Myklachi, by Style Vendome
Shares Available - 47.5%
Prices include: Purchase price, Sale House and agents commission, 'Plus 10' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 30 Apr 2018:
25% share available @ £10,500 upfront and £639 per month from 1st May '18
15% share available @ £6,400 upfront and £409 per month from 1st May '18
10% share available @ £4,300 upfront and £279 per month from 1st May '18
5% share available @ £2,200 upfront and £145 per month from 1st May '18
2.5% share available @ £1,100 upfront and £80 per month from 1st May '18
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, but with 14 winners (as of 31/01/18) 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 is a fantastic first season haul given the size of his 2yo cohort.
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 KING'S 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 (9th April): We have added a new photo of him taken today. David reports that he’s fine at home and describes him as a good looking nice type who has lovely movement and is a colt with plenty of size and scope. He’s been upsides and has taken everything well so far. His pedigree suggests that we should be starting him off over 7f, so it’s now a case of keeping him ticking over until the 7 furlong races start for 2yo’s and then he can start galloping him.
It was nice to see David have a winner at Musselburgh, with his first 2yo runner of the season so it looks like he’s got his 2yo’s in good order!
Pedigree update 9th April: Style Vendome is currently the leading 2nd crop Sire in France by winners and today one of his 3 yr olds' gained black type in the Group 3 at Deauville.