*From the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale 2022 - the best Sale of the season for 2yo’s. The sale where we purchased our Group 1 winner and Champion European 2yo 2013; TOORMORE (£36,000), Group 2 winner VENTURA TORMENTA and dual Group 2 winner KOOL KOMPANY (£40,000)*
SIRE: EXCEED AND EXCEL (Danehill)
DAM: SCARLET AND GOLD (Peintre Celebre)
Tim says: “By one of the best sires of the last two decades, out of a mare who has produced two high quality horses already. Exceed And Excel adds plenty of speed to the pedigree so the mare’s progeny could rate more highly still.”
See his profile video, here:
Likely to be a first half of the season sort with very much one eye on Royal Ascot, where we managed to have a number of 2yo runners this year including the Queen Mary 2nd (Maylandsea) and the Windsor Castle 3rd (Eddie's Boy.)
He qualifies for the £300,000 Goffs Harry Beeby Premier Yealing Stakes; a race, that we won this year with our £40,000 purchase Shouldvebeenaring. He earned £122,000 in winning that day, at York’s Ebor Festival and his owners won a £47,000 voucher to spend on a ‘free’ horse at this year’s Sale too.
This colt will qualify for Redcar’s £250,000 2yo Trophy, which we’ve won in the past with Ventura Mist, and the £300,000 Weatherby’s Insurance Sales race, held at Doncaster in September could easily be on this horse’s agenda too. We do know how to win a sales race of course! EDDIE'S BOY won the Weatherby's Super Sprint and SHOULDVEBEENARING, the aforementioned Goffs race in 2022.
We’ve a proven track record of delivering, year in, year out, and we’d hope a fair number of our Goffs UK purchases can deliver on the highest stage, again in 2023.
The same MPR buying team, who bought last year's juveniles did a great job, with 18 pieces of 2yo black type earned in 2022 and no doubt they have struck gold with this one too!
Training update (1st June): Oliver reports that he worked nicely with some other 2 year old's and worked well. He looks like he'll step up in trip to a mile as the season progresses. He is ready to make his debut and we have a Maiden at Newbury on June 7th as the target. His race entries/declarations, will show on this page.
Cantering away in April:
On the grass upsides: