Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing

Lot 42 - Narvaez

Regally bred, this colt is out the Champion 2YO Filly, Headway.




Bay colt       Foaled 4th November 2017 

VANCOUVER Medaglia d'Oro (USA)El PradoSadler's Wells
Cappucino BayBailjumper
SkatesDanehill (USA)Danzig
SkatingAt Talaq (USA)
Charge ForwardRed Ransom (USA)Roberto
Sydney's DreamBletchingly
ChatelaineFlying SpurDanehill (USA)
Midnight RenegadeBrigand (USA)

VANCOUVER (AUS) (Bay 2012-Stud Aust. 2016, U.S.A. 2017). Champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2014-15. 4 wins at 2, A$2,368,250, ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Todman S., Gr.2, Canonbury S., Gr.3, Breeders' P., L, 4th ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3. Half-brother to SW Juste Momente (SAJC Robert Sangster S., Gr.1), SW Captain Coltish (VRC Chubb S., L) and the dam of SP Newlands. Out of SP Skates. Grandson of SW Skating. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

HEADWAY, by Charge Forward. Champion 2YO Filly in Australia in 2008-09. 4 wins-3 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$1,171,138, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, AJC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3, MRC Chairman's S., L, Glenfern 2YO P., 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, Quezette S., L, 4th MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.3. Half-sister to  Cheyenne Sue (dam of LET ME SLEEP ON IT). This is her sixth live foal. Her fifth foal is a 2YO. Dam of 4 foals to race-

 Progression (f by All Too Hard) 2 wins at 900m, 1000m to 2018-19, 3d BRC Kelso Wood Memorial H.

 Cry of Achilles (g by Snitzel) Placed at 3 in 2018-19 in Aust.

 Detonation (f by Fastnet Rock) Placed at 3 in Aust.

 Helford River (f by Fastnet Rock) Placed at 2 & 3, 2d ATC All Too Hard at Vinery 2YO H.


2nd dam

Chatelaine, by Flying Spur. 3 wins to 1250m, A$170,850, STC Gaypak Mandarins H., VRC Little River H., STC 2KY Big Sports Breakfast P., 2d AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.2, STC Research S., Gr.3, AJC Widden S., L, Ruling Ways 2YO H., Tellers P., 3d SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.3, STC Sheraco S., L, AJC Qantas Nathan Grey 2YO H., Wenona Girl H., STC Makinson & d'Apice Series H., AJC Thrifty Car Rental H., MRC Nizam's Ring H. Half-sister to Late Night Fun. Dam of 7 named foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

HEADWAY (f Charge Forward) 4 wins. See above.

 Beckon. 4 wins to 1200m, A$146,718, ATC Jim Beam Summer Season H., St Johns Park Bowling Club H., MRC (Mornington) Berry Fitness H., 2d ATC TAB Rewards H., MVRC Simpson Construction H., 3d ATC Big Sports Breakfast H., SAJC Veolia H.

 Empress Matilda. Winner at 1100m in 2017-18, ATC Pegasus Supply Solutions H., 2d ATC McGrath Estate Agents ACT H.

 Whitula. Placed at 3 in Aust.

 Cheyenne Sue. Placed at 3, 3d BRC Adrenaline Thoroughbred Syndications P. Dam of-

LET ME SLEEP ON IT (f Manhattan Rain) Winner at 2, A$123,330, in 2017-18, MRC Redoute's Choice S., L, 2d MRC Ladbrokes 2YO H., 3d ATC Press Statement at Vinery H., 4th ATC Inglis Nursery, RL.

 Convene. Placed at 2, 2d MRC Karen Clements 2YO H. Dam of-

 Elraazy. 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m to 2018-19 in Aust.


3rd dam

MIDNIGHT RENEGADE, by Brigand (USA). Winner at 1100m in Aust. Dam of 13 named foals, 12 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

Chatelaine (f Flying Spur) 3 wins. See above.

Late Night Fun (f Handy Proverb) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1300m, STC North Illawarra Probus Club H., 2d AJC Old Boys Port H., Analie H., STC Lakemba H., 3d AJC Reginald Allen H., L, Newcastle JC Spring S., L, AJC 2KY Racing Radio H., Walter Swinburn H., 4th AJC Surround S., Gr.2, Adrian Knox S., Gr.3. Dam of 3 winners-

 Celtic Courage. 2 wins at 1800m, 2000m in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

 Don't be Shy. 8 wins from 2000m to 3500m, A$218,110, to 2017-18, MRC Australian S/Chase.

 Just Flirting. 4 wins from 1000m to 1600m, AJC Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival H., Picton Bowling Club H., 2d AJC Tim Sweeney H., STC Denistone H., 3d AJC Camden H. Producer.

 The Proverb. 2 wins at 1600m, 1900m, STC Willoughby Ladies Probus H., 2d AJC RAAF H., STC Yarramundi H., 3d AJC Darlington H., STC Dr Grace H., CLM Excavations H., NSW Masonic Touring Group H.

 Night Frolic. Winner at 1400m, AJC Bell Securities Mick Young H., 2d AJC St Aubins 2YO H., STC Tooheys New 2YO H., 3d AJC Nohra Smallgoods Distributors H., Red Jester H., STC Members 2YO H. Producer.

 Moonlighter. 7 wins to 1200m, 2d AJC Australian Home Mortgage Corporation H.

 Midnight Secret. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

 Bossdon City. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1100m, A$119,490, STC 2YO H.


4th dam

MIDNIGHT SLIPPER, by Showdown (GB). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, AJC Chantal H., Kista H. Half-sister to  Starry Rocket (dam of KALA ROCK). Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, all winners, inc:-

 Quechua. 6 wins to 1400m, MVRC Les Batten H., 2d VATC Tolerance H., Nuffield H.

Data Provided by Arion Pedigrees

This colt is by Vancouver, our very own unbeaten Golden Slipper winning Champion two-year-old. The highest rated two-year-old of his generation Vancouver kicked off his career taking out the Breeders' Plate in fine fashion. He then went on to win the Group Three Canonbury Stakes and the Group Two Todman Stakes on his flawless path to the Golden Slipper. He culminated his career as a two-year-old with an impressive victory in the Golden Slipper, the world's richest two-year-old race and the race that continues to shape the Australian breeding and racing industry like no other. Vancouver's first yearlings have already arrived at Tulloch Lodge and they are really impressing us. They are very forward sharp types and we could not be more pleased with them.

Regally bred, this colt is out the Champion 2YO Filly Headway. Headway won three consecutive starts as a two-year-old, including a Group 3 and Listed race. She then went on to run a gallant second in the Golden Slipper beating the likes of Manhattan Rain and Real Saga. Headway came back an even better three-year-old adding the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes to her stellar resume bringing her earnings past the million dollar mark. This is a family Gai and Adrian have experience great success with having trained the daughter of Headway's half-sister,Let Me Sleep On It. Let Me Sleep On It was a Listed winner as a two-year-old and the filly is right on track to make her return this preparation.

Sale Info:
Lot 42 at Inglis Easter Sale 2019
Purchase Price:
$300,000  (Price is exclusive of GST and does not include current costs)

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