Purchased at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale, this colt is by ADAAY. The two-time 2yo winner, Sandy Lane and Hungerford Stakes winner, who has made a fabulous start to his career as a stallion, including Richard’s Shark One Two, the winner of over £130,000 during his 2yo career. Read more about his sire here: https://www.whitsburymanorstud.co.uk/adaaymain.html
There were only three horses who received a unanimous three tick rating from our Bloodstock team in the entire Guineas Breeze Ups Sale (this is a tick system we use to grade breezers, which starts at one, increasing in increments of a half, up to a maximum of three). This colt was one, we also purchased one of the others and the third made 135,000gns by an unproven stallion.
See his walk video here:
It’s our opinion that there probably wasn’t a nicer individual on site, in the entire sale than this beautiful colt. He stands there in front of you and he’s everything you could wish for in a horse that’s ready to run for you. He’s a good size, strong, compact, great limbs with a great walk and he looks tough and genuine too. He screams at you, “please find me a name, because I’m ready to run”. That’s pretty much what we intend to do. We wrote, for example, in our catalogue notes on viewing him after his breeze, “excellent model, good walk, strong, fit, ready to go, with scope for the future too.”
That’s just about the perfect fit for a resident of Richard Fahey’s Musley Bank. Richard is just about the top handler of Breeze Ups graduates having had, only recently, the likes of Umm Kulthum, Sands Of Mali, Summer Sands to name but 3, Group 1 performers.
Here is his breeze:
This colt’s Breeze time was in the top 10% of all times, but importantly, we noticed he hit the timing sensors, pretty much from a standing start. We’re confident, that off an even keel, he’d have been in the top 5% of the cohort, or just possibly, a tad higher still. It’s probably fair to say, that should he have trapped a little better, the 33,000gns that we’ve been able to secure him for, would certainly have been usurped.
We’re aware that this colt was on plenty of people’s lists and we’ve been very lucky to secure him for our Musley Bank team. Here's a 'behind the scenes' video from his consignors you may enjoy!
We can’t wait to see him on the track in the next few weeks and throughout the season ahead.
.....and here's a great way to watch 'from the saddle' on breeze up day, with Luke Morris riding our colt:
Training Update (20th May): He performed well in his first gallop on the grass, amongst experienced horses and Richard was very pleased with him. His new racing name is awaiting confirmation and then he is not far off being ready to debut!