Derby Italiano winner Cima De Triomphe will begin his stallion career at the Haras du Thenney in Normandy next year. The five-year-old son of Galileo – who raced for Shadai Farm owner Teruya Yoshida – will stand at a fee of 3,000 euros.
Cima De Triomphe (Galileo – Sopran Londa by Danehill) began his career with Bruno Grizzetti in Italy where he won four races including the 2008 Derby Italiano. Later that year, he finished a creditable six lengths behind Zarkava, in the Arc de Triomphe.
The following year, he joined Luca Cumani’s string in Newmarket, compiling some useful form, winning a competitive renewal of the G3 Brigardier Gerard Stakes at Sandown. He also finished fourth in the Eclipse (to Sea The Stars) and Arlington Million (to Gio Ponti).
Back in training with Grizzetti this year, Cima De Triomphe won two races including the Listed Premio Del Giubileo in Milan.
His dam Sopran Londa was a G2 winner of the Premio Regina Elena in Rome and she has also foaled winning fillies by Grand Slam and Irish River.
The Galileo – Danehill cross represents an emerging nick that is also responsible for Juddmonte’s 2010 juvenile star Frankel.