Mighty Gurkha, a two-year-old son of Sepoy, added a first Stakes victory to his record when taking the G3 Sirenia Stakes at Kempton on Saturday, 5 September. Listed-placed prior to a disappointing run at Deauville last time out, the juvenile colt bounced back in the six-furlong contest, making all under jockey Adam McNamara to hold off the strong-finishing Cloudbridge by a nose.
Bred by Rabbah Bloodstock, Mighty Gurkha is the first foal out of the Royal Applause mare Royal Debt. She is an own-sister to G3 Diomed Stakes second Dance And Dance and a half-sister to the dual G1-placed miler Rewarding Hero (Exceed And Excel). They are in turn out of G3 Debutante Stakes second Caldy Dancer, a daughter of Soviet Star.
Mighty Gurkha is the 18th individual Stakes winner for Champion sprinter Sepoy, who’s Australian progeny include the three-time G1-winning Alizee. His five European crops have so far yielded 10 Stakes winners led by the G2 German One Thousand Guineas heroine Unforgetable Filly and the G1-placed duo of Indian Blessing and Dabyah.
Sepoy stands at Northwood Park, Victoria at a fee of $7,700 including GST.