You could make a ready case for suggesting this fabulous colt is just about as well-bred a horse as we have ever purchased as a yearling. Sir Mark, so adept at purchasing and training top class racehorses, most recently Marsha, bought this fabulous colt at Ireland's premier sale; Goffs in September. The pedigree oozes, not just black type and Group performers but champions amidst the Group 1 winners moreover. He hails from the fabulous Kirsten Rausing main family, that of Albanova, Alborada and Alouette. The grand dam of this colt is the champion race filly Albanova who is a full sister to the champion filly in Ireland of 1998 Alborada; both horses were trained by Sir Mark from his Heath House Stables at the foot of Warren Hill. In fact, there are a total of 13 Group and listed winning horses in this colt's pedigree that were trained by Sir Mark himself. He knows this outstanding family, fabulously well.
Furthermore, he is by the virtually peerless stallion OASIS DREAM, the sire of Pretty Pollyanna, Muhaarar, Ertijaal, Midday, Arcano, Prohibit, Gale Force Ten, Showcasing, Polydream and Power to name but a few. The genes from our dam, who is by the Champion sire Galileo, lest we forget, combined with the Green Desert genes of Oasis Dream really suggest we could be looking at here, a horse of the highest order. Read about his sire here: https://www.juddmonte.com/stallions/oasisdream/default.aspx.
He is the 3rd progeny from the 2yo winning, listed performing mare Albamara, trained by Sir Mark for her 3 years of racing. Sir Mark trains the second progeny of Albamara, called All Points West and Sir Mark is very familiar with the first progeny from the mare too, Elhafei trained by John Gosden; Sir Mark saw him most days in his work around Newmarket and reports the horse as, unwilling to settle and far too free in his work to ever make a racehorse. It is with a very open eye, that we can firmly believe the possibility of our colt doing well once he hits the track in 2019 and beyond.
He hails from a champions family and is fortunate enough to be by a champion sire and with his stunning looks, he has a lot in his favour!
Syndicate manager update (April 2020): A fabulously well-bred individual by Oasis Dream from a Kirsten Rausing family. He’s been prepped throughout his 2yo career in 2019, with this season in mind. Starts life of a very very sensible mark and as soon as racing resumes, he ought to be ready to strike, hopefully at least once; there’s just a chance he could run up a sequence à la Timoshenko, who did just that for us and Sir Mark in 2019!