War Critic

Account of VALACHI DOWNS, Matamata.



Foaled 15th November 2016

Bay Colt



Branded: arcinvnr sh; 26 over 6 off sh


Declaration of War (USA)


War Front


Northern Dancer

Starry Dreamer


Tempo West


Blushing Groom


Gone West


Theatre Buff (USA)




Northern Dancer

Tree of Knowledge


If Angels Sang

Seattle Slew

Bold Reasoning

Chapel of Dreams

Northern Dancer

DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) (Bay 2009-Stud Ire. 2014, Aust. 2014). 7 wins-2 at 2, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW War Correspondent. His oldest SH-bred progeny are 2YOs. His NH-bred progeny inc SW Actress (Curragh Anglesey S., Gr.3), Eirene, SP Olmedo, Baroness, Irish Territory and of Orange Suit, Declarationoflove, Gavling, Occupy and of the placegetters Chiacchera, Full Moon, Match Maker, etc.

1st dam

THEATRE BUFF, by Theatrical. Winner at 2400m in France. Sister to Just Pray (dam of OLYMPIC FLUKE), three-quarter-sister to Childish (dam of CHOCOLOCA), half-sister to TALE OF A CHAMPION, ILUSORA, MR. ROARY. This is her fifth live foal. Her fourth foal is a 2YO. Dam of two foals to race, both winners-

ODEON(g. by Zacinto). 6 wins from 1400m to 2000m, A$385,035, to 2017-18, VRC James Boag’s Premium S.,L, Mornington Guineas, MRC Sky High Mt Dandenong H., Thebigscreencompany.com H., 2d SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas, L, 3d South Australian Derby, Gr.1, 4th VRC UCI S., L.

O'Carol (f. by Rip Van Winkle). 3 wins at 1600m to 2017-18, Counties RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., 2d Matamata RC Comag Ltd H.

2nd dam

IF ANGELS SANG, by Seattle Slew. 4 wins at 8½f, 9½f, Saratoga Allowance, Gulfstream Park Allowance. Half-sister to Seeking the Dream, Bridal Tea (dam of POSTPONED, BRIDESMAID), Wiener Wald (dam of CROWDED HOUSE, ON REFLECTION), Child Bride (dam of JUNIPER PASS). Dam of 12 named foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

TALE OF A CHAMPION(Tale of the Cat). 6 wins from 5f to 1¼m, US$271,193, Hollywood Park Charles Whittingham Memorial H., Gr.2,Calder Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint S., L, 3d Santa Anita Joe Hernandez H., L.

ILUSORA(Tale of the Cat). 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Argentina, Palermo Clasico Ricardo P Sauze, Gr.3, Clasico Ines Victorica Roca, Gr.3.

MR. ROARY(Scat Daddy). 4 wins from 6½f to 1¼m, US$243,310, to 2017, Santa Anita Eddie D S., Gr.3, Rainbow S., L, 3d Del Mar Eddie Read S., Gr.2.

Just Pray. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Dam of-

OLYMPIC FLUKE(Manduro). 7 wins from 1600m to 2400m to 2017-18 in Brazil, Cidade Jardim G.P. Enio Buffolo, Gr.3, 3d Cidade Jardim G.P.Copa Dos Campeoes, Gr.2, G.P. 14 de Marco, Gr.3, G.P. Enio Buffolo, Gr.3.

3rd dam

CHAPEL OF DREAMS, by Northern Dancer. 7 wins from 1m to 9f, US$643,912, Del Mar Palomar H., Gr.2, Hollywood Park Wilshire H., Gr.2, Golden Gate Golden Poppy H., Gr.3, 2d Del Mar Ramona H., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Gamely H., Gr.1, 3d Hollywood Park Beverly Hills H., Gr.1. Three-quarter-sister to STORM CAT, Lyphard's Dancer (dam of C'MON LETS DANCE). Dam of 10 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Seeking the Dream(Seeking the Gold). 6 wins from 6f to 8½f, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 3d Ellis Park Kentuckiana S., L.

Wiener Wald. Unplaced. Dam of-

CROWDED HOUSE(Rainbow Quest). 2 wins at 2, £346,855, US$276,176, 294,400Dhs, Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1, 2d Del Mar Pacific Classic S., Gr.1, Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr.3.