Sidestep

B 2010 16.1HH (1.65M)
By Exceed And Excel – Dextrous (Quest For Fame)
€4,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Haras du Logis, Normandy
Champion two-year-old colt in Australia, 2012-13. Runner-up to Overreach in the Slipper, defeating four G1 winners. A superior sprinter who won the G2 Royal Sovereign like his sire. By the greatest sire of two-year-olds of the day, and closely related to G1 winner Skilled.

Pedigree

SIDESTEP

EXCEED AND EXCEL

DANEHILL

DANZIG

NORTHERN DANCER

PAS DE NOM

RAZYANA

HIS MAJESTY

SPRING ADIEU

PATRONA

LOMOND

NORTHERN DANCER

MY CHARMER

GLADIOLUS

WATCH YOUR STEP

BACK BRITCHES

DEXTROUS

QUEST FOR FAME

RAINBOW QUEST

BLUSHING GROOM

I WILL FOLLOW

ARYENNE

GREEN DANCER

AMERICAINE

MANY HANDS

HANDY PROVERB

TWIG MOSS

SUMMER CREST

DELIBERATION

SHIFWAY

AMMO GIRL

By EXCEED AND EXCEL (2000) Champion Sprinter in Australia, Newmarket H (G1), Dubai Racing Club Cup (G1), Up And Coming S (G2), Royal Sovereign S (G2), etc. Sire of 1,701 foals aged three and up, including SIDESTEP, BURATINO, FULBRIGHT, HELMET, KUROSHIOOUTSTRIP, AMBER SKY, EARTHQUAKE, EXCELEBRATION, FLAMBERGE, GUELPH, MARGOT DID, OVERREACH, REWARD FOR EFFORT, JABALI, CALLIOPEHEADWATER, HEAVY METAL, KINGLIKE, MASAMAH, PEARLS, etc.

1st dam: DEXTROUS by Quest For Fame. 5 wins (6f-8f) at 2 and 3, Sandown Guineas (G2), Vanity H (G3), Eliza Park S, 3rd Angus Armanasco S (G2), Sires’ Produce S (G3). Dam of 10 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners:

SKILLED (c Commands), 3 wins (6f-8f) at 2, Champagne S (G1), TL Baillieu H, 2nd Randwick Guineas (G1), AJC Sires’ Produce S (G1), 3rd Hobartville S (G2), Royal Sovereign S (G2), Caulfield Guineas Prelude (G3), BTC Fred Best Classic (G3). Sire.

SIDESTEP (c Exceed And Excel) Champion, see Race record.

AMBIDEXTER (c Commands) 3 wins (7f) at 3 and 4, Theo Marks Sprint (G2), Ming Dynasty H, 2nd Epsom H (G1), Frank Packer Plate (G3), Spring S (G3). Sire.

2nd dam: Many Hands by Handy Proverb. 5 wins (8f-12f), 3 to 5, 2nd Adrian Knox S (G3), Warwick Farm Spring Cup, 3rd Tattersalls Plate, Christmas Cup. Dam of 7 winners.

Light Work (f Danehill) 2nd AJC Oaks (G1), Australia S (G1).

More Haste (f Brief Truce) 3rd Emancipation S (G2). Dam of:

PROVERB (g Commands) Gunsynd Classic (G3), Dulcify H, 3rd Sandown Guineas (G2).

Bromide (g Canny Lad) 2nd Bribie H.

3rd dam: DELIBERATION by Shifway. Winner. Dam of 4 winners.

ACCUMULATION (f Last Tycoon) Waltzing Lily H.

4th dam: Ammo Girl by Gunsynd. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners.

EMANCIPATION (f Bletchingly) Australian Horse of the Year, All Aged S (G1), George Ryder S (G1), twice, Doncaster H (G1), George Main S (G1). Dam of:

ROYAL PARDON (c Vice Regal) Frank Packer Plate (G2), 2nd AJC Derby (G1), Carringbush Cup (G2). Sire.

ANIMATION (f Vice Regal) Winner at 4. Dam of: MAGNETO (g Scenic) Perrier Mineral Water S (G2). Grandam of: AMOVATIO (g Al Maher) Hawkesbury Gold Cup (G3), Weekend Hussler S.

Virage (f Kenmare) Placed. Dam of: VIRAGE DE FORTUNE (f Anabaa) Australia S (G1), Sires' Produce S (G1), 2nd Oakleigh Plate (G1), 3rd T J Smith S (G1); AVENUE (f Anabaa) R N Irwin S (G3), C S Hayes S (G3), 2nd Oakleigh Plate (G1). Grandam of: SLAPSTICK (f Anabaa) Keith F Nolan Classic (G3).

Felicitation (f Danehill) Unraced. Grandam of: RUMYA (f Red Ransom) Durban Golden Slipper (G1), Cape Fillies' Guineas (G1); BADAWIYA (f Al Maher) Edward Manifold S (G2), Kewney S (G2), 3rd The 1,000 Guineas (G1); RAIHANA (f Elusive Quality) UAE Oaks, 2nd UAE Derby (G2), Al Fahidi Fort S (G2).

La Suffragette (f Palace Music) Unraced. Dam of: RAILINGS (g Zabeel) Caulfield Cup (G1), Metropolitan H (G1). Grandam of: PIMMS TIME (f Pins) Travis S (G2).

Principation (f Prince Echo) Unraced. 3rd dam of: STRATUM STAR (c Stratum) Sir Rupert Clarke Invitational S (G1), Kingston Town Classic (G1)

APPRECIATION (f Sovereign Rocket) Storm Queen S (G2).

Stud record
Sidestep's first southern hemisphere crop are foals of 2016.
Sidestep’s first northern hemisphere crop are foals of 2017.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 5 1 2 1 -
Three 8 2 1 - 2
Four 3 - - - -
Total 16 3 3 1 2

At 2 Champion two-year-old colt in Australia

1st
Pago Pago S (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, beating Dothraki, Fuerza, Diamond Oasis, Drago.
2nd
Golden Slipper S (G1), 1200m, Rosehill, to Overreach, beating Sweet Idea, Guelph, Fast ‘N’ Rocking, Criterion, Charlie Boy, Windjammer, Va Pensiero, Romantic Moon, Whittington, Kuroshio, Ruud Awakening, Dothraki.
2nd
Black Opal S, 1200m, Canberra, by a neck, to Criterion, beating Power Alert.
3rd
Merson Cooper S, 1000m, Sandown, to Bulbula, Purrific.

At 3

1st
Royal Sovereign S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, beating Bounding, In Cahoots, Thump, Dothraki, Havana, Chautauqua, Shamalia, Never Can Tell, Safeguard.
1st
Darby Munro S, 1200m, Rosehill, beating Bound For Earth, Northern Glory, Cosmic Endeavour, Fast ‘N’ Rocking, Boss Lane.
2nd
Fireball S, 1100m, Randwick, by a nose, to Shamalia, beating Boss Lane, Open Book, Cosmic Endeavour, Diamond Oasis, Everage.
4th
Golden Rose S (G1), 1400m, Rosehill, to Zoustar, Dissident, Bull Point, beating Prince Harada, Eurozone, Thermal Current, Cluster, Drago, Fast ‘N’ Rocking, Criterion, War, Windjammer, Marseille Roulette, Into The Red.
4th
San Domenico S (G3), 1100m, Rosehill, to Va Pensiero, Cluster, Windjammer, beating Never Can Tell, Fast Dragon, Kuroshio.
Timeform 119

Video footage

Royal Sovereign S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, 19 April 2014
Pago Pago S (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, 30 March 2013
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