Scintillo Filly Tuscan Light Goes in to Work with Phill Sweeney
Tuscan Light one of the Knightsbridge owned 2yos is a filly by SCINTILLO from Moments I Treasure ( USA ) has gone in to pre-training with Phil Sweeney in Jerilderie, Phil reported “After a month of serious work she is ready for the paddock. Laying down a lot & growing right before your eyes. The work has certainly helped her develop & a great eater. 6 weeks in the paddock & we will see a very rounded young lady”
SCINTILLO won the 2yo Gran Criterium Group 1, defeating Gladiatorus (who shortly after won G1’s Dubai Duty Free and Premio Vittorio) and was awarded the ‘ World’s highest rated horse “.
As a 4yo he won theGroup 2 Grand Prix de Chantilly defeating Chincon (winner of G1 $2m Singapore Airlines International Cup & Gr 1 United Nations Stakes) and the Group 3 Winter Derby.
Earlier he was crowned the Champion 2YO colt in Italy in 2007 and the ROA All-weather Horse Of The Year in 2009.
Scintillo is out of the multiple Gr 1 winning mare Danseuse Du Soir, incl the French Thousand Guineas . She was the Broodmare of the Year in 2007.
Scintillo’s sire the Group 1 winner Fantastic Light won six Group 1 races in five countries with earnings of $8,486,957,
SCINTILLO is FANTASTIC LIGHT’S only son at stud . He is well represented by his daughters as they have produced three Gr1 winners to date incl TRIP TO PARIS , Ascot Gold Cup .
Dam of this filly , Moments I Treasure is a very interesting mare indeed .
Firstly she is a ½ sister to multiple Gr1 winner in the US , ALPHA , 6 wins , $1,815.543. He stands at stud for Darley in the USA.
She is a full sister to Lavender Sky who was purchased for $340,000 as an empty broodmare by renowned bloodstock agent & founder of both the Secretariat syndicate & Ashford Farms , later Coolmore Stud in the USA.
In doing so he commented “ they also have to be out of the blue hen families, which this mare certainly is “ .
It is a fantastic fillies family . This filly’s 4th dam is KAMAR , champion 3yo filly , Gr1 Canadian Oaks , later to become 1990 Broodmare of the Year.
Her daughters GEORGEOUS , multiple Gr1 winner , incl Hollywood Oaks , earnings of $1.2m and SEASIDE ATTRACTION , a $1m weanling 30 years ago was the winner of the Kentucky Oaks , Gr1.
Moments I Treasure has left 3 winners to date incl city winner Bourgeoisie and filly Cape Treasure a Singapore winner who was showing enough to be seriously considered for the Gr1 Singapore Derby against the colts .
This filly is by a son of FANTASTIC LIGHT breed to his own family .