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Don't miss the first crop of yearlings by dual Gr.1 winner Mount Nelson

February yearlings in sunlight

Don’t miss the first crop of yearlings by dual Gr.1 winner Mount Nelson

17/08/2011

Next week's yearling sale at Arqana in Deauville offers the opportunity to view yearlings in the most beautiful setting, and to purchase the first yearlings by a beautiful sire in dual Group 1 winner Mount Nelson.

A 320,000gns yearling himself, Mount Nelson had the precocity to win the Group 1 Criterium International at Saint Cloud as a two-year-old in a new course record. He finished his juvenile season as Ballydoyle's best Classic prospect, reflected in his official rating of 119, making him the 4th highest rated juvenile in Europe.

He then showed the toughness and resilience to come back from injury to win a Group 1 over 10f at four, when winning the Eclipse Stakes in one of the fastest times of the last 20 years, beating Phoenix Tower, Pipe Dreamer, Campanologist, Rob Roy, etc.

Beautifully bred by leading sire, Rock of Gibraltar on the same Danzig / Sharpen Up cross as top class sires, Danehill Dancer and Invincible Spirit, and supported with quality mares from top breeders, Mount Nelson has all the credential to make a top-class sire.

Mount Nelson yearlings at Arqana August Yearling Sale, Deauville

Mount Nelson's yearlings at the Arqana August Yearling Sale include the Newsells Park Stud bred and consigned colt out of Clever Millie (Cape Canaveral) from the  family of Favourable Terms and 2011 Stakes winner Modern History.  This colt is all class and quality and not to be missed! (Lot 10).

In addition this dual Gr.1 sire will be represented by three fillies:  one is out of a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Sarafan offered by Elevage de TourgÈville (Lot 231), and the other is out of a half-sister to Stakes winner In The Slips consigned by Haras de Grandcamp (Lot 243).

The last filly to be offered at Arqana by Mount Nelson is out of Stakes performer Tia Mia (Dr Fong) consigned by Haras d'Etreham (Lot 423).

Mount Nelson yearlings at DBS Premier Sales, Doncaster

A Group 1 winning two-year-old himself, Mount Nelson, has a host of Donny type yearlings on offer at the DBS Premier Sales.

All four of the Mount Nelson yearlings to be consigned by Newsells Park Stud are siblings of Group/Stakers winners or performers.

These include a scopey half-sister to the smart, Stakes winning filly, Miss Work of Art, who was sold by Newsells Park at Doncaster last year.  Out of the Pivotal mare Lacework, the Pivotal / Danehill has been a very successful cross and Pivotal is emerging as an exciting broodmare sire (Lot 231).  In addition to a precocious eye-catching filly bred on a similar cross to her half-sister, Ares Choix, who was Stakes placed at two (Lot 47).

The two colts by Mount Nelson with Stakes winning siblings include one of the finest colts of Newsells Park Studís yearling crop this year, a half-brother and similarly bred to multiple Stakes winner and Group performer, Deauville Vision (Lot 25); as well as a cracking half-brother to Stakes winner, Queen Amira and dual juvenile winner, Gin Genereaux.  This colt has inherited his sireís presence and athletic step (Lot 233).

Other consignors offering yearlings by Mount Nelson at the DBS Premier Sales include Biddestone Stud who has a colt out of a half-sister to a champion three-year-old in Scandinavia, Zenato (Lot 8); and a colt out of a half-sister to Stakes winner La Zona will be consigned by Egmont Stud (Lot 270).  Finally Jamie Railton offers a Mount Nelson yearling out of Really Ransom (Red Ransom), a daughter of US Gr.3 winner Really Polish (Lot 361).

Don't miss your opportunity to purchase the first yearlings by this exceptional sire, Mount Nelson.