grey GELDING (gb) 2018
archipenko - albanova (alzao)
ALLIGATE was bought for €75,000 at the 2019 Goffs Orby Yearling Sale in Ireland and bred by Kirsten Rausing’s Staffordstown Stud in England.
He has a genuine staying pedigree and was given the time to grow throughout his 2yo season.
He made a late start to his career as a 3yo but progressed well during his five runs and after finishing 4th in the Swedish St. Leger he won by more than 8 lengths on his last outing of 2021.
Back with a bang: Alligate made all in a canter in his first run of 2022, winning by 11 lengths for a new Official Rating of 94.
After two disappointing runs during the summer, it was decided to change the scenery, and Alligate went into training with Tim Dunworth in Chantilly, France.
He has now won 3 times in France on 3 different racecourses and continues to improve for an exciting 6yo campaign in 2024.
Pedigrees rarely come better than the one of Alligate.
A son of multiple Group 1 winning sire Archipenko (by Kingmambo) out of triple Group 1 winning Champion Albanova (by Alzao), Alligate hails from one of the most prolific lines in the stud book.
His dam won the G1 Rheinland-Pokal, G1 Deutschlandpreis and G1 Preis von Europa, and she herself is an own-sister to Alborada, the Champion 3yo filly worldwide on International Classifications, who won the G1 Dubai Champion Stakes twice.
Alligate is own brother to Group 3 Arc Trial winner Algometer (by Archipenko) – pictured – and half-brother to Listed winners Alwilda (by Hernando) and All At Sea (Sea The Stars).
Alwilda herself is now the dam of treble Group 1 heroine Alpinista (by Frankel).
15 STARTS – 5 WINS
Prix Roger Lespinas
Prix de la Tourlourette
Prix du Futuroscope
Distant Star Handicap, Øvrevoll
4th in Swedish St. Leger
Prize money: €25,418
Highest Official Rating (OR): 94