Highlighter, by Australia
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Purchased for 15,000gns at the recent July Sales from the famous Niarchos family, rated 75p by Timeform, we believe we’ve unearthed a very 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 - he has now run once.)
Watch his walk:
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.
We’ll let him settle in for a week or two with his new trainer Gemma Tutty and let her come up with a plan, having assessed where precisely, he is. There ought to be plenty of improvement to come, as Timeform suggest (see the gallery.)
He could easily make up into a horse for those top staying handicaps, that carry so much prize money and he’s a thoroughly exciting and welcome addition to the MPR ranks.
Training Update (4th August): Gemma reports that he's settled in well since the sale. Gemma's normal MO after buying from the sales, is to give the horse a break from the big yard routine so she cantered him for a week just to let himself down from his full training regime and he'll have a quiet time during August. He'll go on the walker every day and then he'll start in Gemma's routine as we get to September. He looked like he needs further on his only start for George Scott and the plan would be to carry on with him over the winter on the All Weather. His race entries/declarations, will show on this page.