Commonage Close



Foaled 1st September 2006

Bay Colt


K 400

Branded: CURLYW2nr sh; 17 over 6 off sh

Account of WENTWOOD GRANGE, Cambridge.


Refuse to Bend (IRE)


Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer



Bold Reason

Market Slide


Mr. Prospector




Silver's Sister (AUS)





Belle of Ireland





Gypsy Tea


REFUSE TO BEND (IRE) (Bay 2000-Stud in Ire. 2005, Aust. 2005). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Curragh National S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1, Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1, Leopardstown Desmond S., Gr.3, Two Thousand Guineas Trial, L, 3d Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Media Puzzle (VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1). His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are yearlings.

1st dam

SILVER'S SISTER, by Kenmare. 3 wins to 1350m, SAJC Smith's Lites H. Half-sister to LA CADEAU, Major Edition. This is her ninth foal. Her eighth foal is an unraced 3YO. Dam of six foals to race, four winners, inc:-

Silver Switch (g. by Switch in Time). 9 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, AJC Doreen Thompson H., 2d QTC Moreton Go'n'Show H., Functions & Catering Welter H., BTC Mater Children's & Mater Mothers H.

Toffee (g. by Danasinga). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, HK$1,986,800, to 2006-07, HKJC Showbiz Update P., Island H., Clear City H., 2d HKJC Lusitano Challenge Cup, Midland King of Resale Market P., Chairmen's Day P., 3d HKJC HSBC Premier Juvenile Sprint Trophy, New Zealand H., Wistaria P.

(Our) Seventh Heaven (f. by Vettori). 2 wins at 1600m, 1950m, Taupo Cup, 2d ARC NB Holland Medal, Rotary Club of Newmarket H., Matamata RC New World H., Rotorua RC Kingsgate Hotel H., 3d Avondale JC York Cup.

Zircon Lass (f. by Canny Lad). 2 wins at 1200m, 2000m in Aust. Dam of-

El Pretender (El Moxie). 4 wins from 1200m to 2050m to 2007-08, 2d MRC Grey Boots H., 3d Cranbourne Cup, L, VRC Noble Comment H.

Cracker Thunder. 5 wins to 1400m, 2d WATC Fillies & Saratov H.

Miss Tsunami. 2 wins at 1400m, 2050m, 2d VRC Henry Buck's 2000 H., MRC Victorian Wakeful Club P., 3d MRC Florence H.

Carlsberg Shandy (f. by Danske). Placed at 3 in 2006-07.

2nd dam

VAINLEE, by Vain. 3 wins at 1000m, 1100m in Aust. Dam of 10 named foals, all raced, 8 winners, inc:-

LA CADEAU (Seventh Hussar). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., L, AJC Governor MacQuarie H., STC Oatlands H., 2d STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, 4th VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2. Dam of-

Market Gift. Winner at 1250m, STC Legacy Torch Bearers H. Dam of-

Gilded Wings (Flying Spur). 3 wins to 1400m, QTC Tralee Maiden H., Blue Slipper H., 3d QTC Just Now H., L.

Bonne Bouche. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-

Bouchette (Canny Lad). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, STC Ranvet H., PJ Gallagher's Hotel 2YO H., 3d AJC PJ Bell H., L.

Major Edition (Marscay). 8 wins from 1300m to 1800m, A$135,620, STC Carringbush H., Tooheys Stag H., Warringah H., 2d AJC TL Baillieu H., L, Gosford Slipper, L, 4th Newcastle JC Penfolds Classic, Gr.3.

Vain Hussy. 3 wins at 1600m, 1900m, TRC Gordon Wood H. Dam of-

Langtry's Image (Hula Chief). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 950m, 1200m, TRC Alexandra P., TTC CCI Insurances H., 3d TRC Strutt S., L. Producer.

Gypsy Ann. Winner at 1100m in Aust. Dam of-

Flying Tycoon (Last Tycoon). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, QTC Chill Filtered Light H., 2d BATC Coca-Cola Classic, Gr.3, FAI S., L, Doomben S., L, Bernborough H., L, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S. (R), L. Sire.