Siblings to two of Highdown Stud’s resident stallions – Crusade and Miesque’s Approval – have been making waves in global Gr1 company.
Crusade, whose first yearlings have made such a positive impression this year, gained a major update to his pedigree following the running of Saturday’s Gr1 Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh.
This was won by Crusade’s half sister Seventh Heaven, who was landing the first Gr1 win of her career. It was a second black type win for the daughter of Galileo, with Seventh Heaven having previously landed the Listed Betfred Mobile Oaks Trial at Lingfield.
Now a winner of three of her six outings, Seventh Heaven could add further to her career-she hold entries in both the Gr1 Qatar Nassau Stakes and Gr1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks. Seventh Heaven is the second Gr1 winner for Johannesburg matron La Traviata, whose own career victories included a nine length romp in the Gr3 Victory Ride Stakes (Crusade was his dam’s initial Gr1 winner –he emulated his broodmare sire Johannesburg by landing the Gr1 Middle Park Stakes).
Crusade is not the only Scott Bros sire to have had a handsome pedigree update recently.
Former Eclipse Champion, and Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Mile hero, Miesque’s Approval is a half brother to the top class US galloper World Approval, who won the recent Gr1 United Nations Handicap and who currently rates as one of North America’s top turf performers.
World Approval, who has earned over $850 000 in stakes, has a trio of graded wins to his credit, with the son of Northern Afleet’s prior successes including the (former Gr1) Gr3 American Derby. The four-year-old gelding shares his outstanding dam Win Approval not only with champion and successful sire Miesque’s Approval but also with former G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile runner Za Approval and 20 time winner (13 time stakes) Revved Up. World Approval could add yet further to the remarkable record of this wonderful mare!