We hope we’ve unearthed a bit of a bargain here for 35,000gnd. Still lightly raced and only 4yo, he races to Timeform ratings in excess of 90 (see the gallery) which entitles him to compete in races where the prize money to the winner are in excess of his purchase price. He’s a Saturday & Festival horse at the very least.
Marco Botti trained his brother to be a Group horse and having purchased him out of the John Gosden yard, he could easily excel further from Marco’s Prestige Place Stables, Newmarket. There’s a whiff of coming back in trip may just eke out improvement and a whiff of he may be better on the AW, but because he’s lightly raced and still open to improvement, you couldn’t be certain of his specific requirements. There are plenty of new avenues to explore.
By the super sire KODIAC. He’s a sire sensation; having ascended to greatness amongst the stallion ranks in recent times. His progeny include Group 1-winning fillies Campanelle, Fairyland and Tiggy Wiggy along with triple Group 1 winner Best Solution and crack sprinter Hello Youmzain. Read Kodiac's full profile here: https://www.tallyhostud.com/kodiac.
Watch his profile video here:
He missed a year in 2021, due to a fracture which needed a screw putting in, which remains there now. We have any number of horses who race with such procedures, even over jumps, so that is of little concern (it’s a slight concern, of course, though). He has form in the 90’s subsequently and has been in training with John Gosden all his life. Given he’s not a Group horse at the moment, he’s one that Derby winning Saeed Suhail and Mr Gosden have decided to move on.
He has now been gelded, which should give room for further improvement. We know he goes on the AW, so there should be plenty of fun to be had with him, in very decent handicaps and hopefully beyond, over the next year or two.
The Racing League looks a good opportunity - the prize money on offer for these races is lucrative. All year-round action, we’d imagine.
Training Update (August 19th): Marco is very happy with him - he is now in fast work at home. He is planning to run him in the valuable Racing League series, over 7 furlongs. His race entries/declarations will show on this page.