INTELLO, a son of the mighty Galileo, has already sired the classic placed and Group 1 winner INTELLOGENT, 5 Group 3 winners as well as 8 Listed winners. He is a thoroughly talented sire and has provided MPR with numerous winners, from a small number of horses: Lexington Empire, who was the winner of four races and was then sold for 80,000gns, having being purchased rather inexpensively as a yearling for 20,000gns, followed by our hugely promising Conditions Stakes winner Mensen Ernst. Read more about his sire here: http://www.lequesnay.com/pid23/etalon-17/intello#production
To be able to be part of Intello's journey and now the fabulously bred Carpentier, is quite a privilege for us at MPR. The mare of our colt is non to shabby either, she's already produced the five time winning and 100 Timeform rated Heliostatic filly ELLA DIVA, now the dam herself of a winner from her first runner.
There’s probably no finer trainer in the land, of a young, staying prospect, than Sir Mark Prescott. Whether you’ve a top-class stayer or a horse who needs handicapping before he or she can win, Sir Mark will have earmarked a plan that culminates in a success story. Take our fabulous 6 times, consecutively winning Timoshenko for instance, having taken, the £50,000 Class 2 Unibet Goodwood Handicap over 2m4f in 2019. Purchased as a yearling for 40,000gns, Timoshenko afforded his merry throng of owners, a journey of a lifetime, in the care of Sir Mark.
Sir Mark’s career is glittered with such success stories and with the fabulous genes that the sire and dam here bring to the table, we can go into battle, believing we have a horse who could achieve at any level conceivable. Obviously, under Sir Mark’s tutelage, we will ascertain at which level we will start, determined of course, by what level Sir Mark believes he can achieve in the end. It’s a fantastic game of cat and mouse, that Sir Mark purveys with the handicapper, and we all know who usually comes out on top; or the results from the Heath House contingent, usually lead us in a suggested direction.
Sir Mark is very adroit at letting owners know when is the day to support your horse in the betting ring, and those days when it could just prove fruitless, so to do and he is very good at giving us weekly updates on our horses.
He's a smashing individual, he's got some size about him, but not too much. He possesses a lovely balance to his movement and he carries himself well and in a super, fluent manner. A half-brother to a Listed winner, in traditional Sir Mark 'Timoshenko' style, we look forward to a very productive 3 and 4yo career with this fellow over a trip.
He is 'French Owner Premiums' qualified.
His racing name CARPENTIER, is after Georges Carpentier; a French boxer, actor and World War I pilot.
Training Update: A typical Sir Mark Prescott, ‘project’. He’s bred to come into his own over middle distances (has only raced at up to 7f and a mile, to date.) He loves soft ground and will be out early in the season, just as soon as the turf gets going. He’s the sort of individual who could run up a sequence, depending on how much he improves/has in the locker. He should have a very decent residual value at the end of the season too, or we could keep him as a 4yo for 2022, or we could send him hurdling, on soft ground, over the NH Winter season 2021/2022. A very exciting and thoroughly unexposed individual.
Here he is on Warren Hill, in front: