SKILLED (AUS)

Beautifully conformed group 1 winning son of Commands … son of blueblood mare Dextrous, winner of Sandown Guineas, from prolific stakes winning family … sire of group winners Pecans and Fiscal Fantasy … progeny have versatility winning from 1000m to 2400m.

 

 SKILLED (AUS)

 

Bay horseFoaled in 2007

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
COMMANDS (AUS) RazyanaHis Majesty
1996Cotehele HouseMy SwaneePetition
  Eight CaratPieces of Eight
DamQuest for FameRainbow QuestBlushing Groom
DEXTROUS (AUS) AryenneGreen Dancer
1999Many HandsHandy ProverbTwig Moss
  DeliberationShifway

COMMANDS (AUS) (Bay 1996-Stud 2000). 4 wins-3 at 2, STC Missile S., Gr.3. Leading Aust. Sire of Winners 3 times. Sire of 1318 rnrs, 973 wnrs, 80 SW, inc. Melody Belle (Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1), Appearance, Epaulette, Purple, Undue, Paratroopers, Bella Vella, Holler, Commanding Jewel, Manuel, Skilled, Russeting, Erewhon, Rain Affair, First Command, El Cambio, Catalonia - Vilanova (Aust.), Lamasery, Court Command, Paximadia, Soul, etc.

 

1st dam

DEXTROUS, by Quest for Fame. 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$350,520, MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, VRC Vanity S., Gr.3, MVRC Alexandra S., L, MRC Out of Danger 2YO H., 3d MRC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2, SAJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.3, MRC Arborea H. Half-sister to Light Work, More Haste (dam of PROVERB), Bromide. Dam of eleven foals, eight to race, all winners, inc:-

SKILLED (c. by Commands). 3 wins. See below.

SIDESTEP (c. by Exceed and Excel). Champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2012-13. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$1,343,500, ATC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, Pago Pago S., Gr.2, Darby Munro S., L, 2d ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Fireball S., L, Canberra RC Black Opal S., L, 3d MRC Merson Cooper S., L, 4th ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, San Domenico S., Gr.3. Sire.

AMBIDEXTER (c. by Commands). 3 wins at 1400m, A$462,800, ATC Theo Marks H., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Ming Dynasty H., L, ATC Ashcroft H., 2d ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, Frank Packer P., Gr.3, 3d Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, 4th ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Hobartville S., Gr.2. Sire.

Flexible (f. by Hallowed Crown). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$130,400, in 2020-21, ATC Vinery Stud H., Hyland Race Colours P., 2d ATC Hyland Race Colours P., 3d ATC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, Hyland Race Colours H., 4th SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1.

Deft (f. by Exceed and Excel). 3 wins to 1550m, A$136,160, ATC Caterez H., Ranvet H., 2d ATC Theraces H., 3d ATC Australian Turf Club H., TAB H., Scone RC Pages Event Hire P.

Efficiently (f. by Exceed and Excel). Winner at 1200m in Aust.

Serendipitious (f. by Sepoy). Winner at 1600m in Aust.

Impartial (g. by Lonhro). Winner at 1450m in Aust.

Fragrance (f. by Commands). Unraced. Dam of-

Angelic Scent (Teofilo). Winner at 1500m in 2020-21, 3d SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L.

Thumb (f. by Octagonal). Unraced. Dam of-

Hailed. 6 wins to 1400m, TRC PFD Foodservices H., Book for Glenorchy Rotary Race Day H., Tattersall's Park Function Centre H., Saturday Bridge H., 2d TTC Craig Hanson Memorial H., TRC Bam Bam Memorial H., Sorell Business Centre H.

Thumbs Up. 5 wins from 1000m to 1700m, A$148,300, to 2020-21, Ipswich TC Qld State Fair Here Soon H., 2d BRC Society Roku Gin New Year's Eve Party H.

Thumb Nail - Radiant Steed (H.K.). 5 wins at 1200m, A$12,800, HK$3,257,050, BRC Become a Member H., HKJC Pearce Memorial Challenge H., Beauty Flash H., Nga Tsin Wai H., Conduit H., 2d HKJC Victoria RC Trophy H., Lukfook Jewellery Pt Graceful Collection H., 3d HKJC Blue Pool H.

Eighth Commandment. Winner at 1100m in Aust.

Court Short. Unraced. Dam of-

Crude Oil. Winner at 1100m in 2020-21, 3d BRC Racing Museum P.

 

2nd dam

Many Hands, by Handy Proverb. 5 wins from 1500m to 2400m, A$124,900, STC Daihatsu Charade Welter H., Manchester Unity H., AJC Vincent O'Brien H., STC Kempton Park H., 2d AJC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, Warwick Farm Spring Cup, L, Cordare H., Clibborn H., STC Parramatta Foundation H., Noumea H., Japan Racing Association Welter H., 3d NSW Tatt's RC Tattersall's P., L, STC Christmas Cup, L, Tooheys Blue H., Truscotts Toyota Welter H. Half-sister to ACCUMULATION, Chew Over. Dam of 11 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

DEXTROUS (Quest for Fame). 5 wins. See above.

Light Work (Danehill). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1900m, A$271,935, STC Bookmakers H., AJC Matador Bullbars H., Dark Marne 2YO H., 2d AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1, STC Ansett Australia S., Gr.1, 3d Cranbourne Cup, L.

More Haste (Brief Truce). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, A$81,000, NSW Tatt's RC Do it at Diggers H., AJC Shading H., 2d STC Darley Guineas Day H., Meriton Wests Tigers H., 3d AJC Emancipation S., Gr.2, 4th Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, L. Dam of-

PROVERB (Commands). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1900m, A$322,795, BRC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3, ATC Dulcify H., L, Turf Club 2YO P., 2d NSW Tatt's RC Ming Dynasty H., L, Seymour Cup, L, 3d MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, VRC Carbine Club S., Gr.3, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, ATC Fernhill H., L.

Bromide (Canny Lad). 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m, A$326,715, STC TAB Power Pays Welter H., De Bortoli Hunter Valley Welter H., AJC Corrida H., Maytag H., STC De Bortoli Windy Peak H., 2d BTC Bribie H., L.

 

Race Record: 18 Starts 3-3-4 A$581,850.

3 wins at 2, A$581,850, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, STC TL Baillieu H., L, AJC Pagewood 2YO H., 2d ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, MRC Gothic S., L, 3d ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2, Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, BRC BTC Classic, Gr.3, 4th VRC Carbine Club S., Gr.3.

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