Australia ex Navajo Moon colt
Purchased at the Goffs Orby Sale, this colt is by AUSTRALIA: https://coolmore.com/stallions/australia and is 'PLUS 10 BONUS' qualified.
Pedigree page update: "3rd dam ALEXANDRIE (USA) (by Val de L'Orne (FR)): dam of ANIMATRICE (USA): dam of SADLER'S FLAG (IRE); grandam of FLAMBEUR (USA) (won La Coupe de Marseille, L., 2nd Prix Nureyev, L.)"
There’s probably no finer trainer in the land, of a young, staying prospect, than Sir Mark Prescott. Whether you’ve a top-class stayer or a horse who needs handicapping before he or she can win, Sir Mark will have earmarked a plan that culminates in a success story. Take our fabulous 6 times, consecutively winning TIMOSHENKO, for instance, having taken, the £50,000 Class 2 Unibet Goodwood Handicap over 2m4f. Purchased as a yearling for 40,000gns, Timoshenko afforded his merry throng of owners, a journey of a lifetime.
Sir Mark’s career is glittered with such success stories and with the fabulous genes that the sire and dam of this colt bring to the table i.e. AUSTRALIA (Epsom Derby winner) and the dam NAVAJO MOON (Listed winning and 106 rated), we can go into battle, believing we have a horse who could achieve at any level conceivable. Obviously, under Sir Mark’s tutelage, we will ascertain at which level we will start, determined of course, by what level Sir Mark believes he can achieve in the end. It’s a fantastic game of cat and mouse, that Sir Mark purveys with the handicapper, and we all know who usually comes out on top; or the results from the Heath House contingent, usually lead us in a suggested direction.
Visits to Heath House Stables are second to none, and a reason in themselves to be part of the ownership team. An hour in his company, and you know you are in no finer hands, than with the Baronet. His updates and communication are both legendary and we’d strongly recommend you get involved, no matter what your motives are, for wishing to own a racehorse. Sir Mark is very adroit at letting owners know when is the day to support your horse in the betting ring, and those days when it could just prove fruitless, so to do.
We are excited, already, for our latest Sir Mark project and we’d suggest this colt is very unlikely to disappoint, whatever his level of ability.
Please see two videos of him walking in the gallery.
Training Update (2nd January): Sir Mark reports him in great shape. He goes cantering every day up Warren Heath and shows a good temperament, with a great stride, so all is going well so far in his development.
Sire update: KING CARNEY wins the Listed Silver Tankard Stakes, giving Australia a third juvenile Stakes/Group winner this season. *See the leading 2nd crop sire stats in the gallery, with Australia sitting well in 3rd (17th Nov)