Da Optimist

Account of LYNDHURST FARM, Cambridge (As Agent).



Foaled 8th September 2018

Bay Colt



Branded: ffdmd1nr sh; 12 over 8 off sh


Exceed and Excel (AUS)




Northern Dancer


His Majesty



Northern Dancer


Watch Your Step


Chateau d'Yquem





No Finer

Kaoru Star

Miss Distinction



Estella Dawn

Hasty Cloud

EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) (Bay 2000-Stud 2004). 7 wins-2 at 2, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Champion Sire in Aust. in 2012-13. Sire of 2116 rnrs, 1491 wnrs, 174 SW. His SH-bred progeny inc SW Overreach (ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Guelph, Mr Stunning, Microphone, Earthquake, Amber Sky, Flamberge, Helmet, Bivouac, Reward for Effort, Exceedance, etc. His NH-bred progeny inc SW Excelebration, Margot Did, Queen Supreme, etc.

1st dam

CHATEAU D'YQUEM, by Pins. 2 wins from only 4 starts at 1400m, A$75,713, MRC Toltrice H., Indian Summer H., 2d MVRC Moreton Hire H. Three-quarter-sister to KATIE LEE , half-sister to GEE I JANE , MISS JESSIE JAY (dam of BANCHEE ), Miss Krisdel (dam of QIJI EXPRESS - HAPPY QIJI (H.K.)), Miss Katella (dam of SAN BERNARDINO ). This is her sixth foal. Her fifth foal is an unraced 3YO. Dam of three foals to race-

Sauternes (f. by Exceed and Excel). Winner at 1200m, 3d MRC Swettenham Stud Sprint 2YO H.

Cru Superieur (f. by Sebring). Placed at 3 in Aust.

High Flight (f. by Smart Missile). Placed in Aust.

2nd dam

MISS DISTINCTION, by Bletchencore. Winner at 1200m. Half-sister to Mia Malagra (dam of HAMPTON'S CHOICE ). Dam of 14 named foals, 13 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

GEE I JANE (Jahafil). Champion sprinter/miler in NZ in 2005-06. 6 wins at 1200m, NZ$272,500, A$564,550, WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1 , BTC Cup, Gr.1 , Avondale JC Concorde H., Gr.2 , 2d ARC Railway H., Gr.1 -3 times, QTC Stradbroke H., Gr.1 , 3d Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1 . Producer.

MISS JESSIE JAY (Spectacularphantom). 9 wins 1200m to 2000m, NZ$153,425, Egmont RC Fayette Park S., Gr.3 , CJC Warstep S., L , Levin S.H., L , 2d Egmont RC Fayette Park S., Gr.3 . Dam of 4 winners-

KATIE LEE (Pins). Champion 3YO in NZ in 2009-10. 8 wins-2 at 2 and 3 insuccession-1000m to 2000m, NZ$1,106,675, New Zealand TwoThousand Guineas, Gr.1 , New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1 , ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2 , Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2 .

BANCHEE (Oratorio). Champion 2YO in NZ in 2009-10. 6 wins-3 at 2-1100m to 1600m, NZ$433,225, A$10,000, ARC Diamond S., Gr.1 , Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2 , 2d ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2 , Eclipse S., Gr.3 , 3d ARC Karaka Million, RL . Producer.

Eclair Fantastic (Spectatorial). 5 wins-3 in succession-at 1000m, 1200m, A$94,240, HK$138,000, M$771,500 in Aust. and Macau, 2d Macau Spring Trophy, L , 4th Hong Kong Macau Trophy, L .

Miss Krisdel. 2 wins at 1200m, 1340m, 2d WRC Gibson Sheat H. Dam of-

QIJI EXPRESS - HAPPY QIJI (H.K.) (Shamexpress). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, NZ$97,500, A$17,000, ARC Mufhasa S., L , 2d Waikato RCJames & Annie Sarten Memorial S., Gr.2 , Wanganui JC Castletown S., L .

Spectacular Vision (Mastercraftsman). 2 wins at 1980m, 2400m, MRC Thebigscreencompany.com H., 2d Western Australian Oaks, Gr.3 .

Miss Katella. Winner at 1100m. Dam of 6 winners-

SAN BERNARDINO (Gold Mine). 4 wins-2 at 2-1000m to 1200m, CJC Stewards' S., Gr.3 , Welcome S., L , Waikato RC Star Way S., L , Rotorua RC Lion Red P., L , 3d Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1 .