First-crop stallion Harry Angel is finishing the season in flying form and he sired his first European Stakes winner on Thursday, 27 October when Proverb struck in the Listed Criterium de Vitesse. Run over 1000m at ParisLongchamp, the English raider was always prominent and just got the better of a sustained dual with Disillusion (Profitable) inside the final 200m.
Proverb has now won three races in a row after victories at Hamilton and Windsor in the UK.
Bred by N Hartery, Proverb is the first foal of the winning Showcasing mare Posh Perfect, who hails from the extended family of Champion sprinter Pipalong.
Harry Angel has sired 22 first-crop winners including Marshman, the highest-rated performer of a freshman stallion after his G2 Gimcrack second. His ten runners rated 90 or higher by Timeform have come at a greater rate than any active GB or Ireland stallion that stood last season at a fee of €50k or less.
Harry Angel also sired his first Australian Stakes winner last weekend, from his first-ever runner, when Arkansaw Kid was victorious in a Listed race at Moonee Valley.