Two of Old Vic's other National quintet, In Compliance and Smoking Aces, feature another strong Aintree influence close up in their pedigrees, as they are out of mares by Montelimar, sire
of National winners Hedgehunter and Monty's Pass.
Minor winner Nawaiet is a half-sister to 1985 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Fitnah, later the third dam of Grade 3 winner and useful Kentucky sire
The pattern was very similar in Ireland: ten per cent of active mares (1,934) were sent to new sires
in 2008 but only six per cent (1,162) in 2009 and five per cent (769) in 2010.
The accompanying table shows living British-based sires
who have amassed more than pounds 100,000 in earnings this season.
Mount Nelson, sophomore sires
Cockney Rebel and Notnowcato, and proven sire
Sakhee complete the line-up.
SADLER'S WELLS' influence is felt strongly in last year's top ten juveniles according to the European Two-Year-Old rankings, with one son, Montjeu, providing jointchampion Camelot and the dam of 117-rated Parish Hall, and another, Galileo, featuring as the grandsire of Parish Hall and as sire
of 116-rated Maybe.
Scat Daddy's performance according to The Blood-Horse sees him go one better than his sire
Johannesburg on the equivalent list in 2006.
However, no sire
could touch Acclamation by number of stakes winners; his two-year-olds won pounds 853,076 between them and included eight stakes-winning juveniles, led by Harbour Watch.
It's all you need, especially when you ally those statistics to our range of British and Irish tables and our lists of sires
with worldwide Group 1 winners and European stakes-winners.
As would be expected at Ireland's main yearling sale, Coolmore's sires
have often dominated the catalogue, but less so this year.
Sam Bullard, director of stallions at Darley, under whose banner Green Desert stood for five seasons, said: "He has proven to be an outstanding sire
and we are fortunate enough to stand his very best son, Cape Cross, and leading freshman of 2008, Kheleyf.
Im honored to be the chief veterinarian, and I am looking forward to leading our team and serving Select Sires
in this capacity, said Lahmers.