Sunday Break ex Mururoa colt
Shares Available - 26.5%
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 @ £6,750 upfront and £659 per month from 1st March ‘18
15% share available @ £4,050 upfront and £425 per month from 1st March ‘18
10% share available @ £2,700 upfront and £289 per month from 1st March ‘18
5% share available @ £1,350 upfront and £155 per month from 1st March ‘18
2.5% share available @ £675 upfront and £87.50 per month from 1st March ‘18
STABLE VISIT-We will be holding an exclusive visit to Richard's yard on SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY. If you would like to come and view this colt, please email email@example.com. It is also possible to reserve a share now to avoid disappointment. This visit is always highly subscribed.
Just once or twice each sales' season you manage to purchase a horse for a figure that astounds you. Here is a candidate for this season's very best value for money purchase. We will attempt to briefly outline why we think this colt is such a great value purchase.
We have various filters at MPR when selecting yearlings i.e... Criteria that each horse has to pass. One of these is that more than one person has to independently really like a horse. To base a selection process on one person's opinion has to be folly. This colt was firstly presented to us by ace bloodstock agent Federico Barberini; he presents us with around 15-20 horses at most sales that he has selected as horses with excellent conformation and which will be very trainable. If a horse's physique with any conformation flaws means it will not withstand training, then there is little point in the horse being in training. From that list, we decide which horses we are particularly drawn to according to the other filters that we apply, notably whether we at MPR, with our 23 years’ experience of purchasing horses, share Federico's liking of the horse.
Here we have a horse who passed the Federico and MPR filters. We sent Richard Hannon a number of videos of a short list of horses too and his "pick/nap" of the short list "by some way" he said was this colt, lot 71. We decided to vet the horse which is obviously yet another filter the horse was fully able to pass.
So all was set fair to purchase the horse if possible. Without being overly specific about how well bought we think this colt was, if you take on board that our least expensive Richard Hannon yearling purchase this season is €15,000 and our most expensive is a lovely Le Havre filly out of a Sadlers Wells mare at €110,000, we would have envisaged this colt selling for a rough mid distance price between those two figures. Hopefully you can see how thrilled we were with his €9000 price tag.
We loved his physique and his temperament too. He's the sort of horse we have had huge success with at Richard Hannon's; Toormore, Esentepe, Ventura Storm, Kool Kompany, De Bruyne Horse to name but a few. Our colt's stamina index suggests he should start off at 6f around May time in 2018, debuting just before Royal Ascot. He is Chesham qualified and couldn't be more thrilled with him.
So why did he cost so little?
We can only believe it is because his sire Sunday Break has become unfashionable. Despite having 12 horses already in his career to be rated in excess of 100, Camacho seems to be being touted as a really progressive sire who is on the up and is becoming fashionable; Camacho has sired 11 horses rated in excess of 100 in a very similar time at Stud. Other "popular stallion" stats Society Rock 2 rated over 100 for example. Fashion is a big thing in racing, clearly!!!
This colt is also qualified for French owners premiums. France is well known for its lucrative system of Owners’ premiums on top of already generous prize-money. On the flat, a 2 or 3-year-old can earn an extra 64% on top of the race purse, so we would expect to be taking full advantage of this initiative.
Trainer update (13th Feb): Richard reports that he is very pleased with this Herridge (main yard) resident. He has a great temperament, is a good mover and looks really well in himself. He's doing really well at home, performing swinging canters every day. He carries a little weight which will soon come off in March when we start to go a little faster. Generally you are better off with a Richard Hannon 2yo which is strong and needs hard graft, rather than a light framed horse who struggles with the rigours of a 2yo regime.