Canford Cliffs (IRE)

Tagula - Mrs Marsh (Marju) bay, 2006 - height 16.1hh

Thoroughbred horse Canford Cliffs side profile

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sires who are no longer active

Race Record

7 wins, 1200-1600m, won 5 Group 1’s in a row, from 2 to 4 in UK & Ireland, and placed 4 times in 11 starts (never out of the first three)

Champion 3yo male miler in UK & Ireland (2010)

Champion Older male miler in UK (2011)

Rated Timeform 133

At 2    WON   Gr2 Coventry S. (1200m)

            3rd     Gr1 Prix Morny (1200m)

At 3    WON   Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas (1600m)

           WON   Gr1 St James’ Palace S. (1600m)

           WON  Gr1 Sussex S. (1600m)                   

            2nd    Gr3 Greenham S. (1400m)

            3rd     Gr1 2000 Guineas (1600m)

at 4      WON   Gr1 Queen Anne S. (1600m)

             WON   Gr1 Lockinge S. (1600m)

              2nd     Gr1 Sussex S. (1600m

Sire Line

TAGULA – 4 wins, Gr1 Prix Morny, Gr3 July S., Gr3 Supreme S.; 3rd Gr1 Dewhurst S., Gr1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains. Timeform 116         

Notable progeny incl Canford Cliffs (07c-Marju, Lyphard); Limato (12c – Singspiel, Suave Dancer); Humphrey Bogart (13c – Kahyasi, Darshaan); Instant Attraction (11c – Kahyasi, Gift Card); Duchess Dora (07f – Fairy King, Ahonoora); Beaver Patrol (02c – Project Manager, Lomond); Tax Free (02c - Owington, Sir Ivor); Atlantis Prince (98c – Caerleon, Blakeney); Drawnfromthepast (05c – Cricket Ball, King Of Macedon); Twin Star (14c – Observatory, Rainbow Quest); Stepping Out (11f – Fairy King, Ahonoora); Safari Sunseeker (09c – Mujahid, Inchinor); Hefner (09c – Desert Style, Auction Ring); Acushladear (06f – Darshaan, Lomond); etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Tagula’s bottom female line is also the one of sire Herbager, Gr1 fillies Detroit (by Riverman; dam of sire Carnegie) and Durtal (by Lyphard), and sire Zabeel.
Busted and his sire Crepello figure prominently in Tagula’s two best runners Canford Cliffs and Limato, with his grandam Jolly Widow the apparent pivot. In addition, Ahonoora (through sons & daughter) is notable in several of his best runners.

TURN-TO line sires in South Africa:  Captain Of All, One World, William Longsword (Captain Al); Danon Platina (Deep Impact); Hat Puntano (Hat Trick); Gimmethegreenlight, (More Than Ready); Canford Cliffs (Tagula)

Pedigree

Tagula
1992
Taufan
1977
Stop the MusicHail To Reason - Turn To
Bebopper - Tom Fool
Stolen DateSadair - Petare
Stolen Hour - Mr Busher
Twin Island
1989
StandaanZeddaan - Grey Sovereign
Castania Fr - Orsini
Jolly WidowBusted - Crepello
Veuve Joyeuse - Vienna
Mrs Marsh
2000
Marju
1988
Last TycoonTry My Best - Northern Dancer
Mill Princess - Mill Reef
Flame of TaraArtaius - Round Table
Welsh Flame - Welsh Pageant
Drei
1990
LyphardNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Goofed - Court Martial
Triple TippleRaise A Cup - Raise A Native
Ameridouble - Nodouble

Pedigree

There is a strong kin-link involving Busted, through Tagula’s grandam Jolly Widow, and Welsh Flame in Canford Cliff’s damsire Marju. The dam of Canford Cliffs shows a strong kin-link between Welsh Flame and her grandam Lightning with ancestors on the bottom female line. Welsh Flame is also kin-linked to Goofed, the dam of Lyphard (Canford Cliff’s 2nd damsire). Lyphard is doubled in Canford Cliffs’ runners Al Jazi and Painted Cliffs. In the South African context this might suggest Elliodor (Lyphard x sister of Busted) as a foil for Canford Cliffs.

Welsh Flame’s daughter Flame Of Tara (dam of Marju) is by Artaius, a son of Round Table. The latter is from the same female line as Welsh Flame, going to Aloe and daughter Feola. The latter’s descendants are well represented in South Africa. Feola also appears in Tagula’s notable grandam Jolly Widow, through her damsire Vienna, a son of Aureole. Aloe is 3rd dam of Mixed Marriage, the influential daughter of Tudor Minstrel – she’s close kin to many, in particular Welsh Flame. Mixed Marriage presents another possible foil for Canford Cliffs, notably through Gone West, Zafonic, Western Winter and his son What A Winter (whose dam is by Ahonoora, noted in several of Tagula’s best runners). From here it is an easy step to another possible kin-link provided by Toreador – whose female line is also the one of Canford Cliffs’ very useful son Stargazer.

Notable Progeny

(International-bred performers)
Salouen
(14c – Galileo, Asterita) Gr1/2/3 2nd; TFR 123
Wall Of Fire (13c – Galileo, Bluebird) Gr2/Gr3 2nd, SP; TFR 117
CLIFF'S EDGE (14c – Snaadee, Verbatim) won Gr2/Gr3; Gr2/Gr3 placed in Australia; rated 117
Harlequeen (13f – Rainbow Quest, Shirley Heights) 3rd Gr1 Epsom Oaks, Gr1 Irish Oaks; rated 112
AL JAZI (13f – Cape Cross, Rainbows For Life) dual Gr3 winner, SW, SP; rated 111
PAINTED CLIFFS (13c – Kyllachi, Seeking The Gold) won Gr2, Gr1 4th at 2; rated 110
MOST BEAUTIFUL (13f – Cape Cross, Gulch) won Gr3, Gr2/Gr3 3rd; rated 111
Stargazer (13c – Rock Of Gibraltar, Sadler’s Wells) rated 111p; female line of Toreador
Ballard Down (13c – Selkirk, High Line) rated 105
Aktoria (13f – Zafonic, Zalazl) SW in France; rated 105
Charm Appeal (14f – Acclamation, Fayruz) SW in France; rated 104
PRINCESS POSH (13f - Viscount, Mr Henrysee) Gr3 in Aus, Gr1/Gr2 pl; rated 104
HISTORY WRITER (15c - Hawk Wing, Kris S.) - SW, SP; rated 103
Cima Emergency (17c - Singspiel, Selkirk) - Gr2 2nd in Italy; rated 102
Queens Gift (15f - Kingmambo, Bahri) - SP(x2) in UK; rated 101
Snapraeceps (16f - Alamshar, Lycius) - Gr3 2nd in Ire; rated 100
Tomily (14c - Acclamation, Night Shift) SP at 2; rated 100
Seaella (15f – Haafhd, Waajib) Gr3 2nd at 2 in France; rated 100
Goodthingstaketime (15f – Holy Roman Emperor, Nashwan) Gr3 2nd USA, Gr3 3rd USA (x2) at 2; rated 99
PRINCESS ASTA (13f – Unfuwain, Cure The Blues) won Gr3 in Italy, SW in Ger (x3), SP in Ger & France; rated 97
Supermensch (14c – Ashkalani, Caro) SP France; rated 97
Dehara (16f - Nayef, Marju) - Gr3/SP in Italy; rate 95
Bumbasina (14f – Oratorio, Rainbow Quest) twice SP; rated 94
Cliff Hanger (13c – Snowland, Mukaddamah) Gr2 2nd in Aus
FISH RIVER (14f – Exceed And Excel, Lyphard) Gr3 in SA; MR 102
Clifton Sunset (13f - First Samurai, Mr Prospector; MR 91)
DORSET NOBLE (13c – Generous, Shy Rambler) SW in SAF; rated MR 90

Suitable Lines

Suitable lines for Canford Cliffs could include:

  • sources of Lyphard/ Goofed, Crepello/Busted, Welsh Flame – as in Elliodor (Model Man), Second Empire, Flower Alley, Count duBois, Twice Over, Imperial Stride, Silvano;
  • sources of Aloe/Feola – as in Mixed Marriage (Gone West, Zafonic, Count duBois, Western Winter, What A Winter, Sharpen Up, Selkirk), Round Table/ Monarchy (Lecture), Right Approach/Nayef, etc etc;
  • sources of Aurora – as in Acropolis, Alycidon, Borealis (eg Toreador, Horse Chestnut, Right Approach, Kahal, Count duBois, etc);
  • sources of Owen Tudor, Tudor Minstrel (notably Be My Guest), Tudor Melody, Abernant, Court Martial (eg Golden Thatch, Royal Chalice, Harry Hotspur, Foveros, National Emblem, etc);
  • sources of Herbager (Rainbow Quest, Silvano, Great Britain/ Cape Cross) and female line (incl Zabeel and son Greys Inn);
  • sources of Ahonoora & kin (Great Britain/Cape Cross, What, Fairy King) and kin relatives Mill Reef, Halo, Sir Ivor; Bold Ruler/Northern Dancer; Swaps/ Flower Bowl (Graustark, His Majesty); Blushing Groom;

(posted 2018)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2013 0 0 1,000,000 1 1.54
2019 176,429 14 0.7 148,125 8 1.03

Stamina

by highest winning distance of 3yo and up (the higher the count, the more reliable the %)

800/1399m 14/1600m 16/1999m 20/2399m 2400m+ count
25% 50% 0% 0% 25% 4

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Fish River 14f 3 (1) 2 (0) R 319,975 100
Meraki 14c 6 (0) 8 (0) R 432,387 96
Clifton Sunset 13f 2 (0) 7 (0) R 233,125 95
Dorset Noble 13c 2 (1) 3 (0) R 310,950 90

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 18% 27% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 22,983
Canford Cliffs 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 100% 100% 2

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 17% 26% 20% 7% 3% 30% 10% 22,507
Canford Cliffs 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 2

Black Type Offspring

with best career rating by distance category:
1000-1399m/14-1600m/1601-1999m/20-2399m/2400m+

  • Dorset Noble 2013 colt -/90/86/-/88
  • Tingirana (Generous x Shy Rambler)
  • Won E-Cape Derby (L) 2400m
  • Fish River 2014 filly 96/100/-/-/-
  • Zabeea (Exceed And Excel x Zabeel)
  • Won Gr3 Three Troikas S. 1400m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 3.01
  • Stamina 1950m
  • Stakes Wins 50%
  • Black Type 50%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2013 1 1 1 100% 1 100% 1 100% 2 5.18 90 2500m
2014 1 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 0% 6 0.83 96 1400m

Fillies

  • SSI 2.37
  • Stamina 1300m
  • Stakes Wins 50%
  • Black Type 50%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2013 1 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 0% 2 1.26 95 1200m
2014 1 1 1 100% 1 100% 1 100% 3 3.48 100 1400m

Sires Book page (pdf)

Jackson (SAF)

Dynasty - Moonlit Prairie (Cozzene)

Potala Palace (SAF)

Singspiel - Alignment (Alzao)

Rafeef (AUS)

Redoute's Choice - National Colour (National Assembly)

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