His sire, Dawn Approach was a superb winner of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, having been Champion 2yo, the year before. He went on to compete in the Derby, but failed to settle, before bouncing back to form to become the Champion 3yo miler of his generation. Read more about his sire here: https://www.darleyeurope.com/stallions/our-stallions/dawn-approach
He’s made a fabulous start to his time at stud and in the shape of his sturdy, yet athletic son, here, out of a mare who has already produced a 107 rated horse.
We envisage his optimum distance, to be 1m 2f in time and given his fabulous presence and physique, he could easily make up into a high-class, dual-purpose prospect, beyond his 3yo season. His pedigree goes back to Green Desert, Galileo and Park Appeal no less, so we have a really blue-blooded individual, on our hands.
Marco reports him to possess a bombproof temperament, with a fantastic stride and presence, which will stand him in good stead.
Marco did very well with our horses last year, giving us 6 winners from 4 horses and a 54% win and place strike rate so we are very excited about what 2022 holds!
Racing Update: Has always been highly regarded by Marco and his team. He’s been touted as 100 horse by his trainer. It very much looked that way at Wolves, last Spring when he sauntered home by 9 lengths. He suffered a very serious pelvic injury at Newmarket (an issue that was probably hindering him too at Leicester, the time before, with the benefit of hindsight). He’s been off ever since but looks a million dollars again now. Working fabulously again, we’ll see him next as soon as the Flat season arrives. The 100 rated horse is in there, we just need to evidence it out, for the World to see. TIMEFORM RATED: 92
Here he is at home: