Account of WAIKATO STUD LTD, Matamata.



Foaled 5th October 2017

Bay Colt



Branded: wsnr sh; 51 over 7 off sh


Night of Thunder (IRE)



Dubai Millennium

Seeking the Gold



Forest Storm


Sadler's Wells

Quiet Storm

Desert Prince


Portrait of a Lady (USA)


A.P. Indy

Seattle Slew

Bold Reasoning

Weekend Surprise




Northern Dancer



NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) (Chestnut 2011-Stud Ire. 2016, Aust. 2016). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 6f, 1m, €51,435, £829,500, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1, Doncaster S., L, 2d Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, 3d Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1. Out of SP Forest Storm. Related to SW Forest Flower, etc. His oldest SH-bred progeny are yearlings.

1st dam

PORTRAIT OF A LADY, by A.P. Indy. Winner at 1m in U.S.A. Half-sister to LAYMAN . This is her eighth foal. Her seventh foal is a 2YO. Dam of six foals to race, three winners, inc:-

CAMEO (f. by Shamardal). 4 wins at 1350m, 1600m, A$335,720, Illawarra TC Keith F Nolan Classic, Gr.3 , Scone Cup, L , 2d MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3 , 3d BRC Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3 , Newcastle JC Tibbie S., Gr.3 , 4th VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2 .

Pentimento (f. by Elusive Quality). 4 wins 1527m to 2107m, 3d MVRC Essendon Hyundai I30 H.

Demure (f. by Commands). Winner at 1300m in Aust.

Osmond (g. by Sepoy). Placed at 3 in 2017-18 in Aust.

2nd dam

LAIYL, by Nureyev. Winner at 1¼m in GB. Three-quarter-sister to Pastorale (dam of IFFRAAJ , FARRAAJ , KAREYMAH ), half-sister to ALLUREMENT , Appreciation (dam of FUJISAN ). Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

LAYMAN (Sunday Silence). 3 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 1600m, £36,300, €142,655, Deauville Prix de Cabourg, Gr.3 , Salisbury Sovereign S., Gr.3 , (1600m course record), Deauville Prix de Marolles, 2d Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1 , 3d Longchamp Grand Criterium, Gr.1 . Sire.

3rd dam

ALYDARESS , by Alydar. Champion 3YO filly in Ireland in 1989. 3 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, £267,042, Irish Oaks, Gr.1 , Royal Ascot Ribblesdale S., Gr.2 , 2d Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1 , Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1 . Half-sister to DESIRABLE (dam of SHADAYID , DUMAANI , FATH ), PARK APPEAL (dam of CAPE CROSS , VINCENNES , GREAT BRITAIN , PHOENIX PARK ), NASHAMAA , Braneakins (dam of PEKING OPERA ), Salidar (dam of BIN AJWAAD ), Balistroika (dam of RUSSIAN RHYTHM , PERFECTPERFORMANCE ), Flames of Paris (dam of HOT SNITZEL ). Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

ALLUREMENT (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins at 2000m, 2100m, Saint-Cloud Prix Cléopâtre, Gr.3 , Maisons-Laffitte Prix Cerisoles. Producer.

Appreciation. Unplaced. Dam of 6 winners-

FUJISAN (Fuji Kiseki). 6 wins-1 at 2-1150m to 1350m in Sweden, Jagersro Zawawi Cup, L .

4th dam

BALIDARESS, by Balidar. 3 wins 7f to 1¼m, Leopardstown Kilternan Apprentices H., Glencullen H. Dam of 14 foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

PARK APPEAL (Ahonoora). 5 wins-4 at 2-at 6f, 8½f, Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1 , Newmarket Cheveley Park S., Gr.1 . Dam of 9 winners-

CAPE CROSS (Green Desert). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1 , (1600m course record), Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.2 . Sire.