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High five! France's top jumps sires ... JUMPS BLOODSTOCK SPECIAL.

Cadoudal (Fr) Green Dancer-Come To Sea (Sea Hawk) Foaled in 1979 and bred by Mrs M Rohaut-Leger 11-time champion French jumps sire; died 2007 Pedigree Cadoudal is by French 2,000 Guineas winner Green Dancer (Nijinsky), sire of fellow French Guineas winner and successful sire Green Tune, Prix du Jockey Club and Arc hero Suave Dancer, French 1,000 Guineas winner Aryenne, Group 1-winning juvenile Maximova (dam of Septieme Ciel) and Walton Fields stallion Samraan. Cadoudal is out of the 1m21/2f Group 3-placed Come To Sea (Sea Hawk), dam of Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris-placed Chant Royal. Their granddam, Camarilla, was Group 3-placed and is also the granddam of US stakes winners Bright Bouquet and Come Summer.

Race record Cadoudal made a winning debut at Saint-Cloud over 1m2f in March as a three-year-old. He was then third in a Group 2 over the same trip at Longchamp before taking the 1m4f Group 2 Prix Hocquart. Despite being unplaced in the Prix du Jockey Club, Prix Niel and Arc, he bounced back as a four-year-old - finishing runner-up in the 1m2f Prix d'Harcourt and the 1m21/2f Prix Ganay.

Stud record The useful hurdler and jumps sire Kadalko (sire of Notre Pere, Ladalko and Pride Of Dulcote) was an early success and Flat Listed-winner Cadouline hailed from his second crop.

Cadoudal's best jumps progeny in France include Kotkijet, twice winner of the Group 1 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, and Katiki, a dual Group 1 hurdle winner, while his best Flat horse was Group 3 winner Royale Chantou. His British and Irish-raced progeny include Grade 1 Melling Chase winner Fadalko, this season's King George hero Long Run and champion staying hurdler Big Buck's. Other notable performers include Grade 1 juvenile hurdle winner Blue Shark, Betfred Gold Cup hero Lacdoudal and dual Grade 2-winning chaser The Nightingale. His stallion sons include the French Grand National winner Indian River, sire of Madison Du Berlais; Maresca Sorrento; Robin Des Pres, a useful hurdler himself who is the sire of Petit Robin; and Saint Des Saints.

Mansonnien (Fr) Tip Moss-Association (Margouillat) Foaled in 1984 and bred by Noel Pelat Champion French jumps sire 2005, 2007, 2008; died 2009 Pedigree Mansonnien is by Group 2 winner Tip Moss, a 1m4f performer who also stood at Haras de la Croix Sonnet. Tip Moss's progeny include Grade 2 winners Galant Moss and Makounji, as well as Grand National runner-up Mely Moss. Mansonnien is out of the 1m1f-winning Margouillat mare Association, who also produced Group 3 Flat winner Tartas, the dam of high-class mares Makounji and Bilboa and smart chaser Kerada.

Race record Mansonnien was bred and trained by Noel Pelat. He made his debut in April of his three-year-old season but it took him until September - and his seventh career start - before his first win. He won at Listed level over 1m4f at four and was placed in Group races that season. At five he was placed in the Prix Ganay and scored a first Pattern success as a six-year-old over 1m2f at Saint-Cloud. He retired to stud at the end of that season, having won five of his 31 starts. Stud record Despite limited opportunities from his first crops - five runners in his first and 13 in his second - Mansonnien had 12 winners from those 18 offspring, and his 18 third-crop runners included Group 3 chase winner Linkwood. Grand Seigneur (also a stallion) and Chicuelo were Group 1-placed jumpers in France a couple of years later, followed by Group 1 chase winner Bonbon Rose (now a stallion) and Rock Noir, a Group 1 winner over hurdles and now an Arkle Chase hope trained by Jonjo O'Neill. Other progeny include Grade 1 winners Mansony and Millenium Royal, plus Golden Silver, J'y Vole and Taranis, who all hold entries at next week's Cheltenham Festival.

Poliglote (GB) Sadler's Wells-Alexandrie (Val De L'Orne) Foaled in 1992 and bred by Wertheimer et Frre Champion French jumps sire in 2010; stands at Haras d'Etreham at a fee of EUR6,000 Pedigree Poliglote's dam Alexandrie won her only start at two and was a Group 3 winner at three before finishing well beaten in the Oaks. A half-sister to Italian Group 1 winner Antheus, she produced 17 known foals, including Poliglote's sister, Star Begonia, who was second in the Ribblesdale Stakes, Animatrice, who won the Group 2 Prix de Malleret and was third in the Oaks, Alexius, a 320,000gns yearling who won both starts when trained by Sir Michael Stoute at three, including the Gordon Stakes, the Group 3-placed King Alex, and the dam of Grade 1 winner Special Ring. Poliglote also shares his second dam, Apachee, with Yorton Farm stallion Indian Danehill. Sadler's Wells is also sire of Accordion, Kayf Tara, King's Theatre, Old Vic and Oscar. Race record Third on his juvenile debut, Poliglote landed his next three starts, including the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud over 1m2f. At three he was second in the Prix du Jockey Club, running Celtic Swing to half a length in a race featuring jumps-sires-to-be Winged Love, Classic Cliche and Flemensfirth. Poliglote never contested an Arc, but he was a head second in an Arc trial, the Prix Niel. His Classic year ended winless, but at four Poliglote won a Longchamp Listed contest and the Group 2 Grand Prix d'Evry over 1m4f, and was third to Helissio in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. His career ended in North America with three unsuccessful starts as a five-year-old.

Stud record Poliglote's first crop included high-class hurdler Lingo, and in his second crop was Irish National winner Butler's Cabin. His best French jumpers include Group 1 Prix Cambaceres Hurdle winners Kiko and Tanais Du Chenet, Group 1 chase winners Polivalente and Saint Du Chenets, and Group 1-placed pair Lucky To Be and Prince Oui Oui. He also sired last year's Coral Cup winner Spirit River and the unbeaten Supreme Novices' Hurdle contender Spirit Son. Poliglote is yet to sire a Group 1 winner on the Flat in France, Britain or Ireland, although Irish Wells was second to Dylan Thomas in the Prix Ganay and Hello Morning was second in Saint-Cloud's Criterium International. His shuttle seasons in Argentina have yielded Group 1 winners Cacht Wells, Guambia Bo, Perugia Wells and Smart Wells.

Turgeon (USA) Caro-Reiko (Targowice) Foaled in 1996 and bred by George Strawbridge Champion French jumps sire of 2006; Haras du Mesnil EUR3,000 Pedigree Turgeon is by French 2,000 Guineas winner Caro, whose sons include Breeders' Cup Mile winner Cozzene and Canadian Triple Crown hero and former Lanwades stallion With Approval. Caro's influence is best seen through the progeny of his daughters, with Unbridled's Song and the late Maria's Mon out of mares by him. Turgeon is closely related to Breeders' Cup Turf winner and former Japanese-based sire Tikkanen (Cozzene), who stands at Glebe House Stud in County Down. Their dam, Reiko, won the Listed Prix De La Seine. She is a half-sister to the dam of jumps sire Lute Antique, who produced Impek and Innox as well as the brothers L'Ami and Kelami. Race record Owned by George Strawbridge and trained by Jonathan Pease, Turgeon was unplaced on his first two starts of his three-year-old career. He broke his maiden on his next start over 1m7f at Chantilly that June and registered a first Group success the following month when awarded the Prix de l'Esperance [on the demotion of Noble Savage] over the same trip. Turgeon's two Group 1 successes came in the 1m6f Irish St Leger and the 1m71/2f Prix Royal Oak of 1991, earning him the title of European champion stayer. He was sold at the end of the year to Sheikh Mohammed, and despite placing at the top level could not get his head in front in two further campaigns. Turgeon was retired to stud at the end of 1993, having won six of his 21 starts.

Stud record Turgeon's first crop, born in 1995, included tough dual Grade 2-winning chaser Turgeonev and French Listed Flat winner Turbotiere. His best progeny include Sir Robert Ogden's top-class chaser Exotic Dancer, who won the Lexus Chase and was placed behind Kauto Star in two Gold Cups and two King Georges. Others who have excelled in Britain are the Grade 2-winning Chaser Turko, Cheltenham Festival winner Chapoturgeon and promising young handicap chaser Aerial, all three trained by champion trainer Paul Nicholls. In France, his son Turgot won Group 1 chases over 2m4f and 3m4f and Ice Mood scored at the top level in a 2m4f chase.

Video Rock (Fr) No Lute-Pauvresse (Home Guard) Foaled in 1994 and bred by Dr Fernand Krief Champion French jumps sire 2009; died 2004 Pedigree Video Rock is a son of No Lute, the lightly raced Prix Lupin winner. No Lute shares his sire, Luthier, with Tip Moss, Arc winner Sagace and Saint Cyrien, sire of top-class French chasers Cyrlight, Douze Douze and Golden Flight, along with Arc second Epervier Bleu. No Lute produced only four crops in France before his exile to Japan, but also sired smart jumper and stallion Lute Antique. Video Rock is a half-brother to 1m41/2f Listed winner Lady Day and to Flawlessly, dam of George Washington's only produce


Long Run: the King George hero is a son of Cadoudal Butler's Cabin: from the second crop of Poliglote
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
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Date:Mar 11, 2011
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