Silvestre De Sousa
It is little surprise that this colt was accepted to "the sale for 2yo winners" namely the Goffs U.K. Premier Yearling sale (formerly Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale). It's where we've purchased horses such as Toormore, Kool Kompany, Lily's Angel, Sandiva and De Bruyne Horse.
We were honoured to have been shadowed by The Racing Post during the three days of the sale. Tom, our bloodstock manager picked this colt out as "the one he is most excited about." Read the article here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/goffs-uk/we-re-sticking-to-our-principles-and-only-buying-when-we-think-there-s-value/344238
The tough, hardy and very classy GUTAIFAN was one of our picks of the first season sires. He was very quick and very precocious as well as a multiple 2yo Group winner over Sprint distances. It looks like, from his youngsters, that he has imparted speedy looks and precocious genes. Read more about him here: http://yeomanstown.ie/site/stallions/gutaifan/
His £50,000 purchase price is very much the proven region for Goffs UK's very best progeny; ADVERTISE £60,000, CANFORD CLIFFS £50,000 are great examples from this sale. This colt very much reminds us of our Mark Johnston trained MARIE'S DIAMOND, both physically and genetically, so where better to send him than the Middleham maestro!
He is 'Plus 10 Bonus' registered.
Syndicate manager update (April 2020): He looked amazing when we saw him at our recent Mark Johnston owners stable visit; he’s thrived over the Winter and we’ve tickled with his wind too. We think 7f ish and fast ground are precisely what he needs. Given Mark’s ability to train thoroughly progressive 3yo’s, this lightly raced fellow, looks destined for a fantastic 2020 Flat season. He seems to love the All Weather too, so a continuation, or extension of the Flat season into the Winter season could prove right up his street.
Here he is having a May gallop (white cap):