Naas - The Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes
Purchased at the GOFFS PREMIER YEARLING SALE, this colt is by MAYSON. Read more about his sire here: http://www.cheveleypark.co.uk/stallion/mayson/.
He is 'PLUS 10 BONUS' qualified. Read more here: https://www.plus10bonus.com/
For some little time now, we’ve felt that Mayson is a rather undervalued sire. The winner of the Group 1 July Cup as a racehorse, he’s made a super start to his stallion career with notable performers Global Applause, Laugh A Minute and True Mason. Day in day out, he churns out winner after winner. He was originally pigeonholed as a soft ground sire, given his Group 1 win was on heavy, but he’s far more versatile than that; his progeny go on any ground. He’s definitely punching above his weight for a sire who stands at Cheveley Park for just £6000. The future of his career, looks rosy.
Our Mayson colt, hails from the immediate family of the Clipper logistics mare Red Balloons and also from a real 2yo family in Violette (Rockfell Stakes), Silca’s Gift (Albany placed) and Virginia Hall (Prix du Calvados placed). The third dam, On Tiptoes, won the Queen Mary no less and in anyone’s search for a real 2yo runner, you really couldn’t tick any more boxes than with this colt’s pedigree. Furthermore, year in, year out, Keith Dalgleish provides us with 2yo Royal Ascot runners, including our Queen Mary 3rd (behind Lady Aurelia) CLEM FANDANGO, and there’s every reason to believe that this sharp looking, good moving colt will become the next on the list in 2020.
Being Plus 10 qualified, he could easily return almost all of his purchase price in one fell swoop, if taking any regulation Class 4 race, next Spring. He looks a real runner, sharp and early and a sound looking, no nonsense acquisition.
Please view his profile videos in the gallery
His dam was a 5 furlongs 2yo and his dam’s half sister, Red Balloons, was also a speedy 2yo, so there’s plenty of precocity in the family.