Purchased for 15,000gns at the July Sales from the famous Niarchos family, rated 75p by Timeform, we believe we’ve unearthed a talented future stayer. As his pedigree would suggest, distances of ground should be the making of Highlighter. By Australia, 'A World Champion 3YO by Galileo out of 7-time Gr.1 winner Ouija Board' Read about his sire, here: https://coolmore.com/farms/ireland/stallions/australia. (Note an update to the pedigree page.)
Watch his walk:
We are calling him 'Operation MOSTLY CLOUDY', as our association will hopefully be known with this horse. We’re aiming to emulate the 5 wins from 8 runs that Gemma and her team achieved with their vastly improving horse Mostly Cloudy! Fourth on his only run for the Niarchos family, we’re of the opinion that Highlighter needs to be stepped up in trip significantly, once we’ve earned a handicap mark.
The way he stayed on strongly up the straight, on debut, at Windsor gives him something to seriously build on for the future. It’s unlikely that he’s a Group horse, or the Niarchos family wouldn’t be moving him on via the sale, but you could envisage a fulsome career ahead of him in handicaps, up in trip.
Racing Update: Lightly raced and looks feasibly well handicapped and further steps up in trip, should help no end. Didn’t really enjoy the heavy ground at Doncaster last time, this son of Australia looks set for the winners’ enclosure, on better ground, very soon. TIMEFORM RATED: 75p. His entries/declarations, will show on this page.
Owners stable visit 25th March - nearside on the gallops: