Changing of the guard at Rangal Park

Rangal Park owner Eric Buttler celebrated the good news for comeback sire Ne Coupez Pas when his mare Chats Gal won at Bendigo on Saturday.

Chats Gal (4m Niello – Trice Moss by Keltrice) sprinted through a yawning gap in the straight to score a three-quarter length victory in the Cartridge World Maiden Plate.  She was raised to 1400m for the first time this prep by trainer Alicia Macpherson and looks sure to get longer trips further down the track.

Chats Gal is a Rangal Park homebred and the Bendigo victory came shortly after Buttler announced Ne Coupez Pas had got two of his first four mares in foal this spring.  The Nureyev horse had encountered fertility problems last year and was not promoted on a commercial basis for 2010.

Ne Coupez Pas has built a 60% winners-to-runners strike-rate led by the Melbourne stakes winners Satin Robes and Jacqueline Rouge.  

Rangal Park is much busier than usual this spring with Ne Coupez Park back in service.  The stud is also home to evergreen resident Keltrice, Danehill sire Danerich and newcomers US Ranger and Kempinsky who transferred from Independent Stallions in July.

There’s also been a changing of the guard in the front office with Tim Jackson the new stud manager.  He takes over from Graham Burley who retired after 20 years at the Euroa based nursery.

Chats Gal is by Chatswood Stud sire Niello but her dam Trice Moss has been covered by Danerich for the last three years.  Her 2yo is a filly named Ice Lady and she is on the books with Greg Eurell.

Danerich had more than 90 foals in his first crop and the first two to trial were placed in half-mile hit-outs at Cranbourne last month.

Wealthy Elsie (2f Danerich – Lady Elsie by Rainbows For Life) is trained by Robbie Griffiths and she was third home behind Red Dress Marley in her heat.  The winner came out and finished second in the Listed Inglis Debutants at Caulfield last Wednesday.

Rebel To Riches (2f Danerich – Windsor Rebel by Royal Academy) is a member of Doug Harrison’s team and she was runner-up to Darley filly Chinchilla in her heat.  The winner finished a forward fourth in the Debutants on her debut.

Danerich was a sizzling son of Danehill and he was a G3 winner of the McNeil Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield and the Listed McKenzie Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.  From just 17 starts, he was also placed in the G2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m) and the G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) behind Apache Cat and God’s Own.

“It is Danehill’s speed sons that have been the most successful at stud and Danerich could definitely motor,” Buttler said.  “His progeny are well boned and have the Danehill hindquarters and legs.”

Danerich stands 16.2 hands and is one of the last sons of Danehill to go to stud.  He has received very strong support from Super VOBIS breeders covering more than 320 mares in his first three years at Rangal Park.