French Navy

B 2008 16.1HH (1.65M)
By Shamardal – First Fleet (Woodman)
€4,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
One of the best sons of Shamardal at stud. Record-breaking miler who won Group or Listed races at two, three, four, five, six and seven. From the stallion-making La Troienne family of Buckpasser and Woodman with 11 G1 sires under his first four dams, including Private Account.

Pedigree

FRENCH NAVY

SHAMARDAL

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY

STORM CAT

STORM BIRD

TERLINGUA

MARIAH'S STORM

RAHY

IMMENSE

HELSINKI

MACHIAVELLIAN

MR PROSPECTOR

COUP DE FOLIE

HELEN STREET

TROY

WATERWAY

FIRST FLEET

WOODMAN

MR PROSPECTOR

RAISE A NATIVE

GOLD DIGGER

PLAYMATE

BUCKPASSER

INTRIGUING

FRANKOVA

NUREYEV

NORTHERN DANCER

SPECIAL

SECRET ASSET

GRAUSTARK

NUMBERED ACCOUNT

By SHAMARDAL (2002) European Champion two-year-old, European Champion three-year-old miler, Prix du Jockey Club (G1), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1), Dewhurst S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,141 foals aged three and up, including FRENCH NAVY, CASAMENTO, BOW CREEK, ABLE FRIEND, AMARON, BALTIC BARONESS, CAPTAIN SONADOR, CRACKERJACK KING, DAN EXCEL, DARIYAN, DELECTATION, FAINT PERFUME, LOPE DE VEGA, LUMIERE, MAYBE DISCREET, MUKHADRAM, SAGAWARA, SPEEDY BOARDING, TRYSTER, ZAZOU, etc.

1st dam: FIRST FLEET by Woodman. 3 wins (8f-10f) at 2 and 3, La Coupe des Pouliches de Marseille, 2nd Prix Occitanie. Dam of 11 foals, 10 to race, 4 winners:

FRENCH NAVY (c Shamardal) G1 winner, see Race record.

SEA LORD (g Cape Cross) 7 wins (7f-9½f) at 2 and 3, Sovereign S (G3).

Gherdaiya (f Shamardal) 2 wins (7f-7½f) at 2, 2015, 3rd Prix d’Aumale (G3).

Kon Tiki (f Red Ransom) Placed at 2. Dam of:

RED BARON (g Ad Valorem) Bangalore Derby.

2nd dam: Frankova by Nureyev. Placed at 3. Dam of 3 winners:

Scottago (g Lear Fan) 9 wins, 3 to 7, 3rd American Derby (G2).

3rd dam: Secret Asset by Graustark. Unraced. Dam of 7 winners:

ASSATIS (c Topsider) Premio Jockey Club e Coppa d'Oro (G1), Hardwicke S (G2), twice, September S (G3), Cumberland Lodge S (G3), 3rd King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S (G1). Sire.

WARRSHAN (c Northern Dancer) Gordon S (G3), Predominate S, 3rd Great Voltigeur S (G2), Cumberland Lodge S (G3). Sire.

RAZEEN (c Northern Dancer) Predominate S, 3rd Inglewood H (G2), Sunset H (G2). Sire.

Secret Prospector (c Mr Prospector) 2nd Paumonok H. Sire.

HIDDEN DREAMS (f Soviet Star) Winner at 3. Dam of:

HIDEBOUND (f Grand Slam) Clasico Santiago Lawrie (G3), Clasico Olavarria (G3), 2nd Gran Premio Estrellas Sprint (G1).

Kristin’s Charm ;(f Swain) 2nd Silver Spur Breeders' Cup S. Dam of: KOLONEL (g Manduro) Prix de Seine-et-Oise (G3), Kolner Herbest Preis, Mercedes-Benz Sprintpreis.

4th dam: NUMBERED ACCOUNT by Buckpasser. Champion two-year-old filly in U.S., 14 wins, 2 to 4, Frizette S, Spinster S, Matchmaker S, Matron S, Selima S, Spinaway S. Dam of 5 winners:

DANCE NUMBER (f Northern Dancer) Beldame S (G1). Dam of:

RHYTHM (c Mr Prospector) Champion two-year-old colt in America, Travers S (G1), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Sire.

GET LUCKY (f Mr Prospector) Affectionately H (G3). Dam of: GIROLAMO (c A P Indy) Vosburgh S (G1), Jerome H (G2). Sire. Grandam of: SUPER SAVER (c Maria’s Mon) Kentucky Derby (G1). Sire; BLUEGRASS CAT (c Storm Cat) Haskell Invitational S (G1). Sire; GOT LUCKY (f A P Indy) Spinster S (G1); IMAGINING (c Giant’s Causeway) Man O’War S (G1); DRAMEDY (c Distorted Humor) Elkhorn S (G2). Third dam of: NONNA MELA (f Arch) Adirondack S (G2).

OSCILLATE (f Seattle Slew) Winner at 3. Dam of: MUTAKDDIM (c Seeking The Gold) John Of Gaunt S. Sire. Grandam of: FROST GIANT (c Giant’s Causeway) Suburban H (G1). Sire.

PRIVATE ACCOUNT (c Damascus) Gulfstream Park H (G1). Sire.

Polish Numbers (c Danzig) J O Tobin S. Sire.

Stud record
French Navy’s first crop are foals of 2017.

 

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 4 3 - - -
Three 4 2 - - -
Four 4 1 1 - -
Five 4 1 2 - 1
Six 5 3 1 1 -
Seven 2 1 - - -
Total 23 11 4 1 1

At 2

1st
Prix des Chenes (G3), 8f, Longchamp, beating Havane Smoker, Surfrider.
1st
Conditions race, 8f, Deauville, beating Salto.
1st
Maiden race, 8f, Deauville, beating Salto, Index Linked.

At 3

1st
Select S (G3), 10f, Goodwood, by 2½l, beating Slumber, Measuring Time, Opera Gal, Nationalism, Ceilidh House.
1st
Conditions race, 10f, Newmarket, by 2¼l, beating Joshua Tree, Mahbooba, Age Of Reason, Caymans.

At 4

1st
Ben Marshall S, 8f, Newmarket, by 3l, beating Red Jazz, Fire Ship, Entangle, Trade Commissioner, Dance And Dance, Quick Wit.
2nd
Steventon S, 10f, Newbury, to Poet, beating Retrieve, Qaraaba, Hyper.

At 5

1st
Midsummer S, 8½f, Windsor, beating Emell, Lockwood, Questioning.
2nd
Ben Marshall S, 8f, Newmarket, by a neck, to Penitent, beating Tullius, Boomshackerlacker, Daddy Long Legs.
4th
Darley S (G3), 9f, Newmarket, to Highland Knight, Tales Of Grimm, Chapter Seven, beating Gabrial, Kassiano, Amralah, Tullius, Pavlosk, Premio Loco.

At 6

1st
Diomed S (G3), 8½f, Epsom, by 2¼l, beating Graphic, Windhoek, Highland Knight, Gregorian, Edu Querido, Penitent.
1st
Ben Marshall S, 8f, Newmarket, beating Fire Ship, Linton, Baltic Knight, Ocean Tempest, Emell, Boom And Bust.
1st
Festival S, 10f, Goodwood, beating Windhoek, Nabucco, Baltic Knight, Starboard, Quick Wit.
2nd
Earl Of Sefton S (G3), 9f, Newmarket, to Mull Of Killough, beating Fencing, Gospel Choir, Just The Judge, Danadana, First Mohican, Boom And Bust.
3rd
Paradise S, 6f, Ascot, to Ocean Tempest, Graphic, beating Fencing, Boomshackerlacker, Sirius Prospect, Baltic Knight.

At 7

1st
Earl Of Sefton S (G3), 9f, Newmarket, beating Arod, Mondialiste, Niceofyoutotellme, Grandeur, Glory Awaits. 

Timeform 121

Video footage

Earl Of Sefton S (G3), 9f, Newmarket, 16 April 2015
Ben Marshall S, 8f, Newmarket, 01 November 2014
Diomed S (G3), 8½f, Epsom, 06 June 2014
Midsummer S, 8½f, Windsor, 29 June 2013
Select S (G3), 10f, Goodwood, 10 September 2011
Prix des Chenes (G3), 8f, Longchamp, 18 September 2010
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