Wednesday, 2 September 2009
: The usual suspects – including four of the top six places to Coolmore stallions – rose to the top of the sires with 100+ runners last season, with Redoute's Choice and Encosta De Lago both notching a tally of 46.
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| Encosta De Lago at Coolmore Stud|
Photo by Bronwen Healy
Almost 19% of Redoute's Choice's progeny attained a triple figure Timeform
rating in Australia or New Zealand last year.Encosta De Lago
notched the same figure, but with more runners. He did however top Redoute's Choice in terms of his top 10 runners last season, which averaged 120, as opposed to Redoute's Choice's 116.
Third on the list was Commands, who had 34 horses reach a figure of 100 or better last season.
Then came the Coolmore
trio of Danehill Dancer (30), Choisir
(28) and Rock Of Gibraltar (27).
The Vinery duo of More Than Ready (26) and Red Ransom (24) were next, followed by the old marvel Zabeel (24), whose season was highlighted by Maldivian's Cox Plate win, which returned a figure of 125 for that win.
Redoute's Choice (246 runners) 46Encosta De Lago
(330 runners) 46
Commands (267 runners) 34
Danehill Dancer (259 runners) 30Choisir
(198 runners) 28
Rock Of Gibraltar (156 runners) 27
More Than Ready (214 runners) 26
Red Ransom (145 runners) 24
Zabeel (207 runners) 24
O'Reilly (167 runners) 22
Flying Spur (231 runners) 22
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