Smart Missile

Unbeaten at two winning the Breeders' Plate and then the G2 Todman. The only two-year-old to defeat Sepoy. At three, he won the G3 Run To The Rose before running a close second in the G1 Golden Rose. Rated the best juvenile by Fastnet Rock.

Smart Missile – higher-rated than his dam’s half-brother Northern Meteor – is from one of the great stallion-making families of the modern thoroughbred: the Rough Shod clan of Sadler’s Wells, Fairy King and Nureyev.

'A striking horse. A good size, slightly bigger than average, a lovely shape with length and power through both his shoulders and hindquarters. He moves efficiently and has a strong, masculine head with a kind eye. Plenty of bone, tidy through his knees and has good feet. Quite big, but so well-balanced.' Olly Tait

Impressive on debut. Devastating when he stepped up to G2 company against the cream of an especially talented crop. Then back at three for a major trial win – again, humbling multiple G1 winners. Smart Missile’s raw talent: unmissable...

The leading first and second-crop sire by winners and a top 10 two-year-old sire with his third crop. Smart Missile has had more winners at the same stage of his career than Snitzel. His first eight Group winners and performers include three who are inbred to Danehill or Danzig.

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Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 2 2 - - -
Three 4 1 1 - -
Total 6 3 1 - -

At two

  • 1st Todman S G2, 1200m, Rosehill, beating Sepoy, Foxwedge.
  • 1st Breeders Plate L, 1000m, Randwick.

At three

  • 1st Run To The Rose G3, 1200m, Rosehill, beating Foxwedge, Helmet.
  • 2nd Golden Rose G1, 1400m, Rosehill, beaten a short-neck, beating Foxwedge, Helmet.

By FASTNET ROCK Champion, Lightning S G1, etc. Champion sire three times in Australia and Hong Kong f 134 Stakes winners, 84 Group winners, 34 G1 winners, including ATLANTIC JEWEL (Champion, Thousand Guineas G1), FIRST SEAL (Champion, Flight S G1), ROCK 'N' POP (Champion, NZ 2,000 Guineas G1), CATCHY (Blue Diamond S G1), AVANTAGE (Manawatu Sires' Produce S G1), Fascinating Rock (Champion S G1), MOSHEEN (Victoria Oaks G1), etc.

1st dam Comical Smile by Comic Strip. Unraced. Dam of 8 foals, 6 torace, 5 winners:
   SMART MISSILE Todman S G2, Run To The Rose S G3, Breeders’ Plate, 2nd Golden Rose G1. Sire.
   SURGE AHEAD (g by Danehill Dancer) 5 wins, 3 to 6, Connoisseur S, 3rd Alister Clark S G2.
   KISS FROM A ROSE (f by Encosta de Lago) 4 wins at 3 and 4, Triscay S, 3rd Wiggle H, Nivison.
   EMOTIONAL OUTBURST (g by Johannesburg) 5 wins, 3 to 8.

   POTENT FORCE (g by Fastnet Rock) Winner at 3.

2nd dam Explosive by Fappiano. 2 wins at 3, 2nd Prairie Dawn S. Dam of 7 runners, 6 winners:
   NORTHERN METEOR (c by Encosta de Lago) 3 wins at 3, Ascot Vale S G1, Brian Crowley S, 2nd TJ Smith S G1. Sire.
   QUEEN OF THE HILL (f by Danehill) 5 wins, 2 to 4, Thoroughbred Club S G3, How Now S G3, Talindert S, 2nd Plate G3. Dam of:
      Explosive Mischief (g by More Than Ready) 3rd Macau Four-Year-Old Prelude.
   RABBUKA (g by Giant’s Causeway) 16 wins, 3 to 11, Festival S, Frank Underwood Cup, 2nd Chairman’s H G3, Peter Gallagher S.
   Justlikedawg (c by Unaccounted For) 4 wins at 3 and 4, 2nd South Mississippi Owners and Breeders S. Sire.
   My Moccasin (f by Belong To Me) Dam of:
      Shawnee Girl (f by Encosta de Lago) 3rd Magic Night S G2. Dam of:
        Oklahoma Girl
(f by Fastnet Rock) 2nd Roses S G2, 3rd
Queensland Oaks G1.

3rd dam SCUFF by Forli. Kilijaro S, etc. Half-sister to APALACHEE G1, Champion at 2, sire; BELTED EARL G3, Champion sprinter, sire;
FLIPPERS G3, dam of HAIL ATLANTIS G1, dam of STORMY ATLANTIC sire. Out of MOCCASSIN Horse of the Year; sister to RIDAN Champion at 2, sire; Thong dam of THATCH G1, sire, grandam of NUREYEV G1, leading sire, third dam of SADLER’S WELLS G1, Champion sire, FairyKing, leading sire. Dam of 6 runners, 4 winners:
   EBROS (c by Mr Prospector) Round Table H G2, Arlington Heights
   S, Mongo S, 3rd Prix de Cabourg G3. Sire

BEST PROGENY (with sire of dam, and second dam and notable inbreeding)

MAID OF HEAVEN (Dehere, Aloe, Northern Dancer) Spring Champion Stakes G1

I’LL HAVE A BIT (Jeune, Perugino Danzig) Euclase S G2, National S G3, 2nd Fillies Classic G2, 3rd Goodwood H G1.

SMART MELODY (Encosta De Lago, Catrail) Thousand Guineas Prelude G2, Cap DÁntibes Stakes L

DEBELLATIO (Flying Spur, McGinty Danehill, Mr Prospector) Sires’ Produce S G3, 3rd Karrakatta Plate G2.

SASSY ‘N’ SMART (Empire Maker, Storm Cat Fappiano) Welcome S L, 2nd Matamata Breeders S G2.

EXOCET (Zabeel, Danehill Danehill) Centaurea S L.

IRISH BET (O’Reilly, Lake Coniston Mr Prospector) Inglis Nursery L.

Smart Amelia (Redoute’s Choice, More Than Ready Danehill) 2nd Widden S G3, 3rd JHB Carr S G3, PJ Bell S G3, Denise’s Joy S L.

Smart Manoeuvre (Tale Of The Cat, Umatilla Mr Prospector) 2nd SA Sires’ Produce S G3, 3rd Breeders’ S G3.

Rocketeer (More Than Ready, Bletchingly Mr Prospector) 2nd Caulfield Classic G3, Super Impose Plate L.

Aim Smart (Hussonet, Pancho Villa Mr Prospector) 2nd Northland Breeders S G3.

Smart Coupe (Spinning World, Seattle Slew) 3rd Red Roses S G3.

Island Missile (Dynaformer, Sillery Danzig, Roberto) 2nd Gosford Guineas L.

Jericho (Red Ransom, Bellotto Red Ransom, Mr Prospector) 2nd Hampden S L.

Mediterranean (Torrential, Danehill Danehill, Mr Prospector) 2nd The Rosebud L.

Royal Missile (Dr Grace, Bassenthwaite) 2nd Cyril Flower S L.

Sacred Missile (Dehere, Hula Chief) 2nd Macau Autumn Trophy L.

Skyray (Falbrav, Habituate) 2nd Wyong Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic L.

Stephenstihls (Tale Of The Cat, Fusaichi Pegasus Mr Prospector) 2nd Canterbury S L.

Clockwise (Desert Sun, Tate Gallery Danzig) 3rd Dalrello S L.

Fromparis Withlove (Umatilla, Scenic Mr Prospector) 3rd Redoute’s Choice S L.

Hair Trigger (Don Eduardo, Lacryma Cristi) 3rd Heritage S L.