Wertheimer Et Frere are pleased to confirm that INTELLO, their promising young stallion and Prix du Jockey Club winner, will return to Cheveley Park Stud for the 2018 and 2019 breeding seasons, having stood the previous two seasons at Haras du Quesnay.
Cheveley Park Stud Managing Director, Chris Richardson, said; ‘We are delighted, once again, to be standing Intello in England on behalf of his owners, continuing to make Intello available to both domestic and international breeders alike. Breeders’ support, over the last four years, has been overwhelming; indeed he covered over 140 mares in France last year, which shows the level of confidence there is about his future. Certainly all the trainers I have spoken to are very positive about the progeny they have by him.
Unbeaten in two starts as a two year old, INTELLO (Galileo) proved to be one of the best European 3 year old colts of 2013. Having been extremely unlucky in running third in the Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains, he gained just rewards when winning the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club by a comfortable 2 length margin. On his next outing he displayed his speed and versatility by taking the Group 3 Prix Messidor over 8 furlongs, before going on to finish third in the Group 1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le- Buffard Jacques le Marois over the same trip. On his final racecourse appearance he finished a highly creditable third in the Group 1 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe behind Treve.
INTELLO hails from one of the best families in the book with his third and fourth dams, Elle Seule and Fall Aspen, having no less than 7 Group 1 winners under their names, including the great Dubai Millennium. As well as this, INTELLO is by the Champion sire Galileo and out of the Group 2 winning and Group 1 placed Danehill mare, Impressionnante.
INTELLO has made an encouraging start to his stallion career. From only a small number of runners to date, his daughter Sonjeu won her first two starts, while Gabr finished a promising second on debut at Newmarket. INTELLO has covered full books every year since his retirement to stud, and with some of his first crop 2 year olds currently in training with Sir Michael Stoute, Andre Fabre, John Gosden, Jean-Claude Rouget and Freddy Head there is sure to be plenty more to come from his progeny.
A 2018 fee for INTELLO will be set at a later date.