Irish Oaks G1 - Sariska

Filed on 12 Jul 2009 @ 14:58

Stallion statistics: Pivotal

DARLEY IRISH OAKS-G1

€500,000, Curragh, 7-12, 3yo, f, 1 1/2mT, 2:45.84, hy.

1--SARISKA (GB), 126, f, 3
Pivotal (GB)--Maycocks Bay (GB), by Muhtarram
O/B-Lady Bamford; T-Michael Bell; J-Jamie Spencer; €280,500.

2--Roses for the Lady (Ire), 126, f, 3
Sadler's Wells--Head in the Clouds (Ire), by Rainbow Quest. O-Neil Jones; B-Abergwaun Farms; T-John Oxx; €100,000.

3--Midday (GB), 126, f, 3
Oasis Dream (GB)--Midsummer (GB), by Kingmambo.
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms; T-Henry Cecil; €50,000.

Margins: 3, 4HF, 4. Odds: 1-1, 25-1, 9-2.
Also Ran: Grace O’Malley (Ire), Oh Goodness Me (GB), Roman Empress (Ire), Rory Anna (Ire), Chirkova, Belle Chose (Ire), Beauty O’ Gwaun (Ire).
Non runner: Destined for Fame (Ire).

Sariska is Lady Bamford's homebred half-sister to 14f Listed winner Gull Wing out of Maycocks Bay, winner of the Silver Cup at York, a 14f Listed Handicap, herself a grandaughter of the Irish St Leger and Cesarewitch winner Mountain Lodge.

This is the third Group One win of the season for Pivotal, who has seven stakes winners and 56 individual winners in Europe so far in 2009. He consolidates his position as leading British-based sire over Oasis Dream and Dansili. Only 5% of Pivotal's wins come over middle distances, with 53% being over a mile.

Pedigree of SARISKA (GB), 2006

Pivotal
1993
Polar Falcon
1987
Nureyev
1977
Northern Dancer
Special
Marie D’Argonne
1981
Jefferson
Mohair
Fearless Revival
1987
Cozzene
1980
Caro
Ride The Trails
Stufida
1981
Bustino
Zerbinetta
Maycocks Bay
1998
Muhtarram
1989
Alleged
1974
Hoist The Flag
Princess Pout
Ballet De France
1981
Northern Dancer
Fabulous Native
Beacon
1987
High Top
1969
Derring-Do
Camenae
Mountain Lodge
1979
Blakeney
Fiddlededee
Filed on 12 Jul 2009 @ 14:58