Banstead Manor Stud.  Juddmonte Farms, England.  Monday 2 June 2019.Expert Eye © Darren TindaleEurope

20th First crop winner for Expert Eye

Skyblue Expert became Expert Eye's 20th first crop winner yesterday, breaking his maiden at Kempton.

Taken from the European Bloodstock News, 3rd November 2022:

Skyblue Expert settled in midfield, claimed the lead inside the final furlong and kept on to shed his maiden tag at the fourth attempt.

He is the first foal out of the dual winner On The Stage, a half-sister to the Gr.3 Bengough Stakes scorer Projection. The second dam is the Gr.2 Lake Placid Handicap victrix Spotlight who is the grandam of the Italian Gr.3 winner and Gr.2-placed Elisa Again, the Listed Noel Murless Stakes scorer and Gr.1-placed Berkshire Rocco and the Gr.1-placed Sunset Shiraz.

On The Stage has a yearling filly by Bated Breath (€42,000 at the Goffs November Foal Sale by Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock).

Eight of Experts Eye's 20 winners to date are out of Green Desert-line mares (40%) and he has 37% winners to runners overall.