Charming Thought

B 2012 16.0HH (1.62M)
By Oasis Dream – Annabelle's Charm (Indian Ridge)
£8,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket

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Pedigree

CHARMING THOUGHT

OASIS DREAM

GREEN DESERT

DANZIG

NORTHERN DANCER

PAS DE NOM

FOREIGN COURIER

SIR IVOR

COURTLY DEE

HOPE

DANCING BRAVE

LYPHARD

NAVAJO PRINCESS

BAHAMIAN

MILL REEF

SORBUS

ANNABELLE'S CHARM

INDIAN RIDGE

AHONOORA

LORENZACCIO

HELEN NICHOLS

HILLBROW

SWING EASY

GOLDEN CITY

KYLEMORE

SADLER'S WELLS

NORTHERN DANCER

FAIRY BRIDGE

FLAMENCO WAVE

DESERT WINE

ARMADA WAY

By OASIS DREAM (2000) July Cup (G1), Nunthorpe S (G1), Middle Park S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,069 foals aged three and up, including CHARMING THOUGHT, AQLAAM, ARCANO, GOLDREAM, JWALA, LADY JANE DIGBY, MIDDAY, MUARRAB, MUHAARAR, NAAQOOS, OPINION, POWER, PROHIBIT, QUERARI, TUSCAN EVENING, APPROVE, SHOWCASING, etc.

1st dam: ANNABELLE’S CHARM by Indian Ridge. 3 wins (8f-10f) at 4, Dick Hern Fillies’ S, 2nd Premio Sergio Cumani (G3), 3rd Ridgewood Pearl S (G3). Dam of 4 foals, 2 to race, 2 winners:

CHARMING THOUGHT (c Oasis Dream) G1 winner, see Race record.

SPANISH CITY (c Exceed And Excel) Winner (5f) at 3, 2016.

2nd dam: Kylemore by Sadler’s Wells. Sister to BALLINGARRY, ARISTOTLE. Dam of 6 winners:

ANNABELLE’S CHARM (f Indian Ridge), Black type winner, see above.

Purple Sage (f Danehill Dancer) Winner at 2, 3rd UAE 1,000 Guineas.

3rd dam: FLAMENCO WAVE by Desert Wine. 2 wins at 2, Moyglare Stud S (G1). Dam of 6 winners:

BALLINGARRY (c Sadler’s Wells) Champion three-year-old colt in Ireland, Canadian International S (G1), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (G1), Prix Noailles (G2), Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup H (G3), twice, 2nd Derby Italiano (G1), 3rd Irish Derby (G1), Irish St Leger (G1). Sire.

ARISTOTLE (f Sadler’s Wells) Racing Post Trophy (G1), Three Rings Trophy, Singapore New Year 2000, 3rd Prix Greffulhe (G2). Sire.

STARBOROUGH (c Soviet Star) St James's Palace S (G1), Prix Jean Prat (G1), 2nd Sussex S (G1). Sire.

SPANISH FALLS (f Belmez) Prix de Royaumont (G3), 3rd Prix de Malleret (G2), Prix Rose de Mai.

Sanchez (f Wolfhound) Placed at 3. Dam of:

Anne Bonney (f Jade Robbery) Placed at 3. Dam of: WAADY (g Approve) Coral Charge Sprint S (G3), Scurry S, 3rd Temple S (G3), Palace House S (G3).

San Lorenzo (f Machiavellian) Placed at 3. Dam of: STARENZO (g Northern Meteor) Macau Summer Trophy.

Leaping Water (f Sure Blade) Unraced. Dam of:

ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (c Montjeu) Champion two-year-old colt in Europe, Champion older horse in England and Ireland, Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), Coronation Cup (G1), three times, Racing Post Trophy (G1), Beresford S (G2), Ormonde S (G3), 2nd Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), 3rd Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), Irish Champion S (G1), Juddmonte International S (G1), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S (G1), twice.

GRAMMARIAN (g Definite Article) San Gabriel H (G2), Sunset H (G2), 2nd Hollywood Turf Cup S (G1), 3rd San Marcos S (G2).

4th dam: ARMADA WAY by Sadair. 8 wins at 2 and 3, Santa Clara S, Searching S, 2nd Linda Vista H (G3). Dam of 4 winners:

FLAMENCO WAVE (f Desert Wine), Black type winner, see above.

EMY’S WAY (f Super Concorde) 2 wins at 4. Dam of:

Cameron Pass (c Mr Greeley) 3rd Hollywood Prevue S (G3).

Stud record
Charming Thought stands his first season in 2017.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 4 3 1 - -
Four 3 - - - 1
Total 7 3 1 - 1

At 2

1st
Middle Park S (G1), 6f, Newmarket, beating Ivawood, Muhaarar, Cappella Sansevero, Kool Kompany, The Warrior.
1st
Novice race, 6f, Leicester, beating Fox Trotter.
1st
Maiden race, 6f, Lingfield Park.

At 4

4th
Cathedral S, 6f, Salisbury, to Don’t Touch, Danzeno, Watchable, beating Strath Burn, Burnt Sugar, Moonraker, Polybius, Naadirr, Kingsgate Native.

Timeform 118

Video footage

Middle Park S (G1), 6f, Newmarket, 17 October 2014

News

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