Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1 - Passion For Gold

Filed on 14 Nov 2009 @ 17:54

Stallion statistics: Medaglia d'Oro

CRITERIUM DE SAINT-CLOUD-G1

€250,000, Saint-Cloud, 11-14, 2yo, c/f, 1 1/4mT, 2:19.10, hy.

1--PASSION FOR GOLD, 126, c, 2
Medaglia d’Oro--C'Est L'Amour, by Thunder Gulch
O-Godolphin; B-Mr & Mrs M Roy Jackson; T-Saeed bin Suroor; J-Frankie Dettori; €142,850.

2--Mikhail Glinka (Ire), 126, c, 2
Galileo (Ire)--Lady Karr (GB), by Mark of Esteem (Ire).
O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Paulyn Limited; T-Aidan O'Brien; €57,150.

3--Zazou (Ger), 126, c, 2
Shamardal--Zaza Top (Ger), by Lomitas (GB).
O-WH Sport International; B-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof; T-Mario Hofer; €28,575.

Margins: 6, 3/4, 2HF. Odds: 7.50, 17.00, 6.30.
Also Ran: Don Carlos (Ger), Kaage (Ire), Gardening Leave (GB), Banyan Tree (Ire), Simon de Montfort (Ire), Layali Al Andalus (GB).

A 260,000 gns Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale graduate, Passion For Gold is a half brother to a winner out of the Grade One-placed Grade Two winner C'Est L'Amour, herself a half sister to Listed winner Passion Flower. The second dam is a Listed-winning daughter of Group Two winner Paint The Town.

This is the first European stakes winner for Rachel Alexandra's sire Medaglia d'Oro. The American second crop sensation has four winners, including Racing Post Trophy second Al Zir, from only 10 runners this side of the Atlantic. His 72 yearlings sold have averaged £139,583, compared with £73,482 last year.

Pedigree of PASSION FOR GOLD (USA), 2007

Medaglia d'Oro
1999
El Prado
1989
Sadler's Wells
1981
Northern Dancer
Fairy Bridge
Lady Capulet
1974
Sir Ivor
Cap And Bells
Cappucino Bay
1989
Bailjumper
1974
Damascus
Court Circuit
Dubbed In
1973
Silent Screen
Society Singer
C'est L'Amour
1997
Thunder Gulch
1992
Gulch
1984
Mr Prospector
Jameela
Line Of Thunder
1987
Storm Bird
Shoot A Line
L'Amour Toujours
1986
Blushing Groom
1974
Red God
Runaway Bride
Paint The Town
1973
Vaguely Noble
Belle De Nuit
Filed on 14 Nov 2009 @ 17:54