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Put simply this horse was a bargain. He was bought from the Tattersalls Ireland sale at the back end of September. He is a lovely horse with an outstanding pedigree and is Plus 10 Bonus qualified.
Footstepsinthesand is a consistent producer of winners who operates at around a 50% strike rate for winners to runners. As a racehorse, Footstepsinthesand was unbeaten, running over distances varying from 6f-1m. His finest hour came at Newmarket in the 2000 Guineas, which he won by 1 1/4 lengths from Rebel Rebel. Similarly, he has a fantastic record as a stallion, siring plenty of 100+ rated horses and even a few that were rated 120+ in their prime. His progeny are always very popular at the sales with the average price in excess of 30,000 Guineas. Read more about his sire here: https://coolmore.com/stallions/footstepsinthesand
In the case of this colt not only is he from a standout stallion, he also out of a standout mare. Clodovina was an Aga Khan owned horse from a fantastic family. She is half-sister to the stallion Clodovil and also Colombian a very high-class performer for John Gosden. On the track, Clodovina was a good horse in her own right winning on debut and finishing 2nd in a listed race at Maisons-Laffitte. She has passed her ability on to her progeny as well with 2 winners from 3 runners, including Canndal a horse that placed 2nd in the Group 1 Belmont Derby International.
One thing you can be sure of is he is in the right yard to bring out the best in him, after all Mark has produced some fantastic results with our very own MARIE'S DIAMOND, by the same sire!
Trainer Update: He’s bred to be a progressive 2yo and 3yo, and his career is almost ready to be thrust onto the racetrack. The 2yo programme of maidens and novices continues through the winter on the All Weather so Mark will look to carry on with his preparations to make his debut. We can’t wait!
Pedigree Update: Two top flight wins at the York Ebor Festival for the sire, from 2 year old's THREAT in the Group 2 Gimcrack and MUMS TIPPLE , followed by Threat winning another Group 2 - The Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.