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Juddmonte announces 2021 European mating plans

Juddmonte is pleased to announce the 2021 mating plans for some of its high-profile horses based in Europe.

In 2020 Frankel became the fastest European stallion ever to reach 40 Group winners and finished the year on a high with the track record-breaking Gr.1 success of 2YO Grenadier Guards. He will receive another exciting book of 24 Juddmonte mares this season, including multiple Gr.1 winner Ventura (already dam of Gr.3 winner Fount by Frankel), Gr.1 winner Emulous, Bird Flown (dam of Gr.1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Siskin), Nimble Thimble (dam of Frankel’s Gr.1 winning 2YO Quadrilateral), Gr.2 winners Soffia and Modern Look, Gr.3 winners Big Break, Dandhu and Visit, Flare Of Firelight (dam of Gr.2 winning 2YO Threat), Ruscombe (whose first foal by Frankel, Petricor, won her only start as a 2YO in 2020, earning 'TDN Rising Star' status), Sleep Walk (a half-sister to Frankel’s track record-breaking Classic winner Logician), Atone (a sister to Midday), Tendu (sister to Showcasing), Tiadargent (sister to Restiadargent), Very Good News (a daughter of Hasili and dam of Frankel’s Classic-placed son Weekender as well as promising Frankel 3YO Media Stream), and two half-sisters to Kingman in Panzanella and Present Tense.

Kingman sired three Gr.1 winners in 2020, included Timeform’s top-rated 3YO Palace Pier. The son of Invincible Spirit is set to cover 20 Juddmonte mares, including champion 11-time Gr.1 winner Enable, Gr.1 winners Capla Temptress, Passage Of Time, Romantica, Samba Inc and Special Duty, Gr.2 winners Lucky Kristale (a half-sister to Love) and Riposte, Gr.3 winners Hot Snap and Sun Maiden, Helleborine (dam of Kingman’s Gr.2 winning 2YO Calyx), and Scuffle (dam of Gr.1 winner Logician) and her daughter Battlement.

Expert Eye is the only Gr.1 winning miler by Acclamation, and he retired to stud with a higher Timeform rating than both his sire and his successful stallion sons Dark Angel and Mehmas. Expert Eye covered 50 stakes winners in his first two books of mares, welcoming his first crop of foals in 2020. Among his Juddmonte mares for 2021 are multiple Listed winner and Gr.1-placed Principal Role, Listed winners Scottish Jig and Swiss Range, Kilo Alpha (dam of Gr.3 winner and Gr.1-placed Juliet Foxtrot), Photographic (dam of Gr.3 winner Shutter Speed, herself out of the legendary Juddmonte mare Prophecy), Palmette (a sister to Showcasing) and Strelka (a Kingman half-sister to Workforce).

Bated Breath enjoyed another great season as the best-value sire of blacktype performers in Europe in 2020, capped by the Gr.1 win of Juddmonte homebred Viadera in December, who remains in training this year. Bated Breath is also the sire of leading 2021 French Derby hope Makaloun, an Aga Khan homebred who was a Group winning 2YO and placed in the Gr.1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud. Juddmonte mares set to visit the son of Dansili include Viadera’s dam Sacred Shield, as well as Gr.1 winner Proportional, Gr.3 winner Tested, Listed winners Alocasia and Rostova, and Meridiana (an unraced daughter of Galileo and Midday).

Oasis Dream remains a proven source of Gr.1 speed and reached a landmark 200 stakes performers in 2020. He is also making a significant impact as a broodmare sire, with four Gr.1 winners to his name in the last year alone. In 2021 he will cover the Juddmonte mares Bonne Idee (a winning daughter of Frankel and half-sister to Oasis Dream’s Gr.2 winner Imaging), Its A Given (a winning daughter of Bated Breath), Occurrence (an unraced daughter of Frankel out of Hasili’s Gr.1 producing sister Arrive) and Shared Account (dam of Oasis Dream’s Group performing daughter Sand Share as well as Gr.3 winning 2YO Pocket Square).

Juddmonte mares visiting outside stallions include Gr.1 winners African Rose (visiting Dark Angel), Announce (visiting Pinatubo), Midday (visiting No Nay Never), Promising Lead (visiting Calyx), Proviso (visiting Wootton Bassett), Quadrilateral (visiting Dubawi along with Goldika, a daughter of Goldikova, and Listed winner Franconia), Timepiece (visiting Night Of Thunder) and Winsili (visiting Golden Horn).

Enable’s dam Concentric (pictured) will return to Nathaniel and Enable’s Group-placed half-sister Entitle will visit Sea The Stars. Frankel’s Gr.2 winning daughter Obligate will visit Siyouni, along with Headman’s dam Deliberate and Midday’s Listed-winning daughter Mori.