Their dam, the 1993 Prestige Stakes winner Glatisant
, is a daughter of Nassau Stakes heroine Dancing Rocks, who is also the granddam of this season's Criterion Stakes runner-up Edinburgh Knight as well as past Group winners Mahler and Superstar Leo.
He is out of Prestige Stakes winner Glatisant
, a Rainbow Quest daughter of the influential Hascombe and Valiant mare Dancing Rocks.
A 150,000gns Tattersalls yearling, he comes from Anthony Oppenheimer's Hascombe Stud and is out of the Rainbow Quest mare Glatisant
, a daughter of Dancing Rocks and dam of Footstepsinthesand and granddam of Power and Thakafaat.
Footstepsinthesand 2002 b Giant's Causeway- Glatisant
, by Rainbow Quest Stands at Coolmore Stud
Dancing Rocks had notable success as a broodmare, producing Listed winners Rockerlong and Gai Bulga, and Glatisant
, the dam of 2,000 Guineas winner Footstepsinthesand, and Council Rock, dam of the crack sprinter Superstar Leo.
Mahler is the third foal out of the winning Rainbow Quest mare Rainbow Goddess, a sister to Glatisant
, who is the dam of 2,000 Guineas winner and Coolmore sire Footsteps in the sand.
Italian Girl landed a gamble with a bit in hand in an Ascot maiden that produced former winners Glatisant
, Bint Shadayid and Circle Of Gold in the 1990s.
Council Rock, who is from the Oppenheimer family of Glatisant
and Rockerlong, has also bred this season's triple winner Starship and the smart handicapper Royal Artist.
Footstepsinthesand's dam Glatisant
is a daughter of Dancing Rocks, who also produced Listed winners Rockerlong and Gai Bulga, both members of the Hascombe broodmare band.
, the dam of Footstepsinthesand, looked a smart filly as a juvenile for Geoff Wragg.
And his dam Glatisant
also found her natural ability too much to keep in check.
Footstepsinthesand b c Giant's Causeway - Glatisant
We didn't rush him last year - he only ran twice and he won easily each time.