New Approach, the close relation to Lynward Park Stud’s Alfred Nobel, has quickly developed into the most dynamic first-season sire in the world.
He had three starters at Royal Ascot – and, quite incredibly, they all won.
Dawn Approach took the Group 2 Coventry Stakes on Tuesday, Newfangled the Group 3 Albany Stakes on Friday and Tha’lr the Listed Chesham Stakes on Saturday.
This should come as no surprise because New Approach was in a class of his own on the racetrack.
A son of Galileo, the sire of 107 Stakes winners, New Approach won at eight of just 11 runs and was the champion 2Y0 and 3Y0 colt in Europe in 2007/08.
He won the Group 1 English Derby, Irish Champion Stakes, English Champion Stakes, Dewhurst Stakes and National Stakes, Group 2 Futurity Stakes and Group 3 Tyros Stakes, was second in the Group 1 Irish Two Thousand Guineas and English Two Thousand Guineas and third in the Group 1 Juddmonte Stakes.
New Approach’s first Australian yearlings sold to $475,000 this year and, not surprisingly, he is fully booked at Darley Victoria at $33,000, which is shaping to be a bargain.
He is a half-brother to Alfred Nobel’s grand-dam, Dazzling Park, the 1999 champion European 3Y0 filly. Dazzling Park’s dam, Park Express, was joint champion 2Y0 Irish filly in 1985 and then became champion Irish 3Y0 filly and top 3Y0 filly on the English Free Handicap.
The brilliant 3Y0 filly, Was, from the family, who cost almost $2 million as a yearling, won this year’s Group 1 English Oaks at just her third start.
Alfred Nobel was a premier European 2Y0 of his year winning the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland.
He provides WA breeders with the unique, and rare, opportunity to breed to the ‘hottest’ family in Europe.
Performance and pedigree place Alfred Nobel well above the other new, young sires in WA.