Lot #74 Van Nistelrooy - Sonchela

Lot # 74
Sire Van Nistelrooy
Dam Sonchela
Colour Bay
Sex Colt
Purchaser Withdrawn


VanNistelrooy (USA)


Storm Cat

Storm Bird






Hail toReason

Cold Reply





Sound Reason

Bold Reason

Hail toReason

New Tune

New Providence





Chatsworth II

VAN NISTELROOY (USA)(Chestnut 2000-Stud 2003). 3 wins at 2, Curragh Futurity S., Gr.2,Tyros S., L, 2d Curragh National S., Gr.1, 3d Ascot Royal Lodge S.,Gr.2. Half-brother to SW Halory Hunter (Keeneland Blue Grass S.,Gr.2), SW Prory (Sportsmans National Jockey Club H., Gr.3), SWBrushed Halory (Gulfstream Sabin H., Gr.3), SW Key Lory (MonmouthOceanport H., Gr.3) and SP Sprucory. His oldest progeny are nowyearlings. 

1st dam

SONCHELA, bySound Reason. 3 wins from 1400m to 2000m. Three-quarter-sisterto Be Reasonable, half-sisterto Regal Chela. This is herninth living foal. Dam of eight foals to race, sevenwinners-

YELGUN DAWN(f. by Deputy Governor). 3 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$198,825,Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, VATCGlenhuntly H., 2d SAJC Robert A Lee S., L, 4th SAJCSedgwick Classic S., Gr.2. Damof-

Alba Zitta.2 wins at 1400m in 2004-05 in Aust.

Ohmy- Happy Kingdom (Sing.) (g.by College Chapel). 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, S$234,129, 2d SingaporeTC Class 2 H., 3d Singapore TC Patrons' Bowl, L, Korea Racing AssociationTrophy, Class 2 H.-twice.

Iguana (g.by Almutawakel). Placed to 1500m to 2005-06, 2d SAJC FMG KoukourouBe Discreet S., L, 3d SAJCWarren Tredrea H.

Our Imposing(c. by Grosvenor). 4 wins from 1800m to 2200m, VRC AluminatesChemical H., 2d VATC General Command H.

Honor the Thought - Waialae Win (H.K.)(g. by Honor Grades). Winner at 1800m, HK$1,617,400, HKJC Tate'sCairn H., 2d HKJC Lau Fau Shan H.

Coup Biscuit(g. by Marju). 2 wins at 1400m to 2005-06, CJC Gold Club H.

Durness (f.by Western Symphony). 3 wins from 1250m to 1850m, 3d STC YarramundiH.

Success TwoThousand (g. by Lord Ballina). Winner at 1800m in Sing.


2nd dam

CHELA, byWharf. Unraced. Half-sister to INCEPTOR, BRIGHT HALO, HAMPTON'S PRIDE, Mr Expensive, Zelenski, Rural Song, Adamas (damof LADY HUNDALEE, LORD HUNDALEE), Lacy (damof CHAGEMAR). Dam of 4foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

Regal Chela(Vice Regal). 15 wins from 1600m to 2950m, A$257,450, AJC CaribbeanH., 2d Clarence River JC Grafton Cup, L, 3d AJCSydney Cup, Gr.1, STC NEManion Cup, Gr.3.


3rd dam

CHANTAL, by Chatsworth II. 9 wins at 7f, 1m, AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, GeorgeMain S., Gr.1, WRC George Adams (Tatt's) H., Gr.1, 3d VATCCaulfield S., Gr.1. Sister to OUR FUN - LIKE FUN (N.Z.) (dam of GO FUN, ALL FUN - SUCH FUN (Aust.)), half-sister to Major Effort (dam of LUNAR PROBE). Dam of 10 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

INCEPTOR(Oncidium). 8 wins from 1600m to 2450m, A$80,500, SAJC West End S.,Gr.3, 3d AJC Queen Elizabeth Randwick S., Gr.1. Sire.

HAMPTON'SPRIDE (Agricola). 6 winsfrom 1000m to 2000m, VATC Stanley P., L, 2d AJC Chipping Norton S.,Gr.2, 3d VATC Coongy H., Gr.3. Sire.

BRIGHT HALO (Zamazaan). 4wins from 1600m to 2400m, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, 2d AJC StLeger, Gr.2, 3d SAJC AdelaideCup, Gr.1. Sire.

Lacy.Unraced. Dam of CHAGEMAR(Zamazaan).




Good straight-up folk with a sense of humour

John McArdle, Melbourne Trainer