Teofilo enjoyed an excellent weekend siring a brace of new Stakes winners on Saturday.
One of the most impressive winners of the Goodwood festival was arguably Godolphin’s three-year-old Cross Counter. Sent to the front under WIlliam Buick in the G3 Gordon Stakes, he showed great tenacity and class to record an easy victory over Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee (Farhh) with a gaping eight lengths back to the third. Stopping the clock in 2:31.39, he smashed the Goodwood track record despite winning by over four lengths.
A trip to Australia now beckons for the G1 Melbourne Cup and Timeform were suitably impressed, awarding him a mammoth race rating of 127, a figure that cannot be beaten by any three-year-old in Europe this season.
Earlier in the afternoon at Newmarket, Crimson Rosette landed her first Stakes victory when beating her paternal half-sister Alwaysandforever in the Listed Chalice Stakes. She has been knocking on the door in Group and Listed company on her last two starts and was gaining a well-deserved first victory at the level in the twelve-furlong contest.
Another runner that will soon be contesting Stakes races will be his three-year-old daughter Rawdaa, who could not have been more impressive when breaking her maiden at Newmarket on Friday by over three lengths, with 17 lengths back to the third. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained filly is a half-sister to Group-winner Jallota and looked destined to much better things either over this mile trip or slightly further.
Teoflo has now taken his Stakes-winning tally to 79 with 126 winning or placing at Stakes level.