Birdsong (NZ)

Snitzel (AUS)

Scintillula (IRE)

Foaled in 2016

Bay Filly

Draft Karaka 2018: Book 1 28 January - 31 January 2018, New Zealand Bloodstock, Lot #559

Sold NZ$400,000 to Sunlight Thoroughbreds

Winning on debut as a two-year-old, Birdsong (NZ) is by Snitzel out of Scintillula (Galileo) and trained by Matamata-based Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard. She has now had nine starts, four wins and one third placing.

Birdsong was bred by Pencarrow and sold through their Karaka 2018 Book 1 draft. Sunlight Thoroughbreds purchased the filly for $400,000.

  • Foaling

DOB: 20/09/16

Another exciting maiden mare, Scintillula produced her first offspring with the arrival of her Snitzel filly recently. Bred on the famed Galileo / Danehill cross this mare was a group winner and group one placed in England. Descending from an elite family she promises to start her own dynasty for Pencarrow Stud and her Snitzel filly will join the studs racing team.
  • Race Results




Bay mareFoaled in 2016

SireRedoute's ChoiceDanehillDanzig
Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
2002Snippets' LassSnippetsLunchtime
Snow FinchStorm Bird
DamGalileoSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
Urban SeaMiswaki
SmaoineamhTap on Wood

SNITZEL (AUS) (2002). 7 wins-4 at 2, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1. Sire of 1346 rnrs, 1035 wnrs, 122 SW, inc. Trapeze Artist (ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1), Shamus Award, Estijaab, Redzel, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Mossfun, Lavish Girl, Marine One, Snowdome, Daisies, Pinstriped, The Amazonian, Hard Landing, Cannonball, Millane, Pixie Chix, Profiteer, In the Boat, Supreme Idea, The Odyssey, Hatta, Aramco, SP Blazerro, Faithful Feat, Marchena, Saas Fee, etc.


1st dam

SCINTILLULA, by Galileo. 2 wins at 1m, 9f, £18,988, €127,115, NZ$4,000, A$4,110, Leopardstown Meld S., Gr.3, Irish Stallion Farms Fillies S., 2d Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, Celebration S., L, 3d Leopardstown Ballyroan S., Gr.3, Gowran Park Denny Cordell Lavarack S., Gr.3, VRC Melbcupcarnival on Sale H., 4th Irish Oaks, Gr.1, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Curragh Royal Whip S., Gr.3. Sister to CUIS GHAIRE, THE MAJOR GENERAL, Claiomh Solais, Gile Na Greine, three-quarter-sister to Luminous One. Dam of three named foals, two to race, both winners, inc:-

Butter Chicken (f. by Savabeel). Winner at 1600m in 2020-21, 2d MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2.

(Our) Birdsong (f. by Snitzel). 6 wins. See below.


2nd dam

SCRIBONIA, by Danehill. Unraced. Sister to Luminaria (dam of LUNAR SPACE, PAENE MAGNUS), half-sister to LUMINATA, Aretha, Dathuil, Luminous One, Smaointeach (dam of TUSHNA). Dam of 12 named foals, 11 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

CUIS GHAIRE (Galileo). 3 wins at 2, £125,819, €87,447, Royal Ascot Albany S., Gr.3, Naas Swordlestown Stud Sprint S., Gr.3, 2d The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Leopardstown Tyros S., Gr.3. Dam of-

Danyah. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8¼f, £112,870, to 2021, Ascot Moet & Chandon International H., Haydock Close Brothers H., Doncaster H., 2d Royal Ascot Buckingham Palace S., Newbury Spring Cup, 3d Newbury Unibet 3 Uniboosts a Day H., Ripon Ripon Rowels H.

SCINTILLULA (Galileo). 2 wins. See above.

THE MAJOR GENERAL (Galileo). 2 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, Leopardstown King George V Cup, L, Curragh Irish Stallion Farms S., 2d Goodwood Gordon S., Gr.3, 3d Curragh Silken Thomas & Lock 13 H.

Gile Na Greine (Galileo). Winner at 2, £104,219, €30,017, Curragh Loder 2YO Fillies S., 2d Royal Ascot Coronation S., Gr.1, 3d The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Producer.

Claiomh Solais (Galileo). Winner at 1m, 2d Fairyhouse Brownstown S., Gr.3, Curragh Irish Stallion Farms S., 3d Curragh Kilboy Estate S., Gr.3, Tipperary Fairy Bridge S., L, Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms S., 4th Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.1, Irish One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Producer.

McGuigan. 4 wins from 6f to 10¾f, Leopardstown Bulmers Live H., Strypes Apprentice H., 3d Leopardstown Join Tote Today S.

Scriobh Nua. Winner at 7¼f, Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms Fillies S., 4th Naas Oaks Trial, L.


3rd dam

SMAOINEAMH, by Tap on Wood. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1¾m, US$81,065, Tipperary Challenge S., L, Gowran Park Norelands Stud Trial S., L, 2d Leopardstown Osprey Cup, L, Tipperary Challenge S., L, 3d Curragh Royal Whip S., Gr.3, Curragh Cup, L-twice, 4th Curragh Meld S., Gr.3. Half-sister to DOUBLE FORM, SCIMITARRA, Galka, Angor (dam of NORDIC SOPRANO), Belle Epoque (dam of AMINATA), Societe Royale (dam of ROYALE, STARVINSKY). Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

LUMINATA (Indian Ridge). 2 wins at 2, €175,577, Leopardstown Silver Flash S., L, Curragh Newbridge Hire Fillies 2YO S., 2d Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, Marble Hill S., L, Naas Swordlestown Stud S., L, 3d Longchamp Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1, Curragh Railway S., Gr.3. Dam of-

Five Avenue (Tamayuz). 5 wins at 1600m in France and Qatar, Deauville Prix de Quetieville, 3d Deauville Prix de Tourgeville, L.

Dathuil (Royal Academy). 2 wins at 1m, Curragh Hotel Keadeen H., 3d Meadowlands Boiling Springs H., Gr.3, Leopardstown Debutante S., L. Dam of-

Precipitous. 2 wins at 7f, 1m, Curragh Bet on H., 3d Leopardstown Miller H. Dam of-

TOBANN (Teofilo). 3 wins at 7f, €185,180, Fairyhouse Brownstown S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Sovereign Path H., 2d Naas Sweet Mimosa S., L, Owenstown Stud S., L, 3d Leopardstown Matron S., Gr.1, 4th Tipperary Fairy Bridge S., Gr.3-twice. Producer.

VERTIGINOUS (Oasis Dream). Winner at 2 in 2021, Ayr Harry Rosebery S., L, 2d Haydock British 2YO Fillies' S., 4th York Lowther S., Gr.2.

Ymlaen. Winner at 2, 3d Kempton Milcars Mini 2YO S. Dam of-

LANDYM (Lando). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2200m, €217,565, Strasbourg Grand Prix de la Region Grand Est, L, Chantilly Grand Handicap Longines, Longchamp Grand Handicap de la Fete Nationale, Chantilly Prix des Aigles.

Aretha (Indian Ridge). Winner at 6f, 2d Leopardstown One Thousand Guineas Trial, L, 3d Leopardstown Flying Five S., Gr.3, Curragh Park S., Gr.3, Newbury Radley S., L, 4th Leopardstown Phoenix Sprint S., Gr.3, Curragh Futurity S., Gr.3. Producer.

Luminous One (Galileo). Winner at 9f, 3d Leopardstown Eyrefield S., L, Curragh Starts 25th March 2007 S., Leopardstown Clonard S. Dam of-

Bradfield College (Teofilo). Winner at 1600m in India, 2d Hyderabad Golconda Derby, L.

Lonrach. Placed at 2 & 3, 3d Listowel Premier Nursery H. Dam of-

VERBAL DEXTERITY (Vocalised). 2 wins at 2, £29,101, €256,725, Curragh National S., Gr.1, Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., 2d Curragh Railway S., Gr.2, Leopardstown Amethyst S., Gr.3, 4th Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1, Curragh Royal Whip S., Gr.3.

Smaointeach. Winner at 6f in Ireland. Dam of-

TUSHNA (Erins Isle). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 16½f, £89,966, €2,286, Galway McDonogh H., L, Leopardstown Premier Nursery H., 2d Tralee Ruby S., L, Leopardstown Tote Ireland H., Curragh Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners H.

Luminaria. Unraced. Dam of-

PAENE MAGNUS (Teofilo). 5 wins at 1m, 10¾f, €98,625, OR1,964, 126,705Dhs, Dundalk Carlingford S., L-twice, 2d Curragh Celebration S., L, Irish Times H., 4th Curragh Mooresbridge S., Gr.3, Silver S., L.

LUNAR SPACE (Dawn Approach). Winner at 7f in 2021, Curragh Tetrarch S., L, 3d Curragh Sheehy Motors Volkswagen Trophy.


Race Record:

6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$27,810, A$96,900, to 2021-22, MRC Ladbrokes Bet Ticker H., Thoroughbred Club H., Waikato RC Skycity Hamilton 2YO H., 3d MRC Gerry Ryan 70th Birthday H.

Served by Ghaiyyath. Date of last service, 11.11.2021.