Dandy Man ex Imelda Mayhem colt
Shares Available - 20%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 28 Feb 2019:
15% share available @ £10,950 upfront and £437.50 per month from 1st March ‘19
10% share available @ £7,300 upfront and £312.50 per month from 1st March ‘19
5% share available @ £3,650 upfront and £167.50 per month from 1st March ‘19
2.5% share available @ £1,825 upfront and £92.50 per month from 1st March ‘19
STABLE VISIT-on the morning of Saturday 9th March: If you would like to join us to see this colt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Purchased at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, this colt is by DANDY MAN. He is 'Plus 10 Bonus' registered. Read about the benefits here: https://www.plus10bonus.com/
We love Dandy Man as a sire, residing at Joe Foley's Ballyhane Stud in Ireland. We've had many a good horse by him at Middleham Park and this hardy and tough looking colt looks like a sharp and precocious 2yo, hopefully early season winner for 2019. He's a great sire of fast and very talented 2yo's, notably the recent Grade 1 winning 2yo La Pelosa, who finished second in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot. Here's a great interview with Joe Foley on Dandy Man: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/lifes-just-dandy-for-foley/#.W7MPRBAPoGI.twitter
Our colt is from a very fast family, the mare Imelda Mayhem won twice as a 2yo over Sprint distances and her first progeny is already a winner as a 2yo in 2018, so there really shouldn't be too much hanging around, waiting for this colt. He has the look of the perfect horse to get involved with, especially if your are looking for regular 2yo action, just possibly at the highest level. Take a look at his sales video on this page. We had to dig fairly deep at the sales to secure him, €55,000, but hopefully our faith and investment will be rewarded.
Early races like the Brian Yeardley Conditions race, the 5f listed National Stakes, the Windsor Castle or Norfolk Stakes spring to mind as potential targets for the first half of 2019 for our colt. Michael Bell is a fabulous trainer of 2yo's, he's already trained a Coventry Stakes winner in Art Connoisseur and he looks like training this year's Champion 2yo filly in the form of Pretty Pollyanna. Our Dandy Man colt is in great hands. We think we've set the perfect recipe for a serious 2yo colt for 2019, fingers crossed, anyway!
Trainer Update (1st Feb'): Michael updated us and says "He reverted to trotting during January with the rest of the string and resumed cantering again today. He gets up Warren Hill nicely and it's so far very much so good with him."
There's no hiding Michael's enthusiasm for this colt. He describes him as a great mover who had a fabulous attitude. He says that he has done very well physically since we bought him and you couldn't be more impressed with the way we move on the lunge. You can see a video shown on this page of our colt cantering with the other yearlings on the gallops. He is the second in the string and looks a forward type, clearly eager to get on with things. We bought him from Ballyhane, who we've had plenty of success buying from over the years, and Joe Foley there, made no secret of what a good mover this colt is. Let's hope he makes up into a good racehorse. At the moment, we very much look like being the sort of horse that will be in regular action as a 2yo.
Michael has entered him in the €300,000 6f Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes (Plus 10 Race), on Sunday 15th September at The Curragh.