|News: 09 October 2008
Group 1 Double at Longchamp for Court Cave!
Caves full brother Beat Hollow, sired his first Group 1 winner
at Longchamps Prix de LArc de Triomphe meeting on Sunday
last. On what was a red letter day for Court Caves immediate
pedigree, his close relation Oasis Dream also sired a Group 1 winner
on the same day.
Beat Hollows 2 year old filly Proportional was
the impressive winner of the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac. Trained
by Mme Criquette Head-Maarek, Proportional defeated the previously
unbeaten pair of Elusive Wave (Group 3 winner) and Copperbeech.
Also in the high class field was the Group1 Moyglare Stakes winner
Again, Group 2 winner Please Sing and Group 3 winner African Skies.
Proportional hails from Beat Hollows 3rd crop of just 52
two year olds. Also amongst his third crop are the listed placed
pair Jazz Police and Beat Seven (who was placed 4th in the Group
1 Fillies Mile at Ascot recently) and the highly impressive maiden
winner Taameer. Trained by Marcus Tregoning, Taameer is now being
aimed at a Group race before the end of the season and is already
being tipped as a potential Epsom Derby horse for next year.
Not to be outdone by his cousin, Oasis Dream also sired
his first Group 1 winner as Naaqoos routed his rivals in the Group1
Prix Jean Luc Lagerdere. Trained by Freddie Head, Naaqoos is now
a leading fancy for the English Guineas in 2009.
Court Caves first crop are 3 year olds in 2008 and his only
runner to date this year is the 2 year old filly Glan Lady who was
placed 2nd recently and looks like a future winner.
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