Skilled X Pride Of Ardrossan

Skilled X Pride Of Ardrossan

Sire: Skilled

Dam: Pride of Ardrossan

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Sep 26th, 2015

Country: Australia

Horse Description:

Her dam Pride of Adrossan won 3 races in Queensland all over 1100m including one by 6.5 lengths, one by 3 lengths and the other by 2 lengths and was retired after 7 starts when injuring a knee but obviously had plenty of ability. Pride of Ardrossan is by Desert Sun who was the sire of super mare, dual Group 1 Cox Plate winner and 3 time Australian horse of the year Sunline and Desert Sun was also sire of Black Caviar’s dam Helsinge. Pride of Ardrossan’s dam is Royal Sencherec who won over $200k in prizemoney including second in the group 1 QLD Oaks over 2400m, 4th in the group 3 Tesio stakes over 1600m on Cox Plate day and included wins at Flemington, Moonee Valley, Sandown and Eagle Farm.

At stud Pride of Ardrossan’s has had 2 foals to race and both have won. The first foal is Andrassy (by Sharkbite) who has won 6 races including wins at Caulfield, Moonee Valley and Sandown and 4th in the group 3 Cockram stakes and collected $180k in prizemoney to date. The second foal is Jawesome (by Sharkbite) who has a win and two seconds to date.



The breeding is very similar to Andrassy with Andrassy by Sharkbite who is by Redoute’s Choice who is by Danehill and this filly is by Skilled who is by Commands who is by Danehill. One key difference between Skilled and Sharkbite is that Skilled was a much better racehorse highlighted by winning the Group 1 Champagne stakes and 2nd in the group 1 sires produce and group 1 Randwick Guineas. Skilled as a sire hasn’t had many to race yet so he’s still unproven as a sire but he has had 4 individual winners from the first 7 to race.

More info on Skilled :

Price includes purchase, insurance, breaking in and all other costs until 1st of June 2017 and then I will send monthly bills from that date.

Cost of share

5% $2200

10% $4400

Ongoing costs (full work) 10% $250 p/m

5% $125 p/m

Spelling 10% $90 p/m

5% $45 p/m





Foaled 26th September 2015

SKILLED (AUS) Cotehele HouseMy Swanee
2007DextrousQuest for FameRainbow Quest
  Many HandsHandy Proverb
DamDesert SunGreen DesertDanzig
2004Royal SencherecStylish CenturyDouble Century
  Royal EveImperial Seal

SKILLED (AUS) (Bay 2007-Stud 2012). 3 wins at 2, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, STC TL Baillieu H., L, 2d AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, ATC Royal Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, 3d ATC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2. Brother to SW Ambidexter (ATC Theo Marks H., Gr.2). Sire of Cayman Dayze, So Skilled, Lady Skills, Little Elsa, Kamindu, Leishman, Pecans, Skilled Hunter, The Skrill, Tradies Tea Break, Trampers, Undetected and of the placegetters Fiscal Fantasy, Altered, Brainstorm, Charlie Bubbles, Conwoman, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

PRIDE OF ARDROSSAN, by Desert Sun. 3 wins at 1100m in Aust. This is her fourth foal. Dam of three foals to race, two winners, inc:-

Andrassy (f. by Sharkbite). 6 wins to 1500m, A$188,240, to 2015-16, MRC Debra Coombs H., Guinot Skincare P., Off the Track H., MVRC Westar Trucks Isuzu H., 2d Pakenham RC Evergreen Turf H., 4th MRC WW Cockram S., Gr.3.

Jawsome (g. by Sharkbite). Winner at 1200m in 2015-16 in Aust.


2nd dam

Royal Sencherec, by Stylish Century. 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2200m, A$209,570, MVRC Strathayr H., VRC Australia's Own H., MVRC Royal District Nursing Service P., QTC Southern Cross H., Bravery H., VATC Highways Tabaret H., 2d Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, VRC Saab H., Carnival Marquee H., BTC Foxtel H., Glenlogan Park Stud H., QTC Girl in a Million H., VATC Regal Wench H., Princess Talaria H., 3d VRC Emerald Hotel H., The Truth Newspaper H., VATC Rivette H., VRC Tabaret H., BTC AWA H., Ready Towing H., VATC CUB P., 4th MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3. Dam of 4 named foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

Pride of Ardrossan. 3 wins. See above.

Keefwood. Winner at 1600m in Aust.

Jamelden's Dream. Placed in Aust.


3rd dam

ROYAL EVE, by Imperial Seal. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in NZ. Dam of 8 named foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

Royal Sencherec (Stylish Century). 7 wins. See above.

Royal Gems. Winner at 1550m, STC Leichardt H., 2d AJC Jim Donohoe H., Ted McMenamin H., STC Rhodes H., Darlington H. Producer.

Signature Magix - Royal Dancer (Sing.). 5 wins to 1400m in Malaysia and Singapore, Singapore TC Class 5 H.-twice, 2d Singapore TC Class 5 H.-4 times, 3d Singapore TC Supersports S., Class 5 H.-twice.

Manchuria. Winner at 1900m in NZ. Dam of-

Buckland Boy - Spitfire (H.K.). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, Whangarei RC Cecconi 2YO Challenge S., HKJC Lei Yue Mun Park H., 2d HKJC Phoenix H., Equidia Channel H., Mong Kok H., Arctic Ocean H., Bank Street H., 3d HKJC Audemars Piguet Lady Millenary H., Tai Lam Chung H.

Weave. Winner at 1400m in NZ.

Vienna Waltz. Winner at 1000m in NZ.


4th dam

EVAIN, by So Vain. Unplaced. Three-quarter-sister to COMMISSIONAIRE, half-sister to REPUTED, Indispute (dam of HAVELOCK'S PRIDE, BASKERVILLE), Classy Gem (dam of MISS ETOILE). Dam of 3 named foals, 2 to race, inc:-

Royal Eve. 2 wins. See above.


5th dam

ANCROFT LASS, by Battle-Waggon. Unraced. Sister to BATTLE EVE (dam of KING DELAMERE), MAJOR BATTLE, half-sister to COMMISSIONAIRE, CREST STAR. Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

REPUTED (Diagramatic). 11 wins-4 at 2-from 1200m to 2450m, A$268,337, VRC Moomba P., Gr.3, Spring Classics Preview H., L, 2d QTC Grand Prix S., Gr.2, MVRC Waterford Crystal Mile H., Gr.3, 3d Queensland Derby, Gr.1, VATC Easter Cup, Gr.3.

Indispute. Placed in Aust. Dam of-

HAVELOCK'S PRIDE (Gondolier). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$185,450, VATC Autumn S., Gr.3, Ripponlea H., John's Hope H., 2d VATC JJ Liston S., Gr.2. Sire.

BASKERVILLE (Bassenthwaite). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, VRC Carbine Club S., L, 3d VATC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2.

Betty Behave. Winner at 1400m, 2d BATC Toondah Probus Club H. Dam of-

SPARKS (Thunder Gulch). 2 wins at 2, A$132,635, AJC Breeders' P., L, 3d VATC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3.

Classy Gem. Unraced. Dam of-

MISS ETOILE (Danseur Etoile). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$100,135, A$7,000, HBJC Gold Trail S., Gr.3, Rotorua RC McGill WFA S., Gr.3, Waikato RC Foxbridge P., L, 2d Rotorua RC McGill WFA S., Gr.3. Dam of-

ZETOILE (Balmerino). 5 wins from 1300m to 2400m, A$184,395, Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., L, 2d Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Mile, L. Producer.

Kapetoile. 3 wins at 1400m, Counties RC DB Draught H. Dam of-

KAPISTON (Lake Coniston). Joint second on The 2000-2001 NZ 2YO Free H. 2 wins at 2, NZ$117,550, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Fayette Park Stud Juvenile H., 3d Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Masterton RC Lowland S., Gr.3, ARC Mercedes Super Bonus Fillies Juvenile Prelude. Producer.

Pacific Gem. Unraced. Dam of-

PACIFIC DANCER (Groom Dancer). 5 wins from 1500m to 2400m, NZ$20,360, A$355,050, Geelong Cup, Gr.3, Clarence River JC Grafton Cup, Gr.3, 2d MRC Memsie S., Gr.2, WRC Anniversary H., L.

Thornhill Belle. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

Heavenly Belle. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1700m, BTC Distinctly North H., 3d SCTC Pelican Waters 2YO Classic S. Dam of-

BLACK MAGIC (Longhorn). 5 wins to 1200m, A$176,600, BRC Juanmo S., L, Sky Racing H.

I Like Diamonds. Unplaced. Dam of-

Glimmer. 3 wins at 1000m, 1400m, Hawkes Bay Farmers Transport H., 2d Hawkes Bay Grant Cullen H. Dam of-

CHASE THE SUN (Pentire). 8 wins from 1400m to 2150m, NZ$140,650, A$72,522, CJC Spring Classic H., L, Riverton Cup, L.