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Dark Angel - Layla Jamil

2013 - 1m63

Birchwood will bring the velocity, and necessary precocity to your mares.

A son of the excellent Dark Angel and a daughter of Champion Sprinter Exceed And Excel. A third dam by the outstanding 2-year-old sire Cadeaux Généreux from a speed-oriented lineage. 

With an impressive rating of 113 at the end of his 2-year-old season (compared to 114 for Dark Angel).

An excellent value for money at €3,500 stud fee.

Dark Angel, who stands at €85,000 in Ireland in 2018, generates strong market enthusiasm for his offspring and that of his sons.

Pedigree Birchwood

At 2

1st Gr.2 - Superlative Stakes (1,400m), Newmarket

1st - Maiden Stakes (1,000m)

1st - Olympic Glory Conditions Stakes (1,200m), Newbury

3rd Gr.1 - National Stakes (1,400m), Curragh

3rd Gr.1 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (1,600m), Keeneland

3rd L. - Rochestown Stakes (1,200m), Naas

At 3

1st L. - City Plate (1,400m), Chester

At 4

3rd - Betfred Mile Handicap Stakes (1,600m), Goodwood

Maternal line

1st dam

LAYLA JAMIL (IRE), 2 wins at 3 and £11,618, 4 places; Dam of 4 winners, 7 foals in racing age including:

       DESERT FROST (IRE) (2014 c., Dark Angel (IRE), 2 wins at 3 and 4, €25,745, 6 places.

       JAZIRAT (IRE) (2015 c., Dark Angel (IRE)), 1 win at 3, €23,465, 9 places.

       LEAFHOPPER (IRE) (2017 f., Dark Angel (IRE), 3 wins at 2 and 3, £15,850.

       Higher Wire (IRE) (2020 f., Dark Angel (IRE), unraced, dead at 2.

       Star Jameela (IRE) (2021 f., Dark Angel (IRE), unraced.

       N. (IRE) (2022 f., Dark Angel (IRE).

       N. (IRE) (2023 f., Supremacy (IRE).


2nd dam

GUANA BAY (GB), unraced; Full sister to My Cadeaux (GB); Dam of 3 winners, 8 foals in racing age including:

       Enrika's Gift (IRE) (f., Orpen (USA)), 2 wins at 2 in Italia and €41,225, 3 places, 3rd Premio Eupili-Trofeo Tattersalls, L.
and Premio Alberto Giubilo, L.; Dam of:

            HAPPY PATRICK (AUS) (c., Encosta de Lago (AUS)), 2 wins, Gaming Equipment Association Sprint Cup, L., 2nd Macau 
            Summer Trophy, L., De Bortoli Wines Gosford Guineas, L. and 3rd Macau Chairman's Challenge Cup, L..

       LAYLA JAMIL (IRE) (f., Exceed And Excel (AUS)), (see above).

       PELICAN KEY (IRE) (f., Mujadil (USA)), 1 win at 2 and £15,152, 1 place; Dam of winners.

       Valandraud (IRE) (f., College Chapel (GB)), unraced; Dam of:

            Final Answer (GB) (m., Kyllachy (GB)), 7 wins from 2 to 5 at Hong Kong and GB/Irl, €447,710, 2 places, 3rd The Sprint Cup, L..

       Guana (IRE) (f., Dark Angel (IRE)), unraced; Dam of:

            RUMBLE INTHEJUNGLE (IRE) (c., Bungle Inthejungle (GB)), 2 wins at 2 and £99,317, Molecomb Stakes, Gr.3, 3 places,
            3rd Middle Park Stakes, Gr.1; Stallion.

            Great Prospector (IRE) (c., Elzaam (AUS)), 9 wins from 2 to 7, 2022 in Spain and GB/Irl, €252,170, 10 places, 3rd Superlative
            Stakes, Gr.2 et Guisborough Stakes, L..


3ème mère

JUBILEE SONG, 1 win at 3; Full sister to Shark Song and Band On The Run; Dam of 6 winners, 12 foals of racing age including:

      PRINCE SABO, 4 wins at 2 and 3, Flying Childers Stakes, Gr.2, Palace House Stakes, Gr.3, 2nd King George Stakes, Gr.3 et
      3rd Prix Robert Papin, Gr.1; Stallion.

      MILLYANT (GB), 6 wins at 2, 4 and 5, Prix du Gros-Chêne, Gr.2, Prix du Petit Couvert, Gr.3 (twice), Molecomb Stakes, Gr.3, Prix
      Hampton, L., 2nd Rous Stakes, L. and 3rd Flying Five Stakes, Gr.3 (twice); Dam of:

          MIRZA (GB), 11 wins, Prix du Petit Couvert, Gr.3 (twice), Prix du Cercle, L. (twice), Midsummer Sprint Stakes, L., 16 places,
          2nd Coral Charge Sprint, Gr.3, Prix Hampton, L., Midsummer Sprint Stakes, L., Beverley Bullet Sprint, L. and 3rd Prix du Petit
          Couvert, Gr.3, Coral Charge Sprint, Gr.3, Chipchase Stakes, Gr.3 et Rous Stakes, L..

          Millybaa (USA), 1 win, 2nd Woodlands Stakes, L., Waterford Testimonial Stakes, L. and 3rd Kilvington Stakes, L..

          Fatal Attraction (GB), 3 places at 4; Dam of Take A Deep Breath (GB), 1 win at 2, 3 places, 2nd Silver Flash Stakes, Gr.3;
          2nd dam of HURRICANE IVOR (IRE), 6 wins from 2 to 6, 2, World Trophy Stakes, Gr.3, 4 places.

          Milly-M (GB), unraced; Dam of Mimisel (GB), 1 win at 2, 5 places, 3rd Eternal Stakes, L..

     BOLD JESSIE (GB), 1 win at 2, Tattersalls Breeders Stakes, L.; Dam of:

         ABOU ZOUZ (USA), 3 wins, Gimcrack Stakes, Gr.2; Stallion.

         JENTZEN (USA), 3 wins, Surrey Stakes, L., 3rd Prix du Palais-Royal, Gr.3.

    My Cadeaux (GB), 2 wins at 3 and 4, 2nd Kolner Sprint Preis, L.; Dam of:

         MILLY FLEUR (GB), 1 win at 3, 2 places; Dam of Bespoke Boy (GB), 1 win at 2, 2 places, 2nd Woodcote Stakes, L.; 1 place over
         jumps at 3

    SWELLEGANT (GB), 1 win at 2; Dam of:

         Super Swellegant (GB), 2 wins at 2 and 3, 5 places, 2nd Criterium del Mediterraneo, L..

         Racina (GB), 1 win at 2, 4 places, 3rd Prix d'Arenberg, Gr.3.

    Miss Swansong, 4 runs at 2 and 3; Dam of:

         Sous Le Nez (GB), 1 win at 2, 3rd Critérium du Béquet, L..

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