Sire: Top Echelon

Colour: Grey

Dam: Xaarphidia

Sex: Gelding

Age: 6

Foaled: Nov 14, 2016

Country: Australia

Trainer: Chris Heywood

Owners: T Dowdell, Ms H C Fitzpatrick, S Chapkoun, C D Heywood, Ms B A Jones & R J Dowdell

15: 2 - 1 - 3
Wins: 13.3%
Place: 26.7%




Foaled 7th November 2015

SireUmatillaMiswakiMr. Prospector
TOP ECHELON (AUS) Dancing ShowNijinsky
1999AdvisoryKingston RuleSecretariat
DamXaarZafonicGone West
2003NimphidiaNijinskyNorthern Dancer
  AbsentiaRaise a Cup

TOP ECHELON (AUS) (Grey 1999-Stud 2003). 2 wins at 2, 2d QTC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1. Sire of 91 rnrs, 63 wnrs, inc. SW River Lad (BRC Stradbroke H., Gr.1), Our Boy Malachi, Lady Echelon, SP Nickiera, Topping and of Top Rada, Leveraction, Zou der Zee, Captain Tango, Zouzoukakia, Elite Echelon, Ellawisdom, Not Too Sure, Little White Horse, Toptwo, Rosie Posie, Hot Ice, Etched in Glass, Like Brand New, Top Tassel, Craiglea Tina, Stalwart Emma, etc.


1st dam

XAARPHIDIA, by Xaar. Unplaced. Half-sister to SKY LINK, Bluroute. This is her seventh foal. Her sixth foal is a 2YO. Dam of three foals to race, inc:-

Not Too Sure (g. by Top Echelon). 7 wins to 1400m, A$130,455, to 2016-17, BRC Stoddart Group H.


2nd dam

Nimphidia, by Nijinsky. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, Newmarket Greene & Greene Centenary Fillies' S., 2d Newbury Hackwood S., L, 3d Leopardstown Phoenix Sprint S., Gr.3. Sister to Absent Russian, half-sister to DANCING DISSIDENT, Soviet State. Dam of 11 named foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

SKY LINK (Hussonet). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1650m, R348,719 in South Africa and Mauritius, Kenilworth Somerset P., L, Greyville Sibaya Scramble P., Vaal Computaform Express H., 4th Greyville KZN Betting World Guineas Trial, L.

Bluroute (Dubai Destination). 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, R314,850, Scottsville Soccer 1 One Line Better Chances H., PMB Chamber of Business P., 2d Turffontein Starling S., L, Secretariat S., L, Greyville Winning Edge H., Turffontein Rugby 5 P., 3d Turffontein Soccer 10 S.

Queenofthefaeries. 3 wins to 1400m, 2d STC Gulf Station H. Dam of-

Eccellere. 2 wins at 1100m, A$79,335, in 2015-16, 3d ATC Ranvet's Salkavite H., Theraces H., Hyland Race Colours H.

Chequer. 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m, R230,842 in South Africa and Mauritius.

Apart. Placed at 2 in Aust. Dam of-

Albert's Choice. 7 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$108,010, to 2015-16, BRC SITA Australia H., Glenlogan Park Stud H., 3d BRC Bollinger H., Kirks H., Ipswich TC Taxi Council Queensland H., Sacred Heart Primary H.

Arms Length. 6 wins to 1400m, A$190,650, ATC Schweppes H., 2d GCTC Magic Millions Quality H., ATC Wollongong City Plumbing H., Avondale Hotel H., 3d GCTC Magic Millions Quality H., ATC Michael Hansell Signs H., Membership on Sale H., PJ's Irish Pub Parramatta H., Partnership with 4tracks4kids H., Big Sports Breakfast H.

Lapis Lazuli. Unraced. Dam of-

Sophies Echo. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 7f, Curragh Irish Stallion Farms 2YO Fillies S., 2d Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms 2YO Fillies S.


3rd dam

ABSENTIA, by Raise a Cup. 5 wins from 1600m to 1900m, Hollywood Park Beverly Hills H., Gr.2, Convenience S., L, Longchamp Prix du Bois Rouaud, 2d Hollywood Park Dahlia H., L, Chantilly Prix des Lilas, L, 3d Deauville Prix d'Astarte, Gr.2, Prix Quincey, Gr.3, 4th Hollywood Park Matriarch S., Gr.1. Half-sister to BLUE TIGER, JOHN BALLIOL, Jok'n Joe, Cecelia Tudor (dam of CLASSIC TIME), Wish for Diamonds (dam of PRINCE POWHATAN). Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

DANCING DISSIDENT (Nureyev). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, Sandown Temple S., Gr.2, Newbury Hue-Williams 3YO S., Doncaster Zetland 2YO S., 2d Royal Ascot Coventry S., Gr.3, 3d Ascot Diadem S., Gr.3, Newmarket July S., Gr.3, 4th Royal Ascot Cork & Orrery S., Gr.3. Sire.

Nimphidia (Nijinsky). 3 wins. See above.

Soviet State (Nureyev). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, Doncaster Gibson Booth 2YO S., 2d Newbury Hackwood S., L. Sire.

Absent Russian (Nijinsky). 3 wins-1 at 2, 3d Calder Lago Mar H., L, Great Sound H. Sire.

Viva Lyphard. 2 wins at 8½f in U.S.A. Dam of-

Mon Jolie. Placed in NZ and Aust. Dam of-

KAHARAU (Ad Valorem). 7 wins from 1500m to 2400m, NZ$141,030, to 2016-17, Otago RC Dunedin Gold Cup, L, CJC Dunedin Gold Cup Trial, Whangarei RC Lawson Cartage Bream Bay Cup, Otago RC Skycity Queenstown Casino H., 2d Waikouaiti Cup, Greymouth Cup, 3d CJC Founders Cup, Westbury Stud Great Autumn H., ARC Hamilton Eye Clinic H., CJC Blue Star Taxis H., 4th CJC Metropolitan Trophy H., L.

Pleasuretolookat. 2 wins in U.S.A. Dam of-

Pleasuretohave. Unplaced. Dam of-

SHESABIGCAT (Magic Cat). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 1m, Lone Star Park Allen Bogan Memorial S., L, 2d Lone Star Park Texas Stallion S. (3YOf), L. Producer.

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