(Class 2 Handicap)
Purchased at THE sale for 2-year-old winners, the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, this colt is by DRAGON PULSE, the highest ever rated 2 year old by Kyllachy. Standing at the Irish National Stud, read his full stallion details here: https://irishnationalstud.ie/stallion/dragon-pulse/
Here at MPR we are always looking for an edge - trying to find sire’s who produce the goods, but who are maybe off one or two agents’ radars, which can represent fantastic value for our owners. Although a very young sire, we have been very impressed by the progress of Dragon Pulse. Although not afforded hundreds of mares to cover in his first and second seasons we feel he has very much punched above his weight, siring Group winner Aethos and Legendary Lunch amongst dozens of other winners. From only his 2 crops to see the racecourse he has already produced 13 horses with a rating of 90+ and is the sire of our very own three time winning Ventura Dragon (featured in the news stories on the right) and sire of our winning Richard Fahey 2yo dual winner Ninetythreetwenty. With 5 black type horses to his name too, he looks set to be a sire to be on the right side of and has had an incredible start to 2018.
However, the sire is only half the story, the dam is vitally important too. Our colt hails from a family packed with Black type performers; 12 in fact. The family is strewn with Group and Listed performers in most countries around Europe. Our dam has already produced 2 winners from 2 runners, both by Big Bad Bob, (who has now moved abroad given that he wasn't really making it as a stallion in England and Ireland). Dragon Pulse is almost certainly the injection of speed that our dam requires, to turn her 80 rated winners already into a 90 or even a 100-rated performer i.e.The sort of performer to which we aspire at MPR.
He looks a sharp sort and struck us as very much a colt who would be fully effective in the first half of his 2yo career in 2018, but who will really come to his own when we get the trips of 7 furlongs plus. He has a great walk and a great attitude and his trainer, Richard Fahey was really taken with his confirmation, saying: “He looks like a classy individual and one who we can get stuck into given the substance he has.”
We were really taken with this lad at the sale and it was a match made in heaven when Richard was so sweet on him as well. He comes recommended by the North's premier trainer.
We are pleased to announce that he will be called VENTURA BAY. We have had plenty of success with the prefix Ventura; Ventura Dragon and Ventura Storm to name just two!