In recent memory, the two most taking Royal Ascot, Coventry Stakes winners were undoubtedly Canford Cliffs and War Command. Both were imperious on their day and both went on to be future Group 1 winners at 7f and beyond. War Command, trained by Aidan O'Brien, hails from the multiple stallion producing Ballydoyle contingent and we see no reason why this fantastic son of the champion sire, in War Front, shouldn't make up into a tip top stallion. Beechwood Jude is from War Command's first crop. He's bred in the purple so we see no reason what War Command can't take rank amongst other Ballydoyle stallions of latter years such as Galileo and Sadler’s Wells. See his stallion page here: http://coolmore.com/stallions/war-command/
He hails from a fantastic female bloodline including the multiple Group race performers Ponte Tresa, Porlezza, Pontenuovo and Pornichet. He has substance, style, elegance and just as importantly, athleticism and fantastic movement. We saw almost 500 horses in the Arqana August yearling Sale and he was one of only 5 yearlings we really wanted to bring home, back to the UK. It's particularly high praise indeed that a horse and a pedigree in its infancy should impress us this significantly.
He is also 'French race premiums' qualified. France is well known for its lucrative system of Owners’ premiums on top of already generous prize-money. Read more here: https://www.frbc.fr/owners-premiums/
Training Update: Two wins this year over 1m 4f, he is a very talented stayer, who loves to bowl along in front, on soft ground. Ran in the November Handicap last time, but probably isn’t up to that grade on the Flat. Still thoroughly unexposed over hurdles, he could still be a serious prospect for very decent handicaps in that sphere. TIMEFORM RATED: FLAT 91 and HURDLE 96