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Edited European Pedigree: =Puzzler (IRE)

Last Updated:
30 April 2024
NEW APPROACH (IRE) (Chesnut 2005)
CRYSTAL MAZE (GB) (Bay 2004)
Galileo (IRE) (Bay 1998)
Park Express (Brown 1983)
Gone West (USA) (Bay 1984)
Crystal Music (USA) (Bay 1998)
Sadler's Wells (USA)
Urban Sea (USA)
Mr Prospector (USA)
Secrettame (USA)
Nureyev (USA)
Crystal Spray
4Sx4D Northern Dancer, 5Sx4D Special (USA), 5Sx3D Mr Prospector (USA), 5Sx5D Nearctic, 5Sx5D Natalma


PUZZLER (IRE), unraced; dam of 2 winners:

  • 2017 Black Maze (IRE) (f. by Raven's Pass (USA)).
  • 2018 LIBERATED LAD (GB) (g. by Muhaarar (GB)), won 5 races at 3 and 5 years, 2023 and £28,539 and placed 6 times.
  • 2019 ROUGE ET NOIR (FR) (f. by Dabirsim (FR)), placed twice at 2 years and £3,444; also won 2 races in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at 3 years, 2022 and £113,154 and placed 5 times.
  • 2020 Fishing Rights (GB) (g. by Le Havre (IRE)), ran 3 times on the flat at 2 years, 2022.
  • 2021 no return to Farhh (GB).
  • 2022 (c. by Time Test (GB)).
  • 2023 no return to Saxon Warrior (JPN).

1st Dam

CRYSTAL MAZE (GB), unraced; dam of 4 winners:

OCOVANGO (GB) (2010 c. by Monsun (GER)), won 3 races in France at 2 and 3 years and £172,206 including Prix Greffulhe, Saint-Cloud, Gr.2 and Prix Francois Mathet, Saint-Cloud, L., placed 4 times including third in Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, Longchamp, Gr.1, Qatar Prix Niel, Longchamp, Gr.2 and La Coupe, Longchamp, Gr.3; sire.

CRYSTAL DOME (GB) (2014 c. by Dansili (GB)), won 1 race at 2 years and £2,965 and placed once; also won 2 races in U.S.A. at 4 years and £31,162 and placed 8 times.

CHRYSOCOLLA (FR) (2016 f. by Sea The Stars (IRE)), won 1 race in France at 3 years and £20,540 and placed 5 times; broodmare.

VERMEULEN (GB) (2013 g. by Fastnet Rock (AUS)), won 1 race at 3 years and £6,087 and placed 3 times.

Empress Cixi (GB) (2011 f. by Shamardal (USA)); dam of a winner.

Manchu (AUS) (f. by Redoute's Choice (AUS)), 1 race in New Zealand at 3 years and £31,361, placed 8 times including second in Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes, Awapuni, Gr.3.

Signita (NZ), placed once in Australia at 3 years, 2022 and £2,506.

2nd Dam

CRYSTAL MUSIC (USA), JT 2nd top rated 2yr old filly in Europe in 2000, JT 4th top rated 3yr old filly in England in 2001, won 3 races at 2 years and £235,571 including Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, placed 3 times including second in Coronation Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.1 and Entenmann's Irish 1000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1; dam of 6 winners:

FIRNAS (GB) (g. by Dubawi (IRE)), won 5 races at home and in U.A.E. to 8 years and £77,986 including The Entisar Stakes, Meydan, L.

High End (GB) (g. by Dubawi (IRE)), won 3 races at 3 years and £38,254, placed second in Foundation Stakes, Goodwood, L.

Crystany (IRE) (f. by Green Desert (USA)), won 1 race at 2 years and £27,459, placed second in Kilvington Stakes, Nottingham, L.; dam of winners.

Glesga Gal (IRE), 2 races at 2 and 3 years and £35,263, placed second in Guisborough Stakes, Redcar, L. and third in Flying Fillies' Stakes, Pontefract, L. and Distaff Stakes, Sandown Park, L.

Vivianite (IRE), 1 race at 3 years, placed third in Conqueror Stakes, Goodwood, L.

SMUGGLERS CREEK (IRE), 4 races from 3 to 5 years and £28,741 and placed 10 times.

COSQUILLAS (IRE), 1 race at 3 years and placed once; dam of TICKLISH (FR), 1 race and placed twice; also 3 races in France at 3, 4 and 7 years, 2023 and £39,481 and placed 5 times, NO FLIES ON ME (FR), 3 races at 3 and 4 years, 2022 and placed 4 times.

BAY OF PLENTY (IRE), 1 race at 2 years, 2022.

Treasury Devil (USA) (g. by Bernardini (USA)), won 7 races at home and in U.S.A. to 8 years and £132,367, placed third in Makfi Newmarket Stakes, Newmarket, L.

Crystal Moment (USA) (g. by Distorted Humor (USA)), won 3 races in U.S.A. at 3 and 4 years and £110,484, placed third in Evangeline Mile Handicap, Evangeline Downs, L.

CRYSTAL TRIBE (IRE), won 2 races at 3 years.

Crysdal (GB), ran twice on the flat at 3 years; dam of winners.

TOTAL COMMITMENT (IRE), 6 races from 2 to 5 years and £98,941 and placed 17 times.

CRYSTALLIUM (GB), 2 races at 2 years, 2022, from only 4 starts.

BLING ON THE MUSIC (GB), 1 race at 3 years, 2022 and placed twice.

Glitterball (IRE), unraced; dam of a winner.

Glitter Girl (GB), 3 races at 2 years and £66,023, placed second in Oh So Sharp Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3.

3rd Dam

CRYSTAL SPRAY, won 1 race at 4 years and placed 5 times; dam of 7 winners including:

CRYSTAL MUSIC (USA), see above.

DUBAI SUCCESS (GB), won 3 races including Dubai Irish Village John Porter Stakes, Newbury, Gr.3, placed second in Stan James Geoffrey Freer Stakes, Newbury, Gr.2.

STATE CRYSTAL (IRE), won 2 races including Lancashire Oaks, Haydock Park, Gr.3, placed third in Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks, York, Gr.1 and Prix Vermeille, Longchamp, Gr.1; dam of winners.

JACK THE GIANT (IRE), 1 race; also 3 races over hurdles and 5 races over fences including Stan James Wayward Lad Novices' Chase, Kempton Park, Gr.2 and Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle, Ascot, L., placed third in Irish Ind. Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase, Cheltenham, Gr.1.

Crystal Curling (IRE), 1 race, placed third in Letheby & Christopher Cheshire Oaks, Chester, L. and Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial Stakes, Newbury, L.; grandam of ROYAL CRYSTAL (IND), 1 race in India, Golconda Derby, Hyderabad, L.

ANGELS GUARD THEE (IRE), 1 race and placed twice, from only 5 starts; dam of Angels Dawn (IRE), 1 race over hurdles at 7 years, 2022 and 2 races over fences at 8 years, 2023, placed third in Lyons of Limerick Novice Hurdle, Limerick, Gr.2.

TIME CRYSTAL (IRE), 1 race and placed twice, from only 4 starts; dam of SPARKLING PORTRAIT (GB), 4 races including Glasgow Stakes, Hamilton Park, L., Bedouin's Story (GB), 6 races at home and in U.A.E., placed second in Darley Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3 and Dubai Millennium Stakes, Meydan, Gr.3, Start Right (GB), 3 races, placed third in Abu Dhabi Championship, Abu Dhabi, Gr.3.

TRUE CRYSTAL (IRE), 1 race and placed once; dam of LIBRAN (IRE), 9 races at home and in Australia including Schweppes Chairman's Handicap, Randwick, Gr.2, Irresistible Pools/ Spas N E Manion Cup, Rosehill, Gr.3 and Kingston Town Stakes, Randwick, Gr.3, placed second in Schweppes Sydney Cup, Randwick, Gr.1.

NO TRUTH (IRE), 1 race; dam of Aljady (FR), 7 races, placed second in Rous Stakes, Nottingham, L.

Top Crystal (IRE), ran once on the flat; dam of THREE ROCKS (IRE), 5 races including Keeneland Minstrel Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3.

Opera Aida (IRE), ran once in U.S.A.; grandam of ZELZAL (FR), 4 races in France including Prix Jean Prat, Chantilly, Gr.1 and Prix Paul de Moussac, Chantilly, Gr.3, placed third in Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Chantilly, Gr.1; sire, IBIZA (FR), 2 races in France including Morocco Cup Prix Chloe, Chantilly, Gr.3, Ice Cave (IND), 4 races in India, placed third in Byerly Turk Million, Hyderabad, L., Zenbennie (USA), 1 race in U.S.A., placed third in Hall of Fame Stakes, Parx Racing.

SOLAR CRYSTAL (IRE), Jt 4th top rated 2yr old filly in England in 1995, won 2 races including May Hill Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.3, placed third in P.Marcel Boussac-Criterium des Pouliches, Longchamp, Gr.1; dam of winners.

Feared In Flight (IRE), 1 race, placed third in Racing Post Trophy, Doncaster, Gr.1.

Mango Groove (IRE), ran a few times on the flat; dam of Cristal Fashion (IRE), 1 race, placed second in Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes, Navan, L.

Tchaikovsky (IRE), won 2 races, placed third in Budweiser Irish Derby, Curragh, Gr.1.

SNOW CRYSTAL (IRE), won 1 race, from only 2 starts; dam of winners.

Mitrandir (GB), 7 races in Italy, placed second in Premio Bersaglio, Milan, L.

SKY CRYSTAL (GER), 1 race, from only 2 starts; dam of SPACE TRAVELLER (GB), 5 races including Clipper Solonaway Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.2 and Jersey Stakes, Ascot, Gr.3, placed second in Frank E Kilroe Mile Stakes, Santa Anita, Gr.1 and Woodbine Mile Stakes, Woodbine, Gr.1 and third in Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, Gulfstream Park, Gr.1, Pellucid (GB), 2 races at home and in U.S.A., placed third in BathwickTyres Dick Poole Stakes, Salisbury, Gr.3.

Watership Crystal (IRE), ran twice on the flat; dam of winners.

WISDOM STONE (IRE), 4 races in South Africa and placed 6 times; dam of East Coast (SAF), 1 race in South Africa at 3 years, 2022, placed third in Dingaans, Turffontein, Gr.2.

Crystal Melody (GB), unraced; dam of winners.

GRANDE MELODY (IRE), 3 races in France and U.S.A. including Dahlia Handicap, Hollywood Park, Gr.2; dam of Broadway Boogie (IRE), 10 races in France, placed second in G.P. de Bordeaux-Etape du Defi du Galop, Bordeaux Le Bouscat, L.; grandam of TUZ (USA), 4 races in Russia and U.A.E. at 2, 4 and 6 years, 2023 including Al Shindagha Sprint, Meydan, Gr.3, placed third in Mahab Al Shimaal Stakes, Meydan, Gr.3.

CRYSTAL GUARD (IRE), 2 races at 4 and 5 years, 2023 and placed 5 times.

Next Dam

The next dam CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN, ran once on the flat at 3 years; dam of 9 winners including:

CRYSTAL HEARTED (GB), Top rated 3yr old in Germany in 1997 (9.5-10.5f.), won 7 races at home, in Germany and U.S.A. including Flughafen Frankfurt Trophy, Frankfurt, Gr.2, Tennent Cal. Breweries Scottish Classic, Ayr, Gr.3, Dee Stakes, Chester, L., Live The Dream Stakes, Del Mar, L. and Wickerr Handicap, Del Mar, L., placed second in Chrysalis Group 30th Anniversary Mile, Sandown Park, Gr.2 and Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, Deauville, Gr.2.

PINK CRISTAL (GB), won 2 races; dam of winners.

ALWAYS FIRST (GB), 9 races at home and in U.S.A. including Sunset Handicap, Hollywood Park, Gr.2, Stars and Stripes Handicap, Arlington International, Gr.3, Sycamore Stakes, Keeneland, Gr.3, Cape Henlopen Stakes, Delaware Park (twice) and John's Call Stakes, Saratoga, R., placed third in W L McKnight Handicap, Calder, Gr.2.

Last Dance (GB), ran once on the flat; grandam of GREYSFUL GLAMOUR (AUS), 4 races in Australia including Villiers Stakes, Randwick, Gr.2 and Mannerism Stakes, Caulfield, Gr.3, placed second in Kennedy Victoria Oaks, Flemington, Gr.1.