Bangalore’s summer classics provide an early opportunity for new stallions on the block to leave their calling card and some notable stallions like Grey Gaston, Riyahi, Razeen and Burden of Proof have done just that in the past. No freshman sire had, however, bagged the double of Bangalore Fillies’ Championship Stakes, Gr.1, and Bangalore Colts, Championship, Gr.1. Usha Stud’s Irish-bred Danehill horse Multidimensional became the first one to do so and is off to a sensational start. His daughter Amelia, running in the colors of Miss Ameeta Mehra, the doyenne of Usha Stud, won the fillies’ race a week from Sunday while his gelded son Alaindair bagged the colts’ version Sunday .
Multidimensional (b 2003 Danehill – Sacred Song by Diesis) was bred and raced by the Niarchos family. He was trained by the late Sir Henry Cecil and was unraced at 2. He won at 3, 4 and 5 and his five victories included the Prix Guillaume d’Ornono-Haras d’Etreham, Gr.2, and Toteswinger Rose of Lancaster, Gr.3. Perhaps, his best performance was when placing fourth, within two lengths of the winner New Approach, at Leopardstown in Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes, Gr.1.
Danehill, of course, is a proven sire of sires. Multidimensional, whose fourth dam is a Ribot half-sister to Mr.Prospector, covered 63 mares at Usha Stud in 2009 and produced 50 foals the following year, Amelia and Alaindair being two of them. The interesting part of the pedigrees of Amelia and Alaindair is that both are out of Razeen mares. That cross brings full-brothers His Majesty and Graustark 4×4 in the resulting produce. Additionally, Razyana, the dam of Danehill and Secret Asset, the dam of Razeen, are both out of Buckpasser mares. Razeen is a son of Northern Dancer and Danehill a grandson of the same horse so the cross brings together a lot of similar genetic material.
Well begun is only half done but Multidimensional and Usha Stud will be buoyed by the terrific start.