Gato Montes

Account of MAPPERLEY STUD LTD, Matamata.



Foaled 9th October 2018

Bay Filly



Branded: minbarsnr sh; 9 over 8 off sh




Encosta de Lago

Fairy King

Northern Dancer

Shoal Creek

Star Way

Miss Opera

Paris Opera



Sir Godfrey


She's a Cougar


One Cool Cat

Storm Cat

Storm Bird


Mr. Prospector


Rory's Jester

Crown Jester

A Little Love

J. O. Tobin

PUCCINI (NZ) (Bay 2010-Stud 2017). Champion 3YO in NZ in 2013-14. 8 wins from 1600m to 2400m, NZ$920,175, A$242,000, New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1, Avondale Guineas, Gr.2, ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2, Waikato Guineas, Gr.2, WRC Thompson H., Gr.3, Marton JC Metric Mile, Gr.3, 2d WRC Captain Cook S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Sir Slick (ARC Zabeel Classic, Gr.1). His oldest progeny are yearlings.

1st dam

She's a Cougar , by One Cool Cat. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 3d Gore Guineas, L , 4th Otago RC New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance S., L , Southland Guineas, L . This is her fourth living foal. Her third foal is a 2YO. Dam of one foal to race-

She's a Ripper (f. by Rip Van Winkle). 2 wins at 1600m.

2nd dam

SMOOCH, by Rory's Jester. Placed at 2 & 3. Half-sister to A LITTLE KISS (dam of GAILY FUNKY ), Embassy Square , Something Wicked . Dam of 7 named foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

She's a Cougar (One Cool Cat). 3 wins. See above.

3rd dam

A LITTLE LOVE, by J. O. Tobin. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Half-sister to HAPPY BID , Winning , Enhanced (dam of NATIVE SONG ), Eajaab (dam of ANWAAR ). Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

A LITTLE KISS (Sackford). 8 wins-3 at 2-1200m to 2400m, A$768,350, AJC Flight S., Gr.1 , Queensland Oaks, Gr.1 , STC Storm Queen S., Gr.2 , Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3 , AJC Reginald Allen H., L , 2d VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2 , 3d STC Orlando Wines Classic, Gr.1 . Dam of 4 winners-

GAILY FUNKY (Theatrical). 2 wins at 2 at 1400m, Niigata Sansai S., L , 2d Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, L , 3d Nakayama Flower Cup, L . Producer.

Embassy Square (Grosvenor). 13 wins-1 at 2-1400m to 2100m, A$95,280, STC Baramul Stud H., QTC Lancaster Welter H., 2d AJC Dulcify H., L .

Something Wicked (Sackford). 8 wins-3 at 2-1100m to 1600m, A$123,875, 2d VRC Honda Legend S., L , MVRC Tesio S., L . Dam of 3 winners-

Pretty Wicked (Sir Tristram). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Avondale JC Giles Carpets H., 2d ARC Soliloquy S., L , Rotorua S., L . Dam of 5 winners-

Post Romance. Winner at 1200m. Dam of 4 winners-

RISING ROMANCE (Ekraar). Top Filly of 2013-14 Australasian 3YO Classification (Long & Extended). 5 wins 1400m to 2400m, NZ$311,200, A$1,970,000, Australian Oaks, Gr.1 , ARC Royal S., Gr.2 , 2d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1 , MRC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1 , VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1 , Makybe Diva S., Gr.1 .

Cladagh. Placed at 3. Grandam of-

ABLE ONE (Cape Cross). Champion Miler in Hong Kong. 11 wins-3 in succession-to 1600m, A$14,300, HK$37,755,000, HKJC Champions Mile, Gr.1 -twice, Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1 , Jockey Club Mile, Gr.2 .

Out of Africa. Unraced. Grandam of-

Picholine (Dehere). 3 wins 1100m to 1300m, A$156,720, 2d AJC Flight S., Gr.1 , 3d Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3 . Dam of 6 winners-

REBEL RAIDER (Reset). Top of 2008-09 Australasian 3YO Classification (long). 6 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 2500m, A$1,408,340, Victoria Derby, Gr.1 , South Australian Derby, Gr.1 . Sire.