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International Lion Keeps The Run Going

Posted 10/9/2019

            International Lion (Kyllachy x Redskin Dancer 2017 colt) continued a great run for James Ortega Bloodstock Ltd bred horses when he won at Thirsk on Saturday over a mile becoming our third horse to win their first race in the last 25 days. Trained by Richard Fahey and ridden by Paddy Mathers, he fell out of the stalls and lost 10 lengths at the start making a win look improbable. However, International Lion charged down the middle of the straight to win by a neck and, as the Racing Post pointed out, looks to have a progressive profile. There is certainly every reason to believe that he can improve and he is currently ahead of where his half sister, listed winner Lincoln Rocks, was at this stage of his two year old career. 

            That win followed the wins by Simone Brogi trained Kokocha and Grant Tuer trained Two Hearts in August and means that James Ortega Bloodstock has now bred 15 individual winners from 27 who have run for a success rate of 56%. Of those 27 runners five have won black type including Group 3 and Listed wins. 

            Today, another James Ortega Bloodstock yearling is up for sale at Tattersalls Ascot being Lot 39 Awtaad x Chicita Banana (2018 colt) and he is very closely bred to impressive Sandown Park winner Palace Pier who won for the Gosden/Dettori team on debut and has an entry in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes in October. The dam of the Awtaad colt is half sister to the dam of Palace Pier and both colts sires have Green Desert as grandsire. He looks a two year old and is half brother to three winners from the three other runners that Chicita Banana has had. 

 

Redskin Dancer, in foal to Oasis Dream, dam of Listed winner Lincoln Rocks and recent Thirsk 2yo winner International LionRedskin Dancer, in foal to Oasis Dream, dam of Listed winner Lincoln Rocks and recent Thirsk 2yo winner International Lion