2021 Gold Coast National Yearling Sale

Lot: 1918

Type: Yearling
Vendor: Valiant Stud, Aberdeen, NSW (As Agent)
Sire: Cable Bay (IRE)
Dam: Silky Skills (AUS)
Colour: Bay
Sex: Colt
DOB: 30 October 2019
Buyer: Passed In $65,000 - Reserve $68,000
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Significant Pedigree Updates

Brother to Silk Tie (2018.f. by Cable Bay-Silky Skills, by Charge Forward-Silklike).
1st Canberra RC Ginninderra Cricket Club 2YO H.

Account of VALIANT STUD (As Agent), Aberdeen, NSW.

Lot 1918 (No GST)           BAY COLT                      Stable I 9

Foaled 30th October 2019                       Branded : nr sh; 10 over 9 off sh





Invincible Spirit

Green Desert




Rose de France



Cherokee Rose

Dancing Brave




Charge Forward

Red Ransom


Sydney's Dream



Thunder Gulch


Silken Step



CABLE BAY (IRE) (Bay 2011-Stud in GB 2016, Aust. 2017). 3 wins-1 at 2-at Stable H 136f, 7f, Newmarket Challenge S., Gr.2. Leading First Season Sire in GB/Ire in 2019. Sire of 146 rnrs, 67 wnrs. His oldest SH-bred progeny are 2YOs and inc Flying Missile, Habib and of the placegetters Charity Spirit, Fore, I Like Big Putts, Silk Tie, Tiz My Bay, etc. His NH-bred progeny inc SW Liberty Beach (Goodwood Molecomb S., Gr.3), Collinsbay, Jouska, etc.


1st dam

SILKY SKILLS, by Charge Forward. 2 wins at 1008m. This is her fifth foal. Dam of two foals to race, inc:-

Silk Tie (f. by Cable Bay). Placed at 2 in 2020-21.

2nd dam

SILKLIKE, by Thunder Gulch. Unraced. Half-sister to ACTRESS, High Heels (dam of DESERT WAR, LASER HAWK), Big Step (dam of GOBI RANGER). Dam of 4 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

Estagal. 4 wins 1000m to 1170m. Producer.

3rd dam

SILKEN STEP, by Tolomeo. Unraced. Half-sister to BROTO, Pay Back Time, Endless Wonder (dam of WONDERER), Spectacular Play (dam of JANFRANCO). Dam of 12 named foals, 6 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

ACTRESS (Snippets). 3 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 1400m, AJC Keith Mackay H., L, Reginald Allen H., L, 4th AJC Flight S., Gr.1. Dam of 6 winners-

Above Perfection (Encosta de Lago). Winner at 1400m, AJC Collimore Park H., 2d AJC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3. Dam of 6 winners-

TACTICAL ADVANTAGE (Bel Esprit). 11 wins-4 in succession-to 1200m, $1,045,500, to 2019-20, VRC MSS Security Sprint H., L, Gosford RC Takeover Target H., L, Hawkesbury RC Gold Rush, L.

High Heels. 2 wins at 1400m, 1550m, AJC Optus World H. Dam of 8 winners-

DESERT WAR (Desert King). Champion Australian Middle-Distance Horse in 2006-07. 12 wins-3 in succession-1400m to 2000m, $3,046,610, AJC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, AJC Epsom H., Gr.1-twice, Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, STC Ranvet S., Gr.1.

LASER HAWK (Artie Schiller). 5 wins-3 in succession-1400m to 2000m, $711,750, ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, 2d Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, 3d Australian Derby, Gr.1, ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1.

Dearness. 3 wins-1 at 2-1100m to 1300m, $102,630, AJC Kogarah 2YO H., STC Airmaster H., 4th Wyong RC Mona Lisa S., L. Dam of 6 winners-

ROMANTIC TOUCH (Northern Meteor). 8 wins-3 in succession at 2-1400m to 1800m, $3,314,402 in Aust., HK and Macau, BRC JJ Atkins S., Gr.1, Macau Hong Kong Trophy, L-twice, 2d HKJC BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile, Gr.2, Premier P., Gr.3.

BURNING PASSION (Northern Meteor). 7 wins 1200m to 1400m, $598,030, ATC Hall Mark S., Gr.3, Qld Tatt's RC WJ Healy S., Gr.3, 3d ATC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, Show County H., Gr.3.

Big Step. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

GOBI RANGER (Tale of the Cat). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, $194,598, ARC Eclipse S., Gr.3, 2d ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2, 3d New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1.



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