Andrew Breslin (5)
Purchased at THE sale for 2-year-old winners, the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, this colt is by Coolmore studs REQUINTO, described as "Dansili's fastest 2 year old", you can read his full stallion details here: http://coolmore.com/stallions/requinto/
Generally speaking, at Middleham Park, we buy the very best pedigree that we can afford. It stands to reason that the stronger the genes the faster a horse can run, just so long as the horse in question can withstand training. There's a saying in racing that "you can't train paper," alluding to the fact that an unsound individual with a strong pedigree on paper, won't withstand training. So, it's always a balance of pedigree versus confirmation unless you have the sort of money that Coolmore and Godolphin possess, in which case you can afford both.
With this strong and sturdy son of Requinto we think we have just about got the balance right. He has a super page, being by a very fast Coolmore Stallion out of a winner producing mare who hails from a family packed with Group performers yet we have managed to secure a very sound and active individual too. As you can see from his photograph, taken at the sales, he is sturdy and robust yet in his video he really goes about his business with fluidity and relish. He looks to have a fabulous temperament.
We ought to have plenty of great days racing with this fabulous son of Requinto.
Syndicate Manager Update: Looks like an improving young 3yo, as we step up in trip. Ran a blinder in 2nd when far from fully wound up in his first run this year and placed 3rd from the widest of possible draws in his most recent start, after hitting trouble in running. He could easily win more than his fair share this season, perhaps starting his winning sequence next time out. His rating is destined to climb and climb, as could his value...