There is almost certainly no finer trainer out there than the great Sir Mark Prescott, the current custodian of Heath House Stables, Newmarket. We have forged a fantastic relationship in recent years with the Baronet and have been lucky to have FLYMETOTHESTARS, a 4 time winner, who finished 3rd in the 2017 Northumberland Plate and 2nd in the Betfred Ebor, beaten just a head. TIMOSHENKO, who as a 3 year old last year won all five of his races, including the Class 2 Archerfield Cup.
We asked Sir Mark and his trusted team, including bloodstock agent Jeremy Brummitt, to source us another such horse, i.e. a horse who has top class potential in the middle distance to staying department. We very much hope that in this fantastic son of the German Derby Gp1 and Prix Ganay Gp1 winning young sire PASTORIUS, we have the next Sir Mark and MPR superstar.
He's out of a Hawk Wing (Lockinge winner) mare from a top class French and German staying, Group winning family. His 2nd dam Be My Lady has produced Bathyron, a winner from three to four from 1m1f to 1m7f, including at Group 2 and Group 3 level and was 2nd in the Group 1 Prix Du Cadran. It's saying a lot but if you were to suggest that in 4 years' time, this horse is the winner of the Ascot Gold Cup, you could perfectly believe it! Under Sir Mark's tutelage, we can rest assured that every ounce of ability that our colt possesses will be eked out and capitalised upon.
Sir Mark is fantastic at realising assets too i.e. The resale angle of owning a horse with Sir Mark is second to none. By this, we are suggesting that once a Sir Mark horse has fulfilled its Flat potential, any horse retains a significantly high residual value, often amongst the National Hunt training fraternity. We have two very strong measures of success with this son of Pastorius; achievement and resale return. He has the stamp of a really high class individual.
Syndicate Manager Update: He looks set for a fantastic 2019 turf season. German bred, who's genes suggests he will improve with time. Already a winner, he is open to any amount of improvement as he steps up in trip. There could well be another 14lbs or more in him, which could take us into the winners' enclosure many a time, possibly at one of the big festivals.
See his win at Carlisle here: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/the-racing/race-replays/2018/09/12/#british_stallion_studs_ebf_maiden_stakes_plus_10