Year in, year out SHOWCASING churns out both winners and top class winners at that - Advertise and Quiet Reflection two well known ones. He's a fabulous sire who is becoming more and more popular so we were delighted to secure this colt's services for Mark Johnston to train. Read about his sire here: https://www.whitsburymanorstud.co.uk/showcasemain.html
Mark has done really well for us since we sent him our first 2yo in 2017; Ventura Knight, who won 7 races for us and the Group 3 and Listed winner Marie's Diamond.
Our colt has the perfect blend of pedigree (his sire and dam are already proven in producing Listed and Group performers) and physique; he's a lovely strong, yet athletic individual who moves beautifully when he walks. There's usually a correlation between how a horse moves in its slower paces and its faster paces; or at least we find that the case. Out of a Cadeaux Genereux mare, the cross is 4 winners from 4 runners and includes TASLEET (highest OR 116-a Group 2 winner and 2nd in a Group 1 three times.)
From a sale that has afforded us both Clem Fandango and Raymond Tusk from a small cohort of purchases, the Arqana August Yearling Sale offers fabulous individuals with very strong pedigrees and it's no surprise that both French Guineas winners in 2018 were purchased at the Deauville Sales complex. The complex has been a very happy hunting ground for many, not just ourselves.
Syndicate manager update: He strikes us as a horse who will progress into a very decent middle-distance handicapper in 2020. He’s taken time to come into his huge frame and a distance of ground will certainly see him to better advantage than the 7f and a mile that he’s been running over as a 2yo.