Sire: Lope de Vega

Colour: Chestnut

Dam: To be Surprised

Sex: Mare

Age: 6

Foaled: Nov 16, 2013

Country: Australia

Owners: N J B Anderson

18: 1 - 3 - 2
Wins: 5.6%
Place: 27.8%




Chestnut mareFoaled in 2013

SireShamardalGiant's CausewayStorm Cat
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) HelsinkiMachiavellian
2007Lady VettoriVettoriMachiavellian
  Lady GolcondaKendor
DamRedoute's ChoiceDanehillDanzig
TO BE SURPRISED (AUS) Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
2001PatronaLomondNorthern Dancer
  GladiolusWatch Your Step

LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) (2007). 4 wins-2 at 2, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1. Sire of 664 rnrs, 435 wnrs, 57 SW, inc. Santa Ana Lane (ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1), Belardo, Vega Magic, The Right Man, Zabeel Prince, Newspaperofrecord, Phoenix of Spain, Capla Temptress, Jemayel, Very Special, Endless Drama, Hero Look, Spanish Reef, Spanish Whisper, French Fern, Candy Store, etc. Sire of the dams of Dylan de Vega, Kemble, Northern Society, etc.


1st dam

TO BE SURPRISED, by Redoute's Choice. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$75,150, AJC Garden Gates H., STC Clubsnsw H., Vodka Cruiser H. Three-quarter-sister to EXCEED AND EXCEL, half-sister to ENEMY OF AVERAGE, Open Magnet. Dam of seven foals, six to race, all winners, inc:-

Will be Amazed (g. by Husson). 4 wins to 1350m in Aust. and Macau, 2d Macau Sand Classic Cup, 3d Macau Summer Trophy, L, BRC Sky Racing Brisbane Bloodstock Bonus 2YO P.

Aultbea (f. by Lope de Vega). Winner. See below.

Matty's Choice (g. by Monaco Consul). 3 wins from 1400m to 1600m to 2017-18, 3d WATC Ramelius Resources H.

Be Elusive (f. by Elusive Quality). Winner at 1350m, 3d STC Canterbury Park Event Centre 2YO H. Dam of-

Chic Sale. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m to 2018-19 in Aust.

Posen (g. by Zabeel). 2 wins at 1600m in Aust.

Midnight Gold (f. by Zabeel). Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

Starchild. Winner at 1200m in 2018-19 in Aust.


2nd dam

PATRONA, by Lomond. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Half-sister to STYLISH SENOR, DRAMATIS, SWAMP KING, Dazzel'n Deception (dam of SHINKO RUBY). Dam of 5 foals, all winners-

EXCEED AND EXCEL (Danehill). Champion Sprinter in Australia in 2003-04. 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$1,282,375, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, MRC Invitation S., Gr.1, 1400m-in track record time, AJC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, Up & Coming S., Gr.2, STC Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., Gr.3, STC West Tigers 2YO H., 2d Canberra RC Black Opal S., Gr.3. Champion sire.

ENEMY OF AVERAGE (Fusaichi Pegasus). Winner at 2, SAJC Walter Brown S.H., L, 2d MRC Biscay H. Sire.

Open Magnet (Honour and Glory). 10 wins to 7f in Puerto Rico, 2d El Comandante Clasico Rotativo, L, Clasico Carlos Romero Barcelo, L.

To be Surprised. 3 wins. See above.

Patronize. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in Aust. Sire.


3rd dam

GLADIOLUS, by Watch Your Step. 17 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$425,248, Aqueduct Interborough H., Gr.3, Petrify H., L, First Flight H., L, Interborough H., L, Meadowlands Miss Prosperity S., L, Ak-Sar-Ben Queen's H., L, Keystone Liberation H., L, 2d Bowie Barbara Fritchie H., Gr.3, Aqueduct Berlo H., L, Petrify H., L, Gulfstream Park Promise H., L, Meadowlands Egret H., L, 3d Aqueduct Beaugay H., L, Berlo H., L, Meadowlands Miss Prosperity S., L, 4th Aqueduct Affectionately H., Gr.3, Pimlico Nellie Morse H., L. Sister to HOLE IN THE PANTS. Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

STYLISH SENOR (El Gran Senor). 6 wins from 8½f to 1½m in GB and U.S.A, Goodwood Gordon S., Gr.3. Sire.

DRAMATIS (Spectacular Bid). 3 wins from 1300m to 1600m, Evry Prix Servanne, L, 2d Chantilly Prix de la Jonchere, Gr.3, 3d Woodlands Park Lawrin H.

SWAMP KING (Vice Regent). 12 wins-1 at 2-to 6f, US$255,540, Finger Lakes Monroe County S., L, Saratoga Allowance, Woodbine Allowance-twice, 2d Finger Lakes Breeders' Cup H., Gr.3, Woodbine Highlander H., L, 3d Woodbine Shepperton S., L, Toronto Breeders' Cup H., L, Finger Lakes Juvenile S., L. Sire.

Gangway. 2 wins at 6f in U.S.A.

Patrona. Winner. See above.

Dazzel'n Deception. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

SHINKO RUBY (Sakura Laurel). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 2000m, 98,248,000¥, Tokyo Sankei Sports Sho Flora S., L, 3d Tokyo Yushun Himba, L. Producer.

Seattle Duce. Winner in U.S.A.

Laproyor. Placed at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

Manassa - Sixth Sense (Mal.). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, 2d STC Neil Jones Consulting H.

La Padoza. Raced once. Dam of-

Fair Padoza. 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, WRC Drake International H., Hawkes Bay Te Runga H., IRT H., 3d Manawatu RC Supporters 3YO S. Producer.

Bite the Berry. Unraced. Dam of-

Berry Famous. 2 wins at 1750m, 2700m, 3d Milan Premio Giovenzano.


4th dam

BACK BRITCHES, by Carry Back. 5 wins in U.S.A. Half-sister to GREY SLACKS, Lucky Pants, Ms. Bloomers (dam of POOR BUT HONEST). Dam of 4 foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

GLADIOLUS (Watch Your Step). 17 wins. See above.

HOLE IN THE PANTS (Watch Your Step). 11 wins at 6f, 7f, Ellis Park Inaugural H., L, 3d Aqueduct Paumonok H., Gr.3, 4th Aqueduct H., L, Ellis Park Evansville Courier H., L.


Race Record:

Winner at 900m in 2017-18, GCTC Ubet Download the App H., 2d BRC Blokes Day Out H., SCTC Sky 1 H., 3d Ipswich TC Become a Member H.