Jeu St Eloi
Bay, 2011, 16.3hh
Retired sound in wind and limb
A Leading Sire of 3YO Hurdlers in France in 2023
Sire of 11 Individual National Hunt Black Type Performers to date, incl. Blueking D’Oroux, Kargese, Nara, Jazzy Senam, Kroisade, etc.
In 2023 progeny sold for: €175,000, €130,000, €86,000, etc.
By Champion French Sire Saint des Saints
Half Brother to dual Auteuil Grade 1 Chase Winner Oculi and from the immediate family of Leading French Sire Balko
Complete outcross for Sadler’s Wells line mares
Sire of 11 Individual Black Type Performers and Notable Winners incl.
BLUEKING D’OROUX 4 wins incl. Gr.2 Coral Hurdle, Ascot, Masterson Holdings Hurdle, Cheltenham, Royal Ascot Racing Club Juvenile Hurdle, Ascot, Prix Gautier de la Selle, Fontainebleau
KARGESE 2 wins incl. Gr.3 Prix Sagan Hurdle, Auteuil, Prix Auricula, Hurdle, Auteuil, 2nd LR Prix Girofla Hurdle, Auteuil
IDEFIXE DU MOULIN 4 wins incl. Gr.3 AQ Prix de l’Avenir, Nantes, Prix Courant d’Air, Nantes, Prix des Peltrais, Angers, 2nd Gr.3 AQ Prix Bango, Saint-Cloud
HANO DE LOI 4 wins incl. LR Prix Claude Le Lorrain Hurdle, Auteuil, LR Prix Air Landais Chase, Auteuil, 2nd LR Prix Xavier de Chevigny, Auteuil, third LR Prix Fondeur Chase, Auteuil
NARA Won LR Prix Wild Monarch Hurdle, Auteuil only run to date
HUCELLO 2 wins incl. LR Prix Melanos Hurdle, Auteuil, Prix Des Troenes, Clairefontaine
HEROS DES MERS 2 wins and 2nd Gr.2 Steeple-Chases d’Italia Novices, Merano,
JAZZY SENAM 3 wins and 2nd Gr.3 Prix Orcada Chase, Auteuil, LR Prix Le Touquet Chase, Auteuil, 3rd LR Prix James Hennessy Chase, Auteuil
REDNECK 2 wins and 2nd LR Prix Gerald de Rochefort Hurdle, Auteuil
SAINTE CANDY 1 win and 2nd LR Prix Girofla Hurdle, Auteuil
KROISADE 1 win and 3rd LR Prix Finot Hurdle, Auteuil, only runs to date
INTHEWATERSIDE 3 wins incl. Jewson Birkenhead, Price Street Maiden Hurdle, Aintree, Virgin Bet Open NHF, Sandown, Racingiseveryonessport NHF, Exeter, only runs to date
IT’S FOR ME 2 wins incl, Racing Again February 12th INH Flat Race, Navan, 4YO Geldings Maiden, Loughanmore PTP
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Exciting French jumps stallion Jeu St Eloi joins the Glenview Stud roster for the 2024 covering season. The 12-year-old sire has been responsible for producing a number of eye-catching bumper, novice hurdle and PTP winners on both sides of the Channel.
His progeny began to make their mark in Ireland and the UK over the past 12 months, beginning with It’s For Me’s hugely impressive rules debut for Willie Mullins. The master of Closutton has since added two exciting 3YO fillies by Jeu St Eloi to his string- impressive hurdle debut winner Karia Des Blaises and Grade 3 winner and Listed-placed hurdler Kargese, who he hopes could be “a Triumph Hurdle horse.”
Paul Nicholls is another trainer keen on Jeu St Eloi’s progeny, having paid €175,000 for Krocodile Rock at the Goffs Arkle Sale. Nicholls is already responsible for Jeu St Eloi’s unbeaten Inthewaterside who he describes as “a very smart prospect for novice hurdles” and talented hurdler Blueking D’Oroux, who following his winning seasonal return at Cheltenham in October holds an entry in the Greatwood Hurdle.
Among Jeu St Eloi’s other runners to watch out for are Saint Kristobal, who produced a taking performance to win a 4YO maiden at Tattersalls, with Warren Ewing later describing the winner as “a little bit special” and Jasmin Bellevue, who sold to Highflyer Bloodstock and Nicky Henderson for £110,000 following his promising second at Dromahane for Denis Murphy.
The imposing 16.3hh Jeu St Eloi, is a half-brother to dual Grade 1 winning chaser Oculi and is from the immediate family of leading French sire Balko. He offers breeders a fantastic outcross, as well as a chance to access the exceptional sire line of champion French sire Saint des Saints and the hugely influential Cadoudal.