Keep Right On
Purchased at the GOFFS PREMIER YEARLING SALE, this colt is by ACCLAMATION. Read more about his sire here: http://www.rathbarrystud.com/cms/stallions/acclamation/acclamation/
Richard Hannon and Acclamation progeny:
Over the last decade, possibly the most consistent producing sire of top class, very talented and hardy racehorses in Great Britain, outside of Galileo, is the Rathbarry sire Acclamation. He has sired four quite outstanding horses in recent times namely Dark Angel, Expert Eye, Equiano and fantastic race filly and now broodmare, Marsha. Three of those have gone on to be stallions themselves and there’s little doubt Marsha will produce top class racehorses too. We have noticed at MPR, how well sons of Acclamation fare at Richard Hannon’s; there is a virtually endless list of top class individuals, by Acclamation that they’ve had through their hands, e.g. Harbour Watch and Mehmas (both stallions now), Oh This Is Us, Lilbourne Lad, King Of Rooks, our own Move Over, Well Done Fox, Retainer, Wentworth, Pearl Acclaim, Cake, Crown Dependency to name but a few. These are all horses rated over 100 and trained by Richard Hannon. For some reason, the progeny of Acclamation seems to be particularly suited by the way Richards Snr and Jnr train their horses.
It’s interesting, that when we are at the sales, you can often notice a typical Acclamation horse, and in one’s mind’s eye, you can picture, or envisage what you would expect an Acclamation to look like, even before the horse we have gone to see, comes out of his or her box. They tend to be tough, strong, medium bay, great head and eyes, quite long and usually walk well. You’d rarely see a grey, chestnut or dark bay by him. He stamps his stock, so authoritatively well, it possibly explains why Acclamation works so well at Richard’s, in that they are a consistent type of individual and nicely suited to the Hannon way of doing things.
This particular Acclamation colt is bred to be super sharp, super early and hopefully destined for success in The Newbury Super Sprint. His auction price of £26,000 sits just perfectly for the £250,000 contest, held in July at Newbury, of course. Richard Hannon does so well in the race, year in year out. Furthermore he’s a real candidate for the Doncaster Sales race too, a £300,000 pot at York in August, won in 3 of the last 5 years by Richard Hannon horses, from this sale, with Mums Tipple proving the most recent victor.
Given this colt is sharp and early looking, he could easily be one for a Windsor evening meeting in April, then on to places like Sandown and Ascot potentially. We think he’s particularly well bought for his auction prize and he looks a real runner.
He looks just the typical, Richard Hannon, Acclamation project. Sons of the sire, so seem to have a generic look about them, and they all seem to be very sound and very tough individuals. For the very sensible budget we’ve bought him on, we’d suggest we’ve acquired plenty of ‘bang for our bucks.’
Please view his walk and profile video in the gallery.