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: At big, long striding individual, he was always going to improve significantly from 2yo to 3yo. We think he’s very well handicapped and could easily run up a sequence this spring/summer. He is French bred, and has a slow burn pedigree, so the world is his oyster. David O'Meara has taken a share in him so all Myklachi's owners are now in the company of a very good judge!