Account of BERKLEY STUD, Christchurch.



Foaled 8th October 2019

Bay Filly



Branded: : nr sh; 21 over 9 off sh


War Decree (USA)


War Front


Northern Dancer

Starry Dreamer


Royal Decree

Street Cry


Ticker Tape

Royal Applause


High Esteem


High Chaparral

Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer



Black Bijou

Black Minnaloushe

Storm Cat

Vaguely Attentive

Noble Bijou

WAR DECREE (USA) (Bay 2014-Stud 2018). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 7f, 10¾f, £158,305, €90,218, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.2, Dundalk Diamond S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Superlative S., Gr.2, Chester Huxley S., Gr.2. Half-brother to SP Noble Quality (3d Gulfstream Park English Channel S., L). Grandson of SW Ticker Tape (Hollywood Park American Oaks, Gr.1). His oldest progeny are yearlings.

1st dam

HIGH ESTEEM, by High Chaparral. Placed. This is her second foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.

2nd dam

BLACK BIJOU, by Black Minnaloushe. Winner at 1600m. Half-sister to PRIZED GEM (dam of NOM DU JEU, JEU DE CARTES). Dam of 6 named foals, 5 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Bounty. Winner at 1100m in 2020-21, 3d ARC Dunstan Feeds H.

Masurao. 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m, S$206,783 in Singapore.

3rd dam

VAGUELY ATTENTIVE, by Noble Bijou. 9 wins 1600m to 2400m, A$87,870, AJC Bob Kay Bloodstock H., BATC Prince Gauntlet H., Blue's Finito H., 2d QTC Bellara H., Enoggera Barracks H., Bay Duke H., Fosters Special Bitter H., STC Christmas Cheer H., 3d BATC Kinox Cookware H., QTC Deagon H., Nudgee Old Boys H. Sister to Gold Aura - Golden Hue (Aust.), Treaura Bijou (dam of MILLY BIJOU), three-quarter-sister to AUDITORY. Dam of 12 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

PRIZED GEM (Prized). Champion Older Female in NZ in 2002-03 (Int.). 9 wins 1400m to 3200m, NZ$375,425, A$549,000, Hawkes Bay Kelt Capital S., Gr.1, QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.1, GCTC Prime Minister's Cup, Gr.2, ARC Kings Arms Tavern H., Avondale JC Foley H., ARC Parnell Cup, Jacobsen Headstones H., 2d BOP RC Timpack Industries H., 3d QTC PJ O'Shea S., Gr.2, Hawke's Bay Cup, Gr.2, Taranaki Cup, Gr.3. Dam of-

NOM DU JEU (Montjeu). 2009 NZ Champion Stayer. 4 wins-1 at 2-1200m to 2400m, NZ$318,660, A$1,709,810, Australian Derby, Gr.1, Waikato Guineas, Gr.3, 2d AJC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Stoney Bridge S., Gr.1, AJC Craven P., Gr.3, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, Counties RC Karaka Classic, L, 3d Hawkes Bay Kelt Capital S., Gr.1, 4th New Zealand Derby, Gr.1. Sire.

JEU DE CARTES (Stravinsky). 9 wins 1600m to 2200m, NZ$204,513, Counties Cup, Gr.2, CJC Spring Classic, L, Feilding Gold Cup, L, 2d Manawatu Breeders' S., L, Rotorua Challenge P., L, 3d BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2. Dam of 3 winners-

Merited (Fastnet Rock). 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m in 2019-20, MRC Ladbrokes Odds Boost H., Ladbrokes P., 3d VRC AR Creswick S., L.

Warp Speed. Winner at 1400m in 2020-21, GCTC Peroni Nastro Azzurro H.

High Tea. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

Higher - Hongchen (Sing.) (Fully Fledged). 10 wins 1100m to 1800m, S$251,314, to 2020, 2d Penang TC Dr Lim Ah Soo Memorial Trophy, L.

Vaguely Jet. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

Howbaddouneedit (Howbaddouwantit). 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m, CJC Avon City Ford H., 3d Otago RC New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance S., L.