Sire: Gale Force Ten
Dam: Sapphire Spray
Foaled: Mar 20, 2016
Trainer: Kris Lees
Arrived in Australia on Saturday the 30th of November and is in great order.
Cristal Breeze is a value for money purchase from England who we think can work through the grades nicely in Australia. Unlike most UK horses he needs firm ground so he’s going to be perfect for Australia.
His only 2 below average runs have been on soft tracks and I think we have a horse of Listed/Group ability who’s extremely tough and durable and has a big heart which is very important!
Below is his form, some of his most recent runs with comments and replays, why we bought him and pricing.
CRISTAL BREEZE (IRE) 2016 Bay gelding
by Gale Force Ten – Sapphire Spray, by Viking Ruler
(in Great Britain)
|10/Apr/2019||4th of 11 |
|Kempton Bet at Racingtv.com Novice Median Auction S., £4,800, 7f, time 01:25.19. Track standard / slow. Carried 126.00lbs. Masaru was 1st and You Little Ripper 2nd and Bighearted 3rd. Trainer: W J Haggas. Owner: G&Mrobertsgreensavidgewhittal-williams. Jockey: J Doyle.||£231|
|02/May/2019||1st of 6||Redcar Racing TV Novice Median Auction S., £5,500, 7f, time 01:26.24. Track good to firm. Carried 128.00lbs. Puzzle was 2nd and Lofty 3rd. Trainer: W J Haggas. Owner: G&Mrobertsgreensavidgewhittal-williams. Jockey: P Hanagan.||£3,558|
|31/May/2019||1st of 11||Wolverhampton Visit the Black Country Novice Median Auction S., £5,800, 8¾f, time 01:50.55. Track standard. Carried 134.00lbs. Universal Effect was 2nd and Muhaarar’s Nephew 3rd. Trainer: W J Haggas. Owner: G&Mrobertsgreensavidgewhittal-williams. Jockey: A Kirby.||£3,752|
|15/Jun/2019||5th of 6 |
|Sandown Randoxhealth.com H., £15,000, 9f, time 01:58.97. Track good to soft (soft in places). Carried 128.00lbs (allowance 7.00kg). New King was 1st and Pour Me a Drink 2nd and Mubariz 3rd. Trainer: W J Haggas. Owner: G&Mrobertsgreensavidgewhittal-williams. Jockey: Cieren Fallon.||£350|
|06/Jul/2019||3rd of 9 |
(3 1/2 lengths)
|Sandown Smart Money’s on Coral H., £15,000, 7f, time 01:27.32. Track good to firm. Carried 126.00lbs. Make a Wish was 1st and Magical Wish 2nd. Trainer: W J Haggas. Owner: G&Mrobertsgreensavidgewhittal-williams. Jockey: J Doyle.||£1,398|
|27/Jul/2019||3rd of 10 |
(1 3/4 length)
|Newmarket Heath Court Hotel H., £45,000, 6f, time 01:09.54. Track good. Carried 118.00lbs. Kinks was 1st and Pass the Vino 2nd. Trainer: W J Haggas. Owner: G&Mrobertsgreensavidgewhittal-williams. Jockey: J F Egan.||£4,194|
|24/Aug/2019||2nd of 6 |
(1 1/4 length)
|Newmarket Price Bailey Right Advice for Life H., £14,000, 7f, time 01:25.24. Track good to firm. Carried 126.00lbs. Posted was 1st and Canton Queen 3rd. Trainer: W J Haggas. Owner: G&Mrobertsgreensavidgewhittal-williams. Jockey: William Buick.|
2nd May 2019 – Redcar over 1400m
Finished 1st of 6
Watch race: https://youtu.be/QdWO9z4u32I
As you will see in the Video he was very green and new and didn’t know what to do, but as the hill kicked in his quality and class shone and he won very easily and was named the Racing Post Star Performer
Racing Post Star performer: Cristal Breeze (3.25) justified support decisively on this turf debut and can go on to better things.
31st May – Wolverhampton over 1700m
Finished 1st on the firm AW surface
Watch race: https://youtu.be/03mkOHcdjfM
Due to the wet tracks they shifted him to the all weather tracks which is where most of the firm trackers like to race. He was also well up in distance and he did well in a good race.
As you can see below in the sectional graph he did it easy here. What was most impressive was his last furlong where he was exceptionally strong and showed speed running an 11.49 furlong. He went hard early to control the race, got a breather and then at the business end he was very strong, a good sign of quality.
Racing post Comment
Four finished clear of the field in a fair novice event.
CRISTAL BREEZE, racing under a penalty after his Redcar win earlier this month, grabbed the early lead from his wide draw and made a decisive injection of pace to open up a gap on the home turn and saw off the challengers in gritty style.
6th July 2019 – Sandown over 1400m
Finished 3rd of 9
Watch Race: https://youtu.be/2Fcot3kNkV4
A good testing track here at Sandown where he raced some very decent horses and put in a good effort. Sandown is a very tough and undulating course and to sit wide here is a big disadvantage yet he did. I loved how he was last off the bridle which is a sign of a good quality horse. Given he had the worst run in the race his run peaked, however they ran very good time and it was a high rating race.
This effort in Australia would be Saturday to Listed Class off the times and quality.
27th July 2019 – Newmarket over 1200m.
Watch Race: https://youtu.be/QaQbB-9qwIg
This Race was equal to a Listed Race in Australia as these rich handicap races are normally big fields and sort after given the big prize-money. This was a HOT Race with horses like Swindler (the 5th horse was just sold for $550k AUD) and Pass the Vino, these are high class horses. It was the feature race at Newmarket with a good field and whilst up in class he did well to get so close to the older horses at a time of year where the younger horses are disadvantaged.
24th August – Newmarket over 1400m
Finished 2nd in good quick time for the course and distance
Watch Race: https://youtu.be/jR8Un7ctnr0
Newmarket has a step rise in it’s finish and I love how tough and game this horse is. He was exposed leading all the way on a watered course so did well to run the quick time.
The winner is extremely smart, the next start she was beaten by two lengths in the Group 3 Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster by a horse I consider Group 2 quality and after that only beaten 1 length in the big field in the Rosemary Stakes, so the form is red hot. Generally speaking Group 3 horses in the UK are Group 1 horses in Australia.
A race horse with a big heart is always more desirable than one with talent and Cristal Breeze has one. He has run fast overall time in just about all his career runs, excluding the 2 soft tracks, and importantly he is a horse who is still very young and learning.
Through our association with the trainer William Haggas he reports “Cristal Breeze is a nice horse, he’s a Listed horse here but my biggest issue is he hates wet tracks. I would be very confident if he stays with me here we could go to France and Win Listed and Group 3 grade next season but if you buy him to send to Australia, he’s the type of horse who could easily win another 8-10 races as he is a pleasure to deal with and he just tries so hard.”
In Full work you should budget on $240 per month for a 5% share.
When the horse is spelling budget on $60 pm
We charge a management fee of $22 pm
To buy your share in Cristal Breeze the total cost is $11,990 for 5% or $5,995 for 2.5%.
This covers: Purchase Price, Commission, GST, Vetting, Compliance, Horse Transfer, Horse Transport, 12 months Full insurance
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CRISTAL BREEZE (IRE)
|Bay Gelding||Foaled in 2016|
GALE FORCE TEN (GB) (Bay 2010-Stud 2015). 3 wins-1 at 2-6f to 7f, £209,795, Royal Ascot Jersey S., Gr.3, Dundalk Patton S., L, Curragh Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., 2d Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Norfolk S., Gr.2, 3d Newmarket Middle Park S., Gr.1, 4th Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1, Newmarket July S., Gr.2. Sire of 75 rnrs, 27 wnrs, inc. SP Dom Carlos and of Top Breeze, Labelleepoque, Estremoz, James Street, Alpinius, Cristal Breeze, Gale Force Maya, Life's a Breeze, Storm Shelter, Stormy Road, Syrena, Cloud Seeding, Crastu de l'Alguer, Galtee Mist, etc.
SAPPHIRE SPRAY, by Viking Ruler. Winner at 1m, 3d Curragh Loder 2YO S. Half-sister to Musical Rain. Dam of seven foals, five to race, four winners, inc:-
Cristal Breeze (g. by Gale Force Ten). 2 wins. See below.
My Sapphire (f. by Haatef). Winner at 2 in France, 2d Curragh Tally Ho Stud 2YO S.
Duck Egg Blue (f. by Haatef). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 15¾f to 2019 in GB and Ireland.
Blue Petal (f. by Haatef). Winner at 2 in Ireland.
The Abbey (g. by Yeats). Placed to 2019 in Ireland.
RAINBOW MELODY, by Rainbows for Life. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, Leopardstown Phone Book H., 3d Curragh Derrinstown Stud Apprentice H., Leopardstown Elmwood H. Half-sister to INDIAN PRINCE. Dam of 9 named foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-
Musical Rain (Val Royal). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 8½f, Curragh PG Duffy Mazda H., 2d Curragh Axminster Carpets H., 3d Aqueduct Long Island H., Gr.3, Gulfstream Park The Very One S., Gr.3, Curragh Ladbrokes.com H. Dam of-
Patuano. 2 wins at 5f, 6f, Curragh FBD Hotels & Resorts H., 2d Curragh Junefest H., Leopardstown Idealgraphix.ie H.
Sapphire Spray. Winner. See above.
Caged Lightning. 4 wins from 1m to 2m in GB and Ireland.
Crafty Codger. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 2m in Ireland.
Wee Monster. Winner at 2 in Ireland.
Irish Melody. Placed at 2 in GB.
Lucky Celts. Placed at 2 in GB.
LINGERING MELODY, by Nordico. Unplaced. Half-sister to ALFLORA, NA-AMMAH. Dam of 8 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-
INDIAN PRINCE (Indian Ridge). 2 wins at 5f, Newmarket Rous S., L, 2d Newbury Stan James H., Haydock Harriet H., Newmarket Stetchworth S., 3d York Nunthorpe S., Gr.1, Sandown Sprint S., L, Goodwood Richard Baerlein H.
B Major. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1700m in GB and U.A.E, Nad al Sheba Al Nasr Leisureland / Cyclone S., 2d Nad al Sheba Jebel Ali Racecourse Trophy, 3d Jebel Ali Derrinstown Stud H.
Rainbow Melody. 2 wins. See above.
Madeira Man - Lotuspondmoonlight (Mac.). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m in Ireland and Macau, 2d Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms Nursery H.
Melody Island. Winner at 2, 3d Curragh Joe McGrath H. Dam of-
Rudi Valentino - Flora Danica (H.K.). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, HKJC Peel H., 2d HKJC Boston H., Lei Yue Mun H., 3d Leopardstown Stepaside H., HKJC High West H., Kent H., Cricket Club Valley H., Sai Kung H.
Dusty Trail. 10 wins from 1m to 2¼m, €82,969 in Ireland.
Define. 4 wins at 1½m, 2½m in Ireland.
ADRANA, by Bold Lad. Winner at 2 in GB. Half-sister to ARDROSS, GESEDEH, KAROL, LARROCHA (dam of RAZKALLA), Khozdar,
ALFLORA (Niniski). Champion Older Miler in Ireland in 1993 & 1994. Joint Champion Older Miler in GB in 1993. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, £180,375, 160,000fr., 90,000,000L., Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.2, Curragh International S., Gr.2, Milan Premio Emilio Turati, Gr.2, 2d Curragh International S., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix du Rond-Point, Gr.2, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.2, Sandown Mile S., Gr.2, Goodwood Gordon S., Gr.3, 3d Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2. Sire.
NA-AMMAH (Ela-Mana-Mou). 3 wins at 1½m, 1¾m, Tipperary Challenge S., L. Producer.
Leopardess. Winner at 9f in GB. Dam of-
Isadora Duncan. Unraced. Dam of-
Yorksters Girl (Bachelor Duke). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 7f, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Newbury Radley S., L. Dam of-
PURELY A DREAM (Pure Prize). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, Turfway Park Bourbonette Oaks, Gr.3, 2d Turfway Park Latonia S., L.
Race Record: 7 Starts 2-1-2 £16,178.
2 wins at 7f, 8¾f in 2019, 2d Newmarket Price Bailey Right Advice for Life H., 3d Newmarket Heath Court Hotel H., Sandown Smart Money's on Coral H.