Purchased from the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale, he is by EXCELEBRATION and is the half-brother to Listed winner and Gr.2-placed TIME SHANAKILL
By the sire of three time Group 1 winner BARNEY ROY, out of a mare who has already produced the Listed and 10-time winner TIME SHANAKILL (Lord Shanakill) and Listed 2nd Va Tutto Bene (Hallowed Crown) hopefully he can have a career reminiscent of our Mark Johnston trained, Group 1 placed, Group 3 and Listed winner Marie’s Diamond.
See his walk video in the gallery.
Racing Update: Hugely talented 2yo and was one of the best early sprinters in 2022. Has been fraught with hiccups ever since really. We had some lofty Saturday/Big handicap plans for him in the Spring, only for him to go wrong again. Over his issues now (God willing) he remains very talented indeed and hopefully we can make up for lost time over the Winter on the AW. There’s a big engine in there, but the wheels need to remain firmly on for us take advantage. TIMEFORM RATED: 90.
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/horse_racing_replays/317819-betway-ebf-novice-stakes-4
See the official photos here: https://www.grossick.co.uk/p/80532khg/C385148328/x1-gatekeeper and see some more photos, in the gallery.