Decisive Stakes victory for Sunchart

Teofilo's son produces a brilliant run to land Listed Devoy Stakes

Teofilo is enjoying a fantastic start to the year as he sired his fourth Black Type winner of 2024, when his seven-year-old son, Sunchart, produced an impressive performance to win on his seasonal debut in the Listed Devoy Stakes at Naas, Ireland on Sunday, 24 March.

Sunchart, who has twice finished runner-up in this race, travelled strongly behind the leaders in third, the Andrew Slattery-trained gelding picked up the lead approaching the two furlong marker and soon pulled clear of the field to post a comfortable six and a half-length victory in the ten and a half furlong contest.

Bred by Newsells Park Stud Ltd, Sunchart is one of four winners from the winning Dubai Destination mare, Hometime, herself a daughter of G2 Sun Chariot Stakes heroine, Red Slippers.

Amongst Teofilo’s Stakes winners, so far this year, are Naval Power (G2 Singspiel Stakes), Post Impressionist (G3 NE Manion Cup) and Gear Up (Listed Victoria Gold Cup).  He is also the sire of 24 winners at the highest level, including three G1 Melbourne Cup winners – Twilight Payment, Cross Counter and last year’s hero Without A Fight who completed the ‘Cup’ double as he also landed the G1 Caulfield Cup. 

Teofilo stands at Kildangan Stud, Ireland at a fee of €30,000, October 1, Special Live Foal.