This colt was purchased at Tattersalls Book 3 and is by the first season sire Gutaifan, who is off the mark for winners. As a racehorse, Gutaifan was the very definition of precocious. He won 4 of his 7 starts including the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes in record time and the Prix Robert Papin at Longchamp. His progeny look like they will be some of the first to make the track next year and it looks like he could be set for a successful first season. Read more about his sire here: http://yeomanstown.ie/site/stallions/gutaifan/
Galileo's Star is an early new mare having produced only 5 horses to date including this colt. All of her progeny of racing age have made the track; Ventura Star is the first colt she has produced. She is by the mighty Galileo out of a US mare from the family of the Champion Azamour. There are not many better sires of mares than the legend that is Galileo. On the track, Galileo's Star was placed in the listed Stan James Washington Singer Stakes at Newbury as a 2-year-old. She was then sold to the USA where she competed in both a Grade 1 and Grade 2, finishing 4th in both.
This colt has been very straightforward since arriving at David's yard and we are very pleased to have such a racy looking Gutaifan colt for such a reasonable price.
Trainer Update (8th August): David has done the piece of work with him and he is now at the stage where we can start to make entries for him. An entry doesn't mean that he will simply end up running in that race, David tends to make a few entries to try to find the right race for each horse. David has made an entry for him at Salisbury. He is a horse who David likes and he has been showing plenty of speed in his work, being a son of the leading first season sire Gutaifan!
EARLY CLOSING CLASS 2 RACE ENTRIES: He has been entered for the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes at Newmarket and the £300k Weatherbys Bank 2yo Stakes at Doncaster.