COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NEW ZEALAND
IMPORT TYPE: PPG
DISTANCE: 1200M - 1600M
TRACK AFFINITY: VERSATILE
|TEOFILO (IRE) |
|GALILEO (IRE) |
|SADLERˇ¦S WELLS (USA) |
|URBAN SEA (USA) |
|SPEIRBHEAN (IRE) |
|DANEHILL (USA) |
|SAVIOUR (USA) |
|HONOR LAP (NZ) |
|HONOR GRADES (USA) |
|DANZIG (USA) |
|WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA) |
|PRESIDENTS PEARL (NZ) |
DARK BAY / BROWN 1992
|CONQUISTAROSE (USA) |
|POKENO PEARL (AUS) |
|YEAR OF BIRTH: |
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: |
|CAREER WINS: |
|WINNING DISTANCE: |
|MAJOR VICTORIES: |
NATIONAL STAKES (GI) The Curragh, Ireland
DEWHURST STAKES (GI) Great Britain
|AT STUD SINCE: |
|GI WINNERS PRODUCED: |
SAME-SIRE RUNNERS' PERFORMANCE IN HONG KONG:
|NO. OF STARTERS: |
|NO. OF WINNERS: |
|BEST PERFORMER: |
TEOFILO CALVA (4 WINS/ HIGHEST RATING: 96)
|SPECIALTY DISTANCE: |
1200M - 1650M (100% OF TOTAL WINS)
|SIRE ATTRIBUTES: |
MIDDLE-DISTANCE ORIENTED, VERSATILE.
|YEAR OF BIRTH: |
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: |
|BROODMARE SIRE: |
|RACING CAREER: |
3 WINS RANGING FROM 1400M TO 2400M, INCLUDING THE WESTERN AUSTRALIA DERBY (AUS-GI) AND THE WESTERN AUSTRALIA OAKS (AUS-GII)
|PROGENY'S RACING PERFORMANCE: |
4 OF 5 PREVIOUS FOALS HAVE SCORED, RANGING FROM 1200M TO 2100M; FAITHFUL BOY IS HER 6TH FOAL.
|DAM ATTRIBUTES: |
WITH A MAJORITY OF WINNERS OBSERVED AT A MILE OR UNDER, OCCASIONAL PERFORMERS BY STAMINA SIRES CAN STRETCH OUT TO 2000M OR FURTHER.
No barrier trial records from abroad.
COMMENTS AND PROSPECT:
FAITHFUL BOY is sired by TEOFILO, a swiftly-maturing individual that, despite having raced only at two years of age, was a juvenile sensation back in that undefeated campaign of 2006 through five (5) career starts, and twice handled Group I company with style - incidentally both at 1400 meters. Entertaining broodmares at stud for quite a while afterwards, TEOFILO has in no time established himself as a top stallion in fathering precocious juvenile winners at group levels that step up to be hot stallion prospects. With such a short time frame in the context of financial returns, such progeny is particularly appealing to the breeders in Europe, who swiftly celebrates: Criterium International (FR-GI) winner LOCH GARMAN , Prix Jean Prat (FR-GI) winner HAVANA GOLDIrish Derby (IRE-GI) winner TRADING LEATHER, Irish St. Leger (IRE-GI) winner VOLEUSE DE COEURS, andDewhurse Stakes (ENG-GI) winner PARISH HALL,
Whereas in Hong Kong, runners by TEOFILO are holding their own accordingly, with TEOFILO CALVA and EAGLE POWER winners in Class 2.
In distance, out of a proven winner from 1400 to 2400 meters, whereas his siblings have scored from 1200 to 2000 meters, FAITHFUL BOY is furthermore a maternal grandson of HONOR GRADES, a broodmare sire of which is particularly worthy of reference. As a middling on-track individual that later stunned the breeding world with resounding success, HONOR GRADES is the sire of:1999 Sword Dancer Invitational (US-GIT) winner HONOR GLIDE,2003 Breeders' Cup Distaff (US-GI) champion ADORATION, and2005 Clark Handicap (US-GII) winner MAGNA GRADUATE
Whereas ADORATION and MAGNA GRADUATE, in particular, has each surpassed the HK$15,000,000 mark in career earnings. With such versatility and middle / routing distance background inherited from his dam side, FAITHFUL BOY, with an abbreviated head-start at sprints, should be a genuine middle-distance talent in the long run.
In course preference, as a 4Sx3D DANZIG, FAITHFUL BOY should be a versatile individual that will likely handle both dirt and turf well.
In general outlook, out of HONOR LAP, a Group I heroine in her own right that later, re-inventing herself a broodmare, elevated her success to a whole new level, one that has delivered, with only a single exception, strictly winners out of all her previous foals, FAITHFUL BOY, quite a looker himself through the barrier trials in Hong Kong, should be a lovely winner in Class 4 as he comes into his own.
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