2020 Tasmanian Yearling Sale

Lot: 82

Type: Yearling
Vendor: Alva Stud Pty Ltd, Hagley, Tas
Sire: Alpine Eagle (AUS)
Dam: Smooth Return (AUS)
Colour: Bay
Sex: Colt
DOB: 15 September 2018
Buyer: John Keys, TAS $16,000

Significant Pedigree Updates

Half-Brother to TOORAK AFFAIR (2013.f. by Toorak Toff-Smooth Return, by Redoute's Choice-Rich Silk).
1st TRC (Hobart) Hobart Cup Gr.3
1st TRC (Hobart) Little Bee Summer Cup
1st TTC (Launceston) Brighton Cup
1st TTC (Launceston) Book Your Xmas Function H.
1st Devonport RC Sheffield Cup

Account of ALVA STUD PTY LTD, Hagley, Tas.

Lot 82 (100% GST)                BAY COLT                     Stable R 37

Foaled 15th September 2018                           Branded :  nr sh; 2 over 8 off sh





High Chaparral

Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer





Sir Tristram

Warning Express





Redoute's Choice



Shantha's Choice

Canny Lad

Rich Silk



Silk Lilly

Never Bend


ALPINE EAGLE (AUS) (Brown 2011-Stud 2017). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1800m, A$305,800, MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, SAJC Drink Driving Grow Up H., Tattsbet Adelaide Cup Day H., 2d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, SAJC Penny Edition S., L. Half-brother to SW Every Faith (SAJC Laelia S., L) and SP Royal Fashion (2d ARC Mr Tiz Trophy, Gr.3). Grandson of a half- sister to SW Putuna and SW Ivory Bride. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

SMOOTH RETURN, by Redoute's Choice. Winner at 1300m. This is her fifth foal. Her fourth foal is a 2YO. Dam of two foals to race, inc:-

Toorak Affair (f. by Toorak Toff). 7 wins-1 at 2-1150m to 1600m, $110,200, to 2019-20, 2d TTC Book Your Xmas Function H., 4th TRC Strutt S., L, TTC Conquering S., L.

2nd dam

RICH SILK, by Rizzi. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Half-sister to SILKY SWEEP, Silken Moment (dam of BEAU GENTLEMAN, MAKE CONTACT), Cut Class Leanne (dam of CHAPEL ROYAL), Lilly's Pleasure (dam of LILLYCUT), Crusading Lil (dam of MOTSPUR), Silky Pleasure (dam of GENIAL). Dam of 9 foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-

Silk Dior. Winner at 2 at 1000m, MVRC Variety Vic Bash 2YO Fillies P.

3rd dam

SILK LILLY, by Never Bend. Unraced. Half-sister to FANFRELUCHE (dam of L'ENJOLEUR, D'ACCORD, GRAND LUXE, LA VOYAGEUSE, MEDAILLE D'OR), BARACHOIS, COCO LA TERREUR, Somfas (dam of RUSSIAN BOND, SNAADEE, CRISTOFORI, CROSSOVER), American Legacy (dam of SOMETHING SOCIAL). Dam of 15 foals, 13 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

SILKY SWEEP (End Sweep). 7 wins-2 at 2-5f to 7f, $325,309, Meadowlands Skip Trial S., L, 2d Woodbine Highlander H., Gr.3. Sire.

Silken Moment (Timeless Moment). Winner at 2 at 5f, 2d Woodbine My Dear S., L. Dam of 4 winners-

MAKE CONTACT (Time to Explode). 9 wins-1 at 2-6f to 9f, Emerald Downs Belle Roberts H., L, 2d Hastings British Columbia Oaks, Gr.3.

BEAU GENTLEMAN (Beau Genius). 5 wins 5½f to 8½f, $116,136, Fort Erie Benburb S., L, 2d Fort Erie Puss n Boots S., L.

Cut Class Leanne. 9 wins-1 at 2-5½f to 8½f in U.S.A. Dam of 6 winners-

CHAPEL ROYAL (Montbrook). 3 wins in succession at 2 at 5f, 6f, Saratoga Sanford S., Gr.2, 2d Belmont Champagne S., Gr.1. Sire.

Lilly's Pleasure. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f in U.S.A. Dam of 6 winners-

LILLYCUT (Cutlass). 16 wins-2 at 2-4½f to 6f, $167,412, Suffolk Downs Topsider S., L, 2d Calder Criterium S., L, Dr Fager S., L.

Silk Ending. Winner at 2 at 5f in U.S.A. Grandam of-

GYPSY DIAMOND (Not a Single Doubt). 4 wins-1 at 2-1200m to 2000m, MVRC Fillies Classic, Gr.2, 2d ATC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1. Producer.

Crusading Lil. Winner at 7f in U.S.A. Dam of 5 winners-

MOTSPUR (Flying Spur). 12 wins-1 at 2 and 3 in succession-900m to 1400m, $645,910, BRC Falvelon H., L, Scone Quality H., L.

Silky Pleasure. Raced 3 times. Dam of 5 winners-

GENIAL (Gate Dancer). 5 wins-1 at 2-1100m to 1600m, Kenilworth Basil Starke S., Gr.3, 2d Greyville Summerveld S., Gr.3.



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