The Richard Hanon trained Pepita (by Sir Prancealot) put in a career best performance to win the Musselburgh Maggie Dickson Stakes over 7¼ furlongs on the weekend.
Pepita’s win follows on from two Grade 2 victories by Madam Dancealot and Beau Recall in California recently. Madam Dancealot was subsequently beaten in a photo in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Gamely Stakes over 9 furlongs on May 26.
Sir Prancealot is currently sitting sixth on the European third crop sires list with 26 worldwide winners ahead of Helmet on 23 and So You Think on 18.
“He is having another very good season in the Northern Hemisphere and we are eagerly awaiting his first foals in Australia this Spring,” said Sam Hayes from Cornerstone Stud.
Being an outcross Sir Prancelot has nicked very well with Danehill line mares making him ideally suited to the Australian broodmare population.
“It is hard to find a proven stallion in his price bracket that is not by Fastent Rock, Redoute’s Choice or Snitzel. Sir Prancealot offers breeders a proven commercial outcross,” Hayes explained.
Sir Prancealot will be standing at a fee of $14,300 inc. GST this season.