi.
Teofilo has now sired 12 winners including the G3 winner Remember Alexander and Listed winner Teolane.
Kapitale (3 f Dubawi – Kapitol, by Winged Love) defeated Ovambo Queen (Kalatos) by a head in the 2200m Stutenpreis for fillies and mares. She is a half-sister to Gr 1 winner Kamsin.
Remember Alexander (2 f Teofilo – Nausixxa, by Diesis) upset the race-favourite to win Thursday’s Tyros Stakes (Gr 3) at Leopardstown over seven furlongs.
The Aidan O’Brien trained Tenth Star was sent off the 1-2 favourite for O‚ÄôBrien with Parish Hall next best in the market, and the pair were together in second and third through the early portion of the race, with Cheerful Giver leading.
The race changed into the straight with Parish Hall darting through along the inside to go into the lead, with Tenth Star and Remember Alexander coming out wider on the track to deliver their challenges. Remember Alexander stayed on strongly under Johnny Murtagh¬†to score by four lengths over Parish Hall (2 c Teofilo – Halla Siamsa, by Montjeu) and emulate her sire, who also won this race in an unbeaten career.
“She did it well and everything went right today.¬†Johnny [Murtagh] said she relaxed and travelled away and she loved that ground. She’s in the Moyglare and I suppose that is where we might be going next, all being well.”¬†winning trainer Jessica Harrington said.
Teofilo (Galileo) is returning to stand at Darley Kelvinside in 2011.
Darley shuttle-stallion Teofilo was represented by his first stakeswinner on Tuesday when his daughter Teolane won the Fillies Sprint (Listed) at Naas. Like her sire, Teolane is trained by Jim Bolger and is out of Masnada (Erins Isle).
Teofilo has made a bright start with his first runners with three winners from nine runners. He is scheduled to stand for $22,000 in 2011.