Lot 48 - Ludisia (GB) by Frankel - African Rose (GB) in foal to Kingman sold for A$650,000 to James Harron Bloodstock / Morningside VIC (c) Inglis

Juddmonte's trio of mares make a mark Down Under

The first consignment of Juddmonte mares from Twin Hills Stud received a warm reception at the Inglis Chairman's Sale 2022.

Taken from TDN, Friday 6th May 2022

Friday's Inglis Chairman's Sale offered a trio of Juddmonte mares, and the priciest lot, Ludisia (GB) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 48), showed the way at A$650,000. Snapped up by James Harron on behalf of Morningside VIC, the Twin Hills Stud-consigned daughter of crack French sprinter African Rose (GB) (Observatory) is in foal to Juddmonte stallion Kingman (GB). African Rose, in turn, is a full-sister to Gr.3 Prix d'Aumale heroine Helleborine (GB) (Observatory), herself the dam of sensational Gr.2 Coventry St. winner and now Coolmore sire Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}). Another of African Rose's half-sisters, Needleleaf (GB) (Observatory), foaled European champion juvenile Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who ran second in the Gr.1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Apr. 30.

Harron tweeted, “Delighted to secure [a] beautiful Frankel mare Ludisia for Morningside in foal to Kingman at Inglis from Twin Hills Stud and Juddmonte Farms. An absolute queen from an outstanding family of 2-year-olds, including current Godolphin star and last year's European Champion 2-year-old Native Trail.”

Lucid Dreamer (GB) (Dansili x Sleep Walk), in foal to Frankel went to A$400,000 to Yulong Investments (c) Inglis

Team Lucky Vega acquired the other two Juddmonte mares, paying A$400,000 for Lucid Dreamer (GB) (Dansili {GB}) (lot 47) and A$260,000 for lot 31, Escapement (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Both are carrying to fellow Juddmonte luminary Frankel and were also offered by Olly Tait's Twin Hills. The former is out of a half-sister to Gr.1 St Leger victor Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and two other black-type winners, while the latter is related to Group 1 winner's Timepiece (GB) (Zamindar) and Passage of Time (GB) (Dansili {GB}), with the last named the dam of exciting young stallion Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

Escapement (GB) (Invincible Spirit x Mechanism), in foal to Frankel, was a A$260,000 purchase for Yulong Investments (c) Inglis