Teofilo’s four-year-old son Nations Pride, who was having his first run in Europe this year, recorded a brilliant second win at the highest level when running out an easy winner of the G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis at Munich, Germany on Sunday, 30 July.
Trained by Charlie Appleby, Nations Pride jumped well and was taken to the front soon after by William Buick, he travelled well at the head of affairs throughout the 10-furlong contest and as the field turned into the home straight he began to stretch clear and unchallenged he went on to win easing down by a comfortable three-lengths.
A winner of seven races, this was Nations Pride’s fifth Black Type success. Last year he won four times including the G1 Saratoga Derby, G3 Jockey Club Derby in North America and the Listed Newmarket Stakes. He ran twice at Meydan earlier this year, winning the G3 Dubai Millennium Stakes by a length and a quarter and finishing a respectable third in the G1 Dubai Turf, which was won for a third time by Lord North (Dubawi).
Owned and bred by Godolphin, Nations Pride is out of the Listed-winning mare Important Time (Oasis Dream), herself a daughter of G1 Prix de l’Opera heroine, Satwa Queen.
Teofilo has so far sired 23 individual G1 winners, including two Melbourne Cup winners (Cross Counter and Twilight Payment) and G1 Ascot Gold Cup hero, Subjectivist. His six-year-old son Without A Fight has gained two Stakes wins in Australia this year when landing the G2 The Q22 and G3 Lord Mayor’s Cup.