PURIM, the sire of Undrafted, the winner by a narrow margin over luckless Aussie Brazen Beau (by I Am Invincible) at Ascot on June 20 of the Golden Jubilee Stakes, the most prestigious sprint in Europe, like Americain (USA), a resident at Adam Sangster’s Swettenham in Victoria whose first crop are August 1 yearlings, is by the distinguished American sire Dynaformer.
Americain was the world champion stayer for 2010 and 2011 after performances in majors in Australia, France and Hong Kong. Australian efforts included a win and fourth in the Melbourne Cup, successes in the Sandown Classic and Moonee Valley Drake International Cup, a second in the BMW at Rosehill Gardens, a third in the Australian Cup and fourth in the Caulfield Cup.
Credited with over $5.7million, Americain is Dynaformer’s leading money earner and has very good prospects of being a good sire in both hemispheres. Used over books of 155 and 133 in his first two Swettenham seasons and available this year on $13,750, he spends the northern hemisphere seasons at Calumet Farm, Kentucky.
Along with Purim, he is among 23 Group1 winners by the iron constitution instilling Dynaformer, a deceased son of Roberto whose 22 crops, all got in America, included 855 winners (125 SWs) of 2833 races and $165million.
Deceased after four seasons, use that so far has resulted in 103 winners (72%) from142 runnners, Purim was represented by his second Group1 winner in under six weeks when his American trained 5-year-old gelded son Undrafted took out the Jubilee.
The other is Twilight Eclipse, a first crop 6-year-old gelding who won the Group1 Man O’ War Stakes at New York’s Belmont Park on May 9 and earlier set a new course record for a mile and a half of 2:22.63 in winning the Group 2 Pan American at Gulfstream Park.
Undrafted’s Jubilee victory was his first Group1 win in 20 outings, but he had earlier shown up as a good sprinter with four wins back home, one a Group 3, seconds twice in the Group 3 Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs, a third in the Group1 Santa Anita Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint and a 1 ¾ lengths fourth in the Group1 July Cup at Newmarket when he visited England last year.
In his second attempt at the Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs, an appearance on May1 this year, he was a three quarter length second to Australian export Power Alert, a gelded son of Alert (Arg), a Southern Halo sire located at Kooringal Stud, Wagga Wagga NSW.
Undrafted is from French Jeannette, a non stakes winner, but successful in America in six short distance races, by French Deputy, a Deputy Minister sire used at Arrowfield in 2003, 04 and 05, and subsequently sire of major winners in Japan.
The second dam, the Alysheba minor American winner Fancy Sheba, is a half-sister to Really Fancy (by In Reality), the Group 3 winning grandam of Fantasy Gal (USA), a mare who has produced six successive foals for astute Mackay, Qld breeder Paul Maguire.
Her best runner to date has been Saga of the Storm, a current Real Saga 2-year-old filly whose three runs have been a win and third at Doomben and a 3 ¾ lengths tenth in the $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast.