Sussex Stakes G1 - Rip Van Winkle

Filed on 29 Jul 2009 @ 14:35

Stallion statistics: Galileo

BGC SUSSEX S.-G1

£300,000, Goodwood, 7-29, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:37.16, gd.

1--RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE), 125, c, 3
Galileo (Ire)--Looking Back (Ire), by Stravinsky
O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Roberto Brogi; T-Aidan O'Brien; J-Johnny Murtagh; £170,310.

2--Paco Boy (Ire), 133, c, 4
Desert Style (Ire)--Tappen Zee (Ire), by Sandhurst Prince (Ire).
O-The Calvera Partnership No 2; B-Joan Browne; T-Richard Hannon; £64,560.

3--Ghanaati, 122, f, 3
Giant's Causeway--Sarayir, by Mr. Prospector.
O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Shadwell Farm LLC; T-Barry Hills; £32,310.

Margins: 2HF, 4, 1 1/4. Odds: 6-4, 7-2, 2-1.
Also Ran: Forgotten Voice (Ire), Lord Shanakill, Beacon Lodge (Ire), Mia's Boy (GB), Malibu Bay.

A €170,000 SGA yearling, Rip Van Winkle is the first foal out of the Listed placed winner Looking Back, a half sister to two winners. The third dam Jamaican Punch is a half sister to Listed winner Tea House, the dam of Group winners Ace, Hawkeye and Danish.

Champion European sire in 2008 when his winners were headed by New Approach, Galileo perhaps doesn't have the firepower to match Danehill Dancer and Cape Cross on the general sires' list this year; nonetheless he has 15 stakes winners, 9% of his 155 runners and 27% of his 55 winners.

Pedigree of RIP VAN WINKLE, 2006

Galileo
1998
Sadler’s Wells
1981
Northern Dancer
1961
Nearctic
Natalma
Fairy Bridge
1975
Bold Reason
Special
Urban Sea
1989
Miswaki
1978
Mr Prospector
Hopespringseternal
Allegretta
1978
Lombard
Anatevka
Looking Back
2001
Stravinsky
1996
Nureyev
1977
Northern Dancer
Special
Fire The Groom
1987
Blushing Groom
Prospector's Fire
Mustique Dream
1995
Don't Forget Me
1984
Ahonoora
African Doll
Jamaican Punch
1988
Shareef Dancer
House Tie
Filed on 29 Jul 2009 @ 14:35