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Trainer: Keith Dalgleish Race type: Flat
Age: 3 yr old Description: Chestnut Gelding
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Purchased at the Tattersalls Ascot breeze up sale, this CASAMENTO colt is 'PLUS 10 BONUS' registered. Read more here:

We've enjoyed huge success at Middleham Park, with our breeze up 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. 

We see the stallion Casamento as one of the most underrated stallions there is, he's the sire of our former 7 times winner Ventura Knight, who has been rated as highly as 106. He's also the sire of the classy Listed winner Castle Hill Cassie. This colt's pedigree is jam packed with black type performers, around 20 of them, no less. 

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. 

You can view his breeze and walk videos in the gallery, (His breeder kindly sent us the two photos of him as a foal and with his dam - shown in the gallery - because he was just too cute!)

Syndicate manager update (25th November): A super Breeze Up acquisition, who, typically of plenty of Breeze Up horses, took a little while to switch off at home. He’s very lightly raced to date and we will continue with him on the AW over the Winter and on the turf next year. He’s thoroughly unexposed, shows a fabulous attitude in his races and truly looks one to follow. He’ll race principally on the AW and around the northern and Scottish tracks next season, so would particularly suit more northern based owners.


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