Dragon Pulse ex Meduse Bleu colt
Shares Available - 55%
Prices include: Purchase price, Sale House and agents commission, 'Plus 10' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 28 Feb 2018:
25% share available @ £12,750 upfront and £639 per month from 1st March ‘18
15% share available @ £7,650 upfront and £409 per month from 1st March ‘18
10% share available @ £5,100 upfront and £279 per month from 1st March ‘18
5% share available @ £2,550 upfront and £145 per month from 1st March ‘18
2.5% share available @ £1,275 upfront and £80 per month from 1st March ‘18
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 25 horses with a rating higher than 80 including our very own twice winning Ventura Dragon (featured in the news story on the right); he's a big, strong horse who will only get better with age. With 5 black type horses to his name too, he looks set to be a sire to be on the right side of for the future. He has had a super start to 2018, with 17 winners from 26 runners! (as of 16/02) and a 50% winners to runners strike rate (see the image above).
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.”
He has a hint of quality about him too and could prove to be fully effective in the big sales races such as The Weatherbys Super Sprint. With a clean run at things, he ought to debut (hopefully a winning one) in April or May, which should set him up very nicely for his 2yo career.
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.
Trainer Update (13th Feb): We saw him at our owners stable visit last weekend. He’s a very straightforward and mature colt who is responding well to all the training that he has had to date. He has a stride that really reminds us of Indomeneo, our 4 time winning Richard Fahey trained 2 year old last season, a very efficient and lengthy stride where he really points his toe. Richard does like this colt, so much so in fact that he has even purchased a share in him himself so if that isn’t a glowing recommendation then we don’t know what is!
It will be interesting to see how he responds to the questions that Richard will ask him in the coming weeks. He will certainly be the type who will get better with time and as the 2 year old season goes on and as the trips closer to a mile open up he is looking like a mid-season debutant likely over 6 or 7 furlongs.