Lethal Force ex Kenyan Cat colt
Shares Available - 47%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 31 Mar 2020:
25% share available @ £14,250 upfront and £729 per month from 1st April 2020
15% share available @ £8,550 upfront and £462.50 per month from 1st April 2020
10% share available @ £5,700 upfront and £312.50 per month from 1st April 2020
7.5% share available @ £4,275 upfront and £250 per month from 1st April 2020
5% share available @ £2,850 upfront and £167.50 per month from 1st April 2020
2.5% share available @ £1,425 upfront and £92.50 per month from 1st April 2020
Purchased at the Tattersalls Ascot yearling sale, where we purchased Ventura Rebel this time last year - sold on for a high six figure sum, after being unbeaten in our silks
This colt is by LETHAL FORCE. Read the Racing Post story about our purchase here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/middleham-park-racing-among-the-buyers-stocking-up-at-ascot-yearling-sale/399048. He is PLUS 10 BONUS qualified. Read more about the scheme here: https://www.plus10bonus.com/. Lethal Force has recently moved to stand in France at Haras de Grandcamp. Read the story here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/lethal-force-sold-to-continue-stallion-career-at-haras-de-grandcamp/405005
There’s a saying in racing; “everyone loves a grey” and it’s pretty much true, so it was almost certainly of little surprise to breeder Richard Botterill, that, when first setting foot in the World, this lovely yearling colt turned out to be, just like his father Lethal Force, a grey. Lethal Force is the sire of Golden Horde, the recent Group 2 Richmond Stakes winner. He’s an impressive young stallion, who was a very fast and precocious horse himself, yet he trained on magnificently well to take the Hungerford Stakes, the July Cup and the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.
Very sensibly, the breeder of our colt, in this instance, sent his quick mare Kenyan Cat (by the speed influence One Cool Cat) to the speedy sire Lethal Force, having previously had her covered by the middle distance sire Morpheus. Kenyan Cat’s Morpheus produce, Shining Armor, is by some way (5 lbs in fact), the very best progeny of his sire ever, displaying Kenyan Cat’s talents at imparting ability into her stock. Should she impart 5lbs more to her Lethal Force colt’s talents, than any other Lethal Force progeny, and we’d be looking at a horse, here, rated around 117. Now that’s probably unlikely to happen, but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility; if the speed genes of the mare, link nicely with the speed genes of the sire, then we could be in serious business.
Mark Johnston is very adept with his fast 2yo’s (our own Marie’s Diamond, as well as Raffle Prize, to name but two of the more recent examples) but his horses really train on too, in keeping with Lethal Force’s career himself. He looks the perfect trainer for this fantastic looking individual.
We look set fair, for a fabulous 2020 and beyond, with this yearling colt, who appears to have a great physical to match his undoubtedly, talented genes. He’s a very strong individual, who moves well. He looks tough and robust and has all the assets you’d look for in a potentially high class 2yo.
Please see videos of him in the gallery.
Trainer report (March): Charlie reports that the Lethal Force Colt has been upsides at home for the first time and as you can see from the new video in the gallery, he travels nicely and looks to be enjoying his work.
His half brothers/sisters both won as 2yo’s and were both 6f types, so he’s bred to be a first half of the season type and we’ll get more of a gauge from Mark when he steps up his work regime. He is a really intelligent horse, who appears more switched on than most individuals.
All our horses are in full work at Kingsley Park as the horses are prepared for the flat turf season. Mark is working on the basis of having everything fit and ready should racing resume on 1st May. For the 2yo’s this is their main education period during their life and its business as usual for them too and Mark will be asking them a few more questions in the next month.