Sire: Lope de Vega

Dam: Different Approach

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Gelding

Age: 6 year old

Foaled: Nov 14th, 2013

Country: Australia

Silks: White, Brown Cross, Red Checked Sleeves And Cap

Career Record: 20-2-1-0

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    10.0 %
  • Place
    5.0 %





Chestnut geldingFoaled in 2013

SireShamardalGiant's CausewayStorm Cat
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) HelsinkiMachiavellian
2007Lady VettoriVettoriMachiavellian
  Lady GolcondaKendor
DamDanzigNorthern DancerNearctic
DIFFERENT APPROACH (USA) Pas de NomAdmiral's Voyage
1998Western ApproachGone WestMr. Prospector
  Devon DivaThe Minstrel

LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) (Chestnut 2007-Stud 2011). 4 wins-2 at 2, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1. Sire of 432 rnrs, 274 wnrs, 31 SW, inc. Belardo (Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1), Vega Magic, The Right Man, Santa Ana Lane, Capla Temptress, Jemayel, Very Special, Hero Look, French Fern, Candy Store, Steel of Madrid - Calderon (Aust.), Soustraction, Navarra King, South Seas, Blue de Vega, Burnt Sugar, Ride Like the Wind, Royal Razalma, etc.


1st dam

DIFFERENT APPROACH, by Danzig. Placed in Aust. Dam of eight foals, all raced, five winners-

Chavo (g. by Lope de Vega). Winner. See below.

Samurai Phoenix (g. by Giant's Causeway). 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, 58,903Rgt., S$262,064, Singapore TC Class 3 H.-twice, Initiation P., Class 4 H., 2d Singapore TC Causeway Classic S., Initiation P., Humanity Graduation S., 3d Penang TC Easy Money S., Singapore TC Punters' Way Cup, Emirates Dubai S., Kranji C S.-twice, Big Maverick H.

Notorious Choice (g. by Time Thief). Winner at 1400m in Aust.

Wholetthecatout (f. by Tale of the Cat). Winner at 1300m in Aust.

Genepi (f. by French Deputy). Winner at 1400m in Aust. Dam of-

E-Super. 5 wins at 1000m, 1200m, HK$5,283,151, to 2017-18, HKJC Fakei Cup, Kap Shui Mun H., Cannon H., Volunteers' Challenge Cup, Hyacinth H., 2d HKJC Causeway Bay H., Shum Wan H., Brazil H., Audemars Piguet H., Dongzhimen H., 3d HKJC Southorn H., Hoi Ha H., Rose H., Panasonic Head Spa H.

Eighty Eighty. Winner at 1200m in 2017-18, HKJC Armada H., 2d HKJC Panasonic OLED TV H., Tai Long Tsui H.

Spenepi. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

Yueldoo (g. by Authorized). Placed in 2016-17 in Aust.

Change Course (f. by Dehere). Placed in Aust.

Phantom Countess (f. by Viscount). Placed at 3 in Aust.


2nd dam

WESTERN APPROACH, by Gone West. 6 wins to 6½f, Santa Anita Morvich H., L, Newmarket British Olympic Appeal Fillies S., York Falmouth H., Santa Anita Allowance-twice, 2d Hollywood Park Breeders' Cup H., L, 4th Del Mar Pat O'Brien H., L. Sister to West Devon (dam of POLZEATH), half-sister to TINNERS WAY, DEVON HEIGHTS, Devon Deputy, Daki. Dam of 8 foals, 5 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Approachable. 4 wins from 7f to 11f in GB.

Tell Tale. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

Kazoom. 8 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$126,650, to 2017-18, BRC Giddy Up Club Membership H., 2d ATC Grand Pavilion H., SAJC Irish Race Day H., 3d SAJC Akeed Mofeed at Goldin Farms H., Hughes Chauffeured Limousines H.


3rd dam

DEVON DIVA, by The Minstrel. Winner at 8½f in U.S.A. Half-sister to TOM COBBLEY, Ivybridge. Dam of 14 foals, 12 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

TINNERS WAY (Secretariat). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, US$1,848,946, Del Mar Pacific Classic S., Gr.1-twice, Hollywood Park Californian S., Gr.1, Golden Gate Fields Breeders' Cup H., L, Kempton Fortune S., L, York City of York S., L, 2d Hollywood Gold Cup, Gr.1, Hollywood Park Mervyn LeRoy H., Gr.2, Bel Air H., Gr.2, Santa Anita Goodwood H., Gr.2, Arcadia H., Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Prix de la Foret, Gr.1, Hollywood Park Californian S., Gr.1, Santa Anita San Bernardino H., Gr.2, Newbury Greenham S., Gr.3, 4th Santa Anita Volante H., Gr.3. Sire.

DEVON HEIGHTS (Mt. Livermore). 2 wins at 1600m, Chantilly Prix d'Angerville, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Ad Altiora, 3d Chantilly Prix de Sandringham, Gr.3. Producer.

WESTERN APPROACH (Gone West). 6 wins. See above.

Devon Deputy (Deputy Minister). 3 wins from 2000m to 2500m, 202,000fr., US$231,084, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Good Luck, 2d Santa Anita San Luis Rey H., Gr.2, San Luis Obispo H., Gr.2, Del Mar Kobuk King S., L. Sire.

Daki (Miswaki). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 7f, 2d York Rockingham S., L. Dam of-

Sibilant. Unplaced. Dam of-

Sweet Coincidence. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

SWEET SELECTION (Stimulation). 7 wins from 1¼m to 2¼m, £236,632, to 2017, Ascot Sagaro S., Gr.3, Newbury Compton Beauchamp Estates Silver Bar H., Newmarket Cesarewitch H.

West Devon. Unraced. Dam of-

POLZEATH (Singspiel). 7 wins from 1200m to 2000m, R436,815, Clairwood East Coast H., L, Umsinzi H., 3d Scottsville Michael Roberts H., L. Producer.

Salcombe (Elmaamul). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, Ascot Crocker Bulteel 2YO S., Churchill Downs Allowance, 2d Thirsk Classic Trial S., L, York Acomb S., L, Doncaster Sky Bet Press Red to Bet S., 4th Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2.


Race Record: 9 Starts 1-1-0 A$44,605.

Winner at 1100m in 2016-17, ATC TAB H.