Our first visit to the SGA sales arena in San Siro, Italy, sees us come away with our favourite horse of the sale. We've had to dig quite deep, by paying €75,000, but we feel it is money well spent. The sale contains Italy's Premier Bloodstock and we very much hope that we have unearthed a golden nugget from this slightly less than fashionable sale, as we did with Tigre Du Terre and Boitron from the Osarus Sales in France last year and the year before.
This fabulous colt is a wonderful individual. He's a great size and has some real substance to him too. He's as good a mover as you could wish to see (please see a video of his walk on this page) and he looks a super, mid season 2yo for 2019.
He's by the top class racehorse Raven's Pass, who won the Breeders' Cup Classic, as well as the QE II and the St James' Palace stakes. He's putting Group 1 genes into our imposing colt-read more about him here: https://www.darleyeurope.com/stallions/our-stallions/ravens-pass. Our dam, by the speed influence Oasis Dream, comes from a Group 1 family and is a half sister to the black type performer Orange Sun. She has already produced the very classy 2yo filly SUMMER DAYDREAM, who performed to 88 on debut as a 2yo for Keith Dalgleish having cost just €6,500 and followed up with a fantastic performance in the Group 3 Firth of Clyde at the Ayr Western meeting, going on to win the Listed 2 year old trophy.
We'd very much hope that our colt can prove to be a high class racehorse for 2019, 2020 and beyond. He could well be gracing the turf of all the big festivals around Great Britain and Europe too.
Trainer update: He is a big strong horse and Richard does particularly like him. He is cantering away nicely and looks like he should be ready to make a debut in August over 6 or 7 furlongs.