Frankel's San Remo Prepares for a Jumping Career

Mark Smith - Sunday November 10

When a Frankel half-brother to multiple Group 1 winners Dubawi Heights and Make Believe was born at Barronstown Stud in 2014 it’s doubtful that connections were eying off a benchmark 70 over 3800 metres at Ararat, yet here we are.

The former Ballydolyle inmate San Remo (IRE) arrived in Australia with just a win at Dundalk to his name in nine starts and it was up to Archie Alexander to improve his record. It took a further nine starts for San Remo to break his duck in Australia at Cranbourne and a further six starts for his second at Stawell in April by which time he was in the stables of Dane Smith.Frankel gets his first winner of the RSL Sir Brudenell White HCP at Ararat - image Juddmonte

It was not for a lack of racing that it took the son of Frankel to land his third win in Australia at Ararat on Sunday because he has had 12 starts since his last win.

Sunday’s win in the RSL Sir Brudenell White (Bm70) was a heat of the Jericho Cup, which San Remo (IRE) is ineligible for because he is an import. Luckily no jockey mistook the laps because 3800 metres is two laps of the Ararat course.

At his previous start, over 3100 metres at Warrnambool, San Remo trailed in last of the 10 runners after leading.

 “He’s better chasing than a leader that was the plan today and it came off,” Smith said.

“We will probably take him jumping next year.”

San Remo is a half-brother to Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Group 1 Prix de la Foret winner Make Believe (Makfi) and the Grade 1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes and  Grade 1 Gamely Stakes heroine Dubawi Heights out of the  Suave Dancer mare Rosie’s Posy who is a half-sister to the Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner Tante Rose (Barathea).

So, the Frankel colt with the classic pedigree goes jumping next year while the mare with the jumper’s pedigree, True Self (IRE) eyes off the features in Melbourne next year after winning the Group III Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington.

Breeding – go figure!




Race Result - Rsl Sir Brudenell White (Bm70) 3800m

Ararat Track: Good(4) Time: 4:15.33
San Remo
T: Dane Smith J: Clayton Douglas 70
6g Frankel (GB) x Rosie's Posy (IRE) (Suave Dancer (USA))
Golden Flag
T: P F Ryan J: R Cully 69
6g Raise The Flag (GB) x Personal Column (NZ) (Personal Escort (USA))
Miner's Miss
T: P G Payne J: Lee Horner 67
4m Rebel Raider (AUS) x Posnet (AUS) (Gallo Di Ferro (USA))
T: C G Murray J: T Ryan 65
7g Stormhill (AUS) x Joyance (AUS) (Jugah (USA))
Chequer Hill
T: Dane Smith J: Adam Roustoby 64.5
5g Lucas Cranach (GER) x Iris In The Glen (AUS) (Perugino (USA))
Cuban Fighter
T: D N Kolpin J: R O'Sullivan 64.5
8g Teofilo (IRE) x A La Belle Etoile (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Spiegel Grove
T: D E Magro J: D Horner Jnr 69
7g Hard Spun (USA) x Wisteria Island (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Hadda Couple
T: Ms K Dufty J: B S Thomas-Rantall 68
8g Bianconi (USA) x Wasn't It Good (AUS) (Grand Lodge (USA))
Ventura Highway
T: B I Stanaway J: W Gordon 64
7g Good Journey (USA) x Cuplet (AUS) (Will Dancer (FR))
Entirely Perfect
T: B I Stanaway J: Nathan Newton 64
10g Pentire (GB) x Clarissa (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Stallion Parade
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