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Current Odds: 12-1 B. g. 7, by Mull of Kintyre - Sun Shower (IRE), by Indian Ridge (IRE)
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July 13, 2013 - Asc
Summer Mile Stakes
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Singapore Air International Cup
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April 18, 2013 - New
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Jane Chapple-Hyam, 46, is the daughter of former Australian Liberal politician Andrew Peacock and the former wife of Epsom Derby-winning trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam. She was his assistant for around 15 years in the UK and Hong Kong, before taking out a licence in her own right in September 2005. Based in Newmarket, Jane has saddled around 145 winners in her career to date, and enjoyed her best season in 2011 when she sent out the winners of 31 races.
Joseph O’Brien was born May 23, 1993. He is the eldest son of Irish champion trainers Aidan and Annemarie. He has established himself as an integral part of the Ballydoyle operation. O’Brien enjoyed his first winner on board Johann Zoffany, trained by his father, at Leopardstown on May 28, 2009, and was joint champion apprentice in a three-way tie with Ben Curtis and Gary Carroll in 2010.
Mull of Killough is by Mull of Kintyre, a son of Danzig who sold for $1 million at the 1998 Keeneland July Sale. Out of a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 star, $2.6 million-earner and successful sire Broad Brush, Mull of Kintyre scored his lone stakes win in the 1999 Gimcrack for trainer Aidan O'Brien. His leading offspring include Araafa, hero of the Irish 2000 Guineas and St James's Palace in 2006; Spanish champion Sirenita; and Australian Group 2 scorer Subtle Cove. Mull of Kintyre was exported to India, where his current headliner is Indian Oaks victress Maple Star.
Mull of Killough is out of the Indian Ridge mare Sun Shower, making him a half-brother to star miler Excelebration. A highweight in France, Ireland and Germany, and winner of such prestigious events as the 2011 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and the 2012 Prix Jacques le Marois and Queen Elizabeth II, Excelebration will nonetheless go down in history as the perennial bridesmaid to the peerless Frankel.
Broodmare sire Indian Ridge, whose signature wins came at Royal Ascot in the 1988 Jersey and 1989 King's Stand, has done more than his fair share to preserve the Byerley Turk sire line that hangs by a thread. The Ahonoora stallion has sired a pair of Breeders' Cup Mile winners in Domedriver (2002) and Ridgewood Pearl (1995), along with such fellow highweights as Linngari, Namid and Compton Place, and Group/Grade 1 scorers Indian Haven, Indian Ink, Definite Article, Daytona and Relaxed Gesture. Indian Ridge mares have produced the likes of Dancing Rain, who turned the Epsom/German Oaks double in 2011; multiple Group 1 winners Halfway to Heaven and Kingsgate Native; and 2004 Breeders' Cup Juvenile upsetter Wilko.
Mull of Killough's third dam, Sarah Siddons, captured the 1976 Irish 1000 Guineas and Yorkshire Oaks and went on to produce 1984 Irish Oaks winner Princess Pati. Sarah Siddons is also the ancestress of Group 1-winning highweight Leggera.
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Gelding has spent much of his career running in the top handicaps in England and won his first group race when winning the Darley Stakes at Newmarket last October. Son of Mull of Kintyre was last seen when closing some to finish second in a Group Two at Ascot in mid-July in his first start since finishing a good fifth in he Singapore Cup in May. Son of Mull of Kintyre appears to be improving with age and attracts the services of Joe O’Brien but may be in too tough here.