York - THE COOLMORE NUNTHORPE STAKES
Copper Knight has been a great horse for his connections throughout his career as a racehorse. As a 2yr old he was trained by Hugo Palmer and wasted no time showing his promise. On only his third start he won the Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes at Chester and then went on to run in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot. At the end of his 2yr old campaign, he joined Tim Easterby and has made a habit out of running in some of the biggest sprint handicaps in the country - indeed winning Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle and a Class 2 handicap at the Dante Festival no less!
Copper Knight is by Sir Prancealot, a stallion that only ran as a 2yr old. Sir Prancealot won 3 of his 6 starts including the group 2 Flying Childers Stakes and the Listed National Stakes. His first crop of horses hit the track in 2016 and he has had a steady stream of winners since then. Group winners have not been easy to come by for Sir Prancealot but he has produced Madam Dancealot (Dick Poole Stakes) and Sir Dancealot (Criterion Stakes).
Mystic Dream, Copper Knight's dam, didn't run as a 2yr old but made a winning start in France as a 3yr old. Copper Knight was her second foal, however to date she has had four foals including an unraced full sister to Copper Knight.
Copper Knight is a fantastic horse and has taken his owners to some great race days and we hope he will continue to do so in the future.