Sire: Vert de Grece

Dam: Hard to Express

Colour: Brown

Gender: Filly

Age: 3 year old

Foaled: Aug 24th, 2018

Country: Australia





Foaled 24th August 2018

SireVerglasHighest HonorKenmare
VERT DE GRECE (IRE) RahaamSecreto
2012Tiny PetalGrand LodgeChief's Crown
  Trust in LuckNashwan
DamDanehill ExpressDanehillDanzig
HARD TO EXPRESS (AUS) Savana CityNew Regent
2010Elusive PrideElusive QualityGone West
  Pride of the ParkBluebird

VERT DE GRECE (IRE) (Grey 2012-Stud 2017). 2 wins at 2, €176,035, HK$57,750, Saint-Cloud Criterium International, Gr.1, 2d Curragh Futurity S., Gr.2. Out of a half-sister to SP Aahaykid and to the dam of SW Love Lockdown (Kempton Sirenia S., Gr.3) and SW Table Rock. Related to SW Free Eagle (Royal Ascot Prince of Wales’s S., Gr.1), SW Trusted Partner, SW Custom Cut, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

HARD TO EXPRESS, by Danehill Express. Winner at 2, WATC Westspeed Nursery H. This is her second foal. Dam of one foal to race-

Black Comet (g. by Planet Five). 2 wins at 1200m, 1600m to 2020-21 in Aust.


2nd dam

ELUSIVE PRIDE, by Elusive Quality. Winner at 1400m in Aust. Half-sister to Fantastic Pride (dam of SUMMER SWALLOW). Dam of 4 named foals, 2 to race, inc:-

Hard to Express. Winner. See above.

Eggnog. Placed in 2019-20 in Aust.


3rd dam

PRIDE OF THE PARK, by Bluebird. 3 wins to 1200m, WATC Westspeed Yearling H., Edmonton Oilers H., 2d WATC Spa Showcase 2YO H., 3d WATC Kalgoorlie H. Sister to Nightbird - Noble Falcon (H.K.), three-quarter-sister to SINGING THE BLUES. Dam of 8 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Al Shamardal. 4 wins at 1000m, 1200m, WATC Westspeed 3YO H.

Ranger Smith - Grand Cru (H.K.). 3 wins at 1100m, 1400m, A$52,700, HK$2,527,500, AJC Ash H., HKJC Macau-Taipa Bridge H., Kowloon Tong Club 75th Anniversary Cup H., 2d AJC Chantal H., STC AAMI Golden Slipper Day H., HKJC Royal Oak H., Flying Dancer H., Quicken Away H., Hung Shui Kiu H., 3d HKJC Li Cup H., Yuen Long H., STC Centacare Sydney H., HKJC Kowloon City H., Good Tension H.

Excel With Pride. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

Elusive Pride. Winner. See above.

Pride. Unplaced. Dam of-

Burning Pride. 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2100m, A$217,720, to 2020-21, WATC Iron Jack H., Crown Perth H., WATC Hahn Superdry 2YO P., Narrogin Cup, 2d WATC Crown Perth H., Perth Racing Club Membership H., 3d WATC Perth RC Membership H., Get the Tabtouch 2YO H.

Melteme. 2 wins at 1100m, 1400m to 2019-20, 2d WATC Furphy H., Security H., Tabtouch Better Your Bet H., 3d WATC Kirin Megumi H., Marching on Together H.

Yukon Gold. 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m to 2019-20 in Aust.

Fantastic Pride. Raced once. Dam of-

SUMMER SWALLOW (Catbird). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$167,200, Bunbury TC South West Breeders' Classic, L, WATC Maureen Stubbs Birthday H., PR Corporate Members H., 2d WATC Racing Radio 1206AM H., Mel Moses Memorial H., Twitter.com Perthracing H., Perth Racing Members H.

Foo Flyer. Placed at 2 & 3, 3d WATC Bateman Engineering 2YO H. Dam of-

Foo Trouble. 3 wins at 1200m to 2019-20, WATC Amelia Park H., Iron Jack P., 2d WATC Amelia Park H., 3d WATC Glenroy Chaff P.

Ransom Belle. Unraced. Dam of-

Black Ransom. Winner at 2000m in 2019-20, 2d WATC Glenroy Chaff H., 3d WATC Tabtouch Westspeed P.


4th dam

CORONATION NIGHT, by Marauding. 2 wins at 1200m, 3d VRC Delina H. Half-sister to SHOGUN LODGE, REFERRAL, SINGING THE BLUES. Dam of 9 named foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Nightbird - Noble Falcon (H.K.) (Bluebird). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, Hong Kong Arts Festival Cup H., 2d VRC Family Fun Day 2YO H., 3d VRC Talindert S., L.

King of Hearts. 8 wins from 1000m to 1650m, A$78,130, STC De Bortoli Wines H., 3d STC Tooheys New H.

Pride of the Park. 3 wins. See above.

Princess Isabella. 2 wins at 1000m, 1300m, VRC Birdcage Car Park H., MRC Arachne H., 2d MVRC Night Patrol H., 3d MRC Delina H. Producer.


5th dam

PRIDE OF TAHNEE, by Best Western. Unraced. Half-sister to SWIFTLY CARSON, Traffic Watch (dam of LASHED). Dam of 11 named foals, all winners, inc:-

SHOGUN LODGE (Grand Lodge). Joint top colt on The 2000-01 Australasian 4YO+ Classification. 13 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 2000m, A$4,539,190, HK$450,000, AJC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Epsom H., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1, 2d Australian Derby, Gr.1, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1-twice, George Main S., Gr.1, Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, BTC Doomben Cup, Gr.1, VATC Yalumba S., Gr.1-twice, STC George Ryder S., Gr.1-twice, 3d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1.

SINGING THE BLUES (Bluebird). 11 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$367,810, VATC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, WATC Roma Cup, Gr.3, Farnley S., L, Belgravia S., L, Cyril Flower S., L, Esmeroic H., Manikato H., Mercato Welter H., Golden Heights Welter H., Fantasy Peach H., Gallipoli 2YO H., 2d WATC Swan Gold H., Healthy Choice Welter H., 3d WATC Belmont Newmarket H., L.

REFERRAL (Dr Grace). 9 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$1,443,479, STC George Ryder S., Gr.1, AJC Villiers S., Gr.2, STC Shannon H., Gr.3, Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Gr.3, STC Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Cup, 2d AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, Expressway S., Gr.2, STC Canterbury S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway H., Gr.3, 3d AJC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, AJC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, Warwick S., Gr.2, Apollo S., Gr.2.

Irish Truce. 4 wins to 1200m, QTC Royal Paree H. Dam of-

Derrydane. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-

PASSING SHOT (Swiss Ace). 11 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$411,920, A$3,440, ARC Mr Tiz Trophy, Gr.3, 2d Wellington Guineas, Gr.2, ARC Bonecrusher S., Gr.3, CJC Stewards H., Gr.3.

Tahnee. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-

Tahnee Tango (Grand Lodge). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2050m, A$141,405, SAJC Top Cut H., 3d SAJC Auraria S., Gr.3. Dam of-

WORTHY CAUSE (Choisir). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1800m, A$484,650, GCTC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3, 3d MRC Eclipse S., Gr.3, GCTC Vo Rogue P., Gr.3, Sunshine Coast Guineas, Gr.3.

Tahnee Topaz. 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$129,748, MRC Adelina H., MVRC Ryan & McNulty Sawmillers H. Dam of-

EVALINA (I Am Invincible). 3 wins at 1150m, 1200m, NZ$54,252, A$183,285, to 2019-20, Levin S., L, 3d ARC Railway S., Gr.1.