Style Vendome ex Perle Noire colt
Shares Available - 77.5%
Prices include: Purchase price, Sale House and agents commission, 'Plus 10' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 28 Feb 2018:
25% share available @ £10,000 upfront and £639 per month from 1st March ‘18
15% share available @ £6,000 upfront and £409 per month from 1st March ‘18
10% share available @ £4,000 upfront and £279 per month from 1st March ‘18
5% share available @ £2,000 upfront and £145 per month from 1st March ‘18
2.5% share available @ £1,000 upfront and £80 per month from 1st March ‘18
STABLE VISIT: We will be seeing this colt at David's stables on the morning of Saturday 3rd February. If you would like to attend, please see the 'event' details to the right for details and how to book your place.
On occasions, when we are looking at yearlings, they remind us of yearlings/horses past. This fabulous Style Vendome 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 as even moves like him. Let's hope he is as talented as him, for he was rated over 100 for almost all the time we owned him and he was fancied for the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot as a 2yo having won by 6 lengths at Windsor in the May, on his previous start. Later that year as a 2yo, having won his 2nd race of the year at Chester, he finished 3rd in the £250,000 Redcar listed 2yo Trophy. If this Style Vendome colt could emulate his doppelgänger, we'd be delighted.
Style Vendome is a very young sire, he has had only one 2yo crop to date, and despite Dabirsim receiving most of the plaudits early on in the summer (Dabirsim is a fellow French based, first season sire), Style Vendome is actually the leading French based First Season Sire with 11 winners 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. 11 winners (as at 19/10/17) is a fantastic first season haul from Style Vendome given the size of his 2yo cohort. He looks like he's going places.
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. Ironically, in the 6.5f listed race he ran against our horse ANNUNCIATION who finished in 7th placing behind Style Vendome.
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 KINGS 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."
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 and we think he is a very exciting 2yo for 2018. If he can emulate either his sire of his sire's contemporary Annunciation, we'd be delighted.
Trainer Update (20th Dec): David reports that this Colt has settled in very nicely and is cantering away on the gallops. Please see a video above of him on the gallops this morning (he’s the 2nd horse in the string), plus a new photo of him has been added. As you can see he has plenty of size and scope about him and looks to be one to look forward to in the summer.