December 2021 maiden winners

26 December 2021

Rose in Bloom 21


Focus on the maiden winners of the month, updated weekly, on the France Galop racecourses. Here's an opportunity to discover some of the champions of tomorrow ...


VALVERDE (f3), GB by Sea the Stars ex Villarrica (Selkirk)

Prix du Poteau des Brûlis (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,900m/9.5f AWT), December 26, 2021, Chantilly.

  • Owner: Godolphin
  • Trainer: Henri-Alex Pantall
  • Breeder: Godolphin
  • Rider: Luka Rousseau

One of the two beginners in this late maiden which gathered 16 runners, Valverde (Sea the Stars) started without hurrying but came by the leaders fast enough. She made her move early in the last straight and held off Catch Up Effect (Oasis Dream) to finally also stay out of reach for Treasure Keeper (Gemix), who finished well in second after taking some time to find momentum.

Valverde's third dam is the great mare Urban Sea, dam of Epsom and Irish Oaks-placed Melikah (Lammtarra), dam of Valverde's dam Villarica (Selkirk). The latter is also the second dam to the Epsom Derby winner Masar (New Approach). However, a sister to Valverde, Everglades (Teofilo), sold in foal to Le Havre, after producing only one winner out of six foals of racing age, was unsold at € 28,000 at the last December sales in Deauville …

Valverde's 2-year-old brother by Dubawi was placed three times this season with Charlie Appleby.


RAKAN (g3), FRA by Siyouni ex Forest Maiden (Invincible Spirit)

Prix du Poteau de la Croix Bleue (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,300m/6.5f AWT), December 26, 2021, Chantilly.

  • Owner: Emadadein Alhtoushi
  • Trainers: A. & G. Botti
  • Breeders: Écurie des Monceaux, Langlais Bloodstock, Antoine Bozo & Écurie des Monnaies
  • Rider: Simon Planque

Rakan (Siyouni) started running in April and he was definitely looking for a win, having finished twice second lately, both times on the same distance and surface, but at Deauville. In between, he had run once in a claimer and finished 4th, his owner paying € 34,800 € to keep him, that is € 6,800 above is claiming tag.

After a sluggish start here, he had to come from the rear in the middle of the track to prevail, keeping a neck over a closing Aniyouni (Siyouni), a good length ahead of Make Gold (Mayson).

Rakan was sold €160,000 to Paul Nataf at the Deauville sales. More recently, his maiden maiden 4-year-old sister Moggins (Night of Thunder) was unsold at € 24,000 at the Breeding sales by Arqana, in foal to Ribchester. Forest Maiden (Invincible Spirit), the winner's dam, raced for Godolphin. She's a sister to Loxley (New Approach), winner of a Grand Prix de Deauville (Gr2), bred by Darley who had bought the dam Lady Marian (Nayef), a Prix de l’Opéra (Gr1) winner, for £1.8m.


GUNMA (c3), FRA by Literato ex Griotte (Excelebration)

Prix du Poteau Bertinval (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,600m/1m AWT), December 26, 2021, Chantilly.

  • Owners: Torsten Raber & Hiroo Shimizu
  • Trainer: Hiroo Shimizu
  • Breeder: Mrs. Guy de Chatelperron
  • Rider: Bertrand Flandrin

Placed in the fourth position despite his outside draw, Gunma (Literato) finally won easily after taking the lead 300 yards out over leading Lucky Kentucky (Dabirsim). In second finished Spargi Island (Footstepsinthesand), beaten a good length, a short neck in front of an eye-catching Pages (Kendargent).

It was a 13th test for the winner, who finished in the top 4 in his 8 first races. Out since August, he was running this season for the second time, having finished 4th for his return on this course and distance, beating Spargi Island by a head!

Gunma is the only foal out of the unraced Griotte (Excelebration), a sister to Light in Paris (Aussie Rules), Listed-placed in France and Group-placed Stateside.


ROYAL RIGHT (c3), IRE by Frankel ex Royal Solitaire (Shamardal)

Prix du Chemin des Douaniers (Maiden 3-year-olds, 2,500m/12.5f, AWT), December 23, 2021, Deauville

  • Owner: Jana Dufkova
  • Trainer: Ingrid Janackova Koplikova
  • Breeder: Gestut Ammerland
  • Rider: Vendula Koreckova

The two first home had to show enough tactical speed to move out of a dense field here to catch the race's leader Silverstone (Style Vendôme), who finally obliged as Royal Right (Frankel) kept one length over the supplemented Manzano (Anodin).

It was Royal Right's seventh race. he had finished twice in the frame before. His only race over the all-weather had been promising and his new trainer tuned him up for this first show under her watch.

Royal Right is the first foal out of Royal Solitaire (Shamardal), a Group2 winner and Group1 second in Germany. In France, she was 5th in the 2016 Prix de l’Opéra (Gr1).

The second dam Rêverie Solitaire (Nashwan) also did well in France: she won the Prix René Bedel (Listed) and was placed several times in Group company. Lots of bold type on this catalogue page...

Royal Right was sold as a yearling at Tattersalls, but he was claimed back at £ 420,000. Sent to André Fabre, he didn't fulfil his connections' ambitions and was sold against Arqana where Ingrid Janackova Koplikova paid € 30,000 to get him.


GREYM (f2), FRA by The Grey Gatsby ex Ymlaen (Desert Prince)

Prix d’Epreville (Maiden 2-year-old Fillies, 1,900m/9.5f AWT), December 20, 2021,  Deauville.

  • Owner: Jean Clee
  • Trainer: Henri-Alex Pantall
  • Breeder: Derek Clee
  • Rider: Luka Rousseau

Sixth for her debut at Durtal on November 1st, over 1m1/4, Greym (The Grey Gatsby) this time started from the stall N°1 and kept the rail behind the early leaders. She moved forward early in the straight and definitely took over one furlong out and kept going so that a fast closing Montanel (Brametot), who came from last to second, couldn't catch her and stayed in second at one length, beating Divine Beauty (Fast Company), who had travelled outside.

Greym was never consigned at the sales, unlike her 4-year-old sister Hurrym (Hurricane Run), winner of one race and sold in foal to Rio de la Plata at Arqana last month for € 28,000. Their dam Ymlaen (Desert Prince), also a winner of one single race at 2, also gave good jumpers on top of Landym (Lando), winner of seven flat races including the Grand Prix de la Région Grand Est (L). Greym is her 10th and last foal to date.


MIA BOY (g2), FRA by The Grey Gatsby ex Doriana (Kendor)

Prix de Martainville (Maiden 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,900m/9.5f AWT), December 20, 2021, Deauville.

  • Owners: Daniel Cole & Jean-Claude Cassan
  • Trainers: A. & G. Botti
  • Breeder: Kleber
  • Rider: Simon Planque

Tenth for his debut over Fontainebleau's turf, then 4th at Lyon La Soie over the all-weather, the gelded Mia Boy (The Grey Gatsby) took the best start and was happy to leave a leader take over, just like the other The Grey Gatsby maiden winner earlier on that day. This time, however, the leading group prevailed as Mia Boy took off early in the straight and was followed home by Everman (Reliable Man), who had travelled by the leading horse and finished at three lengths, three other lengths ahead of Waldspringer (Recorder), who had trailed them all the way.

Mia Boy's dam Doriana (Kendor) won two Listed sprints in France before heading to stud, where she gave seven foals in ten years. Mia Boy is her first winner though. She's been sold in 2018 to Daniel Cole, co-owner of Mia Boy, in foal to today's winner. Last December at Arqana, her first foal, Haute Couture (Invincible Spirit), a dam of winners, was sold in foal to Whitecliffsdofdover for € 4,500.

After Mia Boy, Doriana gave a Dream Ahead colt born in 2021.


SUBAHIYAH (f2), (IRE) by Le Havre ex Gherdaiya (Shamardal)

Prix du Jardin des Cascades (Maiden 2-year-old fillies, 1,600m/1m AWT), December 18, 2021 at Chantilly.

  • Owner: Al Shaqab Racing
  • Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget
  • Breeder: Al Shaqab Racing
  • Rider: Coralie Pacaut

Second for her debut in the highly-regarded Prix des Marettes beginners' race, behind a good Raclette, Subahiyah (Le Havre) was unable to score then at Saint-Cloud and  Clairefontaine. Two months after this third unsuccessful attempt, she took the lead entering the turn, and stayed out of reach of a bunch of closers, even though she seemed to have the race well in control 300 yards out. She finished 1.5 lengths ahead of a tenacious Gofast (Goken), with Bon Appétit (Kendargent) third at a head.

Bought for € 720,000 from the Haras des Capucines at Arqana as a yearling, the winning dam Gherdaiya (Shamardal) won twice and finished 3rd in the Prix d’Aumale (Gr3) at 2 but failed to confirm the following season. At stud, she gave Shershab (Shalaa), winner of one race and sold as a gelding for € 26,000 last Summer at Deauville, then this filly, followed by two colts by Invincible Spirit and Showcasing.


WESTMINSTER NIGHT (c2), FRA by Morandi ex Fontaine Margot (Ballingarry)

Prix de l’Ancien Potager (Maiden 2-year-old colts & geldings, 1,600m/1m AWT), December 18, 2021 at Chantilly.

  • Owner: Westminster Race horses Gmbh
  • Trainer: Vaklav Luka
  • Breeders: Bloodstock Agency Ltd, Melchior-François Mathet & Serge Mastey
  • Rider: Hugo Besnier

Ninth for his debut over 9.5 furlongs at Deauville a month earlier, when he finished well within the field, Westminster Night (Morandi) was ridden closer to the pace here. He took over the leader and favourite Frank Stella (Frankel) and made a difference 300 yards out, only to keep himself out of reach with 3 lengths to spare at the post over the latter and Mr Coalville (Cotai Glory), always close by the rail, at 2.5 further lengths.

Westminster Night was sold twice at Deauville. First as a weanling by la Motteraye Consignment, for € 14,000, then as a yearling, by Channel Consignment, to Janda Bloodstock for € 20,000. His Dariyan brother made €3,500 soon after at the same venue when bought by Maria Kubicka. The dam Fontaine Margot (Ballingarry) won twice for Melchior-François Mathet and was Listed-placed over 7 furlongs. Her 3rd dam is a German Oaks winner, and also the third dam of Morandi, Westminster Night's sire.


ASTSELLA (f2), (GER) by Dabirsim ex Ajaxana (Rock of Gibraltar)

Prix du Lieu des Champs (Maiden 2-year-old fillies, 1,300m/6.5f AWT), December 16, 2021, Deauville.

  • Ownr: Domaine de la Cornillière

  • Trainer: Edouard Monfort

  • Breeder: Klaus Hofmann

  • Rider: Stéphane Pasquier


Third for her debut in May at La Teste, Astsella (Dabirsim) came back two months later and was twice unplaced before this. She started well, possibly thanks to her 1 draw, and her rider was satisfied to leave the lead to Belvedere (Highland Reel), and let Lady Fantasia (Decorated Knight) travel by outside. Belvedere vanished soon after entering the last straight and Astsella took over to push back Lady Fantasia, finally second at one length, three further lengths in front of Aliyahjonh (Kheleyf).

Astsella was bought for €40,000 as a yearling at Arqana by Yan Houyvet. She was led there by Haras du Quesnay. Her dam Ajaxana (Rock of Gibraltar) won the German Guineas (Gr2). Astsella is her third foal. she also gave two colts by Lord of England and Le Havre. The eldest, No Brexit (Intello), won once, in a claimer at Deauville over the all-weather track.


HABSHAN (c2), IRE by Starspangledbanner ex Hope So (Bated Breath)

Prix de l’Hôtellerie (Maiden 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,300m/6.5F AWT), December 16, 2021, Deauville.

  • Owner: Eid Abdulhakim Thamer Aldharee Alshamsi

  • Trainer: Carlos et Yann Lerner

  • Breeder: Brian O’Neill

  • Rider: Ioritz Mendizabal

Fourth and then fifth over 6.5f at Chantilly, Habshan (Starspangledbanner) this time travelled behind Gordon Break (Goken) by the field, passed him within the last furlong and won by a short neck, yet handily. The two colts left the field at more than six lengths ...

Habshan was sold as a weanling at Goffs in Ireland, for € 55,000, but was unsold almost a year later at Tattersalls, at £ 68,000. However, his weanling sister by Saxon Warrior had been awarded to Lucy Marsh for € 52,000 in November 2021 at Goffs. It is a well-established family going back to the champion mare Time Charter. The second dam to Habshan, Time Ahead (Spectrum), was second in the Diane won by Nebraska Tornado.

According to Goffs, there's a Zoffany filly born in 2020.


GREGARINA (f2), FRA by De Treville ex Gagarina (Galileo)

Prix de Lexington (Unraced 2-year-old fillies, 1,500m/7.5f AWT), December 12, 2021, at Deauville.

  • Owner: Rashit Shaykhutdinov

  • Trainer: Fabrice Chappet

  • Breeder: Rashit Shaykhutdinov

  • Rider: Stéphane Pasquier

After leaving Lagoa Santa (Toronado) take the lead, and then moving forward to join her on the front row, Gregarina (De Treville) took off in the final straight and left Bits Of Love (Showcasing), always near, two and a half lengths back, in front of Park Breeze (Elvstroem), beaten by four and a half lengths, and a fast-finishing Tres Queen (Myboycharlie), at a head.

The winner's full sister was unsold at €28 000 € at the 2021 Arqana October sale. Gregarina herself was withdrawn at the Autumn sale the same year, and this first win gives her a higher value.

Gregarina's sire, De Treville (Oasis Dream), is out of the champion mare Dar Re Mi and a Group-placed performer now standing at the Haras du Mézeray.


STAR ROCK (g2), FRA by Anodin ex Rock Harmonie (Rock of Gibraltar)

Prix de Kildare (Unraced 2-year-old colts & geldings, 1,500m/7.5f AWT), December 12, 2021 at Deauville.

  • Owner: Micheline Leurson

  • Trainer: Romain Le Dren Doleuze

  • Breeder: Micheline Leurson

  • Rider: Ioritz Mendizabal

The fastest out of the gate with his 9-draw, the gelded Star Rock (Anodin) took the lead with, on his inside, Myboyfriend (Myboycharlie), and on his outside, Dark King (No Nay Never). In the end, he easily dominated, Myboyfriend losing third place near the post as the favourite Lassaut (Almanzor) dashed home and pipped him near the wire. One and a half length, two and a half lengths and one length were the official margins in the end.

Star Rock's dam, Rock Harmonie (Rock of Gibraltar), was paid €48,000 at Deauville by her trainer Criquette Head. Trained by Micheline Leurson, she never won but was still second in the Prix du Petit-Couvert (Gr3) before finishing 6th in the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp. At stud, she gave several winners including Richemont (Anodin), a  Listed-placed, Rock Blanc (Youmzain) and Coachello (Dunkerque), who won a Listed-race, and was sold €270,000 at the Arqana Arc sale. A Recoleto was bred in 2020.


IRIS JAMES (f3), FRA by Outstrip ex Melilot (Elusive City)

Prix de Roiville (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,300m/6.5f AWT), December 12, 2021 at Deauville.

  • Owners: Medhy Ziani, Carla O’Halloran

  • Trainer: Carla O’Halloran

  • Breeder: EARL Haras Saint-James

  • Rider: Fabien Lefebvre

Jumano (Ajaya) led the race and tried to fly away but was finally caught by Iris James (Outstrip) and Rakan (Siyouni), who came from the rear. the former took over the latter to score by a short neck, while Jumano stayed on in third at two and a half lengths.

Near 5 months after his debut at Dieppe (4th) over 9 furlongs, Iris James had just been beaten for the places by Rakan, on the same course and distance.

Iris James was unsold at 2019 Arqana sales, unlike her Taareef brother, sold for €15,000 at Deauville last October. Meanwhile, their dam Melilot (Elusive City) had been sold for €65,000 at the Haras Montfort & Preaux, in foal to the US sire Sioux Nation. Their sister Mageva (Wootton Bassett), third in the Poule d’Essai (French Guineas, Gr1), was sold for €430,000 to Shadai Farm at the breeding sale.


KANIFUSHI (c2), (GB) by Elvstroem ex Tejaara (Kingmambo)

Prix du Chantier Naval (Maiden 2-year-olds, 1,500m/7.5F AWT), December 11, Deauville

  • Owner: Henri-Alex Pantall

  • Trainer: Henri-Alex Pantall

  • Breeders: Henri-Alex Pantall & Yvette Pantall

  • Rider: Mickaël Barzalona

In a fast race led by Maxine (Al Wukair), Kanifushi (Elvstroem) travelled in 8th position and although he seemed first outpaced, he managed to go from 6th to 1st within the last furlong in 11’’53. He finally took almost a length over Happu Creeck (Herald The Dawn), who had to move outside the field and still contained Sogno (Dream Ahead), who ran well again after a 2nd place first-up.

The winner is sired by Elvstroem (Danehill), winner of five Gr1s in Australia, and is part of the 3rd French crop from this stallion based at the Haras du Petit Tellier in 2016. Bred by Shadwell, by Kingmambo and a Listed-winner, the winning dam Tejaara proved very prolific at stud. Dam of six winners, she gave Rangali (Namid), a Prix du Gros-Chêne (Gr2) winner also twice placed in the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (Gr1), but also Dhevanafushi (Kendargent), multiple listed-placed. After Kanifushi, her 9th foal, she gave a Harry Angel filly named Maayafushi, and a weanling City Light filly named Alimaya.

Tejaara was bought by Henri-Alex Pantall at the 2007 Arqana Breeding sale aged 2, via bloodstock agent Guy Petit, for € 6,000. Consigned by Haras des Monceaux, the Maayafushi (Harry Angel) was also bought there by Henri-Alex Pantall for €25,000 €.


MYSAK MIKY (c3), FRA by Elvstroem ex Lovemedo (Zafeen)

Prix de Longny-au-Perche (Maiden 3-year-olds, 2,500m/12.5F AWT), December 11, Deauville

  • Owners: CAJDASROT S.R.O.

  • Trainer: Vaclav Luka

  • Breeders: Haras de Saint-Julien & Regula Vannod

  • Rider: Clément Lecoeuvre

The winner Mysak Miky (Elvstroem) led all the way. Quite seasoned already, as it was his 9th start, he was brave enough to repel Starluc (Lucayan), who seemed to have taken over at the furlong pole. Finally, Mysak Miki won by a good length after standing four times on the podium. The two first home clearly dominated the field, beaten by over 5 lengths.

Elvstroem (Danehill) is again celebrated on this card after Kanifushi's win. Mysak Miky is the first foal out of Lovemedo (Zafeen), a winner and a sister to Mary’s Precedent (Storming Home), winner of the Prix de Bagatelle (L). It is the family of Anabaa’s Creation (Anabaa), a Prix Saint Alary (Gr1) 3rd, and Leo’s Starlet (Galileo), who won a Prix Cléopâtre (Gr3). Since then, she gave Sparta (Dabirsim), now 2 and in training with Christopher Head after being withdrawn at the Arqana October sale last year, and then Crown Princesse (Zarak) and Love Her (Meshaheer).

Mysak Miky was paid €42,000 at Osarus by Janda Bloddstock. Lovemedo never went to the sales, but her sister Mary’s Precendent was sold a yearling for €65,000 and then €160,000, again at Arqana. She then foaled Mister Dancer (Danehill Dancer), who was sold for €100,000 at the 2015 Arc sale while Extra Credit (Intello) made € 300 000 at the 2016 August sale.


ELIANO (c2), GER by Amaron & Eibe (Blask Sam Bellamy)

Prix de la Gagnerie (Unraced 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,900m/9.5F AWT), December 10, Deauville

  • Owner: Lucilla Bietolini

  • Trainer: Gianluca Bietolini

  • Breeder: Thilo Sebastian Seyb

  • Rider: Theo Bachelot

It looked as if the finish would be close as they entered the last straight but eventually, Eliano (Amaron) simply dominated the field after leading it. He wins by 4 lengths, beating Sans Attendre (Attendu), who came from the rear to snatch 2nd place from Zenith (Zelzal). 

Eliano hails from a consistent German family. The 4th dam Enrica gave 10 winners including 5 at Listed and Group level. IOt kept going with the dam Eibe (Black Sam Bellamy), a sister to Eliot (Tiger Hill), Gr1-placed in Germany. Eibe gave 8 foals, seven of which are now winners.

Eliano was sold €14,000 by Gestüt Röttgen at the 2020 BBAG Summer sale. 


LA PARISIENNE (f2), by Zarak & Skysweeper (Hurricane Run)

Prix du Grand Chesnay (Unraced 2-year-old fillies, 1,900m/9.5F AWT), December 10, Deauville

  • Owners: Remy Dupuy-Naulot, Ecurie Jml Racing, Meridian International Sarl, Marc Leonetti, C&Y.Lerner (S)

  • Trainers: Carlos & Yann Lerner

  • Breeders: Ecurie Haras Du Cadran, Ecurie Patrick Klein, Scea Haras Du Ma

  • Rider: Thomas Trullier

La Parisienne (Zarak) seems to like Deauville as she won very easily by 5 lengths over Midnight Fever (Shalaa) and Ela Kodi Mou (Kodi Bear), the only leader in the frame. 

La Parisienne is by Zarak, whose first 2-year-olds race this season. With 12 winners and 29 places, this first crop reaches a strike rate of 72%, with two black-type performezrs in Purplepay and Times Square.

The winning dam Skysweeper (Hurricane Run) run over the flat and hurdles, and she took a 3rd place jumping at Clairefontaine. At stud, she gave four winners including Scripturale (Makfi), a Gr3 and Listed-placed.

2nd dam Varsity (Lomitas) also performed at a black-type level in France and was then exported in Ireland, and in the Middle East. At stud, her best offspring was GM Hopkins (Dubawi), a dual Gr3-winner, and Zvarkhova (Makfi), twice a Listed-placed. 3rd dam Renowned (Darshaan) is a full sister to champion miler Mark of Esteem.


Carlos Lerner and Yann Lerner like this family: they bought Skysweeper at the 2011 yearlings sale from the Haras du Cadran for €44,000, then La Parisienne for €65,000 and they also secured two foals out of Varsity …


SHIFTING WIND (f2), GB by Intello ex Lakuta (Pivotal)

Prix de Mirande (Maidens 3-year-olds, 1,900m/9.5F AWT), December 10, Deauville

  • Owner: James Wigan

  • Trainer: Tim Donworth

  • Breeder: London Thoroughbred Services

  • Rider: Simon Planque


Shifting Wind (Intello) was resolute enough to resist La Grégorienne (Pastorius), who came like a winner one furlong out but simply couldn't wear down the Intello filly, who won by one length. Paint In Black (Myboycharlie) took 3rd place from the supplemented Golfing Star (Elusive City), two lengths down the field. Shifting Wind had never won but had shown some consistency, especially over the all-weather, always finding the way to the podium over this surface, be it at Deauville or Chantilly.

Shifting Wind is by Intello (Galileo), based at the Haras du Quesnay. Over 10% of his offspring is labelled black-type. His juveniles ran 11 times this season and made the trifecta 9 times.

The winning dam Lakuta (Pivotal) is a sister to the great Moonlight Cloud (Invincible Spirit). She had also started her career for her breeder George Strawbridge before being transferred to James Wigan, who kept her as a broodmare. Her best form was a 10-furlong win at Longchamp. At stud, she gave the brave Chill Wind (Halling), who had a long and fruitful career earning  €250,000.

James Wigan bought Lakuta at tattersalls in 2008 for £ 10,000. Several of her foals also made it to the sales. The top bid went to Off The Coast (New Approach) bought for £ 68,000 by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock.


ROSE IN BLOOM (f3), FRA by Myboycharlie ex Louisa M Alcott (King’s Best)

Prix Magdelene (Maiden 3-year-olds, 1,600m/1m, AWT), December 7, 2021, at Chantilly

  • Owners: Ecurie Trueba, Ecurie Cehel, Mme Carole Cuguen, Ecurie Eric Delloye, Rodolphe Collet, Xavier Moyer
  • Trainer: Rodolphe Collet
  • Breeders: Xavier Moyer, Annabelle Moyer
  • Rider: Théo Bachelot

Led on a fast pace by Hoorayanupsherises (Elusive City), the closers have had the last word as Rose In Bloom (Myboycharlie) and the gelding Hoolong (Wootton Bassett) were left on their own to fight for victory in the last 300 yards, the filly finally prevailing by a neck. Gunma (Literato), an entire colt, finished 3rd at one length. It was the winner's 12th race but on the all-weather, she had only "disappointed" once in six races by not making it to the trifecta.

Part of the second last French Myboycharlie (Danetime) crop at the haras du Mézeray before his export to Turkey, the filly has for a 4trh dam the champion mare Dahlia, winner of 6 Gr1 races, including two King George Stakes at Ascot, also the dam of 8 winners including 4 at the top level. Rose In Bloom is the first foal out of Louisa M Alcott (King’s Best) to win. The dam has foaled 4 fillies, which is ironic as her name is inspired by the author of the novel "Little Women", who are 4 sisters.

She's also the sister to two black-type winners: as for her dam, Nabati (Rahy), she also foaled Best of Times (Dubawi), a Listed winner, and Nocturnal Fox (Farhh), a Prix Hocquart (Gr2) winner, both for Godolphin.

Rose In Bloom never went to the sales but her unraced brother Secrets de Famille (Hunter’s Light) was sold for €38,000 by John Hammond at the Arqana October yearlings sale. As for Louisa M Alcott, when went three times over the ring at 3 at the 2012 breeding sales, where Agence FIPS bought her from Darley for €9,000. At the Summer sales, she made €4,500, paid by Imperial Bloodstock, before going back to Deauville at the same sale in  2018, in foal to King’s Best, to be sold to France Turf International for € 19,000.