Derrinstown Stud’s first-season sire Tamayuz was represented by his first Group winner on Sunday when Meiner Eternal landed the Group 3 Kokura Nisai Stakes by a nose at Kokura.
Bred in Ireland, the colt was offered by his breeder Redpender Stud in Book 1 of last year’s October Sale at Tattersalls, where he sold for 150,000gns to Big Red Farm.
Meiner Eternal is the sixth foal of For Evva Silca, a mare by Piccolo who remained winless in eight starts but became a black-type producer early in her broodmare career when her first foal Warsaw, a 250,000gns yearling by Danehill Dancer, won the Listed Coolmore Stakes at the Curragh at two in the colours of Susan Magnier.
For Evva Silca is a daughter of the fast dual winner Silca-Cisa, who was runner-up in the Cammidge Trophy for owner/breeder Eddie Aldridge in 1993 and proved herself to be a thoroughly reliable stalwart of Aldridge’s breeding operation, with five of her six winning offspring having earned black type, including the Prix Morny winner Silca’s Sister, dual Group 2 winner Golden Silca and 14-time winner Green Manalishi.
Tamayuz lies in joint-third in the European first-crop sires’ table by number of winners alongside Raven’s Pass on seven individual scorers. Only Sakhee’s Secret (14) and Sixties Icon (9) have sired more winners among this year’s freshmen.
The chesnut son of Nayef has stood for €15,000 throughout his four years at Derrinstown, with Listed winner and Group 2 runner-up Sir Praancelot his principal flag-bearer in Europe. His daughter Reyaadah has also been Group-placed in the Sweet Solera Stakes having won on debut for her breeder Sheikh Hamdan.