Sire: Night of Thunder

Colour: Chestnut

Dam: Melee

Sex: Gelding

Age: 5

Foaled: Oct 30, 2017

Country: Australia

Silks: Bottle Green, White Cross, Seams & Spot Cap.


Owners: Miss E J Cahill, Mrs C O Bamford, K L Bamford, A Brown, B D Pickles, P & P Social Club (Mgr: J Smith), W Dixon, D Morrissey, Ms V Toll, S Freeman, B Schafer, J Yates, C Budd & Mrs M Fryar

7: 2 - 1 - 2
Wins: 28.6%
Place: 42.9%




Chestnut GeldingFoaled in 2017

SireDubawiDubai MillenniumSeeking the Gold
NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) ZomaradahDeploy
2011Forest StormGalileoSadler's Wells
  Quiet StormDesert Prince
DamCadeaux GenereuxYoung GenerationBalidar
MELEE (GB) Smarten UpSharpen Up
2002NashmeelBlushing GroomRed God
  Donut's BunnieDonut King

NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) (Chestnut 2011-Stud Ire. 2016, Aust. 2016). 4 wins–2 at 2–at 6f, 1m, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Leading First Season Sire in Europe in 2019. Sire of 155 rnrs, 103 wnrs, 19 SW, inc. Auyantepui (Milan Oaks d'Italia, Gr.2), Thunderous, Night Colours, Molatham, Under the Stars, No Limit Credit, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 3YOs and inc SW Cherry Tortoni (Moonee Valley Vase, Gr.2), A Beautiful Night, Hela, River Night and of Flash Flood, Kukeracha, etc.


1st dam

MELEE, by Cadeaux Genereux. Winner at 1m in U.S.A. Half-sister to LIGHT JIG (dam of SEEK AGAIN, TREBLE JIG, SCOTTISH JIG), BATTLE DORE, LYNTON, Denial (dam of DARING TIGER). Dam of seven named foals, all raced, six winners, inc:-

Kamiko (f. by Choisir). Winner at 1000m, WATC Crown Opening Day H., 2d WATC Western Racepix H., H., 3d WATC Schweppes H., Crown Perth Opening 17/10 H.

Megasus (g. by Flying Pegasus). 3 wins at 1400m in Aust.

Rock 'N' Rumble - Elderly Win (Mac.) (g. by Fastnet Rock). 3 wins from 1400m to 1600m in Aust. and Macau.

Vain Tycoon (g. by Written Tycoon). 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m in Aust. and Malaysia.

Nightfire (g. by Night of Thunder). Winner. See below.

Head Clash (g. by Helmet). Winner at 1200m in Aust.


2nd dam

NASHMEEL, by Blushing Groom. 3 wins at 1600m, 2,742,800fr., US$120,000, Deauville Prix d'Astarte, Gr.2, Chantilly Prix des Lilas, L, 2d Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, Hollywood Park Matriarch S., Gr.1, Santa Anita Yellow Ribbon S., Gr.1, 4th Longchamp Prix de l'Opera, Gr.2. Half-sister to Ewing Maloy, Prove Me Wrong. Dam of 14 foals, 12 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

LIGHT JIG (Danehill). 5 wins from 1600m to 2000m, €37,300, US$494,800, Santa Anita Yellow Ribbon S., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Beverly Hills H., Gr.2, Chantilly Prix de la Chapelle en Serval, Santa Anita Allowance, 2d Longchamp Prix de la Seine, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Thiberville, L, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix Pointille. Dam of-

SEEK AGAIN (Speightstown). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, £43,574, US$873,896, Hollywood Derby, Gr.1, Saratoga Fourstardave H., Gr.2, York Coral Mobile S., Newmarket July Course H., Nunnery Stud 2YO S., 2d Churchill Downs Turf Classic S., Gr.1, Kempton Free Bets at Betdaq H., 3d Belmont Manhattan S., Gr.1, Churchill Downs Turf Classic S., Gr.1, Santa Anita Shoemaker Mile S., Gr.1, Saratoga Fourstardave H., Gr.2, 4th Keeneland Turf Mile S., Gr.1, Del Mar Seabiscuit H., Gr.2. Sire.

TREBLE JIG (Gone West). 10 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2400m in GB, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E, Jebel Ali Mile S., Gr.3, Jebel Ali S., L-twice, Jebel Ali Mile S., L, Goodwood Crimbourne Stud H., Al-Janadriah Equestrian Club Board Of Directors Cup, Newmarket Protectas Health Stem Cell 2YO S., Jebel Ali Shadwell S., Jebel Ali Stakes Prep S., 2d Meydan Emirates Airline S., 3d Abu Dhabi National Day Cup, L. Sire.

SCOTTISH JIG (Speightstown). 5 wins from 1m to 1¼m, £42,564, US$110,917, Newmarket Pride S., L, Newbury Crossland Fillies' S., 3d Belmont River Memories S., L, Yarmouth John Musker S., L, Ascot Ritz Club Fillies' H.

LYNTON (Lyphard). 5 wins from 1300m to 2000m, 288,000fr., US$122,030, Longchamp Prix de Saint-Patrick, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Opott, Santa Anita Allowance-3 times, 3d Longchamp Prix du Ranelagh, L.

BATTLE DORE (Sanglamore). Winner at 2, Craon Criterium de l'Ouest, L, 2d Longchamp Prix de Conde, Gr.3, Maisons-Laffitte Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord, Gr.3, Lyon Prix de Montretout, L.

Chervil. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

Laurelita. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

FEV ROVER (Gutaifan). 2 wins at 2 in 2020, Deauville Prix du Calvados, Gr.2, Sandown Star S., L, 2d Newmarket Duchess of Cambridge S., Gr.2, 4th ParisLongchamp Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1.

Denial. Winner at 2000m in France. Dam of-

DARING TIGER (Tiger Hill). 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m in Germany, Grosser Preis der Sparkasse Dortmund, L, 2d Krefeld Grosser Preis der Krefelder Wirtschaft, Gr.3.

Gazette. Placed, 2d Chantilly Prix de l'Aunette, 3d Longchamp Prix de Cheffreville. Dam of-

Ginger Nut Coup. Raced twice. Dam of-

ANOTHER COUP (Darci Brahma). 7 wins from 1400m to 1800m, NZ$139,200, Otago RC Dunedin Guineas, L, CJC Vale Steve Anderton H., North Canterbury RC Garrards Horse & Hound H., CJC New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale H., Amicus Insurance Brokers H., 2d North Canterbury RC Couplands Bakeries Mile Prelude H., CJC Majestic Horse Floats H., 3d CJC H., 4th Canterbury Breeders S., Gr.3.


Race Record: 3 Starts 1-0-1 A$24,945.

Winner at 1000m in 2020-21 in Aust.