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WA Stallion Locked on Bradman Average
War Chant (USA) reached a career landmark when Dance Music won the Australia Day Trophy (1500m) at Ascot on the Australia Day long-weekend. The WA-based champion son of Danzig has now sired the winners of 250 races in Australia and he’s knocking on the door of another milestone at Yarradale Stud. His Australian-based progeny comprise 99 individual winners at a 60% strike-rate ahead of the 2020 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale. War Chant stood at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky before Yarradale owner Ron Sayers secured him for Western Australia. His overall career stats stand at 524 individual winners of 1,769 races in 34 countries. Dance Music is one of 42 stakes winners by War Chant and he sired her from Dubawi mare Fast Flowing. It’s the same Mr Prospector-sireline cross as G1 William Reid Stakes winner Silent Sedition. Connections will likely target the Pinjarra Classic (February 23) and Bunbury Stakes (March 4). Part-owned by NSW owner Matthew Sandblom, Dance Music’s half-sister by Sandblom’s sire Bull Point has been catalogued as Lot 135 at the Inglis Classic Sale on February 9. War Chant has 18 yearlings on offer at the Perth Magic Millions and among his recent updates is the colt from Marooned mare Vintage Silver (Lot 134) being sold by Yarradale (as agent). He’s a half-brother to Vital Silver who lifted to another level last prep with Group 1 seconds in the Manikato Stakes and Winterbottom Stakes.