New Italian Stakes winner for Territories

Four-year-old filly Sadalsuud lands Premio Roma

Four-year-old filly Sadalsuud was a new Stakes winner for Territories when she landed the Listed Premio Roma Vecchia, run over 2800m at Roma, Italy on Sunday, 20 November.

The Roberto Biondi-trained filly who was having her first try at this level, travelled in midfield under Alessio Satta, she then made steady headway in the home straight and led from 400m out, holding off a challenge from Unique Diamond in the final stages to prevail by half-a-length.

Bred in Ireland by Stratford Place Stud, Sadalsuud is out of the Stakes-winning mare Ephigenie (Groom Dancer), herself an own-sister to German G2 winner Egerton and a half-sister to G1 German Oaks heroine, Enora.

Territories is the sire of 17 Black Type performers, they are headed by dual G1 heroine Rougir, from his first crop, who recently won the G1 E P Taylor Stakes at Woodbine, Australian G2-winner Berkeley Square and G3-winning colt Hoo Ya Mal. His highest-rated runner is Aldaary who was rated 124 by Timeform after his win in the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot.

Territories stands at Dalham Hall Stud at a fee of £10,000, October 1, Special Live Foal.