“Subtle Power is a very polite horse with a super temperament.”

“Shirley Heights is magic when crossed with Sadler’s Wells”

Demi O’Byrne – Irish Field.




By Sadler’s Wells out of Mosaique Bleue (Shirley Heights) A high class mid-distance horse, later top class winner over 11f in the USA.

True National Hunt sire.

Sire of listed winner - Lie Forrit (lre) won 2009 Jardine Lloyd Thompson handicapped hurdle, Cheltenham. Also winner of the 2009 Pertemps Handicap Hurdles qualifier, Newbury.


Best performances:

WON Gulfstream Park Breeders’ Cup Handicap, Gr.I (11f)WON King Edward VII Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.II (12f)2nd Pan American Handicap, Gulfstream Park, Gr.II (12f)2nd Fairway Stakes, Newmarket, L. (10f)

1st Dam:

MOSAIQUE BLEUE (GB): unraced; dam of 7 winners inc.SUBTLE POWER (IRE) (c. by Sadler’s Wells (USA): subject stallion. Arhaaff (IRE)(f. by Danehill (USA): winner at 3 and £18,985 and placed 5 times inc. 2nd Lupe S.,Goodwood, L.; broodmare. Almazhar (IRE) (g. by Last Tycoon): 6 wins at 4 and 5 and £33,385 and placed 12 timaes. Make Haste (IRE) (g. by Sadler’s Wells (USA):2 wins at 3 and placed once; also placed 3 times over hurdles at 4 and 5, 2009. Liberation (IRE) (c. by Refuse To Bend (IRE): 2 wins at 2, 2008, placed twice; alsoplaced once at 3, 2009 in U.A.E.

2nd Dam

MARTINGALE: 2 wins at 3; dam of 4 winners inc.:MERSEY (f. by Crystal Palace (FR): 5 wins at 3 and 4 in France inc. PrixRoyal Oak, Longchamp, Gr.I, Prix de Royallieu, Longchamp, Gr.III, PrixFoy, Longchamp, Gr.III, Prix Joubert, Evry, L., 2nd Prix Ganay, Longchamp,Gr.I; dam of 5 winners inc.: MARTIEN (USA): 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Franceinc. Prix Nimbus, Saint-Cloud, L.; also placed 4 times over jumps in Franceinc. 2nd Prix Triquerville H. Steeplechase, Auteuil, L. Mandragore (USA):placed once; dam of MARIE DE BAYEUX (FR), won Coupe des Trois Ans, Lyon Parilly, L., 2nd Prix de Flore, Gr.III and 3rd Yerba Buena Breeders’Cup H., Gr.III. MUNCIE (IRE) (f. by Sadler’s Wells (USA): 3 wins at 3 in France inc. Prix Saint-Alary, Longchamp, Gr.I; dam of 3 winners. Marton (FR) (c. by Bellypha): winner at 3 in France and placed 2nd Grand Prix de Bruxelles, Boitsfort, Gr.I. Madame du Barry (FR): placed in France;dam of 6 winners inc.: MORCOTE (IRE): 2 wins at 2 inc. Park S., Curragh,Gr.III. MIAMI SANDS (IRE): 3 wins at home and in U.S.A. inc. 1000 Guineas Trial, Leopards town, L., 2nd Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Keeneland, Gr.I; dam of CIMA PRINCE (IRE), won Premio Prime SiepiHurdle, Merano, L. Puzla (IRE): 6 wins in U.S.A., 3rd EBF Rochestown S.,Leopardstown, L.; dam of PERSIAN SILVER (USA), won West VirginiaSenate President’s Cup, L.; grandam of GO KITTY GO (USA), wonBorderland Derby, L. Mexican Song: unraced; grandam of LORD OF THEDANCE (AUS), won Jayco Cup Moonga S., Caulfield, Gr.III.

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