2016 Starspangledbanner X Waterloo Bridge
2 year old Bay Filly
Sire: Starspangledbanner Dam: Waterloo Bridge
Beautifully Bred Super Vobis Yearling Filly by STARSPANGLEDBANNER
Quiet achiever is an apt description for STARSPANGLEDBANNER as a stallion, the globe-trotting multiple Gr.1 winner's early fertility issues at stud meaning that he has not been represented by large numbers.
Despite that, he is making his mark, 50 of his first 78 runners (an excellent 64.1%) being winners - eight of whom (an exceptional 10.3%) being Stakes Winners including the Gr.1 galloper THE WOW SIGNAL and the Group winners ANTHEM ALEXANDER, HOME OF THE BRAVE, OF THE BRAVE and SPANGLED.
Little wonder that the handsome son of the outstanding stallion CHOISIR (ground-breaking Group One winner in Australia and the UK and sire of 89 stakes winners including 11 Gr.1 winners) is doing so well as he had so much natural talent - winning seven of his 15 starts.
In Australia, STARSPANGLEDBANNER was so impressive claiming one of Australia's best stallion producing races, the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas as well as the Gr.1 dash that is the Oakleigh Plate, he then took his stellar form to the UK where he emulated his sire's Ascot success taking out the Gr.1 July Cup and the Gr.1 Golden Jubilee Stakes.
Bred on the same highly successful Choisir/Sadler's Wells cross as STARSPANGLEDBANNER’s best runner THE WOW SIGNAL and his dual Gr.3 winner HOME OF THE BRAVE as well as the local Gr.1 winner KUSHADASI and the Group winners SECRET WEAPON, ZIBHA, ALEXIOS KOMNENOS, PSYCHEDELIC FUNK, MA CHOIX and WOWEE, this filly is the first foal for the unraced Waterloo Bridge.
She is a well related daughter of the great GALILEO’s five times Gr.1 winning son NEW APPROACH (successful sire of 36 stakes winners) and the Gr.1 VRC Oaks heroine KENSINGTON PALACE - also winner of the Gr.2 Wakeful Stakes and the Listed Moonee Valley Oaks.
The dam of six winners, KENSINGTON PALACE is daughter of another high-class mare in REGANZA, winner of the Gr.1 AJC Sires' Produce Stakes, the Gr.2 Bloodhorse Breeders Plate and the Gr.2 Kewney Stakes.
Ancestress of this terrific family is the Federico Tesio product Delleana, descendant of the legendary Pretty Polly and dam of the Gr.1 Italian Derby winning influential stallion DONATELLO II.
Boasting an interesting pedigree with her grandsire and dam bred on the same Northern Dancer/Hornbeam cross, this filly also has lovely crosses of the excellent mares Natalma and Barley Corn close-up.
SALE - $2498 per 5% SHARE (Breaking and Agistment to 31st May 2018)
TRAINED AT BALLARAT BY ARCHIE ALEXANDER
*Filly is Super Vobis nominated and will be Registered for Vobis Gold