Regal Envoy (GB)
Regal Envoy (GB)
2019 Bay gelding by ARDAD (IRE) ex REGINA (IRE) (GREEN DESERT (GB))
Owner KVT I
Regal Envoy made his racecourse debut in August at Windsor where the ground was a little soft for him and we may bring him back to the minimum 5 furlongs.
He is by the first season sire Ardad, a very fast and precocious son of the mighty Kodiac, who won the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot before going on to take the Flying Childers (Group 2) later in his two-year-old season. Kodiac is an outstanding stallion and now an emerging sire of sires via the likes of first season sires, Kodi Bear and Coulsty, who have impressed with their first runners. Clive Cox, who trains this gelding, has excelled with progeny from this sire line including this year’s Coventry Stakes winner, Nando Parrado, and the aforementioned Kodi Bear.
This gelding’s dam, Regina, is a 93-rated daughter of the Cherry Hinton winner and 1,000 Guineas placed Dazzle. She has done a good job at stud with 7 winners to date including the black-type filly Survived and a number of other well-rated horses by lesser stallions.
We bought this gelding for £55,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, this year held in Newmarket, which makes him eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Race. Clive loved him and has tasted great success with acquisitions from this sale, including Harry Angel.
Luke Lillingston commented: “This is a really beautiful colt purchased from another great source of success, the Burns family’s Lodge Park Stud in Co Kilkenny. A half brother to 7 winners, his granddam was the top class two-year-old Dazzle who trained on to be placed in the 1,000 Guineas. One of the features of the 2020 season has been the immediate success of Kodiac as a sire of stallions and Ardad will have his first runners next year. Indeed this colt is born on the same cross as this year’s Royal Ascot winning two-year-old The Lir Jet, by another son of Kodiac out of a mare by the mighty Green Desert. Clive Cox has told me at least three times since the sale how delighted he is that we bought him; I, like many others, regard him as an excellent judge. The portents look good for this charming colt.”
Clive Cox is master of speed having trained multiple Group 1 winners including Harry Angel, Reckless Abandon and Lethal Force. Based in Lambourn Clive is a firm favourite with KVT owners. Clive broke his record number of winners in a season in 2021.
|REGAL ENVOY (GB)||ARDAD (IRE)||KODIAC (GB)||DANEHILL (USA)|
|2014||GOOD CLODORA (IRE)||RED CLUBS (IRE)|
|2009||GEHT SCHNELL (IRE)|
|2019||REGINA (GB)||GREEN DESERT (USA)||DANZIG (USA)|
|1983||FOREIGN COURIER (USA)|
|2002||DAZZLE (GB)||GONE WEST (USA)|
|1994||BELLE ET DELUREE (USA)|