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Kheleyf Odds-On For UK Record 1st-Season
Boom Darley 7YO freshman stallion Kheleyf (Green Desert-Society Lady, by Mr Prospector) "has been slashed to 2-5 (from 5-4) with Cashmans to break the record for the number of 1st-crop winners sired in Britain & Ireland," reported racingpost.co.uk. Kheleyf has notched 22 individual winners (from 49 runners) & "that puts him within sight of the record held by Invincible Spirit, who sired 28 winners (34 world-wide) in 2006". At the corresponding stage in his successful year, former Chatswood Stud shuttler Invincible Spirit (Green Desert-Rafha, by Kris) had recorded 26 winners. Dual Gr1-winning fellow Darley stallion & last season's Australian champion 1st-crop sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) lies in 2nd place with 17 winners (from 46 runners). Currently 3rd is Coolmore's NZ Cambridge Stud shuttler One Cool Cat (Storm Cat-Tacha, by Mr Prospector) who has 10 winners in Britain & Ireland.