Criterium International G1 - Jan Vermeer

Filed on 1 Nov 2009 @ 15:04

Stallion statistics: Montjeu

CRITERIUM INTERNATIONAL-G1

€250,000, Saint-Cloud, 11-1, 2yo, c/f, 1mT, 1:45.60, vsf.

1--JAN VERMEER (IRE), 126, c, 2
Montjeu (Ire)--Shadow Song (Ire), by Pennekamp
O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Shadow Song Syndicate; T-Aidan O'Brien; J-Colm O'Donoghue; €142,850.

2--Emerald Commander (Ire), 126, c, 2
Pivotal (GB)--Brigitta (Ire), by Sadler's Wells.
O-Godolphin; B-Grangecon Stud; T-Saeed bin Suroor; €57,150.

3--Rosanara (Fr), 122, f, 2
Sinndar (Ire)--Rosawa (Fr), by Linamix (Fr).
O-H H The Aga Khan; B-H H The Aga Khan's Studs SC; T-Alain de Royer-Dupre; €28,575.

Margins: 4, 1HF, HD. Odds: 28.00, 7.50, 0.70.
Also Ran: Midas Touch (GB), Prizefighting, Royal Bench (Ire), Arasin (Ire).

This is the first stakes win for Jan Vermeer, who is the first foal out of a winning half sister to Group Three May Hill Stakes winner Midnight Air (later the dam of Grade Two and dual Group Three winner Midnight Line) as well as the dam of Group One Prix de l'Abbaye winner Imperial Beauty. The second dam is an unraced half sister to Listed winner Ancient Times.

Montjeu's nine juvenile winners now include Group One winners St Nicholas Abbey and Jan Vermeer; in all he has 76 winners at a 32% strike rate and has seen 37 yearlings sell for an average of £153,758.

Pedigree of JAN VERMEER (IRE), 2007

Montjeu
1996
Sadler’s Wells
1981
Northern Dancer
1961
Nearctic
Natalma
Fairy Bridge
1975
Bold Reason
Special
Floripedes
1985
Top Ville
1976
High Top
Sega Ville
Toute Cy
1979
Tennyson
Adele Toumignon
Shadow Song
2002
Pennekamp
1992
Bering
1983
Arctic Tern
Beaune
Coral Dance
1978
Green Dancer
Carvinia
Evening Air
1982
J O Tobin
1974
Never Bend
Hill Shade
Nellie Forbes
1977
Secretariat
Comely Nell
Filed on 1 Nov 2009 @ 15:04