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Sire: New Approach

Dam: Isla Canela

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Mare

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Aug 10th, 2013

Country: Australia


Epona Park (Mgr: Jeff Allis), June Anderson, Peter Beesley, Lyn Beesley, Luke Henderson, Tim Holland, Len Kelley, Nick Pigdon, Steven Rielly, Philip Spowart, Road To Nowhere (Mgr: Dean Varndell)

Career Record: 13-3-2-0

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    23.1 %
  • Place
    15.4 %





Chestnut mareFoaled in 2013

SireGalileoSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
NEW APPROACH (IRE) Urban SeaMiswaki
2005Park ExpressAhonooraLorenzaccio
DamGone WestMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
ISLA CANELA (USA) SecrettameSecretariat
2006IslingtonSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer

NEW APPROACH (IRE) (Chestnut 2005-Stud 2009). 8 wins-5 at 2, The Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 611 rnrs, 388 wnrs, 37 SW, inc. Dawn Approach (Curragh National S., Gr.1), Potemkin, Elliptique, Sultanina, Talent, May's Dream, Beautiful Romance, Nearly Caught, Sword of Light, New Predator, Connecticut, Messi, Strathspey, Herald the Dawn, Libertarian, Gamblin' Guru, Masar, Veneto, Gogo Grace, Ceisteach, Cap O'Rushes, Montsegur, Newfangled, Tha'ir, etc.


1st dam

ISLA CANELA, by Gone West. Winner at 2000m in France. Dam of three named foals, two to race, inc:-

Spleasure (f. by New Approach). 3 wins. See below.

Kariya (f. by All Too Hard). Placed at 3 in 2017-18 in Aust.


2nd dam

ISLINGTON, by Sadler's Wells. Champion 3YO Filly in GB in 2002 (Int./Long). Champion Turf Female in USA in 2003. Champion Older Female in GB & Ireland in 2003 (Int./Long). 6 wins from 1¼m to 1½m, £449,915, €134,765, US$704,800, Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf S., Gr.1, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1-twice, Goodwood Nassau S., Gr.1, York Musidora S., Gr.3, Newbury Sanctuary Group S., 3d Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Prince of Wales's S., Gr.1, Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf S., Gr.1, Newmarket Oh So Sharp S., L. Sister to GREEK DANCE, NEW MORNING, ELECTION DAY, Olympienne (dam of MODUN, PATKAI), three-quarter-sister to Justlookdontouch (dam of ABINGDON), half-sister to MOUNTAIN HIGH, Desert Beauty (dam of HYBLON). Dam of 9 named foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Angel Vision. 2 wins at 7f, 1m, Newmarket Margaret Giffen Memorial Fillies' H., 2d Newmarket Winner.co.uk H.

London Bid. Raced twice. Dam of-

L. A. Tower (Hard Spun). 3 wins at 1m in 2017, 2d Sunland Park Winsham Lad H., L.

Tetrad (Malibu Moon). 2 wins at 6f, 7f, 2d Mahoning Valley Austintown Filly Sprint S., L.


3rd dam

HELLENIC, by Darshaan. 3 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Ribblesdale S., Gr.2, York Middleton S., 2d The St Leger, Gr.1. Half-sister to Golden Wave, Celtic River, New Trojan, Troyes (dam of MONT ETOILE), Sea Picture (dam of RUSCELLO, WILD IRISH ROSE), Above Water (dam of SIEGE). Dam of 14 foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

ISLINGTON (Sadler's Wells). 6 wins. See above.

MOUNTAIN HIGH (Danehill). 4 wins from 2000m to 2400m, £106,814, €242,210, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Ascot Buckhounds S., L, Newmarket Stanscasino.co.uk S., 2d Newmarket Princess of Wales's S., Gr.2, Royal Ascot Hardwicke S., Gr.2, Goodwood Festival S., L, 3d Grand Prix de Chantilly, Gr.2, Newmarket Wood Ditton S., 4th York King Edward VII S., Gr.2. Sire.

GREEK DANCE (Sadler's Wells). Champion Older Male in Germany in 2000 (Int.). 4 wins from 1400m to 2100m, £252,667, 200,000fr., 175,000Dm., HK$3,000,000 in GB and Germany, Munich Grosser Preis Dallmayr Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, Gr.1, Haydock Rose of Lancaster S., Gr.3, York Michael Seely Memorial Glasgow S., 2d York International S., Gr.1, Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Ganay, Gr.1, Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1, Curragh Tattersalls Gold Cup, Gr.1.

NEW MORNING (Sadler's Wells). 3 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, Sandown Brigadier Gerard S., Gr.3, Salisbury Upavon S., L, 4th Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Ribblesdale S., Gr.2. Producer.

ELECTION DAY (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins at 1¼m, 13f, Newbury Aston Park S., L, 2d Chester Ormonde S., Gr.3, 3d Royal Ascot Gold Cup, Gr.1, Ascot Sagaro S., Gr.3, 4th Goodwood Cup, Gr.2, Doncaster Serlby S., L. Sire.

Desert Beauty (Green Desert). 2 wins at 7f, 1m, Newmarket NGK Spark Plugs H., 3d Newmarket Ben Marshall S., L, 4th Cheshire Oaks, L. Dam of-

HYBLON (Machiavellian). 7 wins from 1200m to 1800m, 155,880,000¥, Tokyo Oasis S., L, Nakayama Keiyo S., Naigai Times Hai, Tokyo Tachikawa Tokubetsu, 4th Sapporo Elm S., L.

Red Dune (Red Ransom). 2 wins at 7f, 1m, Newmarket Fillies' H., 2d Ascot October S., L, 3d Cologne Wetten Sieberts Neuss Wuppertal Stutenpreis, L, 4th Goodwood Oak Tree S., Gr.3-twice. Producer.

Desert Bloom. Unraced. Dam of-

FIORENTE (Monsun). Champion Stayer in Australia in 2013-14. 6 wins from 1600m to 3200m, £121,965, €9,100, A$6,068,500, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, Australian Cup, Gr.1, MRC Peter Young S., Gr.2, MVRC Dato' Tan Chin Nam S., Gr.2, Newmarket Princess of Wales's S., Gr.2, Newbury Bet on the Cup Final at Totesport.com S., 2d VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2, Goodwood Gordon S., Gr.3, Festival S., L, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, ATC BMW S., Gr.1, All Aged S., Gr.1, 4th VRC Turnbull S., Gr.1. Sire.

Roshanak. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

TOM MELBOURNE (Dylan Thomas). 5 wins from 1700m to 2150m, €6,900, A$1,110,490 in Ireland and Aust, Albury Gold Cup, L, 2d ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, VRC Cantala S., Gr.1, 3d WATC Railway S., Gr.1.

ARAAJA (Iffraaj). 4 wins from 1600m to 2000m, €78,000, A$10,125, in 2017, Vichy Prix Madame Jean Couturie, L, 3d ATC E Thomson Hall of Fame H., 4th Maisons-Laffitte Prix Bertrand de Tarragon, Gr.3.

Justlookdontouch. Unraced. Dam of-

ABINGDON (Street Cry). 4 wins from 1¼m to 1½m, £129,134, €19,320, to 2017, Newbury Lord Weinstock Memorial S., L, Pontefract Castle S., L, 2d Haydock Lancashire Oaks, Gr.2, 3d Deauville Prix de Pomone, Gr.2, Dundalk Diamond S., Gr.3.

Olympienne. Unraced. Dam of-

PATKAI (Indian Ridge). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 8¼f to 2m, £170,716, Ascot Sagaro S., Gr.3, Royal Ascot Queen's Vase, Gr.3, Haydock Tomboy Cavanagh H., 2d Royal Ascot Gold Cup, Gr.1, Sandown Henry II S., Gr.2, 3d Newbury Golf World Cup S., 4th Goodwood Great Voltigeur S., Gr.2.

MODUN (King's Best). 3 wins from 9¾f to 1½m, £103,305, 80,740Dhs, Kempton September S., Gr.3, Newbury Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire H., 2d Kempton Floodlit S., L, Goodwood Bet365.com S., 3d Kempton September S., Gr.3, Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr.3, 4th Meydan Nad Al Sheba Trophy, Gr.3.

Saptapadi (Indian Ridge). 2 wins at 1½m, Doncaster Chique Designer Boutique of Armthorpe S., 2d Sandown Henry II S., Gr.2, 3d Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr.3, 4th Kempton September S., Gr.3.


Race Record:

3 wins to 1500m to 2017-18 in Aust.