French Fifteen ex Madeenh colt
Shares Available - 40%
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 @ £15,000 upfront and £639 per month from 1st March ‘18
15% share available @ £9,000 upfront and £409 per month from 1st March ‘18
10% share available @ £6,000 upfront and £279 per month from 1st March ‘18
5% share available @ £3,000 upfront and £145 per month from 1st March ‘18
2.5% share available @ £1,500 upfront and £80 per month from 1st March ‘18
Purchased at the Osarus Yearling sale in France, where we purchased TIGRE DU TERRE this time last year, here we have a stunning son of the high-class miler FRENCH FIFTEEN. He has just had his first Listed stakes winner from his first season progeny, which is super. Read more about the sire here: http://www.ummqarn.com/stallions/french_fifteen.php?ID=300.
Karl Burke and ourselves both fell in love with him at the sales and the stars aligned for us to be able to purchase him for Karl to race. Karl has gone on record as saying, "this is the nicest horse you have sent to me" and it would be no surprise if this colt proved to be Karl's next year's Gp1 Prix Morny winner or Gp2 Prix Robert Papin winner, just as he has done with UNFORTUNATELY, or indeed Karl's really speedy and Group winning 2yo HAVANA GREY. Our gorgeous chesnut colt falls within the price bracket that Karl was able to secure each of these Group winners for.
We think what particularly impressed us about this colt was his ability to combine physical strength and maturity with athleticism and fluidity. It takes a particularly special sort of specimen to pull both of these off at once. He ought to be a fairly precocious individual, hopefully making a debut over 5 or 6f in May or June of 2018, hopefully just in time to debut before Royal Ascot. This colt hails from a family packed with 15 black type individuals, winning at Group 1 level no less and he is out of a Pivotal mare too. He has proven himself to be a superb dam sire, with Group 1 winners MAYSON, HARBOUR LAW and RHODODENDRON at the top of the list.
Both Karl and ourselves are well versed at overseas successes at Listed, Group 3, Group 2 and Group 1 level in recent seasons. This colt is qualified for the lucrative system of Owners’ premiums on top of already generous prize-money. On the flat, a 2 or 3-year-old can earn an extra 64% on top of the race purse, so ourselves and Karl would expect to be taking full advantage of this initiative. Having had a 1-2 in the Group 1 Prix Morny recently, Karl is fully aware of the opportunities in France! We love to target French races with these added bonuses and in the modern day, easy access through the Channel Tunnel, means that to race at Deauvillle or any of the Parisian tracks such as Chantilly or Longchamp takes precious little more time than having a runner at Ayr, Hamilton, Ffos Las or Chepstow. We will be very keen to exploit the French angle with this colt to maximise both entertainment and return for his owners.
Latest Trainer Update: (15th Nov) Karl reports that the French Fifteen Colt has settled in well at Spigot Lodge. He’s broken and ridden away and is now hacking around the ring. He’s taken everything in his stride and is a strong looking individual. We have added two videos above-slow cantering around the ring and going through the mock stalls.