High Chaparral Beginning to Rumble
Written by Alan Porter 1 | Sep 10, 2008 |
The third of a triumvirate of young classic winning sons of Sadler's Wells -- following Montjeu (IRE) and Galileo (IRE) -- High Chaparral (IRE) is beginning to make significant progress. His first crop are currently 3, and include the Premio Parioli - Italian Two Thousand Guineas (Ity-III) winner Senlis (IRE) and the undefeated group scorer Unsung Heroine (IRE).
That duo was recently joined by a third 3-year-old stakes winner in the shape of Beach Bunny (IRE), who took the Dance Design Stakes at the Curragh. Bred on a mating we designed for breeder David Hardisty, Beach Bunny (IRE) is out of the Peintre Celebre mare Miss Hawai (FR). This gives her the close relatives Sadler's Wells and Nureyev 2 x 3. That, however, is not all. Beach Bunny's second dam, Miss Tahiti (IRE), is by Tirol (IRE), a grandson of Thatch. A champion miler, Thatch is a son of Thong, third dam of Sadler's Wells and granddam of Nureyev.
A few days later, High Chaparral added a juvenile stakes winner when Serienhoehe (IRE) took the Maurice Lacroix Trophy (Ger-III) at Baden-Baden. Serienhoehe is out of Saldenehre (GER), a daughter of Highest Honor (FR). A son of Kenmare (FR), Highest Honor is out of a Riverman mare. This is a strain that has great promise, as he is not only a son of Never Bend (half-brother to the dam of Sadler's Wells' damsire, Bold Reason -- and long established as a great cross for that horse), but is also closely related to Mill Reef, the great-grandsire of the dam of High Chaparral.