Smart Decorated Knight colt for G3 winner Shaden

The past few days has featured the arrival of a pair of very smart foals from the first crop of our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight.

Our Group 3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes winner Shaden foaled a particularly striking colt on Friday while Miss Laila, a winning daughter of Dark Angel, foaled a smart colt on Wednesday.

Shaden showing off her striking Decorated Knight colt at a few days old. Photo: Equus

With Arwa’s colt also a particularly nice type, we are thrilled so far with the stock that Decorated Knight seems to be producing.

“Shaden’s colt is a beauty,” said Tony Nerses. “He’s bold and self assured with a super presence.”

Shaden’s colt is her second foal following last year’s colt by Dark Angel, who has been retained. The daughter of Kodiac was an excellent two-year-old for Lady Cecil, winning three races culminating in the Firth Of Clyde Stakes under Hayley Turner.

Miss Laila’s colt, meanwhile, is the first foal out of his dam, a relation to the high-class Red Badge.

A tough, sound son of Galileo gifted with an exceptional turn of foot, Decorated Knight defeated the likes of Churchill and Poet’s Word when successful in the 2017 Irish Champion Stakes. He was also dominant in victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and put his exceptional turn of foot to good use when getting out of trouble to take the Jebel Hatta.

He also won the Meld Stakes and a pair of Listed races, and ran second in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Making Decorated Knight particularly attractive is that he hails from an exceptional stallion family.

He is the first foal out of Pearling, a daughter of blue hen Mariah’s Storm and therefore a sister to Giant’s Causeway, a 3-time North American champion sire, and Freud, a multiple champion sire in New York, the sire of three Grade 1 winners.

Not only that, another sibling, Group 2 winner You’resothrilling, is the dam of Group 1 winners Gleneagles, Marvellous and Happily, all of whom are by Galileo.

Decorated Knight will stand for €12,000 in 2019.

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Multiple G1 winner Decorated Knight stands for €12,000

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