Lot 105 br f Mongolian Khan – Irish Jewel (Street Cry) $110,000 (draft: Cambridge Stud)
A filly from the first crop of Champion Three-Year-Old and subsequent dual Horse of the Year and Champion Stayer Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor), recording Group One wins in the NZ Derby, ATC Derby, and Caulfield Cup.
Her dam, Irish Jewel, was an impressive two-year-old debut winner over 1100 metres that showed plenty of natural ability. She went on to contest stakes races and won over 1600 metres.
Dam sire Street Cry, a Dubai World Cup (Gr. 1, 2000m) winner, is the sire of multiple champions, including the incomparable Winx.
“She’s a beautiful filly, out of a young Street Cry mare that performed on the track and showed plenty of speed,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis. “We’re a big fan of the first progeny by Mongolian Khan and so far we’ve been able to buy a couple that had speed on their dam side.”
“We can see her developing into a late two-year-old and a 1000 Guineas type of filly. We were thrilled to get a filly with these bloodlines for the price. It was really good buying.”
She has some terrific sire influences in her pedigree, with crosses of immortal stallion Northern Dancer, breed shaper Mr. Prospector, and champion sire Petingo.