Rodin's Doll




From the first crop of an international superstar, here is a filly who is out of a classic winning mare, and bred on a champion producing cross.

This outstanding filly is from the first crop of the remarkable So You Think. A world-highweight, and a champion in both Australia and Europe, So You Think captured ten grade one events. His triumphs include back-to-back renewals of the Cox Plate, the Underwood Stakes, MacKinnon Stakes and Yalumba Stakes in Australia, and in Europe, the Eclipse Stakes (defeating European Champion Workforce, winner of the Epsom Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe), the Irish Champion Stakes, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, and back-to-back renewals of the Tattersalls Gold Cup (gr. I). So You Think is by Sadler’s Wells’ Epsom and Irish Derby hero, High Chaparral, also sire of European Champion Toronado, and Australian stars It’s A Dundeel, Monaco Consul and Descarado.

The dam, Zabeel’s daughter, Zagalia, earned classic honours when defeating multiple grade one winner The Jewel for the Queensland Oaks (gr. I). Zagalia, who owns black-type form from 1400 to 2400m, frequently battled the best of her era, and her other efforts include a fourth in an historic renewal of the Cox Plate (gr. I), beaten little more than 3½ lengths to Fields of Omagh, Defier and Lonhro, with Australian Derby (gr. I) victor, Clangalang, and grade one winners Shower of Roses and Natural Blitz behind her. Zagalia also took second in the AJC Toy Show Handicap, third in the VRC Craiglee Stakes (gr. II) with Champion Elvstroem in second, and a fourth to Elvstroem in a star-studded renewal of the MRC Underwood Stakes (gr. I).

Zagalia is a sister to grade two placed Zaria, and half-sister to the dam of recent SAJC Christmas Handicap scorer, Boristar. Her granddam, Snow Quill, is half-sister to two-year-old group winner Lomond Blossom – herself second dam of group winners Silk Blossom and Mashoora, and of stakes winner Mr. Gigi – and to stakes placed Miss Mistletoes, the dam of group winning juvenile Governor Brown and stakes winner Hataab. The third dam, December Blossom is out of Feemoss, a stakes winner and extraordinary broodmare, who produced the famed trio of Levmoss, hero of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Ascot Gold Cup; French Oaks heroine Sweet Mimosa; and Le Moss, victorious in back-to-back renewals of England’s “Stayer’s Triple Crown.” By a son of High Chaparral out of a mare by Zabeel, this classically-bred filly is the result of a cross that also produced the magnificent It’s A Dundeel, and grade two winners Show the World and Hidden Asset.