The Nella Maris

The Nella Maris

Sire: Iffraaj

Dam: Crystalina

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Sep 28th, 2016

Country: New Zealand


Mrs C A Carey, P McCullagh, N Oates, R Burton, G Funnell, P Dinnerville & N Gibson & G Smith





Foaled 28th September 2016

SireZafonicGone WestMr. Prospector
IFFRAAJ (GB) ZaizafonThe Minstrel
2001PastoraleNureyevNorthern Dancer
  Park AppealAhonoora
DamDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
CRYSTALINA (IRE) RazyanaHis Majesty
2001Northern ScriptArts and LettersRibot
  My NordVent du Nord

IFFRAAJ (GB) (Brown 2001-Stud 2007). 7 wins-1 at 2, Goodwood Lennox S., Gr.2. Leading NZ Sire of 2YOs in 2015-16. Sire of 1022 rnrs, 616 wnrs, 57 SW, inc. Ribchester (Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1), Turn Me Loose, Rizeena, Chriselliam, Wootton Bassett, Gingernuts, Jon Snow, Benvenue, Fix, Serena Miss, The Black Princess, Hot Streak, Wyndspelle, Jungle Cat, Magic Artist, Muffri'ha, Kisses, Forjatt, Melt, etc.


1st dam

CRYSTALINA, by Danehill. Raced twice. Half-sister to SCRIBE, NORTHERN HAL, Caerless Writing, Cullberg Ballet (dam of BALETTI), Scripture (dam of MOE GREEN). This is her tenth living foal. Dam of eight foals to race, three winners, inc:-

Crystallize (c. by Iffraaj). Winner at 2 in 2017-18, ARC Cure Kids 2YO H.

Pickhandle Mary (f. by Johannesburg). 3 wins from 1400m to 1600m in Aust.

Valiant Fella (g. by Henrythenavigator). 2 wins at 1500m in 2016-17 in Macau.


2nd dam

NORTHERN SCRIPT, by Arts and Letters. Winner at 1m, York Vernon S. Half-sister to ANNOCONNOR, AT TALAQ, Ruszhinka, Pattimech (dam of FAR LANE). Dam of 12 named foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

SCRIBE (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1¼m, Sandown Gordon Richards S., Gr.3, 2d Curragh Beresford S., Gr.2, 4th Le Lion-d'Angers Grand Prix d'Anjou-Bretagne, L. Sire.

NORTHERN HAL (Sadler's Wells). 4 wins from 1600m to 2050m in GB and Germany, Preis der Stadt Baden-Baden, L, 3d Leopardstown Ballycullen S., L. Sire.

Caerless Writing (Caerleon). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 1¼m, Curragh Turf Club Centenary H., 2d Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.2, 4th Curragh Meld S., Gr.3. Producer.

Fontanesi. 9 wins from 1¼m to 21½f, Cheltenham Vincent O'Brien County H. Hurdle, 3d Curragh Go Racing in Kildare Annual Badge 2YO S.

Cullberg Ballet. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of-

BALETTI (Gulch). 7 wins from 1m to 9f, US$392,642, Belmont Fort Marcy S., Gr.3, Aqueduct Allowance, Keeneland Allowance, 2d Colonial Downs Kitten's Joy S., L, 3d Woodbine King Edward H., Gr.2, Belmont Knickerbocker S., Gr.3, Calder Tropical Turf H., Gr.3, 4th Pimlico Henry S Clark S., L.

Scripture. Unraced. Dam of-

MOE GREEN (Xaar). Champion 3YO Colt in Scandanavia in 2010. 11 wins-4 at 2-from 1200m to 3000m in Sweden, Jagersro Svenskt Derby, L, Hurricane-Löpning, Coca-Cola Voter-Löpning, 3d Klampenborg Danish Jockey Club Cup, L.


3rd dam

MY NORD, by Vent du Nord. 2 wins in U.S.A. Half-sister to BILLER, Doris White (dam of INHIBITER, NORSK, ONE POUND STERLING), Mlle. Tessa (dam of GOOD REPORT). Dam of 12 named foals, 11 to race, all winners, inc:-

ANNOCONNOR (Nureyev). 12 wins from 6f to 9f, US$1,002,420, Del Mar Ramona H., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Vanity H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Santa Ana H., Gr.1, Las Palmas H., Gr.2, Golden Gate Rolling Green H., Gr.3, River Downs Breeders' Cup H., L, Santa Anita Buena Vista H., L, Turf Paradise Molly Butler H., L, 2d Hollywood Park Matriarch S., Gr.1, Del Mar Chula Vista H., Gr.2, Santa Anita San Gorgonio H., Gr.2, 3d Santa Anita Santa Barbara H., Gr.1, Santa Maria H., Gr.2, El Encino S., Gr.3, Bay Meadows San Jose H., L, 4th Santa Anita Yellow Ribbon S., Gr.1. Dam of-

Carelaine. Winner at 8½f in U.S.A. Dam of-

CAESARION (Danehill). 3 wins from 1600m to 2000m, €122,670, 192,800fr., US$51,500 in France and U.S.A, Lyon-Parilly Prix Andre Baboin, Gr.3, 2d Longchamp Prix Greffulhe, Gr.2, Prix de Conde, Gr.3, Prix des Chenes, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Exbury, Gr.3, 3d Chantilly Prix de la Jonchere, Gr.3. Sire.

CHESNUT BIRD (Storm Bird). 3 wins from 1850m to 2000m, Longchamp Prix Charles Laffitte, L, Vichy Prix Madame Jean Couturie, L, 2d Longchamp Prix de Liancourt, L, 3d Le Lion-d'Angers Prix Urban Sea, L. Producer.

CAESARINE (Pivotal). 2 wins at 1600m, Chantilly Prix Volterra, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Nikellora, 3d Chantilly Prix de la Cochere, L, 4th Maisons-Laffitte Prix Chloe, Gr.3. Dam of-

CLADOCERA (Oasis Dream). Champion Older Female Miler in Ireland & UAE in 2015. 4 wins at 1600m, 1800m, £55,286, €108,440, 1,321,200Dhs in France and U.A.E, Meydan Cape Verdi S., Gr.2, Balanchine S., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix des Lilas, L, Chantilly Prix des Gres, 2d Leopardstown Matron S., Gr.1, Kempton Hyde S., L, 3d Royal Ascot Duke of Cambridge S., Gr.2, 4th Goodwood Nassau S., Gr.1.

Cambiata. Winner at 2200m, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Sauge Pourpree, 4th Longchamp Prix de Liancourt, L. Dam of-

CABAZON (Redoute's Choice). 3 wins from 1400m to 2100m, A$114,325, TRC Strutt S., L, 2d Tasmanian Oaks, L, MVRC Arrow Training Places H.

Prospect Fever. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of-

WAY WEST (Danehill). 2 wins at 2, A$107,890, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, SAJC Boulevard 2YO P., 2d SAJC Spring Racing at Morphettville H., 3d SAJC Feltex Carpets H., 4th MRC Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), Gr.3. Sire.

Marlo Waters. Unraced. Dam of-

JUMLAH (Catbird). 2 wins at 2, A$97,850, MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L, Starlet 2YO P., 2d MVRC Toy Factory 2YO P. Producer.

AT TALAQ (Roberto). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 3200m, £25,325, 450,000fr., 36,000,000L., A$982,650, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, Longchamp Grand Prix de Paris, Gr.1, VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, VATC CF Orr S., Gr.2, Newmarket Kiwi 2YO S., 2d VATC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, Düsseldorf Grosser Preis von Berlin, Gr.1, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, VRC Craiglee S., Gr.2, Epsom Warren S., L, 3d Derby Italiano, Gr.1, AJC Queen Elizabeth Randwick S., Gr.1, 4th The Derby, Gr.1, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1, STC HE Tancred S., Gr.1, MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2. Sire.

Ruszhinka (Seattle Slew). 2 wins, 2d Arlington Heights S., L, 3d Churchill Downs Jefferson Cup, L. Sire.

Pattimech. Winner at 6½f in U.S.A. Dam of-

FAR LANE (Lear Fan). 5 wins from 1400m to 2600m, £215,121, A$89,750, Newmarket Darley S, Gr.3, SAJC Carlton Draught S., Gr.3, Newmarket James Seymour S., L, Doncaster Mexborough S., York John Smith's Cup, 2d Haydock Rose of Lancaster S., Gr.3, 3d Goodwood Foundation S., L. Sire.

My Personal Space. Winner at 2, Goodwood DeNovo 2YO S. Dam of-

AROD (Teofilo). Champion Older Mile Horse in GB in 2015. 4 wins from 1m to 1¼m, £520,010, US$28,256, A$67,000, Ascot Summer Mile, Gr.2, Epsom Diomed S., Gr.3, 2d Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1, York Dante S., Gr.2, ATC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, Newmarket Earl of Sefton S., Gr.3, VRC L'Oreal Paris S., Gr.3, 3d Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1, Goodwood Celebration Mile, Gr.2, Ascot Paradise S., L.

Lamanka Lass. Winner at 1m in GB. Dam of-

DARK ISLANDER (Singspiel). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 9f, Santa Anita Oak Tree Derby, Gr.2, Newmarket Curtis Medical Centres H., Lingfield S., 2d Baden-Baden Benazet Rennen, Gr.3, Newmarket Ousden S., 3d Del Mar Wickerr H., L, Sandown Romans 2YO S., Lingfield Oxted Veterinary Clinic H., 4th Santa Anita Daytona H., Gr.3, Goodwood Thoroughbred S., L.

Mutribah. Placed at 2 in GB. Dam of-

MUTATE (Octagonal). 4 wins from 1400m to 2050m, A$162,850, SAJC OJ Smith Challenge S., L, VRC Liberty Financial P., MRC Saxony H., 2d VRC Desirable H., L. Producer.

Absaar. Winner at 11f in GB. Dam of-

Munjiz (Marju). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 6f in GB and U.S.A, Newmarket Blue Square Stakes Showcase H., 2d Ascot Diadem S., Gr.2, Haydock Sandy Lane S., L, 3d Leopardstown Phoenix Sprint S., Gr.3.

Mauresmo. Unraced. Dam of-

MARCEL (Lawman). 2 wins at 2, £117,495, Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1.