Perfect Illusion


Perfect Illusion

Sire: Nathaniel

Dam: Chicita Banana

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Mar 17th, 2015

Country: Great Britain


Owners

Mrs B Knight, Clanbrooke Racing No 4, A Burgess, Clanbrooke Racing No 3, Ms K Lewis, Mrs G Donnelley, D Troy, G Schultz, Top Hat Racing (Mgr: J Maher), R Sloane, P Heinz, C Kerr, B Martin, P Hogan, S Mitchell, Boom (Mgr: Mrs P Schloss), R Franklin, R Drew, P Nicholson & M Beer


Career Record: 15-3-1-1

  • Prizemoney
    $34,054.00
  • Wins
    20.0 %
  • Place
    13.3 %

Pedigree

 

 PERFECT ILLUSION (GB)

 

Bay GeldingFoaled in 2015

SireGalileoSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
NATHANIEL (IRE) Urban SeaMiswaki
2008Magnificient StyleSilver HawkRoberto
  Mia KarinaIcecapade
DamDanehill DancerDanehillDanzig
CHICITA BANANA (GB) Mira AdondeSharpen Up
2007Night FrolicNight ShiftNorthern Dancer
  Miss d'OuillyBikala

NATHANIEL (IRE) (Bay 2008-Stud 2013). 4 wins from 1¼m to 1½m, Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1. Champion Sire in France in 2017 & 2018. Sire of 300 rnrs, 156 wnrs, 17 SW, inc. Enable (Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1), God Given, Channel, Dashing Willoughby, Pilaster, Chasedown, Tamniah, Highgarden, Precious Ramotswe, Amorella, Mutamakina, Perfect Clarity, Sladina, Face the Facts, Natavia, Palombe, Steel Prince, etc.

 

1st dam

CHICITA BANANA, by Danehill Dancer. Winner at 2 in GB. Half-sister to BONFIRE, JOVIALITY. Dam of five named foals, three to race, all winners, inc:-

Banana Split (f. by Kyllachy). Winner at 2 in Germany, Baden-Baden Badener Jugendpreis, 3d Hoppegartener Fliegerpreis, L, 4th Baden-Baden Kronimus Rennen, L.

Perfect Illusion (g. by Nathaniel). 3 wins. See below.

Robynelle (f. by Royal Applause). Winner at 2 in GB.

 

2nd dam

NIGHT FROLIC, by Night Shift. Winner at 1m in GB. Half-sister to MISS CAERLEONA (dam of MISS CORONADO, KAREN'S CAPER), Demisemiquaver (dam of RARE RHYTHM), Mister Shoot, Mr Academy, Tincture, Mill Rainbow (dam of MOONLIGHT RED). Dam of 10 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

BONFIRE (Manduro). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 3200m, £120,921, €44,575, A$244,610, York Dante S., Gr.2, Clarence River JC Grafton Cup, L, 2d Bordeaux Prix Andre Baboin, Gr.3, ATC Premier's Cup, L, Winter Cup, L, Dooleys H., Yarra Valley Cup, 3d Saint-Cloud Criterium International, Gr.1, Newmarket Earl of Sefton S., Gr.3, MRC Naturalism S., Gr.3, Newbury Dubai Duty Free S., 4th Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Gr.3.

JOVIALITY (Cape Cross). 2 wins at 1m, 10½f, £122,849, US$72,000, Royal Ascot Windsor Forest S., Gr.2, York Musidora S., Gr.3, 2d Epsom Princess Elizabeth S., Gr.3, Sandown Casino at Bet365.com S., 3d Arlington Park Beverly D S., Gr.1, Newmarket Bet365.com 2YO Fillies' S., 4th Newmarket Falmouth S., Gr.1.

Monsieur Noir. Winner at 6f in 2019, 2d Newbury RR Elite 2YO S.

 

3rd dam

MISS D'OUILLY, by Bikala. 2 wins at 1800m, Evry Prix Melisande, L. Three-quarter-sister to Miss Lorika (dam of MISS LORILAW), half-sister to MISS SATAMIXA, Mrs Annie (dam of MANNINAMIX, MISTER RIV, MISTER SICY, MRS ARKADA), Massatixa (dam of MASSALANI). Dam of 10 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

MISS CAERLEONA (Caerleon). 5 wins from 1700m to 2100m, 134,500fr., US$9,233,886, Churchill Downs Cardinal H., Gr.3, Fair Grounds Sixty Sails H., L, Saint-Cloud Prix Gazala, 2d Calder La Prevoyante H., Gr.2, Fair Grounds Pago Hop S., L, 3d Gulfstream Park Orchid H., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix Rose de Mai, L, 4th Belmont Flower Bowl H., Gr.1. Dam of-

MISS CORONADO (Coronado's Quest). 2 wins at 8½f, 9f, Gulfstream Park Davona Dale S., Gr.2, 4th Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1. Dam of-

ARETHUSA (A.P. Indy). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 8½f, 9f, Hollywood Park Sharp Cat S., L, 3d Santa Anita Las Virgenes S., Gr.1.

KAREN'S CAPER (War Chant). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 8½f, £114,822, US$409,970, Belmont Noble Damsel H., Gr.3, Newmarket Nell Gwyn S., Gr.3, Monmouth Eatontown S., Gr.3, 2d Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Gr.1, York Coronation S., Gr.1, Keeneland First Lady S., Gr.2, Saratoga Ballston Spa H., Gr.2. Dam of-

KINGLET (Kingmambo). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m in GB and U.A.E, UAE Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.3, 2d Meydan UAE 2000 Guineas Trial S., 3d Sandown VVB Engineering 2YO S.

Stone Cat (Storm Cat). 3 wins at 1m, 8½f, Woodbine Allowance, 3d Fair Grounds Woodchopper H., L, 4th Belmont Jamaica H., Gr.2. Sire.

Miss Kilroy. Unraced. Dam of-

ABBY'S ANGEL (Touch Gold). 4 wins from 7f to 8½f, Hawthorne Indian Maid H., L, 2d Ellis Park Gardenia H., Gr.3. Dam of-

COMICAS (Distorted Humor). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m in GB and U.A.E, Meydan Dubawi S., Gr.3, 2d Meydan Dubai Golden Shaheen, Gr.1, Al Shindagha Sprint, Gr.3, Garhoud Sprint, L, Meydan Classic S., L, 3d York Duke of York S., Gr.2.

CARA MARIE (Unbridled's Song). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7½f, 1m, Indiana Grand Indy Star S., L, 3d Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.2.

Twiggles. Unraced. Dam of-

SWEET BYE AND BYE (Sky Mesa). 5 wins from 6½f to 8½f, US$229,550, Parx Racing Crowd Pleaser S., L, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Parx Racing Dr Teresa Garofalo Memorial S., L.

Miss Ludy. Unraced. Dam of-

LUDY LUCÍA (Aragorn). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1500m in Chile, Valparaiso Clasico Copa de Plata Italo Traverso, Gr.2, 3d Valparaiso G.P. Gonzalo Bofill de Caso, Gr.2.

Mister Shoot (Shining Steel). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1650m, 2100m, Saint-Cloud Prix de Maurepas, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Callisto, 3d Le Croise-Laroche Grand Prix du Nord, L, Saint-Cloud Prix de Chateau Thierry.

Mr Academy (Royal Academy). 2 wins at 2100m, 2200m, Saint-Cloud Prix Merlin, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Samois, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix du Carrousel, L.

Demisemiquaver (Singspiel). 2 wins at 1m, 1¼m in GB, 2d Arlington Park Possibly Perfect S., L, 4th Fair Grounds Blushing KD H., L, Arlington Park Claire Marine S., L, Reluctant Guest S., L. Dam of-

RARE RHYTHM (Dubawi). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2800m in GB and U.A.E, Meydan Nad Al Sheba Trophy, Gr.3, York Silver Cup, L, Royal Ascot Duke of Edinburgh S., Newmarket Arkle Finance H., 3d Meydan Dubai Gold Cup, Gr.2, 4th Grand Prix de Chantilly, Gr.2.

Tincture (Dr Fong). Placed at 3 in GB and U.S.A, 3d Chester Cheshire Oaks, L. Producer.

Mill Rainbow. Winner at 2150m, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix de Nointel. Dam of-

MOONLIGHT RED (Kheleyf). 2 wins at 2, Milan Premio Mantovani, L, Rome Premio Theodorica. Producer.

 

Race Record: 14 Starts 3-1-1 £18,487.

3 wins at 1½m to 2019, 3d York Jigsaw Sports Branding H.