Purchased at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, this colt is by Dream Ahead. Read about his sire here: http://www.harasdegrandcamp.com/etalons/indexdreamahead.html.
From the time when we purchased (for just 30,000 gns), our former son of the sire, DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT, we've kept a very close eye on Dream Ahead as a stallion. He was a multiple Group 1 winning sprinter as a racehorse and his offspring have carried on where he left off, competing in and winning Group races around Europe on a regular basis.
So when Ross Doyle, of Peter and Ross Doyle bloodstock, advised us that he had found the "nicest looking horse in the sale" this son of Dream Ahead, we very much sat up and took notice! We needed little convincing that he should be an attempted purchase the following day, when he was due through as lot 272 at the Tattersalls Ireland Sale.
We've had a lot of luck at this sale in the past, most notably Viren's Army, Great Page and from the 2017 sale, Marie's Diamond, no less. All three were listed and Group winners between them for MPR. Fairyhouse is just a sale that seems to work for us, we think they offer the sort of horses we like, and possibly just as importantly, horses that our trainers get on well with.
Syndicate manager update (April 2020): Showed an excellent level of form on debut to finish second, after looking all over the winner at the distance. Looks a potentially high-class handicap sprinter over the coming seasons. Correctly placed, he should win his very next race and kick on from there.
Here's an update on him from Richard: