A very exciting sort by the outstanding sire SEA THE STARS who has had such an incredible amount of success with middle distance horses such as this year’s Prince of Wales’ Stakes winner CRYSTAL OCEAN, Oaks and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner TAGHROODA as well as Champion Stayer and 12 time Group race winner STRADAVARIUS. This colt came from the Goffs Orby Sale at the beginning of last month and it’s just possible that he slipped under the radar. He was Lot 5 and the sale was delayed due to torrential rain. At the time he was sold the ring was much less busy than later in the day.
He is from a tremendous family, his 2nd dam produced LE HAVRE who won the French Derby in 2009, as well as a very good horse called ASTRONEREUS who was rated 111 and also by SEA THE STARS.
Richard Hannon trained HUMPHREY BOGART to for us to finish 5th in the Derby in 2016 and we hope this colt could be a similar type. He is Plus 10 Qualified and we would be hopeful of collecting the £10k Bonus available for winning one of the Plus 10 Maidens at 2. He really looks to have a touch of class about him and given the strength of the sales at Tattersalls last month he was well bought at his price.
COST PER SHARE, ALL INCLUSIVE FOR 1ST YEAR:
£13,950.00 plus VAT *
SECOND YEAR COST FOR 3 YEAR OLD CAREER:
£5,250.00 plus VAT *
* All VAT to be returned by year end.
Total number of shares:
Number of shares remaining:
By:Sea the Stars
Purchase cost of horse: 90,000 Guineas
'He is a very strong, mature, scopey colt who really could be anything. I would expect him to make a mid to back end 2 year old and should certainly improve as a 3 year old. I am very excited to train him and for the pedigree he has he looks to have been bought cheaply.'
Trainer Richard Hannon
'This is the best value colt we have bought in a long time given the current strength of the market, being by such an outstanding sire in SEA THE STARS. We thought he would be the type to make his debut in the middle of his 2yo season and improve at 3. His full brother AL MUFFRIH is a very decent horse who is lightly raced.'
Bloodstock Agent Ross Doyle