Due Diligence ex Empress Livia colt

Trainer: Adrian Nicholls Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Colt
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We’ve been looking to buy a sharp and racy 2yo for 2023 for up-and-coming northern trainer Adrian Nicholls to train, and we thought that this sale was the perfect venue.

We’ve had a lot of success at this sale, paying £28,000 for the Norfolk Stakes runner up Ventura Rebel and this year's Group 3 and Super Sprint winner Eddie’s Boy, for instance.

What particularly fits with this horse and this sale are the £100,000 and £150,000 ‘Sales races’, held at Newmarket, that graduates of this sale qualify for next summer and with a 21,000gns spend, this compact, strong, yet good moving colt could be perfect of the Weatherbys Super Sprint that Eddie’s Boy won at Newbury too.

He looks like he ought to be able to debut at Thirsk, Redcar or Beverley sometime in April before possibly heading off to places like York, potentially.

Watch him walk, here:

By the Whitsbury Manor Stud stallion, DUE DILIGENCE., we loved him at the sale. Underbidders included Tom Clover and Grant Tuer, two very shrewd judges and two very good trainers of 2yo’s. We were clearly in good company in the auction ring and let’s hope our horse is among very good company on the track. Fingers crossed.

The same MPR buying team, who bought last year's yearlings have done a great job, with 18 pieces of 2yo black type earned this season and no doubt they have struck gold with this one too!

Adrian has done so well this year with his string:

Training update (December): "He has been ridden away for the past couple of weeks and is growing in confidence daily. He is an active colt who enjoys his work and is currently hacking up the AWT daily along with spending time in the arena and walking through the stalls." See the videos of him during these stages, below and a video of our group of youngsters cantering with him, in the gallery.

Video update (1st December):

Video update (23rd October):


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2, Appleyard Drive
Barton-on-Humber
North Lincolnshire
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