New Approach, the close relation to Lynward Park’s Alfred Nobel, continues the brilliant start to his siring career.
New Approach gained his fifth individual first crop winner when Godolphin’s colt Cap o’Rushes made a brilliant debut at Kempton in England on Monday (August 20).
Cap o’Rushes, trained by Mahmood Al Zaroomi, won the Land Speed Record Maiden Stakes (1600m) by eight lengths.
He is from Valley Of Gold, by Shirley Heights, winner of the Group 1 Oaks d’Italia and is a half-brother to Splendid Era, winner of the Group 3 Joel Stakes at Newmarket in England. This is the super international winning family of White Star Line, winner of the Group 1 Kentucky Oaks, Delaware Oaks and Alabama Stakes.
New Approach won the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes and Group 1 Irish National Stakes in his juvenile season and was champion European 2Y0 colt. He followed up by winning the Group 1 English Derby and beating older horses in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes and Group 1 English Champion Stakes, and was champion European 3Y0 colt.
He recently made history becoming the first stallion to sire three individual Royal Ascot 2Y0 winners in the same year.
New Approach stands for $33,000 at Darley’s Northwood Park at Seymour in Victoria.
His first Australian juveniles will race in the coming season and Sheikh Mohammed’s team have been quoted as saying they have “at least six ready to run.”
Alfred Nobel won the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland, where he was champion 2Y0 colt.
He shuttles between Coolmore Stud in Ireland and Lynward Park and stands here for $7150.