Catch These Hands

Catch These Hands

Sire: Rommel

Dam: Colleges

Colour: Brown

Gender: Gelding

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Sep 26th, 2019

Country: Australia

Horse Description:

2021 Perth Magic Millions Sale Profile: Lot 118 Rommel (AUS) / Colleges (AUS)





Foaled 26th September 2019

ROMMEL (AUS) Cotehele HouseMy Swanee
2011I'mtoogoodtobetrueGood and ToughCarson City
  Foolish KissesCannonade
DamElusive QualityGone WestMr. Prospector
COLLEGES (AUS) Touch of GreatnessHero's Honor
2008High SchoolSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
  High HawkShirley Heights

ROMMEL (AUS) (Bay 2011-Stud 2017). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$493,350, Western Australian Guineas, Gr.2, MRC Zeditave S., Gr.3, WATC Budget Rent a Car 2YO P., 2d WATC Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic, RL, Fairetha S., L, 3d WATC Magic Millions Perth 3YO Trophy, RL. Out of SW I’mtoogoodtobetrue, a half-sister to SW Gotaghostofachance. Sire of SP Pixie Chix and of Military Gambler, Storm Commander, Ultimate Command, Bandalera Beau, Rommel's Command and of the placegetters Bigideas, Desert Vixen, Miss Eugen, Plemont, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

COLLEGES, by Elusive Quality. Unraced. Sister to Giggleswick (dam of PLAGUE STONE). This is her sixth foal. Dam of four foals to race, three winners, inc:-

Oxbridge (g. by City Place). 3 wins to 1300m to 2020-21, 2d WATC Seacorp H., 3d WATC Westspeed Platinum H., Ascend Sales Trophies H.

Mongolian Warlord (g. by War Chant). 4 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$84,689 in Aust.

Turn of Phrase (g. by Discorsi). Winner at 1100m in Aust.


2nd dam

HIGH SCHOOL, by Sadler's Wells. Placed at 3 in GB. Sister to IN THE WINGS, HUNTING HAWK, MOROZOV, HAWKER'S NEWS, blood-sister to LEGEND MAKER (dam of VIRGINIA WATERS, ALEXANDER OF HALES), SELTITUDE (dam of LOVER MAN), three-quarter-sister to Arlette (dam of ALEXANDROS), half-sister to Peruvian (dam of ARAMAYO). Dam of 9 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Giggleswick (Elusive Quality). 2 wins at 1900m, 2050m, 2d MRC Rokk Ebony H., 3d Tasmanian Oaks, L, 4th South Australia Fillies Classic, Gr.3. Dam of-

PLAGUE STONE (Lonhro). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1100m, A$353,675, BRC Mick Dittman P., L, Lightning H., L, ATC Rosebud Prelude 2YO H., 2d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, ATC Golden Gift 2YO P., BRC JRA P., 4th ATC Rosebud H., L.

Benenden. 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$199,585, VRC Spotless H., MRC Melinda Rea H., Wafex Sovereign H., 2d MRC Melbourne Horse Transport H., MRC (Mornington) Sportingbet's Owner's Privilege H. Producer.

Elucidation. Winner at 1600m, STC Freeway Republic Beer H. Producer.


3rd dam

HIGH HAWK, by Shirley Heights. Second on The 1983 Italian 3YO Free H. 6 wins from 1¼m to 15f, £102,700, Premio Roma, Gr.1, Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.2, Royal Ascot Ribblesdale S., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.3, 2d Irish Oaks, Gr.1, Oaks d'Italia, Gr.1. Sister to High Spirited (dam of AMFORTAS, LEGEND MAKER), Dunoof (dam of SELTITUDE), three-quarter-sister to INFAMY (dam of INNUENDO, MOON QUEEN, BARAFAMY, ROSTROPOVICH), Shesadelight (dam of SHIELD), half-sister to Entre Nous, Herons Hollow, Tapaculo, High Tern (dam of HIGH-RISE, SUPREMACY). Dam of 17 foals, 13 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

IN THE WINGS (Sadler's Wells). Joint Head of The 1990 French 4YO+ Free H. 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, £889,036, Breeders' Cup Turf S., Gr.1, Epsom Coronation Cup, Gr.1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Foy, Gr.3, Prix du Prince d'Orange, Gr.3, Deauville Prix du Haras de la Huderie, L, Chantilly Prix de Vineuil, 2d Longchamp Prix Ganay, Gr.1, 4th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1. Sire.

MOROZOV (Sadler's Wells). 5 wins from 1850m to 3100m, €198,375, Longchamp Prix Hubert de Chaudenay, Gr.2, Prix de Barbeville, Gr.3, Prix du Lys, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Opott, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Saint-Simon, 2d Longchamp Prix Vicomtesse Vigier, Gr.2, 3d Longchamp Prix Niel, Gr.2, Deauville Prix Kergorlay, Gr.2, Longchamp Prix de Suresnes, L, 4th Longchamp Prix Hocquart, Gr.2. Sire.

HUNTING HAWK (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins at 2000m, 2100m, Longchamp Prix Greffulhe, Gr.2, Saint-Cloud Prix Ksamando, 3d Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de Courcelles, L. Sire.

HAWKER'S NEWS (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins at 1¼m, 11½f, Lingfield Derby Trial S., Gr.3. Sire.

Arlette. 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1700m to 1900m in France. Dam of-

ALEXANDROS (Kingmambo). 8 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, £124,198, €142,205, 3,061,760Dhs in GB, France and U.A.E, Deauville Prix de Cabourg, Gr.3, 2d Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1, Meydan Jebel Hatta S., Gr.2, Epsom Diomed S., Gr.3-twice, 3d Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Dubai Duty Free, Gr.1, Munich Grosser Dallmayr Preis, Gr.1. Sire.

Talk Show. Raced twice. Dam of-

Viva Voce. Winner at 1200m in Japan. Dam of-

SAVVY (Street Sense). 7 wins at 1400m, 130,492,000¥, Saga Summer Champion, L, Hanshin Tempozan S., Kyoto Kawaramachi S., Doncaster Cup.

Peruvian. Unraced. Dam of-

ARAMAYO (Poet's Voice). Champion Miler in Singapore in 2020. 5 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$344,460, S$901,934, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, Singapore TC Kranji Mile, L, Raffles Cup, L, 2d ATC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, 3d MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, Moonee Valley Vase, Gr.2, Singapore TC Stewards' Cup, L.

Tupac Amaru (Street Cry). Winner at 1600m, A$493,485, 2d Australian Derby, Gr.1, Geelong Classic, L, ATC Become an ATC Sponsor H., 3d ATC Membership on Sale H.

Chachapoyas (Medaglia d'Oro). Winner at 2, 2d ATC Fernhill H., L.