VALUE SIRE SEALS TREBLE ON RACING'S BIGGEST STAGE
The Racing Post's Martin Stevens highlights BATED BREATH's 2019 season as one of the most remarkable stories in bloodstock last year.
Taken from www.racingpost.com, 6th January 2020:
BATED BREATH has long been noted as a useful value for money sire but he made a big breakthrough this year as he matched the feat of the far more expensive half-brothers Galileo and Sea The Stars by supplying three individual winners at Royal Ascot.
Biometric got the ball rolling when mowing down Turgenev to take the Britannia Handicap, and one day later Daahyeh put in an impressive display when winning the Albany Stakes. Space Traveller sealed the three-timer a day after by defeating his 17 rivals in the Jersey Stakes.
Daahyeh went on to win the Rockfel Stakes and finish second in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes, Moyglare Stud Stakes and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, while Space Traveller scored in the Boomerang Stakes and was not disgraced in eighth in the Breeders' Cup Mile. Both look capable of giving BATED BREATH an elusive first Group/Grade 1 winner in 2020.
BATED BREATH is one of four active stallions stationed at Banstead Manor who have progeny of racing age; in further proof of the brilliance of Juddmonte bloodlines, all were represented by winners at the royal meeting this year. FRANKEL posted handicap scorers Baghdad and The Grand Visir, KINGMAN delivered the first two home in the Hampton Court Stakes, Sangarius and Fox Chairman, and OASIS DREAM got on the board with Royal Hunt Cup victor Afaak.
Date: 09 January 2020