Our first visit to the SGA sales arena in San Siro, Italy, saw us come away with our favourite horse of the sale. The sale contains Italy's Premier Bloodstock and we very much hope that we have unearthed a golden nugget from this slightly less than fashionable sale, as we did with Tigre Du Terre and Boitron from the Osarus Sales in France last year and the year before.
He is a wonderful looking individual. He's a great size and has some real substance to him too and is as good a mover as you could wish to see. By the top class racehorse Raven's Pass, who won the Breeders' Cup Classic, as well as the QE II and the St James' Palace stakes, he's putting Group 1 genes into his progeny. Read more about him here: https://www.darleyeurope.com/stallions/our-stallions/ravens-pass.
Our dam, by the speed influence Oasis Dream, comes from a Group 1 family and is a half sister to the black type performer Orange Sun. She has already produced the Listed winning filly SUMMER DAYDREAM, who performed to 88 on debut as a 2yo for Keith Dalgleish having cost just €6,500 and followed up with a fantastic performance in the Group 3 Firth of Clyde at the Ayr Western meeting, going on to win the Listed 2 year old trophy.
Racing Update: He seems better on the AW just at the moment, although he is becoming seriously well handicapped on the turf, being off 75 now. We have the feeling that a return to 7f or even 6f may suit him well, on the turf, he’s been free running over a mile recently, and his pedigree suggests he could be more of a sprinter too. A huge, strapping sort who remains with untapped potential if we can just find the key to unlock it. Having said that, he’s a 3-time winner since November so his form is not too shabby, as it stands. Unlucky in running last time he ran at Kempton when there were no gaps there, precisely when he needed them. A regular runner, who will give his owners plenty of days at the races and being rated 84 on the AW, he could drop a nice prize on an artificial surface too e.g., £40,000 London Mile final at Kempton on 4th September, which we very much have one eye on. TIMEFORM RATED: a91
Putting in a career best Timeform racing of 95 on January 6th