Dewhurst Stakes G1 - Beethoven

Filed on 17 Oct 2009 @ 13:33

Stallion statistics: Oratorio

JUMEIRAH DEWHURST S.-G1

£300,000, Newmarket, 10-17, 2yo, c/f, 7fT, 1:23.49, gd.

1--BEETHOVEN (IRE), 127, c, 2
Oratorio (Ire)--Queen Titi (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Whisperview Trading Ltd; T-Aidan O'Brien; J-Ryan Moore; £180,159.

2--Fencing Master (GB), 127, c, 2
Oratorio (Ire)--Moonlight Dance, by Alysheba.
O-Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor; B-Bjorn Nielson; T-Aidan O'Brien; £68,294.

3--Xtension (Ire), 127, c, 2
Xaar (GB)--Great Joy (Ire), by Grand Lodge.
O-Brighthelm Racing; B-Paul McCartan; T-Clive Cox; £34,178.

Margins: NK, NO, NK. Odds: 33-1, 20-1, 6-1.
Also Ran: Steinbeck (Ire), Buzzword (GB), Dick Turpin (Ire), Silver Grecian (GB), Free Judgement, Awesome Act, Chabal (Ire), Maroon Machine (Ire), High Twelve (Ire), Timely Jazz (Ire), Lord High Admiral (Ire), Manhattan Fox.

A €260,000 Goffs yearling, Beethoven is the first foal out of Listed Garnet Stakes winner Queen Titi, a half sister to Group Three winner Psalm and the stakes-placed winner The Editor. The second dam is a black-type-placed sister to Listed winner Or Vision, later the dam of Irish 2000 Guineas winner Saffron Walden, and a half sister to two more Listed winners and to Brigid, the dam of Group One Moyglare winner Sequoyah, herself the dam of dual Guineas winner Henrythenavigator.

This is the second stakes win and first career Group win for Oratorio, who also has dual Listed winner Big audio amongst his nine individual winners, from 44 runners. The son of Danehill's yearlings are averaging £38,362, with a top price of €230,000 at Arqana, and this win propels him to third, behind Shamardal and Dubawi, on the first crop sires' table.

Pedigree of BEETHOVEN (IRE), 2007

Oratorio
2002
Danehill
1986
Danzig
1977
Northern Dancer
Pas De Nom
Razyana
1981
His Majesty
Spring Adieu
Mahrah
1987
Vaguely Noble
1965
Vienna
Noble Lassie
Montage
1981
Alydar
Katonka
Queen Titi
2002
Sadler's Wells
1981
Northern Dancer
1961
Nearctic
Natalma
Fairy Bridge
1975
Bold Reason
Special
Litani River
1986
Irish River
1976
Riverman
Irish Star
Luv Luvin'
1977
Raise A Native
Ringing Bells
Filed on 17 Oct 2009 @ 13:33