Purchased at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, he is by FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. Read about his sire here: https://www.bearstonestud.co.uk/fountainofyouth.html.
He is 'Plus 10 Bonus' registered. Read about the benefits here: https://www.plus10bonus.com/
The sensible economics of buying this horse is there to see. Furthermore, the mare Choisette was a very precocious and fast racehorse herself, winning twice as a 2yo. She's produced winner after winner, including the once 109 rated Flying Pursuit and other very talented individuals from a wide spectrum of sires. Lot 385, this son of the first season sire Fountain Of Youth, had very much taken our eye when doing the rounds of the barns at Doncaster's Goffs Uk Premier Sale. He's a strong, yet athletic, sprinting type, who you'd say, is very typical of what Doncaster's Premier Sale is all about.
Fountain Of Youth is a first season sire who was a Group performer over Sprint distances, so his genes ought to complement those of the dam perfectly well. Furthermore, the option of a first season sire, usually offers purchasers a bit of value in the marketplace before any given sire becomes overly fashionable and commands lofty nomination prices and demands high returns by the vendor. We've had a lot of success with first season sires and it's an angle we always look into, providing the sire suits the mare in a like for like kind of way; we're certain that's the case for this colt.
He's a great mover, looks tough as teak and appears robust mentally too. We were delighted when Kevin Ryan and Stephen Hillen secured him through the ring. We had no hesitation in putting our name to him, straight after he was bought. Stephen and Kevin have been working together for years and all of Kevin's big-name horses have been purchased in conjunction with Stephen. It's a successful recipe that we are delighted to able to tap into.
He's an exciting addition for 2019 and beyond that too; Kevin is very adept at keeping his sprinters performing in top races for years on end. He’s a really well grown, sprinting type who looks the perfect fit for a Kevin Ryan trained horse.
Syndicate manager update (April 2020): Very lightly raced, this half-brother to the very talented Flying Pursuit, looks set to make a big impact this season when going handicapping through the summer months. He remains open to any amount of improvement and remains a very exciting individual indeed.
On the gallops in March (behind Yousini):
On the gallops in April (in front):
and here in faster paces (again, in front):