York - Goffs UK Premier Yearling Auction Stakes
Redcar - Two-Year-Old Trophy
Purchased at THE sale for 2-year-old winners, the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, this colt is by the late COMPTON PLACE. A Group 1 winner of the July Cup and the sire of dual G1 Nunthorpe Stakes victor Borderlescott. In addition to Borderlescott, Compton Place sired 12 winners at group level, including Group 2 Qipco British Champions Sprint winner Deacon Blues, Group 2 Temple Stakes winner Pearl Secret and GII San Clemente Stakes winner Passified.
He's the archetypal Richard Hannon horse that they have done so well with over the decades. They bought and trained SHIFTING POWER, one of the most successful sons of Compton Place. He had a highest OR of 115, won twice at Listed level, was 2nd to KINGMAN in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and also 2nd in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat, winning over £230k in prize money alone.
You would struggle to find a nicer horse with a nicer walk if you were to view all 10,000 yearlings presented at this year's yearling sales' season. We could harp on about how well Compton Place does as a sire and how well bred this colt is, having 11 black type individuals in his pedigree, but the fact remains, he is a stunning horse with a fabulous walk. His temperament seems bomb proof from the time we spent him at the Sales, which although it is limited, it's usually time enough to ascertain a chink or two in that department.
Not overly fashionably bred but big on substance and athleticism, he's got a lovely stride which ought to cover plenty of ground once galloping.
Trainer Update (27th May): He is a big, strapping son of Compton Place. Bred to be quick and could have a very exciting second half to the 2018 season. Watch the recent video report from the yard to the right.