Nov 1, 2012


The precocious & talented Group 2 winner SAYIF (IRE) is to Stand at Llety Stud in 2013
Category: General

Sayif (TimeForm 122), was second in the Group One Middle Park Stakes (6f) and Group Two July Stakes (6f), Newmarket, and third in the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes (6f), Newbury and Group Two Vintage Stakes(7f), Goodwood, at two and who went on to win the Group Two Diadem Stakes (6f), Ascot, and Listed Battlefield Stakes, Monmouth Park (8f), is to Stand at Llety Stud in 2013 for a fee of 3,000 October 1st, filly foal free return.


Sayif, meaning Sword in Arabic, was bred by Sir Eric Parker at Crimbourne Stud and realised 200,000 guineas as a yearling in Tattersalls October Bk 1 sales. Bought by Tony Nerses for Saleh Al-Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar, Sayif was trained in Newmarket Peter Chapple-Hyam before going to America. He continued his genuine ways in the care of California based Patrick Biancone, where in addition to his Listed success, he was second in the Grade Three Oceanport Stakes, Monmouth park, and third in the Grade Three San Simeon Handicap, Santa Anita. In total Sayif ran 26 times, 15 times in the pattern, winning three and being placed on seven occasions and amassing over £261,000 in prize money.


David Hodge, owner of Llety Stud, said: “We are truly delighted to be standing Sayif for his owners and feel that he offers a serious opportunity for breeders to use a stallion who should get tough, running, winning two-year-olds as well as successful older horses. Sayif is by an up and coming sire from one of the best sire lines in the stud book and acted on any ground. He should prove extremely popular with the commercial breeder who is looking for speed and toughness. His fee offers a real chance to cash in at the sales.”


Tony Nerses, on behalf of the owners, said: “Sayif is one of the nicest horses I have bought, he cost 200,000gns at Bk1 of the Tattersalls October sales and he has easily matched that price with his racing performance.


“He is a good looking, well topped, correct and free moving individual, who won the Group Two Diadem Stakes in impressive style and was Group One placed. On the racecourse his performance has easily matched his good looks.


“He is the best son of his sire, Kheleyf, and comes from a speedy family.  His half brother Hunter Street won the Group Three Cornwallis Stakes over five furlongs, and I feel sure he will make an excellent addition to the stallion ranks.


“Saleh Al-Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar will be supporting Sayif with their mares.”