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Sire: Protectionist

Colour: Bay

Dam: Picobella

Sex: Filly

Age: 2

Foaled: Feb 20, 2018

Country: Germany

Trainer: Kris Lees


This was one filly we were going to buy come hell or high water. She is Plein Ciel all over and given the mother has produced another Group Class Horse in Pathfinder we feel this filly was a must buy. She has the Protectionist head and eye and attitude but with the Plein Ciel Body! Kris Lees trains!


She has entered quarantine and will be arriving in Australia Middle of October at this stage where she will be broken in and commence her education with Kris Lees.

The Plan

We plan to replicate the European methods as much as we can. She will arrive here and begin her breaking in process and then start her education. Our aim is to have her racing in the Sydney Autumn Carnival with the main aim being the QLD OAKS.

Why We Love Her?

Physically: She looks exactly like Protectionist looked like, right down to his attitude and the way he used to look at you. However she has the shape of Plein Ciel and Pathfinder as well which is a good sign.

Movement: This is a must for us and she moves lovely, very fluid. Tracks through great from behind and overall very balanced.

Protectionist: Our 2014 Melbourne Cup winner! Although he is an unknown sire, his sire, the great Monson has importantly stamped his stock which is a key indicator as a rule they will be very good.

Dam / Mother: The dam here was more than handy winning 3 times Including at Listed Level as a young horse. She was a super honest and consistent horse who was Group standard and now has thrown those same traits into her progeny who all have been highly talented. Plein Ciel on his day has shown Group 1 ability in Australia and Pathfinder was a Group 1 horse before he tragically died in a paddock accident.

We love this filly and had to buy her.




Foaled 20th February 2018

SireMonsunKönigsstuhlDschingis Khan
2010PatineusePeintre CelebreNureyev
  ParisienneDistant Relative
DamBig ShuffleSuper ConcordeBold Reasoning
PICOBELLA (GER) Raise Your SkirtsElevation

PROTECTIONIST (GER) (Bay 2010-Stud 2017). Equal Head of the 2014 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Ext.). Champion Older Stayer in Europe in 2014. Champion Stayer in Australia in 2014-15. Champion Older Male in Germany in 2014. Champion Older Male in Germany in 2016 (Long). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 3200m, €319,500, US$304, A$3,920,500 in France, Germany and Aust, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, Hoppegarten Grosser Preis von Berlin, Gr.1, Deauville Prix Kergorlay, Gr.2, Hamburg Hansa Preis, Gr.2-twice, Bremen SWB Derby Trial, L, 2d Baden-Baden Grosser Preis der Badischen Unternehmer, Gr.2, Krefeld Herzog von Ratibor Rennen, Gr.3, Hoppegarten Preis von Dahlwitz, L, 3d Baden-Baden Iffezheimer Derby Trial, L, 4th MRC Herbert Power H., Gr.2. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

Picobella, by Big Shuffle. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m in Germany and Czech, Velka Chuchle Jarni Cena Klisen, 2d Düsseldorfer Stutenpreis, L, 3d Cologne Ilse Und Heinz Ramm Memorial, L, 4th Baden-Baden Cup, L. Three-quarter-sister to Praia (dam of POTEMKIN, PARAISA), Palucca (dam of PAS DE DEUX). This is her fourth foal. Dam of three foals to race, all winners-

PLEIN CIEL (g. by Mamool). 7 wins from 1300m to 2000m, €3,400, A$367,150, to 2018-19, MRC Easter Cup, Gr.3, Legacy 2018 Badge Appeal H., Ladbrokes H., Swettenham Stud Championship H., Allan Wicks H., Ladbrokes Challenge H., 3d VRC Paris Lane S., L, MRC Manhari Metals H., Mildura Cup.

Pretty Highness (f. by Tertullian). 3 wins from 1400m to 1850m in Germany.

Pathfinder (c. by Wiener Walzer). Winner at 2 in Germany, 4th Cologne Preis des Winterfavoriten, Gr.3.


2nd dam

PALANDA, by Lando. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to PUNTILLA, half-sister to PAITA (dam of PIRIKA), Praia (dam of POTEMKIN, PARAISA). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

Picobella (Big Shuffle). 3 wins. See above.


3rd dam

PRADA, by Lagunas. 3 wins from 1900m to 2200m in Germany, Gelsenkirchen Nereide Rennen, L. Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

PAITA (Intikhab). Champion 2YO Filly in Germany in 2004. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1800m, 2000m, €334,815, Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Chantilly Prix Allez France, Gr.3, Milan Premio Alla Novella, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Corrida, Gr.2, 3d Chantilly Prix de Diane, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Vermeille, Gr.1, Prix du Conseil de Paris, Gr.2, Cologne Schwarzgold Rennen, Gr.3, Jean Harzheim Rennen, L. Dam of-

PIRIKA (Monsun). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2400m, €245,700, Longchamp Prix d'Hedouville, Gr.3, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de la Pepiniere, L, 2d Longchamp Prix Vermeille, Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Prix Penelope, Gr.3, Prix Joubert, L, 3d Longchamp Prix Foy, Gr.2, Prix Lord Seymour, L. Producer.

PUNTILLA (Acatenango). 2 wins at 2200m, 220,800Dm. in Germany, Mülheim Preis der Diana, Gr.2, 2d Baden-Baden Preis der Burg Windeck, 4th Baden-Baden Furstenberg Rennen, Gr.3. Dam of-

Pakama (Kalatos). 2 wins at 1600m in Germany, 2d Baden-Baden Winterkonigin Trial, 3d Mülheim Berberis Rennen, L, 4th Baden-Baden Preis der Winterkonigin, Gr.3. Producer.

Palucca. Unraced. Dam of-

PAS DE DEUX (Saddex). Champion Older Male in Germany in 2016 (Mile). 8 wins from 1600m to 2100m, €264,950 in France and Germany, Baden-Baden Oettingen Rennen, Gr.2-twice, Chantilly Prix Bertrand du Breuil, Gr.3, Baden-Baden Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, Gr.3, Munich Grosse Europa Meile, Gr.3, Baden-Baden Preis der Dorotheenhütte Wolfach, 2d Düsseldorf Meilen Trophy, Gr.2, Grand Prix de Compiegne, L, Chantilly Prix de Coye, Deauville Prix du Logis, 4th Baden-Baden Baden-Württemberg-Trophy, Gr.3.

Praia (Big Shuffle). Winner at 1500m in Germany, 2d Hannover Grosser Preis der Dr Duve Inkasso, L, Grosser Preis der Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, L. Dam of-

POTEMKIN (New Approach). Joint Champion Older Male in Italy in 2016 (Int.). 14 wins from 1600m to 2100m, €542,200, US$25,000, to 2019 in France, Italy and Germany, Rome Premio Roma, Gr.1, Chantilly Prix Dollar, Gr.2, Baden-Baden Baden Württemberg Trophy, Gr.3, Hoppegarten Preis der Deutschen Einheit, Gr.3, Dortmund Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft, Gr.3-twice, Strasbourg Grand Prix de la Region Grand Est, L, Baden-Baden Faberge Trophy, Preis der Messe Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf Pattex Rennen, 2d Baden-Baden Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, Gr.3, 3d Munich Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, Gr.1-twice, Baden-Baden Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, Gr.3, 4th Hoppegarten Preis der Deutschen Einheit, Gr.3, Dortmund Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft, Gr.3, Grand Prix de Vichy, Gr.3.

PARAISA (Red Ransom). Winner at 2 in Germany, Hannover Grosser Preis Vom Gestüt Burg Eberstein, L, 2d Baden-Baden Kronimus Rennen, L, 3d Baden-Baden Preis der Winterkonigin, Gr.3, Cologne Schwarzgold Rennen, Gr.3. Producer.

Paragua. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 2000m in Germany, 4th Hoppegarten Diana Trial, Gr.2. Dam of-

Pythion (Olympic Glory). Winner at 2, Leopardstown Frank Conroy 2YO S., 2d Navan Yeats S., L, 3d Leopardstown Ballysax S., Gr.3.

Pagua. Unraced. Dam of-

Paramount (Siyouni). 2 wins at 2, 2d Toulouse Prix Caravelle, L, 3d Deauville Prix Daphnis, Gr.3, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Cleopatre, Gr.3.

Pailita. Unraced. Dam of-

Paolo (Casey Tibbs). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, R302,425, Kenilworth Come Find the Golden Egg H., Racing. It's a Rush H., Come Party With DJ Fresh H., 3d Kenilworth Winter Derby, Gr.3.

Pinnaquin. Unplaced. Dam of-

PINNACLE PEAK (Querari). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, R799,775, to 2018-19, Turffontein Man o' War Sprint, Gr.3, Vaal Book for Classic Day 2 March S., Sansui Summer Cup in November Progress P., 2d Scottsville Tsogo Sun Sprint, Gr.1, Turffontein Computaform Sprint, Gr.1, Next Race Meeting is Saturday S.

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