Purchased at the Tattersalls July Horses-In-Training Sale, this colt is by Mastercraftsman. Read about his sire here: https://coolmore.com/stallions/mastercraftsman
A debut winner https://twitter.com/NavanRacecourse/status/1129746848162430982, Double Martini looks a very exciting project for the future. He’s lightly raced, which is not surprising, as Mastercraftsman progeny usually take time to come to hand, however they do seem to progress with age.
We were pleasantly surprised that we were able to pick him up for just 15,000gns at the Tattersalls horses in training sale in Newmarket. On the face of it, he should have made a whole heap more, but we think it was due to the fact that a wind procedure was carried out on his larynx prior to his win - well it clearly worked! He showed no signs of suffering from any wind issues in his victory; quite the opposite was the case, he showed a willing attitude, combined with an excellent, low head carriage, running right through the winning line. You can watch the race replay from Navan here: https://www.navanracecourse.ie/race-meetings/race-replays/
Many potential purchasers would be put off by a history of having undergone a previous wind procedure, however, we have owned any number of good horses where they have excelled following wind procedures. We have two very classy horses at the moment for instance, namely Waarif and Star Of Southwold. We purchased Waarif for just 23,000gns, with a very a very similar profile, having had a tie back wind procedure prior to our purchase.
Open to any amount of improvement, this lightly raced son of Mastercraftsman could make up into a very classy sprint handicapper under the fine tutelage of Roger Fell. He’s still a colt and still only a 3yo; sprinters tend to excel as 4yo to 6yo so he could be plying his trade for us, in high class sprint handicaps, for 2 or 3 years to come. He looks a very affordable opportunity to join the ownership ranks and given he’s thoroughly unexposed, the World really could be his oyster.
Syndicate manager update (25th November): He’d won his only race when we bought him, rather inexpensively, we thought, over 5f. His pedigree suggests he needs much further and we now feel a mile is his trip. He’s ready to win and looks set for any number of wins over the Winter and throughout 2020, we’d suggest.