Bloodstock Desk: maiden winner of the day.
(c Halling-Congress, by Dancing Brave)
Breeder: Cyril Humphris
Owner: Sheikh Mohammed
Trainer: David Loder
Cyril Humphris bred the top-class mile-and-a-quarter performer Halling, so it is no surprise to see him using the stallion, and he has been rewarded with the promising United Nations. The colt cost 140,000gns as a foal, and his appeal to Sheikh Mohammed was obvious; not only did he race Halling - who is currently in Dubai - but he was also owner-breeder of Congress's sister Cherokee Rose, who gained her most important win in the 1995 Haydock Sprint Cup. Cherokee Rose has bred Bowman (by Irish River), a French Group 3 winner and third behind Landseer in the 2002 Poulains. Congress - who has bred two winners at up to a mile - won over a mile at two, and that looks to be the distance on pedigree for United Nations.
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 15, 2004|
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