Purchased at THE sale for 2-year-old winners, the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, this colt is by the late COMPTON PLACE. A Group 1 winner of the July Cup and the sire of dual G1 Nunthorpe Stakes victor Borderlescott. In addition to Borderlescott, Compton Place sired 12 winners at group level, including Group 2 Qipco British Champions Sprint winner Deacon Blues, Group 2 Temple Stakes winner Pearl Secret and GII San Clemente Stakes winner Passified.
He's the archetypal Richard Hannon horse that they have done so well with over the decades. They bought and trained SHIFTING POWER, one of the most successful sons of Compton Place. He had a highest OR of 115, won twice at Listed level, was 2nd to KINGMAN in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and also 2nd in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat, winning over £230k in prize money alone.
We could harp on about how well Compton Place does as a sire and how well bred this colt is, having 11 black type individuals in his pedigree, but the fact remains, he is a stunning horse big on substance and athleticism, with a lovely stride that covers plenty of ground once galloping.
Syndicate manager update: An impressive and authoritative winner of a nursery at Doncaster, he ran last time in a Group 2 and is a proper Festival/Saturday horse. A big, brute of a horse he looks destined to improve over this year and threatens to be a very competitive performer in races like the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot, from his mid 90's handicap rating. He promises to prove a progressive and exciting prospect for 2019. Richard Hannon keeps alluding to him being a Britannia Stakes horse, so if you need a horse to match your top hat and tails, he could be the one!