Fast Company ex Northern Affair colt
Purchased at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, this colt is by the Royal Ascot, winner producing FAST COMPANY, who sadly died in March 2020. His progeny include Jet Setting, the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner, four-time Chilean Group 1 winner and GI Arlington Million victor Robert Bruce, G2 Norfolk Stakes winner Baitha Alga, G2 Ridgewood Pearl Stakes winner Devonshire, G3 Ballyogan Stakes winner Penny Pepper and G3 John of Gaunt victor Safe Voyage.
From the family of MIESQUE and her son KINGMAMBO, this fabulously well-bred colt heads to Carluke, Scotland to Keith Dalgleish. Keith has been Scotland’s Champion trainer already in his relatively brief training career and he has a fabulous record too, when sending our horses south, to the likes of Ascot and Goodwood, where both CLEM FANDANGO and MISS BAR BEACH have both finished placed in Group company.
We purchased this horse for two main reasons, firstly that he’s a thoroughly nice individual who looks as tough as teak, from the attitude and presence he showed us at the Goffs UK sale in September, and secondly, because his dam has already produced very talented horses, including an 89 rated horse by Big Bad Bob, who wouldn’t be the greatest influence at stud, for either speed or ability, whereas Fast Company has already produced Royal Ascot winners and several top notch performers.
He passed the vet and stringent inspections with flying colours - something that is important for us with every yearling we have purchased.
This colt ought to be ready for either April or May 2021 and should progress as he’s stepped up from 5f to 6f and just possibly again, when stepped up to 7f, with his Giants Causeway “the iron horse” genes coming through. He’ll be a good horse for the Weatherby’s Super Sprint, from his relatively low weighting and he could be one for the Redcar 2yo Trophy that Keith won in 2018, assuming he makes the anticipated progress between now and then.
Every inch a typical ‘Donny 2yo’ type for 2021, we can’t wait to see him up the Carluke gallops, strutting his stuff.
View his walk video here:
Training Update (21st January): This colt has now moved to Keith's Belstane yard, from pre - training with Richie McGrath's in Middleham. As you can see from the video below he has done some good ground work with him! Keith will getting him doing daily 5f canters at around half speed through the rest of January, to build up strength and fitness and then they'll start going a little quicker into February. He has already developed a nice powerful back in preparation for the turf season. There's just ONE share remaining!