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SIR PRANCEALOT – ROSEBROOK (by Danzero)

SIR PRANCEALOT – ROSEBROOK (by Danzero)

By Kristen Manning 

What a great start the classy Sir Prancealot has made to his stud career in the northern hemisphere and there are exciting times ahead for fans of the promising young stallion with his first Australian bred runners just turning two.

Already well represented by seven stakes winners in the UK, Europe and America, the dashing bay has sired the Gr.1 American Oaks winner Lady Prancealot and the Gr.2 winners Sir Dancealot, Beau Recall, Madam Dancealot and Miss Amulet.

Crowned Europe's Champion First Season Sire with more winners (an impressive 32 winners of 46 races) than Helmet and Frankel, Sir Prancealot has understandably proven popular during his first three seasons standing at Cornerstone Stud, South Australia - serving 281 mares.

A talented racehorse who won half of his six starts, Sir Prancealot impressed winning his first two starts (a juvenile contest at Bath and the Listed National Stakes at Sandown) by wide margins before finishing a close up fourth in the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes, that Royal Ascot contest won by the multiple Gr.1 winner New Approach.

Beaten by another high class galloper, the dual Gr.1 winner Reckless Abandon, in the Gr.2 Prix Robert Papin, Sir Prancelot was on the heels of the placegetters in the Gr.1 Prix Morny before rounding of his racing career with a soft on pace victory in the Gr.2 Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.

A son of the dual Gr.1 winning miler Tamayuz (classy sire of 20 stakes winners) from the Mr Prospector sire line, Sir Prancealot is a son of the stakes winner Mona Em, also dam of the Listed winner Nice Applause and grandam of the stakes winners Hurricane and Franceso Bere.

Sir Prancealot is line-bred to his own family via strains of Nureyev, Thatch and Thatching who are all descendants of his eighth dam, the acclaimed matriarch Dalmary. Such breeding gives him considerable pedigree strength - and also of great interest are his two Northern Dancer strains coupled with his dam sire Catrail; those two stallions both members of the prolific Almahmoud family.

As is the mighty Danehill, grandsire of this exciting colt's dam Rosebrook, daughter of the Golden Slipper hero Danzero. This is one of the best families in the world to line-breed to and Sir Prancealot is already showing that he is picking up on its influence with two of his first seven stakes winners (both dual Gr.2 winners) being out of Danehill line mares.

There is even more to like about this pedigree with both Sir Prancealot and Rosebrook boasting multiple strains of the great Marchetta family whilst the influential mares Aloe, Boudoir II, Gibside Fairy, Cast Steel, Lisette, Tuberose, Lady Juror, Mumtaz Begum, Pretty Polly, Admiration, Relance and Sunshot are duplicated in the background of this colt's impressive pedigree.

A lightly raced mare who caught the with a strong finishing Cranbourne second at what was to be the last of her four starts, Rosebrook has already produced the two times Singapore winner Super Win. Her sire Danzero did a great job at stud with his 41 stakes winners and now his daughters are faring well as broodmares - producing 32 stakes winners including the Gr.1 gallopers Danzdanzdance, Exosphere, Kolding, Julius and December Draw.

Rosebrook is out of the very good producer Staremma whose five winners include the Gr.3 mare Charmview, the Listed winner Grandsier and the dam of the Listed winner Alucinari. Staremma's dam How About Now also did a great job at stud, producing five winners including the South Australian Derby winning Melbourne Cup runner-up (to Let's Elope) Shiva's Revenge, the Listed winner Now's Good and the dam of the Gr.3 winner Heaven's Riches.

How About Now is a half-sister to the AJC Oaks heroine Just Now from a prolific family that has also produced the three length Melbourne Cup winner Foxzami, the Group winners Bernalla and Scenic Warrior and the Listed winners Startell, Telltina, Stanzaic and For The Good Times.