Pearling foals full sister to Decorated Knight
Blue Diamond Stud has welcomed an extremely special arrival in a Galileo filly out of Pearling – and therefore a sister to our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight.
The striking filly was foaled on May 11.
Decorated Knight was the first foal out of our Storm Cat mare Pearling, who was purchased by Tony Nerses to join the stud in 2011.
Decorated Knight won eight races for us, including last year’s Irish Champion Stakes over Poet’s Word, the Tattersalls Gold Cup and Dubai Turf. He also ran second in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.
The £1.3 million earner stood the past season for €15,000 at the Irish National Stud.
Pearling is also the dam of Ambrosia, a daughter of Frankel who won for Roger Charlton last year.
Pearling boasts a pedigree out of the top drawer as a sister to champion Giant’s Causeway, subsequently a multiple champion sire for Coolmore in America, and the Group 2-placed Freud, himself a leading sire in New York.
Another sibling, Cherry Hinton Stakes winner You’resothrilling, is the dam of top miler Gleneagles, Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Marvellous and the Group 1-winning juvenile Happily.
Pearling is also a sister to stakes-producing sires Tumblebrutus and Roar Of The Tiger and out of the remarkable mare Mariah’s Storm. The daughter of Rahy won ten of 16 starts including the Grade 2 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes, Grade 2 Breeders’ Cup Stakes and a quartet of Grade 3 events. A remarkably tough mare, eight of her wins were secured after she fractured a cannon bone when failing to finish in the Alcibiades Stakes as a two-year-old.
It is also the immediate family of Classic-placed colt Storm The Stars.
This is a family that goes back to Henry Isaac’s 1948 Grade 3 Colonial Handicap and Prioress Stakes heroine Itsabet. Later a multiple stakes producer for Isaac’s Brookfield Farm, the daughter of Heliopolis became the fifth dam of Mariah’s Storm and Hasili, another great matriarch of the sport who provided Juddmonte with three Group 1-producing stallions in Dansili, Cacique and Champs Elysees as well as the brilliant fillies Banks Hill, herself dam of the exciting young South African stallion Ideal World, and Heat Haze.
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