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SIMADARTHA, by Gone West.Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 3 winners:

TOP CLASS (Storm Cat), RPR 101 mentioned in racing performance.

WALTZING MATILDA (by Danehill Dancer), RPR 104 1 win and placed twice from 5starts including 4th in Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial, Gr.3, Xtravision & Hmv Supporting Irish Autism Action Dance Design Fillies Stakes Gr.3, 5th In Michael Murphy Home Furnishings Minstrel Stakes, Gr.3, Jersey Stakes, Gr.3, etc

VAULT (by Danehill Dancer), RPR 101, 2 wins and placed including 3rd in Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes, Gr.3, 5th In Dubai Duty Free Railway Stakes, Gr.2, etc.


SALCHOW, by Nijinsky II. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners:

WAY OF LIGHT, by Woodman. Champion colt at 2 in France, 2 wins at 2 including Grand Criterium, Gr.1, 2nd Prix des Chenes Haras de la Perelle, Gr.3, Prix du Prince d'Orange, Gr.3. Sire in France.


COUP DE FOLIE, by Halo, won 4 races at 2 and 3 years in France and 465,000 fr. and $15,180 including Prix d'Aumale, Longchamp, Gr.3 and Prix de Saint-Cyr, Longchamp, L., placed twice viz third in Prix Marcel Boussac, Longchamp, Gr.1 and Royal Heroine Stakes, Aqueduct; dam of seven winners:

EXIT TO NOWHERE, 2nd top rated 2yr old in France in 1990, 3rd top rated 2yr old in Europe in 1990, won 4 races at 2 and 4 years in France and £247,105 viz P. Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois, Deauville, Gr.1, Prix du Muguet, Saint-Cloud, Gr.3, Prix Edmond Blanc, Evry, Gr.3 and Prix Thomas Bryon, Saint-Cloud, Gr.3, placed 6 times including second in Prix Matchem, Evry, L., third in Prix d'Ispahan, Longchamp, Gr.1 and Prix Maurice de Gheest, Deauville, Gr.2; sire in France.

MACHIAVELLIAN, Champion 2yr old in Europe in 1989, won 4 races at 2 and 3 years viz Prix de la Salamandre, Longchamp, Gr.1, Prix Morny Agence Francaise, Deauville, Gr.1, Prix Djebel, M'-Laffitte, L. and Prix Yacowlef, Deauville, L.; placed second in General Accident 2000 Guineas, Newmarket, Gr.1; sire.

COUP DE GENIE, Champion 2yr old filly in France in 1993 won 4 races at 2 and 3 years in France viz Prix de la Salamandre, Gr.1, Prix Morny Agence Francaise, Gr.1, Prix de Cabourg, Gr.3, Prix Imprudence, L., 3rd in Madagans 1000 Guineas, Gr.1; dam of:

DENEBOLA (f by Storm Cat), Champion 2yr old filly in France in 2003, 2 races inc. Prix Marcel Boussac-Royal Barriere, Gr.1, Prix de Cabourg, Gr.3, 2nd in Prix de la Foret, Gr.1, 3rd in Prix Morny Casinos Barriere, Gr.1 and Prix de la Grotte, Gr.3.

SNAKE MOUNTAIN, 11 races including Aqueduct Handicap, Aqueduct, Gr.3, Queens County Handicap, Aqueduct, Gr.3, Stuyvesant Handicap, Aqueduct, Gr.3 and Stymie Handicap, Aqueduct, L.

LOVING KINDNESS, 2 races at 2 years including Prix de Cabourg, Deauville, Gr.3, 3rd in Prix Morny Casinos Barriere, Gr.1.

GLIA, 3 races including Prix Imprudence, Maisons-Laffitte, L. and Pebbles Handicap, Belmont Park, L., placed second in Mrs Revere Stakes, Churchill Downs, Gr.2 and Prix Miesque, Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3.

Moonlight's Box (USA) (f by Nureyev (USA)), unraced; dam of

BAGO (c by Nashwan), Champion 2yr old in Europe in 2003, Champion 3yr old in Europe in 2004, 8 races at 2 to 4 years including Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, Gr.1, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1, Prix Ganay, Gr.1, Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, Criterium International, Saint-Cloud, Gr.1 and Prix des Chenes, Gr.3, placed second in Tattersalls Gold Cup, Gr.1, third in Juddmonte International Stakes, Gr.1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Gr.1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, l'Arc de Triomphe - Lucien Barriere, Gr.1 and Prix Niel Casino Barriere d'Enghien, Gr.2; sire,

BETA, 2 races including Criterium de Vitesse, L., 2nd in Prix de Cabourg, Gr.3, 3rd in Prix d'Arenberg, Gr.3.

HYDRO CALIDO, 3 wins inc. Prix d'Astarte, Deauville, Gr.2 and Prix d'Angerville, Evry, L., placed 3 times incl. 2nd in Dubai Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Longchamp, Gr.1 & Prix de Sandringham, Chantilly, Gr.3; dam of:

SHINKO CALIDO, 3 races incl. R F Radio Nippon Sho St. Lite Kinen, L., 2nd in Fuji-TV Sho Spring Stakes (Gns Trial), Nakayama, L.

ESPERERO, 2 races incl. Prix de Montretout, L, placed third in Prix de Pontarme, L., Prix de Saint Patrick, L.Sire.

Heraklia, unraced; dam of FIFTY ONER, 6 wins incl. Antares Stakes, L, Nigawa Stakes, L., 3rd in Tokai TV Hai Tokai Stakes, Gr.2;

Grandam of FESTIVALE, 2 wins incl. Sandringham Handicap, L., 3rd in in LeslieHarrison Nell Gwyn Stakes, Gr.3.

OCEAN OF WISDOM, won 1 race at 2 years in France and £48,116 viz Prix La Rochette, Chantilly, Gr.3, placed twice including 3rd in Grand Criterium, Longchamp, Gr.1; Sire.

Rafina, placed 3 times at 2 and 3 years; dam of ADMIRALOFTHEFLEET, 3 wins incl. Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes, Gr.2, Aktiv Kapital UK Ltd Dee Stakes, Gr.3, leading sire.

Salchow, as above


RAISE THE STANDARD, by Hoist The Flag, dam of 3 winners:

COUP DE FOLIE, as above.

EL MOXIE. 6 wins; sire of SILENT WITNESS [World record holder 17 consecutive wins, Horse of the Year, Champion sprinter in Hong Kong]

Bonita Francita. 4 wins in US; dam of:

Black Penny. Dam of BLUEMAMBA (Champion Filly 2 wins incl. French Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, first foal sold for $2.6million)

JULES. 4 wins in U.S.A., $293,320 incl. Nashua Stakes, Gr.3, 2nd in Remsen Stakes, Gr.2, Cowdin Stakes, Gr.2. Leading Sire.

ORPEN, Champion racehorse, 2 wins including Prix Morny, Gr.1, 3rd Irish 2000 Guineas, Gr.1; Leading Sire.


NATALMA, by Native Dancer, dam of:

NORTHERN DANCER, Champion 3YO in North America (1964), Horse of the Year in Canada (1964), won 14 races at 2 and 3, $ 580,647 from 18 starts incl. Kentucky Derby-NTR, Preakness Stakes, Remsen Stakes, Flamingo Stakes, BlueGrass Stakes, 3rd in Belmont Stakes. Champion Sire.

Arctic Dancer placed in 2 starts at 2, incl. 2nd in My Dear Stakes; dam of 5 winners incl.:

LA PREVOYANTE (Champion 2YO Filly in U.S.A., 25 wins, $ 572,417 incl. Frizette Stakes, Gr.1, Matron Stakes, Gr.1, Princess Elizabeth Stakes, Gr.1, Selima Stakes, Gr.1), Danseuse Etoile (dam of DRAPEAU TRICOLORE, Fayette H, Gr.2; 2nd Brooklyn H, Gr.1, 4th Prix Lupin, Gr.1. Grandam of PROUD CITIZEN, Coolmore Lexington S, Gr.2, 2nd in Kentucky Derby, Gr.1, 3rd in Preakness S, Gr.1. Sire).

Spring Adieu, Dam of:

Razyana, Dam of: DANEHILL (Champion 3yr old sprinter in Europe in 1989, Ladbroke Sprint Cup, Gr.1, 3rd Carroll Foundation July Cup, Gr.1, General Accident 2000 Guineas, Gr.1, 4th Airlie Coolmore Irish 2000 Guineas, Gr.1. Champion sire), EAGLE EYED (Arlington Classic, Gr.2. Sire,) HARPIA (Shirley Jones, Gr.3, 2nd First Flight, Gr.2, Molly Pitcher Breeders´Cup H, Gr.2, Delta Air Lines Top Flight H, Gr.2, Genuine Risk, Gr.2), SHIBBOLETH (Hitchins Criterion S, Gr.3, Jaipur H, Gr.3).

You´re My Lady, Dam of LADY BROADHURST (Sceptre S, Gr.2), ANNOUNCE (Air France Thukela H, L, Sire), YOUTHFUL LEGS (Citation Stakes. Sire). Grandam of DIATRIBE (Champion Racehorse, Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, 2nd BMW Cox Plate, Gr.1, 3rd in Victoria Derby, Gr.1, Sire), AL SAMER (Sayers Black Opal S Gr.3 Sire), QUEEN´S BAY (Yellowood H Gr.3), 3rd dam BOUQUET-GARNI, South African Derby, Gr.1


Tracing to FLYING WITCH. Ancestress also of COSMAH (Half sister to Natalma), dam of HALO.


This is the family tracing to the CV Whitney bred mare Almahmoud (b.'47); perhaps the strongest sire producing family founded in the last 75 years; throwing 3 major sires (Northern Dancer, Halo and Danehill), two far-above average sires (Machiavellian and Jules), and three other above-average stallions who sired Gr.1 winners (Maribeau [Bemo], Cannonade [Caveat], and Arctic Tern [Bering]). Top Class’s 3rd dam Coup De Folie was a ¾ sister to Bonita Francita, the dam of Jules and Orpen; the 4th dam Raise the Standard was a half-sister to Northern Dancer and Spring Adieu (by Buckpasser), the 2nd dam of Danehill, and his 5th dam Natalma was a half sister to Cosmah, the dam of Halo. The closely inbred (3x3 Almahmoud) 2nd dam Coup De Folie produced 3 Gr.1 winners and was by Halo from a daughter of Hoist The Flag-Natalma named Raise The Standard. A lovely combination as Halo and Hoist The Flag were also crossed in Coup De Folie's ¾ sister Bonita Francita (by Halo's son Devil's Bag); the dam of Gr.1 winning half-brothers Jules and Orpen.

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