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By Gulch - Height Of Fashion (Bustino)
Height 16.2hh (1.68m)
Stud Fee for 2017: £5,000 (1st January SLF. Euro fee on application)
Standing at Nunnery Stud LIMITED BOOK
NAYEF has a lifetime career winners/runners strike rate of 61%.
BREEDERS looking to send their mare to a well-priced sire who consistently produces stakes winners and performers year after year, should re-visit the possibility of NAYEF as a stallion choice.
NAYEF’S daughter TASADAY proved to be a force to be reckoned with in 2013 with wins in both the Gr.2 Shadwell Prix de la Nonette and Gr.3 Prix de Psyche. Her 2014 record did nothing to dampen the spirits, with Listed wins in Dubai and the UK, before again showing her mettle in an international field when running on strongly into 3rd place in the Gr.1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks for Godolphin.
A winning seasonal debut in the 2014 Ardglen Amethyst Stakes (Gr.3) heralded the start of a stand-out 3 year old career for NAYEF’S 2nd best son MUSTAJEEB. Having been a very promising juvenile, he followed his 3 year old debut win with a run in to 3rd place on testing ground in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000gns (Gr.1). A much celebrated Royal Ascot win in the Gr.3 Jersey Stakes followed before returning to Ireland to suffer the narrowest of defeats in the Clipper Boomerang Mile (Gr.2) at Leopardstown.
Juddmonte Farms’ SNOW SKY has also been a high profile flag bearer for his sire. With a win in the Gr.3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood’s Glorious meeting before a 2nd in the Great Voltigeur (Gr.2) at York, he took his place in the highest company when lining up to run in the Gr.1 St Leger. As usual with a son of NAYEF, he did not disappoint and ran a very credible 3rd in the Doncaster Classic.
On Champions Day at Ascot in 2014, the Dermot Weld trained FORGOTTON RULES put on a spell-binding display to win the Gr.2 Long Distance Cup and become his sire’s 7th European stakes winner of 2014.
Progeny by NAYEF continued to produce results in 2016, when AL WATHNA (GB), a three-year-old filly trained by Jean-Claude Rouget was second in the Group 3 Prix de Royaumont in Chantilly before scoring in the Group 2 Prix de Malleret at Saint Cloud.
NAYEF may not be a stallion renowned for producing precocious types; but those breeders with the patience, could be rewarded by a stallion that has an eye-catching 37% career stakes winners/ runners strike rate and a barely rivalled overall winners/ runners strike rate of 61%. Not many stallions currently standing in the UK for £5,000 or below can lay claim to statistics as robust as that.