Lordship Stud’s Swiss Lake records tenth winner as family excels

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Originally by Aisling Crowe.

Swiss Lake, a Kern Lillingston broodmare purchase, has provided Lordship Stud with some fantastic days on the track and in the sales ring and descendants of the 19-year-old daughter of Indian Ridge have been enjoying a purple patch of late.

Swiss Lake’s two-, three- and four-year-old offspring all raced on Saturday, and her two-year-old Oasis Dream filly Swiss Air became her dam’s tenth winner from 11 runners when claiming the five furlong novice stakes at Lingfield.

A dual Listed winner on the track, Swiss Lake has produced three stakes winners so far, all in the striped silks of Lordship Stud, headed by Pivotal mare Swiss Diva, who won two Group 3 sprints in France. Swiss Lake’s son Swiss Spirit, by Invincible Spirit, was also a Group 3-winning sprinter and stands at Whitsbury Manor Stud, with his oldest crop just three-years-old.

Swiss Air is a full-sister to Swiss Dream, a multiple Listed winner over six furlongs and the dam of Yafta, winner of the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury a fortnight ago.

Trained by Richard Hannon, Yafta is a three-year-old son of Dark Angel bought for £280,000 at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale by Peter and Ross Doyle and races in the colours of Hamdan Al Maktoum.


2005 Swiss Franc (g. Mr Greeley)
Won two races and was second to Henrythenavigator in the 2007 Coventry Stakes

2006 Swiss Diva (m. Pivotal)
Won 5f Group 3 Prix du Petit Couvert and 6f Group 3 Prix de Meautry, dam of two winners in Poetry and Swiss Knight

2007 Swiss Cross (g. Cape Cross)
Won 14 races, excelled on the all-weather and in Jersey

2008 Swiss Dream (m. Oasis Dream)
Won Kilvington, Boadicea and Hopeful Stakes – all 6f Listed contests – and dam of recent Hackwood Stakes scorer Yafta

2009 Swiss Spirit (h. Invincible Spirit)
Won 5f Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy at Newbury and second-season sire

2011 Swiss Kiss (m. Dansili)
Won a race for John Gosden and since retired to stud

2012 Swiss Affair (m. Pivotal)
Winner for John Gosden with Invincible Spirit colt foal at foot

2013 Lugano (g. Galileo)
Four-time winner for Sir Mark Prescott

2014 Swiss Storm (h. Frankel)
Juvenile maiden winner still going strong as a four-year-old

2015 Ghalyoon (c. Invincible Spirit)
300,000gns trained by John Gosden for Hamdan Al Maktoum. Showed signs of greenness on his first start

2016 Swiss Air (f. Oasis Dream)
Successful on third start for William Haggas on Saturday

2018 (c. Kingman)

Ghalyoon is Swiss Lake’s three-year-old son by Invincible Spirit – making him a full-brother to Swiss Spirit – and he made his debut at Chelmsford on Saturday but was slowly away and showed signs of greenness in the early stages.

Trained by John Gosden for Hamdan Al Maktoum, Ghalyoon was a 300,000gns purchase by Shadwell at the 2016 Tattersalls October Book 1 Sale and can be forgiven his first run.

Swiss Lake’s four-year-old Frankel colt Swiss Storm, retained by Lordship Stud, made the frame in a mile handicap at Newmarket on Saturday, on just his second start this season since joining Michael Bell.

The second generation of her descendants are also making their presence felt on the track, with her daughter Swiss Diva’s two-year-old filly Poetry, by Kingman, impressive when winning over five furlongs at Nottingham on Thursday for Lordship Stud. Poetry holds an entry in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on Irish Champions Weekend next month.

Swiss Diva’s first foal Swiss Knight, a three-year-old Oasis Dream colt sold to Godolphin for 475,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1 in 2016 – narrowly failed to win at Newmarket on Saturday. Successful two starts ago, Swiss Knight went down by a short head in a seven furlong handicap for trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey Colm O’Donoghue.

Swiss Diva has a yearling colt by Dark Angel, a Frankel filly foal and was covered by Kodiac this season, while Swiss Lake has a Kingman colt at foot.

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