Wootton Bassett conformation shot

Wootton Bassett Stakes Quinella

The Listed Prix Luthier (1500m) on the all weather track at Deauville over the weekend produced a stakes quinella for Wootton Bassett with Amilcar (5h Wootton Bassett x Drosia, by King's Best) scoring a three-quarter length over Midlife Crisis (3c Wootton Bassett x The Hunt it On, by Manhattan Rain), who out of an Australian mare from a very well known family.

Already a stakes-winner Amilcar, has won five races and placed four times from 10 starts proving a model of consistency, while the runner-up Midlife Crisis is a progressive three year-old with an interesting pedigree.

Amilcar is the 14th stakes-winner this year for Wootton Bassett and is the best of five winners from stakes-winning King’s Best mare Drosia.

The runner-up Midlife Crisis is one of two winners from Australian bred Manhattan Rain mare The Hunt is On, a winning fill sister to Group III winner Runaway and half-sister to Group I winners Abbey Marie and Absolutely as well as to the dam of Group winners Mount Pleasant and Quantum Mechanic.

The family also features dual Group I winner Nettoyer who sold as a broodmare prospect this year at Magic Millions for $900,000.

Wootton Bassett has covered an outstanding book of mares in Australia this spring at a fee of $71,500.