Very well conformed colt from strong female family


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Harbour Watch (IRE) 2009
Aspen Leaves (AUS) 2008
5 September 2014
Life no:
Diggers Rest 3427 VIC, Australia

To be auctioned at:

2015 Melbourne Great Southern Sale, Lot 213
Oaklands Junction, 21-24 Jun 2015
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Bonus incentive schemes:

NSW Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme (Eligible)
Victorian Owners and Breeders Incentive Scheme (Eligible)

Colt is very well conformed, muscular and moves well. He is from the family of Fall Aspen.
About his sire:
He is by the first season sire Harbour Watch whose weanlings sold well at Tatterstalls last December (top price £240,000) and average of £34885 from 39 lots sold. Harbour Watch’s career was cut short by injury but not before he had been unbeaten in three runs at 2 with his Richmond Stakes victory (G2) described by Timeform as the best performance by a 2 year old in 2011. He is by the highly successful sire, Acclamation. His dam is Gorband (half to the group 1 winner Europa Point). His second dam is a daughter of Fall Aspen, a family that needs no introduction.
About his dam:
This is her first foal.
Aspen Leaves is an unraced mare out of Laurelling, a daughter of Dances with Leaves, herself a daughter of the great Fall Aspen. Aspen Leaves is Laurelling’s oldest foal. Laurelling is the dam of one winner from three foals to race, to date.

Aspen Leaves has had two siblings to race so far. Her half sister, Chaplet (by Street Cry), is owned by Godolphin and ran a narrow second in a three way finish at her last start at Goulburn on the 1st June. Her half brother Vysotsky (by Teofilo) has won twice to date.

Laurelling's other foals include a filly (2013) Laureole by Exceed and Excel, owned by Darley. Her 5th foal (a 2014 colt by Ad Valorem) sold for $32000 as weanling at the 2015 Broodmare and Weanling Sale.

This is a strong female family that consistently produces horses that can run and excel. Aspen Leaves has produced a strong well conformed and balanced first foal with this colt. He traces back to Fall Aspen on both sides of his pedigree and is by a sire whose pedigree page and racetrack performance (from only three starts before he was claimed by injury) suggests that he has every chance of succeeding at stud. His dam line has a history of producing successful stallions. That view was endorsed by the buying bench at the Tatterstalls December 2014 sales.

He is Lot 213 at the upcoming Great Southern Sale and can be found at Barn C, stables 17-37.

You will not be disappointed by an inspection of this colt (x-rays available). Inspections prior to sale can be arranged upon request.


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Bay colt       Foaled 5th September 2014 

HARBOUR WATCH (IRE) AcclamationRoyal ApplauseWaajib (Ire)
Princess AthenaAhonoora (GB)
GorbandWoodmanMr. Prospector
SheroogShareef Dancer
NadeemRedoute's ChoiceDanehill (USA)
Candide (NZ)Sound Reason (Can)
Laurelling (USA)Highest HonorKenmare
Dance of LeavesSadler's Wells

HARBOUR WATCH (IRE) (Bay 2009-Stud 2013). Joint third top colt on The 2011 European 2YO Free H. 3 wins at 2, Goodwood Richmond S., Gr.2, Newmarket Earl of Euston 2YO S. Half-brother to SW Europa Point (Turffontein Champions Challenge, Gr.1). Out of a three-quarter-sister to SW Timber Country (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Gr.1), a half-sister to SW Kabool and SW Sharaf Kabeer. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are foals.


1st dam

ASPEN LEAVES, by Nadeem. Unraced. This is her first foal.


2nd dam

LAURELLING (USA), by Highest Honor. Placed at 3 in France. Sister to MEDAALY, three-quarter-sister to POET LAUREATE, half-sister to CHARNWOOD FOREST, Danse d'Ecole, Dubai Fall,  Autumn Melody (dam of GIOVANNI),  Desired (dam of DESIDERATUM). Dam of 4 named foals, 2 to race, 1 winner, inc:-

 Vysotsky. 2 wins at 2000, 2449m in 2014-15 in Aust.


3rd dam

DANCE OF LEAVES, by Sadler's Wells. Unraced. Sister to FORT WOOD, three-quarter-sister to NORTHERN ASPEN (dam of CYPRIATA), Agenda, half-sister to HAMAS, TIMBER COUNTRY, BIANCONI, COLORADO DANCER (dam of DUBAI MILLENNIUM), ELLE SEULE (dam of ELNADIM, MEHTHAAF, KHULOOD, ASHRAAKAT), MAZZACANO, PRINCE OF THIEVES, Native Aspen,  Sheroog (dam of KABOOL, SHARAF KABEER). Dam of 15 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

MEDAALY (c Highest Honor) 3 wins at 2 at 7f, 1m, £106,904, Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr 1, Sandown Charterhouse 2YO S., Doncaster Silverdale 2YO S. Sire.

CHARNWOOD FOREST (c Warning) 4 wins at 7f, 1m, £248,072, Newmarket Challenge S., Gr 2, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr 2, York Manchester-Singapore S., Newmarket Granby S., 2d Goodwood Sussex S., Gr 1, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr 1, Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr 1, 4th Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr 1, Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr 1. Sire.

Danse d'Ecole (f Daylami) 3 wins 2350 to 2500m, 2d Nantes Derby de l'Ouest, L. Producer.

Dubai Fall (f Mr. Prospector) Winner at 8½f, 2d Monmouth Serena's Song S., L.

 Samba King. 2 wins at 1¼m, 10¼f, Sandown Bet365.com H., 3d Newmarket Lloyds TSB for the Journey H., Goldsmiths H.

 Autumn Melody. Started 3 times. Dam of 5 winners-

GIOVANNI (c Admire Moon) 6 wins 1400 to 1900m, $1,036,887, to 2014, Tokyo Shimotsuki S., L, Hanshin Auckland Racing Club Trophy, Kokura Kitakyushu Shisei 50th Anniversary, Kyoto Gojozaka Tokubetsu, 3d Kyoto Ritto S., L.

Pixie Princess (f Deep Impact) 3 wins at 2000, 2400m, 2d Kyoto Karasuma S., 3d Kyoto Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup, Gr 1, Koto S., 4th Hanshin Mermaid S., Gr 3.

 Viase de Fleurs. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

 Sheedy. 9 wins-1 at 2-1050 to 1400m, $267,418, AJC SCCF Golfers H., SAJC Patricks Residential H., MRC Rawdon H., Yangtze H., SAJC Sportingbet H.

 Sunflower Street. 2 wins at 1300, 1350m in Aust. Dam of 3 winners-

Mr Gnocchi (g Hard Spun) 5 wins at 1400, 1600m, $947,016, to 2013-14, HKJC Fat Choi H., Community Trophy H., Precision H., Tianjin H., Wang Chau H., 2d HKJC Premier P., HK-3-twice.

 Desired. Unraced. Dam of 8 winners-

DESIDERATUM (c Darshaan) 4 wins at 2000, 2400m, €215,300, Longchamp Prix du Lys, Gr 3, Prix de l'Avre, L, Prix des Marronniers, Prix de Gravelle, 2d Longchamp Grand Prix de Paris, Gr 1, Chantilly Prix de Villebon, 4th Longchamp Prix Noailles, Gr 2. Sire.

POET LAUREATE (g Highest Honor) 2 wins at 2000, 2500m, Deauville Prix de Reux, L, 2d Grand Prix de Deauville, Gr 2, Longchamp Prix de Belleville.

Status Symbol (g Polish Precedent) 2 wins at 8¾f, 1½m, Newmarket Burts Chips Made in Devon H., 3d Kempton Wild Flower S., L, Doncaster Bawtry's Premier Agent H., Haydock Stainless Wire H., Sandown Racing UK on Sky Channel 432 H.

Belonging (f Raven's Pass) Winner at 2100m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Kizil Kourgan, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Melisande, L, 4th Deauville Prix de Lieurey, Gr 3.

 Herostatus. 5 wins 1½m to 2¼m, York Sky Bet Mobile S.

 Heart's Content. 2 wins at 2400m in France. Dam of-

HEARTILY (f Dubawi) 3 wins at 2200, 2400m in 2014 in France and Germany, Hannover Grosser Preis Jungheinrich Gabelstapler, L, 2d Baden-Baden T von Zastrow Stutenpreis, Gr 3, 3d Toulouse Prix Fille de l'Air, Gr 3, Vichy Prix Frederic de Lagrange, L, 4th Hannover Grosser Preis der Mehl-Mülhens Stiftung, Gr 3.