Classy Choice, by Elzaam

Trainer: Joseph O'Brien (Ire) Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Gelding
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Shares Available - 26.5%

The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 31 Aug 2020:
25% share available @ £24,500 upfront and £684 per month from 1st September 2020
15% share available @ £14,700 upfront and £440 per month from 1st September 2020
10% share available @ £9,800 upfront and £299 per month from 1st September 2020
5% share available @ £4,900 upfront and £160 per month from 1st September 2020
2.5% share available @ £2,450 upfront and £90 per month from 1st September 2020

Race entries

Purchased at the GOFFS PREMIER YEARLING SALE, ELZAAM is a sire we have done very well with from our Listed winning and Group 2 and 3 placed filly Clem Fandango.

He is 'PLUS 10 BONUS' qualified. Read more here:

We are thrilled to welcome Champion Jockey turned multiple Group 1-winning trainer Joseph O'Brien to the MPR Training team: Probably THE rising star in the training ranks, from either side of the Irish Sea. His achievements since taking out a recent training license have proven nothing short of phenomenal, sending out Breeders Cup, Royal Ascot, Cheltenham Festival and Melbourne Cup winners, no less. We tried very hard to find a suitable yearling in 2018 for Joseph to race as a 2yo in 2019, and despite bring underbidder, twice, on two stunning colts, we weren’t able to secure our first Joseph O'Brien inmate. We were determined to set the record straight, this time around. Fortunately, we have managed to strike early, this sales’ season with this outstanding son of Elzaam. 

When sourcing new yearlings at the Doncaster sale, the place to start, is with the individual, and work outwards from there. Here, we have a quite outstanding individual, blessed with great substance, scope and great movement too. He backs that up with a fantastic young sire in Elzaam and a mare who has already produced a full brother, rated in excess of 100. We’ve had to dig quite deep to secure him as our first Joseph O’Brien yearling at £62,000, but given Joseph trains one of the very best progeny of the sire, in the Group race winning WAITINGFORTHEDAY, he seemed the perfect trainer for the horse. The day before the sale, we’d asked Joseph for a shortlist of his picks, he’d found around half a dozen and napped two, in particular, this colt and another, later in the sale. We were delighted to be able to secure the first of them as they went through the ring. Purchased through agent Bobby O’Ryan, who thought he was “a smasher.”

*Entered in the £300,000 Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes at York.* See the race-card here:

*Entered in The €320,000 Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes, which is also a Plus 10 Race, to be held at The Curragh on August 3rd. The race also carries a €50,000 bonus for the a Ballyhane Std sire, which of course Elzaam is!* Read about the race here:

Trainer update (10th August): Joseph says: “Classy Choice is in good shape at home, he has improved considerably over the last four weeks and hopefully he can continue this progression. Mentally, he is starting to sharpen up.” We’ll be looking towards an Autumn campaign for him; going 7f-1m and is probably going to be a middle-distance type horse next year."  See the accompanying video below:


August 10th update video:


August House
Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD


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