Bated Breath

Bated Breath

The best value sire in Europe of blacktype performers in 2020

  • 2007 b h Dansili - Tantina (Distant View)
  • 16.0½ hh (1.63m) To stud 2013
  • 2021 fee: £12,500 1st Oct SLF

In-depth analysis

  • Dansili is recognised as one of the best stallions of the modern era. By the breed-shaping sire Danehill, out of the five-time Group/Grade 1 producing Juddmonte mare Hasili; despite standing his first season for just £8,000. His reputation has been made on being able to upgrade his mares and produce talented and tough winners at a variety of distances and ages – from outstanding middle-distance horses such as Harbinger and The Fugue to speedy Group-winning two-year-olds like Zoffany and Just Wonderful.

    Dansili has sired 22 individual Group/Grade 1 winners of 37 Group/Grade 1 races and has produced 12% stakes winners to runners (lifetime) – a phenomenal achievement, especially considering the quality of mares he covered in his first six seasons at stud, a period which he stood at a high of £12,500. His stallion sons to have runners have already produced Group 1/Classic winners. Zoffany made a brilliant start to his stud career – siring three Royal Ascot winners from his first crop on the way to earning the Champion First Season Sire title in 2015 and in 2018 was the second leading European sire by two-year-old stakes winners. Harbinger has established himself amongst Japan’s best - and his Group 1 winners include the top-class filly Deirdre.

    In total, six sons of Dansili have sired Group 1 winners to Northern Hemisphere time, including Bated Breath.