Sire: National Defense

Colour: Bay

Dam: Esteemed Elegance

Sex: Gelding

Age: 2

Foaled: Oct 19, 2021

Country: Australia

Owners: Mario & Jen Cesnik, Greg Chapman, Shane Fliedner




Foaled 19th October 2021

SireInvincible SpiritGreen DesertDanzig
2014Angel FallsKingmamboMr. Prospector
  Anna PalarivaCaerleon
DamSir PercyMark of EsteemDarshaan
ESTEEMED ELEGANCE (NZ) Percy's LassBlakeney
  SpringSadler's Wells

NATIONAL DEFENSE (GB) (Bay 2014-Stud in Ire. 2018, Aust. 2019). 2 wins at 2, Chantilly Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, Gr.1. Half-brother to SP Nordic Defense and SP Cascading. Sire of 73 rnrs, 28 wnrs, inc. SW Twilight Gleaming (Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, Gr.2), SP Kronangel and of Surely Not, Art Defender, Red Smile, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 3YOs and inc SP Silo and of Nasho, Peace Treaty, Ramble On and of the placegetters Bianco Nero, Bravo Centurion, Clearedhot, etc.


1st dam

ESTEEMED ELEGANCE, by Sir Percy. 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m in Aust. Sister to White Nymph (dam of WHITE NOISE), half-sister to Queen Takes King. This is her third foal. Dam of two foals to race, inc:-

Red Elegance (g. by Toronado). Winner at 1000m in 2022-23, HKJC Homestead H., 3d HKJC Violet H.


2nd dam

EGERIA, by Daylami. Placed in NZ. Half-sister to INGLENOOK. Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Queen Takes King (Charm Spirit). 5 wins from 1700m to 2400m, A$148,225, WATC Quayclean H., Mrs Mac's H., Penfolds H., 2d Pinjarra Cup, L, 3d Pinjarra RC Bull & Bush Tavern Cup, L, 4th WATC Belmont Classic, L, MRC (Mornington) RM Ansett Classic H., L, Warrnambool Cup, L.

Freshwater Storm. 11 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$390,330, MRC Gold Nugget H., Race-Tech Subzero Challenge H., Race-Tech Subzero H., Ballymore Stables H., 2d MVRC Strathmore Community Bank Country Cup, MRC Carlton Draught H., Moe RC Browns Sawdust & Shavings Cup, MRC Porter Plant Winter Championship Heat H., MVRC Sungold Tour of Victoria H., 3d MRC BTB Directional Drilling H.

Family Leader. 2 wins at 1600m, 1800m, HK$2,798,660, HKJC Tsim Sha Tsui H., Wong Chuk Wan H., 2d HKJC Shan Kwong Road Park H., Hwamei H., Shek Wai Kok H., Helene Mascot H., 3d HKJC Ngau Tau Kok H., Long Valley H., St George's Challenge Cup, Lam Tsuen River H.

Lincoln Bay. 2 wins at 1350m, 1600m, CJC Avon City Ford H., 2d Hawkes Bay Trinity Hill H., Manawatu RC Japac H., 3d Hawkes Bay Hawaiian Airlines H., CJC Vernon & Vazey H., Marton JC Rayner Building H.

Ian's Legacy. 2 wins at 2100m, 2500m to 2022-23 in NZ.

Esteemed Elegance. 2 wins. See above.

White Nymph. Unraced. Dam of-

WHITE NOISE (El Roca). 7 wins from 1400m to 2100m, NZ$238,397, A$25,875, to 2023-24, Auckland TR Easter H., Gr.3, Levin RC Wellington S., Gr.3, Auckland TR Gingernuts Salver, L, Whangarei RC Harcourts Whangarei H., Waikato RC Savabeel H., 2d Matamata Cup, L, 3d Sale Cup, L, Auckland TR Shaw's Wire Ropes H., 4th Avondale Guineas, Gr.2.

El Nymph. 3 wins from 1600m to 2200m, NZ$101,642, Waikato RC Skycity Hamilton H., 2d Taranaki RC Winstone Wallboards H., Waikato TR Marsh Racing H., Waikato RC Lodge Commercial H., Foxbridge Plate Day 28/8 S., Sarten Memorial Raceday 24th October H., Wanganui JC Liquorland H., 3d Waikato RC Cup Day 11 December H., BOP RC JA Russell H., Auckland TR Eagle Technology H., BOP RC Ray White Papamoa H., Punter of the Year H., Matamata RC Gavelhouse H.


3rd dam

SPRING, by Sadler's Wells. 3 wins at 2400m, 2800m, Roma Premio Roma Vecchia, Gr.3, Newmarket King's Gap S., Eastern Eletricity S., 2d Deauville Prix de Pomone, Gr.2, Newbury John Porter S., Gr.3, St Simon S., Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.2, Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.3, 4th Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1. Three-quarter-sister to Kittiwake (dam of KÖNIGSTIGER, KALLA, KARAVEL, KITCAT), half-sister to PENTIRE, Panna (dam of THE TWISLER). Dam of 13 named foals, 12 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

INGLENOOK (Cadeaux Genereux). 3 wins at 1600m, 2000m, Saint-Cloud Prix Le Fabuleux, L, Kempton Heron S., L, 2d Baden-Baden Badener Meile, Gr.3, Ascot Silver Trophy, L, 3d Köln Euro Cup, Gr.2, Ascot Royal Collection S., 4th Haydock Rose of Lancaster S., Gr.3-twice, Curragh Celebration S., L, Newmarket Darley S., L.

Wind Flow. 10 wins from 2200m to 3200m in GB and Saudi Arabia, Al-Janadriah Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup.

March Hare. Placed in GB. Dam of-

Toy Show. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1¼m, 2d Newbury H., 3d Goodwood Lady of the Month Champagne Victor 2YO S. Dam of-

Big Gossey (Gutaifan). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 7f, €350,620, to 2023, Curragh Bold Lad Sprint H.-twice, Sheehy Motors Volkswagen Race, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships H., 2d Curragh Greenlands S., Gr.2, Renaissance S., Gr.3, Waterford Testimonial S., L, Rockingham H., Scurry H., 3d Naas RFL Steels S., L, Curragh Into Kildare H., Bord Na Mona Recycling H., 4th Naas Woodlands S., L.

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