During his time at stud in France CALIFET sired Grade 1 winners including Adrien Du Pont, Cilaos Emery and Clarcam and although his first Irish-bred crop are just six-year-olds of 2021, his oldest two crops conceived at Boardsmill Stud contain extremely exciting sorts including Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Grade 3 winning hurdler Beauport, who was a €60,000 store horse.
Califet’s most expensive Land Rover Sale graduate to date from his Irish crops is Mumbo Jumbo, bred by the Dunmanway Breeding Club, who cost €65,000 at the 2019 sale when purchased by Gerry Hogan from Ballincurrig House Stud. He made his debut in a bumper last season for Emma Lavelle in which he finished second to a more experience rival on his only run so far.
Five-year-old Restandbethankful by Califet is a graduate of the 2019 Land Rover Sale, where he cost €52,000. From just five starts he has won three and been second in the other two for Olly Murphy, the McNeill Family and Patrick and Scott Bryceland. The five-year-old’s full brother is Lot 159 in this year’s sale consigned by Peel Bloodstock.
From 11 horses catalogued across Part One and Two by Califet Lot 308, offered by Lacken Stud on behalf of breeder Paul Rothwell, stands out as he is one of just 15 siblings to Grade 1 winners offered in this year’s Land Rover Sale. He is a half-brother to the Grade 1 Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Winner and Grade 1 Neptune Investments Novices’ Hurdle and Kauto Star Novices’ Chase second Black Op. He has a strong pedigree as his dam is a half-sister to the Grade 2 winning hurdler Younevercall from the family of Afsoun, Agrapart and Balthazar King.