Purchased at THE sale for 2-year-old winners, the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, this colt is by Coolmore's 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.
Syndicate manager update (25th November): Runs his races very regularly and is very consistent; you can almost set your clock by him. We just have a feeling that we have yet to see the best of him and given he’s still only a 3yo, we believe there will be plenty of winning opportunities for him in the next 12 months. He’s the sort of individual who can take part in competitive, Saturday handicaps with great prize money and given we have a great record in the Carlisle Bell, having won 2 of the last 4 running’s, we have already pencilled this fellow in for that £30,000 race in June; he looks just the ticket!