How England’s racing ‘bible’ The Racing Post saw New Approach’s Royal Ascot performance:
A stunning victory for Frankel and the narrow win by Black Caviar may have been the highlights of a classic Royal Ascot, but for the bloodstock industry the big talking point will be the impression made by first-season sire New Approach.
Coming into the week, New Approach had sired three individual winners and all of those went on to win Stakes races.
Dawn Approach instigated the hat-trick by extending his unbeaten streak to four races in the Coventry Stakes on Tuesday. He was carrying the silks of his owner-breeder Jim Bolger, which were also borne by New Approach in his unbeaten juvenile season.
Newfangled made it two wins for her sire with an impressive score in the Albany Stakes on Friday. The filly, unbeaten in two starts, bore the silks of Princess Haya, which were carried by New Approach when he won the English Derby after being sold by Bolger.
On Saturday New Approach got his third Royal Ascot winner on the board when Tha’ir won the Chesham Stakes.
Tha’ir was bred by New Approach’s breeder, Lodge Park Stud, who also bred the Group 1 winner and close relation Alfred Nobel, the highly-rated young sire who shuttles between Coolmore Stud and Lynward Park Stud in Western Australia.
Tha’ir is out of the 6f-winning Green Desert mare Flashing Green, a half-sister to Prix de l’Opera runner-up Mona Lisa from the outstanding Meon Valley Stud family of Reprocolour, which is also responsible for this year’s stakes winners Caspar Netscher and Izzi Top.
Racing for Godolphin, Tha’ir was bought by John Ferguson at last year’s Goffs Orby yearling sales.
A son of Galileo, New Approach won eight of his 11 starts including the National and Dewhurst Stakes at two, plus the Derby, Irish Champion and Newmarket Champion Stakes at three.
This year’s Oaks winner Was gave New Appropach another boost to his profile, as she is out of his Listed-placed half-sister Alluring Park.