Sire: Skilled

Colour: Bay or Brown

Dam: Informal

Sex: Filly

Age: 4

Foaled: Sep 16, 2016

Country: Australia

Owners: C D Heywood, J Stevens-Jones, D J Caldwell, T Pearce & J Taylor

8: 0 - 0 - 0
Wins: 0.0%
Place: 0.0%




Foaled 16th September 2016

SKILLED (AUS) Cotehele HouseMy Swanee
2007DextrousQuest for FameRainbow Quest
  Many HandsHandy Proverb
DamShamardalGiant's CausewayStorm Cat
INFORMAL (AUS) HelsinkiMachiavellian
2007Dorothy's ShoesRainbow QuestBlushing Groom
  BalanchineStorm Bird

SKILLED (AUS) (Bay 2007-Stud 2012). 3 wins at 2, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1. Brother to SW Ambidexter. Sire of 85 rnrs, 30 wnrs, inc. SW Pecans (Gosford RC Belle of the Turf H., Gr.3) and of Clever Charlotte, Cayman Dayze, Miss Jane, So Skilled, Altered, Lady Skills, Little Elsa, Tradies Tea Break, Fiscal Fantasy, Regina del Nilo, He's Got Skills, Leishman, Skilled Hunter, Skilled Magic, The Skrill, Valiant Green - Everybody Happy (Sing.), etc.


1st dam

INFORMAL, by Shamardal. Raced twice. This is her fourth foal. Dam of three foals to race, inc:-

Special Rain (g. by Anacheeva). 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in 2017, Singapore TC Gold Rutile S., Class 5 H., 2d Singapore TC Class 4 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Class 4 H.-twice.

Hello Sweetheart (f. by Reward for Effort). Placed at 2 in 2017-18 in Aust.


2nd dam

DOROTHY'S SHOES, by Rainbow Quest. Unraced. Half-sister to Gulf News. Dam of 9 named foals, 5 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Jeram Future. 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Malaysia and Singapore, Singapore TC Class 4 H., 2d Singapore TC South Africa Trophy, Class 5 H., Class 4 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Class 4 H.

Steel Caps. Winner at 2000m in 2017-18 in Aust.

Cha Cha Chestnut. Unraced. Dam of-

Dansez. 4 wins to 1400m in 2017-18, GCTC Industry Awards Night P., Ipswich TC Carlton Mid H., 2d BRC Gallopers Sports Club 2YO P., Keno 20 Year 2YO P.

Miss Mutola. Unraced. Dam of-

Blonde Voyage. Winner at 1600m in 2016-17, 2d SAJC Angelakis P., Ubet P.


3rd dam

BALANCHINE, by Storm Bird. Joint Horse of the Year & Champion 3YO Filly in Europe in 1994. Head of The 1994 European 3YO Classification. 4 wins-2 at 2-at 7f, 1½m, £532,527, 80,000fr., Irish Derby, Gr.1, The Oaks, Gr.1, 2d The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Foy, Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to APRIL STARLIGHT, Stylish Storm (dam of MOST DISTINGUISHED), Subtle Breeze (dam of TRUST IN A GUST), half-sister to RED SLIPPERS (dam of WEST WIND, REDBRIDGE), ROMANOV, First Night, Alleged Devotion (dam of HUMBLE EIGHT, ROYAL DEVOTION, THADY QUILL). Dam of 11 named foals, 10 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Gulf News (Woodman). 5 wins from 1650m to 2200m in France and U.S.A, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Birum, Saint-Cloud Prix Bacchus, 2d Longchamp Prix Niel, Gr.2, 3d Deauville Prix Ridgway, L.

Balsamine. 2 wins at 2, Chantilly Prix du Rond Alicante, 3d Longchamp Prix de la Cascade, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Penelope, Gr.3.

Crescent Moon. Placed at 3 in France. Dam of-

Carolina Moon. Unraced. Dam of-

Half Moon Hotel (Alado). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, R382,320, to 2016-17, Durbanville Emerald Cup, Kenilworth Julie Killias H., Book Your Table for National Womens' Day H., 2d Kenilworth Somerset P., L, Sophomore Sprint H., L, Barrecode Live H., 3d Kenilworth Mbokodo Winter Classic This Saturday H., 4th Vaal Riverside H., L.


4th dam

Morning Devotion, by Affirmed. Winner at 2, Newmarket Park Lodge S., 3d Ascot Fillies Mile, Gr.3, 4th Haydock Lancashire Oaks, Gr.3. Half-sister to Purify (dam of RADU COOL), Out Too Late (dam of SAOIRSE ABU), Pacheca (dam of INDY WILDCAT). Dam of 15 foals, 12 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

BALANCHINE (Storm Bird). 4 wins. See above.

ROMANOV (Nureyev). 4 wins from 7f to 1½m, £308,872, Newmarket Jockey Club S., Gr.2, Haydock Rose of Lancaster S., Gr.3, Sandown Tudor S., 2d Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Ascot Cumberland Lodge S., Gr.3, 3d The Derby, Gr.1, Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Canadian International S., Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Prix Eugene Adam, Gr.2. Sire.

RED SLIPPERS (Nureyev). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1¼m, Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.2, Newcastle Virginia S., L. Dam of-

WEST WIND (Machiavellian). 2 wins at 2000m, 2100m, €575,151, Chantilly Prix de Diane, Gr.1, Prix de la Chapelle en Serval, 2d Longchamp Prix Vermeille, Gr.1, Prix de la Flandrie, 3d Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Prix Nikellora. Producer.

REDBRIDGE (Alleged). 3 wins at 10¼f, 1½m, Leicester Mercury S., L, 3d Jebel Ali S., L.

Eastern Joy. Winner at 1800m in France. Dam of-

THUNDER SNOW (Helmet). Champion 3YO Dirt Miler in UAE in 2016-17. 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, £135,518, €508,420, 28,002,100Dhs, to 2017-18 in GB, France and U.A.E, Meydan Dubai World Cup, Gr.1, Chantilly Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Criterium International, Gr.1, Meydan UAE Derby, Gr.2, Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr.2, 2d Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 S., Gr.1, Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.2, Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 S., Gr.2, 3d Deauville Prix Jacques le Marois, Gr.1, Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1.

IHTIMAL (Shamardal). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 1900m, £157,649, 1,101,000Dhs in GB and U.A.E, Doncaster May Hill S., Gr.2, UAE Oaks, Gr.3, Newmarket Sweet Solera S., Gr.3, UAE One Thousand Guineas, L, 2d Newmarket Countryside Alliance Foundation 2YO Fillies' S., 3d The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Newmarket Fillies' Mile, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Chesham S., L.

FIRST VICTORY (Teofilo). 2 wins at 2, Newmarket Oh So Sharp S., Gr.3, Turftrax 2YO Fillies' S., 4th Newmarket Pretty Polly S., L.

ALWAYS SMILE (Cape Cross). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8¾f, £156,510, York Hambleton S., L, 2d Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.1.

WINTER LIGHTNING (Shamardal). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in 2017-18 in U.A.E, Meydan UAE One Thousand Guineas, L, 3d Meydan UAE Oaks, Gr.3.

First Night (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins at 1m, 9f in GB and U.S.A, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 2d Deauville Prix de la Calonne, L. Dam of-

Unquenchable. Raced once. Dam of-

HAVANA COOLER (Hurricane Run). 3 wins from 1500m to 2400m, £49,009, A$253,000 in GB and Aust, ATC Doncaster Prelude, Gr.3, 3d ATC Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Japan Racing Association P., Gr.3, VRC Lexus S., Gr.3.

Subtle Breeze. Placed at 3 in GB. Dam of-

TRUST IN A GUST (Keep the Faith). 10 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$1,170,150, MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1, Toorak H., Gr.1, Ballarat TC Thomas Jewellers Gold Eureka Stockade, MRC Harris Walker Gold Carat, Le Pine Funerals H., MVRC Chandler Macleod S., Jeep Don't Hold Back H., 2d MVRC Chandler Macleod S., L, Bendigo JC VOBIS Gold Rush 2YO S., MRC VOBIS Gold Sprint, VRC VOBIS Gold Reef S., 4th MRC Gothic S., L.

Alleged Devotion. Unraced. Dam of-

HUMBLE EIGHT (Seattle Battle). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$278,633, Oaklawn Park Honeybee S., Gr.3, Paseana S., L, 3d Oaklawn Park Fantasy S., Gr.2, Ak-Sar-Ben Oaks, Gr.3. Dam of-

STAGE CALL (Sadler's Wells). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1m to 9f, £19,374, US$253,275, Keeneland Hopemont S., L, 3d Curragh Futurity S., Gr.2. Sire.

HUMILIS (Sadler's Wells). 3 wins at 1¼m, Cork Blue Wind S., L, 4th Curragh Blandford S., Gr.3. Producer.

Humbling. Unplaced. Dam of-

PHOLA (Johannesburg). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 9f, US$415,963, Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S., Gr.2, Tampa Bay Downs Hillsborough S., Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 2d Belmont Just a Game S., Gr.1, 3d Arlington-Washington Lassie S., Gr.3.

THADY QUILL (Nureyev). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, £11,125, US$236,835, 125,100B$ in GB, U.S.A. and Barbados, Newmarket Superlative S., L, 2d Santa Anita Oak Tree Mile S., Gr.2. Sire.

ROYAL DEVOTION (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, Galway Oyster S., L, 2d Leopardstown Trigo S., L. Producer.

APRIL STARLIGHT (Storm Bird). 2 wins at 2, Leopardstown Silver Flash S., L, 3d Curragh Railway S., Gr.3. Producer.

Luxury. Unraced. Dam of-

SHONAN MIGHTY (Manhattan Cafe). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1800m, 2000m, 312,663,000¥, Hanshin Sankei Osaka Hai, Gr.2, 2d Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1, Hanshin Sankei Osaka Hai, Gr.2, Naruo Kinen, Gr.3-twice, Osaka Jo S., L, 3d Hanshin Takarazuka Kinen, Gr.1, Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1, Kyoto Kinen, Gr.2.

GO FOR THE SUMMIT (Heart's Cry). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1800m to 2400m, 76,856,000¥, to 2018, Tokyo TV Tokyo Hai Aoba Sho, Gr.2, 4th Tokyo Kyodo News Hai, Gr.3.

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