We purchased this colt from the famous Arqana Sale which has produced top class performers such as Mektaal, Suedois, Brametot, Wings Of Eagles and Robin Of Navan to name but a few. He qualifies for French premiums.
On occasions, when we are looking at yearlings, they remind us of yearlings/horses past. This colt reminds us of a horse we owned a few years ago called ANNUNCIATION. Although a darker colour, this colt physically resembles Annunciation very very closely. He's shaped like him, stands like him and even moves like him.
Style Vendome is a very young sire, he has had only one 2yo crop to date, but has just had his first Group 1 winner on Arc day, when Lily's Candle won the Prix Marcel Boussac, this from a crop that would represent considerably fewer than half the number of foals that a typical Irish or U.K. based stallion would cover is fantastic given the size of his 2yo cohort.
It shouldn't be a surprise really, he was a very fast and precocious 2yo who just happened to stay a mile as a 3yo to win the French 2000 Guineas. Most of his 2yo life was spent running and winning at Sprint distances. He even debuted as a 3yo in a French listed race over 6.5f (1300m) which he duly won comfortably before going on to Guineas glory.
This colt's dam descends from a family of 21 black type (Group performing) horses no less, that's more Group performers than in any other of our 2017 yearling cohort's pedigrees. Our dam won 2 races herself and is by a stallion, in KING'S BEST (he won the 2000 Guineas for Sir Michael Stoute and Kieran Fallon), who we have noticed, is starting to perform exceptionally well as broodmare sire. He was impeccably bred, so it should be no surprise really. We are confident that both sire and dam will bring plenty to the fore in the shape of this lovely 2yo looking type. We asked ace bloodstock agent Federico Barberini to target a 2yo for us in presenting us with a shortlist for the Arqana Sale. This colt looks just the ticket and as the saying goes, "if you don't buy a ticket, you don't win the raffle."
Syndicate manager update: Too weak to take all three runs we threw at him as a 2yo, David feels that he needs to strengthen up over the winter. We’ll geld him and give him the winter break and then bring him back for the start of the turf season. He's much better judged on his debut when he ran a blinder into 4th place; he looked like he was going to win for a moment in the race. Now that he's qualified for handicaps, he could well come back in 2019 and run up a sequence, Timoshenko, style. We’ll step him up in trip next season, where we’re sure we’ll see him to good effect. He showed on debut that he’s got ability and so we’ll see the best of him next season. David O'Meara has recently taken a share in him so all Myklachi's owners are now in the company of a very good judge.