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Sergei Prokofiev to Join Whitsbury Manor Stud Roster

Coolmore's son of Scat Daddy was a $1.1 million Keeneland September purchase in 2017.

Sergei Prokofiev wins the 2018 Rochestown Stakes at Naas

Sergei Prokofiev wins the 2018 Rochestown Stakes at Naas

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Whitsbury Manor Stud have reached an agreement with Coolmore to stand Scat Daddy's group-winning son Sergei Prokofiev at the Hampshire operation in 2021.

Ed Harper, director of Whitsbury Manor Stud, said: "We're immensely excited to stand Sergei Prokofiev. His turn of foot in the Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket really had to be seen to be believed, and his performance at Royal Ascot put him firmly alongside the season's best 2-year-olds.

"He's an imposing individual, typical of his sire Scat Daddy, with an exaggerated athletic walk and he will offer our clients an extremely commercial option for next season."

Bred by Anderson Farms in Ontario, Sergei Prokofiev joined the Coolmore fold when bought by M.V. Magnier for $1.1 million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2017. He duly repaid that hefty investment by developing into a high-class juvenile.

He lost out by a short head to subsequent group 1 winner Skitter Scatter on his debut, before he broke his maiden by 7 1/2 lengths next time.

That performance was followed by another wide-margin victory in the listed Coolmore War Command Rochestown Stakes, which he won by four lengths, before he finished a running-on third behind Calyx and Advertise in the Coventry Stakes (G2), having endured a less than smooth trip.

His finest hour came in the Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project Cornwallis Stakes (G3) at Newmarket, in which he displayed an abundance of speed and an irresistible turn of foot to sweep from last to first in a matter of strides. He won going away by a comfortable length and a quarter.

He added the listed Cork Stakes to his race record when he reappeared at 3.

The son of sire sensation Scat Daddy is out of Orchard Beach, a daughter of three-time champion U.S. sire Tapit  and a half sister to grade 3 scorer Necessary Evil.

Sergei Prokofiev will join Adaay, Due Diligence, Havana Grey, and leading light Showcasing on the Whitsbury Manor stallion roster. A fee for the new recruit will be announced at a later date.