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Purchased at the Tattersalls Ascot breeze up sale, this CASAMENTO colt is 'PLUS 10 BONUS' registered. Read more here: https://www.plus10bonus.com/
We've enjoyed huge success at Middleham Park, with our breeze ups horses over the years. In fact, a recent Racing Post article, highlighting how successful breeze up graduates have been at Group race level, summarised the horses with around a dozen top class, headline acts; notably, Middleham Park had two representatives in there of those dozen, in the form of Group 1 winning VENTURA STORM and the Group 2 winning and Group 1 2nd, DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT. Considering the tiny, tiny percentage of Breeze Ups horses that MPR have owned, to have 2 of the top dozen, represents some achievement, in our opinion.
There are various factors that go into our breeze up purchasing recipe, but you have to start with the breeze and then factor in the horse. That's a simple mantra that seems to have worked so well. We've a whole host of agents and vendors' connections, which helps us with our sourcing, and possibly accounts for how we've performed so well over the years, including purchasing the Carlisle Bell winning Edgar Balthazar for £10,500 and the debut winning Fugleman (subsequently sold for 75,000gns) for £15,000.
At all levels, we continue to deliver with our breeze up purchases and we see no reason why this should change in 2019.
We see the stallion Casamento as one of the most underrated stallions there is, he's the sire of our 6 times winner Ventura Knight, who ran in the recent Lincoln Handicap and has been rated as highly as 106. He's also the sire of the very classy, Ben Haslam trained Castle Hill Cassie, who is a listed winner and is well fancied for AW Champs Finals' day success. This colt's pedigree is jam packed with black type performers, around 20 of them, no less. If the mating of those genes with this sire works, we could be in for a stellar ride with this colt.
We thought this colt did a fantastically tenacious breeze, he went about his breeze with gusto. He looks as tough as old boots, and a really robust individual who should improve no end, the further distance he stretches, on the track, away from the 2f dash for the line, that's being asked of breeze up horses in just the spring of their 2yo careers.
A fantastically well-bred colt, with a great attitude and a physically robust frame. We set fair, for some fun.
You can view his breeze and walk videos attached to this page. His breeder has kindly send us the two photos of him as a foal and with his dam - shown in the gallery - because he was just too cute!