Buckman Tavern

Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay/Brown Colt
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Race entries

  • Saturday
    1 Jun
    4:30 PM
    Buckman Tavern Epsom - The Investec Derby 2019 Flat
    (Group 1)
    Early Closing
    Jockey TBA

There is almost certainly no finer trainer out there than the great Sir Mark Prescott, the current custodian of Heath House Stables, Newmarket. We have forged a fantastic relationship in recent years with the Baronet and the flagship horse of our relationship has been FLYMETOTHESTARS, a 4 time winner, who finished 3rd in the 2017 Northumberland Plate and 2nd in the Betfred Ebor, beaten just a head.

We asked Sir Mark and his trusted team, including bloodstock agent Jeremy Brummitt, to source us another Flymetothestars, i.e. a horse who has top class potential in the middle distance to staying department. We very much hope that in this fantastic son of the German Derby Gp1 and Prix Ganay Gp1 winning young sire PASTORIUS, we have the next Sir Mark superstar.

He's out of a Hawk Wing (Lockinge winner) mare from a top class French and German staying, Group winning family. His 2nd dam Be My Lady has produced Bathyron, a winner from three to four from 1m1f to 1m7f, including at Group 2 and Group 3 level and was 2nd in the Group 1 Prix Du Cadran. It's saying a lot but if you were to suggest that in 4 years' time, this horse is the winner of the Ascot Gold Cup, you could perfectly believe it! Under Sir Mark's tutelage, we can rest assured that every ounce of ability that our colt possesses will be eked out and capitalised upon. The sky really could be the limit for this stunning colt.

Sir Mark is fantastic at realising assets too i.e. The resale angle of owning a horse with Sir Mark is second to none. By this, we are suggesting that once a Sir Mark horse has fulfilled its Flat potential, any horse retains a significantly high residual value, often amongst the National Hunt training fraternity. We have two very strong measures of success with this Pastorius colt; achievement and resale return.

He qualifies for the BBAG Sales Races in 2018/2019 (see the details in the attached photo above) and how exciting that Sir Mark has entered him for the most prestigious race in the World, The Epsom Derby 2019. We're sure you will agree that this represents a fantastic feather in our colts cap and it really offers something to dream about! 

He has the stamp of a really high class individual. We saw him work up Warren Hill in a bunch of four 2yo's and we have to say, although we are possibly biased, he went up there with aplomb and looked far and away the most competent of his group-see the video above. The further he went on the gallop, the better he went, moving ahead of his peers. He has such a fantastic stride on him, you could just see him powering up the Epsom Hill from Tattenham corner home, come June 2019!

Given he is bred to improve month on month, it is sensational to hear Sir Mark informing us how well he is coping with his work. Most of the nascent 3yo types at Heath House are on holiday right now, strengthening up; it's how Sir Mark operates i.e. To send horses away if they're at all backward. Hence, it's a real feather in Buckman Tavern's cap that he is coping with full training at this stage of his career. He will continue to be brought along with a 7f debut from July onwards in mind and he threatens to be a thoroughly progressive horse both this year and next. 

Latest Trainer Report (15th June): Buckman Tavern continues ahead of schedule for a horse with his pedigree. These are usually the horses you are best to side with; they generally turn out well above average. The sky really is the limit for this 2019 Epsom Derby entrant. Sir Mark reports that he showing a super, willing attitude in his work and he has worked upsides again and did it really well. He is keen to educate him, increase his fitness, yet also keen to keep condition on him. This can be difficult with a horse bred to need time, but it's a case of so far so good. 



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Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD


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