Purchased at the Tattersalls Ascot breeze up sale, this colt is by DRAGON PULSE - http://irishnationalstud.ie/stallion/dragon-pulse/
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 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 horses from Breeze Ups that MPR have owned, this is some performance, 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.
This colt is a really strong and fast individual who will be ready to run either late April or early May. There was a short period a few years ago when sales houses started to label the breeze up sales as "ready to run" sales, and you can see why, graduates are well prepped, educated and very fit. Horses from the breeze ups generally just need a bit of stalls work and an owner and they're good to go. This particular lot, very much fits the ready to run billing, in our opinion. We believe he is exceptionally well bought given he is bred to need 7f and a mile eventually, in that he timed the 5th fasted time of the day, where his slightly quicker contemporaries were by speedy stallions such as Gutaifan, Swiss Spirit and Coach House. We've enjoyed fantastic success with Dragon Pulse, most notable last year's Coventry Stakes 6th NINETYTHREETWENTY, who won on debut in May, followed up in the Youngsters Conditions Stakes at Pontefract and went on to run so well, at Royal Ascot. He was subsequently sold to Hong Kong for a multiple, six figure sum.
This colt goes to the Musley Bank Maestro, Richard Fahey, who trained Donjuan Triumphant and Ninetythreetwenty for us and we can't wait to see this jet-black colt, on the track.
You can view his breeze and walk videos attached to this page.