Opus Four

Account of BRIGHTHILL FARM, Hamilton (As Agent).



Chestnut mare

Chestnut Mare



(Branded: ppconjnr sh; 12 over 3 off sh)


Stravinsky (USA)



Northern Dancer




Fire the Groom

Blushing Groom

Red God

Prospector's Fire

Mr. Prospector


Big to Do (USA)


Black Tie Affair


Mr. Prospector

Hat Tab Girl

Al Hattab

Melody Tree

High Tribute

Prince John

Forest Song

Mr. Music

STRAVINSKY (USA) (1996). 3 wins-1 at 2, Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1. Sire of 1254 rnrs, 910 wnrs, 75 SW. His SH-bred progeny inc SW Serenade Rose (VRC Oaks, Gr.1), Keeninsky, etc. His NH-bred progeny inc SW Benbaun, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Tavago, Tepin, Lankan Rupee, Rip Van Winkle, Global Beauty, Russian Revolution, Sacred Elixir, Ugo Foscolo, Very Nice Moon, Signify, Julinsky Prince, Mosheen, etc.

1st dam

BIG TO DO, by Black Tie Affair. Unraced. Half-sister to CROESO , CARDELL , MAYTIDE (dam of SUPER MAY , IDE , BARBARA SUE ), Lady Oxmoor (dam of SNOW LADY ), Sodeo Sodeo (dam of YANKEE MON ), Talking in Silence (dam of DEVEREUX ). Dam of 11 named foals, 10 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

BIG HOLD UP (g. by Postponed). 5 wins-3 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, A$167,975, WATC Challenge S., L , Westspeed Nursery H.-3 times.

2nd dam

MELODY TREE, by High Tribute. Placed at 2 in U.S.A. Three-quarter-sister to Rare Bouquet (dam of SLEWPY , FRESH PEPPER , MY OLD FRIEND ), half-sister to Swiss Forest (dam of REPLANT ). Dam of 15 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

CROESO (Super Concorde). 9 wins-2 at 2, Gulfstream Park Florida Derby, Gr.1 .

CARDELL (Super Concorde). 6 wins-2 at 2, Del Mar Rancho Santa Fe S., L . Sire.

MAYTIDE (Naskra). 4 wins-1 at 2, Santa Anita Santa Ysabel S., L . Dam of-

SUPER MAY (Super Concorde). 11 wins-1 at 2-6½f to 1¼m, US$826,500, Hollywood Park Mervyn LeRoy H., Gr.1 . Sire.

BARBARA SUE (Big Spruce). 12 wins 7½f to 9f, US$257,721, Fair Grounds Truly Bound S., L , Furl Sail H., L . Dam of 8 winners-

Hello Barbara Sue. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Grandam of-

CELESTINE (Scat Daddy). 8 wins 5f to 1m, US$1,148,055, Belmont Just a Game S., Gr.1 , Gulfstream Park Honey Fox S., Gr.2 -twice.

Tide Cat. Unraced. Grandam of-

RYANS CHARM (Heatseeker). 15 wins, Monterrico Clasico Pamplona, Gr.1 .

Sodeo Sodeo. Unraced. Grandam of-

APPEALING ZOPHIE (Successful Appeal). 3 wins-2 at 2-4½f to 8½f, US$497,898, Saratoga Spinaway S., Gr.1 . Dam of 4 winners-

TAPWRIT (Tapit). 4 wins-2 at 2-1m to 1½m, US$1,362,402, Belmont S., Gr.1 , Tampa Bay Derby, Gr.2 , Gulfstream Park Pulpit S., L .

Race Record: 4 wins 1150m to 1600m, 2d ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., 3d Waikato RC Commerce Club H., Rotorua RC TW Moore H.

Produce Record: Dam of four named foals, three to race, two winners.

2011 f. Iamaduchess, by Bachelor Duke. Unraced.

2012 g. Gran Master, by Mastercraftsman. 2 wins at 1650m, HK$2,051,800, to 2018-19, HKJC BOCHK Business Integrated Services H., Shrike H., 2d HKJC Kestrel H., Fire-Cracker Vine H., Pui O H., 3d HKJC Chinese Chamber of Commerce H., Kiu Tsui H., Purves Quaich H.

2013 f. Baroque, by Cape Blanco. Winner at 2100m in 2017-18 in Aust.

2015 f. Designedtoimpress, by Cape Blanco. Raced twice.

2016 c. by Dawn Approach.

2018 c. by Vanbrugh.

Missed in 2017; not served in 2013.

Served by Turn Me Loose (NZ). Last service: 17.11.2018.