27 July 2020



Ambiance Stud, the breeder of such top-class gallopers as Alastor, Al Nitak, Cockney Pride, and The Sheik among others, will be offering five yearlings (all colts) at the 2020 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.


The draft is made up of yearlings sired by all of Elusive Fort, Pomodoro, Querari, Silvano and Vercingetorix, all of whom have sired at least one G1 winner.


Reigning champion sire Silvano is represented here by The Gathering (Lot 475), with this colt out of a half-sister to four stakes horses including champion Almah and Victory Moon Stakes winner Zambucca.


Gaul Ruler (Lot 57) is a colt by the Silvano sired Equus Champion, and redhot young sire, Vercingetorix -whose early crops have already yielded the likes of Vernichey, Padre Pio, Ikigai and African Warrior. This colt is out of the smart racemare Break Of Dawn -a six time winner who was placed in both the Emerald Fillies Handicap and Syringa Handicap, and this is the immediate female line of recent Indiana Derby winner Shared Sense.

Querari, whose numerous high-class progeny include the Ambiance bred Golden Slipper winner Cockney Pride, is the sire of Porto Di Golfo (172) -a half-brother to Bauhinia Handicap winner Crown Of Roses from the family of G1 Prix Jacques le Marois winner Gravelines, while another nicely bred yearling in this draft is Tomato Timer (Lot 205).


The latter shares his July winning sire Pomodoro with such promising performers as Golden Belle and Caralluma, as well as champion Return Flight, and is out of a three time winning Rock Of Gibraltar half-sister to Australian stakes winner Chill Party. Further back, this is the family of US champion Johnny D and Santa Anita Handicap victor Urqent Request.


Zoutman (Lot 225) shares his SA Derby winning sire Elusive Fort with this seasons SA Derby winner Out Of Your League, and this colt is out of a full-sister to  Victory Moon Stakes winner Zambucca and half-sister to champion Almah (dam of top-class filly Sensible Lover).