The fastest son of Frankel. Winner of the prestigious Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The outstanding juvenile sprinter, A’Ali is to stand at Newsells Park Stud for the 2022 season after the Stud bought a significant stake in the colt.
The brilliant juvenile speedster, who blitzed the field to win the Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot on only his second start, went on to win three Gr.2 races over the minimum trip as a two-year-old, including the Prix Robert Papin and the Flying Childers Stakes.
As a three-year-old, A’Ali trained on to win the Gr.3 Coral Charge, (where he beat consistent Gr.1 sprinter, Liberty Beach) and the Gr.2 Sapphire Stakes before being placed in the Gr.1 Nunthorpe Stakes behind Battaash. Sadly an injury sustained in his sole run at four, when placed in the Gr.2 Meydan Sprint, forced retirement for this ultra-consistent son of Society Rock, who himself looked such an exciting stallion prospect and was Champion first season sire in 2017.
Commenting on A’Ali’s switch to Newsells Park Stud, Stud General Manager, Julian Dollar said, “When Gary [Coffey] and I saw A’Ali at the National Stud, we both commented on what an absolute belter of a horse he was. He really fulfils a niche for speed and precocity, which the commercial breeder is looking for.
“He’s absolutely gorgeous to look at, with a wonderful walk and a beautiful temperament. He’ll be very easy for breeders to use and should throw a lovely model, if they look anything like him. Newsells Park Stud have purchased a significant percentage of A’Ali, who was already owned by a passionate group of shareholders, (including his original owner Shaikh Duaij), all keen to give him great support, so we’re excited about this new partnership.
“What also works for us is that A’Ali really fills a void left by the sale of Equiano last year and helps to balance our boutique stallion roster of Nathaniel and Without Parole. We now stand one of Europe’s most proven and successful middle distance sires in Nathaniel, together with one of Frankel’s fastest sons at stud in Without Parole. Together with a “lightning fast” two-year-old in A’Ali, they offer breeders the full spectrum of class, stamina, speed and precocity and we welcome breeders through our doors to come and see them. “
Trainers Simon & Ed Crisford and his jockey, Frankie Dettori all paid tribute to A’Ali earlier this month with Dettori commenting: “He was certainly one of the fastest two-year-olds I have ridden. I was lucky enough to ride both Mehmas and Ardad and A’Ali must have a great chance of replicating their success at stud.”