GENTLE BREEZE(B343)
Information and comment (as of 14/06/2018)

PROFILE HIGHLIGHTS :
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: AUSTRALIA
COLOUR: BAY
IMPORT TYPE: PPG


PEDIGREE HIGHLIGHTS :
GROWTH: PRECOCIOUS
DISTANCE: 1200M - 1800M
TRACK AFFINITY: VERSATILE

PEDIGREE:
FOXWEDGE (AUS)
BAY 2008
FASTNET ROCK (AUS)
BAY 2001
DANEHILL (USA)
BAY 1986
PICCADILLY CIRCUS (AUS)
BAY 1995
FOREST NATIVE (USA)
CHESTNUT 2000
FOREST WILDCAT (USA)
BAY 1991
MISS TIMEBANK (USA)
CHESTNUT 1990
MARJORIE (AUS)
BAY 2004
LANGFUHR (CAN)
BAY 1992
DANZIG (USA)
BAY 1977
SWEET BRIAR TOO (CAN)
BAY 1986
NASSABELLE (NZ)
CHESTNUT 1989
NASSIPOUR (USA)
CHESTNUT 1980
SHALNA (NZ)
CHESTNUT 1978


SIRE HIGHLIGHTS:

SIRE:
FOXWEDGE
COLOUR:
BAY
YEAR OF BIRTH:
2008
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
AUSTRALIA
CAREER WINS:
5
WINNING DISTANCE:
1100M - 1200M
MAJOR VICTORIES:
W. REID STAKES (GI) Australia
ROMAN CONSUL STAKES (GII) Australia
AT STUD SINCE:
2012
GI WINNERS PRODUCED:
2


SAME-SIRE RUNNERSˇ¦ PERFORMANCE IN HONG KONG:

NO. OF STARTERS:
8
NO. OF WINNERS:
3
BEST PERFORMER:
FOXBAT *retired* (1 WIN/ HIGHEST RATING: 52)
SPECIALTY DISTANCE:
1200M - 1400M (100% OF TOTAL WINS)
SIRE ATTRIBUTES:
SPEED-MAJOR, PRECOCIOUS.


DAM HIGHLIGHTS:

DAM:
MARJORIE
COLOUR:
BAY
YEAR OF BIRTH:
2004
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
AUSTRALIA
BROODMARE SIRE:
LANGFUHR
RACING CAREER:
OTHER THAN A QUARTET OF PLACE-GETTING PERFORMANCES FROM 1800M TO 2500M - INCLUDING A CRACK THIRD IN THE VRC OAKS (AUS-GI) - THIS MARE WAS A MAIDEN THROUGHOUT HER 16 LIFETIME STARTS.
PROGENYˇ¦S RACING PERFORMANCE:
OF HER 4 PREVIOUS FOALS, THE GOD'S OWN FILLY DUNGANNON HAS SCORED THRICE FROM 1280M TO 1600M IN AUSTRALIA; GENTLE BREEZE IS HER 5TH FOAL.
DAM ATTRIBUTES:
MARJORIE IS A HALF-SISTER TO MOONEE VALLEY GOLD CUP (AUS-GII) VICTOR FRIGHTENING; FROM THE SAME STAMINA-LADEN BRANCH THAT RACES BEST AT A MILE OR FURTHER.
OVERSEAS INFO:

No barrier trial records from abroad.

COMMENTS AND PROSPECT:

GENTLE BREEZE is sired by FOXWEDGE, a home-bred campaigned by the late Dr. Edmund Bateman of WANDJINA fame in Australia, with a quintet of lifetime scores spanning just from 1100 to 1200 meters, in particular a career-defining victory over HAY LIST in the 2012 running of the William Reid Stakes (AUS-GI) at Moonee Valley, and another close second-place effort behind SEPOY in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (AUS-GI). Retired since 2012, the first couple of crops by FOXWEDGE feature promptly STAR EMPIRE, a swift juvenile speedball in the U.S., and FOXPLAY, who reigned supreme in the Queen of the Turf Stakes (AUS-GI).

In distance, by the five-time (5) sprint-winning FOXWEDGE, GENTLE BREEZE, augmented with some good stamina from underneath, should stretch his speed towards the 1800-meter marker as he comes along.

In course preferences, while many a FOXWEDGE has been acting much better on firm turf, GENTLE BREEZE, a maternal grandson of LANGFUHR, should also be capable on dirt.

In general outlook, while the local fraternity for FOXWEDGE has been thriving, with already a trio of winners this season, GENTLE BREEZE, who has also been drilling slickly through the barrier trials in Hong Kong, poises to be a legit winner in Class 4.


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