May 16, 2017
Bumbasina (3f Canford Cliffs-New Plays, by Oratorio) made it two wins from as many starts this season when capturing a…View Article
May 6, 2017
Charm Appeal (3f Canford Cliffs-Tara’s Force, by Acclamation) looked a Group-class filly when scoring on her seasonal comeback at Maisons-Laffitte…View Article
April 10, 2017
The Roger Charlton-trained Comrade Conrad (3c Canford Cliffs-View, by Galileo) looked another smart prospect for Canford Cliffs when winning on…View Article
Canford Cliffs’ consistently outstanding record established him as a leader of his generation at two, three and four. He scored by a facile seven lengths on his debut in May and then quickened away to take the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes by six. Canford Cliffs was much more than just a precocious talent though. At three he reeled off Gr.1 victories in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, St James’s Palace S. and Sussex S. He extended the sequence of Gr.1 victories to five as a four-year-old, taking the Lockinge S. prior to using his brilliant acceleration to defeat the exceptional Goldikova in the Queen Anne S.
From the Hail To Reason male line and with a dam by Marju, Canford Cliffs is bred along similar lines to Big Bad Bob, who did well from limited opportunities.
As a representative of the Hail To Reason male line, Canford Cliffs also possesses a pedigree which should make him a valuable outcross for many mares.
The GREEN DESERT branch of the DANZIG line has made a fast start with Canford Cliffs. His sire Tagula sired the smart sprinter Tax Free from a grand-daughter of Green Desert and now Canford Cliffs has sired the Gr.3 winners Al Jazi and Most Beautiful from CAPE CROSS mares. He has also sired the useful miler Aspen Mountain from only two runners out of daughters of OASIS DREAM.
Canford Cliffs has already sired the French Listed winner Aktoria from a daughter of ZAFONIC and his first two Group winners have grand-daughters of MR PROSPECTOR as their second dams, by SEEKING THE GOLD and GULCH.
He has already made his mark with GALILEO mares, siring the Gr.1 runner-up Salouen and the very useful Wall of Fire. His sire’s very smart son Limato is out of a mare by SINGSPIEL. His first runner out of a MONTJEU mare is a useful winner in France.
His Group winner Princess Asta is out of an UNFUWAIN mare and is therefore inbred 5×3 to NORTHERN DANCER as well as being 4×4 to STOP THE MUSIC.
KYLLACHY is the broodmare sire of Canford Cliffs’ Gr.2 winner Painted Cliffs. This suggests he could also suit daughters of PIVOTAL too.
The brothers EL GRAN SENOR and TRY MY BEST are an interesting option. Mares by Try My Best’s grandson ROYAL APPLAUSE are likely to reinforce Canford Cliffs’ juvenile ability, and the same applies to ACCLAMATION.
Harlequeen, third in the Oaks and Irish Oaks, has a dam by RAINBOW QUEST who also sired the grandam of Gr.1 2yo Salouen.
Canford Cliffs already has winners out of daughters of DALAKHANI, DAYLAMI and SHIRLEY HEIGHTS, with the last-named siring the second dam of the classic-placed Harlequeen.
More Than Ready, Red Ransom, Sunday Silence and Fuji Kiseki are among the other members of the Hail To Reason male line which have Gr.1 winners from DANEHILL mares. Canford Cliffs already has the useful Stargazer from a ROCK OF GIBRALTAR mare.
At 2 Years
At 3 Years
At 4 Years
ALL HIS STARTS