ANNIKE BYE HANSEN
Stabell talk 2021
Madame Krug - bred for speed
This two-year-old daughter of Intrinsic was purchased at the Tattersalls February Sale in Newmarket. Madame Krug's sire, a son of top class sprinter Oasis Dream out of Nell Gwyn Stakes winner Infallible, won the Stewards Cup at Glorious Goodwood – one of the most valuable sprint handicaps in England. That was one of Intrinsic's four wins from ten runs. Intrinsic has sired a handful of nice winners, including the speedy duo Intrinsic Bond and Topper Bill, both of whom have won three races and achieved handicap ratings in the mid 90's in England. Intrinsic Bond ran third on his seasonal debut at Redcar this April. Topper Bill is also still in training, having won two good sprint races at Meydan in Dubai early in the year.
Madame Krug's dam, Sun'aq, was trained by Sir Mark Prescott in Newmarket. A daughter of Kodiac, she was a very useful handicapper, winning three times and finishing second twice in a nine-race career. Sun'aq began her career perfectly with wins over 6 furlongs at Wolverhampton and Ffos Las in August of her juvenile season. Her third win came over 5 furlongs at Chelmsford the following year. Wolverhampton and Chelmsford both have an all-weather track (artificial surface), while Fos Las is racing on turf. Interestingly, Sun'aq was favourite for all of her three wins. Her dam, Zingeeyah (Singspiel) was a maiden but she is well known as the dam of ten-time winner Reckless Lad, who was successful at up to 10.5 furlongs. Nine of his wins were gained on the all-weather circuit. Further down in this pedigree we find a number of black type performers, most notably Shy Lady, a Listed winning mare who produced top class miler Zafeen and other smart performers. Madame Krug's closest relatives' results suggest that she will become a sprinter – though the family has also produced horses with some stamina. GS 140421