Watching Closely (Lot 3) is a filly by short-lived G1 Middle Park Stakes winner, and prolific sire of juvenile talent, Crusade.
This filly, a half-sister to two winners, is out of a four time winning Kahal own sister to Sea Cottage Stakes winner Fenerbahce, and Watching Closely is bred on the same Crusade/Kahal cross as the very classy Butchie Boy.
The well related Crusade (he was a half-brother to a dual Oaks winner) is also sire of Northern Warrior (Lot 113), with the latter being a son of classy stakes winner Roc ‘N Rose.
Champion Action (Lot 24) is a colt by Eightfold Path, with the latter sharing his sire Giant’s Causeway with current sire sensation Shamardal. This colt is a half-brother to five winners notably Queen Palm Handicap heroine Roc ‘N Rose and further back this is the family of Met winning champion Mark Anthony.
Proven sire Philanthropist, who has been responsible for stakes winners in all of Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa and Zimbabwe, is responsible for a colt (Lot 89) whose dam is a ¾ sister to multiple Equus Champion Nhlavini, while proven G1 sire St Petersburg is sire of Winter Monarch (Lot 92) –a filly whose dam is a half-sister to Woolavington Cup winner Music Of Time.
Dynasty sired Horse Of The Year Irish Flame is the sire of Irish Bru (Lot 111), a half-brother to two multiple winners including the smart Pillaroftheearth. This colt’s granddam was an Australian stakes winning daughter of Golden Slipper victor Pago Pago, and this is the family of G1 Perth Cup winner Meliador.