Coolmore’s magnificent High Chaparral drank from the Classic chalice as a racehorse in the Derbys at both Epsom and the Curragh. Yesterday, he returned to the altar at the first opportunity as a stallion when his son Senlis won the opening Classic of the European season, Capannelle’s Gr.3 Premio Parioli (Italian 2000 Guineas). Out of Warning’s Gr.3 Premio Bagutta victrix Senebrova, Senlis looked a colt of the highest potential as he sealed victory in a matter of strides with a devastating turn of speed.
Gr.3 PREMIO PARIOLI, Capannelle, 1600m, 3yo c,
1st E95,625, 2nd E42,075, 3rd E22,950
1. SENLIS (Ire), 3c,
High Chaparral – Senebrova (Warning)
2nd dam Stemegna (Dance In Time)
3rd dam Seldovia (Charlottown)
O: Scuderia Pieffegi, B: Compagnia Generale srl,
T: E Borromeo
2. EUSTACHIONE (Ire), 3c,
Desert Prince – Vaghezza (Persian Bold)
O: Scuderia Tieffe, B: Cesare Turri, T: M Gasparini
3. ELDEST (Ire), 3c,
Indian Ridge – Lara’s Shock (Caerleon)
O: Scuderia Incolinx, B: Lino Scarpellini, T: V Caruso
E67,000 Sga September Select Yearling Sale by Scuderia Incolinx
Also ran: Touch of Mida (4), Farrel, Amaldi, Calciobalilla, Remarque, Orientalist Art, Sampeyre, Dimmi du Su, Tenson, Black Mambazo
Distances: 11⁄2l, 21⁄2l, nk, 1⁄2l, 1l, hd, 2l, 11⁄2l, nk, 2l, 1l, hd
Senlis tracked the pacemaking pair before unleashing a brilliant turn of speed approaching the final 200 metres to destroy his field in this, the first European Classic of the season. The bay hails from the first crop of Coolmore’s magnificent High Chaparral, whose five victories at the highest level featured the Derbys at Epsom and the Curragh, the Irish Champion Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
High Chaparral returns to Windsor Park Stud, Cambridge, New Zealand for the 2008 SH breeding season this spring. His first SH-bred crop impressed at this year’s New Zealand Bloodstock yearling sales series at Karaka where they sold up to $300,000, achieving a Premier session average of $136,666 and a median price $100,000.